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.

A Drop in the Ocean

The Story of Water

Author: Jacqui Bailey,Matthew Lilly

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781404811270

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 31

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Originally published: London: A & C Black Publishers, 2003.

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.

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.

Walter Wick's Optical Tricks

Author: Walter Wick

Publisher: Cartwheel Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 43

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

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.

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.

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

Michelangelo

Author: Diane Stanley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060521139

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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When he was born, Michelangelo Buonarroti was put into the care of a stonecutter's family. He often said it was from them that he got his love of sculpture. It certainly didn't come from his own father, a respectable magistrate who beat his son when he asked to become an artists apprentice. But Michelangelo persevered. His early sculptures caught the attention of Florence's great ruler, Lorenzo de' Medici, who invited the boy to be educated with his own sons. Soon after, Michelangelo was astonishing people with the lifelike creations he wrested from marble--from the heartbreaking Pieta he sculpted when he was only twenty-five to the majestic David that brought him acclaim as the greatest sculptor in Italy. Michelangelo had a turbulent, quarrelsome life. He was obsessed with perfection and felt that everyone--from family members to his demanding patrons--took advantage and let him down. His long and difficult association with Pope Julius II yielded his greatest masterpiece, the radiant paintings in the Sistine Chapel, and his most disastrous undertaking, the monumental tomb that caused the artist frustration and heartache for forty years. With her thoroughly researched, lively narrative and superbly detailed illustrations, Diane Stanley has captured the life of an artist who towered above the late Renaissance--and whose brilliance in architecture, painting, and sculpture amazes and moves us to this day. Children's Books 2000-NY Public Lib., Books for Youth Editor's Choice 2000 (Booklist), Lasting Connections 2000 (Book Links), Best Books 2000 (School Library Journal), Top 10 Youth Art Books 2000 (Booklist), and Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2001, National Council for SS & Child. Book Council

Freezing and Melting

Author: Robin Nelson

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780822545903

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Summarizes how water changes from a solid to a liquid and back again, and introduces related facts such as that water freezes at thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit and that ice floats.

I Walk for Water

Author: Lindsey Andrews

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615496689

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 43

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Shortly after becoming a mother, Lindsey Andrews encountered a problem with childrens literature. While reading about rainbows and princesses was fun, Lindsey sought out literature that encouraged her children to engage their world, address social issues and help form solutions. After a trip to Ethiopia, she encountered a boy whose daily walk for water inspired Lindsey to tell her children, who were two and six at the time, about the global water crisis. They both were eager to help and through sponsorship and advocacy, this youg boy and his family now have access to clean water. The experience inspired "I Walk for Water," a children's book dedicated to those who daily trek to water and encourages the reader to help engage and bring change, with a portion of each book benefiting Water is Life, a non-profit nown internationally for its ability to provide life giving water solutions. Illustrated by Jerry Bennett, world renowned illustrator and scribble, "I Walk For Water" had a storyboard and went tonto print. Soon, "I Walk for Water" will become a documentary. Written, directed and filmed by the gorgeously talented, Lauren Selmon Roberts of "Rainbow Town" documentary fame. The film is tentatively scheduled to release in 2012.

Water

Author: Susan Canizares,Pamela Chanko

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780590107273

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Photographs and simple text describe some of the many liquid and frozen solid forms of water, such as rain, tap water, frost, rivers, and icebergs.

A New Map of Wonders

A Journey in Search of Modern Marvels

Author: Caspar Henderson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022629207X

Category: Science

Page: 368

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We live in a world that is known, every corner thoroughly explored. But has this knowledge cost us the ability to wonder? Wonder, Caspar Henderson argues, is at its most supremely valuable in just such a world because it reaffirms our humanity and gives us hope for the future. That’s the power of wonder, and that’s what we should aim to cultivate in our lives. But what are the wonders of the modern world? Henderson’s brilliant exploration borrows from the form of one of the oldest and most widely known sources of wonder: maps. Large, detailed mappae mundi invited people in medieval Europe to vividly imagine places and possibilities they had never seen before: manticores with the head of a man, the body of a lion, and the stinging tail of a scorpion; tribes of one-eyed men who fought griffins for diamonds; and fearsome Scythian warriors who drank the blood of their enemies from their skulls. As outlandish as these maps and the stories that went with them sound to us today, Henderson argues that our views of the world today are sometimes no less incomplete or misleading. Scientists are only beginning to map the human brain, for example, revealing it as vastly more complex than any computer we can conceive. Our current understanding of physical reality is woefully incomplete. A New Map of Wonders explores these and other realms of the wonderful, in different times and cultures and in the present day, taking readers from Aboriginal Australian landscapes to sacred sites in Great Britain, all the while keeping sight questions such as the cognitive basis of wonder and the relationship between wonder and science. Beautifully illustrated and written with wit and moral complexity, this sequel to The Book of Barely Imagined Beings is a fascinating account of the power of wonder and an unforgettable meditation on its importance to our future.

The Science of Water

Concepts and Applications, Second Edition

Author: Frank R. Spellman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439838615

Category: Science

Page: 448

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Water, water everywhere - with this in mind, the perennial question in water works remains: can the earth's finite supply of water resources be increased to meet the constantly growing demand? Hailed on its first publication as a masterful account of the state of water science, this second edition of the bestselling The Science of Water: Concepts and Applications puts the spotlight on the critical importance of water's role in future sustainability. Clearly written and user-friendly, this timely revision builds on the remarkable success of the first edition by updating, reorganizing, and revising the original to include the latest information and research results. The common thread woven through the fabric of this presentation is water resource utilization and its protection. It covers topics such as water sources, water hydraulics, chemistry, biology/microbiology, ecology, water quality, pollution, biomonitoring, sampling, testing, reuse, and treatment. The author examines the impact of human use, misuse, and reuse of freshwater and wastewater on the overall water supply. Authoritative, informative, and up-to-date, the book blends real-world experience with theoretical models. This work provides the valuable insight all water/wastewater practitioners need and includes important information for policymakers and anyone else tasked with making decisions concerning water resource utilization.

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.

The Wonder Book of Chemistry

Author: Jean-Henri Fabre

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9781389521294

Category: Science

Page: 260

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Translated by Florence Constable Bicknell. A wondrous introduction to the world of chemistry, designed specifically for younger readers with the intention of arousing their interest in science. Using everyday objects found around the house or in the local store, this book is set as a storyline in which an "Uncle Paul" teaches his two nephews the secrets behind building an artificial volcano; how to set metals on fire; the flammable properties of water; how to make a fire hotter; how to make soap bubbles rise; how to make invisible ink; the science behind effervescent wines, ciders, and beer; how plants feed on carbon, water, and air-and much more. From the translator's preface: "The personal, biographical interest of the book is not to be overlooked. The boys Jules and Emile are the author's own children; faithfully portrayed even to the names they bear. In his captivating fashion the man of vast learning makes himself at once teacher and comrade to his young hearers, and we learn that 'his chemistry lessons especially had a great success.' "With apparatus of his own devising and of the simplest kind he could perform a host of elementary experiments, the apparatus as a rule consisting of the most ordinary materials, such as a common flask or bottle, an old mustard-pot, a tumbler, a goose-quill or a pipe-stem. "A series of astonishing phenomena amazed their wondering eyes. He made them see, touch, taste, handle, and smell, and always 'the hand assisted the word, ' always 'the example accompanied the precept, ' for no one more fully valued the profound maxim, so neglected and misunderstood, that 'to see is to know.' "Though living creatures necessarily claimed the naturalist's first affections, he nonetheless 'animates even the simple elementary bodies, celebrating the marvelous activities of the air, the violence of chlorin, the metamorphoses of carbon, the miraculous bridals of phosphorus, ' and the 'splendors which accompany the birth of a drop of water.'"