Earth and the Moon

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Benchmark Books, Jan 1, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Do you ever wonder what you are really seeing when you look at pictures transmitted from space? Do you marvel at today's discoveries? Can you imagine how we ever got this far? Blastoff! sets out to satisfy the curiosity of the budding astronomer in us all, planet by planet. Each volume begins with a fascinating history of the planet's discovery by ground-breaking scientists who worked without the advantages of today's technology. Readers then reap the benefits of that same technology by blasting off to explore in accessible detail each planet's surface, atmosphere and satellites. A discussion of future possibilities concludes each volume, suggesting that, while much has been discovered, there are plenty of mysteries yet to be unraveled.

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Contents

Planet of Water and Life
6
Dance of Two Worlds
18
Destination Moon
30
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Rebecca Stefoff is the author of many books for children and young adults, including a biography of the Shawnee chieftain Tecumseh and her adaptation of Ronald Takaki's award-winning history of Asian Americans, Strangers from a Different Shore.

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