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Author : James Gurney
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Four years after being shipwrecked on the island of Dinotopia, sixteen-year-old Will Denison, now a Skybax Corps pilot, explores the skies over the island while his scientist father explores the legendary caverns of the World Beneath.

The World Beneath

Author : James Gurney
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4 yrs. after being shipwrecked on the lost island of Dinotopia, 16 year old Will Denison, explores the skies over the island while his father leads amn expedition into the caverns of the World Beneath.

Dinosaurs in Fantastic Fiction

Author : Allen A. Debus
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"This literary survey examines how paleoliterature originated, developed and matured from its inception to the present day. It follows trends on the crafting of classic dinosaurs, investigating the figurative and metaphoric meaning of fictional dinosaursand related prehistoria. An appendix provides brief summaries of deserving dinosaur texts, organized alphabetically by author. "--Provided by publisher.

Imaginative Realism

Author : James Gurney
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Shares tips and techniques on creating a realistic picture of aliens and creatures, places, and machines.

Magic Trees of the Mind

Author : Marian Diamond
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Cutting edge scientific research has shown that exposure to the right kind of environment during the first years of life actually affects the physical structure of a child's brain, vastly increasing the number of neuron branches—the "magic trees of the mind"—that help us to learn, think, and remember. At each stage of development, the brain's ability to gain new skills and process information is refined. As a leading researcher at the University of California at Berkeley, Marion Diamond has been a pioneer in this field of research. Now, Diamond and award-winning science writer Janet Hopson present a comprehensive enrichment program designed to help parents prepare their children for a lifetime of learning.

Color and Light

Author : James Gurney
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From New York Times best-selling author of the Dinotopia series, James Gurney, comes a carefully crafted and researched study on color and light in paintings. This art instruction book will accompany the acclaimed Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist. James Gurney, New York Times best-selling author and artist of the Dinotopia series, follows Imaginative Realism with his second art-instruction book, Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter. A researched study on two of art's most fundamental themes, Color and Light bridges the gap between abstract theory and practical knowledge. Beginning with a survey of underappreciated masters who perfected the use of color and light, the book examines how light reveals form, the properties of color and pigments, and the wide variety of atmospheric effects. Gurney cuts though the confusing and contradictory dogma about color, testing it in the light of science and observation. A glossary, pigment index, and bibliography complete what will ultimately become an indispensible tool for any artist. This book is the second in a series based on his blog, His first in the series, Imaginative Realism, was widely acclaimed in the fantastical art world, and was ranked the #1 Bestseller on the Amazon list for art instruction. "James Gurney's new book, Color and Light, cleverly bridges the gap between artistic observation and scientific explanation. Not only does he eloquently describe all the effects of color and light an artist might encounter, but he thrills us with his striking paintings in the process." --Armand Cabrera, Artist

Something about the Author

Author : Alan Hedblad
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Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books.

Animal Illustration The Essential Reference

Author : Carol Belanger Grafton
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Comprehensive and entertaining, this volume presents black-and-white and color images from medieval illuminated manuscripts, woodcuts from the dawn of printing, and illustrations by Merian, Seba, Cuvier, Audubon, and many others. Detailed bibliographies and artist biographies.


Author : Brian J. Hudson
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From Niagara Falls in the United States to Angel Falls in Venezuela, Victoria Falls in Africa, and Hannoki Falls in Japan, waterfalls provide some of the world’s loveliest panoramas. With their glistening spray and deafening roar, these astonishing natural wonders attract hordes of people each year who seek out, with cameras in hand, these terrifying and sublime examples of natural beauty. While waterfalls have often been considered in terms of their picturesque qualities, their rich cultural background has been neglected. In Waterfall, Brian Hudson portrays these marvels in a new light. He explores the many myths and legends waterfalls have inspired in cultures ranging from Native American to Celtic and Indian, and how they have been depicted in art, literature, film, and music. He also examines their influence on architecture and landscape design, as manmade waterfalls begin to be a staple of parks, gardens, and backyard landscaping. Hudson also discusses the ecology of waterfalls and the conflict that arises from their importance as both a source of hydroelectric power and tourist attractions in many countries. As erosion takes its own toll, the additional environmental impacts of human exploitation could be devastating. A superb addition to the library of any nature lover, this beautifully illustrated book provides a fascinating look at the history and value of these stunning cascades of water.

The Common Core in Action Ready to Use Lesson Plans for K 6 Librarians

Author : Deborah J Jesseman
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This book addresses Common Core State Standard curriculum resources to assist the school librarian in collaborating with classroom teachers. • Offers you the opportunity to exercise leadership in your school, playing a key role in the implementation of the CCSS in all subject areas and collaborating with instructors to co-teach lessons correlated with the standards • Provides ready-to-implement lesson plans cross-referenced to the CCSS for all grade levels • Shares collection development planning guidelines relating to the CCSS • Includes resource suggestions and additional lesson plans in all content areas