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This November, thrill your students with these amazing stories.


Discover how adaptations allow cheetahs to survive in the wild.


Travel to northern Europe to see how water, wind, and gravity have shaped mystical islands.


Soar with a pilot as he uses the forces of motion to fly solo around the world.


Vol. 14 No. 2 DEVELOPMENT TEAM


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Cover: golden eagle 08/14/QGL/1 ISBN: 9781305471825


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