by Dickmann, Nancy,

Format: Print Book 2019
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 546 D56
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 546 D56
Organic doesn't only refer to fresh vegetables. In science, organic describes natural matter or compounds with a carbon base. Readers will learn all about the element of carbon, from its discovery to the role it plays in living things. They'll see real-life examples of how humans use carbon in various industries. A charming design with illustrations and photographs bring the lesson into detailed focus. Accessible text and a concluding quiz help readers engage with this important information, making this volume a valuable addition to any library and classroom.
Elements all around us
Physical properties of carbon
Chemical properties of carbon
Where is carbon found?
Carbon in the body
Fueling the body
Carbon and plants
Coal, oil, and gas
The carbon cycle
Carbon dating
Using carbon.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Organic chemistry is a complicated topic, but this entry in the Elements of Life series (6 titles) engagingly introduces the titular element in a kid-friendly manner. After a brief description of elements, atoms, and atomic structure, the author addresses the wide variety of forms carbon can take (gaseous in carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide; soft and opaque in graphite and charcoal; hard and transparent in diamonds; and so on) and the ways those forms are used in everyday objects and activities. Bright, cheerful artwork and thoughtfully chosen photos nicely break up the text a diagram demonstrating the elemental makeup of the human body and a labeled illustration of the carbon cycle are particular highlights. The topic might seem dull, but this approachable volume makes it relevant by underscoring how essential carbon is to life on earth.--Sarah Hunter Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Dickmann, Nancy. Elements of life.
Subjects Carbon -- Juvenile literature.
Carbon -- Properties -- Juvenile literature.
Chemistry, Organic -- Juvenile literature.
Carbon -- Properties.
Chemistry, Organic.
Publisher New York, NY :2019
Language English
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
ISBN 9781538347591
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