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1. Grand Canyon [2017]

Book
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm
Rivers wind through earth, cutting down and eroding the soil for millions of years, creating a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and more an a mile deep known as the Grand Canyon. Home to an astonishing variety of plants and animals that have lived and evolved within its walls for millennia, the Grand Canyon is much more than just a hole in the ground. Follow a father and daughter as they make their way through the cavernous wonder, discovering life both present and past. Weave in and out of time as perfectly placed die cuts show you that a fossil today was a creature much long ago, perhaps in a completely different environment. Complete with a spectacular double gatefold, an intricate map and extensive back matter.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781596439504 20170418
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Because of an acorn, a tree grows, a bird nests, a seed becomes a flower. Enchanting die-cuts illustrate the vital connections between the layers of an ecosystem in this magical book. Wander down the forest path to learn how every tree, flower, plant and animal connect to one another in spiraling circles of life. An acorn is just the beginning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781452112428 20170522
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
xix, 107 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
  • The basic science
  • easy as 1-2-3
  • The skeptic debate
  • The expected consequences
  • The solution
  • A letter to your grandchildren.
Provides information about global warming, discussing the science, the consequences, and the possible solutions.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
64 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
  • Light bulbs with legs
  • The cheeseburger of the forest
  • Hares in a warming world
  • Studying hares
  • White hares, brown backgrounds
  • Hare today, gone tomorrow
  • Hope for hares
  • Going global
  • A risky experiment.
Scientists seek to answer the critical question "Can snowshoe hares and other animals that change their coat color each winter adapt to shorter winters caused by climate change?"
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Introduces the five food groups and the benefits of nutritional eating.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
"This illustrated biography shares the story of female scientist, Marie Tharp, a pioneering woman scientist and the first person to ever successfully map the ocean floor"-- Provided by publisher.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Education Library (Cubberley), Marine Biology Library (Miller)

7. Nature ranger [2015]

Book
72 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
  • The world of nature
  • Essential equipment
  • Animals in action
  • Creepy-crawlies, worms, and slugs
  • Wildlife detective
  • Trails and traces
  • Animal footprints
  • Bones and teeth
  • Food clues
  • Animal droppings
  • Hiding and warning
  • Animal homes
  • Wildlife at night
  • Making a bat box
  • Plant planet
  • Secret senses
  • Thirsty work
  • Studying flowers
  • Pollination
  • Spreading seeds
  • Starting life
  • Treewatch
  • Bark
  • Looking at leaves
  • Cones
  • Woodlands
  • Fungus foray
  • Dry places
  • Freshwater ponds
  • Make a small pond
  • The seashore
  • Rockpools
  • Helping wildlife.
"Discover the natural world with more than 30 easy-to-do, fun activities-- plus stunning pictures and amazing facts. Supports the Common Core State Standards"-- Page 4 of cover.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
72 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Mapping the moon
  • Earth's sister
  • Earth's attic
  • The moon rocks
  • Racing to the moon.
"Full of captivating, kid-friendly information, Our Moon covers everything from the newest theories on how the moon formed, to the recent, startling discovery of water on its surface and the very real possibility of future moon colonies. Illustrated with full-color photographs and packed with fun facts, this is the most complete and up-to-date book available on the moon. Includes glossary, bibliography, and index"-- Provided by publisher.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
71 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 x 27 cm
  • Earthquakes
  • Volcanoes
  • Tsunamis
  • Afterword.
Earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis: headline-making natural disasters with devastating consequences for millions of people. But what do we actually know about these literally earth-shaking events? In this exciting launch title for Penguin Young Readers Group/Smithsonian Books, New York Times bestselling author, explorer, journalist, and geologist Simon Winchester tells the gripping story of what happens when the earth shakes, explodes, or floods. Winchester-who's been rattled awake by earthquakes in New Zealand, skied through Greenland to help prove the theory of plate tectonics, and even charred the soles of his boots climbing live volcanoes-looks at the science, technology, and societal impact of these inter-connected natural phenomena. Stunning geological and historical images from the Smithsonian, handy maps and charts, and on-the-scene photos from the author's personal collection richly support this compelling nonfiction narrative.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780670785360 20160619
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Education Library (Cubberley)
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203 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Noticing. Optical illusions ; The essentials ; My town/your town
  • Perception. Vested interests ; Common sense ; Out of sight ; In the now ; Backstory : The oil embargo
  • Defense mechanisms. Denial ; Projection ; Regression
  • Systems. Democracy ; Capitalism ; Backstory: Ozone
  • Attitudes. Science to the rescue ; Never retreat ; No limits ; Losing control ; Backstory: Kyoto
  • Eyes abroad and ahead. Conflict ; Chindia ; Fixes ; Coming soon.
"We're living in an aha moment. Take 250 years of human ingenuity. Add abundant fossil fuels. The result: a population and lifestyle never seen before. The downsides weren't visible for centuries, but now they are. Suddenly everything needs rethinking--suburbs, cars, fast food, cheap prices. It's a changed world. This book explains it. Using politics, psychology, and history for altitude, Eyes Wide Open shows how to see the principles driving events and attitudes, from vested interests to denial to big-country syndrome. Here's the briefing you need to comprehend the twenty-first century"--Page 4 of cover.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
32 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 26 cm
  • Weather all around us
  • Up in the clouds
  • Water everywhere
  • Rain!
  • Wind power
  • Hurricane!
  • Tornado!
  • Thunder and lightning
  • Snowstorms
  • Freezing weather
  • Hot weather
  • Weather forecasting
  • Changing climate
  • Weather professionals.
Ms. Fizzle and her class head into the clouds to explore weather, including hurricanes, tornadoes, snowstorms, lightning, and weather forecasting.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
31 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
"A biography of Carl Sagan focusing on his childhood and culminating in the Voyager mission and the Golden Record"--Provided by publisher.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Education Library (Cubberley)
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57 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 x 29 cm
No human being has ever seen a triceratops or velociraptor or even the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex. They left behind only their impressive bones. So how can scientists know what colour dinosaurs were? Or if their flesh was scaly or feathered? Could that fierce T.rex have been born with spots? In a first for young readers, the Sibert medalist Catherine Thimmesh introduces the incredible talents of the paleoartist, whose work reanimates gone-but-never-forgotten dinosaurs in giant full-colour paintings that are as strikingly beautiful as they aim to be scientifically accurate, down to the smallest detail. You can follow a paleoartist through the scientific process of ascertaining the appearance of various dinosaurs from millions of years ago to learn how science, art, and imagination combine to bring us face-to-face with the past.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780547991344 20160613
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 x 28 cm
Documents the work of an early twentieth-century paleontologist, named after the famous circus icon by his ambitious parents, who grew up to work for the American Museum of Natural History and discovered the first documented skeletons of the Tyrannosaurus Rex and other noteworthy species.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Education Library (Cubberley)
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1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
"When 14-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought in 2001, everyone's crops began to fail. His family didn't have enough money for food, let alone school, so William spent his days in the library. He came across a book on windmills and figured out how to build a windmill that could bring electricity to his village. Everyone thought he was crazy but William persevered and managed to create a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps. Several years later he figured out how to use the windmill for irrigation purposes"-- Provided by publisher.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 x 29 cm.
Presents alphabetically arranged entries in rhyming text about characteristic features of the Earth, from H for hurricanes, to L for landforms, to R for rainforests, with sidebars containing more complete explanations about each topic.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
272 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm.
  • Discovering dinosaurs
  • Meat eaters
  • Plant eaters
  • Dino dictionary.
Shares in-depth information about all currently known dinosaur species organized under major periods, providing details on such topics as physical characteristics, diet and discovery dates. 25,000 first printing.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Education Library (Cubberley)

18. Redwoods [2009]

Book
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
A young city boy, riding the subway, finds an abandoned book about redwoods. He finds himself in the very forest described in the book. After finishing the book, he leaves it for someone else to read. The text contains facts about the redwoods, while the illustrations tell the boy's story.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
33 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
How do snow crystals form? What shapes can they take? Why do star-shaped snow crystals usually have six arms? Are no two snow crystals alike? These questions and more are answered inside this exploration of the science of snow, featuring photos of real snow crystals in all their beautiful diversity. Perfect for reading on winter days, this book by a nature photographer and a snow scientist will inspire wonder and curiosity about the marvels of snow. And for those inspired to collect and study their own snow crystals, there are snow-crystal-catching instructions in the back.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780811868662 20160605
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
vi, 154 p. ; 18 cm.
  • Preface Lesson One: Understanding Style Lesson Two: Correctness Lesson Three: Actions Lesson Four: Characters Lesson Five: Cohesion and Coherence Lesson Six: Emphasis Lesson Seven: Concision Lesson Eight: Shape Lesson Nine: Elegance Lesson Ten: The Ethics of Style.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780205605354 20160528
Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace reflects the wisdom and clear authorial voice of Williams' best-selling book, Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace, while streamlining every chapter to create a very brief, yet powerfully direct guide to writing with style. The concise clarity of this book makes it a quick and ideal guide for freshman composition courses, writing courses across the disciplines, and as a supporting text in courses that require clear and direct writing. Style: The Basics covers the elemental principles of writing that will help students diagnose the strengths and weaknesses of their prose quickly and revise effectively. The text features principles of effective prose written in Williams' hallmark conversational style, offering reason-based principles, rather than hard and fast rules, for successful, effective writing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780205605354 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Education Library (Cubberley)