Dirt

Jump Into Science

By Steve Tomecek; Nancy Woodman (Illustrator)
(National Geographic Society, Hardcover, 9780792282044, 32pp.)

Publication Date: September 2002

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Description
Young readers get down in the dirt with a friendly star-nosed mole as he shows off the different parts of his garden and some amazing creatures who live in the dirt. Children discover what soil is, how it is formed, and why this substance is vital to plants, animals, and humans. Full-color illustrations.



About the Author
Steve Tomecek, the Executive Director and Founder of Science Plus, Inc., is the author of numerous books, including three other Jump Into Science titles. He was the winner of the 1996 American Institute of Physics Excellence in Science Writing Award. He lives in Bellerose, NY.
Liisa Chauncy Guida studied at the Pratt School of Art and Design in New York City. She gazes at the moon in the clear skies over her home in Avon, CO.

Dr. Ellen J. Prager lives in Arlington, Virgina and is a geologist who specializes in marine science research and education. Formerly with the Sea Education Association and the U.S. Geological Survey, she now writes on marine-related topics. She collects sand from all over the world. Illustrator Nancy Woodman lives in Poulsbo, Washington, and is the illustrator for two other books in the series: " Dirt" and" Volcano."
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