Did you know that popular cola drinks are bottled, produced, and sold in countries all over the world? Readers will be introduced to the history of cola drinks and learn how American cola companies produce their soft drinks and sell them worldwide.
You eat salt everyday, but did you know that only 20% of the world's salt is consumed as food? Read this book to learn more about how salt is harvested, its other uses, and why wars have been fought over this common, yet important, mineral.
Did you know that gasoline is made from petroleum that is extracted from deep inside Earth? And that the government of Saudi Arabia owns the world's largest petroleum corporation? Read this book to find out more about how petroleum is turned into gasoline and how that gasoline ends up in the tank of cars around the world.
Alexander Graham Bell couldn't possibly have imagined that one day people the world over would be able to call someone on telephone smaller than the palms of their hands. Readers will discover how cell phone technology has emerged as a global phenomenon, connecting people all over the world to one another.
Walk down the street of just about any city in the world and you will see someone listening to music on an MP3 player. This book will introduce readers to the history behind the development of MP3 Players and take them on a journey to companies around the world where they are manufactured.
You probably use a pencil almost every day. Did you know that the 'lead' in pencil is really a mineral called graphite? And that China and Mexico are two countries with large graphite deposits? Read this book to learn more about how pencils are manufactured and how they end up in the hands of people in countries around the globe.
Which athletic shoe is right for you? Readers will learn about the materials that go into athletic shoes and how athletic shoes are produced and sold to millions of people all around the world.