A fun, fact-filled book explains how life is sustained on Earth through the presence of water, food, and oxygen, and how the planet is different from a spacecraft because it can rejuvenate its supply of these critical resources.
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Patricia Lauber is the author of more than sixty-five books for young readers. Many of them are in the field of science, and their range reflects the diversity of her own interests-bats, dolphins, dogs, volcanoes, earthquakes, the ice ages, the Everglades, the planets, earthworms. Two of her books, SEEDS: POP STICK GLIDE and JOURNEY TO THE PLANETS, were nonfiction nominees for The American Book Awards. She was the 1983 winner of The Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award for her overall contribution to children's nonfiction literature.
As well as writing books, Ms. Lauber has been editor of Junior Scholastic, editor-in-chief of Science World, and chief editor, science and mathematics, of The New Book of KnowledgeA graduate of Wellesley College, she is married and lives in Connecticut. When not writing, she enjoys hiking, sailing, traveling, cooking, reading, and listening to music.
Holly Keller is the creator of many popular books for children, including the Horace books, Farfallina & Marcel, and Help! In applauding her work, School Library Journal noted that she is "an author/artist who truly understands children." Holly Keller lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1996. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0060244089
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1996. No binding. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-225-98-2837002