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Book:The Lives of Spiders

The Lives of Spiders

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Describes the characteristics and habits of spiders in general, as well as a number of specific spiders.

Book:When the Wolves Returned

When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, Dan Hartman, Cassie Hartman

Yellowstone National Park’s majestic geologic wonders and remarkable wildlife draw millions of visitors each year. But there was a time when these natural treasures were in great danger, all because after years of unrestricted hunting, one key piece of the puzzle had been eliminated—the wolf.

Now, more than a decade after scientists realized the wolves’ essential role and returned them to Yellowstone, the park’s natural balance is gradually being restored.  The informative dual-level text and spectacular full-color photographs show the wolves in the natural habitat that was almost lost without them.  Readers of all ages will be inspired by the delicate natural system that is Yellowstone.

Book:Evolution Goes on Every Day

Evolution Goes on Every Day

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Describes some specific evolutionary changes occurring in certain plants and animal species today and generally discusses genetic mechanisms including DNA, mutations, and cloning.

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