A new title in the Oxford First Books series, this beautiful book takes young children on a dazzling journey around the planets, the stars and beyond. It also covers just how far we have come in exploring space, in rockets and probes, and even asks the irresistible question - is there anybody else out there? * Stunning photography * Extensive coverage of the sun, planets, stars, space travel and much more * International appeal * Simple activities encouraging children to explore astronomy for themselves Andrew Langley is a prolific and expert author of children's books on many subjects.
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Andrew Langley is a highly successful and widely experienced author of children's reference.From School Library Journal:
Gr 3-5-This superficial import falls below this veteran author's usual standards. Langley intersperses a rehash of basic information about stars, planets, and space exploration with simplistic claims ("Without the Sun's energy, nothing on Earth could live"); lazy generalizations (Saturn has "a series of at least seven sparkling rings"); and such poorly written lines as, "The Lunar Module landed cautiously on the Moon" or "For moving about in space, astronauts use something called a Manned Maneuvering Unit." Large, flashy pictures, most of which are enhanced-color space photos, display similar signs of carelessness. In a schematic view of the solar system, for instance, Pluto's orbit wrongly remains outside Neptune's for its entire path; and mentions of the Orion Nebula and the star Betelgeuse in the text refer to a much earlier illustration in which neither is labeled. There are no leads to sources of further information, whether on paper or online. Peter Bond's DK Guide to Space (DK, 1999) and Alan Dyer's Space (Reader's Digest, 1999) cover the same territory, both with greater attention to accuracy and more respect for the intended audience.-John Peters, New York Public Library
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. . Very Good condition with no significant faults. Clearly used but very few minor defects. Will look good on your book case after reading but may not be suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002346153