What About... the Universe? by Brian Williams, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
What About... the Universe?

What About... the Universe?

by Brian Williams
     
 

This superbly illustrated Question & Answer Book answers more than 70 questions to help you understand key subject areas.

Discover when the Universe began, how the Earth was formed, why astronauts float in space, plus many more exciting facts.

Test your friends and impress them with your knowledge using the challenging quiz pages, and learn exciting new facts

Overview

This superbly illustrated Question & Answer Book answers more than 70 questions to help you understand key subject areas.

Discover when the Universe began, how the Earth was formed, why astronauts float in space, plus many more exciting facts.

Test your friends and impress them with your knowledge using the challenging quiz pages, and learn exciting new facts in the easy-torusefact panels.

Accurate illustrations and photographs create a visual factfinder packed with essential information on the forces and theories that shape our Universe.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—Done in a Q&A format, each book devotes a two-page chapter to each of 14 subject areas. The answers to the five questions posed on each spread provide a good overview. Science & Technology looks at matter, chemicals and compounds, energy, magnetism, sound, and transportation technology. The Universe discusses the Big Bang, space missions, the Sun, and the Solar System. The unnumbered questions are set against different colored bars, breaking up the dense text into manageable segments. Bottom portions of the page feature facts, background information, short chronologies, and profiles of notable people. Illustrations range from color photographs to computer-generated graphics to pen-and-ink drawings. The numerous, detailed illustrations are at least two inches or larger, and their captions greatly enhance the quality of the information. A short quiz with answers appears at the end of each book. With excellent texts, illustrations, and organization, these titles will appeal to students and browsers. John Farndon's Science (Mason Crest, 2002) offers numerous illustrations and more than 100 questions and answers that are much shorter and more informal than those in the "What About…" titles.—June Shimonishi, Torrance Public Library, CA
Children's Literature - Joella Peterson
In this title from the "What About�" series, Williams introduces readers to the universe. The information is divided into several categories: the big bang, stars, constellations, galaxies, far away objects, space missions, searching the sky, the sun, earth in space, the moon, solar system, the inner planets, the outer planets, and rocks in space. The bulk of the information is presented in a question/answer format. Questions such as "who first looked into space through a telescope?" are asked then a paragraph explaining about Galileo Galilei and his telescope answers the question. Most questions and answers are also accompanied by a corresponding color illustration which will not only help readers focus visually but also have captions that provide another sentence or two about their subject. Each page also has a large side bar that contains facts such as key dates, amazing facts, lists of the zodiac signs, and other pertinent information. Even though this does not contain in-depth information on each subject introduced, readers will like looking at each page and deciding what they will read. This is not a book that is meant to be read cover to cover. Instead readers will pick and choose what to read based on what interests them—similar to a DK informational book. There is also a detailed quiz and index included. Reviewer: Joella Peterson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422215661
Publisher:
Mason Crest
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Series:
What About... Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.95(w) x 11.96(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
11 - 13 Years

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