Drop In My Drink


Author: Meredith Hooper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0711211825
Category: Hydrologic cycle
Page: 36
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The story of a drop of water. The reader is taken back thousands of years to see where the Earth's water came from, and how life began in the oceans and later moved onto land. The author describes the water cycle, discusses environmental issues, and provides a collection of facts on water.

All the Water in the World


Author: George Ella Lyon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442432950
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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All the water in the world is all the water in the world. We are all connected by water, and this message is beautifully, lyrically delivered from poet-musician-author George Ella Lyon. Where does water come from? Where does water go? Find out in this exploration of oceans and waterways that highlights an important reality: Our water supply is limited, and it is up to us to protect it. Dynamic, fluid art paired with pitch-perfect verse makes for a wise and remarkable read-aloud that will resonate with any audience.On sale: 03.22.11

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.

Luz Makes a Splash


Author: Claudia Davila
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 1554537622
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 95
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When the city restricts water usage, Luz, with her friends and neighbors, strive to conserve and reuse what little water they have access to and protest the new soda factory using the spring water at a nearby pond.

Nobody Particular

One Woman's Fight to Save the Bays
Author: Molly Bang
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805053968
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 46
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Describes a female shrimper's attempt to stop a large chemical company from polluting a bay in East Texas.

One Well

The Story of Water on Earth
Author: Rochelle Strauss
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 1771381604
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Every raindrop, lake, underground river and glacier is part of a single global well. Discover the many ways water is used around the world, and what kids can do to protect it.

Drop in My Drink Reissue


Author: Meredith Hooper,Chris Coady
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9781845078379
Category: Hydrologic cycle
Page: 36
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This is the story of a drop of water, told by a gifted science writer and illustrated with remarkable paintings. Where does this marvellous liquid come from? How does it behave? Meredith Hooper takes us back thousands of years to see where the Earth's water came from, and how life began in the oceans and later moved onto land. She describes the water cycle, the relationship between water and living things and between water and erosion. She also discusses important environmental issues and provides a fascinating collection of water facts.

The Big Thirst

The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water
Author: Charles Fishman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439102082
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 388
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Explores every facet of water and examines the issues surrounding water scarcity and what can be done to ensure that humans have plenty of clean water in the future. By the best-selling author of The Wal-Mart Effect. Reprint.

Let There Be Water

Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World
Author: Seth M. Siegel
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466885440
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller! As every day brings urgent reports of growing water shortages around the world, there is no time to lose in the search for solutions. The U.S. government predicts that forty of our fifty states-and 60 percent of the earth's land surface-will soon face alarming gaps between available water and the growing demand for it. Without action, food prices will rise, economic growth will slow, and political instability is likely to follow. Let There Be Water illustrates how Israel can serve as a model for the United States and countries everywhere by showing how to blunt the worst of the coming water calamities. Even with 60 percent of its country made of desert, Israel has not only solved its water problem; it also had an abundance of water. Israel even supplies water to its neighbors-the Palestinians and the Kingdom of Jordan-every day. Based on meticulous research and hundreds of interviews, Let There Be Water reveals the methods and techniques of the often offbeat inventors who enabled Israel to lead the world in cutting-edge water technology. Let There Be Water also tells unknown stories of how cooperation on water systems can forge diplomatic ties and promote unity. Remarkably, not long ago, now-hostile Iran relied on Israel to manage its water systems, and access to Israel's water know-how helped to warm China's frosty relations with Israel. Beautifully written, Seth M. Siegel's Let There Be Water is and inspiring account of the vision and sacrifice by a nation and people that have long made water security a top priority. Despite scant natural water resources, a rapidly growing population and economy, and often hostile neighbors, Israel has consistently jumped ahead of the water innovation-curve to assure a dynamic, vital future for itself. Every town, every country, and every reader can benefit from learning what Israel did to overcome daunting challenges and transform itself from a parched land into a water superpower.

Water Music


Author: Jane Yolen
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9781417670390
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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Poems celebrate the beauty, power, and wonder of water in all its diverse forms.

The Story of Drinking Water, Teacher's Guide, 4e


Author: American Water Works Association,Pattianne Corsentino,Roxanne Brickel,John Dale
Publisher: American Water Works Association
ISBN: 9781583211854
Category: Education
Page: 56
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Designed for grades four through six, the Story of Drinking Water Teacher's Guide provides a complete curriculum on water. Following the Story of Drinking Water educational booklet, the Teacher's Guide provides 19 lessons covering all water topics, such as the hydrologic cycle, forms of water, water supply, water treatment, water distribution, conservation, and waterborne disease. All student activities can be done with little or no extra equipment. Student activity sheets can be duplicated for individual use.

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.

Out of Water

From Abundance to Scarcity and How to Solve the World's Water Problems
Author: Colin Chartres,Samyuktha Varma
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780132181044
Category: History
Page: 256
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From cities to biofuels, competition for water is accelerating. Climate change threatens to intensify the onset and severity of the water crisis in several regions of the developing world: this is already happening throughout much of Asia, the Mediterranean, southwestern Australia, and the southwestern US. Along with water shortages, unsafe water becomes an increasingly widespread problem, too. As water crises trigger food and health crises, billions may slip further into poverty, leading to greater social and political unrest, new wars, and worsening national security. Out of Water doesn't just illuminate the coming global water crisis: it presents innovative solutions in agriculture, engineering, governance, and beyond, including state-of-the art techniques for integrated water management. This book will help raise the level of debate about water to the highest levels of government, and identify workable reforms and incentives to help water users utilize this crucial resource far more efficiently.

The Pebble in My Pocket

A History of Our Earth
Author: Meredith Hooper
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited
ISBN: 0711210764
Category: Earth
Page: 40
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Where do pebbles come from? How were they made? This book tells the story of a pebble, from its origins in a fiery volcano 480 million years ago to a busy, modern landscape. Readers follow the processes of rock formation and erosion that create new pebbles all over the world.

The Rhythm of the Rain


Author: Grahame Baker-Smith
Publisher: Templar Publishing
ISBN: 1787414124
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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Issac plays in his favourite pool on the mountainside. As rain starts to fall, he empties his little jar of water into the pool and races the sparkling streams as they tumble over waterfalls, rush through swollen rivers and burst out into the vast open sea. Where will my little jar of water go now? Issac wonders. On the other side of the world, Cassi welcomes the rain to her parched village . . . From tiniest raindrop to deepest ocean, this breathtaking celebration of the water cycle captures the remarkable movement of water across the earth in all its majesty. A stunning new non-fiction picture book from Greenaway medal-winner, Grahame Baker-Smith.

H2O

A Biography of Water
Author: Philip Ball
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 1780227493
Category: Science
Page: 400
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The brilliantly told and gripping story of the most familiar - yet, amazingly, still poorly understood - substance in the universe: Water. The extent to which water remains a scientific mystery is extraordinary, despite its prevalence and central importance on Earth. Whether one considers its role in biology, its place in the physical world (where it refuses to obey the usual rules of liquids) or its deceptively simple structure, there is still no complete answer to the question: what is water? Philip Ball's book explains what, exactly, we do and do not know about the strange character of this most essential and ubiquitous of substances. H20 begins by transporting its readers back to the Big Bang and the formation of galaxies to witness the birth of water's constituent elements: hydrogen and oxygen. It then explains how the primeval oceans were formed four billion years ago; where water is to be found on other planets; why ice floats when most solids sink; why, despite being highly corrosive, water is good for us; why there are at least fifteen kinds of ice and perhaps two kinds of liquid water; how scientists have consistently misunderstood water for centuries; and why wars have been waged over it. Philip Ball's gloriously offbeat and intelligent book conducts us on a journey through the history of science, folklore, the wilder scientific fringes, cutting-edge physics, biology and ecology, to give a fascinating new perspective on life and the substance that sustains it. After reading this book, drinking a glass of water will never be the same again.

Beyond Earth

Our Path to a New Home in the Planets
Author: Charles Wohlforth,Amanda R. Hendrix, Ph.D.
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804197989
Category: Science
Page: 320
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From a leading planetary scientist and an award-winning science writer, a propulsive account of the developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that may well be achievable. We are at the cusp of a golden age in space science, as increasingly more entrepreneurs—Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos—are seduced by the commercial potential of human access to space. But Beyond Earth does not offer another wide-eyed technology fantasy: instead, it is grounded not only in the human capacity for invention and the appeal of adventure but also in the bureaucratic, political, and scientific realities that present obstacles to space travel—realities that have hampered NASA’s efforts ever since the Challenger disaster. In Beyond Earth, Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R.Hendrix offer groundbreaking research and argue persuasively that not Mars, but Titan—a moon of Saturn with a nitrogen atmosphere, a weather cycle, and an inexhaustible supply of cheap energy, where we will even be able to fly like birds in the minimal gravitational field—offers the most realistic and thrill­ing prospect of life without support from Earth. (With 8 pages of color illustrations) From the Hardcover edition.

A History of the World in Six Glasses


Author: Tom Standage
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0307375110
Category: History
Page: 320
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Whatever your favourite tipple, when you pour yourself a drink, you have the past in a glass. You can likely find them all in your own kitchen — beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, cola. Line them up on the counter, and there you have it: thousands of years of human history in six drinks. Tom Standage opens a window onto the past in this tour of six beverages that remain essentials today. En route he makes fascinating forays into the byways of western culture: Why were ancient Egyptians buried with beer? Why was wine considered a “classier” drink than beer by the Romans? How did rum grog help the British navy defeat Napoleon? What is the relationship between coffee and revolution? And how did Coca-Cola become the number one poster-product for globalization decades before the term was even coined? From the Hardcover edition.

Watch Over Our Water


Author: Lisa Bullard
Publisher: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 1541504925
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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Earth has a water problem. People need water to live. But only a little of Earth's water is usable. How can you help? Join Trina to find out how to care for Earth’s water. Do your part to be a planet protector! Discover how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and more with Tyler and Trina in the Planet Protectors series, part of the Cloverleaf BooksTM collection. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun!