Homes are not just lived in. From a windmill to a lighthouse, this exciting title portrays homes that, quite literally, work. Introducing simple engineering concepts, this book encourages students to be creative and think outside the box.
Explains the five main types of mountains--fold, fault-block, dome, volcanic, and plateau--and describes how they provide valuable resources for people, farming, mining, and tourism. Reading Essentials in Science.
What will houses look like in the future? From space stations to pod living, this innovative title examines how architects design and plan for the world of tomorrow. Readers put concepts to work when they design their own home based around a unique shape.
Ideal for students living in an urban area, colorful illustrations and humorous characters outline the steps needed to build towering homes. Building big and building up, students learn about problems and solutions encountered by engineers and architects.
A bolt of lightning creates a spark that instantly turns a tree into a ball of flames. The fire quickly spreads in the remote forest. Overhead, specially trained firefighters leap out of a plane into the forest. They carefully tug on their parachute straps to avoid the blaze and the rising smoke. After landing, the smoke jumpers immediately get to work battling the giant fire. In Smoke Jumpers, dramatic, true stories will keep readers turning the pages as they learn firsthand how these tough, brave firefighters use their strength, quick thinking, and expert skills to battle deadly blazes. In addition, readers will go behind the scenes to learn how smoke jumpers train for their job so that they are ready to spring into action at a moments notice.
Costa Rica, which means Rich Coast, is aptly named. Its long coastlines, bordering the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, have some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. Young readers will learn about Costa Ricas booming ecotourism, the daily life and cuisine, and the peaceful, laid-back nature of its people. Blastoff! Series
Denmark has consistently been ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world. It has a high standard of living, an impressive literacy rate, and an industrious economy. In this title, discover more about a land famous for its fairy tales, innovative culture, and lively people. Blastoff! Series