Saturday, January 8, 2011

Parker, Katie. Black Holes

Parker, Katie Black Holes
Marshall Cavendish/Benchmark 2010 48p 31.36
978-0-7614-4392-6 E-BN
Big Ideas in Science(MC)
This book provides a comprehensive text of information on black holes starting with the basics and ending with various myths surrounding these majestic mysteries.
This text is crisply written and fully illustrated with a low reading level accompanied by full color illustrations. The inclusion of several lists, where to obtain more information, web sites and a glossary/index make this a useful research tool.

After the importance of an informative text, the most supportive factor of this book is visual appeal to young readers. The layout of the various pages is diversified and well balanced between text and full color illustrations so that concepts are grouped together. The flow and balance of both the text and visuals are integrated to present a very stimulating book for both young and reluctant readers.

The author has written an easy to read text that will keep students interested in the topic and encourage him/her to read further about these mysterious giants in our universe.
This is a well written book that is recommended as a Books of Note. It would be an excellent addition to any elementary or secondary school library. McNeil, Linda

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