Search Results: "Dorothy Hinshaw Patent"


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SUPER SNIFFERS by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Too many topics result in an ambitious but ultimately rather dry work. (index, resources) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
An exploration of the many jobs dogs, with their superior sense of smell, do for humans. Read full book review >

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SEALS, SEA LIONS AND WALRUSES by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Released: Nov. 15, 1990

A fine introduction to the pinnipeds (three families of mammals that include true seals, fur seals, sea lions, and walruses), discussing their ancestry, anatomy, diet, life cycle, habits, and endangered status. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A sure hit with dog lovers everywhere. (timeline, glossary, further resources, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
The story of Military Working Dogs and Specialized Search Dogs is presented in a fascinating, full-color volume. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2012

"Very well done; an important resource. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In a follow-up to their acclaimed The Buffalo and the Indians (2006), Patent and Munoz discuss how the Plains Indians' relationship with horses enriched them. Read full book review >

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DECORATED HORSES by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Even readers mad for all things horse won't give this more than a quick graze before galloping off to richer pastures. (index, bibliography, websites) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Bright colors and ornate furbelows flash in this survey of horsey fashion through the ages. Read full book review >

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CALL OF THE OSPREY by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 2, 2015

"More science than adventure, this is a challenging addition to the Science in the Field series. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Ospreys, severely affected by DDT in the 1960s, now serve as indicators for the success of pollution remediation on a Superfund cleanup site. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS ON THE TRAIL WITH LEWIS AND CLARK by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 18, 2002

"Pair with Rhoda Blumberg's The Incredible Journey of Lewis and Clark for a fuller picture of the journey. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
In their historic journey across the Western US in 1804-06, explorers Lewis and Clark encountered and described 121 new species and subspecies of vertebrate animals, including birds, bears, deer, snakes, prairie dogs, coyotes, fish, and wolves. Read full book review >

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SHAPING THE EARTH by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2000

"The latter provide extensive resources for students researching plate tectonics and other topics in earth science. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Beginning at the beginning, 4.5 billion years ago, when the earth was nothing but a cloud of dust grains and gas whirring around the young sun, Patent (Bold and Bright Black-and-White Animals, 1998, etc.) discusses the shaping of the earth and the changes to it from that time to the present. Read full book review >

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APPLE TREES by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 1998

"Useful as a seasonal curriculum enhancer, or where copies of Charles Micucci's The Life and Times of the Apple (1992) are in short supply. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
The life cycle of the apple tree is explored in this Early Bird Nature Book, similar in scope and format to the New True easy-to-read series. Read full book review >

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HOMESTEADING by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Such contrasts do not further the text, and, with pictures of modern gardens and close-ups of onions and gourds, detract from the compelling historical information. (map, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
After the Homestead Act of 1862 and its offer of 160 acres of prairie land for $18.00 and five years of labor, men and women by the thousands took up the challenge and moved onto the prairie. Read full book review >

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HUGGER TO THE RESCUE by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"Appealing. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Hugger is an enormous Newfoundland, trained to search for and rescue people lost in wilderness areas, snowstorms, avalanches, or at sea. Read full book review >

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SAVING AUDIE by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Audie's inspirational story is a case study in rehabilitation, one sure to appeal to animal loving children. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
What happens to the dogs when dogfighting rings are broken up and the trials are over? Read full book review >