Just a Second by Steve Jenkins


Just a Second by Steve Jenkins

What can happen in just a second, a minute, or an hour? How can we measure time? The flap of a vulture's wing. A crocodile's heartbeat. The weight of a baby blue whale. The life of a mayfly. These increments of time may sound a bit strange, but they are all fascinating ways in which we can think about time. But what exactly is time? In Just a Second , the award-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins brings forth unique ways to think about time beyond the hands we see every day on a ticking clock.


This subtly philosophical examination of time, scale, and the mechanics of life is all but certain to leave readers reconsidering the world and their place in it. Publishers Weekly, starred review This is a fascinatingly different way to approach natural history as well as time... Bulletin

Jenkins renders this package both eye-catching and mind boggling. Teachers will find good jumping-off points here for math, science, and history discussions. School Library Journal, starred review

About the Author

STEVE JENKINS has illustrated over 20 books for children and young people celebrating the natural world and the creatures that live there. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, Robin Page, and their three children. Besides writing and illustrating children's books, Steve and his wife run a graphic design studio.

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40 pages


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Publication date

1st April 2012



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