Earth Day

Let's Explore a River

By Jane R. McCauley

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Three children accompany their father in a canoe and explore the plant and animal life along a river near their home.

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Mountain Dance

By Thomas Locker

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A poetic description of various kinds of mountains and how they are formed. Includes factual information on mountainsA poetic description of various kinds of mountains and how they are formed. Includes factual information on mountains.

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Nature's Great Balancing Act: In Our Own Backyard

By Jaediker Norsgaard

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Discusses the interrelationship of all the creatures and plants in nature, emphasizing the importance of insects.

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Secrets of a Wildlife Watcher

By Jim Arnosky

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Explains the techniques used in finding wild animals such as owls, turtles, squirrels, foxes, beavers, and deer, and in getting close enough to study their behavior.

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The Reasons For Seasons: The Great Cosmic Megagalactic Trip Without Moving From Your Chair

By Linda Allison

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Stories to read, ideas to think about, and things to make and do--all contributing to an understanding of the seasons and their effect on the earth.

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Asteroid Impact

By Douglas Henderson

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Text and illustrations explore the theory that the collision of an asteroid with the Earth ended the Cretaceous Period and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.

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Biodiversity

By Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

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Provides a global perspective on environmental issues while demonstrating the concept that the many forms of life on earth depend on one another for survival.

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Fire: Friend Or Foe

By Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

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Authoritative text coupled with spectacular photographs offer documentation of the role of naturally occurring fires--its benefits and its dangers--maintaining that fire plays an essential part in the natural balance of nature.

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Global Warming: The Threat Of Earth's Changing Climate

By Laurence Pringle

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An award-winning writer describes the worldwide trend of global warming, exploring its past, present, and potential future damage to the climate, ecology, and economy.

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Gray Wolf, Red Wolf

By Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

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Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, and behavior of the two species of wolves found in North America and discusses efforts to save them from extinction by reintroducing them to wilderness areas.

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