Discover Benedict drinking hot chocolate in Paris, France; Mitko chasing the school bus in Sofia, Bulgaria; and Khanh having a little nap in Hanoi, Vietnam! Clotilde Perrin takes readers eastward from the Greenwich meridian, from day to night, with each page portraying one of (the original) 24 time zones. Strong back matter empowers readers to learn about the history of timekeeping and time zones, and to explore where each of the characters lives on the world map. A distinctive educational…
The Sweet Science of Sugar, From Tongue to Tummy by Erin Biba, wired.com: Not just your tongue..A series of discoveries by researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center has shown that many of the taste receptors on your tongue are also present in your guts. You continue to taste sugar as it works its way through your body. #Sugar #Science #Taste
Virtues: Courage, kindness to the earth, excellence in all things. A great book on the courage and vision of Wangari Mathai, an environmentalist in Kenya, East Africa and winner if the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. She passed away on Sept. 2011 at age 71.
Comparing the world population to a village of 100 persons, the author reveals such facts as the languages of the village, how much each earns, if the person is literate, has a television and has enough to eat.