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The Resource Just a second, Steve Jenkins

Just a second, Steve Jenkins

Label
Just a second
Title
Just a second
Statement of responsibility
Steve Jenkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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" --
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"--
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
a Junior Library Guild selection
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10044737
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
529
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
QB209.5
LC item number
.J456 2011
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
870
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 5
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a different way to look at time
Label
Just a second, Steve Jenkins
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
20743393
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780618708963
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011002104
Other physical details
col. ill., col. map
System control number
(DLC) 2011002104
Label
Just a second, Steve Jenkins
Publication
Control code
20743393
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780618708963
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011002104
Other physical details
col. ill., col. map
System control number
(DLC) 2011002104

Library Locations

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      124 N. Market St., Thorntown, IN, 46071, US
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