Seymour Simon Destination: Jupiter

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When the unmanned spacecraft Galileo landed on Jupiter in 1995, what mysteries did it uncover?...

Did you know that...

  • Jupiter is so large that more than 1,300 planet Earths could fit inside.

  • The Great Red Spot on the planet is actually an enormous hurricane that changes in size and color over the years.

  • A person weighing 100 pounds on Earth would weigh 264 pounds on Jupiter.

  • Life might exist on Europa, one of Jupiter's moons.

Prepare yourself for an amazing voyage through space. Your destination: Jupiter!

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Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 300 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Columbia County in Upstate New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!

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Grade 2-4AWhat with falling comets and the recent arrival of the Galileo spacecraft, the past decade has been a busy one for the Jovian systemAso here's a timely, thoroughly revised edition of Simon's 1985 Jupiter (Morrow). It incorporates recent events and discoveries into a clearly written, dramatically illustrated tour of our largest planet and its four Galilean moons. Most of the first edition's eye-popping photographs have been replaced by even larger, closer views; those that remain look fresh, sharp, and bright. Similarly, the text has been rewritten, rearranged, and enhanced with plenty of new information about the impact of the Shoemaker-Levy comet, visible changes between the Voyager flybys in the late '70s and Galileo's observations, and the descent of Galileo's probe into the wild Jovian atmosphere. Expertly balancing the verbal and visual presentation, Simon again demonstrates his ability to inform and entertain simultaneously.AJohn Peters, New York Public Library
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