The Universe

The Universe

by Alvin Silverstein


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The Universe by Alvin Silverstein, Virginia B. Silverstein, Laura Silverstein Nunn

From the work of Copernicus and Galileo to the search for life on other planets, human discoveries in space have come a long way. Well-known science authors Alvin and Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn take an in-depth look at the worlds beyond our own, exploring classes of stars, the characteristics of the eight planets in our solar system, and the many other celestial bodies that surround us in the universe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761339373
Publisher: Twentyfirst Century Books
Publication date: 02/01/2009
Series: Lerner Science Concepts Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

About the Author

Dr. Alvin Silverstein is a former Professor of Biology and Director of the Physician Assistant Program at the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York. Virginia B. Silverstein is a translator of Russian scientific literature. The Silversteins have produced more than two hundred published books that have received high acclaim from reviewers for their clear, timely, and authoritative coverage of science and health topics. Laura Silverstein Nunn, a graduate of Kean College, began helping with the research for her parents' books while she was in high school. Since joining the writing team, she has coauthored more than eighty books, including titles in the ENDANGERED IN AMERICA series, the SCIENCE CONCEPTS series, the SENSES AND SENSORS series, and the WHAT A PET! series. Laura lives with her husband Matt and their son Cory.

Table of Contents

1Our Vast Universe5
2Our Solar System11
3The Planets18
4Starry Skies32
5Exploring the Universe44
6Our Future in the Universe53
Further Information59
Internet Resources60

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