Here Is the Southwestern Desert

Author: Madeleine Dunphy
Publisher: Web of Life Children's Book
ISBN: 9780977379576
Release Date: 2006-11-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Examines the animals and plants of the Sonoran Desert, inhabited by hawks, lizards, and jackrabbits and their relationship with one another and their environment.

Perfect Pairs

Author: Melissa Stewart
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 9781571109583
Release Date: 2014-08-12
Genre: Education

Hands-on lessons can be fun and compelling, but when it comes to life science, they aren't always possible, practical, effective, or safe. Children can't follow a lion as it stalks a gazelle, visit the exotic kapok tree in a rain forest, or swim alongside the underwater life in a pond. But they can explore a whole world of animals, plants, and ecosystems through the pages of beautifully illustrated, science-themed picture books. Perfect Pairs, which marries fiction and nonfiction picture books focused on life science, helps educators think about and teach life science in a whole new way. Each of the twenty-two lessons in this book is built around a pair of books that introduces a critical life science concept and guides students through an inquiry-based investigative process to explore that idea--from animal/environment interactions to the role of structure in plant and animal survival, from inheritance of traits to variation of species. Each lesson starts with a "Wonder Statement" and comprises three stages. "Engaging Students" features a hands-on activity that captures student interest, uncovers current thinking, and generates vocabulary. The heart of the investigative process, "Exploring with Students," spotlights the paired books as the teacher reads aloud and helps students find and organize information into data tables. "Encouraging Students to Draw Conclusions" shows students how to review and analyze the information they have collected. Bringing high-quality science-themed picture books into the classroom engages a broad range of students, addresses the Performance Expectations outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards, and supports the goals of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. Even if you are science shy, Perfect Pairs can help you become a more confident teacher whose classroom buzzes with curious students eager to explore their natural world.

Javelinas

Author: Conrad J. Storad
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9780761346401
Release Date: 2008-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In this Early Bird title, readers learn about the physical characteristics, habitat, and behavior of the javelina.

Gila Monsters

Author: Conrad J. Storad
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9780761339809
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the life cycle of the Gila monster.

Here Is Antarctica

Author: Madeleine Dunphy
Publisher: Web of Life Children's Book
ISBN: 9780977753949
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In a cumulative text, describes the many types of wildlife that live in Antarctic and their place in the food chain in an environment with extreme weather conditions.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 9783641104986
Release Date: 2013-09-02
Genre: History

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

California Desert

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Interior and Insular Affairs Committee
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105045393381
Release Date: 1974
Genre:


California desert

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Public Lands
Publisher:
ISBN: LOC:00143463047
Release Date: 1974
Genre: Nature


As we live and breathe

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.). Special Publications Division
Publisher: Natl Geographic Society
ISBN: 0870440977
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Nature


La Maravilla

Author: Alfredo Vea
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783105622315
Release Date: 2018-10-26
Genre: Fiction

Buckeye Road mit seinen Wellblechhütten und Rostlauben, der desolate Ort ohne Straßenlaternen und ohne Kanalisation, ist für den Jungen Beto das Universum, das ihm alle Erfahrung der Welt vermittelt. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Tensegrity

Author: Carlos Castaneda
Publisher:
ISBN: 3100102142
Release Date: 1998
Genre: