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Agricultural engineering and feeding the future [Engineering in action]by Rooney, Anne 

BTSB Prebound(Crabtree, 2016)

BTSB #: 763067 Available

Dewey: 630/NAges: 9-12   
AR: 7 MG Lexile: 1090

Subjects: Agricultural engineering Food supply

Summary: Agricultural engineers are on the front line in the challenge to provide a secure food supply for our world. This timely book explores how engineers design methods, as well as machinery for growing and harvesting crops, to make farming more efficient. Real-life examples help students understand key concepts related to this important profession. With an overview of the engineering design process, readers are encouraged to apply the same steps into their own agricultural engineering challenge.

16.15 *

Animal migration [Spotlight on ecology and life science]by Strauss, Holden 

BTSB Prebound(PowerKids, 2017)

BTSB #: 860416 Available

Dewey: 591.56/NAges: 9-13   
AR: 4.7 MG

Subjects: Animal migration

Summary: An introduction to animal migration and answers many questions about where animals go and why.

6.50 *

Attack of the Burmese pythons [Animal invaders: destroying native habitats]by Jankowski, Matthew 

BTSB Prebound(Gareth Stevens, 2017)

BTSB #: 489137 Available

Dewey: 597.96/NAges: 7-10   
AR: 5.4 LG

Subjects: Burmese pythons Introduced reptiles Habitat (Ecology)

Summary: An introduction to Burmese pythons, including their invasion of Florida, harm to the environment, modern ways conservation groups are trying to stop their spread, and more.

15.25 *

Birds vs. blades? : offshore wind power and the race to protect seabirds by Hirsch, Rebecca E. 

BTSB Prebound(Millbrook Press, 2017)

BTSB #: 446803 Available

Dewey: 578.77/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 6.2 MG RC: 7.5 3-5 Lexile: 960

Subjects: Sea birds Coastal ecology Offshore wind power plants - Environmental aspects Wind power - Environmental aspects

Summary: Find out how scientists are working to ensure clean, renewable offshore wind power to avoid disaster for the millions of seabirds that play a critical role in the ocean food web.

6.50 *

Botanists [Scientists in the field (Rourke Educational Media)]by Greve, Tom 

BTSB Prebound(Rourke Educational Media, 2016)

BTSB #: 401270 Available

Dewey: 580/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 6.7 MG Lexile: 1100

Subjects: Botanists

Summary: An introduction to botanists and how their work plays an important role in understanding the complex relationships among Earth's plants, as well as the relationship between plants, animals, and people.

6.50 *

Conserving the Great Lakes by LaPlante, Walter 

BTSB Prebound(Gareth Stevens, 2015)

BTSB #: 542892 Available

Dewey: 977/NAges: 8-12   

Subjects: Ecology - Great Lakes (North America) Great Lakes (North America)

Summary: An introduction to the Great Lakes, including conservation issues, climate change, mining, water quality, and more.

6.50 *

Controlling invasive species [Global guardians]by Chung, Liz 

BTSB Prebound(PowerKids, 2017)

BTSB #: 214116 Available

Dewey: 578.62/NAges: 8-10   

Subjects: Introduced organisms Biological invasions

Summary: Learn all about invasive species and the problems they can cause for plants and animals that are native to a habitat.

25.39 *

Coral reefs by Simon, Seymour 

BTSB Prebound(Harper, 2013)

BTSB #: 820352 Available

Dewey: 577.7/NAges: 6-10   
AR: 6 LG Lexile: 1110 NC

Subjects: Coral reefs and islands Coral reef ecology

Summary: An introduction to one of the most beautiful life-forms under the sea--coral reefs!

14.67 *

Falcons in the city : the story of a peregrine family by Earley, Chris G. 

BTSB Prebound(Firefly Books, 2016)

BTSB #: 300496 Available

Dewey: 598.9/NAges: 9-13   

Subjects: Peregrine falcons

Summary: The true-life story of the peregrine falcon that nested in the balcony flowerbox of a Chicago highrise.

16.15 *

Hawks [Living wild]by Gish, Melissa 

BTSB Prebound(Creative Education, 2015)

BTSB #: 378502 Available

Dewey: 598.9/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 7.4 MG Lexile: 1260

Subjects: Hawks

Summary: A scientific look at hawks, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their wings, behaviors, relationships with humans, and variety of the hunting raptors in the world today.

26.34 *

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.

22.16 *

Investigating the carbon cycle [Searchlight books. What are earth's cycles?]by Lindeen, Mary 

BTSB Prebound(Lerner, 2016)

BTSB #: 574383 Available

Dewey: 577.144/NAges: 8-11   
AR: 4.3 MG Lexile: 640 F&P: R

Subjects: Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry)

Summary: An introduction to carbon, constantly moving between the air, the oceans, rocks, and living things.

Kid's guide to exploring nature

BTSB Prebound(Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2014)

BTSB #: 517102 Available

Dewey: 577/NAges: 8-12   

Subjects: Nature study Ecosystems

Summary: Children will learn how to observe environments as a naturalist does, then delve into twenty-four guided adventures that show the complex ecosystems of plants and animals in the woods, at the beach, and in a city park.

6.50 *

Ocean food webs in action [Searchlight books. What is a food web?]by Fleisher, Paul 

BTSB Prebound(Lerner, 2014)

BTSB #: 340944 Available

Dewey: 577.7/NAges: 7-11   
AR: 3.5 LG RC: 2.8 3-5 Lexile: 510

Subjects: Marine ecology Marine plants Marine animals

Summary: Seals, otters, oysters, fish, pelicans, and sharks are a few of the animals that make up an ocean food web. But did you know that almost all ocean creatures depend on algae to live? Or that bacteria, crabs, and lobsters break down dead plants and animals into nutrients?

Photosynthesis [Science of life]by Zuchora-Walske, Christine 

BTSB Prebound(ABDO, 2014)

BTSB #: 984856 Available

Dewey: 572/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.9 MG Lexile: 850

Subjects: Photosynthesis

Summary: Learn about photosynthesis and why it is essential to life on earth.

Planet ark : preserving Earth's biodiversity [CitizenKid]by Mason, Adrienne 

BTSB Prebound(Kids Can Press, 2013)

BTSB #: 610514 Available

Dewey: 577.23/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 6.9 MG Lexile: 1060

Subjects: Ecology Biodiversity - Conservation Human influence on nature

Summary: Uses the metaphor of an ark to explain why biodiversity is important to the survival of living things, including us.

22.14 *

Rise of the lioness : restoring a habitat and its pride on the Liuwa Plains by Hague, Bradley 

BTSB Prebound(National Geographic, 2016)

BTSB #: 410477 Available

Dewey: 599.757/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 6.9 MG Lexile: 1000 F&P: Y

Subjects: Hague, Bradley - Travel - Zambia Lion - Zambia Wildlife conservation - Zambia Wildlife refuges. - Zambia

Summary: In West Zambia witness the last lioness, Lady, and her fight for survival in this evocative narrative on the decline, fall, and rebirth of the Liuwa Plains.

6.50 *

Sand swimmers : the secret life of Australia's desert wilderness by Oliver, Narelle 

BTSB Prebound(Candlewick Press, 2015)

BTSB #: 689432 Available

Dewey: 591.754/NAges: 7-10   
Lexile: 920

Subjects: Desert animals Australia

Summary: Journey to the heart of Australia and find secret life in the harshest of deserts.

6.50 *

Sea otter heroes : the predators that saved an ecosystem by Newman, Patricia 

BTSB Prebound(Millbrook Press, 2017)

BTSB #: 675226 Available

Dewey: 599.769/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 6.9 MG RC: 8.5 6-8 Lexile: 1060 F&P: Y

Subjects: Sea otters Seagrasses - Ecology Marine habitats Marine ecology Elkhorn Slough (Calif.) - Ecology

Summary: Marine biologist Brent Hughes discovered a surprising connection between sea otters and sea grass at an estuary in northern California. Follow science in action as Hughes conducts the research that led to this major discovery.

Two truths and a lie : it's alive! [Two truths and a lie Volume: bk. 1]by Paquette, Ammi-Joan 

BTSB Prebound(HarperCollins, 2017)

BTSB #: 698680 Available

Dewey: 31/NAges: 8-12   
RC: 8.6 3-5 Lexile: 1010

Subjects: Curiosities and wonders - Fiction Biology

Summary: A nonfiction book that presents some of the most crazy-but-true facts about the living world, as well as a handful of stories that aren't true--and asks kids to discover which are which!

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