Cover image for Astronomy
Lippincott, Kristen, 1954-
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Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2000.
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 29 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Reading Level:
1110 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.6 1.0 11057.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.5 7 Quiz: 16360 Guided reading level: NR.


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QB46 .L744 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-10‘This title begins with two-page overviews of the history of astronomy, early instruments used in both astronomy and navigation, and astrology. Double-page spreads on optical and radio telescopes, observatories, spectroscopy, the solar system, the sun and moon, and each planet follow. The book concludes with a discussion of meteors and cosmology. The illustrations consist of small, full-color reproductions of paintings and full-color drawings and diagrams; all have captions that often contain more information than the introductory paragraph they surround. An excellent introduction to the topic.‘Margaret M. Hagel, Norfolk Public Library System, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

The study of the heavensp. 6
Ancient astronomyp. 8
Ordering the Universep. 10
The celestial spherep. 12
The uses of astronomyp. 14
Astrologyp. 16
The Copernican revolutionp. 18
Intellectual giantsp. 20
Optical principlesp. 22
The optical telescopep. 24
Observatoriesp. 26
The astronomerp. 28
Spectroscopyp. 30
The radio telescopep. 32
Venturing into spacep. 34
The Solar Systemp. 36
The Sunp. 38
The Moonp. 40
The Earthp. 42
Mercuryp. 44
Venusp. 46
Marsp. 48
Jupiterp. 50
Saturnp. 52
Uranusp. 54
Neptune and Plutop. 56
Travelers through spacep. 58
The birth and death of starsp. 60
Our galaxy and beyondp. 62
Indexp. 64