A Drop of Water

by Walter Wick
Photographed by Walter Wick

SCHOLASTIC INC | April 1, 1997 | Hardcover

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The most spectacular photographs ever created on the subject of water appear in this unique science book by Walter Wick. The camera stops the action and magnifies it so that all the amazing states of water can be observed ? water as ice, rainbow, steam, frost, dew. Readers can examine a drop of water as it falls from a faucet, see a drop of water as it splashes on a hard surface, count the points of an actual snowflake, and contemplate how drops of water form clouds. Evaporation, condensation, capillary, attraction, and surface tension are explained through simple text and illustrated by pictures that reveal water in its many awesome transformations. The last pages of the book feature experiments that welcome the reader into the world of scientific investigation. In A Drop of Water, Walter Wick embraces two disciplines, art and science, and stimulates the reader as aesthetic and scientific observer.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 40 pages, 11.53 × 9.34 × 0.35 in

Published: April 1, 1997

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0590221973

ISBN - 13: 9780590221979

Found in: Nature and Wildlife
Appropriate for ages: 4

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A Drop of Water

A Drop of Water

by Walter Wick
Photographed by Walter Wick

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 40 pages, 11.53 × 9.34 × 0.35 in

Published: April 1, 1997

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0590221973

ISBN - 13: 9780590221979

About the Book

The camera stops the action so young readers can observe what they could not otherwise see: a drop of water as it falls from a faucet, water as a single snowflake, and much more. Full color.

From the Publisher

The most spectacular photographs ever created on the subject of water appear in this unique science book by Walter Wick. The camera stops the action and magnifies it so that all the amazing states of water can be observed ? water as ice, rainbow, steam, frost, dew. Readers can examine a drop of water as it falls from a faucet, see a drop of water as it splashes on a hard surface, count the points of an actual snowflake, and contemplate how drops of water form clouds. Evaporation, condensation, capillary, attraction, and surface tension are explained through simple text and illustrated by pictures that reveal water in its many awesome transformations. The last pages of the book feature experiments that welcome the reader into the world of scientific investigation. In A Drop of Water, Walter Wick embraces two disciplines, art and science, and stimulates the reader as aesthetic and scientific observer.

From the Jacket

The most spectacular photographs ever created on the subject of water appear in this unique science book by Walter Wick. The camera stops the action and magnifies it so that all the amazing states of water can be observed - water as ice, rainbow, stream, frost, dew. Readers can examine a drop of water as it falls from a faucet, see a drop of water as it splashes on a hard surface, count the points of an actual snowflake, and contemplate how drops of water form clouds.

About the Author

Walter Wick is the photographer of the I Spy series of books, with more than twenty-four million copies in print. He is both author and photographer of A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder, winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award, and Walter Wick's Optical Tricks, which was named a Best Illustrated Children's Book by The New York Times Book Review. Walter Wick's stunning photographs and magical special effects have made his picture books a hit with young readers everywhere.

From Our Editors

In this spectacular science book, the camera stops the action so young readers can observe what they could not otherwise see: a drop of water as it falls from a faucet; water as a single snowflake; water as a rainbow, steam, frost and dew. Through the beauty of astonishing close-up photography and simple text, art and science combine to explain concepts such as evaporation and condensation

Appropriate for ages: 4