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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

100 Places That Can Change Your Child S Life

Author : Keith Bellows
ISBN : 9781426208768
Genre : Travel
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Kids who learn to travel will travel to learn. National Geographic Traveler Editor Keith Bellows sends you and your children globetrotting for life-changing vacations that will expand their horizons and shape their perspectives. What youwon’t find inside: predictable itineraries and lists of landmarks and events. Instead, you’ll get evocative, slice-of-life experiences and age-appropriate ideas that illuminate place and culture. Each chapter of 100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life plumbs the heart of a special place—from the Acropolis to Machu Picchu to the Grand Canyon—all from the perspective of insiders who see destinations through a child’s eyes. You’ll meet actor and travel writer Andrew McCarthy, who tours the suqs of Marrakech with his seven-year-old son; photographer Annie Griffiths, who shares the miraculous migration to Mexico of the monarch butterflies; Tom Ritchie, who has guided countless children and parents to Antarctica for more than 30 years; the waterman who knows where to see the ponies of Assateague in the true wild; and countless others who are cultural treasures, great storytellers, and keepers of a sense of place. Packed with ideas to supplement the travel experience—foods, music, films, and carefully curated lists of kid-friendly activities and places to eat and stay—this inspiring book is the perfect trip planner to excite children about culture and the unique magic the world has to offer. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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.

Pigs In Heaven

Author : Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN : 0061842214
Genre : Fiction
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Picking up where her modern classic The Bean Trees left off, Barbara Kingsolver’s bestselling Pigs in Heaven continues the tale of Turtle and Taylor Greer, a Native American girl and her adoptive mother who have settled in Tucson, Arizona, as they both try to overcome their difficult pasts. Taking place three years after The Bean Trees, Taylor is now dating a musician named Jax and has officially adopted Turtle. But when a lawyer for the Cherokee Nation begins to investigate the adoption—their new life together begins to crumble. Depicting the clash between fierce family love and tribal law, poverty and means, abandonment and belonging, Pigs in Heaven is a morally wrenching, gently humorous work of fiction that speaks equally to the head and the heart. This edition includes a P.S. section with additional insights from Barbara Kingsolver, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.

Stories Of American Life And Adventure

Author : Edward Eggleston
ISBN : HARVARD:32044097063739
Genre : Indians of North America
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