Science Literacy Week (Sept 20-26)

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As long as grass grows : the indigenous fight for environmental justice from colonization to Standing Rock

As long as grass grows : the indigenous fight for environmental justice from colonization to Standing Rock

Gilio-Whitaker, Dina, author
2019

"Interrogating the concept of environmental justice in the U.S. as it relates to Indigenous peoples, this book argues that a different framework must apply compared to other marginalized communities, while it also attends to the colonial history and structure of the U.S. and ways Indigenous peoples continue to resist, and ways the mainstream environmental movement has been an impediment to effective organizing and allyship"-- Provided by publisher.

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Braiding sweetgrass

Braiding sweetgrass

Kimmerer, Robin Wall, author
2020

Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings - asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass - offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.

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Climate change in infographics

Climate change in infographics

Gilles, Renae, author
2021

"Readers will learn about the causes and effects of climate change through colorful and clear graphics, such as maps, charts, and infographics. Book also includes a glossary, index, suggested books and websites, and a bibliography"-- Provided by publisher.

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The environment

The environment

Litton, Jonathan, author.
2020

A first introduction to the enviroment - the air, soil, water, plants and animals. How do our actions affect the environment and what on earth can we do about it? Explore...the changes you can make to help look after our planet. Create....your own microhabitats to help provide wildlife with a home to thrive. Investigate... the problem of pollution and how to solve it. What on Earth? encourages children to connect with and discover the world around them.

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The fog

The fog

Maclear, Kyo, 1970- author
2017


Great big world of science

Great big world of science

Nye, Bill, author
2020

The must-have, everything-you-need-to-know science book from every kid's favorite science educator, Bill Nye.

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Kate, who tamed the wind

Kate, who tamed the wind

Scanlon, Elizabeth Garton, author
2018


Life changing : how humans are altering life on Earth

Life changing : how humans are altering life on Earth

Pilcher, Helen, author.
2020

For the last three billion years or so, life on Earth was shaped by natural forces. Evolution tended to happen slowly, with species crafted across millennia. Then, a few hundred thousand years ago, along came a bolshie, big-brained, bipedal primate we now call Homo sapiens, and with that, the Earth's natural history came to an abrupt end. We are now living through the post-natural phase, where humans have become the leading force shaping evolution. This thought-provoking book considers the many ways that we've altered the DNA of living things and changed the fate of life on earth. We have carved chihuahuas from wolves and fancy chickens from jungle fowl. We've added spider genes to goats and coral genes to tropical fish. It's possible to buy genetically-modified pets, eat genetically-modified fish and watch cloned ponies thunder up and down the polo field. Now, as our global dominance grows, our influence extends far beyond these species. As we warm our world and radically reshape the biosphere, we affect the evolution of all living things, near and far, from the emergence of novel hybrids such as the pizzly bear, to the entirely new strains of animals and plants that are evolving at breakneck speed to cope with their altered environment. In Life Changing, Helen introduces us to these post-natural creations and talks to the scientists who create, study and tend to them. At a time when the future of so many species is uncertain, we meet some of the conservationists seeking to steer evolution onto firmer footings with novel methods like the 'spermcopter', coral IVF and plans to release wild elephants into Denmark. Helen explores the changing relationship between humans and the natural world, and reveals how, with evidence-based thinking, humans can help life change for the better.

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The Lorax

The Lorax

Seuss, Dr., author, illustrator
1999





One Earth : people of color protecting our planet

One Earth : people of color protecting our planet

Rao, Anuradha S., 1975- author
2020

This nonfiction book for middle readers profiles twenty environmental activists of colour from around the world. Their individual stories show that the intersection of environment and ethnicity is an asset, not an obstacle, to helping the planet. Illustrated with photos of each of the people profiled.

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A perfect planet : our one in a billion world revealed

A perfect planet : our one in a billion world revealed

Cordey, Huw, author
2020

The conditions of Earth are not just good for life, they are perfect. Everything about our planet -- its size, its distance from the Sun, its spin and tilt, its moon -- is perfectly suited to our existence, and our planet's forces serve to nurture its spectacular biodiversity. This book shows in stunning detail how Earth has always been more than the sum of its parts. Unlike any other astronomical body, it is a living world. Focusing on four key natural forces -- weather, ocean currents, solar energy and volcanoes -- Huw Cordey reveals to us new levels of this living world, a place populated with astonishing characters living remarkable lives. From Arctic wolves prowling moonlit landscapes or wood frogs, frozen in winter and magically thawing back to life, to flamingos flying thousands of miles to a vast volcanic lake in Africa to breed, we see time and again how animals are perfectly adapted to whatever the environment throws at them. Packed with over 250 full-colour images and stills from the BBC natural history series, A Perfect Planet is a stunning exploration of life on Earth -- life that is increasingly precious and rare.

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The rhythm of the rain

The rhythm of the rain

Baker-Smith, Grahame, author, illustrator
2019

While playing in a pool on the side of the mountain, Isaac follows the water to a river, a waterfall, and the great ocean, in a book that celebrates the water cycle.

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Super science encyclopedia : how science shapes our World

Super science encyclopedia : how science shapes our World

2021

Put your safety goggles on and enter the fascinating world of science with this visually stunning encyclopedia. Presenting the wonders of science as never seen before, from the latest technologies for breathing underwater and growing food in space, to the advances in medicines and robotics. Explore groundbreaking scientific achievements, and think beyond basic biology, chemistry and physics. Here's what you'll find inside: * An encyclopedia-type reference book that engages and excites young minds to think about many different scientific fields. * Lively, informative and accessible text based on the latest discoveries and scientific research. * Dashboard-style graphic panels provide information at a glance. Help mould young scientific minds This science book for kids is perfect for children age 9 and up, and for anyone who loves to learn about the latest in science and technology. It includes jaw-dropping photography and revealing computer-generated images to supplement the interesting facts, information and diagrams. SuperScience examines the science behind everyday life and the technologies that allow us to create the world previously only imagined in science fiction. It features a wide range of scientific inventions that help us solve modern problems like climate change and global pandemics. More in the series! Our Super series has a range of superb visual encyclopedias for the young and the curious, with an array of stunning illustrations covering many fascinating topics. Complete your collection with SuperNature, SuperHuman, SuperShark, SuperBug or SuperEarth.

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What is climate change?

What is climate change?

Herman, Gail, 1959-
2018

Learn more about what climate change means and how it's affecting our planet.

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What's the weather? : clouds, climate, and global warming

What's the weather? : clouds, climate, and global warming

Ralston, Fraser.
2021

See how snowflakes and lightning storms form and learn the real effects of climate change in this book about weather.

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