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Roberta Bondar : Canada's first woman in space

Author: Judy Wearing
Publisher: St. Catharines, Ont. ; New York : Crabtree Pub. Co., ©2011.
Series: Crabtree groundbreaker biographies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By the time Roberta Bondar became Canada's first woman in space in 1992, she already had careers as a doctor, a scientist, and a professional photographer. Born in 1945 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, a town on the border between Canada and the United States, Roberta has had an active career in both countries. Today she is well known for her continuing work on behalf of the planet, writing and appearing on TV and in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Biography Juvenile literature
Biographies Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Named Person: Roberta Bondar; Roberta Bondar; Roberta Bondar; Roberta Bondar; Roberta Lynn Bondar
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judy Wearing
ISBN: 9780778725404 0778725405 9780778725497 0778725499 9781427194725 1427194726
OCLC Number: 601145780
Description: 112 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: A dream come true --
An astronaut in the making --
Mission STS-42 --
Down to earth --
A Renaissance woman --
For the love of Earth.
Series Title: Crabtree groundbreaker biographies.
Responsibility: by Judy Wearing.

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By the time Roberta Bondar became Canada's first woman in space in 1992, she already had careers as a doctor, a scientist, and a professional photographer. Born in 1945 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, a town on the border between Canada and the United States, Roberta has had an active career in both countries. Today she is well known for her continuing work on behalf of the planet, writing and appearing on TV and in documentaries, covering Space Shuttle launches at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and shedding new light on the needs of the natural world.

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An excellent addition to a middle or high school library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2011-04-11) Excellent Permalink

This is an extensive biography of the first Canadian woman to go into space. It follows her life from childhood through her space travel. It has black and white photographs, lots of interesting information and resources in the back including a glossary and chronology. It would be an excellent addition...
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