Before and after: A Book of Nature Timescapes

Overview

Jan Thornhill uses vibrant art to introduce the "nature timescape" to children, depicting from picture to picture how natural scenes change over spans of time ranging from a few seconds to a year. The environments--a tropical coral reef, an African savannah, a meadow in North America, and the South American rain forest--will delight children as they point out what has changed from scene to scene in the before and after pictures. Age 4 and up.
Read ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $33.54   
  • Used (2) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$33.54
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(83)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
New. We ship fast with tracking number. We do not ship to HI or AK.

Ships from: Philadelphia, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
$35.31
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(985)

Condition: New
1997-08-01 Hardcover New NEW-IT IS BRAND NEW-and in its NEW dust cover. It is free from any foreign markings.

Ships from: Rockford, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$105.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(139)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

Jan Thornhill uses vibrant art to introduce the "nature timescape" to children, depicting from picture to picture how natural scenes change over spans of time ranging from a few seconds to a year. The environments--a tropical coral reef, an African savannah, a meadow in North America, and the South American rain forest--will delight children as they point out what has changed from scene to scene in the before and after pictures. Age 4 and up.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Ru Story-Huffman
This beautiful book presents different situations and shows how those situations change over differing time spans. Using animals as a common theme, Thornhill has developed a pleasing and entertaining book, which is also very educating. Each two-page spread shows a scene from nature. The following spread shows that same scene after a span of a few minutes, days, months or a year. Children looking at this book have the opportunity to discover differences, enjoy art, and identify different animals, insects and creatures of the wild. The borders of each spread offer the names of animals portrayed in the pictures. An excellent book.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3In rich, detailed illustrations, flora and fauna are depicted in various habitats "Before" and then again "After" a period of time has passed. For example, a coral reef displays many species of creaturesfish, starfish, sea urchins, a giant clam. Turn the page and a few moments have passed during which some of the creatures have left the scene; others, such as a shark and a large turtle, have entered. A pond is shown at sunset. Turn the page and an hour has passed; the animals now begin their nighttime activities. Other habitats include an African savannah, a meadow, a South American rain forest, the edge of a forest in eastern Australia, and a school yard. For each area, different lengths of time elapse. Illustrated borders list the various animals found within so that children can easily identify them. The "Nature Notes" on the back page provide further explanations of what has taken place in these "timescapes." Thornhill has brilliantly executed this unique and clever idea that will lend itself to a good discussion. Children will be able to grasp the concept that timewhether a moment or a yearbrings changes to any environment, including their own.Helen Rosenberg, St. Scholastica High School, Chicago, IL
Kirkus Reviews
With scrupulous care and exhibiting obvious research, Thornhill (Crow and Fox, 1993, etc.) presents seven biomes, one in every spread—tropical coral reef, wetland, savannah, meadow, temperate forest edge, rain forest, and school yard—on which appear about two dozen animals in a natural setting; the animals appear again in miniature and labeled in the colored border. A second spread of the featured biome follows, showing it a few seconds later, a minute later, a day later, a year later, etc. Children can observe the action at a tranquil watering hole a minute before a lioness leaps onto the scene, or the few seconds it takes for creatures at a coral reef to scatter and hide once the shark shows up. At the school yard, the "before" scene shows that a habitat is being created, with trees in burlap bags and gardening equipment; the "after" spread is set a year later, when the garden has become leafy and birds, butterflies, squirrels, and frogs have settled into the environment along with the children. A section of nature notes provides an additional paragraph of information for each locale, while the handsome, heavily detailed full-color drawings make a guessing game of some of the animals' hiding spots. Useful for biome study or just for browsing.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792270935
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.39 (w) x 12.37 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)