Monday, March 28, 2011

Carson, Mary Kay. Far Out Guide to Asteroids and Comets

Carson, Mary Kay Far Out Guide to Asteroids and Comets
Enslow 2010 48p 23.93 978-0-7660-3188-3
elm/ms Asteroids and Comets VG-BNS Far Out Guide to the Solar System(Enslow)

Carson explains asteroids and comets, and discusses a variety of issues related to them, including the possibility that one will impact the earth in future!
This book, like the others by Carson, is well researched, well written, and well organized. The photos, taken from space, are very interesting and crucial to the text, and all the questions raised in one section are addressed in a subsequent sections. (An example of this is the statement “Fortunately, scientists are on the lookout” on page 8.)
The “Fast Facts” and Timeline sections in these books are very well done and helpful. Other helpful features are the “Far-Out Facts”, glossaries, and lists of sources for further research. Kennedy, Carol

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