Uranus and Neptune

From the Series Worlds Beyond

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

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 largest telescopes. Unknown to ancient astronomers, one was discovered by accident and the other as the result of an interplanetary detective story, and an intense international competition. Modern spacecraft have revealed them to be among the most fascinating of all the planets, from the frigid blue hurricanes that rage through Neptune’s atmosphere to some of the most unusual moons in the solar system.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Science, Young Adult
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2003-08-01
BISACS YAN050020, YAN055010
Dewey 523.47
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Features Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Table of contents


School Library Journal

“. . . Miller points out many intriguing features. . . Sidebars offer historical anecdotes, fact summaries, and even a few simple science experiments. . . the art imparts a captivating sense of ‘being there’ that elevates these offerings above the standard run of space titles.”
School Library Journal

Author: Ron Miller

Ron Miller has worked as a freelance writer and illustrator for more than 30 years. Many of his illustrations appear in magazines like Astronomy and Scientific American. He has also worked on motion pictures and created postage stamps. (One of his stamps is attached to a spacecraft headed for the planet Pluto!) He has also written short stories and novels and has even created a comic book.