Aspiring astronauts learn what goes on inside a spacecraft and see all of the parts pictured and clearly explained in a colorful, detailed book featuring cross-sectional illustrations and offering a unique answer to the question "How does it work?" Original.
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Grade 4-6?Intended for casual browsing, these slim volumes feature cutaway illustrations, haphazardly labeled and surrounded by brief comments or anecdotes. A dozen spacecraft float through Space, from a Mercury capsule to the Hubble telescope, including Voskhod 2 and an Ariane rocket; the Cars depicted are evenly split between racing models and classics like the Austin Mini and a '57 Cadillac. The illustrators attempt to add individuality to each scene with human figures?a female astronaut demonstrates the "Manned (!) Maneuvering Unit," for instance, and a wounded soldier lies in the jeep?but much of the fine detail has been simplified, and the paintings have a generic look. Snippets of historical information and performance data make up the text; labels use mostly Americans terms (but mufflers are called "exhaust silencers"). Adequate, if unspectacular, alternatives to the "Easy Read Fact Books" (Watts) and other lookalike series.?John Peters, New York Public Library
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In two additions to the Eyewitness 3-D series, readers once again place a mirror in the center of a double, mirrored image to get a three-dimensional effect. In 3-D Space, readers witness the Shuttle blastoff, a view of the earth from space, the sun's spots and the dramatic birth of a star. 3-D Dinosaurs invites readers to view a Dimetrodon emerging from behind a rock, an Apatosaurus by the water and Triceratops in the woods. Other information about flora and fauna from these ancient times, plus precursors to modern animals, such as ostrich's ancestor, Gallimimus, augment the 3-D viewing.
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Book Description DK CHILDREN, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1564586820
Book Description DK Children, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1564586820
Book Description DK Children, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111564586820