Is There Life in Outer Space? (Let's Read-And-Find-Out Science)

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Are there furry creatures on the moon? Or Martians who ride spaceships to Earth? Today we know Martians don't exist, but we also know that plants and animals may live far beyond our solar system. Franklyn M. Branley's fascinating text and Edward Miller's zany illustrations tap into kids' curiosity to give a dazzling tour of life out among the stars. Updated with new photos of Mars and a "Find Out More" page full of hands-on activities.

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Franklyn M. Branley was the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the author of close to 150 popular books about scientific topics for young readers of all ages. He was Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum of Natural History-Hayden Planetarium.

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PLB 0-06-028145-6 paper 0-06-445192-5 Is There Life In Outer Space? (40pp.; $15.95; PLB $15.89; paper $4.95; Sept.; 0-06-028146-4; PLB 0-06-028145-6; paper 0-06-445192-5): Colorful, fanciful, outlandish artwork from Miller are the attention-getters here, for Branley's 1984 text makes no claims on space exploration in the 90s. Branley begins his examination of the search for extraterrestrials with two examples of fabrication: the wishful sightings of Moon folk, and Orson Welles's ``War of the Worlds'' hoax. Welles admitted to his big joke, and both manned and unmanned space probes have set the records straight on the moon and planetary life. The author must foster the possibility that distant galaxies, outside our ken but not our lively imagination, may support life: ``Who knows?'' The recent spate of books on the universe and other aspects of the vast Out There only make this onedespite Miller's zany computer- generated scenes and full-color photographsseem feeble. (Picture book. 3-6) -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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