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OTHER WORLDS by Terence Dickinson


by Terence Dickinson

Age Range: 12 - 14

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1995
ISBN: 1-895565-71-5
Publisher: Firefly

 A brief, current tour of the nine planets and sixty-one moons in our solar system. Despite the subtitle, ``A Beginner's Guide to Planets and Moons,'' novices will find the rather dense, three- column text challenging. Dickinson (Exploring the Night Sky, 1989) is extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and comfortable with his topic. He spices the facts with references to Star Wars, 2001, Edgar Rice Burrough's novels, and anecdotes about scientific discoveries and personalities. The text is accompanied by full- color photographs and paintings (a key in the back clues readers in to which are photos and which are artists' beautiful renditions- -many are otherwise impossible to tell apart). Have this one ready, not for beginners, but for experienced enthusiasts who want the latest information on celestial bodies. (statistics, diagrams, charts, chronology, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-14)