The Earth and Sky

by Edward S. Holden

Description: This introductory astronomy volume, written in a conversational style, inspires a child to make his own observations and then reflect on them. He is first shown how he may deduce that the earth is not flat, and is, in fact, round. Then the reader is encouraged to observe the moon's phases and is shown how to do it, leading him to wonder why the bright part of the moon changes its shape from night to night. Once he is put in a position to solve that problem, he is invited to consider the motion of the stars and learns that the earth turns round once in every day.

Additional information:

Ages:  8-10
Format:  Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published: 2013
ISBN: 978-1-59915-919-5
Genres:  Science and Technology, Science

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Table of Contents

1. The Earth Is Not Flat
2. The Earth Is Round 
3. The Earth Is a Large Globe 
4. The Earth in Space 

5. The Sun 
6. The Moon 
7. Why the Bright Part of the Moon Changes Its Shape 
8. The Stars in Their Courses

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