101 Facts... BEARS! Bear Books for Kids - Amazing Facts, Photos & Video Links.

I.P. Factly - 2014
    "101 Facts… BEARS!" Amazing facts, photos and video links to some of the world's most lovable animals. Bear books for children - a fun and fascinating way for young readers to find out more about these highly intelligent creatures. This bear book for kids mixes facts, photos and even includes a video clip section. IP Factly's 101 Facts series has been designed to encourage and bolster independent reading. Accompanying webpage with video clips This book provides fact after fact for information hungry children to tell family and friends, and even has an accompanying webpage with video clips of the bear species in the book. The videos are split into bear species to further encourage independent reading and learning. It makes learning fun and gives a real reason for children to want to read by themselves. Kids will love discovering animal facts to share and enjoy. The video links mean children come back again and again, naturally developing their reading and learning skills (early kindle models don't support video but the safe website link is given). Fascinating Facts Include... The giant short-faced bear existed up until 11,000 years ago. It is believed to be the largest carnivorous mammal to have ever lived. A bear’s sense of smell is seven times better than a bloodhound’s! In spite of being classified as carnivores, about 75% to 85% of a bear’s diet is made up of plants. Bears do eat honey, although they do not like it as much as Winnie the Pooh does. In fact, they prefer to eat the baby bees when they do stumble upon a beehive. Contrary to popular belief, bears are not nocturnal. In fact, most of them are active during the day. Bears tend to walk in their own tracks. This means that an area frequented by bears may have only one set of tracks, but the paw prints will appear sunken as if they have been beaten into the soil. Scroll up and Buy this book now - your child will love going back to it again and again.

Bears: A Brief History

Bernd Brunner - 2005
    Hopscotching through history, literature, and science, Bernd Brunner presents a rich compendium of the interactions between the two species and explores how bears have become central figures in our inventory of myths and dreams. He reveals the remarkable extent to which human feelings about bears have been—and still are—mixed. People have venerated, killed, caressed, tortured, nurtured, eaten, worshipped, and despised bears. Interestingly, the varied dealings of humans with bears raise the same question over and again: do our images of bears have much in common with the animal as it really is?The book uncovers new and little-known stories and facts about bears in European, North American, Japanese, Russian, and South and Southeast Asian cultures. Taken together, these perspectives show us new things about the animals we thought we knew so well. Quirky and bizarre anecdotes, scientific information on bears threatened with extinction in some areas, a discussion of the phenomenon of “bearanoia,” and more than one hundred historical illustrations contribute to this unique account of the shared history between bears and humans and the continuing presence of bears in our personal and collective dreams.

Lost Worlds: What Have We Lost, & Where Did it Go?

Michael Bywater - 2004
    Whole libraries of knowledge, and whole galleries of secrets are gone. Our culture, our knowledge, and all our lives are shadows cast by what went before. We are defined, not by what we have, but by what we have lost along the way. Lost Worlds is a glossary of the missing, a cabinet of absent curiosities. No mere miscellany, it weaves a web of everything we no longer have. Michael Bywater, "Lost Worlds" columnist for the Independent on Sunday, teaches at Cambridge University.

Shrinking the Cat: Genetic Engineering Before We Knew About Genes

Sue Hubbell - 2001
    Focusing on four specific examples — corn, silkworms, domestic cats, and apples — she traces the histories of species that have been fundamentally altered over the centuries by the whims and needs of people.

Little Book of Bees: The Fascinating World of Bees, Hives, Honey, and More

Hilary Kearney - 2019
    Since the time of the dinosaurs, evolution has taken our beloved bees on an incredible journey—today, there are 20,000 species on the planet. The Little Book of Bees is a lovely, informative book of all things bee—from evolution and communication to honey, bee-keeping, and saving the bees—all in a beautifully illustrated gift book. Bees continue to fascinate and charm us all—from novice gardeners and nature-lovers to dedicated environmentalists—and today, bees need our help more than ever. Discover the story of these incredible creatures with The Little Book of Bees.

Rat: How the World's Most Notorious Rodent Clawed Its Way to the Top

Jerry Langton - 2006
    Rats are found in virtually every nook and cranny of the globe and their numbers are ever increasing. Rats are always adapting and they seem to outwit any attempts by humans to wipe them out. What makes the rat such a worthy adversary and how has it risen to the top of the animal kingdom? • Rats have been discovered living in meat lockers. The rats in there simply grew longer hair, fatter bodies, and nested in the carcasses they fed upon.• A female rat can, under good conditions, have well over 100,000 babies in her lifetime.• A rat can fall fifty feet onto pavement and skitter away unharmed.• A rat’s jaws can exert a force more than twenty times as powerful as a human’s.• The front side of a rat’s incisors are as hard as some grades of steel.In Rat: How the World’s Most Notorious Rodent Clawed Its Way to the Top, Jerry Langton explores the history, myth, physiology, habits, and psyche of the rat and even speculates on the future of the rat and how they might evolve over the next few hundred years.

Foxes Unearthed: A Story of Love and Loathing in Modern Britain

Lucy Jones - 2016
    As well as being the most ubiquitous of wild animals, it is also the least understood.In Foxes Unearthed Lucy Jones investigates the truth about foxes in a media landscape that often carries complex agendas. Delving into fact, fiction, folklore and her own family history, Lucy travels the length of Britain to find out first-hand why these animals incite such passionate emotions, revealing our rich and complex relationship with one of our most loved – and most vilified – wild animals. This compelling narrative adds much-needed depth to the debate on foxes, asking what our attitudes towards the red fox say about us – and, ultimately, about our relationship with the natural world.

The Killer Whale Who Changed the World

Mark Leiren-Young - 2016
    That all changed when a young killer whale was captured off the west coast of North America and displayed to the public in 1964. Moby Doll—as the whale became known—was an instant celebrity, drawing 20,000 visitors on the one and only day he was exhibited. He died within a few months, but his famous gentleness sparked a worldwide crusade that transformed how people understood and appreciated orcas. Because of Moby Doll, we stopped fearing "killers" and grew to love and respect "orcas."

Way Out in the Desert

T.J. Marsh - 1998
    Filled with vibrant illustrations of many of the charming plants and animals that call the Sonoron Desert home, each illustration also hides numerals to teach children to count.

Secrets of Winter

Carron Brown - 2015
    Who is out and about during wintertime? Shine a light behind the pages and discover a natural winter world full of surprises!

Bill Oddie's Little Black Bird Book

Bill Oddie - 1982
    He's been a bird-watcher for over thirty years. He's probably the only person ho could have written this book. Only he combines the inside knowledge with the tactlessness and lack of decency required to spill the beans. The misery, the scandal, the heartbreak of bird-watching - it's all in BILL ODDIE'S LITTLE BLACK BIRD BOOK.

Wild Animal Babies!

Chris Kratt - 2016
    PBS’s hit animated show Wild Kratts follows the adventures of zoologists Chris and Martin Kratt as the duo visits animal habitats around the globe. Along the way, they encounter incredible creatures while combining science education with fun. Boys and girls ages 4 to 6 will dive into this deluxe Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader with the Kratt brothers as they activate their Creature Power suits to creep, crawl, and cuddle with amazing animal babies of all kinds! This deluxe Step into Reading leveled reader features animal trading cards and eye-catching foil on the cover. Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help

The Museum of Whales You Will Never See: And Other Excursions to Iceland's Most Unusual Museums

A. Kendra Greene - 2020
    They range from the intensely physical, like the Icelandic Phallological Museum, which collects the penises of every mammal known to exist in Iceland, to the vaporously metaphysical, like the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft, which poses a particularly Icelandic problem: How to display what can't be seen? In The Museum of Whales You Will Never See, A. Kendra Greene is our wise and whimsical guide through this cabinet of curiosities, showing us, in dreamlike anecdotes and more than thirty charming illustrations, how a seemingly random assortment of objects--a stuffed whooper swan, a rubber boot, a shard of obsidian, a chastity belt for rams--can map a people's past and future, their fears and obsessions. The world is chockablock with untold wonders, she writes, there for the taking, ready to be uncovered at any moment, if only we keep our eyes open.

A Guide to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Liss Ross - 2012
    It includes a list of important people and important terms, and overall book summary, a chapter by chapter book summary as well as a supplemental essay.

Whiteness: The Original Sin

Jim Goad - 2018
    In 50 short, sharp, incisive essays, Jim Goad examines why the idea of being white has become the modern version of the unpardonable sin.