Planetary Science: Explore New Frontiers

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$22.95  $21.34
Nomad Press (VT)
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8.1 X 10.1 X 0.6 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Matthew Brenden Wood, author of The Science of Science Fiction, is a math and science teacher with a passion for STEAM education. He is also an avid amateur astronomer and astrophotographer. Wood holds a bachelor's degree in astronomy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Sam Carbaugh has illustrated several books for Nomad Press, including Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation and Shakespeare: Investigate the Bard's Influence on Today's World, and he wrote and illustrated Comics: Investigate the History and Technology of American Cartooning. Sam lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Astronomy: Cool Women in Space.
School Library Connection January 2016: Most readers have not heard of the brilliant women covered in this series, though all were innovators and contributors to their fields. Each of the remarkable women featured in these well-written titles had to overcome obstacles to succeed in traditionally male careers; each is a strong STEM role model for young women today. Readable and accessible to students, the books are beautifully designed with color, graphics, comic illustrations, boxes, and short paragraphs. Teachers will be thrilled with the plentiful primary sources included as QR codes that will immediately engage their classes. "Ask and Answer" essential questions intrigue one to think more deeply and "She Says" quotations inspire young scientists to persevere. A treasure trove of discovery, this interactive series promises to influence the next generation of female science stars. Glossary. Timeline. Index. Highly Recommended

School Library Connection, January/February 2018 Issue

This well-written informational book provides readers with accurate, up-to-date planetary facts, vocabulary, primary sources, projects, interesting sidebars, QR codes, and more. Perfect as a reference book for school projects or to satisfy planet enthusiasts, this book's expository text is organized in a readable, highly engaging style. The text structure, which includes a solid introduction and six chapters, is easy to navigate with consistent headings and page design throughout the book. At the end of each chapter, readers will explore vocabulary in the Vocab Lab and can complete an investigation or experiment, which come complete with detailed instructions and a QR code for additional help. Inquiry is promoted and encouraged throughout each chapter. Illustrations include photographs, diagrams, and drawings. Helping to engage readers is a brief comic-style story that continues throughout the book with the characters focused on each chapter's content. This book is a great addition to any school or classroom library. Additional Resources. Glossary. Index. Recommended

p>The Planetary Society: Recommended space books for kids 2017

Planetary Science is essentially a planetary science textbook for middle-schoolers. It would be an excellent addition to a school library or a useful text for a science elective or independent study, with short, informative chapters containing discussion questions and ending with suggested activities. There are also cute little cartoon strips in which two school kids are taken on spaceship field trips to different planets by a hijabi astronomer, which is cool. The text is extremely up-to-date, featuring facts from Cassini, Rosetta, New Horizons, and Dawn, and there are even sections on "Planet 9" and exoplanets.