4. Age: 12+ | Science Books For Kids - Best Of 2011
Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World’s Wildlife (Paperback)

Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World's WildlifeFor: Grades 3 to adult / Ages 8 to adults
Subject: Animals
Rating: 5 stars (67 reviewers)
Price: $29.95
Page: 624 PAGES
By: David Burnie (Author), Don E. Wilson (Editor)

A book for everyone, young like old. This book will appeal to everyone who like to read about animals. With descriptive pictures, this book will even appeal to the younger ones who can’t read yet but can appreciate the beautiful wildlife illustrations from all around the world.  This book is an amazing reference on animals and contains detailed information. Your child will enjoy exploring all the scientific and technical informative topics that relates to animals and their environment. And we can assure, mom, dad, grandma and grandpa will also find their share of interest into that huge amount of information and facts about wildlife. This book certainly stands apart from all other books for animals, and will serve as a main reference book about animal for your child for the coming years. Everybody simply loves this book! If your child has a fascination with animals, this book has more species and pictures of animals than they can ever dream of. A book that will fill your child imagination for years. With over 600 pages and costing under $30, this is The animal book to give your child this coming Christmas.

Amazon.com Review
Over 2,000 species, from the tiny spider mite to the massive blue whale, are profiled in DK’s astonishingly wonderful Animal, produced in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution and more than 70 expert zoologists. To call this book “profusely illustrated” is to seriously underrepresent page after page of breathtaking photos capturing each creature in sharp images, thrumming with life. Even the page borders are covered with collages of animal skins to indicate (more…)

The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (James H. Silberman Books)

The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (James H. Silberman Books)
For: Age 15 to adults
Subject: Human biology, psychology
Rating: 4.5 stars (158 reviews)
Price: $16.00
Page: 448 pages
By: Norman Doidge

From Publishers Weekly
For years the doctrine of neuroscientists has been that the brain is a machine: break a part and you lose that function permanently. But more and more evidence is turning up to show that the brain can rewire itself, even in the face of catastrophic trauma: essentially, the functions of the brain can be strengthened just like a weak muscle. Scientists have taught a woman with damaged inner ears, who for five years had had “a sense of perpetual falling,” to rega (more…)

Made for Each Other: The Biology of the Human-Animal Bond (Merloyd Lawrence Book) (Hardcover)

Made for Each Other: The Biology of the Human-Animal Bond (Merloyd Lawrence Book)
For: Age 12 to adults
Subject: Animals
Rating: 5 stars (9 reviews)
Price: $26.00
Page: 312 pages
By: Meg Daley Olmert

From Booklist
Many people will attest to the happiness pets bring, but few are aware of the neurochemical basis. In one of those delectably synergistic books that tie together threads of science, history, and everyday life, Olmert explains the evolutionary processes behind what E. O. Wilson calls biophilia, our love and need for animals. The complex story begins with the hormone oxytocin. First identified as the agent for labor contractions and breast-feeding, oxytocin is now recogn (more…)

Janice Vancleave’s A+ Projects: Winning Experiments For Science Fair (School & Library Binding)

Janice Vancleave's A+ Projects In Astronomy: Winning Experiments For Science Fai
For: Grades 6-10 / Ages 10-15
Subject: Astronomy, Space
Rating: 5 stars (4 reviews)
Price: $14.95
Page: 160 pages
By: Janice VanCleave

Whether your favorite middle or high-school student is interested in the demonstrating the greenhouse effect (with shoeboxes, soil, and plastic food wrap), sympathetic vibration (with a couple of soda bottles), or the breathing rate of goldfish, former science teacher Janice VanCleave provides helpful advice for designing experiments to impress judges at the science fair. In the first section, the author explains the importance of understanding the scientific method, selecting a topic, identifying its category, research, overview, experimental data, project summaries, the display, and presentation and evaluation. The second part of the book offers project ideas for 35 science fair topics within the categories of astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics (more…)

Universe (Hardcover)

Universe
For: Grade 8 and over / Age 13 and older
Subject: Astronomy, Space
Rating: 5 stars (54 reviews)
Price: N/A
Page: 512 pages
By: Martin Rees (editor)

From Booklist
*Starred Review* Notable for its outstanding color illustrations, this work was written by a team of astronomers and science writers in language accessible to high-school students and the general reader. The topically arranged entries range in length from a short paragraph to several pages. This book should be of interest to anyone who appreciates the wonders of the universe and would enjoy a beautifully illustrated guided tour by experts.The volume is divided into th (more…)

Janice VanCleave’s Biology For Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work

Janice VanCleave's Biology For Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work (Science for Every Kid Series)
For: Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-13
Subject: Biology / Activity book
Rating: 4.5 stars (3 reviews)
Price: $12.95
Page: 240 pages
By: Janice VanCleave

What’s the effect of osmosis on a raisin? How is water transported through plant stems? What’s the best way to grow penicillin? How are butterflies different from moths? Now you can discover answers to these and other fascinating questions about biologythe study of living organisms. In Biology for Every Kid, you’ll learn how to talk with fireflies, watch bacteria wage war in a glass of milk, discover how to tell the temperature by counting cricket chirps, and fi (more…)

Basher Science: Periodic Table (Paperback)

Basher Science: Periodic Table
For: Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12
Subject: Chemistry
Rating: 5 stars (18 reviews)
Price: $8.99
Page: 128 pages
By: Adrian Dingle & Simon Basher

From Booklist
The scope and qualities of this unique book are summed up better in its subtitle than in its title. While Dingle does little to explain the periodic table, he shows all the elements of the periodic table on a chart with very original graphics and spotlights 64 of the elements for closer examination on single pages or double-page spreads. Placed against a list including an element’s symbol, atomic number, atomic weight, color, standard state, and classification, the (more…)

Science books for kids : Age – 11+
[Science is] a great game. It is inspiring and refreshing. The playing field is the universe itself.
Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898-1988) U. S. physicist. Nobel prize 1944.

Animals

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Animals (Discovering Careers for Your Future)

$21.95
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Animal Migration (Animal Behavior)

$32.95 $31.14
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Gorilla Mountain: The Story of Wildlife Biologist Amy Vedder

$31.50 $22.33
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Fossil Fish Found Alive: Discovering the Coelacanth

$17.95 $13.46
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Human Biology

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American Medical Association Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Teen

$12.95 $9.97
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Cycle Savvy: The Smart Teen’s Guide to the Mysteries of Her Body

$14.95 $10.17
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The Teenage Human Body Operator’s Manual

$11.95
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101 Questions About Sleep And Dreams: That Kept You Awake Nights…Until Now

$30.60
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Astronomy and Space

older-space-the-starsThe Stars
$11.99 $9.40
older-space-nightwatch-a-practical-guideNightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe
$35.00 $23.10
older-space-biggest-explosions-in-the-universeThe Biggest Explosions in the Universe
$34.99 $27.75
older-space-women-astronomersWomen Astronomers: Reaching for the Stars
$16.95 $13.22
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Nature

older-nature-my-life-with-the-chimpanzeesMy Life with the Chimpanzees
$6.99
older-nature-generation-greenGeneration Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life
$10.99 $8.61
older-nature-the-mount-st-helens-volcanic-eruptionsThe Mount St. Helens Volcanic Eruptions (Environmental Disasters)
$35.00
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Midnight Forests: A Story Of Gifford Pinchot And Our National Forests

$16.95
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