ABCs from space : a discovered alphabet

by Voiland, Adam,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
Available (8)
Location Collection Call #
Brentwood Library Easy E Voiland ABC
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Easy
Call Number  E Voiland ABC
Community Library of Castle Shannon Picture Book PICTURE BOOK Voiland
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  PICTURE BOOK Voiland
Coraopolis Memorial Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 550 VOI
Location  Coraopolis Memorial Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 550 VOI
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Easy Alphabet Books J E VOILAND
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Easy Alphabet Books
Call Number  J E VOILAND
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea VOILAND Adam
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Ea VOILAND Adam
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 550 V87
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 550 V87
Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 550 VOI
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 550 VOI
Pleasant Hills Public Library Picture Book Juv Pict Voi ABC 123
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  Juv Pict Voi ABC 123
A Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine Best Book of 2017
A 2018 NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Titles

"Twenty or so years from now, we may point to this book as the launchpad for the careers of astrophysicists and astronauts." -- The New York Times

"Young children will find the alphabet in amazing places in ABCs from Space , an abecedary composed of distant landforms, cloud formations, and sinuous waterways." -- The Wall Street Journal

"This remarkable bird's-eye...view of the planet...lets readers see Earth--and the alphabet--in a new light." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Look up! Does that cloud look like an animal? Do the stars form a circle in the sky? But have you ever wondered what our world looks like from space? Discover the alphabet in an all-new way with this clever picture book filled with unaltered images of Earth from space.

In this ingenious alphabet book, scientist and writer Adam Voiland takes us on a journey of our planet from afar. And you might be very surprised at what you see. Could that river form an A? Could those clouds form a B? These awe-inspiring and unaltered images of Earth from above showcase the diversity and beauty of our amazing planet in a special and unique way.

From A to Z, ABCs from Space is a rare opportunity to see Earth like you could never have imagined. And as you go through the book, play a guessing game of where and what the letters might be and then find the answers in the detailed descriptions in the back of the book along with information about the science of space.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This remarkable bird's-eye (okay, satellite's-eye) view of the planet peers down at dramatic overhead images of lakes, clouds, rivers, fjords, and other phenomena, finding the letters of the alphabet hidden within them. Science writer Voiland smartly keeps the book wordless, allowing the satellite images to speak for themselves, but several closing pages let readers know exactly what they are looking at: the widening Congo River forms a Q around Bamu Island, cracks in Arctic sea ice create a spindly W, and a zigzagging band of snow in the U.S. closes out the book with a Z. The dramatic coloring of many of the images owes to false-color photography, explained in one of two FAQs (the other delves into geological science). In more ways than one, it's a book that lets readers see Earth-and the alphabet-in a new light. Ages 4-8. Agent: Farley Chase, Chase Literary. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects English language -- Alphabet -- Juvenile literature.
Alphabet -- Juvenile literature.
English language -- Alphabet.
Earth (Planet) -- Juvenile literature.
Earth (Planet)
Publisher New York :2017
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes "A Paula Wiseman book."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781481494281
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