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Title:
The sun and other stars : [with fun facts, quizzes, and zoom-in boxes]
Author:
Farndon, John, 1960-
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Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Copper Beech Books, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Summary:
"This book is full of amazing illustrations and information about the sun and other stars."
General Note:
Subtitle from cover.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9780761324126
Format :
Book

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Summary

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An introduction to the characteristics of our sun as well as to the life cycle and various types of stars.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Bright colors, eye-filling mixes of graphic and photographic images, short blocks of large-type text, and side comments pumped up by "zoom in on-" and "Awesome facts" headers may be well calculated to get the attention of younger readers, but Farndon's uneven, ineptly written narratives won't hold it. In Space Exploration, which flits past a huge range of topics from telescopes to astronaut training to the International Space Station, the author explains over and over how multistage rockets work, but assumes his readers will already know the meanings of "inner planets," "galaxies," and other astronomical terms. He also refers confusingly to "radio rays" in describing what radiotelescopes do, and his prose sometimes reads like a clumsy translation. Sun and Other Stars is more focused, but the author again seems unsure whether he's addressing total beginners in matters astronomical, or children who have already been exposed to the subject. Except for the incorrect assertion that "the equator is the closest point on the Earth to the Sun" (actually true only twice a year), he does get his facts straight, but the variable quality of the overall presentation places these behind relevant titles in the "SuperSmarts" series (Candlewick), Carole Stott's Space Exploration (DK, 2000), and similar introductions. The lack of any links to paper or electronic information sources is a further weakness.-John Peters, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 3
Stargazingp. 4
Our amazing Sunp. 6
The Sun in the skyp. 8
Switching the Sun offp. 10
Stars in the skyp. 12
Incredible starsp. 14
The brightest starsp. 16
The color of starsp. 18
How far to the stars?p. 20
The life of a starp. 22
Exploding superstarsp. 24
Pulsarsp. 26
Giant cloudsp. 28
Constellationsp. 30
Glossaryp. 31
Indexp. 32