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Cold Light : creatures, discoveries, and inventions that glow
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Published:
Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, c2007.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
48 pages : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 7.1 - AR Pts: 1
Lexile measure:
1070L
Rating:
Gr. 5 - 8.
Status:
Sylvan Park Elementary - Kids Non-Fiction
572 SIT
Description
Luminescence sheds light on the adventure of science. Scientists and many others have explored the science and wonder of cold light--the chemistry of animals and things that make light but not heat. A seventeenth-century alchemist tried to turn a stone into gold. He failed, but the stone glowed in the dark instead. The alchemist began to mold the first luminescent objects. A light also came on one night for the famous chemist Robert Boyle. After he saw a raw chicken glowing in his kitchen, he began his own research into luminescence. With light humor, Anita Sitarski brings the thrill of discovery to life as she recounts the stories of the alchemist, chemist Robert Boyle, the adventurers who first saw bizarre creatures glowing in the depths of the sea, and others. Awe-inspiring, full-color photographs accompany the compelling, fact-filled text in these scientific explorations.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781590784686 (hbk.), 1590784685 (hbk.)
Reading Level:
MG
Level 7.1, 1 Points
Lexile measure:
1070

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 45) and index.
Description
From an Italian alchemist seeking to create gold from some strange stones to modern-day scientists cloning the genes that produce luciferin and luciferase, and the engineers trying to develop cheaper, whiter, more efficient LEDs, the text lays out the historical hows and whys of cold light, its success in the natural world, and its application in medicine and domestic/industrial illumination. Clear color photos and information boxes abound. A nifty list of further reading and a nice selection of Web sites are also provided. For kids who have been intrigued by such titles as Kris Hirschmann's Creatures That Glow (Gale, 2005) or Mary Batten's The Winking, Blinking Sea (Millbrook, 2000), this is a deeper look at a topic that has fascinated every firefly-hunting youngster out in the yard with a jam jar on a warm summer night.
Target Audience
Gr. 5 - 8.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Sitarski, A. (2007). Cold Light: creatures, discoveries, and inventions that glow. Honesdale, Pa.: Boyds Mills Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Sitarski, Anita. 2007. Cold Light: Creatures, Discoveries, and Inventions That Glow. Honesdale, Pa.: Boyds Mills Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Sitarski, Anita, Cold Light: Creatures, Discoveries, and Inventions That Glow. Honesdale, Pa.: Boyds Mills Press, 2007.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Sitarski, Anita. Cold Light: Creatures, Discoveries, and Inventions That Glow. Honesdale, Pa.: Boyds Mills Press, 2007. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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