A Passion For Elephants

Author: Toni Buzzeo
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 039918600X
Size: 46.98 MB
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A science and nature biography of Cynthia Moss, the elephant expert, by the author of Caldecott Honor book One Cool Friend Cynthia Moss was never afraid of BIG things. As a kid, she loved to ride through the countryside on her tall horse. She loved to visit faraway places. And she especially loved to learn about nature and the world around her. So when Cynthia traveled to Africa and met the world’s most ENORMOUS land animal, the African elephant, at Amboseli National Park in Kenya, she knew she had found her life’s work. Cynthia has spent years learning everything she can about elephants and sharing these fascinating creatures with the world. She is a scientist, nature photographer, and animal-rights activist, fighting against the ivory poachers who kill so many elephants for their tusks. This lyrical and accessible picture book gives kids a glimpse of what scientists do in the real world and inspires them to dream of accomplishing BIG things.

A To Zoo Supplement To The Ninth Edition Subject Access To Children S Picture Books 9th Edition

Author: Rebecca L. Thomas
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610698207
Size: 68.49 MB
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This supplement updates the ninth edition of the classic reference with information on children's picture books published in 2014 and 2015. It is an essential guide for collection development and readers' advisory as well as an invaluable resource for program planning. • Offers quick access to subjects of interest to young children • Provides easy-to-understand subject headings that can be used by patrons as well as professionals • Helps in preparing reading lists and organizing storytime themes • Covers a broad range of subjects to meet the needs of librarians, teachers, parents, and homeschoolers • Features user-friendly organization • Includes in-depth indexing and full bibliographical details

Africa Is Not A Country

Author: Mark Melnicove
Publisher: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 1467781096
Size: 47.81 MB
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Enter into the daily life of children in the many countries of modern Africa. Countering stereotypes, this book celebrates the extraordinary diversity of this vibrant continent as experienced by children at home, at school, at work, and at play.

Women At The Edge Of Discovery

Author: Kendall F. Haven
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591580157
Size: 10.11 MB
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Chronicles the scientific discoveries of forty women who worked in the life, physical, and earth sciences from 1902-2001 and presents lists of women scientists arranged by field.

Long May She Wave

Author: Kristen Fulton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481460978
Size: 38.87 MB
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Discover the story of the girl who sewed the American flag that inspired the lyrics of the National Anthem in this beautifully illustrated celebration of our country’s iconic symbol for freedom. Caroline Pickersgill came from a family of the best flag makers in Baltimore. She and her family proudly stitched the grand flag that gallantly whipped in the wind over Fort McHenry. But when the British attacked Baltimore on September 12, 1814, would those broad stripes and bright stars still wave strong? Would America still be free and remain the home of the brave?

The Bitter Side Of Sweet

Author: Tara Sullivan
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0399173072
Size: 69.19 MB
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"Kept as forced labor on a chocolate plantation in the Ivory Coast, Amadou and his younger brother Seydou had given up hope until a young girl arrives at the camp who rekindles the urge to escape"--

Elephant Memories

Author: Cynthia J. Moss
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022614853X
Size: 51.27 MB
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Cynthia Moss has studied the elephants in Kenya's Amboseli National Park for over twenty-seven years. Her long-term research has revealed much of what we now know about these complex and intelligent animals. Here she chronicles the lives of the members of the T families led by matriarchs Teresia, Slit Ear, Torn Ear, Tania, and Tuskless. With a new afterword catching up on the families and covering current conservation issues, Moss's story will continue to fascinate animal lovers. "One is soon swept away by this 'Babar' for adults. By the end, one even begins to feel an aversion for people. One wants to curse human civilization and cry out, 'Now God stand up for the elephants!'"—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times "Moss speaks to the general reader, with charm as well as scientific authority. . . . [An] elegantly written and ingeniously structured account." —Raymond Sokolov, Wall Street Journal "Moss tells the story in a style so conversational . . . that I felt like a privileged visitor riding beside her in her rickety Land-Rover as she showed me around the park." —Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, New York Times Book Review "A prose-poem celebrating a species from which we could learn some moral as well as zoological lessons." —Chicago Tribune

Elephant In The Dark

Author: Mina Javaherbin
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 054563671X
Size: 57.32 MB
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When the villagers hear of a huge and mysterious creature that has come all the way from India, they steal into the dark barn to find out what it is. "It's like a snake!" says one. "It's like a tree trunk," says another. "No, it's like a fan!" argues the third. Who is right? Which of them knows the creature's true shape? Mina Javaherbin's charming and witty retelling combined with Eugene Yelchin's refreshingly brilliant illustrations bring this enlightened classic, inspired by Rumi's poem, vividly to life.

The Elephant S Secret Sense

Author: Caitlin O'Connell
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226616746
Size: 31.51 MB
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From an internationally renowned field scientist comes this fascinating story of her unexpected discovery of a RsecretS new mode of elephant communication. This unforgettable journey takes readers into the wilds of Africa where naturalists do their difficult work in a troubled land.

Elephant Journey

Author: Rob Laidlaw
Publisher: Pajama Press Inc.
ISBN: 1927485770
Size: 79.44 MB
Format: PDF
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In 2013, people across North America were riveted by the story of Toka, Thika, and Iringa, the last three elephants at the zoo in Toronto, Ontario. Lonely for a larger herd, sick from the cold climate, and weak from standing for long days in a too-small concrete enclosure, the elephants desperately needed a change. The zoo and animal activists agreed that they should be moved to a healthier home, but the best option—the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) sanctuary in distant California—seemed like an impossible dream. In Elephant Journey, leading activist and award-winning author Rob Laidlaw unfolds the journey of how that impossible dream was realized. In clear, straightforward prose, he describes the elephants’ experiences on the journey of three days and 4,100 kilometers that brought them to the sanctuary at last. Celebrated illustrator Brian Deines’ oil paintings, based on actual footage of the trip, provide an intimate window into the experiences of Toka, Thika, and Iringa as they braved their long road to a new life. Extensive back matter includes an index, photographs, and further information about this miraculous Elephant Journey.