Dirt

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National Geographic Society, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 31 pages
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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. During this exciting tour, children discover what soil is, how it is formed, and why this substance is vital to plants, animals, and humans. Colorful art and simple text show how the soil that plants grow in differs from the soil that building foundations sit in, and help youngsters understand hwy this precious resource must be conserved.

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User Review  - mblessum - LibraryThing

National Geographic, Jump Into Science series. Great illustrations with simple, hands-on activities that are perfect for both small and large groups. Ages: 4-8 Source: My Personal Library Read full review

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Lots of neat facts and easy-to-read explanations about dirt (or soil, as the scientists prefer) can be found in this Jump Into Science title for young readers. For example, "Just one square foot of ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

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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