Pluto: A Dwarf Planet (Early Bird Astronomy)

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Using clear, simple language, Early Bird Astronomy titles provide newly fluent readers with thorough explanations of the planets in our solar system, as well as an introduction to space exploration and basic astronomy concepts.

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Gregory L. Vogt is a Capstone Press author.

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Grade 3-4-Brief but meaty introductions to the outer planets, combining seldom-seen color photos with single-page "chapters" of text. Though sometimes oversimplified, the information is a lively mix of basic facts, nonstandard background material, and recent discoveries about each planet's rings, atmosphere, physical features, and selected moons. Special terms are defined in appended glossaries, and generally in context, too; sizes, revolution and rotation periods, and distances are given both in the narrative and in accompanying charts. Each volume closes with an easily reproduced science demonstration, plus two-to-four-item lists of books, addresses, and Web sites. Though the photos have a cramped, over-enlarged look-probably due to the books' small trim size-such shots as a radiophotograph of Jupiter showing its massive magnetic fields and Hubble Space Telescope views of Pluto before and after computer enhancement will grab the attention of young space enthusiasts. Consider these above-average titles as alternatives-or better yet, companions-to equivalent volumes of "True Book" series updates (Children's).
John Peters, New York
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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