"Lauber offers readers . . . a new way to understand the earth. . . . The full-color graphics (most supplied by NASA) begin with the . . . view of Earth from the moon, then move on to pictures taken by astronauts orbiting the planet and remote sensing images relayed from satellites. . . . Well researched, clearly written, and beautifully made, this eye-opening book represents nonfiction at its best."--Booklist, starred review.
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Pat Lauber has lived in southwestern Connecticut almost all her life; her family moved there just a few years after her birth in 1924. Growing up, she loved to read and also to write her own stories. After graduating from Wellesley College, where she majored in English, she began working in publishing for Scholastic. It was at Scholastic that she was encouraged to write down stories about her dog Clarence, which eventually evolved into her first book Clarence the TV Dog. Since then she has written more than 100 books for children, mostly nonfiction and has continued freelance writing and editing for several publications. She currently resides in Connecticut.From School Library Journal:
In Journey to the Planets (Crown, 1982), Lauber made good use of striking black-and-white photographs as she explored and described the solar system. Now the camera has been turned on Earth, and she also explains how different that camera has become. Infrared and radar imaging are discussed as is the seemingly strange use of color in the pictures produced by these types of remote sensors. Lauber clearly describes the ways in which scientists can use the various types of pictures now available to them. Her thrust is ecological, emphasizing the photographic evidence of the damage to the planet (ozone holes, Brazilian forest fires, climatic changes in Africa, etc.); she is persuasive without being alarmist. The vivid photographs are well-reproduced, and each is referred to frequently in the lucid text. Some photos require a bit of studying to determine the described features, but that's just how scientists read them, too. Many terms are explained when they are first used in the text, as well as in the glossary. The bibliography includes only two titles for young readers (clearly indicated as such), but the adult works cited all include generous quantities of remote-sensing images for those who want to see more of these fascinating pictures. In all, an excellent and timely introduction to one of the newer areas of Earth/space technology. --Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA
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