On This Spot

An Expedition Back Through Time

By Susan E. Goodman; Lee Christiansen (Illustrator); Susan Goodman (Illustrator)
Greenwillow Books, Hardcover, 9780688169138, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 2004

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On This Spot...

See buildings soar and traffic zoom, a kaleidoscope of color and movement. Now turn the page and time-travel back 175 years, where on the same spot carriages bumped and pigs raced across cobblestones. Turn again and go back 400 years to when a Lenape Indian trail crossed the spot. Now travel farther still, to when glaciers crept . . . dinosaurs preyed . . . a tropical sea teemed with ancient creatures . . . back 540 million years, when rock was all you could see.

What happened on this spot?What will happen next?Look out your window. What happened on that spot?

About the Author
Susan Goodman is a Senior Member of Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford.Lee Christiansen illustrated Water Hole Waiting by Jane Kurtz and Christopher Kurtz. School Library Journal called the illustrations "breathtaking" while Kirkus Reviews noted the "vivid artwork complements the elegant text, often extending it with additional details." Water Hole Waiting was named a School Library Journal Best Book and a National Science Teachers Association/Children's Book Council Outstanding Science Trade Book. Lee Christiansen lives in Red Lodge, Montana, with his wife and sons.Susan Goodman, Professor of English and H. Fletcher Brown Chair of Humanities at the University of Delaware, is author of "Civil Wars: American Novelists and Manners, 1880-1940 "(2003) and "Ellen Glasgow: A Biography "(2003), among other books. Carl Dawson, Professor of English at the University of Delaware, is author of "Living Backwards: A Transatlantic Memoir "(1995), "Lafcadio Hearn and the Vision of Japan "(1992), and other books.
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