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Stone, Tanya Lee.
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Publication Information:
New York : Benchmark Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Describes the observation of Venus throughout history, spacecraft missions sent to explore the planet, and information learned about physical conditions there.
Early discovery of Venus -- Many missions -- Poisonous clouds and wild winds -- The Venusian terrain.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.1 1.0 63972.
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QB621 .S76 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Do you ever wonder what you are really seeing when you look at pictures transmitted from space? Do you marvel at today's discoveries? Can you imagine how we ever got this far? Blastoff! sets out to satisfy the curiosity of the budding astronomer in us all, planet by planet. Each volume begins with a fascinating history of the planet's discovery by ground-breaking scientists who worked without the advantages of today's technology. Readers then reap the benefits of that same technology by blasting off to explore in accessible detail each planet's surface, atmosphere and satellites. A discussion of future possibilities concludes each volume, suggesting that, while much has been discovered, there are plenty of mysteries yet to be unraveled.

Author Notes

Tanya Lee Stone studied English at Oberlin College and was an editor of children's nonfiction for many years. She also has a Masters Degree. She teaches writing at Champlain College. After many years as an editor. Tanya moved to Vermont and returned to writing. This award-winning author has written titles that include the young adult novel, A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl, Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald , picture books Elizabeth Leads the Way, Sandy's Circus, and Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? She has also written narrative nonfiction with her titles: Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream, and The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie. In 2014 her title, Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Early discovery of Venus
Many missions
Poisonous clouds and wild winds
The Venusian terrain