Just a Second: A Different Way to Look at Time (Hardcover)

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    What can happen in just a second,
    a minute, or an hour?
    How can we measure time?
    The flap of a vulture’s wing.
    A crocodile’s heartbeat.
    The weight of a baby blue whale.
    The life of a mayfly.
    These increments of time ma...

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    ITEM#: 13378889

    Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated over twenty picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor–winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eyepopping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children. To learn more about Steve and his books, visit www.stevejenkinsbooks.com.
    What can happen in just a second,
    a minute, or an hour?
    How can we measure time?
    The flap of a vulture’s wing.
    A crocodile’s heartbeat.
    The weight of a baby blue whale.
    The life of a mayfly.
    These increments of time may sound a bit strange, but they are all fascinating ways in which we can think about time.
    But what exactly is time?
    In Just a Second, the award-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins brings forth unique ways to think about time beyond the hands we see every day on a ticking clock.
    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.

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    ISBN 9780618708963
    Genre JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Date & Time
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 30
    Publisher Date 2011-10-25 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 10.0 in
    Thickness 0.25 in
    Unit weight 0.75 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Different Way to Look at Time
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Jenkins, Steve

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