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Secrets of the Seasons Orbiting the Sun in Our Backyard

Author : Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
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The family from Secrets of the Garden are back in a new book about backyard science that explains why the seasons change. Alice and her friend Zack explore the reasons for the seasons. Alice's narrative is all about noticing the changes as fall turns into winter, spring, and then summer. She explains how the earth's yearlong journey around the sun, combined with the tilt in the earth's axis, makes the seasons happen. Alice's text is clear and simple, and experiential. Two very helpful—and very funny—chickens give more science details and further explanation through charts, diagrams, and sidebars. Packed with sensory details, humor, and solid science, this book makes a complicated concept completely clear for young readers—and also for the many parents who struggle to answer their kids' questions! "Several adults of my acquaintance . . . would find Secrets of the Seasons to be an eye-popping revelation." —John Lithgow, The New York Times Book Review

A to Zoo Supplement to the Ninth Edition Subject Access to Children s Picture Books 9th Edition

Author : Rebecca L. Thomas
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This supplement updates the ninth edition of the classic reference with information on children's picture books published in 2014 and 2015. It is an essential guide for collection development and readers' advisory as well as an invaluable resource for program planning. • Offers quick access to subjects of interest to young children • Provides easy-to-understand subject headings that can be used by patrons as well as professionals • Helps in preparing reading lists and organizing storytime themes • Covers a broad range of subjects to meet the needs of librarians, teachers, parents, and homeschoolers • Features user-friendly organization • Includes in-depth indexing and full bibliographical details

The Bomb in My Garden

Author : Mahdi Obeidi
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Praise for The Bomb in My Garden "This one book will tell you more about Iraq’s quest for weapons of mass destruction than all U.S. intelligence on the subject. It is a fascinating and rare glimpse inside Saddam Hussein’s Iraq–and inside a tyrant’s mind." –Fareed Zakaria author of The Future of Freedom "The Bomb in My Garden is important and utterly gripping. The old cliché is true–you start reading, and you don’t want to stop. Mahdi Obeidi’s story makes clear how hard Saddam Hussein tried to develop a nuclear weapon, and the reasons he fell short. It is also unforgettable as a picture of how honorable people tried to cope with a despot’s demands. I enthusiastically recommend this book." –James Fallows National Correspondent, The Atlantic Monthly "Obeidi was the key scientist in Saddam’s centrifuge program, and he was central when they tried to conceal it. He was already thought to be too friendly to the weapons inspectors, and he showed considerable personal courage in coming forward as he did during very unsettled conditions after the war." –David Kay former UN weapons inspector and Head of the Iraqi Survey Group in charge of searching for weapons of mass destruction

The Advocate

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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.

Educational Film Video Locator of the Consortium of College and University Media Centers and R R Bowker

Author : Consortium of College and University Media Centers
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The House of Marriage

Author : Erin Hanusa
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In The House of Marriage, Erin Hanusa searches ruthlessly and compassionately for deep and strange truth in a world we only believe we know. Whether set in a field in Tennessee, the lunar beauty of Egypt's White Desert, or a rain-soaked Plymouth on a midwestern highway, Hanusa's passionate, candid verse reconciles longing with understanding. The opening poems deal with objects close and familiar: animals, landscapes, and the body. Later poems trace an arc of familial betrayal and forgiveness, while others spiral through lyric, erotic mystery. Yet each of these transcendent poems is ultimately concerned with "knowing the finite ways we possess / to love, / in learning them all." With this remarkable debut, Hanusa affirms her place among America's most promising young poets. From "The House of Marriage" No other proof or clue remains,no photographs, no bed.This place is as fearfulas they said.I want to see themmove through it like water,luscious and damaging,toward the momentthat made me.

Dead Over Heels

Author : Charlaine Harris
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Soon after happily married Aurora Teagarden discovers her husband's shady past, the dead body of Detective Sergeant Jack Burns is unceremoniously dumped in her backyard by a small plane and she cannot help but wonder if it is related to Martin's secrets. 10,000 first printing.

Forthcoming Books

Author : Rose Arny
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Time Traveler

Author : Michael Novacek
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Hunting for fossils with a preeminent guide and teacher Michael Novacek, a world-renowned paleontologist who has discovered important fossils on virtually every continent, is an authority on patterns of evolution and on the relationships among extinct and extant organisms. Time Traveler is his captivating account of how his boyhood enthusiasm for dinosaurs became a lifelong commitment to vanguard science. He takes us with him as he discovers fossils in his own backyard in Los Angeles, then goes looking for them in the high Andes, the black volcanic mountains of Yemen, and the incredibly rich fossil badlands of the Gobi desert. Wherever Novacek goes he searches for still undiscovered evidence of what life was like on Earth millions of years ago. Along the way he has almost drowned, been stung by deadly scorpions, been held at gunpoint by a renegade army, and nearly choked in raging dust storms. Fieldwork is very demanding in a host of unusual, dramatic, sometimes hilarious ways, and Novacek writes of its alluring perils with affection and discernment. But Time Traveler also makes sense of many complex themes - about dinosaur evolution, continental drift, mass extinctions, new methods for understanding ancient environments, and the evolutionary secrets of DNA in fossil organisms. It is also an enthralling adventure story.