Dirt: Jump Into Science (Hardcover)

Jump Into Science

By Steve Tomecek, Nancy Woodman (Illustrator)

National Geographic Society, 9780792282044, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 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 more than 45 books, including Dirtmeister's Nitty Gritty Planet Earth and several Jump into Science titles. He was the winner of the 1996 American Institute of Physics Excellence in Science Writing Award. Tomecek has served as the associate director of the Science Museum of Long Island and as the science program supervisor for the New York Hall of Science. He has written for and developed websites for Los Alamos National Labs, Scholastic, and Discovery. Tomecek lives in Bellerose, New York. Nancy Woodman is a children's book author and illustrator. She has worked on Sea-Fari Deep and the Jump into Science books Dirt, Volcano!, and Sand, a Parents' Choice winner for 2001. Woodman is also the cocreator of Worm Vue Wonders, an educational product about the role of earthworms in soil. She lives in Poulsbo, Washington. To learn more, visit nanneroo.com.
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