Our Solar System (revised edition)

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Harper Collins, May 8, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages
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Born almost 5 billion years ago at the edge of the Milky Way galaxy, our Solar System is a place filled with mystery and wonder. In the last fifty years, we have learned more than ever about the farthest reaches of our world. With dramatic full-color photographs and spacecraft images, Our Solar System takes young readers on a fascinating tour of the sun, the eight planets, and their moons, plus asteroids, comets, and meteoroids. Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon has teamed up with the Smithsonian Institution on this new, updated edition of his much admired book about the vast and mystifying part of the universe that we live in.

 

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

This is an updated version which explains the Pluto issue. It's the copy my library has. I thought the photos were gorgeous, but the text rather dry - hard going as a leisure read, but an excellent ... Read full review

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User Review  - dbushnell3 - LibraryThing

This book is suggested for grades k-4. I feel the more appropriate age range would be 2-4. The information within the text is to long for younger students and not simple for them to understand. While ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
9
Section 3
11
Section 4
20
Section 5
22
Section 6
24
Section 7
25
Section 8
29
Section 12
40
Section 13
41
Section 14
46
Section 15
54
Section 16
55
Section 17
59
Section 18
60
Section 19
61

Section 9
30
Section 10
31
Section 11
34
Section 20
62
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About the author (2007)

Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, the New York State Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature, the Hope S. Dean Memorial Award from the Boston Public Library, the Washington Post-Children’s Book Guild Award, the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award, and the Mom’s Choice Award-Gold. He and his wife, Liz, live in upstate New York.

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