Catalog Search Results
Appears on these lists
When five-year-old Sulwe's classmates make fun of her dark skin, she tries lightening herself to no avail, but her encounter with a shooting star helps her understand there is beauty in every shade.
"Xochitl is destined to wander the desert alone, speaking her troubled village's stories into its arid winds. Her only companions are the blessed stars above and enigmatic lines of poetry magically strewn across dusty dunes. Her one desire: to share her heart with a kindred spirit. One night, Xo's wish is granted--in the form of Emilia, the cold and beautiful daughter of the town's murderous conqueror. But when the two set out on a magical journey...
Tristan hopes to win the heart of his beautiful, but shallow love, Victoria. He promises to recover a star that fell somewhere beyond the stony Wall that sets between the mundane England and the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold. So Tristan sets forth on his own journey in Stormhold. Meanwhile in that magical land, the dying king has set his four surviving sons on a quest for the crown. And the witch Lamia is seeking the heart of the star for an entirely...
An essential guide to milestone developments in astronomy, telling the story of our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos--from ancient times to the present day. From planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, take a journey through the wonders of the universe. Featuring topics from the Copernican Revolution to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, The Astronomy Book uses flowcharts, graphics, and illustrations to...
"Starfinder is the ideal indroduction to the night sky and how to observe it. It explains all you need to know about the Solar System and the rest of the Universe and shows you how to find and recognize objects such as stars and planets. To help you build your astronomy skills, it includes a month-by-month observation guide, a detailed directory of all 88 constellations, and a planisphere that reveals the night sky at any time of the year. The planisphere...
"We will never be able to visit the distant stars that twinkle overhead each night, but scientists are still learning more each day about the furthest reaches of the universe. This informative, colorful book will introduce students to the life and death of stars, the structure of galaxies, dark matter, and other fascinating areas of exploration beyond the solar system"--Provided by publisher.