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Remarkable Creatures

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Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier Book Resume:

A voyage of discovery, two remarkable women, and an extraordinary time and place enrich this New York Times bestselling novel by Tracy Chevalier, author of At the Edge of the Orchard and Girl With a Pearl Earring. On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, poor and uneducated Mary Anning learns that she has a unique gift: "the eye" to spot fossils no one else can see. When she uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home, she sets the religious community on edge, the townspeople to gossip, and the scientific world alight. After enduring bitter cold, thunderstorms, and landslips, her challenges only grow when she falls in love with an impossible man. Mary soon finds an unlikely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, a middle-class spinster who shares her passion for scouring the beaches. Their relationship strikes a delicate balance between fierce loyalty, mutual appreciation, and barely suppressed envy, but ultimately turns out to be their greatest asset. Remarkable Creatures is a stunning historical novel that follows the story of two extraordinary 19th century fossil hunters who changed the scientific world forever.

Remarkable Creatures

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Remarkable Creatures by Sean B. Carroll Book Resume:

National Book Award Finalist: A biologist’s “thoroughly enjoyable” account of the expeditions that unearthed the history of life on our planet (Publishers Weekly). Not so long ago, most of our world was an unexplored wilderness. Our sense of its age was vague and vastly off the mark, and much of the knowledge of our own species’ history was a set of fantastic myths and fairy tales. But scientists were about to embark on an amazing new era of understanding. From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Big Picture, this book leads us on a rousing voyage that recounts the most important discoveries in two centuries of natural history: from Darwin’s trip around the world to Charles Walcott’s discovery of pre-Cambrian life in the Grand Canyon; from Louis and Mary Leakey’s investigation of our deepest past in East Africa to the trailblazers in modern laboratories who have located a time clock in our DNA. Filled with the same sense of adventure that spurred on these extraordinary men and women, Remarkable Creatures is a “stirring introduction to the wonder of evolutionary biology” (Kirkus Reviews). “Charming and enlightening.” —San Francisco Chronicle “As fast-paced as a detective story.” —Nature

The Fossil Hunter

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The Fossil Hunter by Shelley Emling Book Resume:

Mary Anning was only twelve years old when, in 1811, she discovered the first dinosaur skeleton--of an ichthyosaur--while fossil hunting on the cliffs of Lyme Regis, England. Until Mary's incredible discovery, it was widely believed that animals did not become extinct. The child of a poor family, Mary became a fossil hunter, inspiring the tongue-twister, “She Sells Sea Shells by the Seashore.” She attracted the attention of fossil collectors and eventually the scientific world. Once news of the fossils reached the halls of academia, it became impossible to ignore the truth. Mary’s peculiar finds helped lay the groundwork for Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, laid out in his On the Origin of Species. Darwin drew on Mary’s fossilized creatures as irrefutable evidence that life in the past was nothing like life in the present. A story worthy of Dickens, The Fossil Hunter chronicles the life of this young girl, with dirt under her fingernails and not a shilling to buy dinner, who became a world-renowned paleontologist. Dickens himself said of Mary: “The carpenter's daughter has won a name for herself, and deserved to win it." Here at last, Shelley Emling returns Mary Anning, of whom Stephen J. Gould remarked, is “probably the most important unsung (or inadequately sung) collecting force in the history of paleontology,” to her deserved place in history.

Falling Angels

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Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier Book Resume:

‘Vividly imagined’ Sunday Telegraph ‘Sex and death meet again in [a] marvellous evocation of Edwardian England’ Daily Mail

The Virgin Blue

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The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier Book Resume:

The compelling story of two women, born centuries apart, and the ancestral legacy that binds them.

At the Edge of the Orchard

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At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier Book Resume:

“With impeccable research and flawless prose, Chevalier perfectly conjures the grandeur of the pristine Wild West . . . and the everyday adventurers—male and female—who were bold enough or foolish enough to be drawn to the unknown. She crafts for us an excellent experience.” —USA Today From internationally bestselling author Tracy Chevalier, a riveting drama of a pioneer family on the American frontier 1838: James and Sadie Goodenough have settled where their wagon got stuck – in the muddy, stagnant swamps of northwest Ohio. They and their five children work relentlessly to tame their patch of land, buying saplings from a local tree man known as John Appleseed so they can cultivate the fifty apple trees required to stake their claim on the property. But the orchard they plant sows the seeds of a long battle. James loves the apples, reminders of an easier life back in Connecticut; while Sadie prefers the applejack they make, an alcoholic refuge from brutal frontier life. 1853: Their youngest child Robert is wandering through Gold Rush California. Restless and haunted by the broken family he left behind, he has made his way alone across the country. In the redwood and giant sequoia groves he finds some solace, collecting seeds for a naturalist who sells plants from the new world to the gardeners of England. But you can run only so far, even in America, and when Robert’s past makes an unexpected appearance he must decide whether to strike out again or stake his own claim to a home at last. Chevalier tells a fierce, beautifully crafted story in At the Edge of the Orchard, her most graceful and richly imagined work yet. From the Hardcover edition.

Platypus

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Platypus by Ann Moyal Book Resume:

The extraordinary story of how a curious creature baffled the world.

Beneath Blue Waters

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Beneath Blue Waters by Deborah Kovacs Book Resume:

Hypothetical scientific tours of the ocean depths present information on the mysterious creatures that live there.

Extraordinary Creatures

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Extraordinary Creatures by Brieanna Robertson Book Resume:

A Compilation of works from two authors, writing about extraordinary creatures interacting with people who are lost...then find themselves.

Amazing Animals

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Amazing Animals by Margriet Ruurs Book Resume:

Detailed illustrations and short descriptions present facts about animals from around the world, including their homebuilding, diet, and hunting.

The Last Runaway

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The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier Book Resume:

‘Addictively compelling’ The Times ‘A joy to read’ Maggie O’Farrell

A Short History of Lyme Regis

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A Short History of Lyme Regis by John Fowles Book Resume:

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Remarkable Animals

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Remarkable Animals by Tony Meeuwissen Book Resume:

What is a Treevipus? An amazing creature with the head of a trunkfish, the body of a weevil, and the tail of a platypus, of course! In this interactive book, a host of creatures presented in humorous pictures and informative captions take on new names and hilarious new identities when their heads, bodies, and legs are swapped around as the pages are flipped. Tony Meeuwissen?s witty interchangeable text and beautifully detailed artwork combine to make an exceptional novelty book, and one to which youngsters are sure to return.

The Breath of a Whale

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The Breath of a Whale by Leigh Calvez Book Resume:

"This nonfiction book about whales in the Pacific Ocean is written by Leigh Calvez. Calvez has worked with whales and dolphins as a scientist, naturalist, and nature writer. As a scientist, she was Research Director for the Ocean Mammal Institute on such projects as the effect of vessel traffic on endangered humpback whales off Maui, Hawaii. She also led the only independent research team observing the US Navy's testing of Low Frequency Active Sonar on humpback whales in their nurseries in Hawaii in 1998" --

Astonishing Animals

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Astonishing Animals by Tim Flannery Book Resume:

From the authors of A Gap in Nature, a breathtaking visual adventure showcasing ninety of the world’s most astounding creatures Sumptuous birds of paradise, amazing soft-shell turtles, frogs that look like tomatoes, and terrifying fish (including the deep-water angler fish from Finding Nemo) are just some of the extraordinary creatures that can be found in Tim Flannery and Peter Schouten’s new book, Astonishing Animals. Superbly illustrated in lifelike full-color paintings, Astonishing Animals details ninety of the world’s most amazing animals from around the world. In this book you will find the Hairy Seadevil, the spectacular Sulawesi Naked Bat, and in the depths of the limestone caves in Slovenia, the Olm, a pink, four-legged, sightless salamander that lives for a hundred years. In fascinating vignettes, Flannery offers the true evolutionary tale of how each of these bizarre creatures came to look the way they do. Alongside each historical account is a stunning hand-painted color reproduction (life-size in the original painting) by Schouten. Filled with purple-faced apes, jagged-toothed dolphins, and antlered lizards, Astonishing Animals is a remarkable collection of the world’s most incredible creatures and the stories behind their remarkable survival into a modern age.

Really Remarkable Reptiles

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Really Remarkable Reptiles by Jake Williams Book Resume:

Reptiles are some of the most well-adapted, specialised and remarkable creatures on Earth. They have adapted to live in the most extreme environments on Earth, and the have a number of interesting tricks for catching prey and avoiding becoming it. All sort of strange and wonderful facts are inside, such as why crocodiles swallow stones, why a group of turtle eggs will hatch at the same time, and which is friend or which is foe of the similarly-looking coral and milk snakes. You’ll learn about reptiles in soaking rainforests, blistering deserts, and more – and you can find out how you can help preserve these amazing habitats from the greatest danger to reptiles ever – climate change.