A look at a common food chain on a North American prairie, introducing the bluestem grass that starts the chain, the badger that sits atop the chain, and various animals in between.
A look at a common food chain in the Rocky Mountains, introducing the ponderosa pine tree that starts the chain, the mountain lion that sits atop the chain, and various animals in between.
You don't have to live in the Great Bear Rainforest to benefit from its existence, but after you read Nowhere Else on Earth you might want to visit this magnificent part of the planet. Environmental activist Caitlyn Vernon guides young readers through a forest of information, sharing her personal stories, her knowledge and her concern for this beautiful place. Full of breathtaking photographs and suggestions for ways to preserve this unique ecosystem, Nowhere Else on Earth is a timely and inspiring reminder that we need to stand up for our wild places before they are gone.
In this adventurous title, readers learn all about plate tectonics! A brief history of Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift introduces readers to the development of plate tectonics and how it helped form the Earth we know today. Through colorful images, helpful charts and graphs, and easy-to-read text, readers will discover such fascinating topics as magnetic pole reversal, divergent and convergent plate boundaries, the ocean-continental division, and the San Andreas Fault. A captivating lab activity is featured to encourage children to further explore geology!
Earth's surface is always changing and scientists study landforms to learn about these changes. Destructive forces like earthquakes and volcanoes are discussed as well as weathering and erosion from water runoffs. Readers will learn about some of the most famous and majestic landforms in existence, like the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Angel Falls, Mount Fuji, and Columbia River Gorge, through stunning images, easy-to-read text, fascinating sidebars, and supporting glossary and index. An engaging lab activity is featured to encourage readers to further explore how landforms occur!
Humanity’s impact on the natural world can have disastrous effects. Coral Reef Collapse shines a light on the death of coral reefs around the world. With abundant charts and diagrams and large-format photos, this title explores the science behind ocean acidity and rising ocean temperatures to explain the threats facing coral reefs, and considers actions people and governments can take to try to improve the situation. Features include a flow chart showing the disaster’s causes and effects, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
The Earth system comprises diverse components that interact in complex ways. Earth science includes the study of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, oceans, and biosphere, as well as the solid earth. The reproducible activity pages supplement earth science textbooks with stand-alone or coordinate one-page lessons. Sample activities include: Cenozoic Era, Comparing Types of Rocks, Eclipses, Formation of Coal, Glacial Landforms, Global Heat Budget, How Minerals Form, Igneous Rocks, Waves, and More!
This title examines a devastating historic event - the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Compelling text describes the scene of the powerful earthquake and its aftermath, including efforts to rescue survivors, provide medical attention, and rebuild the affected areas. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, glossary, bibliography, and index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
This title examines an important event in history- the Endurance expedition. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores events leading up to the expedition, how the men survived it, and Sir Ernest Shackleton and other key people involved. Features include a table of contents, a 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.
This title examines an important historic event - the March 11, 2011, earthquake that spawned a devastating tsunami in Japan. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the dual disaster that resulted in thousands of deaths and left many people homeless. This book also details the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant near Japan's northeast coast and the recovery efforts following the disasters. Features include a table of contents, a 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.
Describes the events leading up to and including the hurricane that became the most deadly natural disaaster in U.S. history.
Explores the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and how that event has sculpted societies, the sciences, and politics.
Explores the Titanic and how that event has sculpted societies, the sciences, and politics.
This title examines an important historic event, the Dust Bowl. Readers will learn the history of the United States leading up to the Dust Bowl, key players and happenings in the Dust Bowl, and the event's effect on society. Color photos, detailed maps, 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. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company. Grades 6-9.