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Impact! : asteroids and the science of saving the world /

by Rusch, Elizabeth; Anderson, Karin[illustrator].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Scientists in the field: Publisher: Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017Description: 76 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780544671591 (hardcover).Subject(s): Asteroids -- Collisions with Earth -- Juvenile literature | Asteroids -- Juvenile literature | Meteorites -- Juvenile literature | Extinction (Biology) -- Juvenile literature
Contents:
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
Awards: School Library Journal Best of 2017Summary: "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"--
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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

"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"--

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Grades 4 to 6

School Library Journal Best of 2017

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