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Zoo in the Sky

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Shows and describes the animal constellations, including Canis Major and Scorpius the Scorpion, and provides information about some of the more unusual stars that make up the constellations. Reprint.

I Went to the Zoo to See WOO

Author : Bobo Nikce
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A family outing to the zoo to see the most fantastic bird named Woo was quite an adventure. Getting to learn about this extraordinary bird and all the other birds in the Avery taught lessons of getting along with others and how everyone is unique.

A Feathered River Across the Sky

Author : Joel Greenberg
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The epic story of why passenger pigeons became extinct and what that says about our current relationship with the natural world. When Europeans arrived in North America, 25 to 40 percent of the continent's birds were passenger pigeons, traveling in flocks so massive as to block out the sun for hours or even days. The downbeats of their wings would chill the air beneath and create a thundering roar that would drown out all other sound. John James Audubon, impressed by their speed and agility, said a lone passenger pigeon streaking through the forest “passes like a thought.” How prophetic-for although a billion pigeons crossed the skies 80 miles from Toronto in May of 1860, little more than fifty years later passenger pigeons were extinct. The last of the species, Martha, died in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo on September 1, 1914. As naturalist Joel Greenberg relates in gripping detail, the pigeons' propensity to nest, roost, and fly together in vast numbers made them vulnerable to unremitting market and recreational hunting. The spread of railroads and telegraph lines created national demand that allowed the birds to be pursued relentlessly. Passenger pigeons inspired awe in the likes of Audubon, Henry David Thoreau, James Fenimore Cooper, and others, but no serious effort was made to protect the species until it was too late. Greenberg's beautifully written story of the passenger pigeon paints a vivid picture of the passenger pigeon's place in literature, art, and the hearts and minds of those who witnessed this epic bird, while providing a cautionary tale of what happens when species and natural resources are not harvested sustainably.

Story Parade

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The Great Zoo of China

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Now in mass-market—the action-packed thriller in the blockbuster and bestselling tradition of Jurassic Park from #1 internationally bestselling author Matthew Reilly! It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for forty years. They have proven the existence of dragons—a landmark discovery no one could ever believe is real, and a scientific revelation that will amaze the world. Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing findings within the greatest zoo ever constructed. A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the zoo deep within China to see these fabulous creatures for the first time. Among them is Dr. Cassandra Jane “CJ” Cameron, a writer for National Geographic and an expert on reptiles. The visitors are assured by their Chinese hosts that they will be struck with wonder at these beasts, that the dragons are perfectly safe, and that nothing can go wrong. Of course it can’t… “Plenty of action....For over-the-top adventure addicts, a Reilly novel is like a new roller coaster opening at Great America. Lines form, fans swoon” (Booklist).

Memoirs of a Birdman

Author : Ludwig Koch
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Who s Zoo in the Garden

Author : Charles Palmer
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The Classical Outlook

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The Observatory

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Defenders of Wildlife

Author : Defenders of Wildlife
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Defenders of Wildlife News

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Something about the Author

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An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume in this series provides illustrated biographical profiles of approximately 75 children's authors and artists. This critically acclaimed series covers more than 12,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries typically cover: personal life, career, writings, works in progress, adaptations, additional sources. A cumulative author index is included in each odd-numbered volume.While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions.Call your Sales Rep for details.

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Author : Association of Illustrators (Great Britain)
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Once Upon a Starry Night

Author : Jacqueline Mitton
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The follow-up to Zoo in the Sky presents facts about stars, nebulas, galaxies, and constellations and recounts the Greek myths that provide widely-known names for ten constellations, from Andromeda to Pegasus.

Washington DC

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Under a new administration, all eyes will be on Washington, DC this winter. This new guide shows visitors the city behind the public facade, offering a range of accommodations from family-friendly motels and hostels to the infamous Watergate hotel. The guide includes special sections on architectural tours, black history and travelling with kids.

New Scientist

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Jerry Graham s More Bay Area Backroads

Author : Jerry Graham
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A completely new volume of backroad sites and attractions, with hundreds of places never before listed.

500 Things to Do in Washington D C for Free 100 Things for Less Than a Buck

Author : Brian Cox
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Der kleine Prinz

Author : Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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The little prince discovers the secrets of friendship while traveling throughout the universe.

The Horn Book Guide to Children s and Young Adult Books

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