Space Research
Space Research
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Series: Inside Science   

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Annotation: Presents information on the research that space scientists do, including the methods that they employ and the results that they achieve.
Catalog Number: #45064
Format: Library Binding
No other formats available
Copyright Date: 2011
Edition Date: 2011
Pages: 96 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-601-52111-1
ISBN 13: 978-1-601-52111-8
Dewey: 500.5
LCCN: 2009048159
Dimensions: 25 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
ALA Booklist
With titles like Stem Cell Research and Climate Change Research (both 2010), the Inside Science series actively courts controversial subjects. As the books' introduction states, the series "provides students with a sense of the painstaking work that goes into scientific research," thereby giving nascent naysayers pause. And it's a goal well accomplished. Parks piles on the research, digging deep into interstellar study, programs that reach into space, and what it all means to the common person, never shying away from detail and onerous proper nouns (see: "Lyman-Alpha space blobs"). A time line of important events kicks it all off, followed by modern-leaning chapters on research (space weather, asteroids), probes (from the Mars Rover to the comet-puncturing Deep Impact), the collaborative efforts of space stations, telescopes, and future directions in the field. As is always the case with the publisher, the color layout features plenty of photos, boxes, and charts, while Parks delivers a surprisingly spry text. Slim but packed, this is ideal for middle- or high-school reports.
Horn Book
This volume explores past discoveries and ongoing questions about space. Chapters are organized by devises used to understand our galaxy and beyond: space probes and robots, manned exploration (especially the International Space Station), and powerful telescopes. A final chapter presents future possibilities. This entry is more abstract than other volumes in the series, but aspiring astronauts will be engaged. Reading list, timeline, websites. Ind.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reading Level: 5.0
Interest Level: 7-12

Presents information on the research that space scientists do, including the methods that they employ and the results that they achieve.


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