- Age Range: 8 - 10 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 5
- Lexile Measure: 890L (What's this?)
- Series: Our Solar System
- Library Binding: 32 pages
- Publisher: Compass Point Books (January 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0756508495
- ISBN-13: 978-0756508494
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.2 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,250,083 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Black Holes (Our Solar System) Library Binding – January 1, 2005
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Grade 3-5–Rau gazes far beyond our astronomical neighborhood to introduce some of the universe's most mysterious and spectacular phenomena. Rightly noting in the first book that black holes by their very nature can neither be seen nor directly measured, she discusses what we can infer and theorize from indirect observations, then closes with a revealing 2004 discovery. In the companion volume, she describes the nature of our own galaxy, then presents a gallery of other types, along with brief mentions of quasars, clusters, and superclusters. Both books are illustrated with a mix of photos and digital art that usually reinforces or expands upon topics in the narrative and close with a column of extra facts, plus short lists of multimedia resources for further inquiry. Earning high marks for visual appeal, and for clear, specific presentation of material, these offerings make worthy additions or updates for most collections.–John Peters, New York Public Library
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About the Author
Dana Meachen Rau is an author, editor, and illustrator of children’s books. She has written more than 100 books for children, many of them nonfiction in subjects including astronomy, history, and geography, as well as numerous biographies. She lives in Burlington, Connecticut, with her husband and two children.