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Each creature has its own full-page illustration and entry written from a fun, casual, first-person perspective; children will learn about the planets, Halley's comet, brown dwarfs, Sirius, black holes, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Virgo Supercluster, and more. 128 pages, softcover, with glossary and index.
Please Note: this is not a Creationist resource, and therefore reference "billions of years," the big bang theory, and asteroids killing the dinosaurs.
Number of Pages: 128
Publication Date: 2009
|Dimensions: 7.00 X 7.00 (inches)|
Series: Basher Science
Astronomy: Our Solar System and Beyond, Grades 5-8Don Powers Ph.D., John B. Beaver Ph.D.Carson-Dellosa Publishing LLC / 2010 / Trade Paperback$9.49 Retail:
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Basher Science: Astronomy, Out of this World! created and illustrated by Simon Basher, Written by Dan Green:
Like a Facebook for the universe, Astronomy gives every important celestial body and concept its own page, where readers can learn its behaviors, likes, and dislikes up close and personal. From the flashy stars to the shadowy and strange objects that hang out like loners at the edges of the universe, no player goes unnoticed. Every profile has a hip anime-style portrait to round out the picture, but make no mistake: while the presentation is all style, the science is rock solid. The book includes a super cute poster of the solar system in the back. The universe has never been so cool.
Simon Basher is the creator and illustrator of The Periodic Table, Physics, and Biology.
Dan Green studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University. Since graduating, he has written and edited many popular science titles and humorous books, become the editor of a South American national newspaper, worked as a travel writer, as well as developing and editing the wildly successful Horrible Science magazine collection. He is the "voice" of Basher's bestselling science-made-easy books, and to date has written nine titles in the series.