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  • Is Sand a Rock?

    Ellen Lawrence

    Paperback (Science Slam!, Jan. 1, 2020)
    The sand on a beach feels soft beneath your bare feet, but take a close-up look at the sand under a microscope and you'll soon see that each grain of sand is a tiny piece of solid rock. Inside this book, readers will find a clear, accessible, step-by-step explanation of how weathering and erosion create sand. They will also learn how rocky cliffs are eroded by the ocean to form sand as well as discover how rocks, thousands of miles from a beach, can be worn away into sand that is carried by rivers into the ocean and onto beaches. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of an early elementary audience, this colorful, fact-filled volume gives readers a chance not only to learn, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. From stunning photographs to high-interest text, this book makes exploring the topic of weathering and erosion a lively, engaging experience.
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  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom

    T. E. Lawrence

    Paperback (Wordsworth Editions Ltd, Dec. 5, 1999)
    As Angus Calder states in his introduction to this edition, Seven Pillars of Wisdom is one of the major statements about the fighting experience of the First World War'. Lawrence's younger brothers, Frank and Will, had been killed on the Western Front in 1915. Seven Pillars of Wisdom, written between 1919 and 1926, tells of the vastly different campaign against the Turks in the Middle East - one which encompasses gross acts of cruelty and revenge and ends in a welter of stink and corpses in the disgusting 'hospital' in Damascus. Seven Pillars of Wisdom is no 'Boys Own Paper' tale of Imperial triumph, but a complex work of high literary aspiration which stands in the tradition of Melville and Dostoevsky, and alongside the writings of Yeats, Eliot and Joyce.
  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom

    T. E. Lawrence

    eBook (Open Road Media, Nov. 24, 2015)
    The classic account of war and adventure in the Middle East that transformed T. E. Lawrence into Lawrence of Arabia Originally intended as a study of the great cities of the Middle East, Seven Pillars of Wisdom is T. E. Lawrence’s masterful account of the Arab Revolt of 1916–18. As a liaison officer for the British Forces in North Africa, Lawrence advised local tribesmen in their rebellion against the Ottoman Turks. He fought alongside future king Emir Faisal and played a crucial role in convincing rival Arab leaders to coordinate their efforts. A fascinating blend of autobiography, military history, and adventure story, Seven Pillars of Wisdom is a towering literary achievement befitting the man known around the world as Lawrence of Arabia. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
  • Poop Eaters

    Ellen Lawrence

    Library Binding (Bearport Pub Co Inc, Aug. 1, 2017)
    Why do rabbits and guinea pigs feed on their own droppings? How is munching on hyena dung helpful to an African leopard tortoise? And why might you spot scientists carrying buckets of fox poop and dirty diapers into the woods? To humans, eating poop sounds disgusting, but many members of the animal kingdom regularly chow down on poop! This new Science Slam!title will engross readers--and gross them out! Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of an early elementary audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. With fascinating photographs and surprising, high-interest facts about a material that we don't usually read about, the book makes learning about excrement poop-sitively amazing!
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  • A Wolf's Life

    Ellen Lawrence

    Paperback (Science Slam!, Jan. 1, 2020)
    A young child joins his scientist parents as they observe the behavior a wolf pack over the course of one year. The narrator decides to keep a diary and records how the pack's alpha pair digs a den and then raises a litter of cubs. From watching the cubs emerge from the den for the first time, to seeing the cubs grow into adults and find their places in the hierarchy of the pack, the reader will follow the daily life of the close-knit wolf family. Colorful photos, diagrams, and clear, age-appropriate text will engage young readers as they explore the life cycle, natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, and behavior of these intelligent and fascinating animals. The diary format models scientific observation and critical thinking--and encourages children to keep notebooks recording their own investigations into the natural world. A Wolf's Lifeis part of Bearport's Animal Diaries: Life Cycles series.
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  • North American River Otter

    Ellen Lawrence

    Paperback (Science Slam!, Jan. 1, 2020)
    Splash! Three playful creatures slide down a muddy slope and fall into a pond. Twisting and turning in the water, the river otter family continues its game. It's not all play, though, and soon the animals begin to hunt for fish in the murky water of their swamp home. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about river otters and the swamp habitat in which they live, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Built-in activities, such as investigating the ways an otter's body is adapted to a life in water and guessing why mother otters push their little pups into the water, give readers a chance to gain insights beyond the facts and figures.
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  • Investigating Asteroids

    Ellen Lawrence

    Hardcover (Science Slam!, Jan. 1, 2019)
    What are asteroids and could one of these giant space rocks ever hit Earth? Who are the scientists who track asteroids around our solar system? And could asteroids one day be mined for metals and other valuable resources? In this new Science Slam! title, kids will discover the answers to all these questions and many more fascinating facts about asteroids. Each book is expertly crafted to meet early elementary and science curriculum standards, as well as introduce young space enthusiasts to the latest space technology. Innovative, grade-appropriate activities and experiments, critical-thinking questions, and fascinating fact boxes will give kids a chance to think like an astronaut.
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  • Looking for Another Earth

    Ellen Lawrence

    Hardcover (Science Slam!, Jan. 1, 2019)
    Is it possible that other Earth-like planets exist outside of our solar system? How do telescopes find these exoplanets? And how can scientists tell if a distant exoplanet has signs of life? In this new Science Slam! title, kids will discover the answers to all these questions and many more fascinating facts about the search for another Earth. Each book is expertly crafted to meet early elementary and science curriculum standards, as well as introduce young space enthusiasts to the latest space technology. Innovative, grade-appropriate activities and experiments, critical-thinking questions, and fascinating fact boxes will give kids a chance to think like an astronaut.
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  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Beautifully Reproduced World Classic

    T.E. Lawrence

    eBook (Apostrophe Books, April 26, 2013)
    The definitive version of one of the greatest books ever written.Produced from the rare 1935 edition, Apostrophe Books’ release of T.E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom has all the charm of the original, plus its 58 stunning pictures and maps.Published in 1935, Seven Pillars of Wisdom tells the story of the Arab Revolt of 1916-1918 through the eyes of the soldier who would book a place in history as the great Lawrence of Arabia."It ranks with the greatest books ever written in the English language. As a narrative of war and adventure... it is unsurpassable" (Winston Churchill )"Round this tent-pole of a military chronicle, T. E. has hung an unexampled fabric of portraits, descriptions, philosophies, emotions, adventures, dreams" (E.M. Forster)"I am not much of a hero-worshipper but I could have followed T.E. Lawrence over the edge of the world... It seems to me as certain of immortality as anything written in English for half a century" (John Buchan)"Seven Pillars of Wisdom is one of the major statements about the fighting experience of the First World War" (Angus Calder)"Emotional and mythic" (Guardian)
  • Surviving in Space

    Ellen Lawrence

    Library Binding (Science Slam!, Jan. 1, 2019)
    What does it feel like to live more than 200 miles above Earth in the International Space Station (ISS)? What happens during an average day? And is it true that ISS astronauts drink water that’s made from their own urine? In this new Science Slam! title, kids will discover the answers to all these questions and many more fascinating facts about living in space. Each book is expertly crafted to meet early elementary and science curriculum standards, as well as introduce young space enthusiasts to the latest space technology. Innovative, grade-appropriate activities and experiments, critical-thinking questions, and fascinating fact boxes will give kids a chance to think like an astronaut.
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  • The Evolution of a Revolt

    T.E. Lawrence

    eBook (praetorian-press.com, Oct. 1, 1920)
    This short (22 page) article by T.E. Lawrence (a.k.a. Lawrence of Arabia) was first published in the Army Quarterly in 1920. It is incredibly concise and well written. It contains all of the major analysis and conclusions of Seven Pillars of Wisdom (his book and most famous work) without the narrative of his war experiences. It is the "cliff notes" to Lawrence, written by Lawrence himself. It is essential reading for anyone with an interest in World War I, the Arab world, military history, unconventional, irregular, or guerrilla warfare.
  • From Bird Poop to Wind: How Seeds Get Around

    Ellen Lawrence

    Paperback (Science Slam!, Aug. 1, 2012)
    Some use the wind. Others need water. Some plants use furry animals, and others rely on hungry birds having a meal and then pooping after they have flown away. This title introduces young readers to the many different ways that plants disperse their seeds. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of an early elementary audience, this colorful, fact-filled volume gives readers a chance not only to learn, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. From high-impact images to high-interest facts, this book makes learning about plants, their seeds, and life cycles a lively and engaging experience. From Bird Poop to Wind: How Seeds Get Aroundis part of Bearport's Plant-ology series.
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