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  Cover Art: A Black Hole is Not a Hole DeCristofano, Carolyn Cinami.
A Black Hole is Not a Hole
Places with pull -- The pulling power of a black hole -- Black-hole beginnings -- The blackness of black holes -- Mission impossible? seeking the invisible -- Supersized surprises -- Close encounters of the imaginary kind -- Turning the universe upside-down.
v, 74 p. 2012
  Cover Art: Moonbird : a Year On the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 Hoose, Phillip M., 1947-
Moonbird : a Year On the Wind with the Great Survivor B95
Documents the survival tale of an intrepid shorebird who has endured annual migrations between Argentina and the Canadian Arctic throughout the course of a long lifetime while his species continues to decline.
148 p. 2012
  Cover Art: Zombie Makers : True Stories of Nature's Undead Johnson, Rebecca L.
Zombie Makers : True Stories of Nature's Undead
Prologue: Are They Real? -- A Fungus among Us -- The Worms Crawl In, the Worms Crawl Out -- Can We Eat the Babysitter? -- Going Viral -- Try Me, You'll Like Me -- Epilogue: How Do Zombie Makers Do What They Do? -- Fun Stuff to Explore -- Glossary.
48 p. 2013
  Cover Art: Scared Stiff : Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias Latta, Sara L.
Scared Stiff : Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias
Explains how the primal human emotion of fear can sometimes manifest in the form of extremes, describing common phobias ranging from arachnophobia to zoophobia to reveal their histories, treatments, and famous sufferers.
224 pages 2013
  Cover Art: Why? : Answers to Everyday Scientific Questions Levy, Joel, 1971-
Why? : Answers to Everyday Scientific Questions
Provides easy-to-explain answers to questions about science, including why is the sky blue, why can't humans breathe underwater, and why is the universe expanding.
192 pages 2013
  Cover Art: Gulp : Adventures On the Alimentary Canal Roach, Mary.
Gulp : Adventures On the Alimentary Canal
Few of us realize what strange wet miracles of science operate inside us after every meal. In her trademark style, Mary Roach investigates the beginning, and end, of our food, addressing such questions as why crunchy food is so appealing, how much we can eat before our stomachs burst, and whether constipation killed Elvis.
348 p. 2013
  Cover Art: Eruption! : Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives Rusch, Elizabeth
Eruption! : Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives
An account of the work of volcanologists Andy Lockhart, John Pallister, and their team describes their life-risking efforts to investigate dangerous volcanoes that pose threats to more than one billion people worldwide.
76 p. 2013
  Cover Art: Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled : How Do We Know What Dinosaurs Really Looked Like? Thimmesh, Catherine.
Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled : How Do We Know What Dinosaurs Really Looked Like?
Introduces the incredible talents of the paleoartist, whose work reanimates gone-but-never-forgotten dinosaurs in giant full-color paintings that are as strikingly beautiful as they aim to be scientifically accurate, down to the smallest detail. Follow a paleoartist through the scientific process of ascertaining the appearance of various dinosaurs from millions of years ago to learn how science, art, and imagination combine to bring us face-to-face with the past.
57 pages 2013
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