The bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and The 37th Parallel tells the fascinating Jurassic Park-like story of the genetic restoration of an extinct species—the woolly mammoth. “Paced like a thriller…Woolly reanimates history and breathes new life into the narrative of nature” (NPR). With his “unparalleled” (Booklist, starred review) writing, Ben Mezrich takes us on an exhilarating and true adventure story from the icy terrain of Siberia to the cutting-edge genetic labs of Harvard University. A group of scientists work to make fantasy reality by splicing DNA from frozen woolly mammoth into the DNA of a modern elephant. Will they be able to turn the hybrid cells into a functional embryo and potentially bring the extinct creatures to our modern world? Along with this team of brilliant scientists, a millionaire plans to build the world’s first Pleistocene Park and populate a huge tract of the Siberian tundra with ancient herbivores as a hedge against an environmental ticking time bomb that is hidden deep within the permafrost. More than a story of genetics, this is a thriller illuminating the real-life race against global warming, of the incredible power of modern technology, of the brave fossil hunters who battle polar bears and extreme weather conditions, and the ethical quandary of cloning extinct animals. This “rollercoaster quest for the past and future” (Christian Science Monitor) asks us if we can right the wrongs of our ancestors who hunted the woolly mammoth to extinction and at what cost?
Subtitle in pre-publication: The true story of the de-extinction of one of history's most iconic creatures.
Foreword Starred Review With whimsical illustrations, a child describes the many ways in which her woolly mammoth is one of the world’s best pets, accompanying her everywhere and sharing her daily activities with keen enthusiasm and loving gentleness. And when her mammoth gets a little frightened—on a roller coaster ride or in her dark bedroom at night—our brave narrator comforts her pet and bucks up his courage. On the last page of this warm and reassuring picture book, we see at last that Woolly is a stuffed animal—leading us to ask, who has been comforting whom? Fountas & Pinnell Level J
The perfect way to introduce children to the joy of having a special time with God at night right before they close their sleepy eyes. A case-bound padded board book from the Really Woolly® brand by DaySpring® with devotions and prayers that center on various aspects of God’s shepherd-like love for us with themes of The Shepherd . . . listens, cares, loves, promises, watches, rescues, sings, smiles, guides, teaches, blesses, encourages, understands, shines, forgives, comforts, chooses, plans, and creates. Little ones will love the charming Really Woolly® illustrations, engaging verse, and Scripture that show how much God loves and cares for them. Prayer starters encourage children to talk to God. Meets national education standards.
Introduces noted Bible stories, including those of the Creation, Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Samson, David, Daniel, Jonah, the Nativity and other events from the life of Jesus, the parable of the Good Samaritan, and the Resurrection. On board pages.
Things can get a bit messy when you try to wash a woolly mammoth. Follow this step-by-step guide to successfully clean up your hairy friend. Be forewarned! A mammoth's tummy is terribly tickly. Young readers and parents alike will appreciate this hilarious bath time adventure from Michelle Robinson and Kate Hindley.
Introduces the physical characteristics, habitat, and behavior of the prehistoric mammal.
Moths of the family Arctiidae, with their brilliant coloration, spectacular courtship rituals, and bizarre defenses, are wonders of the natural world. Unpalatable by virtue of secondary chemicals acquired from their hostplants, these moths advertise their defenses by their coloration and often mimic butterflies, wasps, bees, stinkbugs, and even cockroaches. They have ears with which they hear the echolocation of bats, and some answer with aposematic warnings, while some may jam the bats' sonar. This book, the first written on this fascinating group, documents how tiger moths and woolly bears-the adults and larvae of the Arctiidae-flourish in a world rife with predators, parasites, and competitors. The contributing authors' accounts, each written by a recognized expert in the field, weave together seminal studies on phylogeny and behavior, natural history, chemical communication, mate choice and sexual selection, chemical ecology, parasite-host relationships, self medication, animal orientation, predator-prey interactions, mimicry, adaptive coloration, speciation, biodiversity, and more.
A boy discovers an imaginary animal in his back yard, but his mother does not believe it is there.
Did you know... that wooly mammoths were plant eaters? that they lived during the Ice Age, protected by their thick coats and layers of fat? that their bones were used to make shelters, jewelry and even musical instruments? Follow Aliki back thousands of years, to the time of the wooly mammoths--the ancestors of today's modern elephants. Learn about how they lived, what they ate and how they struggled to survival against their greatest enemy--humans. And find out what the wooly mammoth can teach us about the world we live in today. Travel back thousands of years to explore the exciting world of woolly mammoths. Learn how they lived, what they ate, and how they struggled to survive against their greatest enemy—humans. This revised edition includes text revisions and bold new illustrations, which bring new life to this backlist classic. ‘A fascinating glimpse of woolly mammoths and the cave dwellers who hunted them.’ — Starred Review/School Library Journal
We translated the cutest Japanese patterns we could find to bring you the appeal of authentic Japanese content with the ease of English instruction. The result is such a treat. With Woolly Embroidery, learn how to add stunning designs to clothes and home accessories using simple crewel, stump work, canvas work, and other embroidery techniques. And it's so easy to pick up. If you can sew a button, you can embroider—it doesn't involve any complicated patterns or grids, just forgivingly freeform stitching. All you need is a needle and some wool thread. Helpful illustrations explain more than 30 decorative stitches so you can follow the instructions and color guides exactly or improvise your own motifs. With dozens of photographs to inspire, you'll want to embellish everything in your world-handbags, couch cushions, a sewing kit case, and so much more.
Woolly is a small woolly bear caterpillar who thinks big until a question of his identity is raised. In combination with an unfortunate event that involves what marks him as an outsider, Woolly faces a dilemma every child faces in life. With the help of his two friends Neil the Snail and Lydia the Ladybug, Woolly takes a journey to find his place in the world. It takes nothing less than a bee royalty, a vegetarian sparrow and a mysterious advisor to make him realize his purpose. Unfortunately, someone loses a whisker along the way but there is a happy ending. This is a story about loss, friendship, growing up, but it is mostly a story about bravery. Bravery, to face your own fears and then face the world. It is a story about standing proud and tall because of who you are, no matter what everyone else thinks.
"Explore the woolly mammoth, its physical characteristics, when and where it lived, how it lived, what other animals lived alongside it, and how we know this"--Provided by publisher.
Woolly monkeys are large, attractive and widespread primates found throughout many parts of the Amazon basin. It is only in the last twenty-five years or so that long-term studies of woollies in their forest habitat have been successful; they have not generally been successfully kept in captivity. But now, especially because of their size, these creatures are pressed on all sides by bush meat hunters and forest fragmentation. Their future is becoming critically precarious and the editors feel that it is time to showcase these animals with a full book. The editors draw together a number of recent woolly monkey studies from three Amazonian countries, including five taxa of woolly monkeys, four of which have recently been reclassified without using new biological criteria as species rather than subspecies (Groves, 2001, 2005; Rylands & Mittermeier, 2009). This volume provides a diversity of studies by well-known researchers and advanced students on a wide range of subjects using newly generated data, including a criticism of the recent taxonomic changes. The varied information contained within The Woolly Monkey: Behavior, Ecology, Systematics and Captive Research will help readers understand these handsome animals and will, we hope, energize them to contribute to their conservation.
Describes the anatomy of life of the woolly mammoths as well as why they became extinct.
Counting down from twelve to one, cuddle up with your children and show them that God sends the many blessings around us! This padded board book from the Really Woolly®brand by Dayspring® is the perfect way to teach your children about different ways that God blesses them. The lyrical, rhyming text counts down from twelve blessings to one, reminding little ones that God sends blessings because He loves them. Each blessing includes scripture from the International Children’s Bible® and a prayer to connect the blessings they see around them to God. Soft, adorable Really Woolly illustrations are a favorite of kids and moms alike. Other books in the Really Woolly line regularly appear on bestseller lists and have sold over 775,000 copies. Really Woolly products are Dayspring’s bestselling children’s brand. Meets national education standards.
Jenny and Lucas are two young children living a life in the shadows. Lucas finds Jenny interesting and believes that Jenny is here on Earth for a reason. Join them on their journey of discovering that if you believe in magic and have destiny on your side, wishes can become reality. They both have a sad past, a strange present, and a wonderful future waiting for them. They just have to believe in magic. Live the dream!