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50 animals that have been to space / Jennifer Read and John A. Read.

Read, Jennifer, 1984- (author.). Read, John A., (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Burlington Public Library E 629.45 READ 2020 39851001600759 Children's Earth and Beyond Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781459506022
  • ISBN: 1459506022
  • ISBN: 9781732726178
  • ISBN: 1732726175
  • Physical Description: 88 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Halifax : Formac Publishing Company Limited, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 85).
Formatted Contents Note:
Preparing for space -- Early spaceflights -- Race to the moon -- Skylab and Kosmos -- Space shuttle and Mir -- International Space Station.
Summary, etc.:
"Since the early days of flight, animals have helped researchers learn how to survive in the sky, and their role continues as humanity voyages into outer space. In 1783 a rooster, a duck and a sheep were placed in a basket attached to the first hot-air balloon. In the age of rockets and space travel, many more animals have travelled into orbit, and most have returned safely to earth. This book tells the stories of 50 trips into space, with details about the animals and the scientists involved. The experiments, often designed by students, originate from many countries. The book offers an appealing introduction to the purposes of space exploration and the possibilities of safe space travel. It encourages young readers to engage in real science like the young people they will read about in this book."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Animal space flight > History > Juvenile literature.
Manned space flight > Juvenile literature.
Animal experimentation > Juvenile literature.
Animal space flight.
Manned space flight.
Space flight.
Animal experimentation.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Astronomy.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science.
Animal experimentation.
Animal space flight.
Manned space flight.
Genre: Informational works.
Illustrated works.
Juvenile works.
Informational works.
Illustrated works.

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