Description : The official prequel to the blockbuster videogame Resistance 3 America. July 1953. In this official prequel to Resistance 3, prospects are not looking up for planet Earth or Lieutenant Joseph Capelli. With the Chimera invasion in full swing, America has crumbled under the fierce alien juggernaut, its defenses overrun, millions dead, the rest left to fend for themselves. Many try to avoid the alien virus that turns humans into Chimeran killing machines. Capelli may be a pariah to the army for killing hero Nathan Hale, but he is still a patriot fighting to save the country and its citizens. However, some soldiers are ready to shoot him on sight—not to mention that Hale’s beautiful sister has every reason in the world to want him stone dead. But Capelli’s used to being in dangerous situations and taking crazy risks. And the next move he intends to make is pure suicide. From the Paperback edition.
Description : The true story of how Mexican-American scientist Mario Molina helped solve the ozone crisis of the 1980s and went on to become a Nobel laureate and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His inspiring story gives hope in the fight against global warming. Full color.
Description : Robert Woytalewicz is caught up in an event that changes his life and the lives of those around him. From ordinary to extraordinary is one way of describing his transformation. An everyday guy, struggling through a period of vocational rehab, is suddenly rubbing elbows with leading edge scientists and engineers and finds himself fitting in with those who, before, were sometimes objects of suspicion. A Hole in the Sky describes how those who cannot develop their own ingenious new technology, preferring instead to steal from the real achievers, find themselves suddenly coming face-to-face with an unexpected Super Hero.
Description : What happens when dimensions crash into ours? What if all the monsters man has conjured existed in other realms. Now the sky have opened up leaving an opening into ours. Based in upper state NY.
Description : Climate change can be a difficult discussion to have with children without overwhelming or scaring them. I Wonder Why There's a Hole in the Sky takes a look at our planet, how we are damaging it, and what we can do to protect it, all with an accessible and child-friendly approach, appropriate questions, and lighthearted illustrations. It addresses all of the important topics such as pollution, global warming, endangered animals, climate change, and extreme weather in a gentle Q&A style that invites further discussion. It is the perfect introduction to "green" issues for young environmentalists.
Description : The perfect introduction to the environment, featuring melting ice caps, the ozone hole, solar power and much more. Clear, lively text answers all those tricky questions about how the world works, while friendly, funny cartoons add interest.--Cover.
Description : William Kittredge's stunning memoir is at once autobiography, a family chronicle, and a Westerner's settling of accounts with the land he grew up in. This is the story of a grandfather whose single-minded hunger for property won him a ranch the size of Delaware but estranged him from his family; of a father who farmed with tractors and drainage ditches but consorted with movie stars; and of Kittredge himself, who was raised by cowboys and saw them become obsolete, who floundered through three marriages, hard drinking, and madness before becoming a writer. Host hauntingly, Hole in the Sky is an honest reckoning of the American myth that drove generations of Americans westward -- and what became of their dream after they reached the edge. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Description : Seventh-grader Tristan Strong tumbles into the MidPass and, with allies John Henry and Brer Rabbit, must entice the god Anansi to come out of hiding and seal the hole Tristan accidentally ripped in the sky.