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The Universe In 3 D

Reviewing: Barnes And Nobles Books The Universe In 3 D By L.C. Casterline  |  Rating:
melanies By melanies on
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"The Universe in 3-D" by L. C. Casterlin includes "NASA's most spectacular photos." It is a hardcover book with a difference. A flap on the back of the cover has special 3D lenses in it to look through. Inside the book are more than seventy pages. Each 2 page spread has a double picture of a NASA photograph made to be looked at through the 3D glasses. If you do that, parts of the picture pop out at you and look three dimensional. On the opposite page of each spread is a two to three paragraph explanation of the picture.

While the 3D part of this book is really cool, it does take some practice, and eye strain, to get the pictures to pop out at you. One child who tried to book reported that he could not get it to work.

The book does include a helpful glossary, but the text on each page is very advanced. It has a lot of technical jargon that escaped the grasp of my 9-year-old space nut. However, he still had a lot of fun with the book.