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Starman Jones: A Relativity Birthday Present (The Starman Jones Series Book 1)

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The 1st book in the captivating, educational, beautifully illustrated 11-vol Starman Jones Series designed to give young readers an intuitive grasp of esoteric science. It teaches youngsters about the amazing effects of Relativity. Starman Jones and Spacepup wish to take Baby Billy on their adventurous trips from star to star in their starship, Willywinder. But Billy is to ...more
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Published July 23rd 2017 by Starman Press (first published December 23rd 2008)
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Nico Genes
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Educational and ingenious read.

What to do when you want the time to past fast? But wait! At the same time, you want it to pass slow. Fast for someone, and slow for someone else. Hmmm. Confused? I’m sure not if you remember you have once learned about the theory of relativity. Don’t you remember it? Well, perhaps it wasn't explained to you in a way that could be easily understood and remembered. In this little book beautifully illustrated, the author does to the reader just this. Starman Jones, t
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Nico Genes
Educational and ingenious read.

What to do when you want the time to past fast? But wait! At the same time, you want it to pass slow. Fast for someone, and slow for someone else. Hmmm. Confused? I’m sure not if you remember you have once learned about the theory of relativity. Don’t you remember it? Well, perhaps it wasn't explained to you in a way that could be easily understood and remembered. In this little book beautifully illustrated, the author does to the reader just this. Starman Jones, t
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Dorothy Garino
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Any child interested in space and science would really enjoy this book. It is a great and fun introduction into science and space for young readers. Any kid would be excited to have their dog come along on a space trip!
The illustrations were reminiscent of the 50’s era and well done.
James T. Stewart
I enjoyed the book even though it was designed for an adult to read to or with a child as my mother did with me MANY years ago. The book tells a story, written to convey to a child some concepts which are poorly understood, if at all, by many adults who simply do not understand.

The idea time passes at different rates when people travel, e.g., to another star system at or near the speed of light and then return to earth at the same speed, they will find they have hardly aged at all as the story s
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Robert Williscroft
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Served 23 years in Navy and NOAA. Started as enlisted Submarine Sonar Tech, selected for the Navy Enlisted Scientific Education Program, and graduated from Univ. of Wash. in Marine Physics and Meteorology. Returned to subs as Navy’s first Poseidon Weapons Officer. Then was Navigator, and Saturation Diving Officer on both catamaran mother vessels for the DSRV, and then as Officer in Charge of the T ...more