Out of Thin Air: A Story of Big Trees - Interactive Read Aloud Edition
How Do Giant Sequoia Trees Grow? - An Engaging Introduction to Science Concepts.
Nancy Muleady-Mecham & Robert E. Muleady
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Ranger Eileen explains to park visitors how and why Sequoia trees grow. She covers nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen and carbon, the purpose of leaves and the layers within a tree trunk. The book is aimed at elementary through middle schoolers with clear bright full page illustrations opposite each page of text. Children can touch the words on the illustrations to learn more.
"Giant Sequoias are unique and special inhabitants of the Sierra Nevada mountains from Sequoia National Park, Yosemite National Park, Calaveras Big Trees State Park and beyond. Out of Thin Air is an excellent introduction to the important role trees have to earth and to the global ecosystem of the planet."
- Mary Anne Carlton, M.A., Park Ranger, Sequoia National Park
"I challenge you to pick up a copy of Out of Thin Air and further challenge you to put it down! In my career of bringing nature to children and adults through wildflower and field trips, I found this a great way of introducing trees to all. I thoroughly enjoyed it."
- Stephen K. Stocking, author of Wildflowers of Sequoia and King's Canyon National Parks
"Out of Thin Air clearly illustrates the complex chemical and biological processes that are necessary to grow a Big Tree. Teachers will find this to be an excellent tool that will engage their students interest in new science concepts using the big trees as a real world example. I highly recommend this book to any teacher who is planning to bring their students on a field trip to visit the Giant Sequoias."
- Wendy Harrison, Interpreter, Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Content available in Read Aloud format with professional narration.
Text content is searchable.
Touch and listen annotated text on illustrations.
Glossary available in Read Aloud format.
About the Author:
The author of two collections of real life stories from her career as a Park Ranger and Paramedic, Nancy Muleady-Mecham uses her Interpretive Ranger skills as a docent at Calaveras Big Tree State Park now when she's not a ski-patrol EMT or working as an Emergency Department nurse.