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Matthew Brenden Wood is a math and science teacher with a passion for STEAM education. He is also an avid amateur astronomer and astrophotographer. He is the author of several recent books for Nomad Press, including Projectile Science:The Physics Behind Kicking a Field Goal and Launching a Rocket with Science Activities for Kids; The Space Race: How the Cold War Put Humans on the Moon; Planetary Science: Explore New Frontiers; and The Science of Science Fiction. Matthew holds a bachelor's degree in astronomy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Alexis Cornell is a graduate of The Center for Cartoon Studies. She has illustrated more than10 titles for Nomad Press, including Artificial Intelligence: Thinking Machines and Smart Robots with Science Activities for Kids and The Human Body: Get Under the Skin with Science Activities for Kids. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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Praise for Planetary Science by Matthew Brendan Wood

School Library Connection

This well-written informational book provides readers with accurate, up-to-date planetary facts, vocabulary, primary sources, projects, interesting sidebars, QR codes, and more. Perfect as a reference book for school projects or to satisfy planet enthusiasts, this book's expository text is organized in a readable, highly engaging style. The text structure, which includes a solid introduction and six chapters, is easy to navigate with consistent headings and page design throughout the book. This book is a great addition to any school or classroom library. Additional Resources. Glossary. Index. Recommended

National Science Teachers Association Recommends
. . . This book from the Inquire & Investigate series from Nomad Press is directed at the middle grades, and combines easy to read text with color diagrams and photographs. In short comic strips (two or three per chapter) the book provides a tour of the solar system led by Dr. Fathima Abadi, a female astronomer. It's encouraging to find a book that depicts a woman scientist as its guide without drawing attention to her gender... Overall, this is an affordable overview of planets in our solar system.
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An in-depth educational science resource for middle and high school readers with basic astronomical knowledge. Readers will achieve a greater understanding of the science of cosmology and its related content, from the big bang to a star's life cycle to Earth's geosphere.

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