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A lynx creeps through a snowy forest. Its wide paws help it traverse the deep snow. This is one of many adaptations introduced in this title for young readers. Low-level text and vibrant images combine to teach readers about the physical and behavior traits that help lynx survive. Special features highlight the animal's range, foods, and more. Readers will soon learn what makes these reclusive cats so remarkable.
Space is a vast and mysterious place. There are many environmental challenges, including enormous distances between planets and moons, lack of air and gravity, extreme cold, and radiation. This book presents these problems and examines the technologies developed so far to overcome them and make living in space possible. Through compelling text and impactful photographs, readers will learn about past space travel, life on the International Space...
3) Red Foxes
Red foxes are known for being cunning. In this title, young readers will learn how these smart hunters survive in the forest biome. Low-level text and vibrant photos will teach readers about the homes, foods, and adaptations of red foxes. Special features highlight the diet, range, and adaptations of these clever critters.
A revolutionary new understanding of the precarious modern human-nature relationship and a path to a healthier, more sustainable world.
Amidst all the wondrous luxuries of the modern world--smartphones, fast intercontinental travel, Internet movies, fully stocked refrigerators--lies an unnerving fact that may be even more disturbing than all the environmental and social costs of our lifestyles. The fragmentations of our modern lives,
6) The weather of the future: heat waves, extreme storms, and other scenes from a climate-changed planet
From pacemakers to disposable bags, plastic built the modern world. But a century into our love affair, we're starting to realize it's not such a healthy relationship. As journalist Susan Freinkel points out in this eye-opening book, we're at a crisis point. Plastics draw...
"Plastic is powerful and moving, a deep, personal exploration of the modern world."—Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize recipient for The Making of the Atomic Bomb In Plastic: An Autobiography, Cobb's obsession with a large plastic car part leads her to explore the violence of our consume-and-dispose culture, including her own life as a child of Los Alamos, where the first atomic bombs were made. The journey exposes...
11) The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions
One of Vox's Most Important Books of the Decade
New York Times Editors' Choice 2017
Forbes Top 10 Best Environment, Climate, and Conservation Book of 2017
As new groundbreaking research suggests that climate change played a major role in the most extreme catastrophes in the planet's history, award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen takes us on a wild ride through...
12) Biodiversity: Explore the Diversity of Life on Earth with Environmental Science Activities for Kids
Look around you—biodiversity is everywhere!
From the tallest tree to the smallest microbe, Earth is home to more than 1.5 million known species of plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, and microorganisms. And scientists estimate there could be millions, if not billions, more that have not yet been identified.
Biodiversity: Explore the Diversity of Life on Earth with Science Activities for Kids introduces middle schoolers to the evolution...
Over and Under the Canyon takes young readers on a thrilling tour of a desert canyon ecosystem. Over the canyon, the sun scalds the air, baking desert mud to stone. But under the shade of the cliffs hides another world, where bighorn sheep bound...
Meet Rosalie, a common mole. The first thing you need to know about Rosalie is that she...
15) The Secret Signs of Nature: Uncover Hidden Clues in the Sky, Water, Plants, Animals, and Weather
Put away your map, look up from your phone, and let nature be your guide.
Rediscover natureâs hidden signs as you delve into the amazing science of natural navigation. Meet two young adventurers, as they discover the joy of finding their way using natureâs clues. From worms, honeybees,
16) A nest is noisy
Meet Eno, an ordinary ostrich living in the Serengeti, a corner of the African savanna. But there's something you should know: Even ordinary ostriches are extraordinary....
★"Fascinating...An appealing resource sure to spark an interest in biomimicry, from casual readers to budding scientists. Recommended for all libraries."—School Library Journal, starred review
Did you know that lamps can be powered by glowing bacteria instead of electricity? That gloves designed like gecko feet let people climb straight up glass walls? Or that kids are finding ways to make compostable plastic out...