A sailor boy named Nick travels the uncharted world of the late 1700s in this illustrated account of the historic three-year voyage of the British vessel Endeavour and its captain, James Cook.
A brief exploration of what cave explorers do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of exploring caves such as Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave.
An elementary exploration of canyons, focusing on the geological evidence that helps explain how and where they form and spotlighting famous examples, such as Arizona’s Grand Canyon.
A kindergarten-level introduction to grasslands, covering their climate, plant and animal life, and such defining features as their varied grasses.
A young explorer’s introduction to Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park, covering its geyser-filled landscape, plants, animals such as bison, and activities such as camping and fishing.
A young explorer’s introduction to California and Nevada’s Death Valley National Park, covering its desert landscape, plants, animals such as desert tortoises, and activities such as bird-watching.
A simple exploration of snow, examining how these icy flakes of precipitation develop, the ways in which snow can be used and enjoyed, and the problems snow can cause.
A simple exploration of thunderstorms, examining how these warm-weather storms develop, the relationship between lightning and thunder, and the damage thunderstorms can cause.
A simple exploration of tornadoes, examining how these spinning storms develop, how scientists watch for them and measure their strength, and the damage "twisters" can cause.
A simple exploration of hurricanes, examining how these massive sea storms develop, how scientists watch for them and measure their strength, and the damage hurricanes can cause.
A simple exploration of clouds, examining how these large masses of water vapor develop, the different forms they take at varying altitudes, and the problems clouds can cause.