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Overview

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.

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

About 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.

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

Table of Contents

The Bright Planet Jupiter4
Seeing Jupiter6
A Closer Look8
The Great Red Spot10
Rings around the Planet12
The Moons of Jupiter14
Icy and Cratered Callisto16
The Solar System's Largest Moon--Ganymede18
Fire and Ice: Two Volcanic Worlds20
Probing the Planet Jupiter22
Galileo's Epic Voyage24
Smash Hits: A Comet Collides with Jupiter26
Fact File: Jupiter, the Largest Planet28
More Books about Jupiter30
CD-ROMs and DVDs30
Web Sites30
Places to Visit30
Glossary31
Index32

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