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Title:
Jupiter
Author:
Landau, Elaine.
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Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
63 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Describes the characteristics of the planet Jupiter and its moons, as revealed by photographs sent back by unmanned spaceships.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.1 1.0 46785.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 9 3 Quiz: 19974 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780531203873

9780531164266
Format :
Book

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Space exploration is no longer new, but new discoveries are being made every day. This series explores those discoveries, revealing the latest scientific observations about our solar system, exploding myths using newfound data, chronicling the journeys of space pioneers, and detailing the methods scientists and astronomers use to map planets where no human has been before. As our knowledge of the universe expands with astronomical speed, Space provides a timely introduction to a popular intermediate-grade subject.


Summary

Describes the characteristics of the planet Jupiter and its moons, as revealed by photographs sent back by unmanned spaceships.


Author Notes

Elaine Landau Elaine Landau has received her Bachelor's in English and Journalism and her Master's in Library and Information Sciences. She has written over 185 books, most of them non-fiction children's books on subjects such as earth science, planets, the supernatural, dinosaurs, ancient civilizations, ecology and contemporary issues.

Landau's books have won the American Association for the Advancement of Science: "Science Books and Film" Best Children's Science Booklist, as well as The New York Public Library Books for the Teenage, the New Jersey Institute of Technology Award and VOYA's Nonfiction Honor List.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Elaine Landau Elaine Landau has received her Bachelor's in English and Journalism and her Master's in Library and Information Sciences. She has written over 185 books, most of them non-fiction children's books on subjects such as earth science, planets, the supernatural, dinosaurs, ancient civilizations, ecology and contemporary issues.

Landau's books have won the American Association for the Advancement of Science: "Science Books and Film" Best Children's Science Booklist, as well as The New York Public Library Books for the Teenage, the New Jersey Institute of Technology Award and VOYA's Nonfiction Honor List.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Featuring a new author and a colorful redesign, these volumes expertly update Larry Dane Brimners 1998 editions, and also add a title that looks past Pluto into the Kuiper Belt, the Oort Cloud, and the search for extrasolar planets. Each one matches a clearly reasoned, matter-of-fact text to plenty of small but sharply reproduced color photos and pages of new or restated facts, and rounded off with multimedia lists of audience-appropriate further resources. Despite minor bobbles (for instance, Landau assigns the space probe New Horizons different speeds in Pluto and Beyond Pluto), these remain the gold standard for post-picture-book nonfiction, and should be first purchases for any library that serves fledgling readers. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Featuring a new author and a colorful redesign, these volumes expertly update Larry Dane Brimners 1998 editions, and also add a title that looks past Pluto into the Kuiper Belt, the Oort Cloud, and the search for extrasolar planets. Each one matches a clearly reasoned, matter-of-fact text to plenty of small but sharply reproduced color photos and pages of new or restated facts, and rounded off with multimedia lists of audience-appropriate further resources. Despite minor bobbles (for instance, Landau assigns the space probe New Horizons different speeds in Pluto and Beyond Pluto), these remain the gold standard for post-picture-book nonfiction, and should be first purchases for any library that serves fledgling readers. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.


Table of Contents

1 A Trip to Jupiter: Which way would you point your spaceship?p. 7
2 Jupiter in the Solar System: What kind of moves does this planet have?p. 11
3 What's It Like on Jupiter?: Would Jupiter remind you of home?p. 19
How Big Is Jupiter?: And how teeny is Earth?p. 24
4 A Stormy Planet: Just how long can one storm last?p. 27
5 Rings and Many Moons: How is a planet like a whole solar systemp. 32
6 Missions to the King of the Planets: Has anything entered Jupiter's dangerous atmosphere?p. 39
True Statisticsp. 43
Resourcesp. 44
Important Wordsp. 46
Indexp. 47
About the Authorp. 48
1 A Trip to Jupiter: Which way would you point your spaceship?p. 7
2 Jupiter in the Solar System: What kind of moves does this planet have?p. 11
3 What's It Like on Jupiter?: Would Jupiter remind you of home?p. 19
How Big Is Jupiter?: And how teeny is Earth?p. 24
4 A Stormy Planet: Just how long can one storm last?p. 27
5 Rings and Many Moons: How is a planet like a whole solar systemp. 32
6 Missions to the King of the Planets: Has anything entered Jupiter's dangerous atmosphere?p. 39
True Statisticsp. 43
Resourcesp. 44
Important Wordsp. 46
Indexp. 47
About the Authorp. 48