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Python

Barbara A. Somervill (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797543

Less than a decade ago, there were only a few pythons in the everglades. Today more than 100,000 of them are slithering around south Florida, crushing what was already a delicate ecosystem. Readers will be introduced to the concepts of invasive species and challenged to think critically about the cause, effect, and control of dangerous creatures.

Small Indian Mongoose

Barbara A. Somervill (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797550

The Small Indian Mongoose was imported to the Hawaiian Islands to control the rat population. Now, it threatens to disrupt the ecosystem of the island. Read this book to learn how this happened and what can be done to control this invasive species.

Cells: Constructing Living Things

Jodie Mangor (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681914787

A look at animal and human cells, and the internal structures that allow them to obtain energy, get rid of wastes, grow, and reproduce

Really Rotten Truth About Composting

Jodie Mangor (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681914732

Explores the organisms involved in composting and the biological processes involved, including a breakdown of primary, secondary, and tertiary level consumers.

Science Encyclopedia Animal Life

Kelli L. Hicks (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606940136

Take An In-Depth Look At Animal Life In This Science Encyclopedia.

From Birds to... Aircraft

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805841

Learn how birds inspired inventors to create gliders, balloons, and airplanes.

From Kingfishers to... Bullet Trains

Wil Mara (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805858

Learn how scientists have looked toward the kingfisher for inspiration in making high-speed trains quieter.

From Locusts to... Automobile Anti-Collision Systems

Wil Mara (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805889

Learn how scientists were inspired by locusts to create advanced anti-collision systems for automobiles.

From Woodpeckers to... Helmets

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805827

Learn how woodpeckers have inspired scientists to create new and improved helmet technology.

From Cats' Eyes to... Reflectors

Wil Mara (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805872

Learn about the similarities between cat eyes and reflectors.

From Bats to... Radar

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805834

Lean about the similarities between radar technology and a bat's built-in echolocation system.

City Critters

Nicholas Read (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554693955

When we think of wild animals, we don't immediately associate them with the cities we live in. But a closer look soon reveals that we share our urban environment with a great many untamed creatures. Heavily illustrated and full of entertaining and informative facts, City Critters examines how and why so many wild animals choose to live in places that, on first glance at least, seem contrary to their needs. How do those deer, raccoons, squirrels, skunks, coyotes, crows, gulls and geese-not to mention the alligators, eagles, otters and snakes-manage to survive in the big city? What special skills do city critters have that many of their wilderness cousins lack? Why have they developed these skills? And what are our responsibilities in ensuring that these animals can continue to share our city lives?

The Salmon Bears: Giants of the Great Bear Rainforest

Nicholas Read, Ian Mc Allister (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554692071

Extensively illustrated with Ian McAllister's magnificent photographs, The Salmon Bears explores the delicate balance that exists between the grizzly, black and spirit bears and their natural environment, the last great wilderness along the central coast of British Columbia. Key to this relationship are the salmon that are born in the rivers each spring, who then go out to sea as juveniles and return as adults to spawn and die, completing a cycle of life that ensures the survival of not only their own species but also virtually every other plant and animal in the rainforest. In clear language suitable for young readers, the authors describe the day-to-day activities that define the lives of these bears through the four seasons. But this is also very much the story of the Great Bear Rainforesta vast tract of land that stretches from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the Alaska border and contains some of the largest stands of old-growth forest left on the West Coast. The Salmon Bears focuses on the interconnectedness of all life in the rainforest and makes a strong case for the importance of protecting this vital ecological resource.

The Sea Wolves: Living Wild in the Great Bear Rainforest

Nicholas Read Ian Mc Allister (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554692088

The Sea Wolves sets out to disprove the notion of "the Big Bad Wolf," especially as it is applied to coastal wolvesa unique strain of wolf that lives in the rainforest along the Pacific coast of Canada. Genetically distinct from their inland cousins and from wolves in any other part of the world, coastal wolves can swim like otters and fish like the bears with whom they share the rainforest. Smaller than the gray wolves that live on the other side of the Coast Mountains, these wolves are highly social and fiercely intelligent creatures. Living in the isolated wilderness of the Great Bear Rainforest, coastal wolves have also enjoyed a unique relationship with man. The First Nations people, who have shared their territory for thousands of years, do not see them as a nuisance species but instead have long offered the wolf a place of respect and admiration within their culture. Illustrated with almost one hundred of Ian McAllister's magnificent photographs, The Sea Wolves presents a strong case for the importance of preserving the Great Bear Rainforest for the wolves, the bears and the other unique creatures that live there.

Insects

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622992614

This overview of insects describes their basic characteristics and life cycles. Reading Essentials in Science.

Food Chains and Webs

Lewis Parker (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622992317

This book looks at the way plants and animals in a particular habitat are connected and explains how plants begin all food chains and all animals depend on plants for survival. Reading Essentials in Science.

Classifying Plants and Animals

Parker Lewis (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622992058

This book explains how plants and animals are classified. Reading Essentials in Science.

Adaptation and Survival

Susan Glass (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991808

This book explains how species have adapted to their environment over time in order to survive. Reading Essentials in Science.

Amphibians and Reptiles

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991839

This book introduces amphibians and reptiles, including information about the characteristics they share and those that are different. Reading Essentials in Science.

At Home in the Ocean

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991877

This book introduces the various types of environments in an ocean and along an ocean's shore, including rocky cliffs where hardy plants grow and the underwater communities of the coral reefs. Reading Essentials in Science.

Arthropods

Jenny Karpelenia (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991860

Crustaceans, arachnids, and insects are part of the arthropod family. Reading Essentials in Science.

Birds

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991914

This book is an overview on birds and how they are grouped according to common characteristics, including songbirds, waterbirds, flightless birds, fowl, and birds of prey. Reading Essentials in Science.

Six Is So Much Less Than Seven

Ronald Himler (author), Ronald Himler (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723192

Warm illustrations convey the deep bond between an old man and his six cats while teaching the reader about the cycle of life.

Urban Animals of Washington, D.C.

Isabel Hill (author)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595725127

The author of Urban Animals, Isabel Hill once again captures images of creatures large and small that adorns the buildings all around our nation's capital. Includes a glossary of architectural terms and a list of buildings where each animal resides.

The Friesian Horse

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612115962

The Friesian horse may be large and powerful, but it is also quick and graceful. A champion at both dressage and driving, the breed is also known for excellent pleasure riding. Hop on a Friesian and learn its nature, history, and where it excels in the equine world today!