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Abandoned and Escaped Animals

Rachel Eagen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124135

An estimated 70 million feral cats live in the United States alone—decimating bird populations and threatening public health. This informative book investigates the growing populations of "obligates"—abandoned pets, now wild and producing feral offspring, and introduced animals that live in urban and urban fringe areas. An examination reveals the impact these animals are having on resources, space, and native species. Additional content focuses on the charities and organizations that help care for and limit the numbers of feral animals.

Bringing Back the Snow Leopard

Rachel Stuckey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123350

Native to several mountain ranges and plateaus in south Asia and eastern Europe, the snow leopard has been threatened by habitat loss, poaching, and a reduced food source. Learn how collaborative programs across borders and with local people have helped the species populations in some areas remain steady, and also benefit the big cat's main food source, wild sheep and goats, whose numbers are reduced by hunters and competition for grazing from livestock.

Bringing Back the Lesser Long-Nosed Bat

Ruth Daly (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123336

The lesser long-nosed bat became the first bat species to be removed from the US endangered species list due to population recovery. This mammal plays a vital role as a pollinator in desert ecosystems in the southwestern United States and Mexico. Readers will learn about the collaborative efforts between the two countries, conservationists, tequila producers, and citizen scientists that are bringing back not only the lesser long-nosed bat, but the plants they rely on for food.

Bringing Back the Black-Footed Ferret

Rachel Stuckey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123329

The black-footed ferret was once listed as extinct on the prairies of North America. Its population had been devastated by a disease that also reduced its main food source—prairie dogs. This book tells the fascinating story of the black-footed ferret's rediscovery in 1981 by a dog in Wyoming. Readers will learn how the find inspired a captive breeding program that is restoring not only this prairie species to the wild, but its essential food source as well, the prairie dog.

Winged Wonders: Solving the Monarch Migration Mystery

Meeg Pincus (author) Yas Imamura (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534166752

For decades, as the monarch butterflies swooped through every year like clockwork, people from Canada to the United States to Mexico wondered, "Where do they go?" In 1976 the world learned the answer: after migrating thousands of miles, the monarchs roost by the millions in an oyamel grove in Central Mexico's mountains. But who solved this mystery? Was it the scientist or the American adventurer? The citizen scientists or the teacher or his students? Winged Wonders shows that the mystery could only be solved when they all worked as a team--and reminds readers that there's another monarch mystery today, one that we all must work together to solve.

The Life of Marie Curie

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517605

This book for elementary readers outlines key dates throughout this change maker's life. Engaging photographs and a timeline depict each step in paving the way for other scientists, from Marie Curie's early life and education through the discovery of two new elements and her research with x-rays. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

Dolphin

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002982

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of dolphins, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these marine mammals.

Eagle

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002999

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of eagles, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these birds of prey.

Elephant

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640003002

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of elephants, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these lumbering land animals.

Panda

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640003019

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of pandas, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these black-and-white bears.

Penguin

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640003026

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of penguins, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these flightless marine birds.

Sea Turtle

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640003033

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of sea turtles, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these aquatic reptiles.

Tiger

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640003040

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of tigers, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these big cats.

Zebra

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640003057

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of zebras, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these striped, hoofed mammals.

Salton Riviera: The Deserted Resort Community

Lisa Owings (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918338

Rusty boats litter the ground. The smell of dead fish fills the air. Who would believe the Salton Riviera was once a popular vacation spot? Once host to thousands of beachgoers, the area now sits empty. This high-interest book will outline just what caused the community’s decline. Special features such as maps, timelines, and fun facts add even more to this interesting title.

Six Flags New Orleans: The Ruined Theme Park

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918321

Six Flags New Orleans was once a thriving theme park. But today, rusted rides rise over the swampy, alligator-infested ponds. The park is abandoned. This title explores the park from the day it opened to its fall after Hurricane Katrina. An attention-grabbing opening narrative gives way to haunting photos as well as a map, a timeline, and fascinating fun facts.

Crashed: Great Depression

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160590

The events surrounding the Great Depression did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of a government worker, a Civilian Conservation Corps worker, and a young daughter of an unemployed banker as readers act out the scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timelines.

12 Women in Science and Technology

Brianna L. DeVore (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820628

From “Shark Lady” Eugenie Clark to African American human computer Annie Easley, Adriana Ocampo, head of NASA’s New Frontiers program, and Angelica Lim, who teaches robots to feel, this book profiles 12 women in science and technology from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. An Out of the Shadows section features mini-bios of women scientists and an engineer who never got the recognition they deserved.

12 Women in the Space Industry

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820635

From Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, to Peggy Whitson, space station commander, citizen space explorer Anousheh Ansari, and British space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock, this book profiles 12 women from around the world who have gone into space or worked in the space industry. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. An Out of the Shadows section features mini-bios of space-focused women who never got the recognition they deserved.

12 Women in Medicine

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820598

From Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor in the United States, to Tu Youyou, who found a cure for malaria, Ronald McDonald House co-founder Audrey Evans, and Dr. Susan Love, who is working to end breast cancer, this book profiles 12 dedicated women in medicine from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. An Out of the Shadows section features mini-bios of women in medicine who never got the recognition they deserved.

12 Stories about Helping the Planet

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820321

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen started a Clean Water Project in her hometown in Brazil. The Swedish company IKEA is working to reduce air pollution in India. A 12-year-old girl in Indonesia organized a group of her friends to plant hundreds of mangrove trees, which can protect coastal areas from flooding. This book features 12 stories about making a difference for the environment and the earth. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Ways You Can Help page offers suggestions anyone can try.

12 Stories about Helping after a Disaster

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820291

When earthquakes rocked Mexico in 2017, UNICEF brought drinking water and blankets. They also got children back to school. When wildfires raced through California in 2018, an MLB player and his teammates raised money for fire victims. Soon after Superstorm Sandy hit in 2012, an 11-year-old Florida boy designed a better sandbag. This book features 12 stories about making a difference when disaster strikes. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Ways You Can Help page offers suggestions anyone can try.

Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling Waste

Rebecca Rissman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121448

How many uses can you find for an old glass jam jar? This engaging book looks at the always topical issues of managing our waste in a world with finite resources. Infographic details provide ready facts such as how much energy recycling one tin can provides and what that energy can be used for.

Using Renewable Energy

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121455

Readers bored with seeing the same information on renewable energy will love the focus on relevant contemporary examples in this book. How does solar power give energy to medical clinics in Ghana or cut fossil fuel use in Australia? Infographics make finding detailed information easy and interesting.

What are Eco-Cities?

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121462

From urban design that suits the local landscape to zero-carbon living, this fascinating book looks at how cities around the world are adapting to environmental change. Readers are presented with real-life, eco-city solutions to issues such as water use in times of drought, and why green spaces matter.