Cover image for Life on other worlds
Title:
Life on other worlds
Author:
Spangenburg, Ray, 1939-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations (some color), charts ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1100 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.8 3.0 66814.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 8.8 6 Quiz: 32123 Guided reading level: U.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780531118955

9780531155660
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
QB54 .S69 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
QB54 .S69 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
QB54 .S69 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

This Series meets National Curriculum Standards for: Science: Earth and Space Science History and Nature of Science Science and Technology Science in Personal and Social Perspectives Social Studies: Global Connections Individual, Groups, & Institutions Science, Technology, & Scoiety Time, Continuity, & Change


Summary

This Series meets National Curriculum Standards for: Science: Earth and Space Science History and Nature of Science Science and Technology Science in Personal and Social Perspectives Social Studies: Global Connections Individual, Groups, & Institutions Science, Technology, & Scoiety Time, Continuity, & Change


Author Notes

Ray Spangenburg is an author who specializes in writing about science and technology. As a journalist he has covered NASA and related science activities for many years.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Ray Spangenburg is an author who specializes in writing about science and technology. As a journalist he has covered NASA and related science activities for many years.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9-Utilitarian series entries. Hubble describes the telescope and the space shuttle missions to repair and maintain it. The authors explain the scientific reasons for the telescope, its development, launch, and initial problems, and its contributions to astronomy. The book's strength is its account of the spacewalks of the astronauts assigned to work on the telescope. Illustrations are attractive and generally complement the text, but it's unfortunate that there aren't more taken by the Hubble. (Oddly the text refers to its most famous picture, but does not reproduce it.) Michael D. Cole's Hubble Space Telescope (Enslow, 1999) presents similar information. Other Worlds discusses theories of extraterrestrial life, calculations of its probability, and efforts to resolve the question of whether it exists elsewhere in the universe. It describes the origins of the solar system and misunderstandings such as the "canals" of Mars and the more recent "face on Mars" surface. Attempts to communicate with, or to intercept the communications of, distant intelligence are also explored. There is a passage on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life project (SETI), which includes a comparison with Contact, the recent motion picture based on Carl Sagan's book of the same title. Sharp, quality black-and-white and full-color photos illustrate the book. Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest's Is Anybody Out There? (DK, 1998) is flashier but similar in scope and level while David Jefferis's Alien Life Search (Crabtree, 1999) is a more sensationalistic treatment of the topic. While neither of these newer titles is extremely detailed, both are more than adequate introductions to their topics.-Jeffrey A. French, Euclid Public Library, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9-Utilitarian series entries. Hubble describes the telescope and the space shuttle missions to repair and maintain it. The authors explain the scientific reasons for the telescope, its development, launch, and initial problems, and its contributions to astronomy. The book's strength is its account of the spacewalks of the astronauts assigned to work on the telescope. Illustrations are attractive and generally complement the text, but it's unfortunate that there aren't more taken by the Hubble. (Oddly the text refers to its most famous picture, but does not reproduce it.) Michael D. Cole's Hubble Space Telescope (Enslow, 1999) presents similar information. Other Worlds discusses theories of extraterrestrial life, calculations of its probability, and efforts to resolve the question of whether it exists elsewhere in the universe. It describes the origins of the solar system and misunderstandings such as the "canals" of Mars and the more recent "face on Mars" surface. Attempts to communicate with, or to intercept the communications of, distant intelligence are also explored. There is a passage on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life project (SETI), which includes a comparison with Contact, the recent motion picture based on Carl Sagan's book of the same title. Sharp, quality black-and-white and full-color photos illustrate the book. Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest's Is Anybody Out There? (DK, 1998) is flashier but similar in scope and level while David Jefferis's Alien Life Search (Crabtree, 1999) is a more sensationalistic treatment of the topic. While neither of these newer titles is extremely detailed, both are more than adequate introductions to their topics.-Jeffrey A. French, Euclid Public Library, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.