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Just a second : a different way to look at time

Publication Type:

Book

Authors:

Jenkins,Steve

Source:

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Boston (2011)

Call Number:

Cubb Curr QB209.5 .J456 2011

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/10208312

Keywords:

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General, JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Counting & Numbers, JUVENILE NONFICTION / General, JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / General (see also headings under Animals or Technology), Nature, nature--Juvenile literature, Time, Time--Juvenile literature

Abstract:

Contents: In one second -- In one minute -- In one hour -- In one day -- In one week -- In one month -- In one year -- Very quick -- Very long.; Summary: "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" -- Provided by publisher.

Publication Language:

eng

Notes:

Lexile measure 870; Ages 4-9