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Whether you are an avid naturalist, a mere dabbler in natural history, or a newcomer to the field, you will find A Child’s Introduction to Natural History: The Story of Our Living Earth—From Amazing Animals and Plants to Fascinating Fossils and Gems (Black Dog & Leventhal, $19.99) an enthralling read. Opening the book is like stepping into a natural history museum; feel free to dip into “exhibits” on microlife, reptiles, or tundra, or devote yourself to taking a comprehensive tour from cover to cover. Author Heather Alexander and illustrator Meredith Hamilton have created an engaging format using sidebars, illustrations, and photographs to introduce fascinating facts, famous naturalists, scientific vocabulary, and even exciting experiments to budding scientists. Ages 9-12.

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$19.99
ISBN: 9780316311366
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - June 14th, 2016

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Flight has always fascinated mankind; we’ve looked at birds with envy for millennia, but it wasn’t until recently that we managed to turn our desire to fly into reality. Two new books help explain how we got there in captivating histories of humanity’s quest for flight. National Air and Space Museum educator Tim Grove, meanwhile, explains why hot-air balloons, cardboard boxes, and even Star Trek’s USS Enterprise were all Milestones of Flight (Abrams, $21.95). Ages 10-14.

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$21.95
ISBN: 9781419720031
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - June 28th, 2016

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Flight has always fascinated mankind; we’ve looked at birds with envy for millennia, but it wasn’t until recently that we managed to turn our desire to fly into reality. Two new books help explain how we got there in captivating histories of humanity’s quest for flight. After reading Rowland White’s “ultimate book of flight,” the simple phrase Cleared for Takeoff (Chronicle, $21.99) will always contain a little bit of magic.

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$21.99
ISBN: 9781452135502
Availability: Backordered
Published: Chronicle Books - October 11th, 2016

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