ABCs from Space: A Discovered Alphabet


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Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
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8.1 X 10.0 X 0.6 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Adam Voiland is a science writer for Science Systems and Applications (SSAI) and the NASA Earth Observatory, a website that covers the climate and environment through the lens of satellite imagery and data visualization. He holds an undergraduate degree in geology from Brown University and a master's degree in science writing from Johns Hopkins University. Before writing for the Earth Observatory, he was a medical reporter for US News & World Report. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and two children. Visit him online at or via Twitter or Instagram @AVoiland.


"Ever wonder what the Earth looks like from space? This highly unusual and scientific alphabet book will intrigue those sky gazers who see shapes in the clouds." ----Kirkus Reviews "7/1/17 "
"There is a certain nerdy awesomeness to Voiland's photographic journey through the Roman alphabet--the sheer wonder of finding patterns in nature, ... an enjoyable read for the most scientifically-minded of kids." ----School Library Journal "August 2017 "
*"This remarkable bird's-eye (okay, satellite's-eye) view of the planet peers down at dramatic overhead images of lakes, clouds, rivers, fjords, and other phenomena, finding the letters of the alphabet hidden within them. .. it's a book that lets readers see Earth--and the alphabet--in a new light." Publishers Weekly, starred review--Publishers Weekly *STARRED REVIEW "Publishers Weekly "
"Twenty or so years from now, we may point to this book as the launchpad for the careers of astrophysicists and astronauts." The New York Times