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and the Origin of Crocodiles
Christopher Sloan. Illustrated by Paul Martín and with photographs.
National Geographic Society. 64pp.
Imagine a crocodile almost as long as Tyrannosaurus rex and just as
fierce! That's SuperCroc, the giant Sarcosuchus fossil discovered by
Paul Sereno, a National Geographic explorer-in-residence.
Incredible illustrations and photographs are accompanied by very
How Do We Know Dinosaurs Existed?
By Mike Benton. Illustrated by
John Butler and Alan Male. Raintree. Library binding, 42 pages.
Reading level, ages 9-12.
illustrations and graphs enhance the fact-filled text in a
question-and-answer format. Numerous theories and unanswered
questions are interspersed with a few activities. For the dinosaur
buff and a good resource book for elementary students. Metric and
English measure are used. Glossary. Index
Secrets from the Rocks:
Hunting with Roy Chapman Andrews
By Albert Marrin.
Hardcover, 64 pages. Reading level 9-12.
Scenes from the
historic expedition to the Gobi desert of Mongolia. Here a
member of Chapman's party accidentally stumbled over a fossil,
setting in motion one of the greatest finds of paleontology.
Chapman's subsequent discoveries changed the way we think
THE BRAIN: OUR NERVOUS SYSTEM.
Seymour Simon. Library binding, 32 pages. Reading level,
photographs and well-written text take the reader on a tour of the
brain. This is an excellent introduction to the complex processes that
go on inside our heads. The electron microscope pictures of nerve
cells, axons, and the synapse region are outstanding.
more books on the Human Body?
Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison.
Marfé Ferguson Delano. Produced by the National
Geographic Society. Library binding, 64 pages. Reading
level, ages 9-12.
The author provides us with details of Edison the man as well as
Edison the inventor. Wonderful historic photographs complement
well-written text. A wonderful presentation of the life and work of
America’s premier inventor. Chronology, Book and Internet Resources,
Digest Children's Atlas of the Universe.
Robert Burnham. Library
binding, 128 pages. Reading level, ages 9-12.
illustrations and a strong layout create an eye-catching, informative
reference. This atlas visits the planets in our solar system as well
as asteroids, comets, and meteors before proceeding to the stars and
galaxies of deep space. Suggested activities for the reader encourage
hands-on exploration of the concepts presented. Glossary, Index,
Universe Fact File (includes facts on our solar system and other
celestial objects, astrological and technological events, timeline of
astronomy, and universal records).
for Life in the Universe
in the Field series). Ellen Jackson. Hardcover, 64 pages.
Reading level, ages 9-12.
photographs by Nic Bishop. This inspirational book follows Jill Tartar
of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute as
she and her colleagues search for extraterrestrial intelligence. This
book discusses the science involved in the search and the day-to-day
efforts of the team as well as the dreams of the young girl who
became an astrophysicist. Author’s Note, Bibliography, Glossary,
Index, Websites for Kids.
Darwin: The Life of a Revolutionary Thinker.
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent. Hardcover, 144 pages. Reading level, ages
The nature of
science is clearly depicted in this biography of Charles Darwin.
During the voyage of the Beagle and subsequently after many
years of research and thought, Darwin developed a theory of evolution
that continues to influence our lives today. Bibliography, Index,
Chronology of Beagle’s Voyage, Friends and Colleagues, Internet
The Search For The Origin of Birds
Library binding, 64 pages. Reading level, ages
This book demonstrates how the methods of a scientist can be similar
to those of a detective. Readers are provided with the data
scientists have used to construct their current explanation for the
origin of birds. Glossary. Index. Further Reading List.
STORY OF OXYGEN
Karen Fitzgerald. Illustrated with
various photographs, prints, and diagrams. Library binding, 64 pages.
Reading level, ages 9-12.
From myth and mystery to discovery and
explanation, the author chronicles the experimentation with air and
ultimately, oxygen. The book describes the unique characteristics of
oxygen, such as its importance to life, chemical behaviors, and
abundance. Many scientists and their contributions are covered.
Bibliography. Glossary. Index.
THE CASE OF THE MUMMIFIED PIGS:
And Other Mysteries In Nature Susan E. Quinlan. Illustrated by Jennifer
Owings Dewey. 128pages. Reading level, ages 9-12
A wildlife biologist
describes 14 real-life science adventures, all of which start with
puzzling observations. Readers follow the steps of scientists as they
track down the clues and discover some of the amazing ways that
nature works. Author's Note. Index. Further Reading List.
Woolly Mammoth: Life,
Death, and Rediscovery
Windsor Chorlton. Illustrated with
This story emphasizes the excitement and enormity of the
project to excavate and remove a frozen woolly mammoth. The experience
highlights the expertise and technology needed for such a venture.
Several new discoveries are illustrated and old theories are
reinforced. The project is brought to life by brilliant photographs
and illustrations. Websites, Index, Mammoth Sites and Finds.
Rocks in His Head
Carol Otis Hurst.
Illustrated by James Stevenson. Hardcover, 32 pages. Reading
level, ages 4-8.
narrative and sensitive illustrations vividly portray how a childhood
passion for rocks leads to a productive and satisfying career. This
true story describes how study, commitment, and a love for learning
overcome such obstacles as a lack of education, money, and formal
Dr. Art's Guide to Planet Earth: For
Earthlings Ages 12 to 120
By Art Sussman, Ph.D. Illustrated by
Emiko-Rose Koike. C Paperback, 128 pages. Reading
level, young adult.
Dr. Art's systems-based Earth guide introduces
three easy-to-understand principles that explain how our planet works
- Matter Cycles, Energy Flows, and Life Webs. This full-color,
engaging guide will help us better understand Earth's systems. Dr.
Jane Goodall proclaims "[this book] deserves a place not only in
every classroom but also every home." Author's Note, Glindex
(glossary + index), Web Sites.
Sally M. Walker. Library
binding, 56 pages. Reading level, ages 9-12.
wonderful primer to the scientific underpinnings of earthquakes, this
book defines key terms in earthquake science while colorful diagrams
illustrate basic concepts. Readers learn how scientists can predict
an earthquake and measure its intensity. Includes measures prior to
and during an earthquake. Author's Note. Glossary. Index.
Paperback, 32 pages. Reading level, ages 4-8.
Spectacular photographs accompany this very readable description of
different forms of lightning. This book introduces readers to the
nature of lightning, to streamers called stepped leaders, and to the
main lightning bolt itself. Simon has produced another outstanding
book for readers of all ages, but especially for children
DANCE. Written and illustrated by Thomas Locker. Paperback,
32 pages. Reading level, ages 9-12.
32pp. ISBN 0-15-201284-2. $16. (P) This inspiring book about water
involves readers in a question-and-answer format. Vivid oil paintings
portray the natural movement of water and will enhance observational
skills. Fascinating scientific facts about water follow the poetic
Simon. Illustrated with photographs.
Reading level, ages 4-8. Extensive information
on tornadoes is provided for readers. More specifically there are
explanations of how tornadoes develop, where they occur, how they are
tracked, and the dangers associated with them. Through the use of
well-illustrated diagrams and real-life photographs, the reader can
explore this weather phenomenon.
SCIENCE ON THE ICE: AN ANTARCTIC JOURNAL.
Rebecca L. Johnson. Library binding, 128 pages. Reading level,
This journal filled with
breathtaking color photographs accurately depicts life at the
research stations in Antarctica. Marginal notes provide interesting
informational tidbits. This personalized account makes readers feel
as if they have visited this frozen continent and its inhabitants.
Index. Metric Conversion Chart.
The Sky’s the Limit:
Stories of Discovery by Women and Girls.
Catherine Thimmesh. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Houghton Mifflin.
This book describes
discoveries made by women of all ages. While the author includes
accounts of familiar scientists (Jane Goodall, Mary Leakey), most are
stories of past and present women and school-age girls as they
observe phenomena, gain knowledge, and design and conduct
investigations. This book will inspire students of all ages with its
emphasis on discoveries by ordinary people. Introduction, Timeline of
Discoveries by Women, Further Reading, Your Turn, Index.
Copernicus: Founder of Modern Astronomy.
Catherine M. Andronik.
Library binding, 112 pages.
Reading level, ages 9-12.
The idea of a moving Earth did not begin
to gain serious recognition until the work of Copernicus in the
fifteenth century. This book not only reviews the wonderful
contributions to astronomy made by Copernicus, but also offers an
exciting glimpse into his life that is so often missing from other
biographies. Bibliography, Glossary, Index, Internet Resources,
Chronology, Chapter Notes.
NEWTON: THE GREATEST SCIENTIST OF ALL TIME
(Great Minds of
Margaret J. Anderson
Paperback, 128 pages. Reading level, ages 9-12.
Illustrated with various
photographs, prints, and diagrams. The life, work, and goals of
the brilliant scientist Isaac Newton are described in this very
readable book about perhaps "the greatest scientist of all time." A
descriptive chapter of experiments on color, paddle wheels, and
gravity motivates children to think and explore, as Newton did.
Glossary. Index. Chronology. Chapter Notes. Further Reading List.
ORDINARY GENIUS: THE
STORY OF ALBERT EINSTEIN.
McPherson. Library binding, 96 pages. Reading level, ages 9-12.
The reader learns about Albert Einstein's
beliefs and private life. Einstein's personal trials and triumphs are
presented with sensitivity and humor. His unprecedented contributions
to science are addressed with unusual clarity. Author's Note.
Heroes: Five Brilliant Scientists.
Lynda Jones. Illustrated by
Ron Garnett. Scholastic.
Paperback, 48 pages. Reading level, ages
Doctor, botanist, biologist, chemist, and nuclear scientist - these
are the careers portrayed in this volume. These African Americans
overcame similar obstacles to achieve their separate goals. This
easy-to-read chapter book is a must for all libraries.
Magic School Bus: At The Water Works
Written by Joanna Cole.
Illustrated by Bruce Degen.
Ms. Frizzle takes her class on another crazy
fieldtrip -- this time to learn about the water cycle! Winner of the
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award: Nonfiction Honor - 1987.
Also available in a "big book"
edition for easy reading to the whole class!