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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Astronomy

Spring 2020

Apollo 13: A Successful Failure

"Houston, we've had a problem." On April 13, 1970, the three astronauts aboard the Apollo 13 spacecraft were headed to the moon when a sudden explosion rocked the ship. Oxygen levels began… Read More →

  • Dewey: 629.45/4

Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors

From the Series Worlds Beyond

During the formation of the solar system, not all of the materials in the vast could of dust and gas were used. What happened to the remaining ice, metal, and rock? It formed what became… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.5

Black Holes: The Weird Science of the Most Mysterious Objects in the Universe

In 2015 two powerful telescopes detected something physicists had been seeking for more than one hundred years—gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes. This announcement… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • Dewey: 523.8/875

Curiosity's Mission on Mars: Exploring the Red Planet

Could life have previously flourished on Mars? Will humans be able to travel there one day? Can humans one day colonize the red planet? NASA scientists have been interested in answering… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • Dewey: 523.43

Exoplanets: Worlds beyond Our Solar System

Until the mid-1990s, scientists only guessed that the universe held exoplanets, or planets beyond our solar system. But using advanced physics and powerful telescopes, scientists have since… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • ATOS: 7.7
  • Dewey: 523.2/4

Human Travel to the Moon and Mars: Waste of Money or Next Frontier?

From the Series USA TODAY's Debate: Voices and Perspectives

Americans are divided over the future of the U.S. space program. Some say it's time to send astronauts back to the Moon, as well as to Mars for the first time. They believe that exploring… Read More →

  • Dewey: 629.45'4

Mars

From the Series Worlds Beyond

Known as the red planet, Mars is the closest planet to the sun. Easily seen from Earth, Mars has intrigued thousands of people throughout history. Many have wondered whether the planet could… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.43

Recentering the Universe: The Radical Theories of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton

In the sixth century B.C.E., the Greek philosopher Anaximander theorized that Earth was at the center of the cosmos. That idea became ingrained in scientific thinking and Christian religious… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 523.1

Relativity, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

Since prehistoric times, people have wondered how the universe works. Early scientists studied how forces affect objects and watched how heavenly bodies move. In 1687 Isaac Newton published a… Read More →

  • Dewey: 530.11

Saturn

From the Series Worlds Beyond

Saturn is the crown jewel of the solar system. Admired for centuries for its beauty--a pale gold ball surrounded by gleaming white rings--modern astronomers have discovered that Saturn is one… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.46

Space Junk: The Dangers of Polluting Earth's Orbit

Scientists have identified at least 100 million pieces of space debris—from paint chips to nonoperational zombie satellites—floating in Earth's orbit. And over 100 tons of those pieces enter… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1220
  • Dewey: 629.4'16

Stars and Galaxies

From the Series Worlds Beyond

Each night, millions of stars light up the dark skies. Galaxies throughout the universe encompass thousands of stars. The appearance of stars in the sky have intrigued and enthralled humans… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.8

TFCB Flyer Collection — eBook Set

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Exceptional upper grades nonfiction from Twenty-First Century Books™ Twenty-First Century Books is your trusted source for engaging upper-grades nonfiction, focusing on topical… Read More →

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  • List Price: $3,915.19
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  • 72 titles

TFCB Flyer Collection — Library Bound Set

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Exceptional upper grades nonfiction from Twenty-First Century Books™ Twenty-First Century Books is your trusted source for engaging upper-grades nonfiction, focusing on topical… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $2,616.37
  • Your Price: $1,962.28
  • 72 titles

The Big Bang, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

Where did our universe come from? People have been trying to answer this question for thousands of years. The twentieth century brough new discoveries in physics and astronomy that led… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.1'8

Uranus and Neptune

From the Series Worlds Beyond

Two of the most mysterious planets in our solar system are the cold, beautiful blue worlds of Uranus and Neptune. They lie so far from the Sun that they appear only as small dots in even the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.47