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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on October 31, 2022 at 10:38 AM by Genesis Gaule
Join us on Tuesday, November 8 @ 5:30 pm for the opening reception of Arts for Vets: In Memoriam--An art exhibit featuring the work of deceased veterans. More information...
Poster Girl by Veronica Roth
Sonya, former poster girl for the Delegation, has been imprisoned for ten years when an old enemy comes to her with a deal: find a missing girl who was stolen from her parents by the old regime, and earn her freedom.
Science Fiction ROTH
The Alpha Female Wolf by Rick McIntyre
The Fierce Legacy of Yellowstone's 06 // In his latest book, award-winning author and renowned wolf researcher Rick McIntyre turns his spotting scope on 06 and more remarkable female wolves, telling the dramatic true story of five generations of female leaders in Yellowstone National Park. As Rick shows us, female wolves, not their male counterparts, play the most pivotal roles in pack life. They choose who may mate with them and where their pack will hunt and raise pups. They negotiate treaties and fiercely defend their families. The only opponent they cannot defeat is a human with a gun.
Rust in the Root by Justina Ireland
Laura and Skylark are sent off on their first mission together into the heart of the country's oldest and most mysterious Blight, and they discover the work of mages not encountered since the darkest period in America's past, when Black mages were killed for their power.
Young Adult IRELAND
The Night Ship by Jess Kidd
1989: A lonely boy named Gil is sent to live off the coast of Western Australia among the seasonal fishing community where his late mother once resided. There, on the tiny reef-shrouded island, he discovers the story of an infamous shipwreck.
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Tag(s): zoology, young adult fiction, shipwrecks, science fiction, nonfiction, National Parks, missing persons, magic, fiction, dystopias, conservation, book notes, animals
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on September 23, 2022 at 9:39 AM by Genesis Gaule
"Much of human behavior can be explained by watching the wild beasts around us. They are constantly teaching us things about ourselves and the way of the universe, but most people are too blind to watch and listen."- Suzy Kassem, “Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem”
Upon this planet we call home, one can find a great multitude of forms of life. From the birds in the sky to the creatures beneath the waves, the creatures that move upon the earth to the ones that move below it. They are everywhere. Some can be seen in certain places around the world more than others. One of these places is none other than the Australian continent.
It doesn’t take long for those who visit Australia to see that it has such a wide variety of unique creatures. Birds like the Emu and the Cassowary roam the land, while in the sky the Splendid Fairy-wren and the Tawny Frogmouths take flight.
Alongside the Emu and Cassowary, the land is roamed by creatures such as the Dingo and the Kangaroo; and in the trees the koala makes its home.
While the waters of the continent are host to fish such as the Eel-tailed catfish and the Australian grayling, other creatures like the ever-unique Platypus can be found at times in the waters of Australia and Tasmania.
Reptiles roam the continent from waters to the desert inlands: the Skink to the Crocodile to the ever venomous Coastal taipan. Life is everywhere.
Yet like so many other places in the world, many of the creatures of Australia face the constant threat of extinction. Though this is beginning to change with the advances of modern science. In August of 2022, it was announced that the University of Melbourne will partner with a Texas-based Biotechnology company in the effort to bring back the extinct Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) (source).
The continent of Australia has many wondrous creatures that call it home. The sounds echo throughout the mountains and valleys, constantly reaffirming that life is bountiful there. Keep watch for the next blog post in this series, where it will be based on the creatures of Antarctica.
“We don’t own the planet Earth, we belong to it. And we must share it with our wildlife.”- Steve Irwin
More in this Series: Part 1: North America | Part 2: South America | Part 3: Europe | Part 4: Asia
Tag(s): zoology, wildlife, Cody Rasmussen, Australia, article, animals
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on September 6, 2022 at 10:56 AM by Genesis Gaule
Come and enjoy the River Forks Watercolor Society Art Exhibit: Autumn Colors! The opening reception will be Monday, September 12 @ 5:30 pm. More information...
Bundt Cake Bliss by Susanna Short
Delicious desserts from Midwest kitchens // Foodie Susanna Short brings back the beautiful bundts of yesteryear with mouthwatering, kitchen-tested recipes for busy families, elegant entertainers, and confection connoisseurs everywhere in this book.
Knitting the National Parks by Nancy Bates
63 easy-to-follow designs for beautiful beanies inspired by the US national parks // Capture the majesty each national park offers with original beanie patterns created by knitting designer and outdoor enthusiast Nancy Bates.
Around the World in 80 Birds by Mike Unwin
Many birds come steeped in folklore and myth, some are national emblems and a few have inspired scientific revelation or daring conservation projects. Each has a story to tell that sheds a light on our relationship with the natural world and reveals just how deeply birds matter to us.
Vintage Cakes by Julie Richardson
A Memoir // Cakes are central to the way we celebrate traditions and this guide to those in the "vintage" category will appeal to any baker who appreciates having fool-proof recipes at their fingertips or wants to rekindle a love affair with the classics.
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Tag(s): nonfiction, knitting, cookbooks, book notes, birds, baking, arts and crafts, animals