You wouldn't want to live without dirt

by Graham, Ian, 1953-

Format: Print Book 2016
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What if we didn't have any dirt or soil? It's hard to imagine.This series takes readers (Ages 8-12) on a historical journey, examining how people coped in the past and how they developed ingenious ways to make life safer and less unpleasant. Each book features full-color cartoon-style illustrations and hilarious speech bubbles to heighten interest, making the series attractive even to reluctant readers.The ground would look different and many of the plants, trees and animals we know today would disappear. Dirt, and or soil, supplies a surprising variety of raw materials for making things. Learn about the ways dirt and soil have been used by humans over the centuries, from cave paintings to crop farming, and the exciting prospects for dirt and soil we may see in the future.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "With an understanding of how much fun life without vegetables, gravity, and other ubiquitous things would be to children, these titles in the You Wouldn't Want to Live Without series introduce science concepts in a tongue-in-cheek manner. Cartoon illustrations enhance the effect as the amusing but scientifically sound text explains how these objects (or force, in the case of gravity) work; what scientists have learned about them; their pros and cons; and how, ultimately, we really do need them. Dirt describes how soil forms; how it serves as a habitat for a variety of plants, animals, and microbes; and its many uses. The books feature a time line and numerous ancillaries, but the myriad entertaining facts are the real hit. Who wouldn't want to read them?--Leeper, Angela Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series You wouldn't want to--
Subjects Soils -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :2016
Edition Library edition.
Other Titles You would not want to live without dirt
Contributors Bergin, Mark, 1961- illustrator.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 30 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
ISBN 9780531214886
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