Cover image for Venus
Title:
Venus
Author:
Miller, Ron, 1947-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Twenty-First Century Books 2002.
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 x 29 cm.
Summary:
Chronicles the discovery and explorations of the planet Venus and discusses its composition, its place in the solar system, and more.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780761323594
Format :
Book

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Summary

Although Venus was named for the Roman goddess of love and beauty, its beautiful clouds hide one of the most terrifying landscapes in the solar system. It is a place of sulfuric acid rain and temperatures that would melt tin and lead. This book explores the question: How did a planet so much like Earth turn out so very different--and could Earth ever become like Venus? Using the most up-to-date knowledge of space science and observational data, Ron Miller explores the evolution, composition, and landscape of Venus--with over 25 NASA photos and 30 striking illustrations.


Author Notes

Ron Miller has worked as a freelance writer and illustrator for more than 30 years. He has written short stories, nonfiction works, novels, and created a comic book. His illustrations have appeared in magazines such as Astronomy and Scientific American. He has also worked on motion pictures and created postage stamps.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-7-Miller illustrates two up-to-date planetary reports with a mix of NASA photos and big, amazingly realistic, digitally produced, color images. Jupiter, with its spectacular clouds, recently discovered rings, and array of unique moons, is the more picturesque of the two; as Miller himself notes, the surface of Venus "appears to be much the same over the whole planet," and most of the sere, rocky Venerian scenes bear that out. Still, the eye-catching art and the sober, systematic texts in both of these volumes, backed up by slender but current lists of books and Web sites, will please young planetologists seeking more detail than that provided by the basic introductions of Seymour Simon (Morrow) or Elaine Landau (Watts).-John Peters, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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