A Drop of Water

A Book of Science and Wonder

Author: N.A

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 9780590221979

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Describes the origins, characteristics, and uses of water.

The Drop Goes Plop

A First Look at the Water Cycle

Author: Sam Godwin,Simone Abel

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781404806573

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Mama and baby seagull follow a drop of water, beginning when it is evaporated from the ocean and becomes part of a cloud, through its use by humans, and ending when it is again evaporated from the ocean.

Did a Dinosaur Drink This Water?

Author: Robert E Wells

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504000404

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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It’s hard to imagine—the molecules in the glass of water you just finished might have once been part of a water hole that dinosaurs drank from! In this fascinating new book about the water cycle, readers will find that while it might be hard to imagine, it’s true. The author, Robert E. Wells, explains the complete water cycle and also discusses ocean currents, ocean and lake habitats, and hydroelectricity. He also touches on water pollution and our responsibility to keep our water clean. The author’s bright cartoon illustrations make this information especially appealing to kids.

Follow the Water from Brook to Ocean

Author: Arthur Dorros

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064451151

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Water is always flowing, from a brook to a stream, to a river to the ocean. Read and find out more about how water shapes the earth and why it is important to keep our water clean.

Walter Wick's Optical Tricks

Author: Walter Wick

Publisher: Cartwheel Books

ISBN: 9780439855204

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 43

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Presents a series of optical illustions and explains what is seen.

Farmer George Plants a Nation

Author: Peggy Thomas

Publisher: Highlights Press

ISBN: 1629792632

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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See George Washington as he's rarely seen—as a farmer, inventor, and scientist. All his life, Washington sought to improve farming methods and share his knowledge with other farmers. His goal to make Mount Vernon self-sufficient carried over to his goal to make the new country independent.

A Drop of Water

A Spiritual Journey

Author: Yvonne Williams Casaus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781627472289

Category:

Page: N.A

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In this extraordinary book, Yvonne reflects upon her past experiences, grief, and losses to find her way back to her spirituality and strength. She bares her soul, yet is able to use water as a lighthearted, uninhibited, and fun way to express how we are all connected. It is a spiritually inspired book about healing, grief, and personal growth. It becomes a beautiful poetic journey as she discovers her love of water as part of what led her towards her spiritual path. Through her writing she expresses how she found her way through several tremendous losses, including the loss of her husband. In her ability to endure, she found a strength she never knew she had. This book is for anyone that has ever struggled with depression, grief, or loss of any kind. It is for anyone interested in personal growth and healing. By sharing her personal story she is able to remind us that we are never truly alone, using something we can all understand, water.

Composition of Matter

Author: Morgaine Paris

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1480747203

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Matter is everywhere. It is anything that can be touched, moved, or interacted with physically. But when breaking matter down into its tiniest pieces, we find that atoms are made almost entirely of empty space. Join nuclear physicists in exploring how matter acts to make predictions about the world in this engaging physical science book. Fifth-grade readers will examine subatomic particles and electron shells, elements and compounds, covalent and ionic bonds, the periodic table of elements, and more through this high-interest informational text filled with vibrant photographs. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity and a “Your Turn” page at the end of the book support STEM Education and provide young scientists with an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in the text. Helpful diagrams and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to reinforce content-area literacy and improve close reading.

Water Can Be . . .

Author: Laura Purdie Salas

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1467725390

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Water can be a--- Thirst quencher- Kid drencher- Cloud fluffer- Fire snufferFind out about the many roles water plays in this poetic exploration of water throughout the year.

Inside the Water Cycle

Author: William B. Rice

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 0743905555

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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This fascinating book is part of the Earth and Space Sciences Readers for students in Upper Primary School.The water cycle is an amazing cycle that goes through many stages. Learn about these stages and how they effect you everyday in this exciting read.Includes a lab activity at the end of the book Contents:Down Came The RainRoun and Round We GoEvaporation into the SkyCondensation and Cloud FormationCloud MovementPrecipitationWater on the EarthWater in OceansWonderful WaterAppen

Water Is Water

A Book About the Water Cycle

Author: Miranda Paul

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 159643984X

Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION

Page: 40

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"A spare, poetic picture book exploring the different phases of the water cycle in surprising and engaging ways"--

Just a Drop of Water

Author: Kerry O'Malley Cerra

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1632202115

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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Ever since he was little, Jake Green has longed to be a soldier and a hero like his grandpa, who died serving his country. Right now, though, he just wants to outsmart—and outrun—the rival cross country team, the Palmetto Bugs. But then the tragedy of September 11 happens. It’s quickly discovered that one of the hijackers lived nearby, making Jake’s Florida town an FBI hot spot. Two days later, the tragedy becomes even more personal when Jake’s best friend, Sam Madina, is pummeled for being an Arab Muslim by their bully classmate, Bobby. According to Jake’s personal code of conduct, anyone who beats up your best friend is due for a butt kicking, and so Jake goes after Bobby. But soon after, Sam’s father is detained by the FBI and Jake’s mom doubts the innocence of Sam’s family, forcing Jake to choose between his best friend and his parents. When Jake finds out that Sam’s been keeping secrets, too, he doesn’t know who his allies are anymore. But the final blow comes when his grandpa’s real past is revealed to Jake. Suddenly, everything he ever knew to be true feels like one big lie. In the end, he must decide: either walk away from Sam and the revenge that Bobby has planned, or become the hero he’s always aspired to be. A gripping and intensely touching debut middle grade novel by Kerry O’Malley Cerra, Just a Drop of Water brings the events of September 11, which shook the world, into the lens of a young boy who is desperately trying to understand the ramifications of this life-altering event. Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Earthshine

Author: Theresa Nelson

Publisher: Dell Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780440910824

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 182

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Slim's father, a chrismatic actor, is dying of AIDS. She joins a support group or family members who live with people who have AIDS and meets Isaiah, who believes their parents can be cured by the Miracle Man, north of Los Angeles.

I Get Wet

Author: Vicki Cobb

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688178383

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Know the fastest way to cool off on a hot summer day? You get wet! Know what happens when you stay out in the rain? You get wet! But do you know how and why you get wet? You will! Renowned science author Vicki Cobb has concocted just the right formula for making scientific principles easy for even the youngest kids to understand. Follow this book with a young child who loves to play, just add water, and -- presto! -- you have a science discovery that will forever change the way your child looks at the world. Discover science, and the world will never look the same. Fun hands-on activities and irresistible illustrations by Julia Gorton make this book a perfect excuse to learn about science...just for the fun of it!

Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life

Author: Helen Czerski

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393248976

Category: Science

Page: 336

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“[Czerski’s] quest to enhance humanity’s everyday scientific literacy is timely and imperative.”—Science Storm in a Teacup is Helen Czerski’s lively, entertaining, and richly informed introduction to the world of physics. Czerski provides the tools to alter the way we see everything around us by linking ordinary objects and occurrences, like popcorn popping, coffee stains, and fridge magnets, to big ideas like climate change, the energy crisis, or innovative medical testing. She provides answers to vexing questions: How do ducks keep their feet warm when walking on ice? Why does it take so long for ketchup to come out of a bottle? Why does milk, when added to tea, look like billowing storm clouds? In an engaging voice at once warm and witty, Czerski shares her stunning breadth of knowledge to lift the veil of familiarity from the ordinary.

The Wonder of Water

Water's Profound Fitness for Life on Earth and Mankind

Author: Michael Denton

Publisher: Discovery Institute

ISBN: 9781936599479

Category: Nature

Page: 226

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"From roaring waterfalls and crashing waves to gentle rain and billowing clouds, water pervades our planet's majestic biosphere. It is easy to take for granted. But this ever-present substance is amazingly fit in a myriad of ways to sustain life on Earth, especially human life ... In [this book], Denton delves deep into this grand, untold story and explores how water is specially equipped to allow life to flourish on our blue planet"--Back cover.

Unweaving the Rainbow

Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547347356

Category: Science

Page: 354

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Did Newton unweave the rainbow by reducing it to its prismatic colors, as Keats contended? Did he, in other words, diminish beauty? Far from it, says acclaimed scientist Richard Dawkins; Newton's unweaving is the key to much of modern astronomy and to the breathtaking poetry of modern cosmology. Mysteries don't lose their poetry because they are solved: the solution often is more beautiful than the puzzle, uncovering deeper mysteries. With the wit, insight, and spellbinding prose that have made him a best-selling author, Dawkins takes up the most important and compelling topics in modern science, from astronomy and genetics to language and virtual reality, combining them in a landmark statement of the human appetite for wonder. This is the book Richard Dawkins was meant to write: a brilliant assessment of what science is (and isn't), a tribute to science not because it is useful but because it is uplifting.

An Appetite for Wonder

The Making of a Scientist

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062225812

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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With the 2006 publication of The God Delusion, the name Richard Dawkins became a byword for ruthless skepticism and "brilliant, impassioned, articulate, impolite" debate (San Francisco Chronicle). his first memoir offers a more personal view. His first book, The Selfish Gene, caused a seismic shift in the study of biology by proffering the gene-centered view of evolution. It was also in this book that Dawkins coined the term meme, a unit of cultural evolution, which has itself become a mainstay in contemporary culture. In An Appetite for Wonder, Richard Dawkins shares a rare view into his early life, his intellectual awakening at Oxford, and his path to writing The Selfish Gene. He paints a vivid picture of his idyllic childhood in colonial Africa, peppered with sketches of his colorful ancestors, charming parents, and the peculiarities of colonial life right after World War II. At boarding school, despite a near-religious encounter with an Elvis record, he began his career as a skeptic by refusing to kneel for prayer in chapel. Despite some inspired teaching throughout primary and secondary school, it was only when he got to Oxford that his intellectual curiosity took full flight. Arriving at Oxford in 1959, when undergraduates "left Elvis behind" for Bach or the Modern Jazz Quartet, Dawkins began to study zoology and was introduced to some of the university's legendary mentors as well as its tutorial system. It's to this unique educational system that Dawkins credits his awakening, as it invited young people to become scholars by encouraging them to pose rigorous questions and scour the library for the latest research rather than textbook "teaching to" any kind of test. His career as a fellow and lecturer at Oxford took an unexpected turn when, in 1973, a serious strike in Britain caused prolonged electricity cuts, and he was forced to pause his computer-based research. Provoked by the then widespread misunderstanding of natural selection known as "group selection" and inspired by the work of William Hamilton, Robert Trivers, and John Maynard Smith, he began to write a book he called, jokingly, "my bestseller." It was, of course, The Selfish Gene. Here, for the first time, is an intimate memoir of the childhood and intellectual development of the evolutionary biologist and world-famous atheist, and the story of how he came to write what is widely held to be one of the most important books of the twentieth century.