Planetary Motion by P. Andrew Karam, Ben P. Stein
  

Synopsis

Planetary Motion by P. Andrew Karam, Ben P. Stein

Thousands of years ago, people looked at the sky in wonder, fascinated by the motions of a few wandering 'stars'. Nobody understood where these wandering objects - now named Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn - came from, why they moved, or what drove their motions through the sky. Today, people know these objects are planets, but the quest to reach this understanding took thousands of years, and the consequences were profound. Famous scientists Johannes Kepler, Edmund Halley, Isaac Newton, and others discovered the laws of gravity and planetary motion, using these laws to explain the workings of the solar system. Their findings allowed the human race to find its way from planet to planet with unmanned probes and eventually allowed people to reach the moon. In Planetary Motion , learn how scientists have found new planets outside the solar system, and continue their search for planets like Earth.

Reviews

Solid coverage on key topics...these titles offer a wealth of material...Great for curricular supplementation, report writers, and science buffs...hard to beat for comprehensive coverage. -School Library Journal

About the Author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Hardback
120 pages

Author

P. Andrew Karam, Ben P. Stein
More books by P. Andrew Karam, Ben P. Stein

Publisher

Chelsea House Publishers

Publication date

15th June 2009

ISBN

9781604130171


I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.

Sarah Murray – age 15
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools