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The Sun (Eye on the Universe) [Paperback]

By Bobbie Kalman (Author) & Niki Walker (Author)
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Readers are introduced to the brightest spot in the Earth's solar system with this book that explains what type of star the Sun is, what fuels its enormous energy, and what the Sun's position is in the galaxy. Eclipses, solar activity, and space weather are also presented. Full-color photos and illustrations.

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Two new books have been added to Crabtree's Eye on the Universe series, an introduction for children to the exciting discoveries we have made in space and the mysteries that still remain. Up-to-date photographs taken through powerful space telescopes such as the Hubble give children a close-up view of:
-- the planets in our solar system
-- natural phenomena such as light shows in the sky
-- the technology we have launched into space
-- how people live and work without gravity

Find out what type of star the Sun is, what fuels its enormous energy, and what the Sun's position is in our galaxy. Kids will be intrigued to learn about eclipses, solar activity, and space weather and will gain an insight into the crucial relationship between the Sun and Earth. Topics include:
-- What is the Sun?
-- stars and the solar system
-- making energy
-- Why we need the Sun
-- time and the seasons
-- eclipses and auroras

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Crabtree Publishing Company
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.5" Width: 8.45" Height: 0.21"
Weight:   0.34 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 26, 2000
Publisher   Crabtree Publishing Company
Age  7-9
ISBN  0865056927  
ISBN13  9780865056923  

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More About Bobbie Kalman & Niki Walker

Bobbie Kalman Bobbie Kalman is the award-winning author of more than 400 non-fiction books. She established herself as a leading author in children’s non-fiction in the 1980’s and 90’s with two acclaimed series about pioneer life, The Early Settler Life Series (15 titles) and The Historic Communities Series (31 titles), both published by Crabtree Publishing. She has created many of Crabtree’s most popular series, which also include The Native Nations of North America Series (19 titles), The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures Series (93 titles), and The Science of Living Things Series (32 titles), among others.

Born in Hungary in 1947, Bobbie and her family escaped to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. A former teacher, Bobbie Kalman taught at both the elementary and secondary levels. She also spent several years working as an educational consultant for several publishing companies. Bobbie holds degrees in English, Psychology, and Education. She is married and has four children and three grandchildren.

Although best known for her non-fiction, Bobbie’s newest book is autobiographical. Released in September, 2006, Refugee Child is the account of Bobbie and her family’s escape from Hungary when she was just nine years old. Written to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution in October of 2006, the book is told from the perspective of a young girl.

Bobbie Kalman was born in 1947.

Bobbie Kalman has published or released items in the following series...
  1. ABCs of the Natural World
  2. Alphabasics
  3. Animal Family Adventures
  4. Colonial People
  5. Crabapples
  6. Crabtree Visual Dictionaries
  7. Earth's Endangered Animals (Paperback)
  8. Historic Communities (Paperback)
  9. Introducing Habitats
  10. It's Fun to Learn about Baby Animals (Paperback)
  11. Lands, Peoples, & Cultures (Paperback)
  12. Life Cycle of A...(Paperback)
  13. Life in the Old West
  14. Native Nations of North America (Paperback)
  15. Nature's Changes
  16. Science of Living Things (Paperback)
  17. Sports in Action (Paperback)
  18. Spotlight on My Country
  19. Vehicles on the Move

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Astronomy & Space > Aeronautics & Space
3Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Astronomy & Space > Astronomy
4Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > General
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