Rivers of Sunlight

Rivers of Sunlight : How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth

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With stunning artwork and compelling scientific explanation, Bang and Chisholm have brought forth a masterpiece that is critically relevant in this environmentally tumultuous time.

How does the sun keep ocean currents moving and lift fresh water from the seas? What can we do to conserve one of our planet's most precious resources?

In this newest book in the award-winning Sunlight Series, readers learn about the constant movement of water as it flows around the Earth. As the water changes between liquid, vapor, and ice, Sunlight powers all living things, ensuring that life can exist on Earth.

Perfect for any reader--young or old!--this is
an invaluable addition to all classrooms, libraries, and at-home collections.
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 234 x 279 x 13mm | 454g
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0545805414
  • 9780545805414
  • 542,780

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Always changing, from liquid
to solid to vapor, water
keeps ALL LIFE alive.
Because water moves!
The sun's energy cycles it all
around our planet -- the Gulf
Stream and a giant, deep-water
river flow inside the seas, while
a river of water vapor f lies
across the sky. Water cycles
through YOU, too -- keeping
you alive and flushing away
your wastes.
But now Earth's water balance
is changing. Some places have
too much water, and other
places have too little.
Can people learn to take better
care of Earth's precious water?
Can you?
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Back cover copy

RIVERS OF SUNLIGHT: How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth
joins four prize-winning books that explore the wonder
of how our sun gives life to most living things -- including YOU!

MY LIGHT: How Sunlight Becomes Electricity
★ A lovely and illuminating book that presents sound science. -- Booklist
★ Youngsters should find her enthusiasm electrifying. -- Publishers Weekly
LIVING SUNLIGHT: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life
★ An outstanding book to read and absorb. -- Booklist
A magnificent celebration of life. -- Natural History Magazine
OCEAN SUNLIGHT: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas
★ An awe-inspiring lesson in photosynthesis goes under the sea. -- Kirkus Reviews
BURIED SUNLIGHT: How Fossil Fuels Have Changed the Earth
★ Gorgeous illustrations and impressive, urgent scientific explanation. -- Kirkus Reviews
★ Bang's illustrations brilliantly represent the chemistry.
-- The Horn Book Magazine
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5 STARS for Rivers of Sunlight

* "The science is superb." -- Horn Book, starred review

* "The pairing of uncomplicated text and lavish illustration feels expansive, conveying amazement and awe through clear, yet poetic, visual explanations....A handsome invitation to earth science." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "An enlightening book on a vital topic." -- Booklist, starred review

*"Bang continues her Sunlight series with a poetic, in-depth exploration of the sun's role in the water cycle." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

*"An outstanding choice for introducing young children to the water cycle. This is a book to return to many times." -- School Library Journal, starred review

Praise for Buried Sunlight

* "Gorgeous illustrations and impressive, urgent scientific explanation." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Combining an amiable voice with unusual breadth of vision, depth of knowledge, and subtlety of presentation, this is a masterful book in a highly original science series." -- Booklist, starred review

Praise for Ocean Sunlight

A Booklist Editor's Choice & Top 10 Book for Youth
A Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice Title
A Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book Title

* "This ambitious, beautifully illustrated book offers information seldom covered in science books for young children." -- Booklist, starred review

* "Bang creates dimension and visual drama with her use of gold, blues, and black, forming an ethereal habitat for phytoplankton, jellyfish, and bioluminescent creatures." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "An awe-inspiring lesson in photosynthesis goes under the sea. Readers will want to visit more than once to capture both the science and the abundant sense of celebration here." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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About Molly Bang

Molly Bang has written and illustrated more than twenty books for young readers, including When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry... ; Ten, Nine, Eight; and The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher, each of which were Caldecott Honor books. Bang divides her time between Falmouth, Massachusetts, and Northern California.

Penny Chisholm is a professor at M.I.T., where she has been teaching Ecology for more than thirty-five years. Her long list of prestigious awards includes the National Medal of Science, awarded at the White House in 2013.
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226 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 21% (48)
4 43% (98)
3 26% (59)
2 7% (16)
1 2% (5)
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