"This stunning photo essay [introduces] the planet Mars....Carefully written, informative text...conveys a sense of wonder and adventure regarding the continued exploration of our solar system."--Kirkus Reviews.
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Seymour Simon is the author of over one hundred science books for children. His many award-winning books include Icebergs and Glaciers, a New York Academy of Sciences Children's Book Award winner, as well as Storms, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Mountains, and many books about the solar system. Mr. Simon is the recipient of the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award for Nonfiction for the body of his work. He lives in Great Neck, New York.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 3 Continuing his series that includes Earth and The Moon (both Four Winds, 1984), Jupiter and Saturn (both Morrow, 1985), and The Sun and Stars (both Morrow, 1986), Simon turns his attention to one of the earliest explored planets, Mars, and the most recently visited, Uranus. The text in each provides basic statistics on its subject (e.g., size, orbit, rotation, moons, rings, atmosphere, surface, etc.) as well as information on the exploration to date of each planet. Once again, although the texts are serviceable, it is the full-color NASA photos that are the main attraction. Mars includes Viking lander photos from the planet's surface and aerial shots of dry river beds and Mars' moons. Uranus features Voyager fly-by photos of Uranus and its five major moons, which actually show more detail than is possible on photos of the cloud-shrouded planet itself. Both books are visually striking and enjoyable reading. Even though the bulk of the information and photos in each is available elsewhere (see Dinah L. Moche's Mars Watts, 1978; o.p. and the May 1986 issue of Science `86), both books are virtually essential purchases, Mars for one of the loveliest presentations of its topic and Uranus for its much-needed inclusion of the results of the Voyager fly-by. Jeffrey A. French, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library
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Book Description William Morrow & Co Library, 1987. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0688065856