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You wouldn't want to live without gravity

by Rooney, Anne,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
Available (8)
Location Collection Call #
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Non Fiction J 531.14 Ber
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
 
Collection  Children Non Fiction
 
Call Number  J 531.14 Ber
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Children's Non-Fiction Collection j QC178.R66 2016
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j QC178.R66 2016
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j QC178.R66 2016
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j QC178.R66 2016
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection j QC178.R66 2016
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j QC178.R66 2016
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Non Fiction J 531.14 R674
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Children Non Fiction
 
Call Number  J 531.14 R674
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 531.14 Roo
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j 531.14 Roo
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 531 R67
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 531 R67
 
 
Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Juv 531.14 R77
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile
 
Call Number  Juv 531.14 R77
 
 
Summary
You don't really get a choice about gravity. If you live on Earth, you're going to have to live with it.This series takes readers (Ages 8-12) on a historical journey, examining how people coped in the past and how they developed ingenious ways to make life safer and less unpleasant. Each book features full-color cartoon-style illustrations and hilarious speech bubbles to heighten interest, making the series attractive even to reluctant readers.If you become an astronaut, you might get to escape from gravity for a while, but it will be waiting for you when you get home. But gravity does a lot of useful things - such as keeping us on the Earth and holding the entire universe together! Learn how gravity was discovered and why it helps us to understand everything from how toothpaste comes out of the tube to the movements of the planets.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "With an understanding of how much fun life without vegetables, gravity, and other ubiquitous things would be to children, these titles in the You Wouldn't Want to Live Without series introduce science concepts in a tongue-in-cheek manner. Cartoon illustrations enhance the effect as the amusing but scientifically sound text explains how these objects (or force, in the case of gravity) work; what scientists have learned about them; their pros and cons; and how, ultimately, we really do need them. Gravity opens with its origination during the big bang and continues with Newton's role in identifying gravity, how gravity differs in space, and how human bodies have evolved to live with gravity. The books feature a time line and numerous ancillaries, but the myriad entertaining facts are the real hit. Who wouldn't want to read them?--Leeper, Angela Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series You wouldn't want to--
Subjects Gravity -- Juvenile literature.
Weightlessness -- Juvenile literature.
Gravity.
Weightlessness.
Publisher New York :2016
Other Titles You would not want to live without gravity
Gravity
Contributors Bergin, Mark, 1961- illustrator.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
ISBN 9780531214879
0531214877
9780531224373
0531224376
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