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Impact! : asteroids and the science of saving the world / Elizabeth Rusch ; photos by Karin Anderson.

By: Rusch, Elizabeth [author.].
Contributor(s): Anderson, Karin [photographer.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Scientists in the field: Publisher: Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]Description: 76 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 x 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780544671591; 0544671597.Subject(s): Asteroids -- Collisions with Earth -- Juvenile literature | Asteroids -- Juvenile literature | Meteorites -- Juvenile literature | Extinction (Biology) -- Juvenile literature | Asteroids | Asteroids -- Collisions with Earth | Extinction (Biology) | Meteorites | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Careers | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Science & Nature -- Astronomy | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Science & Nature -- Disasters | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Science & Nature -- Earth Sciences -- Rocks & Minerals | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Technology -- Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science | Asteroids | Asteroids -- Collisions with Earth | Extinction (Biology) | Meteorites | Meteorites | Extinction (Biology.) | Asteroids -- Collisions with EarthGenre/Form: Juvenile works.DDC classification: 523.44
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 save the world -- What you can do! -- Learn more about asteroids and meteorites.
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.) | School Library Journal's Best Books, 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."-- Provided by publisher.
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Juvenile Nonfiction J 523.44 RUS (Browse shelf) Available 2089100147498
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Middle School.

1070 Lexile.

Ages 10-12.

Grades 4 to 6.

"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."-- Provided by publisher.

An asteroid strikes -- Clues on the ground -- Blast from the past -- The death of the dinos -- Asteroid hunt! -- The search from space -- How to save the world -- What you can do! -- Learn more about asteroids and meteorites.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 70-71) and index.

A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)

School Library Journal's Best Books, 2017

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