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From Lava to Life

Author : Jennifer Morgan
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"One upon a time" meets science in a children's picture book that tells the thrilling story of how life began on Earth. The second in a trilogy of Universe stories as told by the Universe, "From Lava to Life" picks up with the formation of Earth and the first presence of life forms as Earth triumphs over crisis to create bacteria, jellyfish, flowers . . . even dinosaurs.

Teaching Big History

Author : Richard B. Simon
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Big History is a new field on a grand scale: it tells the story of the universe over time through a diverse range of disciplines that spans cosmology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and archaeology, thereby reconciling traditional human history with environmental geography and natural history. Weaving the myriad threads of evidence-based human knowledge into a master narrative that stretches from the beginning of the universe to the present, the Big History framework helps students make sense of their studies in all disciplines by illuminating the structures that underlie the universe and the connections among them. Teaching Big History is a powerful analytic and pedagogical resource, and serves as a comprehensive guide for teaching Big History, as well for sharing ideas about the subject and planning a curriculum around it. Readers are also given helpful advice about the administrative and organizational challenges of instituting a general education program constructed around Big History. The book includes teaching materials, examples, and detailed sample exercises. This book is also an engaging first-hand account of how a group of professors built an entire Big History general education curriculum for first-year students, demonstrating how this thoughtful integration of disciplines exemplifies liberal education at its best and illustrating how teaching and learning this incredible story can be transformative for professors and students alike.

Friends Weekly Intelligencer

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A Guide to Sunset Crater and Wupatki

Author : Scott Thybony
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A guidebook to the Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument and the Wupatki Indian ruins in northern Arizona describes the geology, wildlife and history of the site.

Life in Hawaii

Author : Titus Coan
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Life in Hawaii is a brief overview of the life and times of Titus Coan (1801-1882), an extraordinary man who lived during the early days of the colonization of Hawaii. He was born and raised in rural Connecticut, graduated from Auburn Theological Seminary and was ordained in 1833. In 1834 he sailed with his new wife, Fidelia Church, to Hilo, where he was to remain and make his life’s work for the next 48 years. After learning and mastering the Hawaiian language, he won the confidence of the Hawaiians and converted thousands to Christianity. He set up schools, as did his wife, and provided medical assistance and comfort to a rapidly changing culture. He later established churches and trained native converts to act as missionaries among their own people. He traveled extensively, and at times with great peril, throughout his island home and later to the Marquesas Islands. His adventures and descriptions of first-time encounters with both the environment and the people are quite remarkable. This was a time of great excitement and great despair. Foreign interests in Hawaii, military engagements, visitors of renown, and Hawaiian Kings all provide a rather colorful backdrop against which his story is told. In addition to his missionary labors, Titus Coan added a great deal to our knowledge of volcanic eruptions. He corresponded and worked with geologist James Dwight Dana, performed many observations, and published with the American Journal of Science. For decades he explored and recorded the volcanic activity on the island of Hawaii.

This Good Earth

Author : Les Line
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The Horn Book Guide to Children s and Young Adult Books

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You ll Never Be Younger

Author : William J. O'Malley
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Life s Continuous Story

Author : Lorna Laikupu
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Life’s Continuous Story By: Lorna Laikupu Kat and Manny are childhood friends whose lives revolve around Hawaii’s plantation industry, their community, and the rich culture that is always present on the islands. When their family and friends, those living in the plantation community, start getting sick with incurable and deadly diseases, Kat and Manny decide to investigate the cause. At the very start of their investigation they encounter suspicious behavior from the lunas, the plantation bosses, and other men. Kat and Manny are in great danger. However, this does not stop the two of them. The love they have for their people is greater than the risk to their lives. Embarking on this journey, Kat and Manny both discover new information about themselves, as well as new revelations of love, friends, and mistrust. Kat and Manny will learn secrets of plantation living and what it takes to be an advocate on behalf of the workers and their families. This journey will forever change their lives and inspire an appreciation for the aina, the land, and all it offers

The North American Miscellany

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