Cover image for Mercury
Title:
Mercury
Author:
Rau, Dana Meachen, 1971-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn. : Compass Point Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
Summary:
Describes the size, characteristics, and composition of the planet Mercury.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.9 0.5 56850.
ISBN:
9780756502003
Format :
Book

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Describes the size, characteristics, and composition of the planet Mercury.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-3-Presenting specific information in simple language and large, bright photos or art, these outstanding starter volumes provide sturdy bases upon which to build a lifelong interest in matters extraterrestrial. Rau opens each one with a history of the planet's Earth-based observation; discusses in turn its orbit, structure, moons (if any), and space missions past and future; then closes with a fact summary, a bulleted set of additional notes, and generous lists, mostly annotated, of recent books, Web sites, and places to write or visit. The pictures are, with a few exceptions, enhanced-color composite photos, sometimes with superimposed labels or diagram lines, always with captions that reinforce points made in the main text. The level of detail is nicely calibrated to inform and fascinate readers without overwhelming them. For instance, the author names and profiles Jupiter's four "Galilean" moons but only mentions the fact that there are at least 12 others. Free of hyperbole and vague generalizations, these titles belong on any budding astronomer's reading list, between Joanna Cole's The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System (Scholastic, 1990) and Seymour Simon's titles on the individual planets (Morrow).-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

Looking at Mercury from Earthp. 4
Looking at the Way Mercury Movesp. 8
Looking Through Mercuryp. 11
Looking at Mercury's Surfacep. 16
Looking at Mercury from Spacep. 21
Looking to the Futurep. 24
The Solar Systemp. 26
Glossaryp. 28
A Mercury Flybyp. 28
Did You Know?p. 29
Want to Know More?p. 30
Indexp. 32

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