School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 4-8-These titles tell the fascinating history, development, and applications of three different types of satellites. Clear and topical photographs enliven the presentations. While packed with information, the texts are easy to read. Each one begins with an introduction that, while including material that has been covered in other books in the series, gives background information without simply restating the facts in the same way. In each book, a concluding chapter sums up the past and peeks into the future of the technology. Names and addresses of government agencies and private companies developing satellites and their Web sites are provided for students interested in doing additional research. These books will serve both for reports and for interesting nonfiction reading. They will also appeal to science-fiction aficionados since so much of the development of these satellites began in the minds of writers such as Arthur C. Clarke.-Linda Wadleigh, Oconee County Middle School, Watkinsville, GA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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