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Seasons
     

Seasons

by Andres Llamas Ruiz, Luis Rizo (Illustrator), Luis Rizo (Illustrator)
 
What makes winter cold and summer hot? Why do most flowers only bloom in spring and summer? Get the answers to these questions, and loads of others, with this colorful and informative journey through each season. "One spread is devoted to every month, with full-color illustrations and diagrams, accompanying explanations of the relationship between the sun and the

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What makes winter cold and summer hot? Why do most flowers only bloom in spring and summer? Get the answers to these questions, and loads of others, with this colorful and informative journey through each season. "One spread is devoted to every month, with full-color illustrations and diagrams, accompanying explanations of the relationship between the sun and the earth."—Kirkus Reviews. 32 pages (all in color), 8 X 10 5/8.

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Kirkus Reviews
This title in the Sequences of Earth & Space series, originally published in Spain, barely survives translation; imprecise language makes it unacceptable even at the introductory level.

One spread is devoted to every month, with full-color illustrations and diagrams accompanying explanations of the relationship between the sun and the earth. The problem begins on page one: "Seasons are caused as the earth travels around the sun; as the position of the earth's surface changes—moving either closer to or away from the sun—the seasons change. . . . As the earth revolves, weather conditions change periodically. These changes cause the seasons." The text never becomes much clearer than that ("the movement of stars is caused by the earth's rotation"), and the tour through the months focuses more or less on a strict four-season model, in which January is frigid and snowy and by March spring is in sight. The book concludes with a glossary that has its own flaws, e.g., perennial plants are "plants that keep their leaves all year round."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806993355
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/1996
Series:
Sequences of Earth and Space Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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