The Universe: The Latest Secrets Revealed in the Light of Recent Scientific Discoveries

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Covers the mysteries of the universe from the very latest technology, such as satellites and long-range research craft, to the many secrets that are yet to be uncovered.
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Overview

Covers the mysteries of the universe from the very latest technology, such as satellites and long-range research craft, to the many secrets that are yet to be uncovered.
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Children's Literature - Wendy Ricci
Dramatic black pages with eye-catching illustrations give fascinating facts about the many mysteries of the universe. Is there an undiscovered planet in our solar system? Will we ever discover other civilizations in space? What would happen if a person fell feet first into a blackhole? Sections are organized by topic with short, related articles designed to spark children's interest. The information is up-to-date and easy to understand. Index included.
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Gr 4-6Though these titles suggest that they grapple with the unanswered questions of outer space and ancient Egypt, what they actually include is known information, with a few ``what ifs'' thrown in for spice. Universe covers the history of how humans have viewed space, as well as facts on the moon, planets, galaxies, stars, and current and future space exploration. Pyramids traces ancient Egyptian culture (mummies, religion, hieroglyphs), its discoveries, and scanty information on other pyramids around the world. The books' layout favors browsing over research; paragraph-long captions annotate full-color illustrations and photographs, but rarely give in-depth information on one topic. Simplification and attempts to cover too much too briefly mar both books. Many other titles cover similar material equally well, or better. Try The Visual Dictionary of the Universe (DK, 1993) or James Putnam's Pyramid (Knopf, 1994) for better fact and photo coverage of the same topics.Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library
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  • ISBN-13: 9781562949396
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1995
  • Series: Mysteries of... Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 11.57 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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