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Big Bugs

Author : Seymour Simon

ISBN10 : 1623341973

Publisher : StarWalk Kids Media

Number of Pages : 40

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

Viewed : 1537


Book Summary: Fascinating, sometimes downright scary bugs in great big close-ups! Did you know that a giant water bug can kill a frog or a fish twice its size? Dive into BIG BUGS to SeeMore….if you dare!

Big Bugs, Little Bugs

Author : Zondervan,

ISBN10 : 031041010X

Publisher : Zonderkidz

Number of Pages : 32

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

Viewed : 1778


Book Summary: These exciting photos and facts show children the wonders of God’s creation. Includes simple text perfect for level two readers. Titles include: Rainforest Creatures; Under the Sea; Birds of the Air; Bugs, Bugs, Bugs; Freezing Friends; and Creatures Down Under. Rainforest Creatures features unusual yet familiar animals like the sloth and the tree kangaroo and facts about their habitat. Under the Sea will feature facts about sea creatures such as the giant squid, baseball fish, and the blue-ringed octopus. Birds of the Air will include facts about flying friends like the macaw, toucan, flamingo, and yellow-bellied sapsucker. Bugs, Bugs, Bugs will tell about stinkbugs, dung beetles, killer bees, and more. Creatures Down Under will tell about the platypus, kookaburra, kangaroo, and crocodile and coral. Freezing Friends will focus on Polar bears, seal, penguin, and walrus. Farm Animal Babies will focus on familiar farm animal babies, their special names, and characteristics. Forest Animal Babies will focus on fun forest animal babies like raccoons, mountain lions, and baby birds and their special characteristics. Jungle Animal Babies will focus on fun jungle animal babies like monkeys, panthers, and baby birds and their special characteristics.

Big Bug

Author : Henry Cole

ISBN10 : 1442498994

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 32

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 1716


Book Summary: Size is relative, but everything is worth seeing in this concept book from the illustrator of And Tango Makes Three—now available as a Classic Board Book. Beginning with a beautiful close-up of a “big” ladybug, this adorable board book artfully depicts the concept of scale as it zooms out from the bug, to a flower, to a cow, all the way to an expansive spread of sky. Then author Henry Cole masterfully zooms back in from that sky, to a tree, to a house, to a window, all the way to the end where an adorable dog is taking a “little” nap. Young readers will love the lush illustrations of the animals, objects, and scenery of a farm, and they’ll delight in seeing how something “big” can suddenly seem “little” with every turn of a page!

Big Bugs

Author : Seymour Simon

ISBN10 : 1623341973

Publisher : StarWalk Kids Media

Number of Pages : 40

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

Viewed : 1281


Book Summary: Fascinating, sometimes downright scary bugs in great big close-ups! Did you know that a giant water bug can kill a frog or a fish twice its size? Dive into BIG BUGS to SeeMore….if you dare!

James and the Giant Peach

Author : Roald Dahl

ISBN10 : 1101653000

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 820


Book Summary: From the World's No. 1 Storyteller, James and the Giant Peach is a children's classic that has captured young reader's imaginations for generations. One of TIME MAGAZINE’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends—Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins! Roald Dahl is the author of numerous classic children’s stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and many more! “James and the Giant Peach remains a favorite among kids and parents alike nearly 60 years after it was first published, thanks to its vivid imagery, vibrant characters and forthright exploration of mature themes like death and hope.” —TIME Magazine

lalylala's Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies

Author : Lydia Tresselt

ISBN10 : 144637632X

Publisher : David and Charles

Number of Pages : 128

Category : Crafts & Hobbies

Viewed : 1175


Book Summary: Hello bug lovers and crochet adventurers! Grab your research equipment (magnifying glass, flask of tea, crochet hook, scissors and yarn) and follow us into a world full of magic and science, a microcosm of tiny creatures and big dreams! In this book you will find not only a charming selection of crochet patterns to create scrabbling beetles, beautiful bugs and fluttering butterfly crochet amigurumi, but also a wonderful story to read out loud and ponder on: a tale about growing up; accepting change and the power of dreams. Watch tiny creatures hatching from their eggs, look on as they munch through a green world, and be astonished at their marvelous transformations when they finally slip out of their cocoons. The wings and hats are interchangeable so you can use the patterns in this book to create new outfits for your little insect friends. Give your caterpillar a new set of wings for every day of the week, or cover your beetle in the most colourful wing suits. Be inspired by nature to make creatures of your own creation. It's a great little world full of possibilities. We wish you lots of fun on your journey of discovery and learning!

The Bug Girl

Author : Sophia Spencer,Margaret McNamara

ISBN10 : 0735267537

Publisher : Tundra Books

Number of Pages : 44

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

Viewed : 746


Book Summary: 7-year-old Sophia Spencer was bullied for loving bugs until hundreds of women scientists rallied around her. Now Sophie tells her inspiring story in this picture book that celebrates women in science, bugs of all kinds and the importance of staying true to yourself. Sophia Spencer has loved bugs ever since a butterfly landed on her shoulder--and wouldn't leave!--at a butterfly conservancy when she was only two-and-a-half years old. In preschool and kindergarten, Sophia was thrilled to share what she knew about grasshoppers (her very favorite insects), as well as ants and fireflies . . . but by first grade, not everyone shared her enthusiasm. Some students bullied her, and Sophia stopped talking about bugs altogether. When Sophia's mother wrote to an entomological society looking for a bug scientist to be a pen pal for her daughter, she and Sophie were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response--letters, photos and videos came flooding in. Using the hashtag BugsR4Girls, scientists tweeted hundreds of times to tell Sophia to keep up her interest in bugs--and it worked!

Carrots Love Tomatoes

Author : Louise Riotte

ISBN10 : 1603423966

Publisher : Storey Publishing

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Gardening

Viewed : 1218


Book Summary: Plant parsley and asparagus together and you’ll have more of each, but keep broccoli and tomato plants far apart if you want them to thrive. Utilize the natural properties of plants to nourish the soil, repel pests, and secure a greater harvest. With plenty of insightful advice and suggestions for planting schemes, Louise Riotte will inspire you to turn your garden into a naturally nurturing ecosystem.

The BUGS Book

Author : David Lunn,Chris Jackson,Nicky Best,Andrew Thomas,David Spiegelhalter

ISBN10 : 1466586664

Publisher : CRC Press

Number of Pages : 399

Category : Mathematics

Viewed : 1373


Book Summary: Bayesian statistical methods have become widely used for data analysis and modelling in recent years, and the BUGS software has become the most popular software for Bayesian analysis worldwide. Authored by the team that originally developed this software, The BUGS Book provides a practical introduction to this program and its use. The text presents complete coverage of all the functionalities of BUGS, including prediction, missing data, model criticism, and prior sensitivity. It also features a large number of worked examples and a wide range of applications from various disciplines. The book introduces regression models, techniques for criticism and comparison, and a wide range of modelling issues before going into the vital area of hierarchical models, one of the most common applications of Bayesian methods. It deals with essentials of modelling without getting bogged down in complexity. The book emphasises model criticism, model comparison, sensitivity analysis to alternative priors, and thoughtful choice of prior distributions—all those aspects of the "art" of modelling that are easily overlooked in more theoretical expositions. More pragmatic than ideological, the authors systematically work through the large range of "tricks" that reveal the real power of the BUGS software, for example, dealing with missing data, censoring, grouped data, prediction, ranking, parameter constraints, and so on. Many of the examples are biostatistical, but they do not require domain knowledge and are generalisable to a wide range of other application areas. Full code and data for examples, exercises, and some solutions can be found on the book’s website.

Dot & Jabber and the Big Bug Mystery

Author : Ellen Stoll Walsh

ISBN10 : 1328694461

Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Number of Pages : 32

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 530


Book Summary: Bugs are all over Dot and Jabber's meadow. Then—poof!—they're gone! Bugs can't just disappear, can they? The mouse detectives know a big bug mystery when they see one. Join them as they search for clues to prove that there's more to this vanishing act than meets the eye. An afterword provides clear and fascinating information about how insects and animals use camouflage.

Ten Nights in a Bar Room

Author : T. S. Arthur

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Good Press

Number of Pages : 205

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1838


Book Summary: "Ten Nights in a Bar Room" by T. S. Arthur. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Insect Biodiversity

Author : Robert G. Foottit,Peter H. Adler

ISBN10 : 1118945603

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

Number of Pages : 1024

Category : Science

Viewed : 906


Book Summary: Volume Two of the new guide to the study of biodiversity in insects Volume Two of Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society presents an entirely new, companion volume of a comprehensive resource for the most current research on the influence insects have on humankind and on our endangered environment. With contributions from leading researchers and scholars on the topic, the text explores relevant topics including biodiversity in different habitats and regions, taxonomic groups, and perspectives. Volume Two offers coverage of insect biodiversity in regional settings, such as the Arctic and Asia, and in particular habitats including crops, caves, and islands. The authors also include information on historical, cultural, technical, and climatic perspectives of insect biodiversity. This book explores the wide variety of insect species and their evolutionary relationships. Case studies offer assessments on how insect biodiversity can help meet the needs of a rapidly expanding human population, and examine the consequences that an increased loss of insect species will have on the world. This important text: Offers the most up-to-date information on the important topic of insect biodiversity Explores vital topics such as the impact on insect biodiversity through habitat loss and degradation and climate change With its companion Volume I, presents current information on the biodiversity of all insect orders Contains reviews of insect biodiversity in culture and art, in the fossil record, and in agricultural systems Includes scientific approaches and methods for the study of insect biodiversity The book offers scientists, academics, professionals, and students a guide for a better understanding of the biology and ecology of insects, highlighting the need to sustainably manage ecosystems in an ever-changing global environment.

So Big

Author : Edna Ferber

ISBN10 : 1513285777

Publisher : Graphic Arts Books

Number of Pages : 230

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 922


Book Summary: Inspired by the life events of Antje Paarlberg, So Big is an award-winning drama that depicts the life of Selina Peake de Jong. Raised in a strict farming community, Selina decides to be a schoolteacher. Good-hearted and kind, she attempts to inspire her students to work for their dreams, no matter how nontraditional they seem. By encouraging artistic expression, Selina changes the lives of her students. When she marries a farmer named Pervus, the two welcome a baby boy into their family, naming their child Dirk. However, after the family suffers a tragic loss, Selina is forced to quit her job and work on a farm in order to provide her son with a stable life. As Dirk grows, Selina nurtures his artistic talent, proud when he begins to express interest in architecture. However, when Dirk comes of age, he begins to value money more and more, eventually giving up on the architect profession in favor of a stable and lucrative job as a stock broker. Heartbroken, Selina still tries to support her son, while quietly hoping that he returns to value his artistic roots. First published in 1924, Edna Ferber felt unsure about her novel So Big, which would eventually go on to win a Pulitzer Prize, and inspire adaptations for film, radio and television. Set in a rural community within a Chicago suburb, So Big features a slice-of-life narrative, with strong themes of community, expression, and family. With intricate description of the daily life of the lower-class Dutch community, contemporary readers are afforded a privileged perspective into the social dynamics of early 20th century America. This edition of So Big by Edna Ferber now features a new, eye-catching cover design and is printed in a font that is both modern and readable. With these accommodations, this edition of So Big crafts an accessible and pleasant reading experience for modern audiences while restoring the original mastery and emotion of Edna Ferber’s literature.

Trail of Feathers

Author : Tahir Shah

ISBN10 : 1628722614

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Travel

Viewed : 648


Book Summary: A shrunken head from Peru and a feather with traces of blood are the clues that launch Tahir Shah on his latest journey. Fascinated by the recurring theme of flight in Peruvian folklore, Shah sets out to discover whether the Incas really were able to “fly like birds” over the jungle, as a Spanish monk reported. Or were they drug-induced hallucinations? His journey, full of surreal experiences, takes him from the Andes Mountains to the desert and finally, in the company of a Vietnam vet, up the Amazon deep into the jungle to discover the secrets of the Shuar, a tribe of legendary savagery. Tahir Shah’s flair for the unusual reveals Peru as we’ve never seen it. With his trademark humor, abundant curiosity, and oddball assortment of companions, he offers a journey that is no less illuminating than it is hilarious—and true.


Author : Mischa Berlinski

ISBN10 : 1429933895

Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1815


Book Summary: A daring, spellbinding tale of anthropologists, missionaries, demon possession, sexual taboos, murder, and an obsessed young reporter named Mischa Berlinski When his girlfriend takes a job as a schoolteacher in northern Thailand, Mischa Berlinski goes along for the ride, working as little as possible for one of Thailand's English-language newspapers. One evening a fellow expatriate tips him off to a story. A charismatic American anthropologist, Martiya van der Leun, has been found dead—a suicide—in the Thai prison where she was serving a fifty-year sentence for murder. Motivated first by simple curiosity, then by deeper and more mysterious feelings, Mischa searches relentlessly to discover the details of Martiya's crime. His search leads him to the origins of modern anthropology—and into the family history of Martiya's victim, a brilliant young missionary whose grandparents left Oklahoma to preach the Word in the 1920s and never went back. Finally, Mischa's obssession takes him into the world of the Thai hill tribes, whose way of life becomes a battleground for two competing, and utterly American, ways of looking at the world. Vivid, passionate, funny, deeply researched, and page-turningly plotted, Fieldwork is a novel about fascination and taboo—scientific, religious, and sexual. It announces an assured and captivating new voice in American fiction. Fieldwork is a 2007 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

The Bobbsey Twins in a Great City

Author : Laura Lee Hope

ISBN10 : 1625589425

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 125

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 1151


Book Summary: The Bobbsey Twins are the principal characters of what was, for many years, the longest-running series of children's novles. The books related the adventures of the children of the middle-class Bobbsey family, which included two sets of fraternal twins: Bert and Nan, who where 12 years old, and Flossie and Freddie, who where six. Share the stories of your childhood with your children and grandchildren! Here are the original Bobbsey Twin adventures.

A Dismal Thing to Do

Author : Charlotte MacLeod

ISBN10 : 1453277439

Publisher : Open Road Media

Number of Pages : 198

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1686


Book Summary: A Canadian snowstorm and an overturned truck lead to trouble: “MacLeod can be counted on for a witty, literate and charming mystery” (Publishers Weekly). Janet Rhys is driving through the backwoods of Canada when she sees the truck ahead of her lose control, smash into a snow bank, and flip sideways, completely blocking the road. Springing to action, she darts into a nearby barn, searching for something to use to rescue the person trapped inside. When she hears an explosion, Janet returns to find the truck is nothing but smoking wreckage, and the driver has stolen her car. Janet takes shelter in an abandoned house, and is waiting for help to come when the truck driver’s accomplices set fire to her hideout. Just before she is engulfed in flames, she leaps through a window and escapes into the snow. The killers think their witness is dead, and if Janet doesn’t move quickly, they will be right.

Black Cloud

Author : Mark E. Anderson

ISBN10 : 9781469752327

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 364

Category : Family & Relationships

Viewed : 1284


Book Summary: This is the story of learning, relating, and coming of age as seen through the eyes of Erik, the son of an old atomic bomb builder turned rocket scientist. Based on a true story, the love in this nuclear family unravels into betrayal amidst forgotten boundaries. Erik shares the experiences of his growing years, among them, those of his mother, an accomplished artist and an IV morphine addict; poor Miss Freeman, who endured condoms for show and tell in 1957; the notorious Jerry Pirate held at bay by a pet crow that becomes a messiah; and a meeting with Edward Teller for a sandwich and an afternoon of hydrogen bomb wisdom in 1968. In the midst of it all, a bond between father and son eventually solidifies in the comfort of two old rocking chairs that squeak in front of their basement whiskey still. Through illicit sex, drugs, and family violence, Erik learns to survive in a world that demands a premium for the simplest lessons of love and the miracle of the human spirit.

Night Blind

Author : Jan Worth

ISBN10 : 9780595843657

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 278

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 312


Book Summary: Melanie, a beautiful young Peace Corps volunteer, is murdered one October night in the Kingdom of Tonga. For young American Charlotte Thornton, the killing sets off an unnerving cascade of questions. Charlotte can't help but wonder if she'll be able to survive and work in the tense postmurder atmosphere. She plunges into her job as a public relations officer for a Tongan noble. But during her off hours, she drinks too much at the Coconut Club and awkwardly tries to adapt her sexually bold inclinations to Polynesian customs. After getting thrown out of a party for cavorting naked with Melanie's ex-lover, she retreats-embarrassed, depressed, and haunted by Melanie's death-to her Tongan family. She then falls in love with Gabriel Bonner, a married Peace Corps psychologist. When Gabriel abruptly leaves and an earthquake rocks the area, Charlotte's life seems as if it is about to collapse. How will she navigate her way through this tropical ordeal, night blind and 9,000 miles away from home? "Night Blind gets under your skin and won't go away, like an old lover returned when you least expect it The events of this book are so painful and so vivid, so picturesque and so lasting, and its purpose so anti-nostalgic that it almost does the opposite, makes you never want to leave, reminding you of the huge cost of growing up." -Phil Weiss, author of American Taboo