Climate is the average weather in an area over many years. This timely book looks at weather patterns around the world, the factors influencing climate, such as ocean currents and jet streams, and how climate is changing today. Children will learn how people and other living things in different places on Earth are being affected by climate change and what we can do to help reduce the damage.
This interesting book features an examination of the four major groups of fungi: yeasts, toadstools, chytrids, and bread molds. Special sections explore varieties that feed on dead and decaying matter, parasites, and species that form relationships with other species. Case histories involving fungi include penicillin and the fight against disease, and genetically modified (GM) products in food technology.
The plant kingdom contains more than 250,000 species. This colorful book describes the main groups of plants, including mosses, ferns, conifers, and flowering plants. Special sections highlight the role of plants in the environmentas producers in the food chain and producers of the worlds oxygenand their role in climate and the water cycle.
Pollination directly affects the food supply on Earth. Pollinators are threatened by pesticides, invasive species, and habitat destruction, but they are especially threatened by a lack of awareness about their importance. This informative book filled with stunning photographs will help children look at insects in a very different way.
This engaging title gives readers an up-close look at cirrus cloudsthe highest clouds in the sky. Readers will discover how and where these clouds form, how to identify them, and what kind of weather conditions are associated with these thin, wispy clouds.
Cumulus clouds look like puffy, cotton balls floating through the sky. Most cumulus clouds have flat grey bottoms and puffy white tops. Readers will discover how these clouds form, the different kinds of cumulus clouds, and the different kinds of weather associated with each.
This interesting title teaches young readers about stratus clouds. These low-forming clouds look like grey blankets covering the sky. Readers will discover how and where these clouds form, the different kinds of stratus clouds, and the weather conditions associated with this family of grey clouds.