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Heat Wave and Drought Readiness

Rachel Seigel (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125064

We cannot prevent heat waves or droughts, but we can try to minimize their impact on humans. This important book examines what scientists know about extreme heat events, whether we can predict them, and how we learn from each one. By studying the harm they cause, scientists and engineers continue to come up with new and improved technologies to predict extreme weather and make cities, buildings, and people safer. Case studies and brief bios of key scientists and organizations highlight the information.

Blizzard and Ice Storm Readiness

Rachel Seigel (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125057

We cannot prevent blizzards and ice storms, but we can learn how to minimize their impact on humans. This informative book examines what scientists know about extreme ice and snowfalls, whether we can predict them, and how we learn from each event. By studying the destruction they cause, scientists and engineers continue to come up with new and improved technologies to predict winter storms and make cities, buildings, and people safer. Case studies and brief bios of key scientists and organizations highlight the information.

Wildfire Readiness

Kylie Burns (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123831

As people expand settlement into wilder areas, the impact of wildfires, both naturally occurring and human-set, becomes more destructive. This timely book examines what scientists know about wildfires, whether we can predict them, and how we learn from each event. By studying the destruction they cause, scientists and engineers continue to come up with new and improved technologies to predict and control wildfires and better protect cities, buildings, and people. Case studies and brief bios of key scientists and organizations highlight the information.

Tsunami Readiness

Simon Rose (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123824

We cannot prevent tsunamis, but we can try to minimize their impact on humans. This interesting book examines what scientists know about tsunamis, how we can predict them, and how we learn from each event. By studying the destruction they cause, scientists and engineers continue to come up with new and improved technologies to predict catastrophic waves and better protect cities, buildings, and people. Case studies and brief bios of key scientists and organizations highlight the information.

Tornado Readiness

Kylie Burns (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123817

We cannot prevent tornadoes, but we can try to minimize their impact on humans. This important book examines what scientists know about tornadoes, how we can predict them, and how we learn from each event. By studying the destruction they cause, scientists and engineers continue to come up with new and improved technologies to predict severe weather and better protect cities, buildings, and people. Case studies and brief bios of key scientists and organizations highlight the information.

Flood Readiness

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123794

Flooding from torrential rain and melting snows can devastate areas where people live. This informative book examines what scientists know about flooding, whether we can predict floods, and how we learn from each event. By studying the destruction they cause, scientists and engineers continue to come up with new and improved technologies to predict severe weather and better protect cities, buildings, and people. Case studies and brief bios of key scientists and organizations highlight the information.

Earthquake Readiness

Simon Rose (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123787

We cannot prevent earthquakes, but we can try to minimize their impact on humans. This important book examines what scientists know about earthquakes, whether we can predict them, and how we learn from each event. By studying the destruction they cause, scientists and engineers continue to come up with new and improved technologies to predict earthquakes and make cities, buildings, and people safer. Case studies and brief bios of key scientists and organizations highlight the information.

Unusual Animal Journeys

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123510

Read about unusual animal journeys around the world, from wandering saltwater crocodiles to invasive insect species and outbreaks of Australian plague locust. Interesting facts, unexpected outcomes, and human impacts on the journeys are highlighted.

Epic Migrations by Water

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123503

Read about extraordinary animal migrations by water, from tremendous upstream journeys by Pacific salmon to the extreme long-distance migration of the humpback whale. Interesting facts and obstacles are highlighted, and a sidebar details how humans impact each migration.

Epic Migrations by Land

Sonya Newland (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123497

Read about extraordinary animal migrations by land, from the millions of red crabs that migrate at the exact same time on Christmas Island to the grueling journey of the pronghorn in North America. Interesting facts and obstacles are highlighted, and a sidebar details how humans impact each migration.

Epic Migrations by Air

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123480

Read about extraordinary animal migrations by air, from the incredible migration of the godwit between Alaska and New Zealand to the long-lasting journey of the monarch butterfly across North America. Interesting facts and obstacles are highlighted, and a sidebar details how humans impact each migration.

Pathways Through Europe

John C. Miles (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124005

This engaging journey through the continent of Europe helps show how humans affect, and are affected by, the environments in which they live. Readers will gain an understanding of the continent's various landforms, resources, and human activities. Examples featured include traveling by train through a tunnel in the Alps, riding a water bus in the canals of Venice, and cycling along the Danube River.

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate

Julia Sillett (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121127

The year 2017 saw the most active and costly hurricane season on record. Moving photographs help tell the human stories of Harvey, hitting Texas and Louisiana; Irma, the strongest Atlantic basin hurricane ever recorded, pummeling Florida; and Maria, the worst natural disaster ever to hit Puerto Rico and Dominica. Detailed information tracks the paths of each storm, the clean-ups that followed, what remains to do.

California and Other Western Wildfires

Rachel Seigel (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121110

It cost $10 billion to combat the wildfires in California in 2017 that scorched 300,000 acres of land and left 100,000 people displaced. With dry weather and drought bringing more catastrophic wildfires to the western United States and Canada, this timely title discusses the human and physical impacts of these and other fire disasters and how fire professionals and policymakers are combatting them.

Detecting Wildfires

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635171693

Examines how scientists study wildfires. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, a disaster preparedness checklist, and a "How It Works" feature, this book provides an exciting look at the science of disaster detection.

Detecting Volcanic Eruptions

Trudi Strain Trueit (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635171686

Examines how scientists study volcanic eruptions. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, a disaster preparedness checklist, and a "How It Works" feature, this book provides an exciting look at the science of disaster detection.

Detecting Tsunamis

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635171679

Examines how scientists study tsunamis. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, a disaster preparedness checklist, and a "How It Works" feature, this book provides an exciting look at the science of disaster detection.

Detecting Tornadoes

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635171662

Examines how scientists study tornadoes. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, a disaster preparedness checklist, and a "How It Works" feature, this book provides an exciting look at the science of disaster detection.

Detecting Hurricanes

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635171655

Examines how scientists study hurricanes. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, a disaster preparedness checklist, and a "How It Works" feature, this book provides an exciting look at the science of disaster detection.

Detecting Floods

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635171648

Examines how scientists study floods. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, a disaster preparedness checklist, and a "How It Works" feature, this book provides an exciting look at the science of disaster detection.

Detecting Earthquakes

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635171631

Examines how scientists study earthquakes. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, a disaster preparedness checklist, and a "How It Works" feature, this book provides an exciting look at the science of disaster detection.

Detecting Avalanches

Trudi Strain Trueit (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635171624

Examines how scientists study avalanches. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, a disaster preparedness checklist, and a "How It Works" feature, this book provides an exciting look at the science of disaster detection.

Looking Into the Grand Canyon

Martha London (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836389

Explore the Grand Canyon's layers from the nearly 2-billion-year-old rocks of the Pre-Cambrian Era to the few formations of the Mesozoic Era. Learn about the different kinds of rock that make up the canyon and how the Colorado River carved them into the majesty of the Grand Canyon today. Additional features include a diagram labeling each of the layers, Fast Facts, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and further sources for learning.

Looking Into the Ocean

Martha London (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836396

Explore the ocean's layers from the sunny surface zone to the pitch-black trenches. Learn about the abundant life around coral reefs, how different species adapted to their environment, and why life on the ocean floor depends on the layers above. Additional features include a diagram labeling each of the layers, Fast Facts, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and further sources for learning.

Looking Into Caves

Emma Huddleston (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836358

Explore caves' layers from the dim entrance zone to the damp dark zone. Learn how life survives in caves' inhospitable conditions and how caves' spectacular structures form. Additional features include a diagram labeling each of the layers, Fast Facts, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and further sources for learning.