Tuesday, August 5, 2014

New Books ~ August 2014 ~ Part 5

Mother Nature is Trying to Kill You: A Lively Tour Through the Dark Side of the Natural World by Dan Riskin
It may be a wonderful world, but as Dan Riskin (cohost of Discovery Canada's Daily Planet ) explains, it's also a dangerous, disturbing, and disgusting one. At every turn, it seems, living things are trying to eat us, poison us, use our bodies as their homes, or have us spread their eggs. In Mother Nature Is Trying to Kill You , Riskin is our guide through the natural world at its most gloriously ruthless.

Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi
Acting out superhero fantasies on the streets and rooftops of Chicago, best friends Corey, Holly, and Savitri are shattered by a murderous act of violence that leaves two of them disillusioned and unable to move on.

Ivory, Horn, and Blood: Behind the Elephant and Rhinoceros Poaching Crisis by Ronald Orenstein
Describes the illegal trafficking of elephant ivory and rhinoceros horns and the implications for these endangered animals.

Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau
Now a freshman at the University in Tosu City with her hometown sweetheart, Tomas, Cia Vale attempts to expose the ugly truth behind the government's grueling and deadly Testing put her and her loved ones in great danger.

The Marvel Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Characters of the Marvel Universe
Bring the Marvel Universe home with this all-inclusive encyclopedia detailing little-known facts and information about the iconic Marvel characters. This essential tome has been fully updated with 32 additional pages. Created in full collaboration with Marvel Comics, the revised pages of Marvel Encyclopedia now feature new entries on the latest characters and teams, updated facts on existing ones including their latest looks and story lines, and expanded entries on major superheroes such as Spider-Man, Thor, and The Avengers. Special double-page features have also been added highlighting recent major crossover events in the Marvel Universe, such as Fear Itself, and the new Marvel Now series. 

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