The solar system through infographics

Nadia Higgins

Book - 2014

"This book examines the solar system, including planets, black holes, meteorites, asteroids, the sun, other stars, and moons, as well as how those entities relate to each other"--Provided by publisher.

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Published
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications c2014.
Language
English
Main Author
Nadia Higgins (-)
Physical Description
32 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 31) and index.
ISBN
9781467712897
9781467715942
  • Introduction: A Cosmic Roller Coaster Ride
  • Holy Galactic Gas Balls!
  • Outer Space In Eight Mind-Blowing Steps
  • Big Bang Breakdown
  • Lives of the Stars
  • All Kinds of Twinkle
  • Doomed!
  • Sun Cam
  • Planet Fact Blast
  • Don't Forget the Small Stuff
  • Enter The Dark Side
  • Look Up
  • Hellooooo?
  • Glossary
  • Further Information
  • Index
Review by School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-A well-designed infographic simultaneously conveys facts and presents their interrelationships in visual ways. With but rare exceptions (such as a graph of multiple star characteristics in Solar System, a representation of the water cycle in Weather, and the occasional pie chart elsewhere), the silhouettes and other figures in these volumes may be done in a pictorial graphic style but are really just illustrations or images inserted to add visual interest. However, each title does offer sheaves of basic information in particularly concentrated form, including topic-expanding closing spreads ("10 Ways to Live Green" in Life Science, for instance), and the resources lists are above average. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Review by Horn Book Review

Numerous facts about astronomy are presented in short, oversimplified sentences and through boldly colored graphical illustrations of varying quality. The solar system is just a small part of the book, which also touches on the big bang, stars, black holes, dark matter, and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Some topics are conceptually above the intended audience. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

(c) Copyright The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.