Space Tourism

 
Peter McMahon
Andy Mora
 

The final frontier is no longer the exclusive domain of professional astronauts. More and more, ordinary tourists are venturing into the great beyond. Written in a clear, kid-friendly style and accentuated with fun, detailed illustrations, Space Tourism gives readers an exciting overview of this burgeoning industry. To add context, there are simple explanations of the science behind space travel (such as a super description of how rockets work) and even direct quotes from space-tourism experts, who share realworld experiences and introduce easy experiments and activities (such as building a “gravity simulator” with cardboard and string). Kids will love learning about the latest innovations and will find their imaginations ignited by future possibilities --- such as an Earth-space elevator (not as far-fetched as it sounds) and a space station replete with grassy valleys, streams and trees.

978-1-55453-368-8 | Aug 1, 2011
List Price: USD $16.95, CAD $18.95
4-color 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 40 pages
Grades: 4 To 7 / Ages: 9 to 12

Awards & Reviews

“While there is a lot of information to digest it is presented in short accessible sections making it an easy and inspiring read.”
— Quill & Quire, December 2011
2012 - Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, Short-listed

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