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Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World (Scientists in the Field Series)

Elizabeth Rusch, Karin Anderson (By (photographer))


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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.

Follow the award-winning author Elizabeth Rusch into the field with scientists as they search for dangerous asteroids in space, study asteroids that have smashed into the ground, and make plans to prevent an asteroid strike if one ever threatens our planet.

Praise For Impact!: Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World (Scientists in the Field Series)

★ "Another excellent entry into the series. Purchase this to excite space buffs and inspire future scientists." –School Library Journal, starred review

"Lavishly illustrated with Anderson's photographs, this wide-ranging sample of asteroid science presumes quite a bit of previous knowledge but will reward the enthusiast." —Kirkus

Accompanied by photographs of scientists in action and requisite space shots, the book concludes with citizen science connections and resources, and is sure to have an impact on young astronomers."  —Booklist

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780544671591, 80pp.

Publication Date: November 14, 2017

About the Author

The award-winning freelance writer Elizabeth Rusch is the author of a number of award-winning nonfiction titles for children, including: Generation Fix, Will it Blow?,The Planet Hunter, and For the Love of Music: The Remarkable Story of Maria Anna Mozart. Her previous Scientists in the Field titles include Eruption!The Mighty Mars Rovers and The Next Wave. Elizabeth lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family. You can visit Liz online at and follow her on Twitter @elizabethrusch.