LIBRARY ACQUISITIONS FOR PUBLIC LENDING
December -- 2001
California Academy of Sciences Library
T39 .S985 2002
African American Women Scientists and Inventors / Otha Richard Sullivan. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2002.
The accomplished women in this book span 26 women and more than 100 years. From Sara Goode, born in 1850, who designed a cabinet-bed and was the first African American woman to given a patent, to chemist Chavonda Jacobs Young, born in 1967, the book profiles and highlights some of the women who have made a difference.
References, a bibliography, and an index are included, along with photographs, asides, and more.
QL737 .C27 C724 2000
Bears of the World / Lance Craighead. Stillwater, MN: Voyageur Press, 2000.
Bears are wonderful animals that have fascinated humans since they were first encountered. There are eight species of bear living today, and all but two of them are endangered. In this wonderful book, follow the author on an exploration of each of the species, learn about the evolution of bears, and find out why conservation is so desperately needed.
Distribution maps for each species are provided, along with gorgeous color photographs, an index, and suggested readings.
QH104 .C87 1991
The Curious Naturalist. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, c1991.
"This indispensable guide encourages the practicing amateur to become an expert in the natural world." The book focuses on 9 distinct North American ecosystems through individual articles. The habitats presented include local areas in your own backyard, woodlands, grasslands, deserts, mountains, streams and lakes, beaches - both sandy and rocky shore, and sky. The authors of the articles range from naturalists to poets.
The volume contains fabulous color photographs, illustrations, and an index. It also includes projects and items that you can make yourself, including a barometer and an underwater pond viewer.
QE724 .M364 1998
The Garden of Ediacara: Discovering the First Complex Life / Mark A. S. McMenamin. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.
This volume contains the author's chronicle of his searches in Mexico, Namibia, and Australia for Edicaran fossils. Along the way, and in addition to the scientific information, he provides glimpses back to other scientists' searches, and fascinating accounts of his travels and experiences.
Each chapter contains notes. The volume also includes illustrations, photographs, and an index.
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QL676.2 .R87 1995
Everything You Never Learned About Birds / Rebecca Rupp. Pownal, VT: Storey Books, 1995.
Bird facts, legends, stories, and more are presented in entertaining and educational ways in this book for kids from "Ages 9 to 99." Information on hatching chicks from eggs, bird banding, heroic carrier pigeons, why geese fly in v-formation, and lots more are discussed in sections like Inner Bird, Outer Bird, Name that Bird, and A Bird is Born.
PZ7 ,T117 Hav 1996
Have You Seen My Duckling? / Nancy Tafuri. New York: Tupelo Books, c1996.
One morning a mischievous duckling follows a butterfly and leaves his family behind. His mother looks for him all day, and we see him peeking from behind bushes until the end of the day when everyone is happily reunited.
PZ7 .C21476 Li 1998
Little Cloud / Eric Carle. New York: Philomel Books, c1998.
Follow Little Cloud as it breaks away from the other clouds, brushes the tops of houses, turns into sheep, trees, and more, and then rejoins the other clouds for a big rain shower.
Juv QL638.6 .S62 1999
Ripley's Amazing Sharks / Christina Joie Slager. Orlando, FL: Ripley Entertainment, Inc., c1999.
This entertaining and informative book contains all kinds of information about sharks. See pictures of a shark hatching from an egg, thrill to the rows and rows of shark teeth, and learn about why sharks are in danger from man.
More information can be accessed by looking at the sharks web sites they've included and the books they used for research. An index is also available.
Juv QL737 .C4 P473 1999
Ripley's Whales and Dolphins / Doug Perrine. Orlando, FL: Ripley Entertainment, Inc., c1999.
Interesting color photographs highlight this volume on whales and dolphins. Different species are examind, as well as the effects of people on whales, the ways taht different whales eat, the evolution of whales, and more.
An index and a glossary are also included.
QL737 .C23 D44 1999
Tigers / Marfé Ferguson Delano. New York: Scholastic, c1999.
This fun board book features some great information about tigers and fabulous color photographs.
QL49 .W54 1998
Wild Animals. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1998.
This entertaining Touch and Feel book provides you and your children with the opportunity to touch a lion's mane, feel a tree frogs sticky toe pads, experience the rough texture of a lizard's skin, and more. The tactile experience and photographs add to the enjoyment of the book.
Juv HV7959 .K35 2000
The Wildlife Detectives / Donna M. Jackson. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
This great book read likes a detective story with a lot of extras. The main body of the book follows the case of scientists and law enforcement tracking down who illegally killed an elk in Yellowstone National Park. The other portions of the book talk about the Animal Crime Lab, Forensic Sciences, laws in place to help animals, and more.
Terrific color photographs are included to engage readers, as well as an index and a glossary.
Juv QL307 .S86 2000
Wildlife of China / Lynn M Stone. Vero Beach, FL: The Rourke Book Company, Inc., 2000.
This short volume for young readers introduces the reader to some of the mammals, reptiles, and birds in China. Colorful photographs accompany the pages and a point is made about explaining the reasons that so many animals in China are endangered.
A glossary is provided, along with an index and information on other suggested readings.
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QL82 .B32 1999
Baby Animals with Whoopi Goldberg at the San Diego Zoo. [Alexandria, Va.]: PBS Home Video ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c1999.
When she was asked where in the world she would like to go for In the Wild, Whoopi Goldberg, who hates to fly, chose the exotic location of the San Diego Zoo. Who could have ever guessed that by doing so, she would get to interact with baby animals from Australia, California, China, and more. Conservation, artificial insemination, breeding tactics, and other topics are examined in Whoopi's inimitable way. She provides relationship advice to a lovesick panda, meets and albino koala, feeds a baby rhino, and, in general, has a grand and educational time.
QL49 .S63 2000
Special Animal Secrets. [Washington, D.C.]: National Geographic Kids; [Burbank, Calif.]: Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Warner Home Video, c2000.
Along with puppets of a honey possum, a bush baby, and a chameleon, children ages 2-5 learn about the things that make different kinds of animals special. A wacky and animated pink flamingo named Francisco comes along for the ride, too, and helps the children sing, get close ups of animals, and learn about why every living creature is special.
QL737 .C23 T53 1996
Tigers with Bob Hoskins. [Alexandria, Va.]: PBS Home Video; Atlanta, GA: Turner Home Entertainment [distributor], c1996.
Bob Hoskins used to work for the circus, and he was always fascinated by the tigers. In this sixty minute video he has the opportunity, through Nature's series In the Wild on PBS, to explore man's relationships with tigers in places where man lives in the tigers' domain, the current population status, dangers from poaching, and he even comes face to face with this fascinating creature. Hoskins travels to Nepal and Indonesia to see tigers in the wild, as well as animal reserves where people are frantically working to restore the dwindling tiger population.
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.W3 P65 1999
Pond and Stream Ecology: A Guide to the Ecology of Aquatic Invertebrates. [Ithaca, NY]: Cornell University, 1999.
This guide was published as a resource 4-H leaders, but it can be used by teachers, parents, or other people working with children in the natural world. It contains a written guide, activity information, activity cards, worksheets, and more. The activities were designed for children between ages 9 through 12.
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All of the materials above are available for check-out to Academy members.
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Last update: December 20, 2001.