Here Is the Southwestern Desert


Author: Madeleine Dunphy,Anne Coe
Publisher: Web of Life Children's Book
ISBN: 0977379574
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Examines the animals and plants of the Sonoran Desert, inhabited by hawks, lizards, and jackrabbits and their relationship with one another and their environment.

Perfect Pairs

Using Fiction & Nonfiction Picture Books to Teach Life Science, K-2
Author: Melissa Stewart,Nancy Chesley
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571109587
Category: Education
Page: 360
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Hands-on lessons can be fun and compelling, but when it comes to life science, they aren't always possible, practical, effective, or safe. Children can't follow a lion as it stalks a gazelle, visit the exotic kapok tree in a rain forest, or swim alongside the underwater life in a pond. But they can explore a whole world of animals, plants, and ecosystems through the pages of beautifully illustrated, science-themed picture books. Perfect Pairs, which marries fiction and nonfiction picture books focused on life science, helps educators think about and teach life science in a whole new way. Each of the twenty-two lessons in this book is built around a pair of books that introduces a critical life science concept and guides students through an inquiry-based investigative process to explore that idea--from animal/environment interactions to the role of structure in plant and animal survival, from inheritance of traits to variation of species. Each lesson starts with a "Wonder Statement" and comprises three stages. "Engaging Students" features a hands-on activity that captures student interest, uncovers current thinking, and generates vocabulary. The heart of the investigative process, "Exploring with Students," spotlights the paired books as the teacher reads aloud and helps students find and organize information into data tables. "Encouraging Students to Draw Conclusions" shows students how to review and analyze the information they have collected. Bringing high-quality science-themed picture books into the classroom engages a broad range of students, addresses the Performance Expectations outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards, and supports the goals of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. Even if you are science shy, Perfect Pairs can help you become a more confident teacher whose classroom buzzes with curious students eager to explore their natural world.

Javelinas


Author: Conrad J. Storad
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 0761346406
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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In this Early Bird title, readers learn about the physical characteristics, habitat, and behavior of the javelina.

Gila Monsters


Author: Conrad J. Storad
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 0761339809
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Describes the life cycle of the Gila monster.

School Library Journal

SLJ.
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Children's libraries
Page: N.A
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Here Is Antarctica


Author: Madeleine Dunphy,Thomas Leonard
Publisher: Web of Life Children's Book
ISBN: 0977753948
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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In a cumulative text, describes the many types of wildlife that live in Antarctic and their place in the food chain in an environment with extreme weather conditions.

American Book Publishing Record


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Desert Solitaire


Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671695886
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 269
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An account of the author's experiences, observations, and reflections as a seasonal park ranger in southeast Utah

Environmental Issues (ENHANCED eBook)


Author: Edward P. Ortleb,Richard Cadice
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
ISBN: 1429110767
Category: Nature
Page: 32
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This book is a study of the factors which influence the relationships between living things and the environment. Special consideration is given to those human activities which adversely affect our environment. Each of the twelve teaching units in this book is introduced by a color transparency (print books) or PowerPoint slide (eBooks) that emphasizes the basic concept of the unit and presents questions for discussion. Reproducible student pages provide reinforcement and follow-up activities. The teaching guide offers descriptions of the basic concepts to be presented, background information, suggestions for enrichment activities, and a complete answer key.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

California Desert

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Public Lands of ..., 93-2 Feb. 19, 1974.260:
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Interior and Insular Affairs Committee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 532
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California desert

Hearing, Ninety-third Congress, second session, on S. 63, February 19, 1974
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Public Lands
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 532
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Florida Wildlife


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fishing
Page: N.A
View: 1892
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As we live and breathe

the challenge of our environment
Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.). Special Publications Division
Publisher: Natl Geographic Society
ISBN: 9780870440977
Category: Nature
Page: 239
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Leaving Mesa Verde

Peril and Change in the Thirteenth-Century Southwest
Author: Timothy A. Kohler,Mark D. Varien,Aaron M. Wright
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816528853
Category: Social Science
Page: 437
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It is one of the great mysteries in the archaeology of the Americas: the depopulation of the northern Southwest in the late thirteenth-century AD. Considering the numbers of people affected, the distances moved, the permanence of the departures, the severity of the surrounding conditions, and the human suffering and culture change that accompanied them, the abrupt conclusion to the farming way of life in this region is one of the greatest disruptions in recorded history. Much new paleoenvironmental data, and a great deal of archaeological survey and excavation, permit the fifteen scientists represented here much greater precision in determining the timing of the depopulation, the number of people affected, and the ways in which northern Pueblo peoples coped--and failed to cope--with the rapidly changing environmental and demographic conditions they encountered throughout the 1200s. In addition, some of the scientists in this volume use models to provide insights into the processes behind the patterns they find, helping to narrow the range of plausible explanations. What emerges from these investigations is a highly pertinent story of conflict and disruption as a result of climate change, environmental degradation, social rigidity, and conflict. Taken as a whole, these contributions recognize this era as having witnessed a competition between differing social and economic organizations, in which selective migration was considerably hastened by severe climatic, environmental, and social upheaval. Moreover, the chapters show that it is at least as true that emigration led to the collapse of the northern Southwest as it is that collapse led to emigration.

Science books & films


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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The Southwestern Companion


Author: Norman Kolpas
Publisher: BDD Promotional Books Company
ISBN: 9780792453123
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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Reveals the design traditions of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado through the region's buildings, cooking, crafts, and gardening

Children's Books in Print, 2007

An Author, Title, and Illustrator Index to Books for Children and Young Adults
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780835248518
Category: Authors
Page: N.A
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Buyer's Guide and Web Site Directory

2001-2006
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Libraries
Page: N.A
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