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Reaching For The Sun

Author: John King
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139494392
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From their ability to use energy from sunlight to make their own food, to combating attacks from diseases and predators, plants have evolved an amazing range of life-sustaining strategies. Written with the non-specialist in mind, John King's lively natural history explains how plants function, from how they gain energy and nutrition to how they grow, develop and ultimately die. New to this edition is a section devoted to plants and the environment, exploring how problems created by human activities, such as global warming, pollution of land, water and air, and increasing ocean acidity, are impacting on the lives of plants. King's narrative provides a simple, highly readable introduction, with boxes in each chapter offering additional or more advanced material for readers seeking more detail. He concludes that despite the challenges posed by growing environmental perils, plants will continue to dominate our planet.

Reaching For Sun

Author: Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1599908123
Size: 52.98 MB
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Josie Wyatt knows what it means to be different. Her family's small farmhouse seems to shrink each time another mansion grows up behind it. She lives with her career-obsessed mom and opinionated Gran, but has never known her father. Then there's her cerebral palsy: even if Josie wants to forget that she was born with a disability, her mom can't seem to let it go. Yet when a strange new boy-Jordan-moves into one of the houses nearby, he seems oblivious to all the things that make Josie different. Before long, Josie finds herself reaching out for something she's never really known: a friend... and possibly more. Interlinked free verse poems tell the beautiful, heartfelt story of a girl, a family farm reduced to a garden, and a year of unforgettable growth. About the Author TRACIE VAUGHN ZIMMER's first teaching assignment was special education. She taught high school students with autism and middle school children with developmental and learning disabilities. She holds a master's degree in reading education and is the author of a book of poetry, Sketches from a Spy Tree (Clarion). She loves living in Waxhaw, North Carolina, with her family but will always consider Ohio her home. www.tracievaughnzimmer.com Reviews « "Josie's strength shines as she handles sadness and loss as well as recovery and progress. Readers living with a disability or trying to understand others seem like the target audience, but Josie's voice has a universal appeal," -Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Written in verse, this quick-reading, appealing story will capture readers' hearts with its winsome heroine and affecting situations." -Booklist "Garden imagery wends its way through this eloquent free verse novel. ...Zimmer infuses Josie's story with distinctive auxiliary characters." -Horn Book "An easy-reading drama that may particularly entice reluctant readers." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Readers of all levels will enjoy spending tim

Reach For The Sun

Author: Charles Bukowski
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061876103
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Literary Criticism. Reach for the Sun is the third volume of Bukowski's letters from Black Sparrow Press, selected by Seamus Cooney.

My Fight

Author: Martin Bector
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1452014507
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My Fight is a book Martin Bector has written following the book two books he has written entitled “The Funny Fight” and “With This Devotion; I love you”. He the oldest ancestry to this land called the United States of America. He will not gather his people because of the majority rule. It makes no sense to him to gather the minority to begin a fight with the majority for correction or control. He sees the better way by bringing world peace to be a better way to democracy than freedom. The fight for culture has just begun. The intelligence about this earth has not been recognized. The course of governing is with an area concern. The point of law was put in error as the right of the first born to bring the law to do the gathering of the people. The worship of the Coming of God began this error with the survival of the people in the identity to the cycle of this earth around the sun because the cycle of this earth about its axis was not recognized. The intelligence about this earth is a continuing around this earth that is being insulted. The author recognized this insult. He has charted this insult. He has put this insult to backlash and lash back bringing a temporary freedom to the continuing mind around this earth to reveal the truth. Once the truth was recognized, he began to search for ways to ignore the insult as he began to search ways to stop the insult.

To Be Like The Sun

Author: Susan Marie Swanson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152057961
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A child reflects on how a small, striped gray seed eventually becomes a strong, beautiful sunflower.