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The Mysterious Universe: Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black Holes
Contributor(s): Jackson, Ellen (Author), Bishop, Nic (Photographer)

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ISBN: 0547519923     ISBN-13: 9780547519920
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
OUR PRICE: $8.49  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: August 2011

Annotation: Follows Dr. Alex Fillippenko and his High-Z Supernova Search Team as they use the Keck telescope in Hawaii to look for supernovae, find black holes, and study the effects of dark energy.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature - Astronomy
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Technology - Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
Dewey: 523.844
LCCN: 2007041165
Age Level: 10-12
Grade Level: 5-7
Guided Reading: X (Grade 6)
Series: Scientists in the Field (Paperback)
Physical Information: 0.2" H x 10.95" W x 8.98" (0.65 lbs) 60 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 121990
Reading Level: 7.5   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 2.0
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Contributor Bio(s): Jackson, Ellen: -

Ellen Jackson is the award-winning author of more than fifty fiction and nonfiction books for children. Like her father, an amateur astronomer, Ellen has been interested in planets, stars, and galaxies since she was a child. She remembers family "star parties," at which neighbors were invited to gaze through her father's telescope at an eclipse of the moon or other astronomical objects.Bishop, Nic: - Nic Bishop, who holds a doctorate in the biological sciences, is the photographer of many acclaimed books for children. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand.Visit his website at: nicbishop.com

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2009 Spring)
Astronomer Alex Filippenko and his research team employ advanced telescopes in a search for supernovae they can use to explore the nature of black holes and dark energy. Jackson's careful and clear explanations of this cutting-edge science, and Bishop's impressive photographs of objects in the universe and the scientists searching for them, are characteristic of this series. Reading list, websites. Bib., glos., ind. Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2008 June)

Gr 5–7— This entry in an exemplary series follows prominent astronomer Alex Filippenko and associates from the Keck Observatory in Hawaii to the Lick Observatory in California on a hunt for supernovae and related large-scale astronomical phenomena. Though portraying astronomers in action isn't easy-mostly they sit and stare at screens— the charismatic Filippenko does his best, pouring sand through his fingers to hint at the numbers of stars in one of Bishop's bright color photos and dressing up as a Black Hole in another. Along with depicting the scientists, the images also include massive telescopes and photos or digital simulations of galaxies, exploding stars, and other astronomical phenomena. Gray mottled backgrounds give the blocks of text a smudged look, but that won't diminish the sense of adventure that readers will feel as they join a team of researchers on science's biggest frontier. Multimedia resource lists are appended.—John Peters, New York Public Library

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