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Gareth Stevens is proud to present a completely updated and revised Spanish edition of our highly acclaimed Isaac Asimov's New Library of the Universe. Noted science author Richard Hantula has re-worked the text throughout to reflect the latest discoveries and theories, and has selected the most up-to-the-minute new photographs to bring these volumes into the 21st century while maintaining the authority and accessibility of the original. Asimov's original work forms the basis for a fascinating mixture of science fact and theory combined with his simple prose style. The result is a series capable of answering, in an understandable and truly informative way, the multitude of questions children ask when they gaze skyward. Children will discover amaizing facts such as: the estimated number of known asteroids has doubled from 5,000 to 10,000 since 1987, the status of Pluto as a plant is now questioned by some astronomers, and the Hubble Space Telescope's photography has revealed the turbulent surface of Saturn as it had never been seen before. The probe Voyager 2 has provided remarkable new photos of previously unseen moons and a dark spot on Uranus's surface possibly like Jupiter's "red spot." Text and photos include close-ups of moons Titania and Oberon. Special Features: Glossary More Books to Read Videos Places to Visit Places to Write Index Fact file
This complete Spanish translation of 12 volumes on the solar system of the highly acclaimed Isaac Asimov's 21st Century Library of the Universe is ideal for students still developing their English-language skills, looking for a book to share with Spanish-speaking adults at home, or even looking a for a book to help them learn Spanish.