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Energy from Earth’s Core: Geothermal Energy

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116291

Beneath Earth’s surface is a boundless source of energy - geothermal energy. Heated by our planet’s red-hot core, hot water and hot rock below the ground on which we walk already provides energy in many parts of the world, from Alaska to Hawaii. Discover the different forms of geothermal energy, how people are harnessing and using this rich supply, and how it could be an important part of our energy future.

Geotechnical Engineering and Earth’s Materials and Processes

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199942

Every structure that touches the ground could benefit from the skills of a geotechnical engineer. Readers will discover how these engineers study rocks, soil, natural processes, and potential hazards to help make the safest, strongest foundations possible. This book introduces key concepts and the engineering design process with interesting examples from the field. A hands-on activity and a design challenge engage readers in engineering action.

Underground Cities

Sonya Newland (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122490

A fun and fascinating look at subterranean city spaces, this book takes readers on a tour through vaults, tunnels, shopping malls, and pathways built throughout the world. Cutaway illustrations and maps help readers understand how cities were built from the underground up.

Earth's Underground Structures

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122483

Ever wonder how fault lines, caves, and volcanoes were formed and how people came to live on or next to them? Earth’s Underground Structures uses cutaway illustrations to examine some of the world’s most interesting natural underground structures created by Earth's forces and processes.

Underground City Systems

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122506

What lies beneath your city or town? Underground City Systems uses cutaway illustrations to explore the world’s great sewer and water systems. Readers will be amazed by such startling facts as the “fatberg” causing problems in London, England’s sewer system, and toilet-swimming sewer rats that plague all sewage systems. Readers will also learn about other underground services and systems, including heating and cooling, power and cable, as well as underground farming.

Map and Track Deserts

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122001

Deserts - both hot and cold - are home to animals that have adapted to dry conditions. From snakes to oryx, this title features enticing color photographs and engaging text that encourage readers to learn about these fascinating, and growing biomes.

Map and Track Wetlands

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122056

Swamps, bogs, marshes are all wetland biomes teaming with life. Located on every continent except Antarctica, wetlands are diverse and necessary for a healthy planet. Readers will enjoy learning about swamp creatures such as alligators and snakes, and the many kinds of fish and plants that thrive in wetlands.

Map and Track Rain Forests

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122049

This engaging title introduces readers to one of the the richest biomes in the world - the rain forest. A special section on this habitat under threat helps readers use their mapping skills to research endangered rainforest animals.

Map and Track Oceans

Lauren Ishak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122032

Oceans cover 70 percent of Earth and make up the biggest biome on the planet! This title maps the territories and migration routes of animals in ocean, coral reef, and estuary biomes. Readers are asked to engage in a biome mapping activity to help reinforce understanding of the fragility of these water habitats.

Map and Track Grasslands

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122018

Some of the world’s most interesting animals - lions, cheetahs, and bison - live on grasslands. These fragile ecosystems are often taken for granted and have been nearly wiped out in many places around the world. This colorful book introduces readers to this fascinating but constantly threatened landscape.

Map and Track Mountains

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122025

Mountains are alpine biomes, which are home to an intriguing number of plants and animals. Some mountain animals, such as the yak, have been adapted for agriculture by humans. This intriguing book soars to new heights with simple-to-understand maps and detailed facts about an often-overlooked biome.

Wildlife Worlds Europe

Tim Harris (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125347

Take a captivating journey across the continent of Europe to view the incredible array of plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide in Europe’s distinct habitats. Stunning photographs take you along the vast length of the Danube River, through ancient Caledonian pine forests, up active volcanoes, and across the Alps.

Volcanic Eruption Readiness

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125088

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

Landslide and Avalanche Readiness

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125071

We cannot always prevent landslides and avalanches, but we can learn how to minimize their impact on humans. This informative book examines what scientists know about the sudden movement of earth or snow, whether we can predict these slides, and how we learn from each event. By studying the harm they cause, scientists and engineers continue to come up with new and improved technologies to predict landslides and avalanches and make cities, buildings, and people safer. Case studies and brief bios of key scientists and organizations highlight the information.

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.

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.

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.