I, Humanity (Hardcover)

By Jeffrey O. Bennett

Big Kid Science, 9781937548520, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2016

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Description

Winner:
2017 NSTA, Outstanding Science Trade Books
Nautilus Book Awards, Gold, Children's Illustrated Nonfiction
Story Time From Space Official Selection
Part of a set of books launched to the International Space Station through NASA's Story Time from Space program, read aloud by astronauts for children around the world
Written in the first person with the viewpoint of a narrator who represents the human race throughout history, I, Humanity tells the story of what we now know about the universe and how we learned it. It begins with the ancient view of a small, flat Earth, and page-by-page shows how we've gradually learned about our planet, its orbit, and its place in the vast universe. The book is designed to work on three different levels: education, perspective, and inspiration. The educational aspect comes in the factual content of the story, the perspective element involves enabling children learn to see themselves and our planet in a new light, and the inspirational component comes in helping children dream of how they can help make the world a better place.


About the Author

Jeffrey Bennett, winner of the 2013 American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award, is an astrophysicist and educator who proposed the idea for and helped develop the Voyage Scale Model Solar System--the first science-oriented exhibit approved for permanent installation on the National Mall in Washington, DC. He is the lead author of college textbooks in four subjects--astronomy, astrobiology, mathematics, and statistics--and has written critically acclaimed books for the general public including Beyond UFOs and On the Cosmic Horizon. He is also the author of children's books, including those in the Science Adventures with Max the Dog series and The Wizard Who Saved the World. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.
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