The Drop in my Drink

The Story of Water on Our Planet
Author: Meredith Hooper,Chris Coady
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks
ISBN: 9781847807144
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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. 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.

Drop in My Drink

The Story of Water on Our Planet
Author: Meredith Hooper
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks
ISBN: 9781847803351
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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. 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.

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.

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.

Water, Water Everywhere


Author: Melvin Berger,Gilda Berger,Bobbi Tull
Publisher: Ideals Childrens Books
ISBN: 9780824953126
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Explains the cycle of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation that provides fresh water to the earth and describes how this supply is brought to people's homes.

River Story


Author: Meredith Hooper
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 0763676462
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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"A luscious blend of cool blues and verdant greens lights up the pages of this poetic picture book, which traces the course of a river from its source." -- Publishers Weekly Follow a river from its beginnings as a mountain stream formed from melting snow, as it rushes over rocks and through valleys to the busy city, and finally to its end, where it joins the sea.

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.

Grounded

A Down to Earth Journey Around the World
Author: Seth Stevenson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101186488
Category: Travel
Page: 288
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An eye-opening and fascinating journey from an acclaimed travel writer who circled the globe without ever leaving the ground. In this age of globalism and high-speed travel, Seth Stevenson, the witty, thoughtful Slate travel columnist, takes us back to a time when travel meant putting one foot in front of the other, racing to make connections between trains and buses in remote transit stations, and wading through the chaos that most long-haul travelers float 35,000 feet above. Stevenson winds his way around the world by biking, walking, hiking, riding in rickshaws, freight ships, cruise ships, ancient ferries, buses, and the Trans-Siberian Railway-but never gets on an airplane. He finds that from the ground, one sees the world anew-with a deeper understanding of time, distance, and the vastness of the earth. In this sensational travelogue, each step of the journey is an adventure, full of unexpected revelations in every new port, at every bend in the railroad tracks, and around every street corner. Watch a Video

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Planet Remade

How Geoengineering Could Change the World
Author: Oliver Morton
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400874459
Category: Science
Page: 440
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The risks of global warming are pressing and potentially vast. The difficulty of doing without fossil fuels is daunting, possibly even insurmountable. So there is an urgent need to rethink our responses to the crisis. To meet that need, a small but increasingly influential group of scientists is exploring proposals for planned human intervention in the climate system: a stratospheric veil against the sun, the cultivation of photosynthetic plankton, fleets of unmanned ships seeding the clouds. These are the technologies of geoengineering—and as Oliver Morton argues in this visionary book, it would be as irresponsible to ignore them as it would be foolish to see them as a simple solution to the problem. The Planet Remade explores the history, politics, and cutting-edge science of geoengineering. Morton weighs both the promise and perils of these controversial strategies and puts them in the broadest possible context. The past century’s changes to the planet—to the clouds and the soils, to the winds and the seas, to the great cycles of nitrogen and carbon—have been far more profound than most of us realize. Appreciating those changes clarifies not just the scale of what needs to be done about global warming, but also our relationship to nature. Climate change is not just one of the twenty-first century’s defining political challenges. Morton untangles the implications of our failure to meet the challenge of climate change and reintroduces the hope that we might. He addresses the deep fear that comes with seeing humans as a force of nature, and asks what it might mean—and what it might require of us—to try and use that force for good.

The Pebble in my Pocket

A History of Our Earth
Author: Meredith Hooper
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks
ISBN: 9781847807687
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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New in paperback! 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. "Hooper and Coady pass on a sense of wonder for the history contained in one small pebble....Coady provides spectacular paintings, given texture, weight, and movement by the strokes of his brush." - Kirkus Reviews

Milking the Moon: A Southerner's Story of Life on the Planet


Author: Eugene Walter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781611877663
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 428
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The author, born in Mobile, Alabama, lived in various locales, enjoyed the company of many luminaries, had such adventures as a role in Fellini's 8 1/2, and "went wherever his fancy and whimsy led him." His "Cast of characters," provides remarkable, brief glimpses of such personalities as Djuna Barnes, Bricktop, Alfred Chester, Federico Fellini, Josephine Herbst, James Laughlin, Carson McCullers, Gertrude Stein, and many, many others.

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.

Black Gold

The Story of Oil in Our Lives
Author: Albert Marrin
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375866736
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 192
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A history of the slick and foul-smelling substance that drives our existence and that becomes scarcer as our dependence on it grows.

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!

The Water Footprint of Modern Consumer Society


Author: Arjen Y. Hoekstra
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136457046
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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Water is not only used in the domestic context, but also in agriculture and industry in the production of commercial goods, from food to paper. The water footprint is an indicator of freshwater use that looks at both direct and indirect use of water by a consumer or producer. The water footprint of an individual, community or business is defined as the total volume of freshwater that is used to produce the goods and services consumed by the individual or community or produced by the business. This book shows how the water footprint concept can be used to quantify and map the water use behind consumption and how it can guide reduction of water use to a sustainable level. With a number of case studies, it illustrates water use along supply chains and that water consumption at one place is often linked to water use at another. For example, it is calculated that it takes 15,000 litres of water to produce 1 kg of beef, or 8,000 litres of water to produce a pair of jeans. The book shows that imports of water-intensive products can highly benefit water-scarce countries, but also that this creates a dependency on foreign water resources. The book demonstrates how water-scarce regions sometimes, nevertheless, use lots of water for making export products. It raises the issue of sustainable consumption: how can consumers, businesses and governments get involved in reducing the water footprints of final consumer goods?