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4) Two degrees
In the history of life on this planet, 99.9 percent of all species have gone extinct. But a few have survived almost unchanged. Author Rebecca E. Hirsch introduces readers to six living fossils, including the chambered nautilus, the horseshoe crab with its sticky blue blood, and venomous platypuses that sting, as well as a comprehensive explanation of evolution and extinction for readers who may not be familiar with the terms yet. Readers will...
Journey far beyond our solar system and explore the marvels of interstellar space. A wonder-filled poem and spectacular illustrations bring readers across the observable universe to encounter dwarf planets, black holes, brand-new stars, and other incredible phenomena. Award-winning author Miranda Paul and illustrator Sija Hong present a fresh and fascinating journey to the outer reaches of outer space.
This series introduces readers to some of the most exceptional creatures of the animal kingdom. Includes fun facts and what makes them unique and interesting from other animals. Features informative sidebars, detailed infographics, vivid photos, and a glossary.
Everyone knows that butterflies and frogs go through metamorphosis. But a number of sea creatures do too! Experienced science writer Heather L. Montgomery explores wacky details in the life cycles of some of the world's most bizarre and fascinating ocean animals in this fresh spin on a highly curricular topic.
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.
18) The Secret Wisdom of Nature: Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things -— Stories from Science and Observation
"As you read these pages you will understand why I so admire [Peter Wohlleben] and am so in love with his work."—JANE GOODALL
Nature is full of surprises: deciduous trees affect the rotation of the Earth, cranes sabotage the production of Iberian ham, and coniferous forests can make it rain. But what are the processes that drive these incredible phenomena? And why do they matter?
In The Secret Wisdom of Nature,...
If you were dormant / waiting out the cold, the dry, the heat / you would pause.
Captivating photos of animals accompany simple, engaging text to explain dormancy in nature. This highly curricular book teaches young readers about different kinds of dormancy and which animals do what. Featuring creatures like ladybugs, chickadees, squirrels, and even alligators, this book won't put curious kids to sleep!