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  • What Is a Green Roof?

    by Vicki Sando
    Green roofs are an urban oasis in a patchwork of black tar and silver rooftops, but what exactly are they? This beautifully illustrated picture book is a perfect introduction to green roofs for children- and their adults. From the ancient Hanging Gardens of Babylon to present-day rooftop farms, green roofs have been built for centuries. They are receiving new attention because of the environmental benefits they offer, and the additional value of ‘greening’ typically neglected spaces. This book i... more
  • Too Smart: How to Take Charge of the Smart Tech in Your Life

    by Tom Pyke
    Too Smart is the definitive guide to harnessing the power of technology, without letting it rule your life—or putting your personal privacy and security at risk. Author Tom Pyke combines a technophile’s enthusiasm with an insider’s insights. Using plain English (“Always have a ‘backup’ plan!”), he reveals how to make smart technology work for you—and how to get ready for the next wave of innovation. Inside you’ll find everything you need to: •Choose the right smart devices: Then make sure t... more
  • Something Wonderful

    by Matt Ritter
    This educational and interactive picture book immerses the reader in the strange and interwoven lifecycles of a tropical fig tree in the rainforest, and the tiny insects and colorful creatures that call it home. Following the growth of a seed haphazardly dropped into the canopy of a rainforest tree by a flying toucan, Something Wonderfulteaches the interdependence of rainforest ecology in an easy-to-follow, captivating story. Flip the beautifully illustrated pages and experience the journey of t... more
  • Grass Miracle from the Earth (Hearing Others' Voices)

    by David Campbell Callender

    We see grass every day, tread on it, maybe handle, smell, or plant it but how many of us actually notice it and appreciate its amazing resilience? This remarkable book gives the unexpected full picture of the plant that, humble and often forgotten, yet, astonishing, in its incredibly multiple forms holds our human and natural world together and clothes its surface in richness and beauty.

    Grass, Miracle from the Earth, is not only highly engaging and readable, but has some stunning illus... more

  • Artificial Intelligence for Everyone

    by Steven Finlay
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere these days. Barely a day goes by without the media reporting some wonderful new application of this marvellous technology and how it’s changing our lives forever. But how are things changing, where and in what ways? Artificial Intelligence for Everyone provides a jargon free guide to this fascinating subject without any mathematics or complex formulas. It’s the ideal book for anyone with an inquisitive mind who wants to learn more about artificial in... more
  • Embracing Sufficiency

    by Joseph Stadtmiller
    “Embracing Sufficiency” tells the human consumption story: what, why, how we consume; the acute issues caused by our over indulgence, and how to resolve them. It’s a tale about life on Earth embracing the essence of nature and leading us to a better place…\tThe book fosters an appreciation for the history of human creativity: the development of knowledge and tools; the influence of technology on humanity; why current consumption levels can’t continue—what each of us can do to reduce consumption ... more
  • Space, Time and Everything

    by David John Smith

    A theory of everything in three words:  Everything is electric.  This is a book about physics – from the mindset of an engineer.  It is based on the physics of the nineteenth century, combined with simple logic and a few speculative ideas.  Descriptions of physics from the twentieth century are viewed from a different perspective and conclusions are reached that differ from the norm.  However, all observable results are exactly the same.  The conclusion is ... more

  • Can a Tree Be Blue?

    by Audrey Sauble

    Is an oak tree blue? Or maybe a birch tree? Of course not! Trees are green. Right?

    Well, have you ever seen a blue tree?

    Discover all the colors a tree can be with this entertaining picture book! In this book, children will learn about colors, as well as the ways trees change throughout the year.

    Plus, find more great details to observe outdoors with the scavenger hunt included at the end of this book!


  • What Wonders Await Outdoors

    by Justine Avery

    Listen to the birds, the breeze, the rustle of the trees so excited. All of Nature is calling. We’ve been invited!

    The core message of exchanging indoor activities for the adventure of the great outdoors drives the rhyming narrative, a journey of imagination and discovery mixing fantasy with reality in brilliant watercolor landscapes.

    We almost forgot to step outside! How could we? When we’re very very busy, time passes so quickly.

    What Won... more

  • The Tree of Life and the Origin of the Species

    by Philip Bruce Heywood
    More a reference tool than a bedside read, this is nonetheless a very readable work. Heywood examines the existing explanations of the origin of the universe against a backdrop of the first chapters of the Bible— the creation accounts of Genesis— and skillfully shows the scientific facts underlying what many in scientific and educational fields have written off as mere fable. Heywood does this by introducing facts and posing questions for which he then proffers a variety of answers, allowing us... more
  • Plant Fossil Atlas from (Pennsylvanian) Carboniferous Age

    by Thomas McLoughlin
    This book is a picture guide to fossil plants and a few fossil marine organisms found in close association with the coal measures in the central Appalachian region.
  • Hurricane Vacation

    by Heather L. Beal
    Preschoolers Lily and Niko get a crash course on how to handle the unexpected when their vacation changes from sand castles and swimming to lessons in hurricane preparedness. But as the kids prepare to evacuate with their cousin Emma and her family, Niko’s favorite stuffy gets lost. Will they find him in time to evacuate safely? Or will this fuzzy family member get left behind? Reading this book is a great way for parents, childcare providers, and caregivers, to talk to toddlers and preschoo... more
  • How to Apply to a Medical School

    by Subhajit Khara
    You have to go through a comprehensive admission process if you want to apply to a medical school. You can maximize your chances of securing a seat in a medical school if you complete all the steps required for application carefully and thoroughly. Moreover, it’s better to prepare everything in advance. Here is a description of the general steps involved in the application process.

    1.Take the MCAT:

    MCAT is the medical college admission test which is a mandatory requi... more
  • dear plant killers: a guide on how to be a good plant parent

    by Krista Esse
    you’re probably here because you have a hard time keeping plants alive. i’m here to tell you not to give up. plant care is not easy, but it’s absolutely worth it. it takes time, care, and research to keep every plant alive. it’s not always your fault if a plant dies... but most causes of death are avoidable. this book will help you understand the work it takes to keep a plant alive!
  • Are We Here to Re-Create Ourselves?

    by Geoffrey Simmons
    There may be many reasons why we are here on Earth. Then again, maybe there are none. The reasons that are usually cited include glorifying God, having dominion over all animals, cherishing our parents, raising a family, helping the poor and the unfortunate, tending to the sick and lame, maintaining good health, relieving suffering, and striving to be happy.. One might add: becoming successful in life (whatever that might be). What’s missing, is whether we are also re-creating ourselves for ... more
  • Backsides: Zoo Animals

    by Lois M. Baron
    This photo book for young children lets them figure out which animal they're seeing from a new viewpoint—its backside! When they turn the page, they'll found out if they solved the mystery correctly.