You're Aboard Spaceship Earth


The earth is like a spaceship in orbit—it has everything on board that we need to survive: water, food, and air with oxygen. Unlike a space shuttle, Earth is able to renew its resources. Read and find out why Earth is the greatest spaceship to be aboard!

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The earth is like a spaceship in orbit—it has everything on board that we need to survive: water, food, and air with oxygen. Unlike a space shuttle, Earth is able to renew its resources. Read and find out why Earth is the greatest spaceship to be aboard!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
Planet Earth is compared to a self-sufficient space vehicle in this latest entry in the "Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series." It's a comprehensive earth science manual with a convincing ecological message. Readers explore the water cycle, decomposition, interdependence, and the fact that Earth's natural resources while recyclable, are not replaceable. The message comes through loud and clear-thanks to clear text and graphics that explain without being simplistic. There's no index, but information out of context can be easily found thanks to text and illustrations that are easily scanned. Part of the "Let's-Read-&-Find Out-Science" series-Stage 2.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3In this addition to the popular series, life on our planet is compared with a manned shuttle mission that must take special care to insure the health and safety of its crew"Earth is our home in space. We are all aboard the same spaceship." Once that concept is established, youngsters learn interesting facts about the supplies needed to survivefood, air with oxygen, and water. Lauber is adept at writing for this audience, using simple vocabulary and straightforward sentences. She covers thoroughly the methods by which Earth's vital elements are replenished. Keller's bright and colorful drawings further explain complicated concepts such as the water cycle. A welcome title for young readers who are just beginning to understand the environment.Blair Christolon, Prince William Library, Manassas, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780780762374
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/1996
  • Series: Let'S-Read-And-Find-Out Science
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Lauber is the author of more than sixty-five books for young readers. Many of them are in the field of science, and their range reflects the diversity of her own interests-bats, dolphins, dogs, volcanoes, earthquakes, the ice ages, the Everglades, the planets, earthworms. Two of her books, SEEDS: POP STICK GLIDE and JOURNEY TO THE PLANETS, were nonfiction nominees for The American Book Awards. She was the 1983 winner of The Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award for her overall contribution to children's nonfiction literature.

As well as writing books, Ms. Lauber has been editor of Junior Scholastic, editor-in-chief of Science World, and chief editor, science and mathematics, of The New Book of Knowledge

A graduate of Wellesley College, she is married and lives in Connecticut. When not writing, she enjoys hiking, sailing, traveling, cooking, reading, and listening to music.

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