Three-time Caldecott Honor Artist Molly Bang and National Science Award-winning professor Penny Chisholm present a stunning, accessible explanation of the Earth's water cycle and its global effects. 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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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! PRAISE FOR THE SUNLIGHT SERIES: 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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WATER! Always changing, from liquid to solid to vapor, water keeps ALL LIFE alive. WHY? 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?