Voyages Through Time: Escape From Earth

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Exploring the universe has always been a dream of humans and, especially for the last 50 years, a constant aim of science. From the early days of rocketry to the creative minds of science fiction writers, Escape from Earth covers the thrilling history of humans venturing into space.

Peter Ackroyd's Voyages Through Time is a series of highly illustrated nonfiction books that illuminate the world's defining eras of history-from our humble beginnings to the exploration of space. Written in a fresh, bold narrative, this series is sure to become a publishing classic.

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Peter Ackroyd is a highly acclaimed historian, biographer, poet, and novelist. He was born in London and studied at both Cambridge and Yale universities. His books include The Great Fire of London, The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde, T.S. Eliot: A Life, and London: The Biography.

This is his first series with DK and his first work for children.

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Grade 6 Up–This companion to The Beginning (DK, 2003) is a visual and factual delight. The author details man's exploration of space, both past and present, and speculates on future developments. In addition to a chronology of events, there are profiles of significant astronauts and scientists who have contributed to space and technology history. Exquisite full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations fill the pages, lending visual interest to the well-written text. A reference section gives detailed facts about space exploration, the Moon landings, spacecraft, and our planets and galaxy. The beautiful way in which the text and photos are merged pulls readers in. Even the cover looks nearly three-dimensional and is sure to attract attention. While the text is substantial and will serve the research needs of students, the book is interesting enough to entice even reluctant readers. The only disappointment is that no source notes, bibliography, or list for further reading is provided.–Linda Wadleigh, Oconee County Middle School, Watkinsville, GA
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Book Description East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Dk Pub, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. From School Library Journal: Grade 6 Up–This companion to The Beginning (DK, 2003) is a visual and factual delight. The author details man's exploration of space, both past and present, and speculates on future developments. In addition to a chronology of events, there are profiles of significant astronauts and scientists who have contributed to space and technology history. Exquisite full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations fill the pages, lending visual interest to the well-written text. A reference section gives detailed facts about space exploration, the Moon landings, spacecraft, and our planets and galaxy. The beautiful way in which the text and photos are merged pulls readers in. Even the cover looks nearly three-dimensional and is sure to attract attention. While the text is substantial and will serve the research needs of students, the book is interesting enough to entice even reluctant readers. The only disappointment is that no source notes, bibliography, or list for further reading is provided.–Linda Wadleigh, Oconee County Middle School, Watkinsville, GA Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. From Booklist: Gr. 7-10. From the Voyages through Time series, this large-format book presents the history of space travel and discusses its future. British writer Ackroyd offers both a sweeping vision of what has been achieved and a great deal of interesting detail about specific space missions. Although the book includes discussion of the dynamics of international politics at the beginning of space exploration that led to a leap forward in technology and exploration, the main emphasis is on the missions themselves. Beginning with Yuri Gagarin's orbit of earth, Ackroyd presents the space age with a fine balance of technology and humanity. The many colorful photos and diagrams illustrate the text with clarity, beauty, and occasional drama and humor. Back matter includes a glossary and a six-page Reference Section that uses charts and small print to pack in facts about missions, satellites, space stations, moon landings, spacecraft, and more. Carolyn Phelan Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved. Seller Inventory # ABE-1135466185

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