Necia Apfel Voyager to the Planets

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Voyager to the Planets

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An account of the Voyager spacecraft, which visited Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, describes new observations of the planet's rings, surface textures, and weather conditions

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Allard is the author of several hilarious books for children. He currently lives in Oaxaca, Mexio.

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Grade 3-5 --This simply written account of the travels of Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 to the four giant planets of the solar system and their satellites joins a spate of recent books on the subject. NASA has released plenty of spectacular full-color photographs taken by the spacecraft, and Apfel has chosen some of the best of them. Saturn's rings seem to glow in close-up; the motley surface of Uranus's moon Miranda hints at a dramatic past; Saturn's Europa, smoother, proportionately, than a billiard ball, sails through space with quiet elegance. Browsers will be attracted by the bright pictures and spacious layout. The probes themselves are not described in great detail, but Apfel returns to them occasionally, praising NASA's engineers for solving a variety of inflight technical problems--Voyager 2 passed Neptune "hard of hearing, with a touch of arthritis and a slight loss of memory," but it should continue sending data for the next 20 years or so. Harris and Weissman's Great Voyager Adventure (Messner) or Solomon's Album of Voyager (Watts , both 1990) cover the missions more fully, but are aimed at older readers; this makes a fine introduction.
- John Peters, New York Public Library
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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