This Book Stinks

Author: Sarah Wassner Flynn
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426327308
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Pollution

Get up close and personal with a wonderful world of waste. From composting and recycling, to landfills and dumps, to how creative people are finding new ways to reuse rubbish. It's fun to talk trash when it's jam-packed with infographics, thematic spreads, wow-worthy photos, sidebars, serious stats, and fabulous facts. Also included are quizzes and activities to inspire kids to take action, be proactive, and rethink the things we throw away.

Maria Sibylla Merian

Author: Sarah B. Pomeroy
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9781947440012
Release Date: 2018-02-13
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In 1660, at the age of thirteen, Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) began her study of butterfly metamorphosis—years before any other scientist published an accurate description of the process. Later, Merian and her daughter ventured thousands of miles from their home in the Netherlands into the rainforests of South America seeking new and amazing insects to observe and illustrate. Years after her death, Merian’s accurate and beautiful illustrations were used by scientists, including Carl Linnaeus, to classify species, and today her prints and paintings are prized by museums around the world. More than a dozen species of plants and animals are named after Merian. The first Merian biography written for ages 10 and up, this book will enchant budding scientists and artists alike. Readers will be inspired by Merian’s talent, curiosity, and grit and will be swept up in the story of her life, which was adventurous even by today’s standards. With its lively text, quotations from Merian’s own study book, and fascinating sidebars on history, art, and science, this volume is an ideal STEAM title for readers of all ages and interests.

Art Is Trash

ISBN: 8415967349
Release Date: 2015-06
Genre: Art

The books shows the powerful work and international trajectory of Spanish urban artist Francisco de Pájaro aka Art is Trash.

Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Author: Mary Roach
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393069192
Release Date: 2004-05-17
Genre: Science

"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."—Entertainment Weekly Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.

It s a Fungus Among Us

Author: Carla Billups
Publisher: Moondance Press
ISBN: 9781633221543
Release Date: 2017-04-10
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Accurate, current fungus science presented in an intriguing, highly illustrated way. In It's a Fungus Among Us, you'll meet the wild group of organisms that can turn ants into zombies and eat trillions of pounds of feces every day. They also make cheese stretchy, add sour tastes to candy, and make bread rise. Historically, they've been blamed for the potato famine and the Salem witch trials. In the future, they may help save the environment because they can eat plastics in landfills and jet fuel from ocean crash sites. Read about outdoor adventures, kitchen experiments, and an introduction to Humungous Fungus, a 38-acre fungus with an ice cream named after it that holds the record for the world's largest organism. Feast your eyes on hundreds of full-color photos, check out activities and experiments, and learn all kinds of wild and wacky information.

Awesome 8 Extreme

Author: National Geographic Kids
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426327384
Release Date: 2017

"Want to know the who/what/where of the coolest things on the planet? ... This ... book features 50 different topics with ... photos, such as the 8 most awesome monster fish, dressed up dogs, supersize sculptures, rad replicas, coolest pools, serious stadium snacks, thrilling theaters, dazzling but deadly, hair through history, volcanoes we lava, and so much more"--Provided by publisher.

Waste Uncovering the Global Food Scandal

Author: Tristram Stuart
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393077353
Release Date: 2009-10-26
Genre: Nature

The true cost of what the global food industry throws away. With shortages, volatile prices and nearly one billion people hungry, the world has a food problem—or thinks it does. Farmers, manufacturers, supermarkets and consumers in North America and Europe discard up to half of their food—enough to feed all the world's hungry at least three times over. Forests are destroyed and nearly one tenth of the West's greenhouse gas emissions are released growing food that will never be eaten. While affluent nations throw away food through neglect, in the developing world crops rot because farmers lack the means to process, store and transport them to market. But there could be surprisingly painless remedies for what has become one of the world's most pressing environmental and social problems. Waste traces the problem around the globe from the top to the bottom of the food production chain. Stuart’s journey takes him from the streets of New York to China, Pakistan and Japan and back to his home in England. Introducing us to foraging pigs, potato farmers and food industry CEOs, Stuart encounters grotesque examples of profligacy, but also inspiring innovations and ways of making the most of what we have. The journey is a personal one, as Stuart is a dedicated freegan, who has chosen to live off of discarded or self-produced food in order to highlight the global food waste scandal. Combining front-line investigation with startling new data, Waste shows how the way we live now has created a global food crisis—and what we can do to fix it.

Girls Life Guide to a Drama Free Life

Author: Sarah Wassner Flynn
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545214933
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents a guide for girls on handling realtionships and social situations, including advice about school, friends, dating, body image, parents, siblings, and bullying.

1 000 Facts about the White House

Author: Sarah Wassner Flynn
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426328732
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Washington (D.C.)

Through 1,000 fun-to-read facts about the White House and the people who have shaped its 225-year history, kids will learn what it's like to live and work at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the quirky rules of the house, and how the Secret Service keeps it safe. Full color.

Secrets of the Sea

Author: Kate Baker
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763698393
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Offering a stunning look at some of the most extraordinary and rarely seen creatures from under the sea, this book's breathtaking illustrations capture their startling beauty. Full color.

Are You Normal

Author: Mark Shulman
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426308376
Release Date: 2011

A lighthearted reference for middle-grade students shares engaging facts about the habits, preferences and abilities of typical kids to enable readers to determine if their own characteristics are mainstream or distinctive, in a volume that introduces the idea that "normal" is a relative concept. Original.

Smash Mash Crash There Goes the Trash

Author: Barbara Odanaka
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
ISBN: 068985160X
Release Date: 2006-10-10
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

THE GARBAGE TRUCKS ARE HERE TODAY! Smashing, mashing, lights a-flashing, gobblin' garbage, GULPITY-GULP. From castaway furniture to last night's leftovers, no job is too big or too small for this rugged team. With an upbeat, rhythmic text, Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash! follows two garbage trucks on their route. What results is a stinky, roaring, rumbling mess -- and LOADS OF FUN!

Girls Life Head to toe Guide to You

Author: Inc. Scholastic
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545202367
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Counsels early adolescent girls on everything from the changes that come with puberty to general health and hygiene, sharing questions and answers and sections on popular myths, embarrassing moments, and handling challenges.