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LOCAL AUTHORS (Circulating book):

The Amazing Journey of Johnny Thumbnail by John Spaziani.

The Amazing Journey of Johnny Thumbnail is a children’s nature book that helps kids understand the importance of preserving our environment. Follow along with tiny Johnny Thumbnail as he journeys with animal friends to find someone who can help him save the environment and natural world.

BIOGRAPHIES (Reference)

If you’d like to check this title out, we do have circulating copies here:

Life in the Treetops by Margaret Lowman

Forest canopies have been characterized as one of the last biotic frontiers on Earth: tree crowns have been difficult to study scientifically because access to them has been so challenging. During the past two decades, however, methods for canopy access have greatly improved. In this book a pioneer canopy scientist describes the mysteries of the treetops―their inhabitants, flowers and fruits, growth and mortality, patterns of diversity, and plant and animal interactions. Margaret Lowman writes about different canopy access techniques in conjunction with the scientific hypotheses she was addressing while using each one. She also portrays the life of a field biologist from a woman’s perspective: what it was like to juggle a demanding career with marriage, housewifery, motherhood, and single parenthood.
The chapters are organized chronologically, starting with Lowman’s early days with ropes in Australia and progressing to the use of a cherry picker to access the canopies of eucalypt trees while she was pregnant, research by hot-air balloon in Africa, and building treetop walkways in the temperate forests of Massachusetts and in the tropical rain forests of Belize. The book also includes a lovely array of line drawings and halftones.

 

 

YEARBOOKS (Reference):

Southside High School 1946 yearbook

Southside High School Class of 1947 50th Reunion

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Local History (Reference):

Railroads Remembered by Ian G. Mackenzie

This book describes the history of almost every railroad company that ever operated between 1829 and today in western New York and western Pennsylvania.

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