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Venus: Magellan Explores Our Twin Planet (A Voyage Into Space Book) Hardcover – June, 1994


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Product Details

  • Series: A Voyage Into Space Book
  • Hardcover: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books; 1st edition (June 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006020298X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060202989
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.2 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,283,558 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 4-6-A lively look at Venus and the Magellan probe. The information is clearly presented, well illustrated, and eminently readable. Branley includes more information than either Seymour Simon (Morrow, 1992) or Gregory Vogt (Millbrook, 1994) in their introductions to the planet. While not quite as visually spectacular as the larger format Simon title, this one does include several of the same full-color photographs, as well as many others that are consistently good in quality and informative. A solid, up-to-date choice in a crowded field.
Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist

Gr. 4-6. Branley focuses on the Magellan space probe as the source of current data on the planet Venus. Beginning with Magellan's launching in 1989, he briefly explains its orbit, instruments, and mission and then offers a lucid description of the planet's motions, features, makeup, structure, and significant similarities to and differences from Earth. Diagrams and photographs, most in full color, illustrate the text. When they appear, the captions are unusually complete, but not every photo is captioned. Appendixes include a list of American and Soviet spacecraft that have observed Venus, a fast-fact comparison chart of Earth and Venus, and a bibliography. Carolyn Phelan

More About the Author

Franklyn Branley was Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum-Hayden Planeterium. In 1960, he originated the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, dedicated to explaining science to young children and encouraging them to explore their world. Dr. Branley is the author of over 150 science books for children.

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