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Product Description: The image of Neil Armstrong stepping onto the moon in his spacesuit is a familiar one to most people. Few stop to think what an amazing invention the spacesuit is. Without it and similar ones of today, astronauts couldn't have accomplished the breathtaking feats they have...read more

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9781433992391 | Gareth Stevens Pub, August 1, 2013, cover price $10.50 | About this edition: The image of Neil Armstrong stepping onto the moon in his spacesuit is a familiar one to most people.

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9781433992384 | Gareth Stevens Pub, August 1, 2013, cover price $25.25 | About this edition: The image of Neil Armstrong stepping onto the moon in his spacesuit is a familiar one to most people.

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Product Description: When a solar or lunar eclipse is approaching, people excitedly prepare to watch the enthralling events. They're just small reminders that other celestial bodies are out there. In this book, readers will learn with the help of diagrams and key science vocabulary how eclipses happen, when they can expect them, and the differences between partial and full eclipses...read more

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9781433992346 | Gareth Stevens Pub, August 1, 2013, cover price $10.50 | About this edition: When a solar or lunar eclipse is approaching, people excitedly prepare to watch the enthralling events.

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9781433992339 | Gareth Stevens Pub, August 1, 2013, cover price $25.25 | About this edition: When a solar or lunar eclipse is approaching, people excitedly prepare to watch the enthralling events.

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Product Description: The Kepler space telescope searches for planets outside of our solar system. So far, it's found more than 100. Scientists have tried to find out whether any of these planets could be habitable, a possible second home for us. Readers of this fascinating topic will find out what we'd need to live on another planet...read more

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9781433992148 | Gareth Stevens Pub, August 1, 2013, cover price $10.50 | About this edition: The Kepler space telescope searches for planets outside of our solar system.

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9781433992131 | Gareth Stevens Pub, August 1, 2013, cover price $25.25 | About this edition: The Kepler space telescope searches for planets outside of our solar system.

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Product Description: Though some people consider UFOs to be purely science fiction, others keep an open mind. Alien visitations, government conspiracies, and optical illusions are just three of the possible explanations for UFOs. Readers of this book will decide which side they are on...read more

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9781433982637 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2013, cover price $10.50 | About this edition: Though some people consider UFOs to be purely science fiction, others keep an open mind.

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9781433982620 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2013, cover price $25.25 | About this edition: Though some people consider UFOs to be purely science fiction, others keep an open mind.

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9781433982873 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2013, cover price $151.50

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Product Description: For many years, it was accepted as fact that our solar system had nine planets. However, one important meeting of astronomers in 2006 reduced that number to eight. They decided that Pluto was not a planet, a declaration that outraged some people...read more

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9781433982835 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2013, cover price $10.50 | About this edition: For many years, it was accepted as fact that our solar system had nine planets.

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9781433982828 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2013, cover price $25.25 | About this edition: For many years, it was accepted as fact that our solar system had nine planets.

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Product Description: An asteroid plummeting to Earth seems extremely unlikely, no wonder several movies have used it as a plot. But asteroids, comets, and meteorites do fall to Earth every day. In recent years, none have been of a significant enough size to cause great damage...read more

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9781433982682 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2013, cover price $10.50 | About this edition: An asteroid plummeting to Earth seems extremely unlikely, no wonder several movies have used it as a plot.

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9781433982675 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2013, cover price $25.25 | About this edition: An asteroid plummeting to Earth seems extremely unlikely, no wonder several movies have used it as a plot.

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Product Description: Readers will find out about the other planets that scientists have discovered through accessible text, fun fact boxes, and amazing photographs. They will be introduced to amazing scientific tools including the Kepler telescope, which has assisted in locating many planets outside of our solar system...read more

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9781433982583 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2013, cover price $10.50 | About this edition: Readers will find out about the other planets that scientists have discovered through accessible text, fun fact boxes, and amazing photographs.

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9781433982576 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2013, cover price $25.25 | About this edition: Readers will find out about the other planets that scientists have discovered through accessible text, fun fact boxes, and amazing photographs.

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Product Description: Some of the fastest planes in the world can only be found in the US military. Though fighter planes have been used since the aerial dogfights of World War I, todays jets seem unstoppable. They can slip through radar undetected, carry numerous missiles, and fly faster than the speed of sound...read more

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9781433984631 | Gareth Stevens Pub Learning library, January 1, 2013, cover price $10.50 | About this edition: Some of the fastest planes in the world can only be found in the US military.

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9781433984624 | Gareth Stevens Pub Learning library, January 1, 2013, cover price $26.60 | About this edition: Some of the fastest planes in the world can only be found in the US military.

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Product Description: Advancements in space exploration over the years have shown us that Mars does not have alien beings living on its surface, as it does in movies and books. Mars is on the edge of the solar system's habitable zone. It has water, one of the necessary conditions for life as we know it, though only in the form of ice...read more

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9781433982736 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2013, cover price $10.50 | About this edition: Advancements in space exploration over the years have shown us that Mars does not have alien beings living on its surface, as it does in movies and books.

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9781433982729 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2013, cover price $25.25 | About this edition: Advancements in space exploration over the years have shown us that Mars does not have alien beings living on its surface, as it does in movies and books.

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Product Description: We see the moon waxing and waning every month, and we know it controls the tides. However, we rarely wonder how it got there in the first place and why it continues to accompany Earth around the sun. Readers will learn some fascinating theories about the moon's origin and decide for themselves if they agree with the current accepted explanation...read more

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9781433982781 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2013, cover price $10.50 | About this edition: We see the moon waxing and waning every month, and we know it controls the tides.

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9781433982774 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2013, cover price $25.25 | About this edition: We see the moon waxing and waning every month, and we know it controls the tides.

Each year during hurricane season, people near Hurricane Alley in the Atlantic Ocean brace themselves. They watch weather reports tracking tropical storms and hope the storms dont develop into full-blown hurricanes. With wind speeds often reaching more than 100 miles (161 km) per hour and carrying massive amounts of rain, hurricanes blow in windows, uproot trees, snap power lines, and cause massive flooding. In this book, readers will learn how hurricanes form and how to protect themselves from the many dangers.

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9781433965395 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2012, cover price $10.50 | About this edition: Each year during hurricane season, people near Hurricane Alley in the Atlantic Ocean brace themselves.
9781433965401 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2012, cover price $63.00

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9781433965371 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2012, cover price $26.60 | About this edition: Each year during hurricane season, people near Hurricane Alley in the Atlantic Ocean brace themselves.

Product Description: A giant wave of water is so powerful and savage that it can tear houses off foundations, uproot trees, and easily sweep people away. Tsunamis are truly frightening and destructive natural disasters. Readers will read about how these waves of water form and see photographs of damage from the worst tsunamis in history...read more

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9781433965517 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2012, cover price $10.50 | About this edition: A giant wave of water is so powerful and savage that it can tear houses off foundations, uproot trees, and easily sweep people away.
9781433965524 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2012, cover price $63.00 | About this edition: A giant wave of water is so powerful and savage that it can tear houses off foundations, uproot trees, and easily sweep people away.

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9781433965494 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2012, cover price $26.60 | About this edition: A giant wave of water is so powerful and savage that it can tear houses off foundations, uproot trees, and easily sweep people away.

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Powerful winds, blinding snow, and freezing temperatures are the hazardous combination of a severe blizzard. This book guides readers through the conditions needed for a blizzard to occur, discusses the many dangers that blow in with blizzards, and describes some of the most terrible snowstorms in history. Amazing photographs of record snowfalls will astound readers.

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9781433965319 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2012, cover price $10.50 | About this edition: Powerful winds, blinding snow, and freezing temperatures are the hazardous combination of a severe blizzard.
9781433965326 | Ppk edition (Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2012), cover price $63.00

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9781433965296 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2012, cover price $26.60 | About this edition: Powerful winds, blinding snow, and freezing temperatures are the hazardous combination of a severe blizzard.

Flooding is a common occurrence in nature, but extensive flooding can cause millions of dollars in damage and can be deadly. Floods occur everywhere rain falls, even deserts. Readers will trace the origins of floods, from the formation of rain clouds to the fast-rising waters of a flash flood. Theyll witness the destructive capabilities of water through powerful photos. Perhaps most importantly, theyll learn what to do to stay safe during a flood.

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9781433965357 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2012, cover price $10.50 | About this edition: Flooding is a common occurrence in nature, but extensive flooding can cause millions of dollars in damage and can be deadly.
9781433965364 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2012, cover price $63.00

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9781433965333 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2012, cover price $26.60 | About this edition: Flooding is a common occurrence in nature, but extensive flooding can cause millions of dollars in damage and can be deadly.

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9781433967870 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2012, cover price $159.60

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Product Description: Graceful, powerful, and awesome in size, whales are breathtaking animals. About 50 humans could fit on a blue whales tongue. These mammals roam the open seas searching for enough food to sustain their gigantic bodies. Whales have been a source of food and fuel for thousands of years, but we rely upon them so much that their survival has become a concern...read more

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9781433958168 | Gareth Stevens Pub, August 1, 2011, cover price $8.15

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9781433958144 | 1 edition (Gareth Stevens Pub, August 31, 2011), cover price $22.60 | About this edition: Graceful, powerful, and awesome in size, whales are breathtaking animals.

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Product Description: From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, the U.S. Marine Corps is always ready to protect U.S. citizens. Established during the American Revolution as a naval infantry, the Marine Corps has always been closely associated with the U...read more

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9781433958564 | Gareth Stevens Pub, August 1, 2011, cover price $10.50 | About this edition: From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, the U.

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9781433958540 | 1 edition (Gareth Stevens Pub, August 1, 2011), cover price $26.60 | About this edition: From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, the U.

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Product Description: Though many people are familiar with the cantankerous cartoon character, few people know much about the real-life Tasmanian devil. Tasmanian devils are found only on an island south of Australia. Though they are grouchy and feisty, theyd rather make a lot of noise than fight...read more

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9781433958083 | Gareth Stevens Pub, August 1, 2011, cover price $8.15 | About this edition: Though many people are familiar with the cantankerous cartoon character, few people know much about the real-life Tasmanian devil.

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9781433958069 | 1 edition (Gareth Stevens Pub, August 31, 2011), cover price $22.60 | About this edition: Though many people are familiar with the cantankerous cartoon character, few people know much about the real-life Tasmanian devil.

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Product Description: Theyre powerful, fierce carnivores . . . and they need our help. Tigers are in very real danger of extinction. Hundreds of years of people hunting tigers and destroying their habitats have drastically reduced their numbers. Now, several countries and wildlife groups have teamed up to save the remaining tigers prowling the forests of Asia...read more

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9781433958120 | Gareth Stevens Pub, August 1, 2011, cover price $8.15 | About this edition: Theyre powerful, fierce carnivores .

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9781433958106 | 1 edition (Gareth Stevens Pub, August 1, 2011), cover price $22.60 | About this edition: Theyre powerful, fierce carnivores .

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Product Description: Sea turtles swim thousands of miles each year to lay eggs on the same beach where they themselves once hatched. Despite such tenacity, these reptiles face difficult odds to survive. In this book, readers will discover the many dangers facing sea turtles, including fishing, predators, and pollution...read more

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9781433958045 | Gareth Stevens Pub, August 1, 2011, cover price $8.15 | About this edition: Sea turtles swim thousands of miles each year to lay eggs on the same beach where they themselves once hatched.

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9781433958021 | 1 edition (Gareth Stevens Pub, August 1, 2011), cover price $22.60 | About this edition: Sea turtles swim thousands of miles each year to lay eggs on the same beach where they themselves once hatched.

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Product Description: Cute and playful creatures, pandas are one of the most beloved animals in the world. The only wild pandas live deep in the forests of China. That countrys growing population is a great threat to the small number of remaining pandas...read more

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9781433958007 | Gareth Stevens Pub, August 1, 2011, cover price $8.15 | About this edition: Cute and playful creatures, pandas are one of the most beloved animals in the world.
9781433958014 | Gareth Stevens Pub, August 1, 2011, cover price $48.90

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9781433957987 | 1 edition (Gareth Stevens Pub, August 31, 2011), cover price $22.60 | About this edition: Cute and playful creatures, pandas are one of the most beloved animals in the world.

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