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Tino The Tortoise

Author : Carolyn L. Ahern
ISBN : 9781941821596
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Follow Tino the Tortoise as he learns about the exciting natural history of the Grand Canyon in this first book in a new series based in the national parks. The character of Tino the Tortoise is based on the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) of the Mojave Desert. A tortoise is a land-dwelling turtle with a high domed shell and elephant hind legs. Well adapted for the intense desert heat, it can live well over fifty years of age. He spends most of his time in his burrow, which inspired the author to create the character Tino the Tortoise. Tino becomes bored during his long winter’s sleep and dreams of visiting America’s national parks. During each adventure, Tino and his traveling companion, Rudi, a jerboa from the Gobi Desert of China, set out on a mission to discover ways of being good stewards of the environment, and to learn how to preserve, conserve, and protect the wildlife and habitat of the ecosystems they discover together.

Ranger Confidential

Author : Andrea Lankford
ISBN : 9780762762682
Genre : Nature
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For twelve years, Andrea Lankford lived in the biggest, most impressive national parks in the world, working a job she loved. She chaperoned baby sea turtles on their journey to sea. She pursued bad guys on her galloping patrol horse. She jumped into rescue helicopters bound for the heart of the Grand Canyon. She won arguments with bears. She slept with a few too many rattlesnakes. Hell yeah, it was the best job in the world! Fortunately, Andrea survived it. In this graphic and yet surprisingly funny account of her and others’ extraordinary careers, Lankford unveils a world in which park rangers struggle to maintain their idealism in the face of death, disillusionment, and the loss of a comrade killed while holding that thin green line between protecting the park from the people, the people from the park, and the people from each other. Ranger Confidential is the story behind the scenery of the nation’s crown jewels—Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Great Smokies, Denali. In these iconic landscapes, where nature and humanity constantly collide, scenery can be as cruel as it is redemptive.

In The Heart Of The Canyon

Author : Elisabeth Hyde
ISBN : 9780307276421
Genre : Fiction
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A rafting trip through the Grand Canyon changes the lives of everyone on board, including a jaded guide; a septuagenarian couple who know they will never make this trip again; and a teenager and her mother, who will face the most daunting journey of all.

The Rough Guide To Southwest Usa

Author : Greg Ward
ISBN : 9781405381260
Genre : Travel
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Covering the whole of New Mexico & Arizona, all of Utah’s fabulous national parks, and Las Vegas in Nevada and much of Southwest Colorado, the Rough Guide to Southwest USA in a new ePub format covers the region not just as a collection of states but in terms of how people tend to visit. This area is one of the great road trip destinations in America, full of scenic national parks, unusual geological formations, unique cities like Santa Fe, vintage Americana, and Wild West towns. There are great features on Native Americans both present today (like the Navajo, Apache and Hopi) and visible from their magnificent abandoned ruins (the Ancestral Puebloans), Southwest movie locations, adobe architecture and the like, and abundant practical descriptions for hikes and other outdoor activities.

The Story Of Little Turtle

Author : Lanny Kuester
ISBN : 9781524541651
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Little Turtle may be small, but he has some big dreams. Unlike the other turtles, he wants to explore the world outside the safety of his familiar pond. But he soon discovers that the world is more difficult and dangerous than he expected. At the same time, his friends tease him, and some even laugh at him. But Little Turtle is determined to follow his dream in spite of the obstacles he faces. Like many of us, his body is not designed for speed or agility. Can his courage and determination allow Little Turtle to realize his dream?

Grand Canyon

Author : Jason Chin
ISBN : 9781250155436
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Rivers wind through earth, cutting down and eroding the soil for millions of years, creating a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep known as the Grand Canyon. Home to an astonishing variety of plants and animals that have lived and evolved within its walls for millennia, the Grand Canyon is much more than just a hole in the ground. Follow a father and daughter as they make their way through the cavernous wonder, discovering life both present and past. Weave in and out of time as perfectly placed die cuts show you that a fossil today was a creature much long ago, perhaps in a completely different environment. Complete with a spectacular double gatefold, an intricate map and extensive back matter.

100 Places That Can Change Your Child S Life

Author : Keith Bellows
ISBN : 9781426208591
Genre : Travel
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Showcases one hundred different places to visit on vacation that will provide an unforgettable experience that will enrich and change a child's life forever.

The Turtle Of Oman

Author : Naomi Shihab Nye
ISBN : 9780062337610
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This accessible, exquisite novel shines with gentle humor and explores themes of moving, family, nature, and immigration. It tells the story of Aref Al-Amri, who must say good-bye to everything and everyone he loves in his hometown of Muscat, Oman, as his family prepares to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan. This is acclaimed poet and National Book Award Finalist Naomi Shihab Nye's first novel set in the Middle East since her acclaimed Habibi. Aref Al-Amri does not want to leave Oman. He does not want to leave his elementary school, his friends, or his beloved grandfather, Siddi. He does not want to live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where his parents will go to graduate school. His mother is desperate for him to pack his suitcase, but he refuses. Finally, she calls Siddi for help. But rather than pack, Aref and Siddi go on a series of adventures. They visit the camp of a thousand stars deep in the desert, they sleep on Siddi's roof, they fish in the Gulf of Oman and dream about going to India, and they travel to the nature reserve to watch the sea turtles. At each stop, Siddi finds a small stone that he later slips into Aref's suitcase—mementos of home. Naomi Shihab Nye's warmth, attention to detail, and belief in the power of empathy and connection shines from every page. Features black-and-white spot art and decorations by Betsy Peterschmidt.

The Neddiad

Author : Daniel Pinkwater
ISBN : 0547530021
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Bestselling author Daniel Pinkwater's story of how Neddie, a shaman, a ghost, three pals, and a maneuver known as the French substitution determine the fate of the world. Melvin the Shaman. Sandor Eucalyptus. Billy the Phantom Bellboy. Daniel Pinkwater's weird and wonderful tale of Neddie Wentworthstein's quest to save civilization features some of the most unique heroes and villains a reader could hope to meet. Despite the heavy responsibility that Neddie must carry (not every kid is charged with rescuing humankind from doom), his story is hilarious, warm, welcoming, and sweet.

Polishing The Jewel

Author : Michael F. Anderson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110267742
Genre : Business & Economics
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