The story of oxygen

by Fitzgerald, Karen.

Format: Print Book 1996
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction 546.7 F
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  546.7 F
This highly praised series of books has been in print since the 1950s (launched originally by Franklin Watts himself). Today's First Books provide engaging, in-depth introductions to subjects in all areas of the middle-grade curriculum, including science, social studies, and the arts.

Illustrated with color and historical photography and art, each First Book is chaptered, includes an index, a for-further-reading list and, where appropriate, a glossary and original maps.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4^-6. The discovery of oxygen and its role as the life-giving gas are the subjects of this book. Fitzgerald uses the mythical fire-breathing dragon to represent oxygen, relating the story of oxygen to the story of fire. Along with discussing the historical developments associated with the discovery of oxygen and the oxidation process, she explains how an understanding of oxidation contributed to the development of modern chemistry. She continues with a look at the role oxygen plays in photosynthesis, in human metabolism, and in the atmosphere. This work is simple as far as myth and history are concerned, but the explanation of the chemistry behind the myth is overwhelming by comparison. Plenty of illustrations, in black-and-white and color, are included. Periodic table; glossary; source list. --Ilana Steinhorn"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series First book.
Subjects Oxygen -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :F. Watts,1996
Other Titles Oxygen
Language English
Description 63 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 60) and index.
ISBN 0531202259
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