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Physics Books

Meet one of the world's most influential scientists. Construct a compass and a flashlight. Find out how to pop through a wormhole. And further explore physics with these 10 kid-friendly titles.

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Nobody's Perfect

Perfection certainly wasn't something to strive for, according to Einstein. In fact, he believed that messing up was a part of being successful—an idea that, itself, has proven relevance.

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Space and Time

Do you know how to describe where you are in the fourth dimension? Or what it would take to turn a rabbit into a black hole? Explore the fascinating nature of space and time.

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Jesup Revisited

In the past century, how much has life changed in the North Pacific? Explore this question with photographs on display in eight regional museums in the Russian far east.

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Saving Species

Take a world-wide tour of biodiversity. You'll meet mollusks in the reefs off the Bahamas, the aye-aye in the tropical forests of Madagascar, and the clever mimic-ant spider that lives in Australia.

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It Takes All Kinds to Make a World

The ocean's one diverse place—with alga so tiny that 10 million can fit in a single teaspoon to whales longer than three school buses. Take the surfboard challenge, and ride the waves of biodiversity!

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Work the System!

Did you know that forests with leaves above the water can grow in the ocean? Grab the magical magnifying glass, and see how many different plants and animals you can find in this virtual mangrove swamp. 

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Ocean Creature Feature

To survive in the icy Pacific, a sea otter has about a million hairs in every square inch of its fur. Now, that's dense! Take a close look at ocean adaptations while boosting your OLogy card collection.

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Dive Into Worlds Within the Sea

Which squirmy little creatures does the spiny lobster eat? Can you spot the weird greenish glow on the belly of the cookie-cutter shark? Show off your good thinking with a game of good linking.

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What's the Big Idea About Astronomy?

Huge distances, gigantic sizes, and long periods of time—astronomy is a BIG subject. We've brought learning about it down to size with this look at the big ideas you need to know. 

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