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763067
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.


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860416
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.


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489137
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.


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446803
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.


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401270
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.


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542892
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.


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214116
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.


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820352
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!


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300496
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.


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378502
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.


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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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574383
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.


517102
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.


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340944
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?


984856
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.


610514
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.


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410477
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.


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689432
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.


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675226
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.


698680
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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