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Venus

Venus

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Spectacular full-color photographs introduce Earth's "sister planet," from its scorching deserts and clouds of sulfuric acid to the crushing pressure of its atmosphere. From Kirkus Reviews: "In the same large, square format as Simon's books on other planets, a clear, concise text draws on the latest findings and the best of recent color photos. Venus has her

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Spectacular full-color photographs introduce Earth's "sister planet," from its scorching deserts and clouds of sulfuric acid to the crushing pressure of its atmosphere. From Kirkus Reviews: "In the same large, square format as Simon's books on other planets, a clear, concise text draws on the latest findings and the best of recent color photos. Venus has her special charms--the hottest planet in the solar system, covered with clouds of sulphuric acid, with bizarre surface details--all emerging from photos and radar maps taken from earlier Russian expeditions and NASA's Magellan spacecraft, which is still orbiting Venus. Our sister planet? Not even human siblings exhibit such diversity, and why this is so is an intriguing puzzle.” Newly updated (2012).

Editorial Reviews

Asimov's Science Fiction
...[C]oncisely delivers up-to-the-minute information...
Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
Beautiful. Inspiring. Instructive. All of the books in Seymour Simon's series of up-close looks at celestial bodies could be so described. This voyage to Venus is no exception. Black pages with white print alternate with more traditionally printed pages and full color drawings and photographs to produce a book that's the next best thing to a field trip. The text is easy to read without being limited in the information it presents. There is historical information as well as current photographs from satellite probes. There is no table of contents or index, but the brevity of the text will allow most information seekers to easily find what they are looking for and most armchair travelers to more than enjoy the ride. 1998 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936503209
Publisher:
StarWalk Kids Media
Publication date:
02/14/2014
Sold by:
Seymour Science
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,065,485
File size:
19 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Seymour Simon, whom the New York Times called "the dean of the [children's science] field," is the author of more than 250 highly acclaimed science books, more than seventy-five of which have been named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association. He has introduced tens of millions of children to a staggering array of subjects, and his Collins photo-essay series is co-branded with the Smithsonian Institution, giving them a special seal of approval from a leading authority on science and education. 

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