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Annotation: Looks at the history of astronomy, identifies important astronomers, and summarizes what is known about the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars.
Catalog Number: #72432
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
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Common Core/STEAM: STEAM STEAM Common Core Common Core
Copyright Date: 2013
Edition Date: 2013
Pages: 72 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 1-465-40895-9 Perma-Bound: 0-605-72273-0
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-465-40895-2 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-72273-6
Dewey: 520
Dimensions: 28 cm. +
Language: English
Horn Book
Enhanced by well-captioned color photographs and drawings, the text conveys the excitement of discovery experienced by astronomers over the past several centuries. Covering the history of the science, the comprehensive volume includes discussion of sundials, optical principles, observatories, the planets, space exploration, supernovas, and black holes. Both male and female scientists are featured. Ind.
School Library Journal
Gr 6-10--This title begins with two-page overviews of the history of astronomy, early instruments used in both astronomy and navigation, and astrology. Double-page spreads on optical and radio telescopes, observatories, spectroscopy, the solar system, the sun and moon, and each planet follow. The book concludes with a discussion of meteors and cosmology. The illustrations consist of small, full-color reproductions of paintings and full-color drawings and diagrams; all have captions that often contain more information than the introductory paragraph they surround. An excellent introduction to the topic.--Margaret M. Hagel, Norfolk Public Library System, VA
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Word Count: 5,756
Reading Level: 8.6
Interest Level: 5-9
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 8.6 / points: 1.0 / quiz: 11057 / grade: Upper Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:7.5 / points:7.0 / quiz:Q16360
Lexile: 1110L

The perfect guide to understanding the mysteries of the planets, stars, and universe, Eyewitness: Astronomy delves into the fascinating world of space, providing a comprehensive look at the discoveries and research that have transformed our understanding of the universe.

Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects in words and pictures.

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