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.

A Drop Around the World


Author: Barbara Shaw McKinney
Publisher: Dawn Publications
ISBN: 158469243X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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This book is a year-after-year favorite with teachers. It engagingly leads readers around the world following a drop of water--whether as steam or snow, inside a plant or animal, or underground--teaching the wonders and importance of the water cycle. (There is lots of geography, too.) Four pages of science about the qualities of water are included.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.'"

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.

Blue Mind

The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do
Author: Wallace J. Nichols
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316252077
Category: Science
Page: 352
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A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being. Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In BLUE MIND, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories from top athletes, leading scientists, military veterans, and gifted artists, he shows how proximity to water can improve performance, increase calm, diminish anxiety, and increase professional success. BLUE MIND not only illustrates the crucial importance of our connection to water-it provides a paradigm shifting "blueprint" for a better life on this Blue Marble we call home.

Water Pollution


Author: Rhonda Lucas Donald
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780613516891
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: N.A
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Describes how water becomes polluted, what can be done to clean up polluted water, how to save water, and why water is so important.