BOOK NOTES: 'The Eagles FAQ' ... 'Chasing Cheetahs' ... 'The Truth About Nature'
Grand Forks Public Library "The Eagles FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Classic Rock's Superstars" by Andrew Vaughan. An insider's view into The Eagles' fascinating history. Brush up on your band facts before their concert in June. "Pandora's D...
Grand Forks Public Library
"The Eagles FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Classic Rock's Superstars" by Andrew Vaughan. An insider's view into The Eagles' fascinating history. Brush up on your band facts before their concert in June.
"Pandora's DNA: Tracing the Breast Cancer Genes Through History, Science and One Family Tree" by Lizzie Stark. The legal, scientific, medical and ethical concerns that accompany the BRCA mutation-the so-called breast cancer gene-are seen through the lens of one affected family's experiences.
"A Good Place to Hide: How One French Community Saved Thousands of Lives During World War II" by Peter Grose. During World War II, the inhabitants of an isolated French village saved over 3,500 Jews under the noses of the Germans and French soldiers.
"The Truth About Nature: A Family's Guide to 144 Common Myths About the Great Outdoors" by Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer, with illustrations by Rachel Riordan. Myths about nature are rated on a scale of one (might be true sometimes) to three (completely false), with accompanying information and mini-science experiments.
East Grand Forks Campbell Library
"Chasing Cheetahs" by Sy Montgomery. This book tells that, since the year 1900, cheetah footprints quickly dwindled in African dirt as the species plummeted from more than 100,000 to fewer than 10,000. At the Cheetah Conservation Fund's African headquarters in Namibia, Laurie Marker and her team save these stunning, swift and slender creatures from extinction.
"The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats" by Sandra Markle. Little brown bats do us a big favor, such as eating huge numbers of insects. This helps limit the spread of diseases and the damage that insects do to farm crops. But in recent years, large populations of little brown bats have been dying off each winter. Follow a team of dedicated scientists working to save the little brown bats in this real-life science mystery.
"Apps: From Concept to Consumer" by Josh Gregory. Gregory shows how some of today's most fascinating careers revolve around the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. With this exciting series, readers can get a close look at how people in these careers are helping to build our future. They will also discover how workers have used these skills to solve problems and innovate throughout history.
"The Train to Crystal City" by Jan Jarboe Russell. This book tells us the story of two American-born teenage girls who were interned in Crystal City, which held Japanese, German, Italian immigrants and their American-born children. Russell uncovers the details of their years spent in the camp, the struggles of their fathers, their families' subsequent journeys to war-devastated Germany and Japan and their years-long attempt to survive and return to the United States.