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Title:
Space
Author:
Dyer, A. (Alan)
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Publication Information:
Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest Children's Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 35 cm.
Summary:
Examines the nature of outer space, our solar system, and our universe, including descriptions of the sun, moon, and planets, as well as constellations, nebulas and black holes.
General Note:
"A Weldon Owen production"--P. [2].

Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IG 940 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.9 6 Quiz: 25395 Guided reading level: X.
ISBN:
9781575842912

9781575842998
Format :
Book

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With state-of-the-art illustrations that reveal the anatomy of a supernova, provide a glimpse of the inner workings of a comet, and probe the surface terrain of Mars, "Space" is a young explorer's guide to every aspect of the universe.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-This eye-catching, oversized volume is packed with colorful photos and illustrations. Each of the three main sections-"Exploring Space," "Our Solar System," and "Our Universe"-begins with a spread that describes its contents, asks questions (accompanied by pictures), and provides a "go to" reference for each chapter within the section. This is a good way to generate interest in what lies ahead. There are a total of 25 double-page topic treatments, and each one has numerous sidebars. For example, "Inside Story" gives anecdotes or profiles of real-life space heroes; "Word Builders" spotlights important terms, their meanings, and their origins; "That's Amazing!" introduces facts, records, and figures; "Pathfinder" directs readers from one subject to another; and "Hands On" offers interactive experiments, projects, and activities. Every page is chock-full of material, but the effect is not overwhelming. The text is lively, authoritative, and up-to-date. Youngsters will enjoy browsing the many fascinating facts and larger-than-life illustrations. Even Disney's Pluto makes an appearance next to his namesake.-Linda Wadleigh, Oconee County Middle School, Watkinsville, GA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

In the Beginning
Our Place in Spacep. 8
It Started with a Big Bangp. 10
Objects in Space
Inside the Solar Systemp. 12
Comparing the Planetsp. 14
Snowballs in Spacep. 16
Stars and Nebulasp. 18
A Universe of Galaxiesp. 20
Into the Unknown
Constellationsp. 22
Gazing into Spacep. 24
Exploring Spacep. 26
Venturing into Spacep. 28
The International Space Stationp. 30
Braving the Void: Spacesuitp. 32
The Solar System
Engine of the System: The Sunp. 36
The Closest In: Mercuryp. 38
The Evening Star: Venusp. 39
Earth and Its Moonp. 40
Mars the Red Planetp. 42
A Giant of Gas: Jupiterp. 44
Lord of the Rings: Saturnp. 46
The Sideways Planet: Uranusp. 48
The Smallest Giant: Neptunep. 49
Pluto and Beyondp. 50
Stars and Galaxies
Pillars of Creation: Eagle Nebulap. 52
Our Galaxy the Milky Wayp. 54
Anatomy of Supernova 1987Ap. 56
Into a Black Hole: Cygnus X-1p. 58
Our Amazing Universep. 60
Glossaryp. 62
Indexp. 64