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Roberta Bondar: Canada's First Woman in Space

Judy Wearing (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194725

By the time Roberta Bondar became Canada's first woman in space in 1992, she already had careers as a doctor, a scientist, and a professional photographer. Born in 1945 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, a town on the border between Canada and the United States, Roberta has had an active career in both countries. Today she is well known for her continuing work on behalf of the planet, writing and appearing on TV and in documentaries, covering Space Shuttle launches at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and shedding new light on the needs of the natural world.

Earth's Cycles

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176202

This fascinating book explains the patterns and cycles created on Earth by the influence of the Sun and the Moon, as well as by the Earth's magnetic poles and the planet's rotation on an axis. Informative text, vivid photographs, and detailed diagrams help explain patterns such as day and night, the four seasons, the lunar cycle, the rise and fall of tides, and weather cycles.

Astronaut

Kelly Milner Halls (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797321

Describes the requirements, education, and duties associated with becoming an astronaut. Includes profiles of prominent astronauts.

Our Place in Space

Robin Koontz (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681914718

This book explores Earth's role and place in the Universe, and discusses origin theories for the planets in our solar system. It also talks about light waves, light years, and measuring distances and sizes as well as the components of the universe (stars, nebulae, and galaxies) and their relation to Earth. It also discusses the characteristics that allow life to exist such as the proximity of the Sun, the presence of water, and the composition of the atmosphere.

Volume 7 - Astronomy & Space

Tim Clifford (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606940181

Take an in-depth look at astronomy and space in this science encyclopedia.

Telescopes: Exploring the Beyond

Ellen Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993314

This book takes a scientific look at telescopes and the exploration that uses this technology. Reading Essentials in Science.

Lights in the Sky

Ellen Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781623598686

Scientists have discovered that stars are not equal. They vary in size and color. Variable stars change in brightness over the course of hours, days, weeks, or years. Reading Essentials in Science.

Solar System

Susan Glass (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993246

This book is an overview of the solar system, which consists of the Sun, the nine planets and their moons, comets, asteroids, and meteoroids. Reading Essentials in Science.

The Sun

Susan Glass (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993284

This book explains how the Sun is very important to life on Earth, as it provides energy for most food chains, plays a role in the air and water cycles, and is at the heart of several sources of electricity. Reading Essentials in Science.

The Moon

Susan Glass (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622992812

This book explains what scientists have discovered about the Moon. Reading Essentials in Science.

Mysteries in Space: Cosmic Puzzles

Ellen Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622992874

With every question that is answered about the universe, a dozen more are raised. Scientists are creating better telescopes and information-gathering equipment to continue to unlock ever-deeper mysteries of space. Reading Essentials in Science.

Inside a Star

Ellen Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622992621

Scientists have discovered that stars are not equal. They vary in size and color. Variable stars change in brightness over the course of hours, days, weeks, or years. Reading Essentials in Science.

Journey into Space

Susan Glass (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622992645

This book explores humankind's journey into space, from the first telescopes to the International Space Station. Reading Essentials in Science.

The Earth

Susan Glass (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622992171

This book explains how the earth looks from space, how it travels through space, and why we have seasons. Reading Essentials in Science.

Are We Alone? The Case for Extraterrestrial Life

Ellen Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991853

This book takes a scientific look at extraterrestrial and if they exist here on Earth. Reading Essentials in Science.

Moon Landing

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851629

Discusses the Project Apollo, space flight to the moon.

UFOs

Dave Wencel

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600145049

Have you ever seen something in the sky that you could not identify? You wouldn't be alone. Many people have reported seeing unidentified flying objects. Reports range from flying saucer sightings to stories of mysterious lights in the sky. Readers will discover the history of UFO sightings and the evidence both for and against their existence.

Volume 7: Astronomy and Space

Tim Clifford (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781600446535

Take an in-depth look at astronomy and space in this science encyclopedia.

Universe

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781599052373

With bright, vibrant colors and amazing photography, these six 64-page visually stunning books invite students to explore and discover the world of science. Key facts and terms are described on each page. “Factoscope” boxes highlight important points of text. Colorful photographs are labeled for easy identification.

Machines and Inventions

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781599052359

With bright, vibrant colors and amazing photography, these six 64-page visually stunning books invite students to explore and discover the world of science. Key facts and terms are described on each page. “Factoscope” boxes highlight important points of text. Colorful photographs are labeled for easy identification.

Women in Space

Shaina Indovino (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422289006

Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of space exploration. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in space exploration, from Sally Ride to Mae Jemison, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to work in space exploration. Find out about the opportunities for women in the field. Read Women in Space to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in space exploration is something you want to do.

Sally Ride: The First American Woman in Space

Tom Riddolls (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194732

Sally Ride soared into outer space on the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983, the youngest astronaut and the first U.S. woman in space. Just 32 years old that year, this California girl was already an accomplished astrophysicist when NASA chose her. Since then, she has written several books introducing young readers to the subject of space exploration and encouraging them to study the sciences.

Aerospace Engineering and the Principles of Flight

Anne Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191045

Aerospace engineers work with different kinds of aircraft, from gliders to space shuttles. This book introduces readers to this profession. Readers learn how engineers use the principles of flight to design and innovate airplanes, rockets, and more. Clearly written text outlines the steps in the engineering design process and guides readers through the steps to create their own flying machines.

Mysteries of the Universe: Black Holes

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601368

An examination of the science behind the astronomical phenomena known as black holes, including relevant theories and history-making discoveries as well as topics of current and future research.

Mysteries of the Universe: Galaxies

Bill McAuliffe (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601382

An examination of the science behind the astronomical phenomena known as galaxies, including relevant theories and history-making discoveries as well as topics of current and future research.