Air Is All Around You

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'Branley gives directions with diagrams for two easy experiments that show how air is in everything, including water. Replacement of old editions with this attractive new one is recommended because of the updated, well-presented information as well as for the funny illustrations that help make learning fun.' —BL.

Author Biography: Franklyn M. Branley is the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the award-winning author of over 140 popular books for readers of all ages. He is Astronomer ...

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Overview

'Branley gives directions with diagrams for two easy experiments that show how air is in everything, including water. Replacement of old editions with this attractive new one is recommended because of the updated, well-presented information as well as for the funny illustrations that help make learning fun.' —BL.

Author Biography: Franklyn M. Branley is the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the award-winning author of over 140 popular books for readers of all ages. He is Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium. Dr. Branley lives in Brunswick, Maine.

Describes the various properties of air and shows how to prove that air takes up space and that there is air dissolved in water.

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PreS-2 More visually appealing than the 1962 edition, this revision includes discussions of the weight of air and of the fact that spaceships have to take air with them as they fly above the air. The major deletion is that air is not found in packed tin cans. Both editions describe the properties of air and offer two simple experiments to prove that air takes up space and that air is dissolved in water. Illustrations in both bold and pastel colors are coordinated with the easy-to-read text and make this an eye-pleasing and informative book. Alice Arnett , Greenwood Elementary School, Louisville, Ky.
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PreS-Gr 2-This newly illustrated edition of a 1986 title introduces the concept of air, its presence in our world, and its importance to the environment. The text describes several interesting facts, clearly explaining ideas and incorporating experiments that are easy to reproduce at home or in the classroom. The appealing artwork supports the narrative and takes readers on a journey through the natural world. Produced in pen and warm, earthy watercolors, the pictures are filled with amusing details. Additional, easy-to-replicate activities are appended. This book serves as a wonderful starting point for educators beginning a unit on an integral part of our ecosystem and would be an asset to any science collection.-Hope Marie Cook, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Franklyn M. Branley is one of the co-founders of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the author of close to 150 popular books about scientific topics for young readers of all ages. He is Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium.

Dr. Branley lives in Sag Harbor, New York.

John O'Brien has illustrated over 60 books for children, most recently I Know a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello by Barbara S. Garriel and The Beach Patrol, which he wrote with Max Bilkins. He lives in Delron, New Jersey, and Miami, Florida.

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