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Earth’s Journey Through Space
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791090507
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9050-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $30.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 11/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 500
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 80

Summary

Although the ground feels solid and immovable, in reality, all life on Earth is on the outside of an 8,000-mile-diameter "spaceship" that is twirling on its axis, speeding around the Sun, and sweeping around the galaxy. Earth's Journey Through Space explains how astronomers can tell that Earth is going through such gyrations and what dramatic effects those motions have on the planet. Highly visual and informative, this fresh new book also recounts how astronomers—beginning with the ancient Greeks—first discovered Earth’s movements, and how new high-tech telescopes are now revealing much more about our place in the universe.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Glossary. Further reading and Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Trudy E. Bell is a former editor of Scientific American magazine, the founding senior editor of Omni magazine, and a senior editor for IEEE Spectrum magazine. In 2006, she received the American Astronomical Society’s David N. Schramm Award for Science Journalism.

Reviews and Awards

“…a must-have book for all elementary through middle school classroom libraries…user-friendly for student researchers.”
NSTA Recommends

“…a worthwhile addition to most collections, as it will serve both assignment and interest-driven readers equally well.”
School Library Journal

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