Just a Second


Steve Jenkins, acclaimed scientist and illustrator takes us on an amazing journey through time: what can happen in a second, in a minute, over thousands of years and beyond. ‘Just a Second‘ is richly illustrated with examples from nature and the human world. You’ll discover new and unexpected ways to think about time and how it is measured.

How fast time flies when one is engrossed in a fascinating book, and this is certainly one. We recommend ‘Just a Second‘ for home readers or classrooms. It is a title to which readers will return and refer for many years. Readers from 7 or 8 or more will love ‘Just a Second‘.


Just a Second: A Different Way to Look at Time

Steve Jenkins

(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) – hardback

In ‘Just a Second: A Different Way to Look at Time‘, science author and illustrator Steve Jenkins, leads us through time from seconds to the history of the universe, our journey supported through gripping illustrations. We learn about the beating of a bee’s wings, what can happen in a second, a minute, an hour, day week, year and beyond.

Packed with great facts and beautiful art work, this is a wonderful non-fiction addition to our bookshop and will be loved by all ages,  especially newer readers with a thirst for learning about the world.


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