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Title:
All about space.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Inc, 1998.
Physical Description:
77 pages : color illustrations; 28 cm.
Summary:
Introduces space by explaining such terms as the universe, solar system, planets, meteors, space stations, and satellites.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780590104715

9780590104722
Format :
Book

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Introduces space by explaining such terms as the universe, solar system, planets, meteors, space stations, and satellites.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5Taking up an unusually wide range of topics for a book of this length and reading level, Becklake provides single-spread discussions of several aspects of space travel and exploration, as well as the sun and planets, stars, constellations, and telescopes. Crisp, color photos; simple, if mechanical-looking computer-generated art; and painted schematics appear throughout. Supplemented by systematic captions and labels for the illustrations, plus frequent boxed-out observations or asides, the simply phrased text is clear and matter-of-fact. The level of detail is such that readers do not get One small step, or even Neil Armstrongs name, and see just one of the two Martian moons, but the upcoming (or would that be upgoing?) International Space Station gets a mention, as does velcro and other space-program spin-offs. The lengthy glossary and detailed index will help young inquirers, as will frequent cross-references to related spreads both in this and the series five previous volumes (all Scholastic). This book is a quick scan, adequate for elementary reference needs, though marred by the absence of a bibliography or list of Web sites.John Peters, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.