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Time Zone

Time Zone

Discusses the reasons for time differences in different parts of the world and the history behind the division of the world into twenty-four time zones.

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ISBN 9780823423859
Published 1 January 2003 by Holiday House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Adler, David A.
Illustrated by Miller III, Edward
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ISBN-13 9780823423859
ISBN-10 0823423859
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Holiday House
Imprint Holiday House
Publication Date 1 January 2003
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Adler, David A.
Illustrated by Miller III, Edward
Category Early Learning: Time & Seasons
Number of Pages 31
Dimensions Width: 206mm
Height: 249mm
Spine: 5mm
Weight 136g
Interest Age 6-10 years
Reading Age 6-10 years
Library of Congress Time, Time measurements, Time - Systems and standards
NBS Text Pre-school & Early Learning
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 389.17
Catalogue Code 263557

Description of this Book

Discusses the reasons for time differences in different parts of the world and the history behind the division of the world into twenty-four time zones.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The creators of Fun with Roman Numerals (2008) and Money Madness (2009) collaborate here to explain the concept of time zones. Miller employs an astronaut and his robot dog to serve as guides for Adler s discussion of the differences in times around the globe caused by the earth s rotation in an easterly direction, resulting in later times as one travels east. He notes the difficulties faced (particularly with train travel) before the 1883 adoption of standardized time, describes how the 24 zones are adjusted to accommodate heavily populated areas or a particular country s preferences, and clarifies the need for the prime meridian and international date line. Miller s bold, cartoon-style collage art invites readers to ponder the ideas Adler presents. His use of humorous characters (a smiling sun and several Martians) adds to the book s appeal without detracting from the science. Numerous maps, diagrams, and a few documentary photos also help to clarify complex ideas, and a globe and lamp demonstration will help students visualize time zones. Kay Weisman

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Author's Bio

David A. Adler is the celebrated author of more than two hundred books for children. His books have received many honors, including the Sydney Taylor Book Award, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book, a Golden Kite Honor Book, and a NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book. He lives in the New York City metropolitan area. Edward Miller III is the author, illustrator, and designer of many nonfiction books, including The Tooth Book: A Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gum and The Monster Health Book, a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year that School Library Journal called lively and visually appealing. Visit his website at www.edmiller.com.

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