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Giant Pandas by
Publication Date: 2001-11-01
Pandas look totally squeezable and fun. Scientists have found that pandas like to repeatedly toboggan down hillsides on their bellies just like many of our readers.
El Oso Panda by
Publication Date: 2002-11-01
Chimpanzees I Love by
Publication Date: 2001-10-01
As a child, Jane Goodall dreamed of living with the wild animals of Africa. As a young woman, she amazed the world with her groundbreaking discoveries about chimpanzees, which she documented in her acclaimed National Geographic television specials. Ever since, Dr. Goodall has campaigned unceasingly for the protection of the chimpanzee now an endangered species. This moving, personal account will inspire readers of all ages to join in her vital work.
Publication Date: 2001-09-01
Publication Date: 2001-11-01
This hands-on book has simple experiments that let kids see, for themselves, how a penguins heavy body is better for swimming than that of a flying bird, or how a small wing is better for swimming than a large one, or why a penguin cannot walk like other birds.
My Season with Penguins by
Publication Date: 2000-09-26
What is it like to live in a tiny polar haven for two months? To paint penguins outdoors in freezing weather? To be flipper-slapped by a bird whose wings are powerful enough to propel it swiftly through frigid waters? To look into the oddly expressive eyes of a penguin chick? With charming watercolors and intriguing journal entries, this book inspires our curiosity. Sophie Webb gives readers a vivid, frank, firsthand account of what it is like to spend a season in a land not yet affected by people, yet populated for centuries by true dwellers of the Antarctic #151; the fearless, round-bellied, pink-footed, gliding, diving, utterly adept Adélie penguins.
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
Creating "nets" to catch fish helping sick comrades 'singing beautiful music no, we aren't talking about people -- we're talking about whales.
Publication Date: 2001-11-01
Literally translated, gorilla means hairy person. When we look in their eyes, we see a little of ourselves looking back. Investigate the reasons for this apparent kinship and the reasons why gorillas are so different from us.
Light Shining Through the Mist by
Publication Date: 1998-07-01
In 1966, with no experience or formal scientific training, Dian Fossey left the United States and set up a gorilla observation camp in the Virunga mountains of Africa. Sponsored by Dr. Louis Leakey, the 34-year-old Fossey had embarked on a 19-year project that began as a field study of gorillas but expanded into a labor of love and a mission to protect the magnificent species from extinction. No human ever came closer to the mysterious mountain gorillas than Fossey, but as her relationship with the animals grew, her fierce battle against poachers did also. Fossey was murdered in 1985, but her legacy endures. This dramatic story of her vital work is an important record for a new generation of readers.
Elephant Rescue by
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
From the book: "I just want to make sure there are elephants around for generations to enjoy, like I have." In 1979, the African elephant population was 1.3 million. By 1989 that total dropped dramatically to 609,000. During the 1980s, poachers killed some three hundred elephants a day. Although active measures were soon enforced to protect African and Asian elephant populations, the elephant's future is still uncertain. Elephant Rescue traces the efforts of individuals and organizations that confront the international ivory trade and lobby indigenous governments to create protective environments.
Face to Face with Polar Bears by
Publication Date: 2007-09-11
The ferocious, snarling beast closing in on you fast has a toothache. In the white wastelands of the Arctic, there is nowhere to hide. Where is that helicopter? Despite surviving this nightmare, award-winning photographer Norbert Rosing loves the charming, playful side of the polar bear. Yes, they slashed his tires, but mankind is now ruining their climate and environment. Surely the bears' anger is understandable. Rosing's book connects children with the consequences of global warming, and gives practical advice on how to help save our white-furred friends.
Red Panda by
Publication Date: 2010-12-15
The adorable red panda hails from Asia. Despite sharing a name, this creature is only distantly related to the giant panda we are so familiar with, and actually looks more like a cross between a cat, a bear, and a raccoon!
Red Pandas by
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
Red pandas are rare, gentle creatures that inhabit the forests India, Nepal, and China. Like their namesake, the giant panda, these bamboo eaters are sure to capture the minds and hearts of young readers.
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Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-9822).
Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-9822).