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Jupiter: El sistema solar
     

Jupiter: El sistema solar

by Isaac Asimov, Patricia D'Andrea (Translator), Carlos Porras (Translator), Richard Hantula
 

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An up-to-the-minute examination of our Solar System's largest planet -- Jupiter. Topics include Jupiter's rings, fierce winds, swirling storms, enormous Great Red Spot, sixteen moons, and shepherd satellite, plus the Galileo mission to Jupiter.

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An up-to-the-minute examination of our Solar System's largest planet -- Jupiter. Topics include Jupiter's rings, fierce winds, swirling storms, enormous Great Red Spot, sixteen moons, and shepherd satellite, plus the Galileo mission to Jupiter.

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Children's Literature
Generally, the books from "Isaac Asimov's 21st Century Library of the Universe" series are soundly written with plenty of clear scientific explanations and interesting facts, but they are not terribly exciting. Each book reads like the next, as they all progress through the history of scientific discoveries leading to what we know about the particularly celestial body today. But this volume escapes the rigid formatting and repetitive writing of the series and shines in its impressive content. For example, the book begins with Galileo's sketches of Jupiter and its moons and then shows what Jupiter looks like from Earth. It even includes a marvelous collection of photographs that show the movement of the planet's moons on different nights. Showing readers beautiful pictures of Jupiter's surface is a marvelous way to engage them and make the planet more accessible. This is certainly one of the better volumes from the series, probably because scientists know more about Jupiter than the more distant planets. Although the book is a collection of wonderful facts, it is not a coherent view of how to understand the night sky. 2004 (orig. 1988), Gareth Stevens Publishing, Ages 6 to 10.
—Veronica Betancourt

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836838541
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Series:
Isaac Asimov's Biblioteca del Universo del Siglo XXI
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.92(w) x 10.26(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Isaac Asimov began his Foundation series at the age of 21, not realizing that it would one day be considered a cornerstone of science fiction. During his legendary career, Asimov penned over 400 books on subjects ranging from science to Shakespeare to history, though he was most loved for his award-winning science fiction sagas. Asimov entertained and educated readers of all ages for close to five decades, until he died, at the age of 72, in April 1992.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 20, 1920
Date of Death:
April 6, 1992
Place of Birth:
Petrovichi, Russia
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Education:
Columbia University, B.S. in chemistry, 1939; M.A. in chemistry, 1941; Ph.D. in biochemistry, 1948

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