Super Stars: The Biggest, Hottest, Brightest, and Most Explosive Stars in the Milky Way by David A. Aguilar, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Super Stars: The Biggest, Hottest, Brightest, and Most Explosive Stars in the Milky Way

Super Stars: The Biggest, Hottest, Brightest, and Most Explosive Stars in the Milky Way

by David Aguilar
     
 

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Everyone knows that those bright, white dots in the night sky are stars; but how many of us really know what stars are, how they are born, how their lives affect ours, and how they die. SuperStars! is a book to expand the knowledge and fire the imaginations of stargazers everywhere. Expert David Aguilar guides young readers through a galaxy of stars,

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Everyone knows that those bright, white dots in the night sky are stars; but how many of us really know what stars are, how they are born, how their lives affect ours, and how they die. SuperStars! is a book to expand the knowledge and fire the imaginations of stargazers everywhere. Expert David Aguilar guides young readers through a galaxy of stars, including the biggest, wariest, and most explosive, not to mention star daycares and "diamonds in the sky". SuperStars! is a title that will intrigue kids and bring all those mesmerizing little dots of light in the night sky to life..

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School Library Journal
Gr 5–7—Pairing dramatic space art with souped-up prose, Aguilar introduces more than a dozen types of stars and stellar phenomena, from Algol, the "winking demon star," and supernovae ("Boom! There goes the neighborhood") to black holes, brown dwarfs, and planetary nebulae, the "butterflies of the universe." Aside from the occasional alien or interstellar spacecraft set against glowing star fields, the information in both pictures and text sticks to the facts, accurately reflecting current knowledge without ever coming close to turning into a dry recitation of data. Four sky charts and a spread of assorted informative back matter give this unusually exuberant ticket to ride for young sky watchers and armchair space travelers a strong finish.—John Peters, New York Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426306020
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
02/23/2010
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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