Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper Belt

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Product Details

Price
$9.99  $9.19
Publisher
Clarion Books
Publish Date
Pages
80
Dimensions
10.9 X 8.8 X 0.3 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780358240273

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About the Author

Mary Kay Carson is the author of many books for kids about space, nature, and other science topics. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit her website at www.marykaycarson.com.

Tom Uhlman is a freelance photographer who photographs lots of events, but enjoys shooting pictures of wildlife and the natural world most of all. Visit his website at www.tomuhlmanphoto.com.

Reviews

* "[Carson's] enthusiasm shines through her clear, conversational narrative, and she quotes from personal interviews as well as press conferences and releases, extending the book's intimacy . . . A worthy companion to Catherine Thimmesh's Team Moon (2006) with similar appeal."
--Kirkus, STARRED review

"Well-organized chapters keep the chronological narration flowing smoothly, while sidebars and "Mission Brief" insets supply scientific explanations and data at need-to-know points in the text. Pluto enthusiasts will be fascinated by the recent data that amends many previous assumptions about Pluto . . . readers who want to get in the ground floor of new discoveries will also appreciate this introduction to exciting information forthcoming from the 2014 MU69 flyby."
--Bulletin

"Carson maintains a thrilling sense of immediacy, bolstered by Uhlman's on-the-scene photos--and, of course, New Horizon's dramatic images of Pluto and its fellow residents of the Kuiper belt."
--Publishers Weekly

"This enthusiastic, accessible look at both cutting-edge scientific discovery and the dynamic work behind the scenes will be an easy sell to spacemad kids . . ."
--Booklist