By David H. Levy, Larry A. Lebofsky, Nancy R. Lebofsky
This is the perfect guide for the parent or teacher who wishes to introduce to young people the awesome delights of the universe. Contrary to popular wisdom, the daytime sky, as well as the nighttime sky, contains riches to explore. Sharing the Sky engagingly shows us how to "observe" the sun safely, how to "star-hop" - as in jumping from the Big Dipper to Scorpius, how to search for mysteries amid the deep craters of the moon, how to explore the magnificence of our neighboring planets, how to answer the science questions most often asked by children and how to explain why the history of comets, meteors, and asteroids is so enmeshed with the saga of dinosaurs and human evolution. A special, handsomely illustrated section devoted to the colorful legends of the zodiac and the constellations will enchant children and adults alike.