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Tino the Tortoise

Tino the Tortoise Author Carolyn L. Ahern
ISBN-10 9781941821596
Release 2015-05-12
Pages 32
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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

Ranger Confidential Author Andrea Lankford
ISBN-10 9780762762682
Release 2010-04-02
Pages 256
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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

In the Heart of the Canyon Author Elisabeth Hyde
ISBN-10 9780307276421
Release 2010-07
Pages 316
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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

The Rough Guide to Southwest USA Author Greg Ward
ISBN-10 9781405381260
Release 2009-10-19
Pages 520
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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.



Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Author Jason Chin
ISBN-10 9781250155436
Release 2017-02-21
Pages 56
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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

The Story of Little Turtle Author Lanny Kuester
ISBN-10 9781524541651
Release 2016-09-16
Pages 26
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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

100 Places That Can Change Your Child s Life Author Keith Bellows
ISBN-10 9781426208768
Release 2013-02-05
Pages 272
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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

The Neddiad Author Daniel Pinkwater
ISBN-10 0547530021
Release 2009-02-16
Pages 320
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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.



The Turtle of Oman

The Turtle of Oman Author Naomi Shihab Nye
ISBN-10 9780062337610
Release 2014-08-26
Pages 304
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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.



Polishing the Jewel

Polishing the Jewel Author Michael F. Anderson
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105110267742
Release 2000
Pages 116
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Polishing the Jewel has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Polishing the Jewel also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Polishing the Jewel book for free.



The Bean Trees

The Bean Trees Author Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN-10 0061097314
Release 1998-09-09
Pages 336
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Clear-eyed and spirited, Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. But when she heads west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she meets the human condition head-on. By the time Taylor arrives in Tucson, Arizona, she has acquired a completely unexpected child, a three-year-old American Indian girl named Turtle, and must somehow come to terms with both motherhood and the necessity for putting down roots. Hers is a story about love and friendship, abandonment and belonging, and the discovery of surprising resources in apparently empty places. Available for the first time in mass-market, this edition of Barbara Kingsolver's bestselling novel, The Bean Trees, will be in stores everywhere in September. With two different but equally handsome covers, this book is a fine addition to your Kingsolver library.



Pigs in Heaven

Pigs in Heaven Author Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN-10 0061842214
Release 2009-03-17
Pages 384
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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.



The Flash

The Flash Author Barry Lyga
ISBN-10 9781683351986
Release 2017-10-03
Pages 256
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Race into action in this all-new original adventure based on the hit CW TV series, The Flash! In a timeline where Flashpoint never happened, The Flash (aka Barry Allen) must face a mysterious villain who can control the minds and actions of citizens. But when Hocus Pocus, as he calls himself, takes control of Barry, it’s up to Team Flash to help the Scarlet Speedster before he’s forced to do the unthinkable. Written by New York Times bestselling author Barry Lyga, this is one adventure fans of the TV series won’t want to miss! THE FLASH and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. (s17)



438 Days

438 Days Author Jonathan Franklin
ISBN-10 9781501116315
Release 2015-11-17
Pages 288
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“The best survival book in a decade” (Outside magazine), 438 Days is the true story of the fisherman who survived fourteen months in a small boat drifting seven thousand miles across the Pacific Ocean. On November 17, 2012, a pair of fishermen left the coast of Mexico for a weekend fishing trip in the open Pacific. That night, a violent storm ambushed them as they were fishing eighty miles offshore. As gale force winds and ten-foot waves pummeled their small, open boat from all sides and nearly capsized them, captain Salvador Alvarenga and his crewmate cut away a two-mile-long fishing line and began a desperate dash through crashing waves as they sought the safety of port. Fourteen months later, on January 30, 2014, Alvarenga, now a hairy, wild-bearded and half-mad castaway, washed ashore on a nearly deserted island on the far side of the Pacific. He could barely speak and was unable to walk. He claimed to have drifted from Mexico, a journey of some seven thousand miles. 438 Days is the first-ever account of one of the most amazing survival stories in modern times. Based on dozens of hours of exclusive interviews with Alvarenga, his colleagues, search-and-rescue officials, the remote islanders who found him, and the medical team that saved his life, 438 Days is an unforgettable study of the resilience, will, ingenuity and determination required for one man to survive more than a year lost and adrift at sea.



Supergirl

Supergirl Author Jo Whittemore
ISBN-10 9781683351993
Release 2017-11-07
Pages 256
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Soar into action in this all-new original adventure based on the hit CW TV series, Supergirl! Supergirl (aka Kara Danvers) has been running across average citizens performing amazing feats all over National City. But that’s not even the weirdest thing going on. The Department of Extranormal Operations has captured a mysterious humanoid sea creature. Supergirl must find out what has drawn him to National City, and his connection to this surge of super-citizens. Written by celebrated author Jo Whittemore, this is one adventure fans of the TV series won’t want to miss! SUPERGIRL and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. (s17)



The Girl in the Well Is Me

The Girl in the Well Is Me Author Karen Rivers
ISBN-10 9781616206963
Release 2017-02-28
Pages 224
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Kammie Summers has fallen into a well during a (fake) initiation into a popular club; now trapped in the dark, waiting to be rescued, Kammie thinks about the best and worst moments of her life so far in this unforgettable story about a bullied girl.



Stories of American Life and Adventure

Stories of American Life and Adventure Author Edward Eggleston
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044097063739
Release 1895
Pages 214
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Stories of American Life and Adventure has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Stories of American Life and Adventure also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Stories of American Life and Adventure book for free.