Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

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Far-out facts

By National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publishing Date: [1980]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J031.02 NAT

Unusual facts about a wide range of topics including plants and animals, earth sciences, manners and customs, photography, and history. A poster-size calendar and a 24-page booklet of games and puzzles are included.

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D'Aulaires' book of Norse myths

By D'Aulaire, Ingri

Publishing Date: [2005]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J293.13 DAU

Presents a collection of thirty-one fantasy stories of gods and goddesses, fierce warriors, elves, spirits, and gnomes from Norse mythology.

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Immigrants to America

By Thompson, Linda

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J304.873 THO

Learn how immigration played a key role not only in making America's development possible but also in shaping the basic nature of the society.

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Children of the Great Depression

By Freedman, Russell

Publishing Date: c2005

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J305.23 FRE

Life was hard for children during the Great Depression: kids had to do without new clothes, shoes, or toys, and many couldn't attend school because they had to work. Even so, life still had its bright spots. Take a closer look at the lives of young Americans during this era.

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The girl from the tar paper school: Barbara Rose Johns and the advent of the civil rights movement

By Kanefield, Teri

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J323.092 KAN

Describes the peaceful protest organized by teenager Barbara Rose Johns in order to secure a permanent building for her segregated high school in Virginia in 1951, and explains how her actions helped fuel the civil rights movement.

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Freedom walkers: the story of the Montgomery bus boycott

By Freedman, Russell

Publishing Date: c2006

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J323.119 FRE

Covers the events surrounding and including the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the end of segregation on buses.

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Lafayette and the American Revolution

By Freedman, Russell

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J355.009 FRE

Examines the role of the Marquis de Lafayette in the American Revolution, discussing how the nineteen-year-old defied the king of France to join the fight for liberty in the United States.

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Computer science and IT: investigating a cyber attack

By Rooney, Anne

Publishing Date: c2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J363.259 ROO

Describes the science and technology concepts used by cyber attack investigators, including information on hackers, identity theft, firewalls, computer forensics, and data recovery. - (Baker & Taylor)

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Three billy goats gruff

By Page, Nick

Publishing Date: c2006

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J398.2 PAG

Three clever billy goats outwit a mean troll that lives under the bridge they must cross on their way to a grassy pasture.

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Chitchat: celebrating the world's language

By Isabella, Jude

Publishing Date: [2013]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J401 ISA

Discusses the development of different languages from around the world, focusing on the importance of grammar, various alphabets, and pronunciation.

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Gizmos & gadgets: creating science contraptions that work (& knowing why)

By Hauser, Jill Frankel

Publishing Date: c1999

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J500 HAU

Provides instructions for making seventy-five contraptions that demonstrate friction, gravity, energy, motion, and other principles of physics and explains how to think like an inventor.

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Janice VanCleave's geometry for every kid: easy activities that make learning geometry fun

By VanCleave, Janice Pratt

Publishing Date: c1994

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J516 VAN

An extensive collection includes hands-on activities of varied difficulty, guided by clear directions. Line drawings illustrate the problems, experiments, and activities. Glos., ind. Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews

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Recentering the universe: the radical theories of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton

By Miller, Ron

Publishing Date: c2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J523.1 MIL

This book describes how a group of European scientists challenged the centuries' old accepted view of a geocentric universe and how through their research and writings they introduced the idea of a heliocentric universe.

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Eclipses

By Hunter, Nick

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J523.78 HUN

"This book looks at solar and lunar eclipses, providing background information about the sun, the moon and our planet. The book covers what an eclipse is, what eclipses can look like, how they happen, the effects on wildlife, what people thought of eclipses in the past, how they are studied today, and about eclipses on other planets. A fun activity is provided along with advice on viewing eclipses. Beautiful photographs and simple text help to engage readers and aid their understanding"--Provided by publisher.

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The stars: a new way to see them

By Rey, H. A.

Publishing Date: 2008

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J523.8 REY

A beginner's comprehensive guide to the stars, presenting the constellations in shapes that correspond sensibly to their names. Includes forty charts of the skies through the seasons.

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The Kingfisher dinosaur encyclopedia

By Benton, M. J.

Publishing Date: 2010, c2009

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J567.9 BEN

A guide to dinosaurs and the prehistoric world that contains information about the fossil evidence and detailed descriptions of the different species, including over four hundred color photographs and illustrations.

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Lifetime: the amazing numbers in animal lives

By Schaefer, Lola M.

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J591.56 SCH

A counting primer that combines contrasting illustrations with animal facts, inviting young children to count a woodpecker's 30 roosting holes, a giraffe's 200 spots, and 1000 baby seahorses.

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The case of the vanishing honey bees: a scientific mystery

By Markle, Sandra

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J595.799 MAR

"Honeybees are a crucial part of our food chain. As they gather nectar from flowers to make sweet honey, these bees also play an important role in pollination, helping some plants produce fruit. But large numbers of honeybees are disappearing every year ... and no one knows why. Is a fungus kill ing them? Could a poor diet be the cause? What about changes to bees' natural habitat? In this real-life science mystery,scientists and beekeepers are working to answer these questions ... and save the world's honeybees before it's too late.

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Parrots over Puerto Rico

By Roth, Susan L.

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J597.709 ROT

This book is a combined history of the Puerto Rican parrot and the island of Puerto Rico, describing how the Puerto Rican parrot has been protected and managed to save the parrots from endangered status.

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The dolphins of Shark Bay

By Turner, Pamela S.

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J599.533 TUR

A scientific journey to study the dolphins of coastal Australia considers the many potential sources of dolphin intelligence and what dolphin behavior can inform the scientific community about human intelligence, captive animals and the future of the oceans.

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