Charles Darwin

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Published: 2010-10-14

ISBN: 9780670063352

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Viking Juvenile

Synopsis

All his life, Charles Darwin hated controversy. Yet he takes his place among the Giants of Science for what remains an immensely controversial subject: the theory of evolution. Darwin began piecing together his explanation for how all living things change or adapt during his five-year voyage on HMS Beagle. But it took him twenty years to go public, for fear of the backlash his theory would cause. Once again, Kathleen Krull delivers a witty and astute picture of one of history’s greatest scientists.

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Price: $15.99


Hurricanes

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Published: 2010-09-02

ISBN: 9780448454665

Format: B-Mass Market

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

Synopsis

Hurricanes are in the news more than ever before. But how many kids really know the amazing science behind these spectacular and often deadly natural occurrences? Our newest All Aboard Science Reader offers tons of interesting information about the cause and effects of hurricanes alongside full-color photographs.

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Price: $3.99


Boy, Were We Wrong About the Solar System

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Published: 2008-09-18

ISBN: 9780525469797

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

Synopsis

Some people used to think that Earth was smack-dab in the middle of the universe, with all the stars and planets held in the sky by giant glass balls. Boy, were they wrong! In this follow-up to the award-winning Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs!, Kathleen Kudlinski and John Rocco look at the mistakes, mishaps, and creativity that are part of scientific discovery. From the first humans wondering about the night sky to the demotion of Pluto to dwarf planet status, this book is an entertaining and informative look at how scientific theories change over time.

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Price: $16.99


The Wolves Are Back

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Published: 2008-04-17

ISBN: 9780525479475

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

Synopsis

Two renowned children?s book creators teamed up to make this stirring picture book that tells the story of how, over a century, wolves were persecuted in the United States and nearly became extinct. Gradually reintroduced, they are thriving again in the West, much to the benefit of the ecosystem. This book will teach a new generation to appreciate the grace, dignity, and value of wolves as it promotes awareness of the environment?s delicate balance. Paired with gorgeous paintings by landscape artist Wendell Minor, Jean Craighead George?s engaging text will inspire people of all ages to care about

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Price: $16.99


AN Orange in January

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Published: 2007-10-18

ISBN: 9780803731462

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Dial

Synopsis

Plump, juicy oranges are one of the great pleasures of winter?and one that is usually taken for granted. Now here?s an eloquent, celebratory picture of how those oranges have found their way to the grocery store shelves, and then into kids? tummies! With vivid, glowing paintings, this unique picture book offers a poetic lesson about a plant?s growth cycle and about the produce industry. We follow an orange from blossom to ripe fruit, from tree to truck to market . . . and into the hands of a boy who shares this treat with his friends on the playground, ?so that everyone could taste the sweetness

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Price: $16.99


The Truth About Poop

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Published: 2007-10-04

ISBN: 9780142409305

Format: B-Mass Market

Publisher: Puffin

Synopsis

We call it a waste product, but poop can also be bricks to build a house, fuel to power a trip to Mars, wipes for a baby?s bottom, buttons for your next sweater. Poop? YES! POP! And that?s not all. Birds drop it as bombs. Mole-rats use it as a password. Sharks track their prey with it. People cook with it, sculpt with it, and even use it as a Frisbee! While we politely avoid the subject, amazing things are happening in digestive tracts all over the world. Kids (and adults too!) will be captivated by the astounding facts contained in this fascinating book, featuring hilarious illustrations.

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Price: $7.99


Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs

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Published: 2005-09-22

ISBN: 9780525469780

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

Synopsis

The ancient Chinese thought they were magical dragons. Some old-time scientists thought that because they were so big, all they could do was float in water. Boy, were they wrong! Even today, once-common notions about dinosaurs are being revised as new discoveries are made. This lively book about the perennially popular subject of dinosaurs offers fascinating insight into how certain theories were formed, and then how those theories were proved or disproved. It demonstrates that scientific thought is as creative as it is logical and invites budding scientists to come up with their own ideas.

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Price: $15.99


On Earth

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Published: 2005-05-19

ISBN: 9780399240256

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Synopsis

Climb aboard the earth for the adventure of a lifetime! As you travel, watch shadows move from here to there as day stretches into night, and feel the weather change as one season rolls into the next. All these amazing things happen because the earth is constantly in motion. Spinning and circling, gliding and tilting, as passengers of the earth, our voyage never ends! With poetic text and gorgeous illustrations, G. Brian Karas illuminates our earth and its cycles and does a brilliant job of making the concepts of rotation and revolution understandable to even the youngest readers.

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Price: $16.99


Earthquakes

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Published: 2004-10-21

ISBN: 9780448432038

Format: B-Mass Market

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

Synopsis

Shake, rattle, and roll with our newest Station Stop 2 All Aboard Science Reader, Earthquakes! On March 27, 1964, a massive earthquake ripped through Anchorage, Alaska, destroying the community. With bright, graphic art and actual photos of earthquake devastation, this book explains all about how and why this terrifying natural phenomenon occurs.

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Price: $3.99


George Washington Carver

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Published: 2003-12-29

ISBN: 9780448432434

Format: B-Mass Market

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

Synopsis

Introducing Smart About Scientists! These books feature fascinating biographical information about the world’s greatest scientists, ideas on scientific thinking, and real science experiments kids can try at home. Annie Marcus is just nuts about peanut butter! When Annie finds out that George Washington Carver was responsible for the popularity of peanuts, she picks him for her scientist report. Annie learns all sorts of fascinating info-George Washington Carver was born into slavery, but his dedication and unquenchable thirst for knowledge drove him to become a professor at a time when most institutions

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Price: $5.99


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