Join Fiona and Finley as they travel back in time with America's first professional female astronomer, Maria Mitchell.
When Pierre, an African penguin living at the California Academy of Sciences, begins to lose his feathers, the zoo staff is at a loss as to what to do. The lack of feathers causes Pierre to lose warmth, making him afraid to swim in the zoo pool. And the other penguins start to shy away, giving Pierre the "cold" shoulder. Unfortunately, heaters and medications fail to correct the situation. But one rainy day, inspiration strikes a biologist named Pam. While walking her dog in the rain, Pam notes that her pet wears a raincoat. Could a "raincoat," or wet suit, help Pierre? A tiny neoprene wet suit is designed especially for Pierre. But will it work?
Did you know that helicopters can fly forward, backward, and side-to-side? Or that the wingspan of a jumbo jet is almost twice as long as the distance of the Wright Brothers' first flight? Since recorded time, man has looked to the sky and dreamed of ways to fly there. A is for Airplane: An Aviation Alphabet celebrates the roots, inventions, and spirit of the science of flight. Young readers will learn about famous events such as the Spirit of St. Louis's nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean and the launch of Columbia STS-1 (the first space shuttle), as well as meet courageous aviators who broke barriers in the air and on Earth like the Tuskegee Airmen and Amelia Earhart. Aircraft of all kinds, including giant airships, wind-dependent gliders, and awe-inspiring F-16s, are depicted in spectacular artwork. The glory of flight is brought to stunning life.
Patience is a South African penguin. She is small at roughly 6 pounds and approximately 20 inches tall; but at 24 years old, she is the "penguin in charge" of the penguin exhibit at New Orleans's Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hits, devastating the city and surrounding areas with its catastrophic winds and flooding. The aquarium is severely damaged. With no electricity or relief in sight, the temperature in the aquarium reaches dangerously high degrees, putting the penguins in peril. Patience, and the 18 other penguins, along with some of the other zoo animals, must leave their home and their favorite human, Tom, the penguin keeper. Tom drives his penguins to Baton Rouge where an airplane transfers them to the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. Here the penguins will recuperate and live until they can return home to New Orleans. After nine long months away from Tom and their home, the aquarium is finally restored. And Patience, who has been patient, and her penguins return to New Orleans to a cheering homecoming.
For every budding scientist who would like to think beyond the smoking volcano, diorama, and colored graphs of the typical school science fair. I is for Idea explores the development of bicycles, zippers, toilets, computers, and many other inventions that we now take for granted in our daily lives. Readers will learn about the inventors and the genesis behind these ever-present and useful items. Curious kids will find plenty of inspiration as they discover the answers to their continuous questions. What is the basis for the phrase "the real McCoy"? What actually is the mother of invention? What kitchen appliance was developed after a scientist's candy bar suddenly melted? Author Marcia Schonberg lives north of Columbus, Ohio. She is the author of more than a dozen books, including B is for Buckeye: An Ohio Alphabet. Illustrator Kandy Radzinski's first book with Sleeping Bear Press, S is for Sooner: An Oklahoma Alphabet, was the Oklahoma Center for the Book Best Illustrated Book 2004. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
What clutter-busting need was behind the invention of the World Wide Web? Which stain-fighting chemical got its start when a lab assistant dropped a beaker on a lab floor? In S is for Scientists: A Discovery Alphabet, the origins behind some of the most important scientific discoveries are explored. Budding young scientists will learn what Galileo witnessed in a church that led to his theory of measurement; how biologist Rachel Carson's book, Silent Spring, helped to spur the first call to action in the environmental movement; and why Ivan Pavlov's study of a drooling dog laid the foundations for a new branch of psychology. From discoveries that fundamentally changed scientific methods to everyday inventions that are now taken for granted, S is for Scientists sheds light on the events and people who have shaped our lives today.
How much of Earth's surface is covered by water? How do the northern lights get their colors? Planet Earth has been home to mankind for hundreds of thousands of years and while scientists have learned a lot about it, they're still unraveling many of its mysteries. B is for Blue Planet: An Earth Science Alphabet explains what we do know about our planet and what more we have to learn. Examine Earth's diverse ecosystems (deserts), discover geological wonders (karst caves), learn about weather phenomena (hurricanes), and much more.
La pequeña Lina se aparta de su madre mientras persigue a un sapo allá por el río. Cuando el hielo del glaciar se quiebra, el agua estrenduosa se la lleva rodando y retumbando. Ahora está sola y la cría mamut lucha por sobrevivir. Y, debe esconderse al pasar por delante de los leones de las cavernas, osos, gatos dientes de sable, e inclusive, algunos de los primeros humanos. Además de agotada y temerosa, se tiene que resguardar del clima tormentoso mientras lucha por regresar con su manada. ¿Cómo puede encontrarlos? ¿Podrá regresar con ellos algún día?
Little Woolly leaves her mother behind as she chases a toad down to the river. When the glacial ice breaks, she is swept away in the rumbling, rolling water. Now alone, the mammoth calf struggles to survive. She must sneak past cave lions, bears, saber-toothed cats and humans. Exhausted and afraid, she must even hide from stormy weather as she fights her way back to her herd. How can she find them? Will she ever get back?
While Velociprator means 'quick thief,' did this small dinosaur actually steal its food? Find the answer to this and other questions in this fascinating book.
The name Triceratops means 'three-horned face.' It's easy to see how this dinosaur got its name! Learn what Triceratops ate, where it lived, and more.
Did you know that a Stegosaurus weighed more than a pickup truck? Or that despite its fierce looks, it ate only plants? Learn more inside.
How did Spinosaurus get its name? What did it eat? Find the answers to these questions and more in this fact-filled book!
Oviraptor's name means 'egg thief.' Learn why scientists made a mistake when they named this dinosaur!
Maisaura's name means 'good mother lizard.' Find out why scientists believe these dinosaurs were such good moms.
Iguanodon was one of the first dinosaurs that had the ability to chew its food. Learn more facts about this unique and very social dinosaur in this interesting book.
Compsognathus was a tiny dinosaur not much bigger than a chicken. Find out how this little animal survived in a world filled with much larger creatures.
Apatosaurus was one of the biggest animals to ever walk the planet! Find out more about the Apatosaurus's life, what it ate, and what scientists have learned from its fossils.
Ankylosaurus's name means 'stiff lizard.' Discover why as you learn what this dinosaur looked like and where it lived millions of years ago.
Allosaurus was one of the biggest meat-eating dinosaurs to ever live. Learn what this huge hunter looked like, ate, and did all day when it roamed the land.
A remarkable story of survival. The creators of A Mother's Journey and Little Lost Bat, Sandra Markle and Alan Marks team up again to chronicle the challenges faced by a mother koala: protecting herself and her joey from a raging bushfire, and finding food and a new home after their home range is destroyed. Based on a true story. Back matter includes facts about koalas, an author's note about Cinders, the real-life koala that survived two bushfires, and resources for learning more about koalas and their habitat.
The Midwestern United States was nicknamed "The Dust Bowl" in the 1930s because years of drought devastated the region. This book teaches why droughts happen, how they affect living things, and the importance of conserving water. Blastoff! Series
So you'd like to go back in time to see real dinosaurs and other ancient reptiles? Yes, that would be very cool. And if you start by giving a T-Rex a bone, things will be, well - interesting. Dangerously interesting! So go ahead - offer him that bone and see what happens. Along the way you're bound to encounter many other animals from the past, creatures wild and amazing. Dangerously amazing!
Just as some people dig and look for pirate treasure, some scientists dig and look for treasures, too. These treasures may not be gold or jewels but fossils. Following in the footsteps of Dino Tracks, this sequel takes young readers into the field with paleontologists as they uncover treasured clues left by dinosaurs. Readers will follow what and how scientists have learned about dinosaurs: what they ate; how they raised their young; how they slept, fought, or even if they ever got sick. True to fashion, the tale is told through a rhythmic, fun read-aloud that can even be sung to the tune of Itsy Bitsy Spider.
Tal y como algunas personas buscan y cavan para encontrar tesoros de piratas, también algunos científicos cavan y buscan tesoros. Estos tesoros pueden no ser oro o joyas, pero sí fósiles. Siguiendo los pasos de Dino-Huellas, esta secuencia lleva a los lectores jóvenes dentro del campo de los paleontólogos y junto con ellos, para descubrir preciadas huellas fósiles dejadas por dinosaurios. Los lectores observarán y entenderán lo que los científicos han aprendido sobre los dinosaurios y cómo lo hicieron: qué comían, cómo se ocupaban de sus crías, cómo dormían, cómo peleaban e incluso, si alguna vez se enfermaban.