Diane Swanson

The Cedar Club Forest Detectives
Author: Diane Swanson
Format:Paperback
, 2009
  • The Cedar Club Forest Detectives introduces readers to the fabulous rainforests of British Columbia and the Pacific-Northwest. It shows how plants and animals interact and adapt themselves to the forest. It shows how living things depend on non-living things, such as water, light and soil. The book also presents examples of fossil forest life, First Nations’ uses of forests and the ways people harm-and help-the forest. By the end of the book, Andrew, Karen and Nick want to help care for the forest. They find a way.

    The Nature Detective Series is a set of five books and five teacher’s guides, developed specifically to address learning outcomes in the new national science curriculum, it is an essential addition to your classes grade collection.

    Written by award winning BC author, Diane Swanson, the Nature Detectives Series tells the stories of groups of adventurous nature detectives as they discover the life in five different ecosystems; westcoast rainforest, seashore, wetland, grassland and river. These enjoyable books provide primary teachers with a language-based resource from which science and language arts can be extended across the curriculum.

    The books also present examples of fossil life, traditional First Nations uses of ecosystems and the ways people harm and help the environment. Teacher’s Guide available.

    Table of Contents

    Each text includes:
    • an examination of the diversity of plants and animals
    • how plants and animals have adapted themselves to their environment
    • how plants and animals interact with each other
    • an examination of the life cycles of specific plants and animals
    • a comparison of fossils with plants and animals
    • a look at the causes and effects of extinction and endangerment of plants and animals
    • information about First Nations’ use of plants and animals in each ecosystem
    • glossary and index

    48 pp, full color illustrations, glossary, index

    Level: Grades 3-4

$9.95

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The Central School Seashore Detectives
Author: Diane Swanson
Format:Paperback
, 1997
  • The Central School Seashore Detective introduces readers to the super seashores of British Columbia and the Pacific-Northwest. It shows how plants and animals interact and adapt themselves to the seashore. It shows how living things depend on non-living things, such as water, light and soil. The book also presents examples of fossil seashore life, First Nations uses of forests and the ways people harm-and help-the seashore. By the end of the book, Jay, Lisa, Adam and Fran want to help care for the seashore. They find a way

    Each text includes:
    • an examination of the diversity of plants and animals
    • how plants and animals have adapted themselves to their environment
    • how plants and animals interact with each other
    • an examination of the life cycles of specific plants and animals
    • a comparison of fossils with plants and animals
    • a look at the causes and effects of extinction and endangerment of plants and animals
    • information about First Nations’ use of plants and animals in each ecosystem
    • glossary and index

$9.95

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The Gibson Park Grassland Detectives
Author: Diane Swanson
Format:Paperback
, 1997
  • The Gibson Park Grasslands Detectives introduces readers to the great grasslands of British Columbia and the Pacific-Northwest. It shows how plants and animals interact and adapt themselves to the grassland. It shows how living things depend on non-living things, such as water, light and soil. The book also presents examples of fossil grassland life, First Nations’ uses of forests and the ways people harm-and help-the grassland. By the end of the book, Lynn, Mike and Christie want to help care for the grassland. They find a way.

    The Nature Detective Series is a set of five books and five teacher’s guides, developed specifically to address learning outcomes in the new national science curriculum, is an essential addition to your classes grade collection.

    Written by award winning BC author, Diane Swanson, the Nature Detectives Series tells the stories of groups of adventurous nature detectives as they discover the life in five different ecosystems; westcoast rainforest, seashore, wetland, grassland and river. These enjoyable books provide primary teachers with a language-based resource from which science and language arts can be extended across the curriculum.

    The books also present examples of fossil life, traditional First Nations uses of ecosystems and the ways people harm and help the environment. Teacher’s Guide available.

    Table of Contents

    Each text includes:
    • an examination of the diversity of plants and animals
    • how plants and animals have adapted themselves to their environment
    • how plants and animals interact with each other
    • an examination of the life cycles of specific plants and animals
    • a comparison of fossils with plants and animals
    • a look at the causes and effects of extinction and endangerment of plants and animals
    • information about First Nations’ use of plants and animals in each
    • ecosystem
    • glossary and index

    48 pp, full color illustrations, glossary, index

    Level: Grades 3-4

$9.95

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The Kingfisher Camp River Detectives
Author: Diane Swanson
Format:Paperback
, 1998
  • The Kingfisher Camp River Detectives shows how plants and animals interact and adapt themselves to the river. It shows how living things depend on non-living things, such as water, light, sand and gravel. Young children will take delight in discovering that;
    Black cottonwood trees thrive in damp riverbanks.
    Belted kingfishers dive into rivers after fish.
    Quartz in river sandstone is harder than a knife blade.
    Bears beat paths to waterfalls to catch salmon.
    The book also presents examples of river fossils, First Nations' uses of river life and the ways people harm and help the river.

$9.95

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The Sixth Street Wetlands Detectives
Author: Diane Swanson
Format:Paperback
, 2004
  • The Sixth Street Wetlands Detectives introduces readers to the wonderful wetlands. It shows how plants and animals interact and adapt themselves to the wetlands. It shows how living things depend on non-living things, such as water, light and soil. The book also presents examples of fossil wetlands life, First Nations' uses of wetlands and the ways people harm-and help-the wetlands. By the end of the book, Amy, Edward and Jill want to help care for the wetlands. They find a way.

$9.95

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Welcome to the World of Bears
Author: Diane Swanson
Format:Paperback
, 1997
  • Bears are amazing animals. This book captures them through color photographs and intriguing information by Diane Swanson.

    Polar bears can ski -- scooting down slopes on all four feet,
    Grizzlies can run faster that cars are allowed to travel in towns,
    Lazy black bears sometimes fish lying down -- they dangle a paw in the water and when a fish swims by, they scoop it out.



    About the series: Each book in the Welcome to the World of Series introduces children to wildlife through color photographs, lively description and amazing facts.

$6.95

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Welcome to the World of Beavers
Author: Diane Swanson
Format:Paperback
, 1999
  • The world of beavers is world of teeth -- four amazing front teeth that are constantly growing. Strong as chisels, the teeth allow beavers to eat bark, twigs, and leaves. The teeth are even strong enough to chomp through a thick trunk -- no saws required!

    About the series: Each book in the Welcome to the World of Series introduces children to wildlife through color photographs, lively description and amazing facts.

$6.95

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Welcome to the World of Foxes
Author: Diane Swanson
Format:Paperback
, 1998

  • What talents! Foxes can smell a rabbit hours after one has hopped by. Some can grip floating logs and "sail" to nearby islands. Gray foxes can even climb trees! If you thought a fox was just another pretty face, this book proves otherwise. From the frozen Arctic to the sweltering desert, Diane Swanson checks into these savvy animals and discovers the amazing things they do.

    About the series: Each book in the Welcome to the World of Series introduces children to wildlife through color photographs, lively description and amazing facts.

$6.95

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Welcome to the World of Moose
Author: Diane Swanson
Format:Paperback
, 1999
  • Welcome to the world of the massive moose! The largest members of the deer family, moose are full of fascinating talents. They can swim for two hours without resting and dive deep into lakes in search of water plants. They can even eat 23 kilograms (50 pounds) of food in a single day. From the tops of their antlers to the tips of their hoofs, this book reveals all sorts of amazing moose facts.

    About the series: Each book in the Welcome to the World of Series introduces children to wildlife through color photographs, lively description and amazing facts.

$6.95

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Welcome to the World of Spirit Bears
Author: Diane Swanson
Format:Paperback
, 2007
  • Explore the life and habitat of this legendary bear. The Spirit Bear is a unique subspecies of the North American black bear. It's neither a polar bear nor an albino, but a black bear that's white. Named the Spirit Bear by Native American tradition, which held that white bears were to be revered and protected, it is also known as the Kermode bear. It is found only in remote regions of British Columbia which, until recently, were in danger of being logged. The official mammal of the province, the Spirit Bear's peaceful nature and stunning beauty make it an important presence. About the series: Through full color wildlife photography and engaging text, Diane Swanson continues her acclaimed Welcome to the World of... series, which contains nearly 30 titles and inspires, fascinates and educates children.

$6.95

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