All posts filed under: Nature & Science

In City Gardens

In San Francisco an organization called SLUG, the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners, find vacant lots in the midst of the city and plant gardens filled with flowers and vegetables. The book shows how the children with the guidance of their elders, plant, weed, harvest and eat, the fruits of their labor.

The Golden Lion Tamarin Comes Home

Take a look at a golden lion tamarin, and imagine its disappearing forever. This is what almost happened in Brazil as deforestation reduced the monkey’s habitat and the species began to die out. Fortunately, the Brazilian government set aside the remaining forest as a wildlife refuge.

The Aquarium Book

Sharks and sea stars…luminous sea anemones…brilliantly colored fish from tropical waters. At an aquarium, you can feast your eyes on the strangest and most beautiful denizens of Earth’s oceans and seas.

Riverkeeper

John Cronin, an environmentalist, patrols the 315 miles of New York’s Hudson River on board the Riverkeeper, a 25-ft. shallow-drafted boat. Hired by concerned private citizens, John keeps watch for polluters and helps bring citizen lawsuits, lobbies with government officials for better laws and stricter enforcement, and educates the public about the need to protect the environment.

Sheepdog

Ranchers and farmers are in a constant war with coyotes and wolves who kill their livestock in their pastures and grazing lands. One solution that seems to work better that shooting or trapping the predators is the guard dog. These big dogs, like the Great Pyrenees, Maremma, Komondor and Kuvasz, are raised as pups with the sheep. The dogs sleep with the herds and will fight off predators.

Turtle Watch

On the beach of a small Brazilian town called Praia do Forte, four oceanographers are working to save the endangered sea turtle. The scientists find a turtle’s nest, then dig up the eggs and remove them for safekeeping. And when the eggs have hatched, they help the baby turtles make their way to the ocean.

Monsters on Wheels

Strange monsters populate our landscape – Gigantic wheeled machines that scoop out hillsides, flatten earth for roadbeds, lift boxcars, and compact tons of garbage. At work, they are every bit as impressive as prehistoric dinosaurs – and far more useful.

Monster Movers

Imagine how long it would take to move a mountain from one place to another. Gigantic monster movers do the job every day. These super machines scoop, haul, dump, stack, lift, load and perform countless enormous tasks.

It’s a Baby

A baby is a new person, someone who hears, smells, feels, sleeps, and cries.

The new person in this book is Pablo, a baby boy. Follow him through the first twelve months of his life. Watch him learn to do more and more things for himself as he slowly starts to crawl, climb, and explore the world around him.

Growing Older

Everyone, whether child or adult, grows older. And everyone likes to think back to a year, or several years ago, and tell others about their experiences. Here is a group of vibrant adults who recount their favorite backgrounds, who recount their favorite memories and describe their feelings about growing older.