Impact!: Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World

Elizabeth Rusch
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Asteroids bombard our atmosphere all the time. Some are harmless, burning up in a flash of light. But others explode with a great sonic boom, smashing windows and throwing people to the ground. Worst of all, some asteroids strike our planet, blasting out massive craters and destroying everything nearby on impact.

Impact! invites you to join award-winning non-fiction author Elizabeth Rusch and photographer Karin Andersen in the field for a meteorite hunt, to the edge of an impact crater to survey the past damage, into a geology lab to examine space rocks, and to an observatory where telescopes probe the vastness of space, searching for asteroids on a collision course with Earth. It's a scientific journey that might save our planet.

Accompanied by in-field photography, space shots and informative illustrations, the book serves as a great resource for budding astronomers.


Publisher: HMH Books for Young Reader

Grades: 5th - 7th

Author: Elizabeth Rusch
Pages: 80
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