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The Resource Life as we know it, Robert Winston

Life as we know it, Robert Winston

Label
Life as we know it
Title
Life as we know it
Statement of responsibility
Robert Winston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Describes how life emerged on earth, and how different forms of life have evolved
Review
  • Gr 4 – 8 — This visually appealing book, teeming with crisp, color images, provides readers with an introduction to the vast varieties of life on Earth and the possibilities beyond our planet. The text is arranged into five sections: "The meaning of LIFE," "The VARIETY of life," "Living TOGETHER," "Secrets of SURVIVAL," and "The OTHER SIDE of life." Some of the topics covered include basic cell structure, the six kingdoms, photosynthesis, habitats, migration, and ecosystems. Brief paragraphs of information appear across each spread on bright, eye-catching backgrounds and with a plethora of color photographs. The layout lends itself well to casual browsing, while still offering readers plenty of useful information. Children will be especially amused by the speech bubbles used throughout to lend a comical voice to key figures and an assortment of animals and plants. For example, a black widow spider warns readers: "Beware-I'm small but deadly!" The vibrant layout and accessible and engaging text are sure to attract young readers.—Maren Ostergard, King County Library System, Issaquah, WA --Maren Ostergard (Reviewed August 1, 2012) (School Library Journal, vol 58, issue 8, p116)
  • Winston has plenty to share about the diversity of life on Earth in this informative and eye-catching book, which begins with Earth’s formation billions of years ago and continues to the present day, exploring cells, the animal kingdom, ecosystems, food chains, and creatures that tolerate extreme conditions (including bacteria that thrive in volcanic pools and coffinfish that live under high pressure on the sea floor). The book’s full-color, graphically intensive design incorporates numerous photographs, sidebars, crisp digital art, and light humor, usually in the form of speech-bubble captions for the animals. Ages 7–up. (May) --Staff (Reviewed June 4, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 23, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10127021
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winston, Robert M. L
Dewey number
570
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life (Biology)
  • Life (Biology)
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Life as we know it, Robert Winston
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
853870
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9780756691691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780756691691
  • (OCoLC)727709913
Label
Life as we know it, Robert Winston
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
853870
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9780756691691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780756691691
  • (OCoLC)727709913

Library Locations

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      30.2713021 -97.7460168
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