Entries Tagged as 'Science'

Swirl by Swirl

November 11th, 2011 · 6 Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Through poetry and illustration, Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes explore all the diverse places — from snail shells to hibernating chipmunks — that spirals appear in the natural world in Swirl by Swirl. This stunning book brings readers underground to woodchuck burrows, up close to observe snails, and into a torrent of […]

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Animal Aha!

October 12th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN In order to prove to the masses that animals are intelligent, scientists have spent countless hours – decades even (think: Jane Goodall) – observing their behavior or carrying out experiments. On a personal level, that irks me; it should be a given that animals (at the very least mammals since people […]

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The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs

August 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN What do you do when you notice all hell’s broken loose? That’s the question frog researcher Edgardo Griffith faced when he observed the dramatically declining populations of Panama’s national amphibian symbol, the golden frog.  And it’s what award-winning author Sandra Markle sets off to document in this adventuresome book that […]

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

April 17th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Movies

Review By JESSICA ALMY Don’t let the title put you off too much. “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” is actually a decent animated flick. While there aren’t strong animal or environmental themes, vegetarians will be interested to know that this movie emphasizes eating in moderation — and that the meatballs in the title don’t […]

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