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The Resource Can lightning strike the same place twice? : and other questions about Earth, weather, and the environment, Joanne Mattern ; illustrations by Colin W. Thompson

Can lightning strike the same place twice? : and other questions about Earth, weather, and the environment, Joanne Mattern ; illustrations by Colin W. Thompson

Label
Can lightning strike the same place twice? : and other questions about Earth, weather, and the environment
Title
Can lightning strike the same place twice?
Title remainder
and other questions about Earth, weather, and the environment
Statement of responsibility
Joanne Mattern ; illustrations by Colin W. Thompson
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presents common sayings about Earth and space, plants and animals, the weather, and geography, discussing which statements are right, which are wrong, and which ones still stump scientists
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mattern, Joanne
Dewey number
550
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q163
LC item number
.M45 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Thompson, Colin W.
Series statement
Is that a fact?
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Science
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Can lightning strike the same place twice? : and other questions about Earth, weather, and the environment, Joanne Mattern ; illustrations by Colin W. Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 38-39) and index
Contents
  • Is is true that the Great Wall of China is the only human-made object you can see from space? -- If a groundhog sees its shadow, will there really be six more weeks of winter?
  • Is it true that earth is running out of landfill space? -- Does earth's distance from the sun really cause the seasons?
  • Is it true that you can tell what the temperature is by counting a cricket's chirps?
  • Is it true that all deserts are hot?
  • Does a ring around the moon really mean rain or snow is on the way?
  • Can lightning strike the same place twice?
  • Is it true that you can dig a hole from one side of earth to the other?
  • Is it safe to go outside while the eye of a hurricane is passing over your home?
  • Can people be swallowed up by a crack in the earth during an earthquake?
  • Should you open windows in a house to prevent damage during a tornoado? -- Are forest fires really always bad? -- Is it true that no two snowflakes are alike?
  • Can you really use moss growing on a tree to tell you in which direction you are going?
  • Is it true that water drains in a different direction in each hemisphere? -- Can you tell how far away a storm is by counting the seconds between a flash of lightning and a roll of thunder?
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
40 p.
Isbn
9780822590811
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg. : alk. paper) ;
Lccn
2009020588
Other physical details
col. ill.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1306470
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn361947823
  • (OCoLC)361947823
  • 1429759
Label
Can lightning strike the same place twice? : and other questions about Earth, weather, and the environment, Joanne Mattern ; illustrations by Colin W. Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 38-39) and index
Contents
  • Is is true that the Great Wall of China is the only human-made object you can see from space? -- If a groundhog sees its shadow, will there really be six more weeks of winter?
  • Is it true that earth is running out of landfill space? -- Does earth's distance from the sun really cause the seasons?
  • Is it true that you can tell what the temperature is by counting a cricket's chirps?
  • Is it true that all deserts are hot?
  • Does a ring around the moon really mean rain or snow is on the way?
  • Can lightning strike the same place twice?
  • Is it true that you can dig a hole from one side of earth to the other?
  • Is it safe to go outside while the eye of a hurricane is passing over your home?
  • Can people be swallowed up by a crack in the earth during an earthquake?
  • Should you open windows in a house to prevent damage during a tornoado? -- Are forest fires really always bad? -- Is it true that no two snowflakes are alike?
  • Can you really use moss growing on a tree to tell you in which direction you are going?
  • Is it true that water drains in a different direction in each hemisphere? -- Can you tell how far away a storm is by counting the seconds between a flash of lightning and a roll of thunder?
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
40 p.
Isbn
9780822590811
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg. : alk. paper) ;
Lccn
2009020588
Other physical details
col. ill.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1306470
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn361947823
  • (OCoLC)361947823
  • 1429759

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