Just a Second

Hardcover | October 1, 2011

bySteve Jenkins

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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 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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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 S...

Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction 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, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and i...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 8.09 × 10.21 × 0.18 inPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0618708960

ISBN - 13:9780618708963

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This subtly philosophical examination of time, scale, and the mechanics of life is all but certain to leave readers reconsidering the world and their place in it."- Publishers Weekly, starred review "This is a fascinatingly different way to approach natural history as well as time? "- Bulletin "Jenkins renders this package both eye-catching and mind boggling. Teachers will find good jumping-off points here for math, science, and history discussions."- School Library Journal, starred review"