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Title:
The Big Dipper and you
Author:
Krupp, E. C. (Edwin C.), 1944-
Publication Information:
New York : Morrow Junior Books, [1989]

©1989
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations ; 25 x 27 cm
Summary:
Presents what is known today and past beliefs about the Big Dipper, or Ursa Major, and gives added information on the North Star, or Polaris.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780688071912

9780688071929
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Presents what is known today and past beliefs about the Big Dipper, or Ursa Major, and gives added information on the North Star, or Polaris.


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This book examines the basic mechanisms behind the modernization of demographic behaviour. The author has marshalled an impressive amount of statistical material relating to 67 countries, half of them less developed, and covering the period 1720-1984. The whole sweep of western demographic experience is dealt with comprehensively and impartially, and though technically sophisticated, the book also covers issues of interpretation and analysis. The author shows how mortality decreasenecessarily precedes fertility decline and how so-called exceptions are simply false exceptions; how the decline of fertility is dependent on important and manifold social transformations; and reveals the strong connections between international migration and the course of demographic transition. Chesnais demonstrates that less developed countries are following the same general patterns as MDCs and argues that the theory of demographic transition must include the effect of population changes on the economic progress of society.


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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-- An entertaining, informative, and simple presentation for young astronomers. Krupp describes the constellation and its use in locating the North Star, the apparent rotation, the rising and setting of stars, and points out that the stars in a constellation aren't really grouped together in space. He explains how some cultures used the Big Dipper to keep track of the seasons, and points out that the name given to the constellation varies from culture to culture. The illustrations, powerful pencil drawings, will help children visualize the abstract concepts being presented, while adding humor and great visual appeal. Krupp even touches on the shifting of the North Star caused by the wobble in the earth's rotation. Two small quibbles. . .the use of the Dipper to tell time (hours) is mentioned but not really explained, and even in the country well water doesn't usually require the use of a bucket and dipper these days. These minor difficulties will not detract from the overall usefulness of the title, which can easily hold its own when compared with titles in the ``Let's Read and Find Out'' science series (Crowell). --Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-- An entertaining, informative, and simple presentation for young astronomers. Krupp describes the constellation and its use in locating the North Star, the apparent rotation, the rising and setting of stars, and points out that the stars in a constellation aren't really grouped together in space. He explains how some cultures used the Big Dipper to keep track of the seasons, and points out that the name given to the constellation varies from culture to culture. The illustrations, powerful pencil drawings, will help children visualize the abstract concepts being presented, while adding humor and great visual appeal. Krupp even touches on the shifting of the North Star caused by the wobble in the earth's rotation. Two small quibbles. . .the use of the Dipper to tell time (hours) is mentioned but not really explained, and even in the country well water doesn't usually require the use of a bucket and dipper these days. These minor difficulties will not detract from the overall usefulness of the title, which can easily hold its own when compared with titles in the ``Let's Read and Find Out'' science series (Crowell). --Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.