Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire's Book of Greek myths

By D'Aulaire, Ingri

Publishing Date: c1962

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 292.13 DAU

A re-telling of the myths of ancient Greece for children.

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Ida M. Tarbell: the woman who challenged big business-- and won

By McCully, Emily Arnold

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J070.92 MCC

Tarbell was the catalyst for exposing the truth behind corruption and unfair business practices. She investigated and published works about the Standard Oil Trust for McClure's Magazine that informed the world of shady business dealings and skyrocketed her into the public eye. She wrote inspiring and engaging biographies on public figures, her most notable on Abraham Lincoln. Although largely forgotten as the country forged into the 20th century, her writing of the truth lives on.

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The Freedom Summer murders

By Mitchell, Don

Publishing Date: c2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J323.119 MIT

Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the Freedom Summer murders, traces the events surrounding the KKK lynching of three young civil rights activists who were trying to register African Americans for the vote.

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Separate is never equal: Sylvia Mendez & her family's fight for desegregation

By Tonatiuh, Duncan

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J379.263 DUN

Years before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez, an eight-year-old girl of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage, played an instrumental role in Mendez v. Westminster, the landmark desegregation case of 1946 in California.

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Veo Navidad: un libro de adivinanzas ilustradas

By Wick, Walter

Publishing Date: c1995

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J394.8 WIC

Rhymes invite the reader to find hidden objects in photographs of Christmas items.

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Pedro and the monkey

By San Souci, Robert D.

Publishing Date: 1996

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J398.2 SAN

A Filipino monkey secures the fortune of his rather dimwitted young owner in this variation of a traditional tale.

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Eat your science homework: recipes for inquiring minds

By McCallum, Ann

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J507.8 MCC

Introduces recipes and fun science facts, including black hole swallow-ups, munch on molecules with atomic popcorn balls, and invisible ink snack pockets.

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How to make a planet: a step-by-step guide to building the Earth

By Forbes, Scott

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J550 FOR

Makes abstract concepts about planet Earth's formation easier to understand by presenting the information in a how-to guide.

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The Sun and the Earth

By Stefoff, Rebecca

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J550 STE

Gr 6–8—In these excellent surveys, Stefoff explores the historical relationships between science and pseudoscience. Though she explains the scientific method in detail and injects healthy doses of skepticism into her accounts, rather than just denigrate pseudosciences as superstition, she shows how, for instance, alchemy split into equally serious practical and spiritual approaches before the former evolved into modern chemistry. In contrast, along with similarly shared ancient origins, astrology and astronomy continue to coexist as active pursuits, and so do conventional and alternative medicine. There are even still a few geocentrists around, Stefoff notes. Each volume is heavily illustrated with period images and modern photographs, and each closes with particularly generous lists of further resources.—John Peters, Children's Literature Consultant, New York City

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The double helix structure of DNA: James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin

By Albright, R. N.

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J572.86 ALB

Discusses the work of four scientists whose discoveries led to an understanding of DNA's structure and the way it functions. - (Baker & Taylor)

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Seeds and fruit

By Waldron, Melanie

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J575.68 WAL

"Seeds and fruits carry out vital jobs for all flowering plants. New plants are created from seeds and fruits help to protect and spread those seeds. This book provides readers with a complete and comprehensive understanding of the role of seeds and fruit, their structure and how they are brilliantly designed to do these jobs. Clear diagrams, engaging text, and stunning photographs are used to explain the huge variation in seeds and fruits, what seeds and fruit are for, the parts of a flowering plant, how seeds are made, what's inside a seed, what seeds need to germinate, different types of fruit, methods plants use to disperse seeds, and our relationship with seeds and fruits. A wide range of examples present readers with seeds and fruit they will be familiar with plus spectacular and unusual examples from around the world. These demonstrate what different seeds and fruit have in common and some incredible seed and fruit adaptations that allow plants to survive in different conditions and habitats. Two simple activities help stimulate thought, reinforce learning, and bring the concepts to life."--

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Genetics

By Petersen, Christine

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J576.5 PET

"Explores the development of genetics and the many uses it provides us with, such as how they are inherited from parent to child, help solve crimes, and identify disease-causing genes."--

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24 hours on the tundra

By Schomp, Virginia

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J577.586 SCH

"Take a look at what takes place within a 24-hour period on the tundra. Learn firsthand about the features, plant life, and animals of the habitat"--Provided by publisher.

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Louis Pasteur

By Hunter, Nick

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J579.092 HUN

This book traces the life of Louis Pasteur, from his early childhood and education through his sources of inspiration and challenges faced, early successes, and the work on pasteurization and vaccination for which he is best known. A timeline at the end of the book summarizes key milestones and achievements of Pasteur's life.

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Behold the beautiful dung beetle

By Bardoe, Cheryl

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J595.76 BAR

Presents the life and habits of the dung beetle, which obtains food, water, and shelter from the droppings of other animals.

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Feathers: not just for flying

By Stewart, Melissa

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J598.147 STE

Profiles sixteen bird species and explores informative sidebars that underscore specific ways each bird uses its feather for a variety of practical purposes.

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Being a toucan

By Ponka, Katherine

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J598.72 PON

Presents information about toucans, including habitat, diet, physical characteristics, and behavior.

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Elizabeth, queen of the seas

By Cox, Lynne

Publishing Date: ??2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J599.794 COX

The inspiring story of an elephant seal who knew exactly where she belonged. Here is the incredible story of Elizabeth, a real-life elephant seal who made her home in the Avon River in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. When Elizabeth decides to stretch out across a two-lane road, the citizens worry she might get hurt or cause traffic accidents, so a group of volunteers tows her out to sea. But Elizabeth swims all the way back to Christchurch. The volunteers catch her again and again -- each time towing her farther, even hundreds of miles away -- but, still, Elizabeth finds her way back home. Includes back matter with information about elephant seals.

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Microwave man: Percy Spencer and his sizzling invention

By Latta, Sara L.

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J609.2 LAT

"Read about Percy's early life, his work with radar tubes, and find out how he invented the mircrowave"--Provided by publisher.

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We should hang out sometime: embarrassingly, a true story

By Sundquist, Josh

Publishing Date: c2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J618.92 SUN

The Paralympic ski racer, YouTube star, and motivational speaker documents his coming of age as an amputee cancer survivor and his efforts to investigate past dates gone wrong to discover why he was still single.

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