New Nonfiction 2008-2009

Science & Math

(mainly Dewey 500s & 600s)

Body : The Complete Human: How It Grows, How It Works, And How To
Keep It Healthy And Strong
by Restak, Richard, M.D. (FRW); Daniels, Patricia
Presents an overview of the complex organs, and systems, found in the human
body, providing information on health, ailments, and medical breakthroughs,
glossaries, and cross-references. 2007

Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Math and Money by Reeves, Diane Lindsey;
Clasen, Lindsey; Bond, Nancy (ILT)
Discusses math-related and financial careers such as actuary, banker, computer
consultant, economist, and stockbroker, and describes how to prepare for them.

Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Science by Reeves, Diane Lindsey; Clasen,
Lindsey; Bond, Nancy (ILT)
Describes occupations involving science, including astronomer, chemist,
landscape architect, and pharmacist, and discusses how to prepare for them.

Dogs for Kids : Everything You Need to Know About Dogs
by Mehus-Roe, Kristin
Filled with full-color photographs and written in an entertaining but informative
manner, a reference tool for kids covers the whole range of the subject of dogs,
dog breeds, dog ownership, and training. 2007

Earthshake : Poems from the Ground Up by Peters, Lisa Westberg; Felstead,
Cathie (ILT)
Presents twenty-two poems about geology, and includes end notes which
provide information about the earth's surface and interior, types of rocks, and
how volcanoes, glaciers, and erosion modify the landscape. 2003

Emi and the Rhino Scientist : Saving Species from Extinction by Carson,
Mary Kay
While looking for the world's smallest rhino in the Sumatran jungle, a scientist
comes upon her rare find who, to her amazement, walks out of the brush and
straight up to meet her in this touching tale about one scientist's efforts to save
an endangered animal from extinction through her work at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Go Figure! by Ball, Johnny
Presents mathematical marvels such as why daisies always have 34, 55, or 89
petals, why all the world's phone numbers appear in pi, and other paradoxes that
will make readers look at numbers in a whole new way. 2005

How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate : Scientists
and Kids Explore Global Warming by Cherry, Lynne; Braasch, Gary; Sobel,
David (FRW)
When the weather changes daily, how do we really know that Earth's climate is
changing? Here is the science behind the headlines--evidence from flowers,
butterflies, birds, frogs, trees, glaciers, and much more, gathered by scientists
from all over the world, sometimes with assistance from young "citizen-
scientists." 2008

Hurricane Force : In the Path of America's Deadliest Storms
by Treaster, Joseph B.
Combines a history of hurricanes with scientific explanations to examine the
impact of these powerful and deadly storms, focusing in particular on Hurricane
Katrina in August 2005 and the devastation it left behind in New Orleans. 2007

Life on Earth -- and Beyond : An Astrobiologist's Quest
by Turner, Pamela S.
Presents the work of NASA astrobiologist Dr. Chris McKay as he investigates the
factors necessary to sustain life on both Earth and other planets, performing
experiments under extreme weather conditions in Antarctia, Siberia, and the
Sahara Desert. 2008

National Geographic Encyclopedia of Animals by National Geographic
Society (U. S.)
A comprehensive volume of more than one thousand animals introduces the
entire animal kingdom, touring every corner of the planet and listing scientific and
common names, conservation data, habitat, and much more. 2006

Oh Rats! : The Story of Rats and People by Marrin, Albert; Mordan, C. B. (ILT)
Looks at the relationship between rats and humans throughout history and
discusses the rat's evolution, social behaviors, characteristics, and habits. 2006
Pocket Babies And Other Amazing Marsupials by Collard, Sneed B.
Learn about the marsupials of the world, including opossums, kangaroos, koalas
and others. 2007

Science : Fresh Squeezed! : 41 Thirst-For-Knowledge-Quenching Poems by
Shields, Carol Diggory; Thompson, Richard (ILT); Thompson, Richard
A collection of poems on such scientific topics as fossils, clones, the periodic
table, inertia, and more. 2003

Snowball Launchers, Giant-pumpkin Growers, And Other Cool
Contraptions by Fox, Tom
Offers instructions for fifteen unusual projects including a rocket-propelled toy
car, an automatic dog feeder, storm-predicting bells, and a mechanical snowball
thrower. 2006

Story Of Science : Einstein Adds A New Dimension by Hakim, Joy
A critical study of the contributions of Albert Einstein explores the evolution of
science in the twentieth century, telling the story of the people and ideas who
dramatically changed our view of both the universe and ourselves. 2007

Tracking Trash : Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion by
Burns, Loree Griffin
Describes the work of scientist Curtis Ebbesmeyer, whose multiyear project of
tracking plastic items accidently spilled by ocean cargo ships has heightened
awareness of the dangers that these items present to ocean life and has inspired
similar projects for other types of debris. 2007

Venom by Singer, Marilyn
The coolest, newest information on creatures that can harm or even kill with a
bite or sting. 2007

Why a Curveball Curves : The Incredible Science of Sports by Vizard, Frank
(EDT); Lipsyte, Robert (FRW)
What does Bernoulli's law have to do with curveballs? What does drag have to
do with swimming? Will "gene doping" produce super athletes? Find out the
science behind your favorite sport. 2008

Zoos and Animal Welfare by Van Tuyl, Christine (EDT)
Essays discuss zoos and the treatment of animals in captivity, covering the role
of zoos in education and ensuring the survival of certain species, the problem of
surplus animals, and how elephants react to captivity. 2007
Internet Safety by Haugen, Hayley Mitchell (EDT); Musser, Susan (EDT)