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Book by Elaine Scott
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Elaine Scott, a veteran nonfiction writer, is often praised for making complicated scientific concepts accessible for young readers. She is the author of When Is a Planet Not a Planet? The Story of Pluto, among many other books. She lives in Houston, Texas.From AudioFile:
Elaine Scott's book does more than explain the demotion of Pluto to dwarf planet--it places the evolution of our understanding of the solar system on a historical time line. Pete Larkin's narration is accessible to young listeners. His pace is comfortable--not so fast that youngsters will get lost nor so slow that they'll disengage. The weakness of the production is the sci-fi-sounding musical interludes that introduce "Space Facts"--mini-biographies of scientific pioneers such as Ptolmey and Kepler. These occur often enough to significantly disrupt the flow of the material. The glossary explains the language of astronomers in terms that 7-12-year-old students can understand. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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