The Telescope (Inventions That Shaped the World)

The Telescope (Inventions That Shaped the World)

by Tamra Orr
     
 

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The universe has always fascinated and amazed humankind. The development of the telescope has enabled us to view the universe more closely and unlock many of its mysteries. Through a discussion of history and science, The Telescope takes a look at the world before the invention of this instrument and describes how it has changed our world as well as our perception of… See more details below

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The universe has always fascinated and amazed humankind. The development of the telescope has enabled us to view the universe more closely and unlock many of its mysteries. Through a discussion of history and science, The Telescope takes a look at the world before the invention of this instrument and describes how it has changed our world as well as our perception of it. It also explores a time of new discoveries and applied experimental methods, and relates where we are today as a result of technology.

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Gr 4-8-Kummer covers the history of currency around the world, how money is made, and its prospective use in the future. Information about early barter systems and the role that currency plays in modern society are also included. Masters provides background on the Wright brothers and their work, early flying machines, and the future of aviation. Scientific principles of flight are outlined. Orr discusses the invention of the telescope, early models, and the future of exploring the universe. A chapter is dedicated to Galileo and his research. All three books have appropriate color and black-and-white photographs, reproductions, and/or diagrams on virtually every spread. These offerings are excellent resources for reports and should also appeal to readers wishing to extend their knowledge in the subject areas.-Christine E. Carr, Lester C. Noecker Elementary School, Roseland, NJ Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531123447
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Inventions That Shaped the World Series
Edition description:
Library Edition
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.08(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
1080L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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