Our Moon: New Discoveries About Earth's Closest Companion by Elaine ScottOur Moon: New Discoveries About Earth's Closest Companion by Elaine Scott

Our Moon: New Discoveries About Earth's Closest Companion

byElaine Scott

Hardcover | February 16, 2016

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Since the dawn of human existence, people have gazed up at the night sky and wondered about the moon. Here the veteran nonfiction author Elaine Scott skillfully presents a wealth of captivating, kid-friendly information, covering everything from the newest theories on how the moon formed, to the recent, startling discovery of water on its surface and the very real possibility of future moon colonies. Illustrated with stunning, full-color photographs and packed with fun facts, this is the most complete and up-to-date book available on the moon and should find a home on every curious child's bookshelf. Includes glossary, bibliography, and index.
Elaine Scott is praised for making complicated scientific concepts accessible for young readers. She is the author of Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time,  among many other books. She lives in Houston, Texas. Visit her website at www.elainescott.com.    
Title:Our Moon: New Discoveries About Earth's Closest CompanionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:72 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.44 inPublished:February 16, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547483945

ISBN - 13:9780547483948


Editorial Reviews

An Amazon Best Book of the Month Broader in focus, more detailed, and more up-to-date than most children's books on the subject, this well-designed volume will be a useful addition to astronomy collections." -Booklist "Scott excels at rendering complex ideas intelligible: radioactive dating, the science of craters, the role of a planet's atmosphere, and much more are clearly presented. Well-captioned illustrations and photographs, diagrams, and pithy text boxes round out this handsome package." -Kirkus Reviews "An approachable guide to our planet's sole (natural) satellite." -Publishers Weekly "