By Madeleine Dunphy
Editor’s selection, technology Books & movies Date: May/June 2001 The Peregrine’s trip: a narrative of Migration is predicated at the migration of a true girl peregrine falcon that was once tracked through satellite tv for pc telemetry via the U.S. flora and fauna provider from its summer season place of dwelling in Alaska to its wintering grounds in Argentina, over 8,000 miles away. the writer starts off the e-book via describing the occasions in September that sign the peregrine that it's time to migrate. whilst the poultry starts off her migration, she tells how she makes use of intuition and her first-class eyesight to spot mountains and rivers that consultant her on her approach south. The migration calls for loads of power and exposes the peregrine to various risks. the writer tells how the peregrine eats pigeons, doves and different prey and the way she bathes herself after consuming a messy meal. on account that migration is tiring, the peregrine stops at the Texas coast to relaxation and to accumulate a reserve of strength for her lengthy flight over the Gulf of Mexico. in the course of her first evening over the water, she perches on a ship’s mast to leisure. a number of days later, she flies over Guatemala after which Panama. alongside the way in which, she joins different peregrines on their means south and a flock of Swainson’s and broad-winged hawks flying an identical course. From Panama, she flies over the sea to Colombia after which directly to Brazil. As she nears the top of her trip, she starts to fly fewer miles every day. One evening in Bolivia, she is fortunate and doesn't finally end up being dinner for a good horned owl. ultimately, the falcon arrives in Argentina; the place she's going to remain until eventually subsequent March, whilst she migrates again to Alaska. This well-illustrated, well-written publication presents a wealth of data approximately peregrine falcons, chook migration, and predator-prey relationships. it'd be a good addition to a faculty library or to a child’s own library. i like to recommend The Peregrine’s magazine hugely. —James W. Kessler, Spring, TX
By Jennifer Boothroyd
" A ball drops to the floor. Leaves fall from a tree. Gravity is at paintings throughout you. yet what precisely is gravity? and the way does it impact various items? learn this ebook to determine! research all approximately topic, strength, and forces within the Exploring actual technology series--part of the Lightning Bolt Books(tm) assortment. With high-energy designs, interesting photographs, and enjoyable textual content, Lightning Bolt Books(tm) convey nonfiction themes to lifestyles! "
By Mary Kay Carson
It feels like televisions are in every single place, yet have you learnt who invented the 1st one? find out about Philo Farnsworth's existence and the way he invented the 1st tv. Create your personal comic strip convey, too!
By Michael Levy, John Rafferty, William L. Hosch
By Dave Taylor, J. David Taylor
Ten endangered animals are highlighted in each one e-book with transparent, basic textual content matched by means of gorgeous, full-color images by means of flora and fauna photographer and writer Dave Taylor. each one e-book is helping consultant the reader towards a better figuring out of the hazards those extraordinary animals face as their habitats are consistently degraded and destroyed. Animals include:
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By Alan J. Davies (auth.)