Earth and Other Inner Planets

9781680724196. Terp, Gail. The Sun and Other Stars. ISBN 9781680724240.ea vol: 32p. (Deep Space Discovery). chron. further reading. glossary. illus. index. photos. websites. Black Rabbit. Aug. 2018. lib. ed. $32.80.
Gr 3–5—A detailed look at the contents of our solar system and the different types of galaxies. The books include photos, artists' concept illustrations, and infographics to support the narrative. Several of the titles include a time line showing the various missions that have collected information so far, and they all discuss future exploration plans. The text is informative and easy to understand, providing interesting facts about what makes life possible on Earth or about the probes and telescopes used to study other planets. Various graphs compare details like the temperatures on the planets or how many light-years across neighboring galaxies are.
VERDICT These titles may duplicate current holdings, but the series covers current knowledge and efforts that are planned for the future. Libraries looking to update or add depth to their collections will want to consider.

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