Science

This has to be one of my favorite true animal stories. It’s a Disney movie waiting to happen. It would be fun to read out loud on a car trip, but there’s no wrong way to enjoy this timeless story of friendship.  

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Clytia
$14.99
ISBN: 9780060929510
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 26th, 1998

As soon as I saw this book, I knew I would be buying it. It pairs basic information on the natural world – flora, fauna, terra, and everything in between – with delightful illustrations, marking it fun to look through as well as educational. Utterly charming, it’s perfect for any nature lover and great for kids as well! I love it!  

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Flannery
$16.95
ISBN: 9781612122311
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Published: Storey Publishing - January 27th, 2015

More pertinent now than ever, this modern classic is the history of water in the west. Reisner tells the story of the most necessary component of the West’s amazing growth and development—dams. The tale is filled with heroes, villans and a few prescient souls who saw the future but weren’t powerful enough to stop it. Everyone living west of the Mississippi should read this book!

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Rico
$19.00
ISBN: 9780140178241
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Published: Penguin Books - June 1993

Reminiscent of an engaging college lecture, Animal Weapons is as labeled: a look at the evolution of antlers, horns, teeth, and spikes (with the weapon-bearers ranging from hoofstock and prehistoric cats to birds and dung beetles). Emlen also tracks the evolution of human weapons, providing an interesting comparison of the time-line between the two. 

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Rachel
By Douglas J. Emlen, David Tuss (Illustrator)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780805094503
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - November 11th, 2014

For fans of fish and art alike, Wild is a great introduction to the variety of tropical fish commonly found in pet stores and home aquariums. The breathtaking artwork is partnered with information and care facts in both wild and domestic settings, and functions wonderfully as either a reference guide or for display.

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Rachel
By Flick Ford, Mo Devlin (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780867131574
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Published: Greenwich Workshop Press - October 4th, 2013

Ever wonder what a Saint Bernard, vampires, overwhelming fear, and Louis Pasteur have in common? Rabies! Did you get it right? Most people who get it (rabies) don't survive without immediate treatment, but by reading this book, you can experience rabies without the risk of death! Rabid: It's what all the cool kids are reading.  

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Rachel
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143123576
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Published: Penguin Books - June 25th, 2013

When she rescued a white dove from the side of the road, Michele Raffin had no idea it would lead to a life devoted to rare bird conservation. Through sharing the individual stories of these birds, she shows the importance of the work she's doing, as well as her own experiences starting off as a woman just joining the secretive male-dominated industry of exotic bird breeding.

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Rachel
$24.95
ISBN: 9781616201364
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Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - October 7th, 2014

The perfect stocking stuffer for a beginning stargazer or space enthusiast, this clever little book explains the origins of cosmology using only the thousand most common words in the English language. Substituting simplifications like "star-crowds" for "galaxies", and "all-there-is" for "universe", makes for an entertaining and thoughtful read. 

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Andrea
$16.99
ISBN: 9780465044719
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Published: Basic Books (AZ) - September 23rd, 2014

I love invertebrates, and the ocean brims with weird animals lacking skeletal systems. Middleton photographs a wide variety of invertebrates against black or white backgrounds, highlighting the amazing biodiversity residing beneath the waves. Filled with sea cucumbers, starfish, and many more, any ocean lover will adore this book, as will anyone who simply loves odd creatures. 

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Flannery
By Susan Middleton, Sylvia A. Earle (Foreword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781419710070
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Published: ABRAMS - October 21st, 2014

We live in a crucial moment in time, as environmental concerns grow and are ignored. Local author Paul Fleischman asks us to really look around, see what’s happening, and get involved. Filled with a wide variety of graphics and written with Fleischman’s dry wit, this engaging book provides an in-depth look at environmental issues and gives a crash course on media literacy. 

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Flannery
By Paul Fleischman, Various (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780763675455
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 23rd, 2014

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