Haiku From the Ground Up

Book - 2018
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Random House, Inc.
Rocks, fossils, earthquakes.
Seventeen short syllables?
Earth Science haiku!

In a stunning combination of haiku and impressionistic (but accurate) art, this one-of-a-kind book encourages readers to think playfully about our planet and its wondrous processes. Sibert Medal–winning author Sally M. Walker covers Earth’s many marvels — fossilized skeletons of plants and animals, terrific volcanic eruptions, the never-ending hydrologic cycle — in sometimes straightforward, sometimes metaphoric three-line haikus. Expertly drawn art by William Grill, author-illustrator of Shackleton’s Journey, provides a visual reference for each poem. In clear and creative back matter, Walker and Grill further use their skills to provide additional detailed explanations for the science behind each concept. A unique, artistic intersection of poetry and science, Earth Verse is sure to enthrall any and all readers interested in the world around them.

Baker & Taylor
Combines evocative haikus with impressionistic art in a playful introduction to the planet and its astonishing processes, from fossilization and volcanic eruptions to the enduring hydrologic cycle. By the award-winning author of Secrets of a Civil War Submarine.

Publisher: Candlewick Pr 2018
ISBN: 9780763675127


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