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Journey Around the Sun

Journey Around the Sun

The Story of Halley's Comet

by James Gladstone and Yaara Eshet
Hardback
Publication Date: 15/03/2021
  $30.25
Halley's Comet tells its own history in this unique STEM book

Halley's Comet, visible from Earth only once every 75 years, tells its own story in this unique informational picture book. With each return of the comet, the book highlights human life at that time, and how science has advanced toward a greater understanding of our universe.

Told in minimal, poetic text paired with detailed captions for context, the book begins with sightings in ancient civilizations, where for centuries, the comet was a mystery recorded in art and writing. From Edmond Halley's successful prediction of the comet's return in 1758, through the advent of technologies like cameras and eventually a spacecraft that photographed its ice core, Halley's Comet tells an inspiring and wide-reaching story of scientific advancement and cultural history.

The book closes by inviting readers to wonder what our world might look like the next time Halley's Comet is visible from earth, expected in 2061. What will the comet "see," next time it passes by on its journey?
ISBN:
9781771473712
9781771473712
Category:
Space (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
15-03-2021
Language:
English
Publisher:
Owlkids Books Inc.
Country of origin:
Canada
Dimensions (mm):
304.8x228.6x9.52mm
Weight:
0.53kg
James Gladstone

James Gladstone is a writer and editor who lives in Toronto, Ontario. From his office window, James sees the trees, the lake, the Moon, and even a few stars - much of what makes living on planet Earth worthwhile.

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