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The Scholastic encyclopedia of space
Mitton, Jacqueline.
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Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Reference, [1999?]

Physical Description:
80 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 30 cm
Discusses the many aspects of space, including the origin and nature of the universe, space travel, the solar system, and methods of observing the night sky.
General Note:
Includes index.

"A Marshall edition"--T.p. verso.
Reading Level:
IG 1070 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.8 7 Quiz: 32054 Guided reading level: NR.
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Home Location
Clearfield Library QB46 .P625 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Eden Library QB46 .P625 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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This beautiful book takes children on a trip through space to learn many fascinating astronomy lessons. Learning aids include Fact Files and clearly designed charts, and an interactive section points out all the objects that can be seen without a telescope from your own backyard!

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3 Up-A vibrant text and a superb array of stunning visuals provide armchair astronomers with an overview of the celestial wonders of our universe and the methods by which our knowledge of space is gathered. The straightforward, accessible narrative accurately covers numerous relevant and timely topics such as the Big Bang Theory and the genesis of the universe, the awe-inspiring variety of galaxies and stars, the planets in our solar system, and comets, eclipses, and meteors. The authors also describe the many types of instruments utilized to study the heavens. A discussion of the milestones of space travel completes this ambitious presentation. Topics are covered on colorful but overcrowded double-page spreads that include high-quality black-and-white and full-color photos, well-researched "Fact File" charts, boxed inserts, and detailed diagrams. The brevity of coverage of the individual subjects, however, makes this title most appropriate for circulating collections. A user-friendly glossary and thorough index are appended. Roy Gallant's National Geographic Picture Atlas of Our Universe (National Geographic, 1994) is more comprehensive.-Hillary Jan Donitz-Goldstein, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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