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Stars and Galaxies
     

Stars and Galaxies

by Isabel Thomas
 

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What are stars and galaxies, and could we ever visit them? Taking the form of an imaginary trip, this book explores the science and history of stars and galaxies, looking at recent studies and possibilities for the future.

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What are stars and galaxies, and could we ever visit them? Taking the form of an imaginary trip, this book explores the science and history of stars and galaxies, looking at recent studies and possibilities for the future.

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School Library Journal
Gr 3–6—This series takes readers on an imaginary trip through the universe. Nicely paced conversational texts deliver full descriptions about "What's Out There?" and instructions for how to prepare for the journey, including how to train and what to bring. The history of previous exploratory ventures is detailed, and information about what space scientists hope to discover in the future is covered. Sidebars providing interesting facts and profiles are sprinkled liberally throughout, and clear photographs and illustrations enhance every page. Interviews with a variety of astronauts, scientists, etc. are also included. Each book concludes with a map of the solar system, a "Fact File" page, a "Find Out More" section, and other back matter. These volumes truly capture the excitement and adventure of space travel and will attract both browsers and report writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410945730
Publisher:
Raintree Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Series:
Astronaut Travel Guides
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
960L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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Meet the Author

Isabel Thomas studied Human Sciences at Oxford University before working in the wonderful world of children's publishing. She has written dozens of books for children and teenagers, and is a trained literacy tutor. Isabel lives in Cambridge, UK, with her husband and three rambunctious sons.

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