Publisher: Wikibooks 2005
Number of pages: 65
Wild cats are some of Earth's grandest treasures, and their stories excite the imagination of kids of all ages. Many of these lords of the wild are endangered, and the children who will one day bear our responsibilities need to admire and love the world so they can enjoy it and pass it on as good or better than they found it. After all, we appreciate what we understand, and save what we appreciate. The importance of this task has led many experts here at Wikibooks to donate their time and talents to bring this volume together.
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by Bertha Morris Parker - Row, Peterson and company
Studying the distant suns is a great strain on the imagination. If you are to get a true picture of the stars, you will have to imagine temperatures so high that the temperature in the center of a furnace fire would be cool beside them.
by Mary Elting - Garden City Books
Sam is the fireman on a big freight locomotive. When Sam was a little boy, he listened to his father and grandfather talking railroad talk. They used all kinds of words that he didn't understand. They had wonderful nicknames for each other.
by David Peters - Random House
A superbly illustrated book of the biggest animals, both living and extinct, that have inhabited the world. The animals are drawn to scale, as are the humans included in each picture to show proportion. This makes any number of comparisons possible.
by Mary Elting - Harvey House
People have always been able to work and build wonderful things, using just their muscles. And they can do a very great deal more when they use their brains, too. They can invent machines to make work thousands of times easier and faster.