Gr. 3^-5. Rounding out the publisher's series of First Books on the solar system, this volume presents the moon. The discussion includes such topics as legend, superstition, early scientific observations, the moon's phases and eclipses, the gravitational affects of the earth on the moon and those of the moon on the earth, lunar exploration in manned and unmanned spacecraft, and the lessons learned from moon rocks. Clear, effective illustrations, most in color, appear throughout the book. Appendices include a summary sheet of facts and figures, a glossary, a bibliography, and a list of Web sites. A good resource for science collections. Carolyn Phelan
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About the Author
Carmen Bredeson is the author of several nonfiction books for children.