Dinosaurs to Dodos

An Encyclopedia of Extinct Animals

Author: Don Lessem

Publisher: Scholastic Reference


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 325

Presents the names, physical characteristics, and places of origin of a variety of extinct animals, arranged chronologically into eras, periods, and epochs, and discusses times of mass extinction.

My Weird School Fast Facts: Dinosaurs, Dodos, and Woolly Mammoths

Author: Dan Gutman

Publisher: HarperCollins


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 459

Think fast with A.J. and Andrea from My Weird School! Did you know that the biggest dinosaur was probably six stories high and half a football field long? Did you know that Utah is the only place in the world where it’s legal to hunt dinosaurs?! Learn more weird-but-true dinosaur facts with A.J. and Andrea from Dan Gutman’s bestselling My Weird School series. This all-new series of nonfiction books features hundreds of hysterical facts, plus lots of photos and illustrations. Whether you're a kid who wants to learn more about dinosaurs or simply someone who wants to know the name for fossilized dinosaur poop, this is the book for you! With more than 12 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!

In Search of Lost Frogs

Author: Robin Moore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 605

On August 9, 2010, 33 teams from 21 countries were dispatched to search for the Lost Frogs identified by Conservation International. On their list were a host of species including, in the top ten most wanted, the Rio Pescado Stubfoot Toad, found only in Ecuador - which was to prove a triumphant rediscovery. Several months, a number of key rediscoveries - such as the Elegant Tropical Frog, last seen in 1937 and the Chalazodes Bubble-nest Frog - last seen in 1874 and two new species later, the Search for Lost Frogs had generated more than 650 news articles in 20 countries and over a billion potential viewers. Author Robin Moore was responsible for spearheading the Search for Lost Frogs and coordinating the teams. He also co-led two expeditions to Colombia and Haiti. In Colombia in search of the Mesopotamia Beaked Toad, the steamy jungles of the Choco yielded not the desired species but a brand new one - the Mr. Burns Toad, so-called because of an uncanny resemblance to the Simpsons' character; the species was selected as one of Time magazine's top ten new species of 2010. In Haiti the team found six frogs last seen 20 years before, including the Ventriloqual Frog, named for its ability to throw its voice. This fascinating new book tells the story of the expedition - its highs and lows, discoveries and failures and the campaign's ongoing work. Despite the campaign, one third of the world's amphibians remain threatened with extinction. Most of the species searched for were not found. But those that were provide a glimmer of hope. Understanding why these species have survived when many others have not should help us understand what makes these species different. In Search of Lost Frogs is a story of perseverance, disappointment, rediscovery, resilience, but ultimately of hope, written with passion and illustrated with the author's superb photographs.

How Life Changes

Author: Barbara A. Somervill

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 910

Examines how living things have evolved throughout earth's history, how natural selection works to stir change, how scientists use fossils to learn about how life has evolved, and how human beings have an effect on the process of evolution.

Back to the future of Socialism

Author: Hain, Peter

Publisher: Policy Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 432

What's gone wrong with capitalism and how should governments respond? What does the future hold for the Left in the UK in the face of the austerity straitjacket around our politics and media? Anthony Crosland’s The Future of Socialism (1956) provided a creed for governments of the centre left until the global banking crisis. Now Peter Hain presents an evidence-based case for a radical alternative to the neo-liberal economic agenda. A substantial new Afterword outlines what the Labour Party needs to do following the 2015 UK General Election to win again by returning to its core values of decency, social justice, equality and prosperity for all. A rousing alternative to the neoliberal, right-wing orthodoxy of our era, Hain’s book is now even more essential reading for everyone interested in the future of the left.

Hand to Paw

Protecting Animals

Author: Jessica Cohn

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 253

Looks at how people can help a variety of animals and outlines ways to take action, including raising money for animal charities, becoming a citizen scientist, and choosing a career in animal care.

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Pan Macmillan


Category: Fiction


View: 598

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish is the fourth installment in Douglas Adams' bestselling cult classic, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 'trilogy'. There is a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It's not an easy thing to do, and Arthur Dent thinks he's the only human who's been able to master this nifty little trick - until he meets Fenchurch, the woman of his dreams. Fenchurch once realised how the world could be made a good and happy place. Unfortunately, she's forgotten. Convinced that the secret lies within God's Final Message to His Creation, they go in search of it. And, in a dramatic break with tradition, actually find it . . . With exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction by Neil Gaiman.

Managing Technology for Corporate Success

Author: Chris Floyd

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 261

View: 268

Technology is fundamental to every product-based business in reducing costs, differentiating products, providing new opportunities, and driving strategic change. This work sets out to answer the key questions which confront top management: how to decide which technologies to invest in and how to manage and exploit them for maximum commercial benefit; how much to invest in R&D and to measure whether it delivers the goods; how to shape management roles, corporate structure and culture to fit technology strategy; and how to gain both employee and shareholder commitment.

Tramp Printers

Author: John M. Howells

Publisher: John Howells


Category: Printers

Page: 260

View: 404

Beginning with the invention of movable type in the 15th century, itinerant artisans roamed the highways and byways of the world, working where and when they pleased. It all ended five centuries later, when computer typesetting replaced humans. Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Horace Greely (along with legions of much less famous printers) plied their trade and enjoyed adventures as tramp printers until it all suddenly vanished in the mid 1970s. A sociological study, as seen through the eyes of tramp printers themselves. Footloose and carefree, these adventurers enjoyed 500 years of freedom, working where and when they pleased. A vanished breed, today they live on through recollections, anecdotes, and memories of how it used to be, when printers worked with "real type."