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Awe: The Science of Everyday Wonder

How do we begin to quantify the goose bumps we feel when we see the Grand Canyon, or the utter amazement when we watch a child walk for the first time? How do we give words the wonder we feel while gazing at centuries-old works of art? ? Dacher…
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The Beauty and Urgency of Nature Writing

As Tom Comitta notes in the Preface to The Nature Book, readers of fiction (too) often gloss over descriptions of nature, but this session invites readers to really pay attention to nature writing, in all its marvelous variety. Comitta's stunningly…
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Copycat: Nature-Inspired Design (Story Time)

How is a housing development like a honeycomb? How is a bullet train like a bird? Christy Hale's new picture book Copycat, filled with fascinating examples of biomimicry, will have you looking at the world—both natural and human-made—in…
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Copycat: Nature-Inspired Design (Activity)

How is a housing development like a honeycomb? How is a bullet train like a bird? Christy Hale's new picture book Copycat, filled with fascinating examples of biomimicry, will have you looking at the world—both natural and human-made—in…
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Science Comics: The Periodic Table

In the popular Science Comics series, some of the world's most talented cartoonists bring to life the most amazing scientific and engineering topics, from bats to bridges! In the latest (and perhaps most ambitious) volume, Jon Chad's hero must…
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Search for a Giant Squid (Activity)

It's time to set off on a voyage to the great unknown—in search of the elusive giant squid! Pick your pilot, your submersible, and your dive site, and see what happens . . . no matter what choices you make, you're bound to find something amazing…