Monday, March 28, 2011

Far Out Guide Books

Carson, Mary Kay Far Out Guide to Neptune
Enslow 2010 48p 23.93 978-0-7660-3186-9
elm/ms Neptune E-BNes Far Out Guide to the Solar System(Enslow)

This book about Neptune includes the history of its discovery along with crucial facts about the planet, and projections for future research. The presentation is very attractive, with great photographs and interesting background colors and patterns that never detract from the text. There are three short chapters focusing on the history of the study of Neptune, its moon Triton, and plans for future research. Interesting facts are presented in special ready-reference sections, and there is a glossary, a list of references for further information, and an index. It is a very well organized and compelling book for the young astronomer. Kennedy, Carol

Carson, Mary Kay Far Out Guide to Saturn
Enslow 2010 48p 23.93 978-0-7660-3178-4
elem planet Saturn VG-BNes Far Out Guide to the Solar System(Enslow)

Up-to-date information on the planet Saturn. Includes both information and photos from recent space probes. Many brief facts about the planet, its rings and some of its moons. A thorough up-to-date introduction to the planet Saturn. It includes the planet, its atmosphere, rings and moons, various space probe missions and future possible missions. The several space missions have provided much of the information in this volume. Most of the information is quite brief with several types of fast fact pages. The layout and colors invite and attract the reader. There are multiple text blocks with “Far out Facts” that enhance the text. The people involved in the discovery of the plant, its moons and more about the rings is highlighted.
Included are two pages of words to know, books and web based resources, and a simple index. All are very adequate for the intended level of the text. Theal, Joan

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