Look and Learn: How a City Works
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Alex Woolf
Categories: Cities and towns
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11 - Publisher: Look & Learn

Each title in the Look and Learn series explores a man-made structure layer by layer, looking at how science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) have been employed to make them function. Each spread focuses in on one aspect of the structure, with stunning artwork, bite-sized text, panels, labels and diagrams providing multiple entry points into the subjects, making the books appealing and accessible for reluctant readers.How A City Works looks at the scientific innovations that have made vast cities possible, including how skyscrapers are constructed, the forms of energy creation that help to power homes and offices, and the different modes of public transport that help to reduce carbon emissions and traffic congestion.
How a City Works
Language: en
Pages: 40
Authors: D. J. Ward
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-11 - Publisher: HarperCollins

Read and find out about how cities work in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book. Millions of people live in cities around the world, but have you ever wondered how cities work? All those people need clean water to drink, a safe place to live, and a way to get all around the city. How do you take care of all those people’s needs? Read and find out all about the systems a city has to help keep everyone safe, healthy, and happy. This book on city systems will appeal to the young civil engineer. How a City Works is filled with fun, accurate art, and includes tons of information. For example, it answers the question: Where does all the electricity needed to make a city run come from? How a City Works covers water treatment, power, sewage, recycling, and transportation. How a City Works comes packed with visual aids like charts, sidebars, an infographic, and a funny, hands-on activity—how to clean up dirty “sewage” water, using puffed rice cereal, raisins, hot chocolate mix, and coffee filters. This is a clear and appealing science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom. It's a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are: hands-on and visual acclaimed and trusted great for classrooms Top 10 reasons to love LRFOs: Entertain and educate at the same time Have appealing, child-centered topics Developmentally appropriate for emerging readers Focused; answering questions instead of using survey approach Employ engaging picture book quality illustrations Use simple charts and graphics to improve visual literacy skills Feature hands-on activities to engage young scientists Meet national science education standards Written/illustrated by award-winning authors/illustrators & vetted by an expert in the field Over 130 titles in print, meeting a wide range of kids' scientific interests Books in this series support the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.
Educational Film/video Locator of the Consortium of University Film Centers and R.R. Bowker
Language: en
Pages: 3115
Authors: Consortium of University Film Centers
Categories: Audio-visual materials
Type: BOOK - Published: 1986 - Publisher:

Books about Educational Film/video Locator of the Consortium of University Film Centers and R.R. Bowker
The Works
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Kate Ascher
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-11-27 - Publisher: Penguin

A fascinating guided tour of the ways things work in a modern city “It's a rare person who won't find something of interest in The Works, whether it's an explanation of how a street-sweeper works or the view of what's down a manhole.” —New York Post Have you ever wondered how the water in your faucet gets there? Where your garbage goes? What the pipes under city streets do? How bananas from Ecuador get to your local market? Why radiators in apartment buildings clang? Using New York City as its point of reference, The Works takes readers down manholes and behind the scenes to explain exactly how an urban infrastructure operates. Deftly weaving text and graphics, author Kate Ascher explores the systems that manage water, traffic, sewage and garbage, subways, electricity, mail, and much more. Full of fascinating facts and anecdotes, The Works gives readers a unique glimpse at what lies behind and beneath urban life in the twenty-first century.
On a Silver Platter
Language: en
Pages: 287
Authors: Greg M. Smith
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: NYU Press

Beyond Exonerating the Innocent: Author on WAMU Radio Convicted Yet Innocent: The Legal Times Review Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2008 DNA testing and advances in forensic science have shaken the foundations of the U.S. criminal justice system. One of the most visible results is the exoneration of inmates who were wrongly convicted and incarcerated, many of them sentenced to death for crimes they did not commit. This has caused a quandary for many states: how can claims of innocence be properly investigated and how can innocent inmates be reliably distinguished from the guilty? In answer, some states have created “innocence commissions” to establish policies and provide legal assistance to the improperly imprisoned. The Innocence Commission describes the creation and first years of the Innocence Commission for Virginia (ICVA), the second innocence commission in the nation and the first to conduct a systematic inquiry into all cases of wrongful conviction. Written by Jon B. Gould, the Chair of the ICVA, who is a professor of justice studies and an attorney, the author focuses on twelve wrongful conviction cases to show how and why wrongful convictions occur, what steps legal and state advocates took to investigate the convictions, how these prisoners were ultimately freed, and what lessons can be learned from their experiences. Gould recounts how a small band of attorneys and other advocates — in Virginia and around the country — have fought wrongful convictions in court, advanced the subject of wrongful convictions in the media, and sought to remedy the issue of wrongful convictions in the political arena. He makes a strong case for the need for Innocence Commissions in every state, showing that not only do Innocence Commissions help to identify weaknesses in the criminal justice system and offer workable improvements, but also protect society by helping to ensure that actual perpetrators are expeditiously identified, arrested, and brought to trial. Everyone has an interest in preventing wrongful convictions, from police officers and prosecutors, who seek the latest and best investigative techniques, to taxpayers, who want an efficient criminal justice system, to suspects who are erroneously pursued and sometimes convicted. Free of legal jargon and written for a general audience, The Innocence Commission is instructive, informative, and highly compelling reading.