This concise overview of the seven continents explains to children what a continent is and what factors make each continent unique, such as landforms, climate, animals, and people. Full-color photographs and age-appropriate maps accompany each brief examination of a continent.
Young readers will be astounded by the tiny organisms that live in soil, their ecological roles, and how they adapt to living there. Children will learn the value of even the smallest bacteria and be amazed by the impact that soil degradation has on an entire ecosystem.
Explore Australia and Oceania leads children on an exciting trip through Australia's beautiful and diverse landscapes. Considered both a country and a continent, amazing full-color photographs feature the Great Barrier Reef, the rugged Outback, and Australia's interesting and unique animals.
The continent of North America is home to more than 500 million people, beautiful plants and animals, and many spectacular sights! Explore North America uses easy-to-read maps to help children identify the countries in North America; the continent's mountains, islands, and other landforms; the Great Lakes and other bodies of water; the plant and animal life in its forest, grassland, and desert biomes.
Soil Erosion and How to Prvent It helps young readers see the real impact of erosion on all life. This intriguing book describes the processes of weathering, erosion, and deposition, the impact of erosion on plants and animals, and kid-friendly steps to preventing erosion.
Let the European expedition begin! Comprised of more than 40 countries, the continent of Europe is home to some of the most interesting landforms on Earth. Explore Europe features an amazing array of this continent's many peninsulas, mountain systems, bodies of water, and biomes including the tundra, steppes, forests, and their animals.
Children will enjoy finding out about different types of soils from different climates, what animals and plants live in these different soils, and just how valuable soil is to human life.
How Is Soil Made introduces children to the concepts of organic and inorganic parts of soil, the nutrient cycles of plants, and decomposition. Complex processes such as weathering, erosion, and deposition are also made easy to understand.
The need for safe sources of renewable energy has sent scientists underground to tap the natural heat produced by the Earth. Geothermal Energy: Using Earths Furnace describes the three different ways electricity is produced from geothermal energy. Young readers will discover how this clean, safe energy is currently being used in twenty countries including the United States, the largest producer of geothermal energy.
In light of the devastating floods in 2010 in Pakistan, Brazil, the United States, and China, this informative book has been newly revised. Floods result from heavy rains and high winds that cause an overflow in water sources such as lakes, rivers, and oceans. Discover how monsoons differ from other storms and how people cope with their devastation.
This informative book has been newly revised in light of the massive eruption in Iceland in March 2010. The skies over a large part of the world were filled with volcanic ash, affecting weather and agriculture and disrupting travel for millions of people for several weeks.
In light of 2008's devastating cyclone in Myanmar (Burma) and hurricanes Fay, Gustav, and Ike in the U.S., this informative book has been newly revised. This book features the science behind these massive tropical storms and how societies around the world cope with their ferocity.
This informative book has been newly revised in light of the devastating tornadoes that have swept across the United States over the last few years. 2008 was particularly fierce with clusters of tornadoes forming every month in the first half of the year.
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.
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 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.
Using accessible text and supportive images, this informative title explains how clouds form. Concepts such as evaporation and condensation are explained in a clear, age-appropriate way. Close picture-to-text match support learners as they discover the wonders of weather. A hands-on activity helps bring the concepts to life.
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.
Map Types examines what maps are and how different maps are created and used. The book features beautiful color images, stunning historic and contemporary maps, and easy-to-follow text.
Map Parts will bring a full comprehension of maps and encourage interest in maps.
Easy to follow instructions and colorful artwork come together to guide the young reader through the exciting world of map drawing.
Reading Maps explain how to look at maps properly and make sense of them, allowing them to be read quickly and efficiently. Colorful illustrations encourage interest and knowledge in this vital subject.
The eleven states that make up the Northeast region of the United States are rich in history, culture, and natural resources. Read about the regions diverse industries, including fishing, forestry and logging, and even education-some of the nation's finest schools are here, including Harvard, Yale, Brown, and Princeton.
Part of the Sun Belt, the Southeast region of the United States is made up of twelve states, including Florida, Mississippi, and Virginia. Readers will learn about the regions culture, climate, history, and landforms.
This interesting book showcases the Western region of the United States. Beautiful photographs highlight the history, culture, climate, and industries of the regions eleven states, which include fishing, cattle ranching, and technology.