Just A Second

Just A Second

A Different Way to Look at Time

Book - 2011
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This non-fiction picture book explores time and how we think about it in a different way - as a series of events in the natural world (some of them directly observable, others not) that take place in a given unit of time. Steve Jenkins' extraordinary illustrations will accompany this engaging look at time. Just a Second is visualized as a linear series of illustrations and captions, starting with a second, a minute, an hour, a month, and a year. What happens in a second? A gnat beats its wings 1000 times. A hummingbird beats its wings 75 times. A shrew's heart beats 13 times. A bat squeaks and listens for an echo 10 times. A dropped stone falls 16 feet. Earth travels 18 miles in its trip around the sun. A cheetah can run 100 feet.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2011
ISBN: 9780618708963
0618708960
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., col. map ; 21 cm

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SCL_Preschool Jan 23, 2012

A great concept book on time for school age kids.

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