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The astonishing story of mankind's desire to break free from the Earth. Follow dramatic, political power struggles, German scientists switching allegiance and what happened to early rockets transporting fruit flies into space. Peter Ackroyd brilliantly brings to life the space race - it's history, but not as you know it!
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Voyages Through Time is Peter Ackroyd's first work for children. He has been the literary editor of The Spectator, chief book review for the Times as well as writing several highly acclaimed biographies including "T.S. Eliot: A Life" and "London: the Biography".From School Library Journal:
Grade 7 Up-Ackroyd traces the history of life on Earth from the big bang to the emergence of Homo sapiens. Chapters are divided to reflect major eons, eras, periods, and epochs within this vast time span. While the author does not shy away from technical terms, the story of evolution is simply and beautifully laid out. The engaging text reflects the most recent research on prehistoric life-many species of dinosaur are depicted with feathers, and illustrations alternate between the traditional camouflage coloring historically thought to characterize dinosaur appearance and the brighter coloration now believed to have been part of mating rituals and other displays. Discussions involving speculation are clearly noted, and Ackroyd often offers alternate theories after stating the most accepted scientific belief. Informative sidebars and captions are succinct yet expand upon a point in the main text. Eye-catching, relevant illustrations bring the prehistoric world to life. Reference pages with extensive time lines follow the body of the book. An excellent glossary and index are included. Unfortunately, the author includes no source notes or a bibliography. Most material on this topic is geared to a younger or academic audience, so this title is still worthy of purchase.
Courtney Lewis, Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School, Kingston, PA
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Book Description Dorling Kindersley Publishers, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111405306939
Book Description Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1405306939
Book Description Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1405306939