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With rows of teeth, thick, armor-like skin, and distinctive long snouts, crocodiles are easily recognizable. One of the oldest animals on Earth, these large reptiles lived millions of years ago in the time of the dinosaurs. Although their only real predators are humans, many species of crocodiles are endangered because their habitats -- tropical waterways -- are steadily being eliminated.
With full-color, breathtaking photos and easy-to-read texts, each book in this series describes the life cycle of a plant or animal. Including a special note for adults to help reading be an interactive experience, these titles are especially useful for pre-schools, reading hours, Chapter One programs, primary classrooms, and upper-elementary reluctant readers. Supports the national science education standards Unifying Concepts and Processes: Systems, Order, and Organization; Unifying Concepts and Processes: Constancy, Change, and Measurement; Unifying Concepts and Processes: Form and Function; Science as Inquiry; and Life Science as outlined by the National Academics of Science and endorsed by the National Science Teachers Association.
Describes the 1938 discovery of the coelacanth, a fish previously believed to be extinct, and subsequent research about it.
Fossils are the hardened remains of plants and animals. Remains are parts left behind after plants or animals die. All fossils are old. Fossils are the traces and remains of plants and animals that lived more than 10,000 years ago.
Award-winning author Sally Walker's latest book explores all the ways this most forbidding and secretive continent has captivated human imaginations throughout history.
Heat is important for all animals and plants. Without any heat, living things die. The same thing happens if living things get too much heat. But the right amount of heat, animals and plants live and grow. Heat from the sun helps keep living things healthy.
An introduction to the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of the common and the pygmy hippopotamus.
Focusing on the six simple machines--levers, wheels and axles, pulleys, screws, inclined planes, and wedges--this fun and informative series introduces young readers to several basic concepts of physics--such as work, force, gravity, and friction. It includes easy-to-do experiments, clear text, and fun activities. It supports the national science education standards Unifying Concepts and Processes: Evidence, Models, and Explanation; Unifying Concepts and Processes: Form and Function; Science as Inquiry; Physical Science; and Science and Technology as outlined by the National Academics of Science and endorsed by the National Science Teachers Association. Image descriptions present.
Describes the life and accomplishments of baseball star Jackie Robinson, who became the first African American in twentieth-century major-league baseball.
Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, behavior, and conservation of manatees, also known as sea cows.
Describes the life of Mary Anning, who discovered many of the best and most complete fossils in nineteenth-century England, yet received little credit for her work.
Everything around you is made of matter. Matter can be soft or hard. Matter can be any color. It can be invisible.
A mineral is a substance found in nature. Minerals are solid. They are not alive, like plants and animals are. Earth has more than 3,500 different kinds of minerals.
Children's book about a strange, blue sea fish, the coelacanth.
The book presents information about what wheels and axles are and how they help people to do work more easily, and suggests ways for readers to use common items to experience for themselves how these simple machines work.
Carolrhoda's acclaimed Nature Watch series explores the life cycle of animals and plants through splendid full-color photographs and clear text. Includes glossary, index, and diagrams. Supports the national science education standards Unifying Concepts and Processes: Systems, Order, and Organization; Unifying Concepts and Processes: Form and Function; Life Science; and Science in Personal and Social Perspectives as outlined by the National Academics of Science and endorsed by the National Science Teachers Association.
Rocks are everywhere you look. Mountains made of rock point at the sky. And rocks rattle and roll across the ground. A rock can be bigger than your house. Or it can be tiny, like a grain of sand on a beach.
An introduction to the physical characteristics, behavior, habitats, and life cycle of sea horses.
It was an amazing Confederate victory! -- but at what cost? When the Confederate submarine, H. L. Hunley, disappeared shortly after sinking the Union's USS Housatonic, it was a historic event - the first time a submarine had sunk a ship in battle. Yet this victory came at a terrible price, the loss of the famous submarine and the crew inside it. For more than 130 years, the fate of the H. L. Hunley was one of the great-unsolved mysteries of the Civil War. Finally, in 1995, the submarine was found buried off the coast of South Carolina. Scientists flocked to the discovery, seeking to uncover the secrets of its terrible final voyage. Secrets of a Civil War Submarine takes readers on a fascinating journey that traces the creation and voyages of the Hunley as well as the obstacles overcome while recovering, excavating, and conserving this monumental discovery. <P><P> Winner of the Sibert Medal
Discusses the mysterious disappearance of the Confederate submarine, the H. L. Hunley, and its recent recovery from the deep waters off the coast of South Carolina.
Children's book about the discovery of a crocodile fossil from prehistoric times.
This book introduces young readers to volcanoes--what they are, how they form, and how they affect people.
Join author Sally M. Walker as she works alongside scientists investigating colonial-era graves near Jamestown, Virginia: a teenage boy, a ship's captain, an indentured servant, a colonial official and his family, and an enslaved African girl. All are reaching beyond the grave to tell us their stories, which are written in bone.
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