Science writer Carson goes beyond the planets she described in Exploring the Solar System (2006) to survey the history of stargazing from antiquity to near-present day.
Organized chronologically and moving rapidly to the 20th century, her history stresses key scientists and their discoveries. Read full book review >
Working in the Cincinnati Zoo as part of a worldwide effort to support endangered animals, scientist Terri Roth succeeds in helping a pair of Sumatran rhinos reproduce, using techniques that can be used to help other rhinoceroses both in captivity and, indirectly, in the wild. Read full book review >
Forty projects and experiments about weather for young science students explore air pressure, sun and seasons, clouds and rain, wind, and weather forecasting. Read full book review >
Combining specific but not heavily technical descriptions with plenty of bright, sharply reproduced color photos, this outstanding up-to-the-minute-and-beyond account of our ages-old study of the solar system will sweep readers up in the wonder and excitement of each new discovery. Read full book review >