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Impact! : asteroids and the science of saving the world / Elizabeth Rusch ; photos by Karin Anderson.

Rusch, Elizabeth (author.). Anderson, Karin, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 10 of 10 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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0 current holds with 10 total copies.

Summary:

"Asteroids come in all shapes and sizes--and hit our planet in them, too. But what happens if a catastrophically large one approaches Earth? By looking on the ground at historical asteroid craters and present-day falls, and up into space for the big ones yet to come, a wide variety of scientists are trying to figure out how to track asteroids--and how to avoid devastating impacts in the future."--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library J 551.397 RUS (Text) 33892100521005 Children's Non-Fiction Book None 02/20/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780544671591
  • ISBN: 0544671597
  • Physical Description: 76 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 x 29 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston ; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 70-71) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
An asteroid strikes -- Clues on the ground -- Blast from the past -- The death of the dinos -- Asteroid hunt! -- The search from space -- How to stop an asteroid from smashing into Earth -- What you can do! -- Learn more about asteroids and meteorites.
Summary, etc.:
"Asteroids come in all shapes and sizes--and hit our planet in them, too. But what happens if a catastrophically large one approaches Earth? By looking on the ground at historical asteroid craters and present-day falls, and up into space for the big ones yet to come, a wide variety of scientists are trying to figure out how to track asteroids--and how to avoid devastating impacts in the future."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10-12.
Grades 4 to 6.
Subject: Asteroids > Collisions with Earth > Juvenile literature.
Asteroids > Juvenile literature
Meteorites > Juvenile literature.
Extinction (Biology) > Juvenile literature

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