The universe

by Silverstein, Alvin.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 520 SI3
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 520 SI3
 
 
Summary
From our vantage point on Earth, the stars and planets seem pretty quiet. But in fact, the universe is a vast and ever-changing expanse, filled with burning gases, giant dust storms, and enormous asteroids. As human technology has grown, so has our knowledge about the universe. from the work of Copernicus and Galileo to the search for life on other planets, human discoveries in space have come a long way. Well-known science authors Alvin and Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn take an in-depth look at the worlds beyond our own, exploring classes of stars, the characteristics of the eight planets in our solar system, and the many other celestial bodies that surround us in the universe. the authors also examine the history of the Space Race and discuss the past, present, and future of human space exploration.
Contents
Our vast universe
Our solar system
The planets
Starry skies
Exploring the universe
Our future in the universe.

Additional Information
Series Silverstein, Alvin. Science concepts.
Subjects Astronomy -- Juvenile literature.
Solar system -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Minneapolis :Twenty-First Century Books,2009
Edition Rev. ed.
Contributors Silverstein, Virginia B.
Nunn, Laura Silverstein.
Language English
Description 112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780761339373 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
076133937X (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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