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The Sun and Stars

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Prepare yourself for the trip of a lifetime as we blast off and explore the wonders of the cosmos. These travel guides wi11 give you the essential facts on the places you visit, what not to miss, and what hazards to look out for.

At the center of our solar system lies a burning ball of gas we call the Sun. Find out how it burns and discover the other stars that make up our galaxy. Explore the glowing clouds where stars are born and visit some ...

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Overview

Prepare yourself for the trip of a lifetime as we blast off and explore the wonders of the cosmos. These travel guides wi11 give you the essential facts on the places you visit, what not to miss, and what hazards to look out for.

At the center of our solar system lies a burning ball of gas we call the Sun. Find out how it burns and discover the other stars that make up our galaxy. Explore the glowing clouds where stars are born and visit some of the more bizarre objects in space.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4–6—Presented as tour guides ("You'll need strong sun block for your trip to Mercury and Venus"), these titles deliver basic background information with inset boxes of special "Not to Miss" sights or destinations, such as Jupiter's rings and Saturn's Great White Spot in Outer Planets and three pulsars in Sun and Stars. The writing is simple and engaging, and because several photos and illustrations, blocks of text of varying sizes, boxed highlights, and captions are fit onto each page with no sense of crowding, every "voyage" has a relaxed air that makes the information presented all that much easier to absorb. Back matter includes short multiple-choice quizzes.The Bottom LineIn overall quality, the two standouts are Mitchell Lane's "Randy's Corner: I Spy Up in the Sky" for fledgling readers, and, at the next level, Lerner's "Searchlight Books: What's Amazing About Space?" titles. Marshall Cavendish's "Sky Watching" and Weigl's "Looking at the Sky" are too problematic to recommend, but the rest are acceptable for replacing worn copies or for filling holes in subject collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599206660
  • Publisher: Black Rabbit Books
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Space Travel Guides Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Twinkle, Twinkle 4

The Sun 6

Flares and Spots 8

The Sun's Structure 10

The Birth of a Star 12

Young Stars 14

Red Giants 16

Planetary Nebulae 18

Strange Stars 20

Supernovae 22

Neutron Stars and Black Holes 24

Our Galaxy 26

Other Galaxies 28

Glossary 30

Resources 31

Index 32

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