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A Concise Guide To Weather

Author: Julie Lloyd

Publisher: Parragon (2007)

A comprehensive guide to all aspects of the weather illustrated throughout with superb colour photographs, diagrams and maps.

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A World Without Ice

Author: Henry Pollack

Publisher: Penguin UK (2009)

This is a book about ice and people—the impact of ice on Earth, its climate, and its human residents, as well as the reciprocal impact that people are now having on ice and the climate. With clarity and insight, geophysicist Henry Pollack paints a compelling portrait of the delicate geological balance between Earth and its ice, and shows why the current rapid loss of ice portends serious consequences in our not-so-distant future.

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A Year In The Life Of The Yorkshire Shepherdess

Author: Amanda Owen

Publisher: Pan (2017)

From bestselling author Amanda Owen come more tales of life at Ravenseat, the remote Yorkshire hill farm she shares with husband Clive, eight children and 1,000 sheep. In A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess she describes the age-old cycles of a farming year and the constant challenges the family faces, from being cut off in winter to tending their flock on some of Yorkshire's highest, bleakest moors - land so inaccessible that in places it can only be reached on foot.

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Adam's Navel

Author: Stephen Jay Gould

Part of a series: Penguin 60s

Publisher: Penguin Group (1995)

Four eloquent and thought-provoking essays on natural history. Stephen Jay Gould is one of the foremost science writers of today. A professor at Harvard, he is also a frequent and popular speaker on the sciences and has received worldwide acclaim for his work on biology, evolution and man’s place in nature. Penguin publishes many of his books, including his collections of essays, among them Ever Since Darwin, Bully for Brontosaurus, Wonderful Life (winner of the Rhône-Poulenc Science Book Prize) and Eight Little Piggies.

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An Ocean Of Air - A Natural History Of The Atmosphere

Author: Gabrielle Walker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (2008)

We not only live in the air, we live because of it. At ground level air transforms miraculously; it wraps our planet in a blanket of warmth, while the outer layer of our atmosphere soaks up violent flares from the sun. In this fascinating celebration of the Earth's fragile atmosphere, Gabrielle Walker traces a journey of groundbreaking scientific discovery from the first experiments in the Renaissance to recent findings in space.

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Angry Animals

Author: Nick Arnold

Part of a series: Horrible Science

Publisher: Scholastic Children's Books (2011)

Science with the squishy bits left in! Take a walk on the wild side with Angry Animals Dare you discover: * who made false teeth for an elephant? * where you can find dragons with bad breath? * which scientist ate a poisonous snake for dinner? If you think you can stomach the sick side of Science, then read on as we go on the hunt for the cruellest creature of them all. Get to grips with gruesome grizzly bears, wolf down some facts about, er, wolves and snap up some savage shark stories. With fantastic fact files, quirky quizzes and crazy cartoons, Angry Animals is a book to sink your teeth into! Science has never been so horrible!

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Animals Of The Ice And Snow

Author: Anne Gordon

Part of a series: Literacy Links Plus

Publisher: Mimosa Publications (1992)

Near the North and South Poles, and high on the snow-capped mountains of the world, temperatures are below freezing for much of the year. Only animals with special features can survive here: animals with special ways of keeping warm, hiding themselves from other animals, finding food, and moving from place to place.

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Animals On The Move

Authors: Gallimard Jeunesse, Sonia W Black

Part of a series: First Discovery Look-it-up

Publisher: Cartwheel Books (2002)

Jump ... run ... crawl ... Learn how animals move. A first reference book for toddlers and preschoolers, with a pictorial tab index to 'look up' simple facts.

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Barn Owls

Author: Alison Hawes

Part of a series: Oxford Reading Tree Stage 3: Floppy's Phonics Non-Fiction

Publisher: Oxford University Press (2011)

Floppy's Phonics Non-fiction allow children to practise their decoding and literacy skills in the context of exciting non-fiction books, which include a variety of text types and topics, and support from Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy. Each pack of 6 books, or class pack of 36 books, includes a Group/Guided Reading Notes booklet with a Vocabulary Chart listing high frequency decodable and tricky words and a Curriculum Coverage Chart for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Each book has individual notes and suggested activities for group/guided reading, independent reading, speaking and listening and writing. There are 6 Floppy's Phonics Non-fiction titles available at Stage 3: Muffins Garden Gang Men on the Moon Barn Owls Markets Cool SummerRead Less

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Being A Beast

Author: Charles Foster

Publisher: Profile Books (2016)

Charles Foster wanted to know what life is really like for a badger, an otter, a deer, a fox, a swift. So he tried it. He lived in a hole like a badger for weeks, eating earthworms. As an otter he swam the rivers of north Devon at night. Like an urban fox he scavenged from the dustbins of London’s East End, and he was hunted as a red deer might be in the Scottish Highlands. He followed a swift’s migration route from Oxford to West Africa. A new departure for nature writing and an intimate look at life in the wild, Being a Beast brings together neuroscience, psychology, natural history and memoir, connecting with the beast in us all.

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