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175328
Beetle busters : a rogue insect and the people who track it [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Burns, Loree Griffin 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014)

BTSB #: 175328 Available

Dewey: 595.76/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 7.3 MG RC: 9.4 6-8 Lexile: 1100 NC

Subjects: Asian longhorned beetles Beetles


Summary: A fascinating photo essay about the tree-killing Asian long-horned beetle and a nationwide effort from bug scientists to tree doctors working to eradicate this incredibly invasive pest.


22.16 *

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703324
Call of the osprey [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015)

BTSB #: 703324 Available

Dewey: 598.9/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 7.6 MG RC: 11.5 3-5 Lexile: 1210 NC

Subjects: Ospreys Mercury - Bioaccumulation - United States Pollution - Environmental aspects Wildlife conservation Scientists


Summary: A stunning addition to the Scientists in the Field series that explores mercury pollution found in the rivers and streams of Western Montana that might cause harm to humans--and the extinction of the entire osprey species.


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Chocolate : sweet science and dark secrets of the world's favorite treat by Frydenborg, Kay 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015)

BTSB #: 361180 Available

Dewey: 641.337/NAges: 12-16   
AR: 9.2 LG RC: 11.9 9-12 Lexile: 1330 NC

Subjects: Chocolate - History


Summary: An engrossing account for teen readers that captures the history, science, and economic and cultural implications of the harvesting of cacao and creation of chocolate.


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894188
Crow smarts : inside the brain of the world's brightest bird [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Turner, Pamela S. 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016)

BTSB #: 894188 Available

Dewey: 598.8/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 6.2 MG RC: 7.3 6-8 Lexile: 940

Subjects: Crows - Behavior Animal intelligence Animal behavior


Summary: Scientists take you on a research trip to New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean to follow crows in aviaries and in the wild while answering many thought-provoking questions like: "Can a crow outsmart a scientist?"


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489958
Fatal fever : tracking down Typhoid Mary by Jarrow, Gail 

BTSB Prebound(Calkins Creek, 2015)

BTSB #: 489958 Available

Dewey: 614/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 7.4 MG RC: 8.6 6-8 Lexile: 1010

Subjects: Typhoid Mary,|d1869-1938 Typhoid fever


Summary: The true story of the woman who unwittingly spread deadly bacteria, the epidemiologist who discovered her trail of infection, and the health department that decided her fate.


675322
Human body : the story of how we protect, repair, and make ourselves stronger [Smithsonian. Invention & impact]by Newquist, H. P. 

BTSB Prebound(Viking, 2015)

BTSB #: 675322 Available

Dewey: 610/NAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 1130

Subjects: Medicine - History Medical innovations Medical technology Human physiology


Summary: Book 1: An exploration of the objects that scientists and tinkerers throughout history have invented to protect, repair, or improve our bodies.


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194955
Inside Biosphere 2 : earth science under glass [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Carson, Mary Kay 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015)

BTSB #: 194955 Available

Dewey: 304.2/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 7 MG RC: 9.5 6-8 Lexile: 1060

Subjects: Biosphere 2 (Project) Closed ecological systems (Space environment) Human ecology Ecology - Research


Summary: In the 1990s, scientists lived inside Biosphere 2 (Biosphere 1 is the Earth itself) for two years, trying to figure out if colonizing Mars would ever be possible. Now scientists don't live there but instead conduct all sorts of studies and experiments aimed to help us better understand our environment and especially understand what sort of things are happening to it due to climate change and other man-made problems.


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Learning about the endocrine and reproductive systems [Learning about the human body systems]by Kim, Melissa 

BTSB Prebound(Enslow, 2013)

BTSB #: 517930 Available

Dewey: 612.4/NAges: 10-14   
Lexile: 1020

Subjects: Endocrine glands Reproductive system


Summary: Learn how these two systems work together to ensure survival of the human race.


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Louis Pasteur : genius disease fighter [Genius scientists and their genius ideas]by Smith, Linda Wasmer 

BTSB Prebound(Enslow, 2015)

BTSB #: 827290 Available

Dewey: 579.092/BAges: 10-14   


Subjects: Pasteur, Louis,|d1822-1895 Milk - Pasteurization - History Rabies vaccines Scientists Microbiologists


Summary: A biography of one of the first scientists to understand the importance of microorganisms in causing disease.


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Mystery of life : how nothing became everything by Schutten, Jan Paul 

BTSB Prebound(Aladdin, 2015)

BTSB #: 790880 Available

Dewey: 576/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 6.3 MG Lexile: 830

Subjects: Life (Biology) Life - Origin Evolution Discoveries in science


Summary: With decades of scientific knowledge behind him and a genuine sense of fun in his approach, Jan Paul Schutten rewards curiosity with engaging explanations about some of the most complicated scientific issues that exist, and tells readers that there is much left to discover. For example: Why does the paramecium deserve a standing ovation? How do you build a planet? Does a tree want to be tall? How does a bacterium turn into a blue whale? How can you survive without a rear end?


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254657
Nitrogen cycle [Earth's cycles in action]by Dakers, Diane 

BTSB Prebound(Crabtree, 2015)

BTSB #: 254657 Available

Dewey: 577.145/NAges: 10-13   
AR: 7 MG Lexile: 1020

Subjects: Nitrogen cycle


Summary: This informative book explains how the Earth's supply of nitrogen moves in different forms in a cycle from the air to the soil to living things.


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198684
Story of seeds : from Mendel's garden to your plate, and how there's more of less to eat around the world by Castaldo, Nancy F. 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016)

BTSB #: 198684 Available

Dewey: 581.467/NAges: 12-16   
AR: 7.6 MG+RC: 10.5 6-8 Lexile: 1110

Subjects: Seeds


Summary: This book speaks to the current ways we think about our food, which crops farmers are allowed to grow, and what consumers are able to eat.


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