Synopses & Reviews
Seymour Simon explores the wonders of the sun, from the constant nuclear explosions at its core to the sea of boiling gases that forms the surface, in this crisp, clear book illustrated with over twenty startling, full-color photographs, The Sun presents a fascinating introduction to the star that is the center of our Solar System and essential to life on Earth.
With diagrams, and photographs, this book describes the nature of the sun, its origin, its composition and activity, as well as the sun as a source of energy to life on our planet. Learn about the nuclear explosions at its core and the sea of boiling gases that forms the surface.
This close-up look at the center of our solar system is "simple, clear, and direct."--Horn Book. "Handsome and informative, a must for the science shelf....Impressive, large color photographs."--Booklist.
About the Author
Seymour Simon is the author of over one hundred science books for children. His many award-winning books include Icebergs and Glaciers, a New York Academy of Sciences Children's Book Award winner, as well as Storms, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Mountains, and many books about the solar system. Mr. Simon is the recipient of the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award for Nonfiction for the body of his work. He lives in Great Neck, New York.