A “Short” Review: Planet Hunter

planet hunterTravis Jonker at 100 Scope Notes has given the Nonfiction Monday carnival regulars a challenge to produce a nontraditional book review today.

Planet Hunter: Geoff Marcy and the Search for Other Earths by Vicki Oransky Wittenstein is about a scientist who looks for planets around stars other than our sun. He has made many important finds using innovative techniques, as this video demonstrates.


Nonfiction Monday is a blogging celebration of nonfiction books for kids. For more information, stop by Picture Book of the Day. This week’s post is at 100 Scope Notes.

The book was supplied by the author (who will now probably ask for it back 🙂 ).

(For a more traditional review of Planet Hunter, see the previous post. Hey, I had it done already.)

6 Replies to “A “Short” Review: Planet Hunter”

  1. Good for you, to post both . . . twice the reading delight 🙂 As you know, us librarian/writer folks appreciate plenty of information–so thanks for the great review[s]!

  2. First of all, I have a Macintosh computer.
    I placed my background photos in Adobe Illustrator, where I added the text bubbles, etc. I saved the files “for Web and Devices.” Then I imported the resulting jpegs into iPhoto, added them to an album, and created a slide show. iPhoto allows you to edit the settings and add music. After I got something I liked, I exported and uploaded to Youtube.

    I have also had some success creating a powerpoint presentation and using screen capture software.

    Good luck!

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