Stars and Planets

Stars and Planets
Author: Ian Ridpath
Publsiher: DK
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stars and Planets Book Excerpt:

Offers information about all eighty-eight constellations of the northern and southern skies and provides simple star charts for easy identification.

Smithsonian Handbook of Interesting Insects

Smithsonian Handbook of Interesting Insects
Author: Gavin R. Broad,Blanca Huertas,Ashley K. Kirk-Spriggs,Dmitry Telnov
Publsiher: Smithsonian Institution
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-03-20
ISBN: 1588346862
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smithsonian Handbook of Interesting Insects Book Excerpt:

Stunning photographic guide to bugs, from the beautiful to the bizarre and every bug in between Smithsonian Handbook of Interesting Insects presents striking photographic profiles of insects, each one specially selected from the 34 million specimens found in one of the oldest and most important entomology collection in the world, held by London's Natural History Museum. The book showcases more than one hundred significant bug species, including the ruby-tailed wasp, the garden tiger moth, the jewel beetle, the flying stick insect, the orchid bee, and many others. Magnificent full-color photographs show the bugs in detail, so that readers can learn to distinguish, for example, the translucent abdomen of the great pied hoverfly from the yellow or orange markings on a giant scoliid wasp. Each detailed and dazzling photograph is accompanied by a caption describing the bug's lifestyle, distribution, size, and key characteristics. An insightful introduction also explores the different orders and families found in the insect classes and an explanation of how they have evolved. Based on the most up-to-date science and accessibly written, the book will appeal to scientists and amateur science readers alike.

Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian

Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian
Author: Emily B. Korrell
Publsiher: Smithsonian Institution
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-03-12
ISBN: 1588343499
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian Book Excerpt:

From Dorothy's red slippers to dinosaurs to the Wright brothers' plane, the Smithsonian is filled with objects fascinating to kids. Yet choosing what to see at the Smithsonian can challenge even the most enthusiastic families. Packed with activities, information, and pictures, this lively new guide offers children ages 8-12 years a way to navigate the Smithsonian. Engaging maps, photographs, and illustrations present the main museum halls along with puzzles, games, mad libs, and pages for journal entries, drawings, and superlatives that will help get kids ready for their big trip to the nation's capital and keep them focused and attentive as they navigate the world's largest museum complex that is the Smithsonian Institution. Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian (spiral bound) is the perfect way to engage any child on their big trip to Washington, DC, and the Smithsonian.

A Desert Food Chain

A Desert Food Chain
Author: Angelique D. Tarbox
Publsiher: The Creative Company
Total Pages: 43
Release: 2007-09
ISBN: 9781583415979
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Desert Food Chain Book Excerpt:

Introduces some of the plants and animals that make up the desert food chain, including the mesquite tree, turkey vulture, kit fox, Gila monster, roadrunner, and coyote.

The Complete Language of Herbs

The Complete Language of Herbs
Author: S. Theresa Dietz
Publsiher: Wellfleet
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2022-08-09
ISBN: 1577152824
Category: Gardening
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Language of Herbs Book Excerpt:

The Complete Language of Herbs is a comprehensive and definitive dictionary/reference presenting the history, symbolic meaning, and visual depiction of over 500 herbs and spices from around the world in one volume.

The Earth Beneath Our Feet

The Earth Beneath Our Feet
Author: Clg Of William And Mary/Ctr Gift Ed
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2021-09-03
ISBN: 1000489574
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Earth Beneath Our Feet Book Excerpt:

Children are fascinated by rocks. They enjoy digging in the ground and take pleasure in finding rocks of various types. The Earth Beneath Our Feet, an Earth science unit for high-ability third and fourth graders, builds on the excitement that students have by engaging them in hands-on scientific investigations about rocks. Students begin to explore and understand the major components of rocks, the rock cycle, and the important uses of rocks. The unit works to expand the students' content knowledge by including information about weathering and the impact that various natural and man-made processes have on the ground they walk on. Grades 3-4

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1984 Smithsonian Institution

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1984  Smithsonian Institution
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Department of the Interior and Related Agencies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1984 Smithsonian Institution Book Excerpt:

Florida s Fossils

Florida s Fossils
Author: Robin C. Brown
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN: 1561647551
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Florida s Fossils Book Excerpt:

For 50 million years Florida was home to hordes of strange and wonderful animals. Their remains accumulated in rivers, springs, and oceans. Today fossilized bones and teeth wash up along streams, banks, and beaches and lie in limerock quarries. This guide teaches how and where to hunt fossils—with maps, means of identification, and the history of these fossil treasures. Complete, accurate, and fully illustrated, including an outstanding identification section.

Revision Decisions

Revision Decisions
Author: Jeff Anderson,Deborah Dean
Publsiher: Stenhouse Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-11-01
ISBN: 1625310064
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revision Decisions Book Excerpt:

Revision is often a confusing and difficult process for students, but it's also the most important part of the writing process. If students leave our classrooms not knowing how to move a piece of writing forward, we've failed them. Revision Decisions will help teachers develop the skills students need in an ever-evolving writing, language, and reading world. Jeff Anderson and Deborah Dean have written a book that engages writers in the tinkering, playing, and thinking that are essential to clarify and elevate writing. Focusing on sentences, Jeff and Deborah use mentor texts to show the myriad possibilities that exist for revision. Essential to their process is the concept of classroom talk. Readers will be shown how revision lessons can be discussed in a generative way, and how each student can benefit from talking through the revision process as a group. Revision Decisions focuses on developing both the writing and the writer. The easy-to-follow lessons make clear and accessible the rigorous thinking and the challenging process of making writing work. Narratives, setup lessons, templates, and details about how to move students toward independence round out this essential book. Additionally, the authors weave the language, reading, and writing goals of the Common Core and other standards into an integrated and connected practice. The noted language arts teacher James Britton once said that good writing "floats on a sea of talk." Revision Decisions supports those genuine conversations we naturally have as readers and writers, leading the way to the essential goal of making meaning.

Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension
Author: Camille L. Z. Blachowicz,Donna Ogle
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-05-05
ISBN: 159385756X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Comprehension Book Excerpt:

This practical resource and widely used text presents a wealth of research-based approaches to comprehension instruction. The authors offer specific classroom practices that help K-9 students compare and evaluate print and online sources, develop vocabulary, build study and test-taking skills, and become motivated readers.

30 Second Zoology

30 Second Zoology
Author: Mark Fellowes
Publsiher: Ivy Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN: 0711254656
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

30 Second Zoology Book Excerpt:

Endowed with abundant water, extraordinary ecoystems, varied climates and biomes, our planet is teeming with creatures, great and small. What produced this rich diversity? How have so many species formed, evolved and adapted? What effects are humans having on the rest of the animal kingdom and on the natural environment we share? 30-Second Zoology explains the diversification process of evolution, then introduces the main groups of invertebrates and vertebrates. Breathing, seeing, communicating and other key features of animal physiology and behaviour are explored, as are the ecological relationships between Earth’s myriad species – the predators, the prey, the parasites and the positively poisonous – before assessing the anthropogenic effects of pollution, over-harvesting and a changing climate. Covering everything from the origins of life and the most basic of organisms, all the way through to the more complex creatures that we recognise today, 30-Second Zoology aims to showcase the most fantastic examples of life on our earth, all in 300 words and one stunning illustration per topic.

Hemingway s Cats

Hemingway s Cats
Author: Carlene Brennen
Publsiher: Pineapple Press Inc
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1561643424
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hemingway s Cats Book Excerpt:

This unique biography of Ernest Hemingway, illustrated with more than two hundred photographs, reveals the legendary writer's affinity for the companion animals he kept throughout his lifetime.

Intelligent Computing Theories and Application

Intelligent Computing Theories and Application
Author: De-Shuang Huang,Kang-Hyun Jo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 936
Release: 2016-07-11
ISBN: 3319422944
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Computing Theories and Application Book Excerpt:

This two-volume set LNCS 9771 and LNCS 9772 constitutes - in conjunction with the volume LNAI 9773 - the refereed proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Computing, ICIC 2016, held in Lanzhou, China, in August 2016. The 221 full papers and 15 short papers of the three proceedings volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from 639 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections such as signal processing and image processing; information security, knowledge discovery, and data mining; systems biology and intelligent computing in computational biology; intelligent computing in scheduling; information security; advances in swarm intelligence: algorithms and applications; machine learning and data analysis for medical and engineering applications; evolutionary computation and learning; independent component analysis; compressed sensing, sparse coding; social computing; neural networks; nature inspired computing and optimization; genetic algorithms; signal processing; pattern recognition; biometrics recognition; image processing; information security; virtual reality and human-computer interaction; healthcare informatics theory and methods; artificial bee colony algorithms; differential evolution; memetic algorithms; swarm intelligence and optimization; soft computing; protein structure and function prediction; advances in swarm intelligence: algorithms and applications; optimization, neural network, and signal processing; biomedical informatics and image processing; machine learning; knowledge discovery and natural language processing; nature inspired computing and optimization; intelligent control and automation; intelligent data analysis and prediction; computer vision; knowledge representation and expert system; bioinformatics.

Minerals

Minerals
Author: John P. Rafferty Associate Editor, Earth Sciences
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2011-08-15
ISBN: 1615304894
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minerals Book Excerpt:

Discusses minerals and the study of mineral structure, and includes information on the different mineral classifications, their native elements, their physical and chemical characteristics, and where they are located on Earth.

An Introduction to Native North America

An Introduction to Native North America
Author: Mark Q. Sutton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2021-03-11
ISBN: 1000349160
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Native North America Book Excerpt:

An Introduction to Native North America provides a basic introduction to the Native peoples of North America, covering what are now the United States, northern Mexico, and Canada. In this updated and revised new edition, Mark Q. Sutton has expanded and improved the existing text, adding to the case studies, updating the text with the latest research, increasing the number of images, providing more coverage of the Arctic regions, and including new perspectives, particularly those of Native peoples. The book addresses the history of research, the European invasion, and the impact of Europeans on Native societies. A final chapter introduces contemporary Native Americans, discussing issues that affect them, including religion, health, and politics. The book retains a wealth of pedological features to aid and reinforce learning. Featuring case studies of many Native American groups, as well as some eighty-four maps and images, An Introduction to Native North America is an indispensable tool to those studying the history of North America and its Native peoples.

Daily Discoveries for NOVEMBER

Daily Discoveries for NOVEMBER
Author: Elizabeth Cole Midgley
Publsiher: Lorenz Educational Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2005-03-01
ISBN: 1573104647
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daily Discoveries for NOVEMBER Book Excerpt:

Provides language arts, social studies, writing, math, science, health, music, drama, physical fitness, and art activities for use in kindergarten through sixth grade classes which celebrate the month of November. Includes lists of books and bulletin board ideas.

Slither and Crawl

Slither and Crawl
Author: Jim Arnosky
Publsiher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Total Pages: 31
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9781402739866
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slither and Crawl Book Excerpt:

The author describes and identifies venomous snakes and their harmless cousins, where to find a 200-pound lizard, and how to avoid becoming an alligator's lunch, in a text with fold-out pages.

The Gulf of California

The Gulf of California
Author: Richard C. Brusca
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-04-15
ISBN: 0816502757
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gulf of California Book Excerpt:

Few places in the world can claim such a diversity of species as the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), with its 6,000 recorded animal species estimated to be half the number actually living in its waters. So rich are the Gulf's water that over a half-million tons of seafood are taken from them annually—and this figure does not count the wasted by-catch, which would triple or quadruple that tonnage. This timely book provides a benchmark for understanding the Gulf's extraordinary diversity, how it is threatened, and in what ways it is—or should be—protected. In spite of its dazzling richness, most of the Gulf's coastline now harbors but a pale shadow of the diversity that existed just a half-century ago. Recommendations based on sound, careful science must guide Mexico in moving forward to protect the Gulf of California. This edited volume contains contributions by twenty-four Gulf of California experts, from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. From the origins of the Gulf to its physical and chemical characteristics, from urgently needed conservation alternatives for fisheries and the entire Gulf ecosystem to information about its invertebrates, fishes, cetaceans, and sea turtles, this thought-provoking book provides new insights and clear paths to achieve sustainable use solidly based on robust science. The interdisciplinary, international cooperation involved in creating this much-needed collection provides a model for achieving success in answering critically important questions about a precious but rapidly disappearing ecological treasure.

Comprehensive Ecosystem based Amendment 1 for the South Atlantic Region

Comprehensive Ecosystem based Amendment 1 for the South Atlantic Region
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comprehensive Ecosystem based Amendment 1 for the South Atlantic Region Book Excerpt:

Megalosaurus

Megalosaurus
Author: Janet Riehecky
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 142960039X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Megalosaurus Book Excerpt:

Megalosaurus was a giant lizard with a huge tail and hooked claws. Read more about this prehistoric animal.