Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

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Emily's magic words: please, thank you, and more

By Post, Peggy

Publishing Date: c2007

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J395.1 POS

Emily explains how just a few little words-- please, thank you, hello, good-bye, and excuse me-- can work magic!

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Beowulf

By Morpurgo, Michael

Publishing Date: 2006

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J398.2 MOR

A retelling in prose of the Anglo-Saxon epic about the heroic efforts of Beowulf, son of Edgetheow, to save the people of Heorot hall from the terrible monster, Grendel.

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Greek myths

By Turnbull, Ann

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J398.209 TUR

A gorgeous collection of classic Greek myths welcomes readers into a legendary world of beauty, tragedy, and miracle. Compelling prose enlivens 16 of the most celebrated myths, from the sadness of Persephone to the ill-fated love of Orpheus and Eurydice. Illustrations.

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Extreme scientists: exploring nature's mysteries from perilous places

By Jackson, Donna M.

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J509.22 JAC

Extreme scientists battle some of the Earth's most intense conditions, from hurricanes to caves to the crowns of towering redwoods, in order to save lives, preserve species, and help us to better understand the way our planet works.

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The mysterious universe: supernovae, dark energy, and black holes

By Jackson, Ellen B.

Publishing Date: 2008

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J523.8 JAC

Follow Dr. Alex Fillippenko and his High-Z Supernova Search Team to Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii, where they will study space phenomena and look for supernovae, dying stars that explode with the power of billions of hydrogen bombs. Dr. Fillippenko looks for black holes--areas in space with such a strong gravitational pull that no matter or energy can escape from them--with his robotic telescope. And they study the effects of dark energy, the mysterious force that scientists believe is pushing the universe apart, causing its constant and accelerating expansion.

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Tracking tyrannosaurs: meet T. rex's fascinating family, from tiny terrors to feathered giants

By Sloan, Christopher

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J567.912 SLO

Highlighting a newly discovered T. rex relative in China with a coat of downy feathers, this book presents 19 kinds of tyrannosaurs that came before T. rex.

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Billions of years, amazing changes: the story of evolution

By Pringle, Laurence P.

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J576.8 PRI

Traces the history of man's discoveries about evolution, covering both the mechanisms of evolution and examples of natural selection.

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The animal book: a collection of the fastest, fiercest, toughest, cleverest, shyest--and most surprising--animals on earth

By Jenkins, Steve

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J590 JEN

Shares facts on over three hundred animals and offers a brief overview of the history of life on Earth. Dance with a blue-footed booby, or stare down an eyelash viper. But mind your step-- in the animal world, the name of the game is survival --

Ultimate bugopedia: the most complete bug reference ever

By Murawski, Darlyne

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J595.7 MUR

Welcome to the hidden world of the most popular bugs on Earth. This fully photographic book profiles bugs, beetles, wasps, bees, ants, caterpillars, butterflies, dragonflies, spiders, flies, crickets and grasshoppers, and centipedes and millipedes. Profiles are accompanied by Did You Know? facts and fast facts including scientific name, size, diet, and habitat.

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The snake scientist

By Montgomery, Sy

Publishing Date: c1999

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J597.96 MON

Discusses the work of Bob Mason and his efforts to study and protect snakes, particularly red-sided garter snakes.

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The manatee scientists: saving vulnerable species

By Lourie, Peter

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J599.55 LOU

Highlights the work scientists are doing to protect the manatee, an endangered species.

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Saving the buffalo

By Marrin, Albert

Publishing Date: c2006

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J599.643 MAR

Discusses the history of the American bison, commonly called the buffalo, its near extinction from the American Great Plains, and efforts to preserve the species.

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Saving the ghost of the mountain: an expedition among snow leopards in Mongolia

By Montgomery, Sy

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J599.75 MON

A pale, spotted, almost cloud-like coat makes the snow leopard uncannily invisible in its rocky mountain habitat. Author Sy Montgomery and photographer Nic Bishop accompany conservationist Tom McCarthy and his team as they travel to Mongolia's Altai Mountains to gather data about snow leopard populations in an attempt to save this endangered species.

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Red madness: how a medical mystery changed what we eat

By Jarrow, Gail

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J616.393 JAR

One hundred years ago, a mysterious and alarming illness spread across America's South, striking tens of thousands of victims. No one knew what caused it or how to treat it. People were left weak, disfigured, insane, and in some cases, dead. Award winning science and history writer Gail Jarrow tracks this disease, commonly known as pellagra, and highlights how doctors, scientists, and public health officials finally defeated it. Illustrated with 100 archival photographs, includes stories about real life pellagra victims and accounts of scientific investigations.

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Space tourism

By McMahon, Peter

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J629.47 MCM

Introduces recent technological advances in vehicles for space travel, and features hands-on activities for children.

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The hive detectives: chronicle of a honey bee catastrophe

By Burns, Loree Griffin

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J638.13 BUR

Bees don't just produce honey. Your food supply depends on them. Apiarist Dave Hackenberg's bees have a busy travel schedule, pollinating around the United States from February to July. So when Dave inspected four hundred of his hives and found that the bees had simply vanished, a dream team of bee scientists got to work.

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Kakapo rescue: saving the world's strangest parrot

By Montgomery, Sy

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J639.9 MON

On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last 91 kakapo parrots on earth. Originally this bird numbered in the millions before humans brought predators to the islands. Now on the isolated island refuge, a team of scientists is trying to restore the kakapo population.

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The story of buildings: from the pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and beyond

By Dillon, Patrick

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J720.9 DIL

"We spend most of our lives in buildings. We make our homes in them, go to school in them, and work in them. We're surrounded by buildings practically every moment of our lives! But why and how did people start making buildings? How did they learn to make them stronger, bigger, and more comfortable? And why did they start to decorate them in different ways? From the pyramid erected so that an Egyptian pharaoh would live forever to the dramatic, machine-like Pompidou Center, designed by two young, audacious architects, Patrick Dillon's stories of remarkable buildings--and the remarkable people who made them--celebrate the ingenuity of human creation. Stephen Biesty's amazingly detailed illustrations take us inside famous buildings throughout history, showing just how these marvelous structures fit together"--Jacket flap.

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Athena: grey-eyed goddess

By O'Connor, George

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J741.5 OCO

From the moment she emerged, fully grown, from the head of Zeus, Athena was one of the most complex Olympians. This graphic novel retells her many interwoven tales: how she killed Pallas, fought the Gigantes, aided Perseus, and cursed Arachne.

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Hades: lord of the dead

By O'Connor, George

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J741.5 OCO

Presents, in comic book format, the story of the god of the Underworld and one of the most famous Greek myths: Hades' abduction of Persephone and her mother's revenge.

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