The Universe: The Big Bang, Black Holes, and Blue Whales
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About the Author
Matthew Brenden Wood is a math and science teacher with a passion for STEAM education. He is also an avid amateur astronomer and astrophotographer. He is the author of several recent books for Nomad Press, including Projectile Science: The Physics Behind Kicking a Field Goal and Launching a Rocket with Science Activities for Kids; The Space Race: How the Cold War Put Humans on the Moon; Planetary Science: Explore New Frontiers; and The Science of Science Fiction. Matthew holds a bachelor's degree in astronomy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
Alexis Cornell is a graduate of The Center for Cartoon Studies. She has illustrated more than 10 titles for Nomad Press, including Artificial Intelligence: Thinking Machines and Smart Robots with Science Activities for Kids and The Human Body: Get Under the Skin with Science Activities for Kids. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
National Science Teachers Association Recommends
" . . . This book from the Inquire & Investigate series from Nomad Press is directed at the middle grades, and combines easy to read text with color diagrams and photographs. In short comic strips (two or three per chapter) the book provides a tour of the solar system led by Dr. Fathima Abadi, a female astronomer. It's encouraging to find a book that depicts a woman scientist as its guide without drawing attention to her gender... Overall, this is an affordable overview of planets in our solar system."