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BISAC Subject YAN050130

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology

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

Chernobyl's Wild Kingdom: Life in the Dead Zone

After the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear explosion in Ukraine, scientists believed radiation had created a vast and barren wasteland in which life could never resurface. But the Dead Zone, as the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1190
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: 590.9477'8

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

Outrageous Animal Adaptations: From Big-Eared Bats to Frill-Necked Lizards

A fish that walks on land, a frog that makes its own sunscreen, and an insect that can become invisible? Whether to avoid predators, to stalk prey, or to withstand extreme temperatures… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • Dewey: 578.4

Shaking the Foundation: Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution

"I cannot think that the world, as we see it, is the result of chance; & yet I cannot look at each separate thing as the result of design." English naturalist Charles Darwin wrote this in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • Dewey: 576.8'2

Shark Quest: Protecting the Ocean's Top Predators

Sharks are in trouble. Fifty shark species are at high risk of extinction, and another sixty-three are threatened. Discover the work of scientists and conservationists as they study shark… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • Dewey: 597.3

Smart and Spineless: Exploring Invertebrate Intelligence

When you think of smart animals, what comes to mind? Wise old owls? Problem-solving dolphins? Maybe you have heard of Koko the gorilla, who has mastered one thousand signs in American Sign… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1210
  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 592.13