A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly EverythingIn Bryson s biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge to understand and, if possible, answer the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from

Water Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle

Water Is Water: A Book About the Water CycleDrip Sip Pour me a cup Water is water unlessit heats up Whirl Swirl Watch it curl by Steam is steam unlessit cools high This spare, poetic picture book follows a group of kids as they move through all the different phases of the water cycle From rain to fog to snow to mist, talented

Earth: An Intimate History

Earth: An Intimate HistoryIn Earth, the acclaimed author of Trilobite and Life takes us on a grand tour of the earth s physical past, showing how the history of plate tectonics is etched in the landscape around us.Beginning with Mt Vesuvius, whose eruption in Roman times helped spark the science of geology, and ending in a

Inside the Earth (The Magic School Bus, #2)

Inside the Earth (The Magic School Bus, #2)To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Scholastic is re releasing the ten original Magic School Bus titles in paperback With updated scientific information, the bestselling science series ever is back Rock collecting has never been quite like this When the class forgets to do its homework, a fieldtrip

Annals of the Former World

Annals of the Former WorldThe Pulitzer Prize winning view of the continent, across the fortieth parallel and down through 4.6 billion years Twenty years ago, when John McPhee began his journeys back and forth across the United States, he planned to describe a cross section of North America at about the fortieth parallel and,

Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883

Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883The bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman and The Map That Changed the World examines the enduring and world changing effects of the catastrophic eruption off the coast of Java of the earth s most dangerous volcano Krakatoa The legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano island of

The Emerald Planet: How Plants Changed Earth's History

The Emerald Planet: How Plants Changed Earth's HistoryGlobal warming is contentious and difficult to measure, even among the majority of scientists who agree that it is taking place Will temperatures rise by 2 C or 8 C over the next hundred years Will sea levels rise by 2 or 30 feet The only way that we can accurately answer questions like these is

Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of HistoryHigh in the Canadian Rockies is a small limestone quarry formed 530 million years ago called the Burgess Shale It hold the remains of an ancient sea where dozens of strange creatures lived a forgotten corner of evolution preserved in awesome detail In this book Stephen Jay Gould explores what the