Describes how electricity is produced and transported from the power plant into homes and offices.
This title examines an important historic event, the Hindenburg Disaster. Readers will learn the background of airships, Germany's Count Zeppelin's push to build airships, and the planning, building, and tragic explosion of the Hindenburg. Also covered are the key players, the investigation of the disaster, and the event's impact on future airship developments. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.
This title examines an important time in U.S. history - the U.S. Industrial Revolution. Compelling text explores the background of the revolution, its economic and social effects, and the key people involved. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Today, many general contractors specialize in environmentally-friendly construction methods. Green buildings use less energy and are often made with recycled materials. Readers will learn about the people who specialize in this type of construction and how they can prepare for a career in this cutting edge field.
Social Networks have become part of life in the 21st Century. This book looks at the growth of social networks and the role innovation has played in their development.
This title provides information on Coal as a source of energy. It highlights the positives and negatives of coal and discusses clean coal technology.
The importance of plants and our dependence on them not only for food but also for our clean air and water are discussed in this title. How crops and plants have been genetically modified to resist disease and insects. The impact humans have on our Earth and what we can do to reduce the use of our nonrenewable resources are discussed