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Quake! Disaster in San Francisco, 1906

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Buildings were weaving in and out. The street pitched like a stormy sea. Bricks were raining down all around him. The ground shook with such violence that Jacob thought the world had come to an end.

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Quake! Disaster in San Francisco, 1906

Predicting Earthquakes

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The San Francisco Earthquake

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The San Francisco Earthquake is a thorough examination of the April 18, 1906, earthquake that is considered one of the first environmental disasters of the modern age. Striking California's Bay Area, the quake and its resulting fires destroyed a rapidly growing, prosperous city and left more than 500 people dead, thousands homeless, and $500 million worth of property damage.

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1906 San Francisco Earthquake

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A huge earthquake rocked the West Coast on April 18, 1906. Worst hit was the city of San Francisco, where buildings collapsed and fires raged for days. Thousands of people died, and many more were left homeless. The disaster was just one of a long series of earthquakes triggered by the San Andreas Fault. It taught scientists valuable lessons about preparing for earthquakes.

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Bulu

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Born on a crocodile farm in Zambia's untamed South Luangwa Valley, the puppy seemed different from his littermates. Too quiet. Unresponsive. Terriers are usually full of energy and bouncing off walls. But not this one. Nobody wanted him. Enter Anna and Steve Tolan-former police officers who had left behind their life in England to live in the African bush. People thought the Tolans were a bit different, too. The peculiar puppy suited them perfectly. They named him Bulu, or "wild dog" in the local Nyanja language.

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Bulu

The Mighty Mars Rovers

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On June 10, 2003, a little rover named Spirit blasted off on a rocket headed for Mars. On July 7, 2003, a twin rover named Opportunity soared through the solar system with the same mission: to find out if Mars ever had water that could have supported life.A thrilling addition to the acclaimed Scientists in the Field series, The Mighty Mars Rovers tells the greatest space robot adventure of all time through the eyes—and heart—of Steven Squyres, professor of astronomy at Cornell University and lead scientist on the mission.

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950L
The Mighty Mars Rovers

Moonbird

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Meet rufa red knot B95. Scientists call him the Moonbird because, in the course of his astoundingly long lifetime, this robin-sized shorebird has flown the distance to the moon — and halfway back! Each February he joins a flock that lifts off from Tierra del Fuego, headed for breeding grounds in the Canadian Arctic, nine thousand miles away. Late in the summer, he begins the return journey. B95 can fly for days, but eventually he must descend to refuel and rest.

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A Walk in the Rain Forest

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Take a walk in the rain forest. It's hot and humid and humming with life. Look up into the dense canopy of leaves above you. Tangled vines lead to the treetops, where parrots squawk and monkeys swing from branch to branch.

A Walk in the Rain Forest

Resources and Conservation

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This series looks at the biology and behavior of the rainforest plants, animals and people, describing how they live together in harmony and balance and how vital they are to the well-being of the world. Resources and Conservation examines the eco-systems provided by the rain forests of the world, why forest clearance is taking place on such a large scale and how it is damaging the delicate environments. Divided into short, concise chapters it looks at the biology and behavior of rain forest plants and describes how they live together.

Resources and Conservation

People and Places

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There is an abundance of life in the rain forests of Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Amazon, though few humans live there. People and Places describes what and where the world's tropical rain forests are, how they are decreasing in size, and who the settlers, scientists, and indigenous peoples are who live in the rain forests.

People and Places

Poisoners and Pretenders

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For many animals, danger lurks in every corner of the rainforest. From brightly colored poison-dart frogs, whose poison is used by hunters to tip their arrows, to snakes and spiders with venomous fangs that inflict instant death, Poisoners and Pretenders shows how nature has provided many of these animals with bright warning colors and camouflaged skin to help protect them from other hungry animals.

Poisoners and Pretenders

Plants and Planteaters

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In its rainforest home, the sloth can spend its whole day chewing leaves and moving so rarely that plants actually grow on its fur. From giant trees with buttress roots to air plants that bloom suspended from trees, Plants and Planteaters describes the flowers, fruits and seeds of the rainforest that sustain this ecosystem's many fascinating insects, birds, monkeys and mammals.

Plants and Planteaters

Saving the Rain Forests

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Earth Watch examines the science behind environmental problems and solutions in an attractive, child-friendly way. Extra panels contain facts and figures, case studies and activities. First published in hardback in 1999.

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Journey Through the Northern Rainforest

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Put on a Haida Indian eagle mask and soar as a magnificent bird of prey into the endangered world of the northern rainforest. Delicate, clearly captioned line drawings guide readers on an unforgettable journey through the seasons of a bald eagle's year, while crystalline photographs by world-renowned nature photographer Art Wolfe and a compelling, fact-filled narrative by Karen Pandell reveal the secrets of our national bird's natural habitat.

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Rain Forests

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Discusses tropical rain forests, including their flora, fauna, and indigenous peoples, as well as the activities that threaten their destruction and the consequences of that destruction.

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