Aliens: Join the Scientists Searching Space for Extraterrestrial Life (Myth Busters) (Hardcover)
Do aliens exist? Are UFOs real? The race is on to discover alien life in this perfect gift for kids who love space.
This book will sort myth from fact to bring you the real science behind the search for alien lifeforms. Space expert Joalda Morancy will take readers on a tour of the solar system (and beyond) on board new NASA missions searching for the most likely alien hiding places—from icy moons of Jupiter to the clouds of Venus. Along the way kids will find out about:
• The robots sent to Mars to look for Martians
• What really goes on at Area 51
• Ways to spot an advanced alien civilization (hint—look for dim stars)
In this book beautifully illustrated by Amy Grimes, readers will explore a comet, race futuristic spaceships, and discuss what we would say to aliens when we finally meet them (after “hello!”).
They may seem as fanciful as wizards and monsters, but this book will show that scientists not only believe that aliens exist—but that it’s only a matter of time before we find them.
About the Author
Joalda Morancy is an astrophysicist and space communicator who appears on Reach: A Space Podcast for Kids. Joalda loves doing science communication to the general public, and is passionate about inspiring kids and teens who come from underrepresented backgrounds to study STEM subjects, especially space science.
Amy Grimes is a London-based illustrator who takes a lot of inspiration from nature. Amy’s work is mainly created digitally, using a variety of hand-painted textures, which are scanned and assembled in Photoshop into digital collages. Amy has worked for clients including Quarto and White Lion Publishing.
Neon Squid creates beautiful nonfiction books for inquisitive kids (and kids at heart). We believe the most amazing stories are real ones, so our books are for children who want to decipher ancient scrolls, orbit distant stars, and dive into the deepest oceans. Our books are a labor of love—written by experts, illustrated by the best artists around, and produced using the finest materials, including sustainably sourced paper. We hope that by reading them kids are encouraged to further explore the world around them.
"Vibrantly illustrated... explains concepts and theories such as the origin of life, alien abductions, the Drake equation, UFO sightings, and conspiracy theories like Area 51. Astrobiology enthusiasts will enjoy this informative book." --Booklist
"Both the text and the detailed illustrations offer a sense of the huge scale of the universe... A well-constructed, fact-filled look at the ongoing search for outer-space life." --Kirkus
"Packs a wealth of information about the complexities of space and the possibility of life beyond Earth... You’ll wow your friends and family with the otherworldly tidbits you discover." -- Time for Kids