Cold Light: Creatures, Discoveries, and Inventions that Glow

Cold Light: Creatures, Discoveries, and Inventions that Glow

by Anita Sitarski

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590784686
Publisher: Highlights
Publication date: 10/28/2007
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 1,286,928
Product dimensions: 7.88(w) x 9.81(h) x 0.36(d)
Lexile: 1070L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Anita Sitarski has combined her loves of teaching and science in a career spanning more than twenty years. She has taught in the classroom and online, and as education director for a historic house-museum. She lives in the Finger Lakes region of New York State with her husband, Michael, and her son, Kevin. Cold Light is her first book.

Table of Contents


Introduction     5
How Can You Be So Cold?: The Stone That Captured the Sun     7
Back Off, I Need Some Air: The Chicken That Glowed in the Dark     11
What's in a Name?: The Inside Story of Fire Beetles and Glowing Mushrooms     16
They're Everywhere: Shedding Light on Bioluminescent Creatures     20
Don't Bother Me, I'm Busy: The Secret Lives of Glowing Sea Creatures     23
You Light Up My Life: Those Special Fireflies     28
Send In the Clones: New Frontiers in Bioluminescence Research     32
I Don't Need You Anymore: Jellyfish GFP and Beyond     37
New Kids on the Block: Man-Made Cool Light     41
Epilogue     44
To Learn More     45
Glossary     46
Index     47

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