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SB&F’s Holiday Buying Guide

Great Science Books for Everyone on Your List!

Books for General Audiences

Adventures Among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions. Mark W. Moffett. University of California Press, 2010. ISBN 9780520261990.

Bright Boys. Tom Green, with a foreword by Jay W. Forrester. A K Peters, 2010. ISBN 9781568814766.

The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe. Theodore Gray. Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers, 2010. ISBN 9781579128142.

The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science. Douglas Star. Knopf, 2010. ISBN 9780307266194.

The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild. Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence. St. Martins, 2010. ISBN 9780312565787.

Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control. James Rodger Flemming. Columbia University Press, 2010. ISBN9780231144124.

How to Defeat Your Own Clone: And Other Tips for Surviving the Biotech Revolution. Kyle Kurpinski and Terry D. Johnson. Bantam, 2010. ISBN 9780553385786.

Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Institutions Deceive Us. Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons. Crown, 2010. ISBN 9780307459657.

Natural History. DK Publishers, 2010. ISBN 9780756667528.

Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality. Manjit Kumar. W.W. Norton & Company, 2010. ISBN 9780393078299.

Books for Young Adults

100 Heartbeats: The Race to Save Earth's Most Endangered Species. Jeff Corwin. Rodale Press, 2009. ISBN 9781605298474.

Captain Mac: The Life of Donald Baxter MacMillan, Arctic Explorer. Mary Morton Cowan. Boyds Mills, 2010. ISBN 9781590787090.

The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference. Alan Boyle. Wiley, 2009. ISBN 9780470505441.

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of Elements. Sam Kean. Little Brown, 2010. ISBN 9780316051644.

Dog, Inc.: The Uncanny Inside Story of Cloning Man's Best Friend. John Woestendiek. Avery Publishing Group, 2010. ISBN 9781583333914.

Every Bone Tells a Story: Hominin Discovery, Deductions, and Debates. Jill Rubalcaba and Peter Robertshaw. Charlesbridge, 2010. ISBN 9781580891646.

Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink. Jane Goodall, with Thane Maynard and Gail Hudson. Grand Central, 2009. ISBN 9780446581776.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Rebecca Skloot. Crown, 2010. ISBN 9781400052172.

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void. Mary Roach. W. W. Norton, 2010. ISBN 9780393068474.

You Are the Earth: Know Your World so You Can Help Make It Better. David Suzuki and Kathy Vanderlinden. Greystone, 2010. ISBN 1550547518.

Books for Kids: Ages 10 – 14

Big Idea Science Book: Incredible Concepts That Show How Science Works in the Real World. Matilda Gollon (Ed.). DK, 2010. ISBN 9780756662875.

The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science. Sean Connolly. Workman, 2010. ISBN 9780761156871.

Frozen Secrets: Antarctica Revealed. Sally M. Walker. Carolrhoda, 2010. ISBN 9781580136075.

Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe. Loree Griffin Burns. Houghton Mifflin, 2010. ISBN 9780547152318.

I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird: My Adventures of Photographing Wild Animals from a Helicopter. Robert B. Haas. National Geographic, 2010. ISBN 9781426306938.

Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Largest Parrot. Sy Montgomery. Houghton Mifflin, 2010. ISBN 9780618494170.

Planet Hunter: Geoff Marcy and the Search for Other Planets. Vicki Wittenstein. Boyds Mills Press, 2010. ISBN 9781590785928.

Space: A Visual Encyclopedia. DK Publishing, 2010. ISBN 9780756662776.

Super Stars: The Biggest, Hottest, Brightest, Most Explosive Stars in the Milky Way. David Aguilar. National Geographic, 2010. ISBN 9781426306013.

You Can Count on Monsters: The First 100 Numbers and Their Characters. Richard Evan Schwartz. A K Peters, 2010. ISBN 9781568815787.

Books for Kids: Ages 5 – 9

A-B-A-B-A--a Book of Pattern Play. Brian P. Cleary. Millbrook, 2010. ISBN 9780822578802.

Bones. Steven Jenkins. Scholastic, 2010. ISBN 9780545046510.

 Bug Zoo. Nick Baker. DK, 2010. ISBN 9780756661663.

How to Clean a Hippopotamus: A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships. Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. Houghton Mifflin, 2010. ISBN 9780547245157.

Lizards. Nick Bishop. Scholastic, 2010. ISBN 9780545206341.

The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge. Joanna Cole. Scholastic, 2010. ISBN 9780590108263.

Older Than the Stars. Karen C. Fox. Charlesbridge, 2010. ISBN 9781570917875.

There is a Barnyard in My Bedroom. David Suzuki. Greystone, 2010. ISBN 9781553655329.

Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature's Survivors. Joyce Sidman. Houghton Mifflin, 2010. ISBN 9780618717194.

What in the Wild? Mysteries of Nature Concealed…and Revealed. David M. Schwartz and Yael Schy. Tricycle Press, 2010. ISBN 9781582463100.