Seeing red : the planet Mars

by Loewen, Nancy, 1964-

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Non Fiction J 523.43 L825
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Children Non Fiction
 
Call Number  J 523.43 L825
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J 523.43 LOEWE
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Juvenile
 
Call Number  J 523.43 LOEWE
 
 
Summary
Named for the god of war because of its blood-red color, Mars is the second-smallest planet in our solar system. Explore its cold canyons, ice caps, and more in this book about Mars.
Contents
The red planet
Small and cold
Spinning and circling
Four seasons
A familiar landscape
Dreaming of Mars
Seeing the truth
Martian moons
Still searching
Moon around Mars.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This large-format volume from the Amazing Science: Planets series spotlights Mars. Basic information appears in a few sentences of text on each broad, double-page spread, often with a boxed Fun Fact (more factual than actually fun), such as Mars orbits the sun in an oval-shaped path. Instead of the usual images from NASA, the book features simple illustrations that often have the look of cut-paper collage. In one scene of Earth's night sky, Mars is shown looking larger and more distinctly a planet than one would actually see without a telescope, and the planets tend to look a bit flat rather than spherical. However, the large, bold pictures lend themselves to sharing in a classroom setting. Capped with end matter that includes an activity, related books, and directions for accessing Web links, this is a serviceable choice for libraries seeking primary-grade materials on the subject. With the exception of the volume on dwarf planets, each book in the series focuses on a single planet in our solar system.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Amazing science. Planets (Picture Window Books (Firm))
Subjects Mars (Planet) -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Minneapolis, Minn. :Picture Window Books,2008
Other Titles Planet Mars
Contributors Yesh, Jeff, 1971-
Language English
Description 24 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 24) and index.
ISBN 9781404839533 (library binding)
1404839534 (library binding)
9781404839625 (paperback)
1404839623 (paperback)
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