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Go wild in New York City

by Matsen, Bradford.

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 508.747 MAT
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 508.747 MAT
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 508.747 MAT 2005
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
Call Number  J 508.747 MAT 2005
How wild is New York City?

Well, you can ride a subway car through giant cracks in the Earth. Watch monarch butterflies floating among skyscrapers on their annual trip from Mexico to Canada. Drink mountain rainwater piped a hundred miles through some of the world's biggest tunnels. Spy on horseshoe crabs (that showed up on Earth before the dinosaurs) as they crawl up to lay their eggs on city beaches every June.

And that's all just for starters.

Open this book and discover a side of New York City you never dreamed was there--go wild!

" Go Wild in New York City is a wonderful idea. It can bring light and the excitement of adventure to children in the real world where most live and draw them to science education. I got my start as a biologist on 'expeditions' in the heart of Washington, DC, when I was nine years old, and would have been inspired by this book."--E. O. Wilson, biologist and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for On Human Nature and The Ants

"This imaginative book introduces children to the bounty of New York City and its earthly treasures--the waterways, natural resources, and wildlife that bring it to life. New York is brimming with science in the most unexpected places. What a wonderful resource for families, teachers, and backyard explorers of all ages."--Joan Ganz Cooney, cofounder of the Children's Television Workshop and cocreator of Sesame Street
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4-6. Skippy the squirrel, a bagel-nibbling native New Yorker, leads this picture-book tour through New York City's true wildness, with chapters that cover the area's water, rocks, air, plants, and animals as well as a closing section about food production and waste removal. Packed with color photographs, cartoons, diagrams, and numerous sidebars, the crowded spreads don't allow for much elaboration on such topics as the water cycle or the differences between cloud types. Still, there's an impressive array of basic science here, described mostly in accessible, enthusiastic text. Students will find enough to support reports, and the open format will attract browsers. Whatever the subject, the spreads remind young people that even a concrete jungle is a thriving natural habitat, with thousands of species, including the infamous cockroach, which gets celebrity status in its own close-up spread. Teachers and students will gain a heightened awareness of urban ecology as well as new ideas for preserving the natural resources in their own areas. --Gillian Engberg Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Natural history -- New York (State) -- New York.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :National Geographic,2005
Contributors Corio, Paul.
Lake, Kate.
Language English
Description 79 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 x 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0792279824
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