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Jenkins, Steve, 1952-
Just a second / Steve Jenkins
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 SOE Curriuclum Lab, Rm 267  CL j529 JEN    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Time -- Juvenile literature
Nature -- Juvenile literature
Physical Description 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., col. map ; 21 cm
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
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
Series SOE Curriculum Lab

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