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A List of Helpful Science Books Including Earth, Weather, Astronomy, Space and Nature - Windows to the Universe

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Science Books at the Intermediate Level

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Allaby, Michael. How the Weather Works: 100 Ways Parents and Kids Can Share the Secrets of the Atmosphere.
1995, The Reader's Digest Association Inc.
Level: Intermediate.

Bailey, Jill and Tony Seddon. The Young Oxford Book of the Prehistoric World.
1995, Oxford University Press.
Level: Intermediate.

Cassidy, John. Earthsearch: A Kids' Geography Museum in a Book.
1994, Klutz Press.
Level: Intermediate.

Couper, Heather and Nigel Henbest. How the Universe Works: 100 Ways Parents and Kids Can Share the Secrets of the Universe.
1994, The Reader's Digest Association Inc.
Level: Intermediate.

Couper, Heather and Nigel Henbest. The Space Atlas: a Pictorial Atlas of Our Universe.
1992, Gulliver Books, Harcourt Brace & Company.
Level: Intermediate.

Curtis, Neil and Michael Allaby. Visual Factfinder: Planet Earth.
1993, Kingfisher Books.
Level: Intermediate.

Daily, Robert. Earth.
1994, Franklin Watts.
Level: Intermediate.

Daily, Robert. Mercury.
1994, Franklin Watts.
Level: Intermediate.

Daily, Robert. Pluto.
1994, Franklin Watts.
Level: Intermediate.

Daily, Robert. The Sun.
1994, Franklin Watts.
Level: Intermediate.

Eden, Philip and Clint Twist. Pockets Weather Facts.
1995, Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.
Level: All.

Gribbin, John and Mary. Time and Space.
1994, Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.
Level: Intermediate. Part of the Eyewitness Science series.

Gustafson, John. Planets, Moons and Meteors: the Young Stargazer's Guide to the Galaxy.
1992, Julian Messner.
Level: Intermediate.

Hawkes, Nigel and Alex Pang. The Fantastic Cutaway Book of Spacecraft.
1995, Copper Beech Books.
Level: Intermediate.

Landau, Elaine. Jupiter.
1991, Franklin Watts.
Level: Intermediate.

Landau, Elaine. Neptune.
1991, Franklin Watts.
Level: Intermediate.

Landau, Elaine. Saturn.
1991, Franklin Watts.
Level: Intermediate.

Lippincott, Kristen. Astronomy.
1994, Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.
Level: Intermediate. Part of the Eyewitness Science series.

Mandell, Muriel. Simple Weather Experiments with Everyday Materials.
1991, Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Level: Intermediate.

Maurer, Richard. The NOVA Space Explorer's Guide: Where to Go and What to See.
1991, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., Publishers.
Level: Intermediate.

Melton, Melanie. Will Black Holes Devour the Universe? and 100 Other Questions and Answers about Astronomy.
1994, Kalmbach Books.
Level: Intermediate.

Miller, Ron and William K. Hartmann. The Grand Tour: A Traveler's Guide to the Solar System.
1981, Workman Publishing.
Level: Intermediate.

Mitton, Simon and Jacqueline. The Young Oxford Book of Astronomy.
1995, Oxford University Press.
Level: Intermediate.

Muirden, James. Visual Factfinder: Stars and Planets.
1993, Kingfisher Books.
Level: Intermediate.

Nicolson, Iain. The Illustrated World of Space.
1991, Simon & Schuster for Young Readers.
Level: Intermediate.

Rathbun, Elizabeth. Exploring Your Solar System.
1989, National Geographic Society.
Level: Intermediate.

Rey, H.A. The Stars: a New Way to See Them.
1976, Houghton Mifflin Company.
Level: Intermediate.

Stott, Carole and Clint Twist. Pockets Space Facts.
1995, Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.
Level: All.

Vogt, Gregory L. Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors.
1996, The Millbrook Press.
Level: Intermediate.

Walker, Jane. Fascinating Facts About the Solar System.
1994, The Millbrook Press.
Level: Intermediate. Includes Practical Projects and a Solar System Quiz.

Williams, Brian and Brenda. The Random House Book of 1001 Questions and Answers About Planet Earth.
1993, Random House.
Level: Intermediate.

Wollard, Kathy. How Come?.
1993, Workman Publishing.
Level: Intermediate.

Wood, Robert Muir. Atlas of the Natural World.
1990, Facts on File.
Level: Intermediate.

Last modified May 16, 2001 by Jennifer Bergman.

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