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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Biology

101 Questions about Blood and Circulation, 2nd Edition: With Answers Straight from the Heart

From the Series 101 Questions...

As in previous books in this critically acclaimed series, Brynie polled hundreds of high school students across the country to find out what they wanted to know most about blood and… Read More →

  • Dewey: 612.1

101 Questions about Muscles, 2nd Edition: to Stretch Your Mind and Flex Your Brain

From the Series 101 Questions...

How much of a person’s body weight is made up of muscle? Can you learn to control your heart rate using your mind? How does taking steroids affect muscles—and why are steroids dangerous? What… Read More →

  • Dewey: 612.7'4

101 Questions about Reproduction, 2nd Edition: Or How 1 + 1 = 3 or 4 or More

From the Series 101 Questions...

How do living things reproduce? How do twins, triplets, and other multiple births happen? How does fertilization occur? Find out in this frank and accessible look at reproduction. Set up in a… Read More →

  • Dewey: 612.6

101 Questions about Sex and Sexuality, 2nd Edition: With Answers for the Curious, Cautious, and Confused

From the Series 101 Questions...

As in previous books in this critically acclaimed series, Brynie polled hundreds of high school students across the country to find out what they wanted to know most about sex and sexuality… Read More →

  • Dewey: 306.7

101 Questions about Your Immune System, 2nd Edition: You Felt Defenseless to Answer...Until Now

From the Series 101 Questions...

As in previous books in this critically acclaimed series, Brynie polled hundreds of high school students across the country to find out what they wanted to know most about their immune… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.07'9

Battling Malaria: On the Front Lines against a Global Killer

In North America, mosquito bites are usually only a nuisance. But in areas such as Africa and Southeast Asia, the bite can be deadly. There, many mosquitoes transmit a disease called malaria—a Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.9'362

Bioluminescence: Nature and Science at Work

What do giant squids, mantis shrimp, and fireflies have in common? These animals, along with a wide range of creatures, are able to give off light; this is called bioluminescence. Different… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1250
  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: 572'.4358

Cell Biology, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

What are cells made of? Biologists have been studying cells since the mid-1600s, when Robert Hooke viewed a slice of cork through a microscope and coined the word "cell" to describe the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 571.6

Classification of Life, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

How are polar bears related to pandas? For thousands of years, philosophers and scientists have tried to organize and understand, or classify, the relationships among Earth's animals and… Read More →

  • Dewey: 578.01'2

De-Extinction: The Science of Bringing Lost Species Back to Life

In the twenty-first century, because of climate change and other human activities, many animal species have become extinct, and many others are at risk of extinction. Once they are gone, we… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: 591.68

Evolution, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

Outraged people claimed that Darwin's theory had made humans the relatives of monkeys. Scientists were sure that species changed over time, but no one could explain how. In the 1800s, Charles… Read More →

  • Dewey: 500
Fall 2018

Extreme Longevity: Discovering Earth's Oldest Organisms

Meet the science experts who study specimens of extreme longevity in both the plant and animal kingdoms, such as the 80,000-year-old root system of Pando (a colony of male quaking aspens)… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • Dewey: 571.8/79

Genetics, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

If a black dog and a white dog have puppies, what color will the puppies be? Genetic scientists have been trying to answer this question for hundreds of years. Genetics is the science of… Read More →

  • Dewey: 576.5

Germ Theory Edition, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

Since prehistoric times, people have wondered what causes disease. Early people blamed evil spirits. Later, disease was thought to be caused by an imbalance of bodily fluids. By trial and… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.9'041

The Animal Mating Game: The Wacky, Weird World of Sex in the Animal Kingdom

Birds do it, bees do it, penguins do it, and orangutans do it. By having sex and giving birth to offspring, animals ensure that their species will survive into the next generation. And in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 591.56

Transgender Lives: Complex Stories, Complex Voices

"I didn't hear the word transgender until I was eighteen, when a person I was dating came out as trans. My boyfriend came out as my girlfriend, and I thought, 'What . . . is that?' She said… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • Dewey: 306.76'8