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Title:
Living in space
Author:
Bernards, Neal, 1963-
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Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
112 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Explores the pros and cons of humans' living and working in outer space.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780899080758
Format :
Book

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7-12-- These titles, like others in the series, are sure bets to appeal to reluctant readers. An attractive format and an abundant use of black-and-white photographs increase their user-friendliness. The quality of the photographs varies; those in Custer's Last Stand are generally better (surprising given their age) and more closely related to the text than Living in Space . Some good graphics are included in both volumes, and there is a pleasing use of subheads to break up and identify sections. While the lengthy margin notes on some pages distract from the narrative, they are usually related and appropriate. Custer's Last Stand does an excellent job of providing a sense of the historic arguments surrounding the battle at the Little Big Horn in 1876. In fact, in reviewing all the variables, possible reasons, and contradictory opinions related to this horrendous battle, readers may be occasionally confused. Mostly, however, they will be intrigued and informed. Living in Space may suffer from dating rather quickly; the bibliography shows only 1 1988 title and 6 1987 sources of the 20 listed. However, Bernards should be applauded for his inclusion of science fiction authors as respected sources of visionary ideas and designs. There is broad if shallow coverage of the history of space programs, probable problems of building in space, the actual costs, health risks, power sources, agriculture, landscape design, recreation, and transportation with pro and con views for each. --Rosie Peasley, Somerset School, Modesto, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.