Lerner Publications, 2011.
Books & Films Best Books, Winner, 2012
Have objects from space ever hit Earth? Yes! Every day small meteoroids crash into the atmosphere. Some burn up, but some hit the ground. Space junk also falls to Earth. Comets and asteroids struck Earth long ago. Learn how scientists watch out for large collisions and what they might do if Earth is in danger.
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The information provided is clear, concise, easy to understand, and would provide a foundation for any young space scientist’s education.
These titles cover their topics in broad strokes and crank up the general interest level with a relatively large photo or (more often) a dramatic artist’s rendition on every page.
Together, the books could form a solid but expensive basis for a unit on Astronomy or Space Science. Individually, they address the individual topics well.
In a student’s hand, this book will spark the imagination and lead to further exploration.