Journey Around the Sun: The Story of Halley's Comet
Journey Around the Sun: The Story of Halley's Comet

Journey Around the Sun: The Story of Halley's Comet

Written by James Gladstone & illustrated by Yaara Eshet
4 - 8
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Mar 15, 2021
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Halley’s Comet tells its own history in this unique STEM book Halley’s Comet, visible from Earth only once every 75 years, tells its own story in this unique informational picture book. With each return of the comet, the book highlights human life at that time, and how science has advanced toward a greater understanding of our universe. Told in minimal, poetic text paired with detailed captions for context, the book begins with sightings in ancient civilizations, where for centuries, the comet was a mystery recorded in art and writing. From Edmond Halley’s successful prediction of the comet’s return in 1758, through the advent of technologies like cameras and eventually a spacecraft that photographed its ice core, Halley’s Comet tells an inspiring and wide-reaching story of scientific advancement and cultural history. The book closes by inviting readers to wonder what our world might look like the next time Halley’s Comet is visible from earth, expected in 2061. What will the comet “see,” next time it passes by on its journey?

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    Publication Date
    March 15, 2021
    Page Count
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)

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