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Floods

Traci Steckel Pedersen (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622992300

This book explains the causes and effects of floods, and how people prepare for and survive floods. Reading Essentials in Science.

Mount Everest

Bonnie Hinman (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624690020

Why do people climb Mount Everest? It is one of the most dangerous mountains in the world. Mountain climber George Mallory once said, "Because it's there." People climb Mount Everest for different reasons. Many of them want the thrill of standing on top of the world. Some want the fame it may bring them. For others, it is the final obstacle in a sort of competition. More than a few don't know why, they just know they want to reach the summit - even if it means putting their lives at risk. This is the story of these climbers and the mountain that beckons them.

Mount Fuji

Amie Jane Leavitt (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624690624

Mount Fuji is the centerpiece of Japan's topography and its highest peak. It rises up out of the earth like an upside-down ice cream cone with its point sticking high up into the sky. For centuries, the sheer size of Mount Fuji has encouraged adventure seekers to scale its peaks. Today, thousands make the trek to the mountain's summit each year during the summer season. Mount Fuji isn't a peaceful giant, though. It is an active volcano and could erupt at any time. Scientists keep an eye on the seismic (earthquake) activity around Mount Fuji to make sure the people who live and visit there are kept safe.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624690587

Just 150 years ago, many people refused to believe that snow could be found near the equator in Africa. Today, the white peak of Kilimanjaro is recognizable to people around the world. Its three volcanic peaks tower above the surrounding grasslands, forming the largest mountain in Africa. Each year, more than 35,000 people challenge themselves to climb Kilimanjaro. They hope to stand on the glacier-capped summit, far above the clouds, and know they have persevered. In these pages, explore the natural and human history of this great mountain, and discover what it takes to reach the top.

Mount Olympus

Claire O'Neal (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624690099

Mount Olympus may be the highest mountain in Greece, but at only 9,568 feet (2,917 meters) tall, it is downright puny compared to the world's tallest peaks. You can even hike to the top without any special climbing equipment. But do not let its size fool you. Mount Olympus looms larger than life in our world culture. For nearly three thousand years, it has been famous as the home of the Greek gods. Its beautiful peaks, now a world heritage preserve, have inspired everything Greek - from epic poetry to foods, and even the modern Greek government. Mount Olympus towers over the heart of Greece, yet lies just within reach. Come and explore the throne room of Zeus!

K2 in Kashmir

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624690600

Welcome to K2, the Savage Mountain-one of the most dangerous mountains in the world. For more than a century, climbers have trekked thousands of miles just to climb to the top of K2. Some have brought extra oxygen, while others have sent hundreds of porters ahead of them to put out lead ropes. Some have reached the top and survived; others have given their lives in the attempt. In this book, you will meet these climbers, including the mother who made it all the way to the peak, but not the trip down, and the man whose strength and sheer determination saved his team from certain death. Find out about what it is like to climb K2 and the people who cannot wait to reach "The Top of the World."

A Math Journey Through Planet Earth

Anne Rooney (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176608

Fun pictograms and infographics about planet Earth make learning about math topics such as volume, scale diagrams, division, and number lines easy and fun. In this book, readers go on a mission to protect threatened areas around the world and use their mathematical skills to measure geysers, protect forests, and check on glaciers. Math puzzles and exercises help children build confidence in their math skills.

Changing Weather: Storms

Bobbie Kalman, Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166494

Changing Weather: Storms is an exciting book that introduces kids to the kinds of storms that take place each year. Large, full-color images of storms such as hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, and blizzards accompany clear explanations of how different storms develop and the kinds of effects these storms have on the lives of people and animals. Kids will also learn about storm safety and ways they can help their families be prepared. Changing Weather: Storms provides detailed information on three important elements of most storms: clouds, precipitation, and wind, the water cycle and its part in the development of storms, the role of updrafts and downdrafts in the creation of thunderstorms and many other storms, and the ways in which meteorologists study storms and how their knowledge can help save lives.

What's in the Southwest?

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197139

This informative title introduces readers to four of the states that make up the Southwest region of the United States: Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The Southwest has many people of Hispanic descent as well as Native-American people from nations such as the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, and Apache. Readers will discover how the climate, population distribution, history, and culture of this region make it distinct.

Ecosystems

Stephen Currie (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602795747

The Hands on Science series provides students with background on key concepts in Science. Each title includes engaging hands on exercises that bring the concepts to life for kids. Real World Science: Ecosystems, examine and define what are ecosystems, how living things get energy in an ecosystem, competing and surviving in an ecosystem, and extinction and its causes.

Soil

Katie Sharpe (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602795808

The Hands on Science series provides students with background on key concepts in Science. Each title includes engaging hands on exercises that bring the concepts to life for kids. Real World Science: Soil, provides students with information on the importance of soil, how soil forms, properties of soil, soil loss, and conserving soil.

The Science of a Tsunami

Robin Koontz (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633625150

This book discusses the science behind tsunamis. The chapters describe destructive tsunamis and their aftermath, explain why tsunamis occur, and explore scientists' efforts to predict these disasters. Diagrams, charts, and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved.

The Science of an Avalanche

Carol Hand (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633625167

This book discusses the science behind avalanches and their effects. The chapters explore case studies of avalanches, identify environmental factors that cause these disasters, and explain how experts prevent avalanches. Diagrams, charts, and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved.

The Science of a Flood

Meg Marquardt (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633625112

This book discusses the science behind floods. The chapters describe historical floods, analyze climate conditions that cause floods, and examine how scientists predict these disasters. Diagrams, charts, and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved.

Measuring Volcanic Activity

Jennifer Zeiger (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633624450

In this book, students see the NextGen Science process at work in a real-world situation. Readers practice close reading as they look for clues that will lead to a deeper understanding of volcanoes and scientists study them. The NextGen Science process pushes students to apply critical thinking as they learn new methods of exploration and build on concepts they may already know. Additional tools, including a glossary and index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information.

Studying Sinkholes

Tamra B. Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633624474

In this book, students see the scientific method at work in a real-world situation. Readers practice close reading as they look for clues that will lead to a deeper understanding of erosion, sinkholes, and Earth's structure. The scientific method pushes students to apply critical thinking as they learn new methods of exploration and build on concepts they may already know. Additional tools, including a glossary and index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information.

Science Lab: Weather Patterns

Carol Hand (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610802307

Written in the narrative voice of a budding meteorologist, this book explains weather patterns. Readers begin to understand how the process of forming and answering questions is a key to investigation and scientific communication.

Geothermal Energy

Tamra B. Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791794

Long known as a potential power source, geothermal energy - heated water from within the Earth - is now being tapped. This book outlines those efforts and looks to the future.

Pompeii

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179739

This captivating title examines the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii in 79 A.D. and what the remnants of this buried city can teach us today.

Expedition to the Arctic

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427189226

For centuries, exploration of the Arctic has been pursued for its potential value as a commercial sea route. Many expeditions tried in vain to navigate its frozen waterways. This timely book tells the stories of famous expeditions to find a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, to map the frozen wasteland, and to be the first to reach the North Pole.

Natural Disasters: Violent Weather

David West, Steve Parker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197603

Extreme weather has increasingly played a destructive role on planet Earth. Thirteen kinds of disasters are featured in this amazing book, showing the process and science of each weather-related disaster from the conditions that triggered it to its dire consequences. Topics include hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, wildfires, and droughts. superstorms

Tundras Inside Out

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176448

A seemingly barren, harsh, and cold wilderness, the often icy tundra appears to support little life. However, peel back the corners of this fascinating biome and you will be amazed by the living organisms that thrive within one of Earth's toughest environments. Discover the living things that function within the tundra, from polar bears and caribou to seabirds and foxes. Explore tundras all over the world and find out what you can do to help protect the riches of these mysterious places.

Wetlands Inside Out

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176455

Swamps, bogs, marshes, and estuaries - wetlands come in a variety of forms and are vital for many organisms around the world. Peel back the corners of a wetland and find out what lives there, from herons and algae to alligators and jaguars. Learn how these organisms operate in their delicate ecosystems. Discover, too, where in the world wetlands are found and what you can do to help protect these rich, diverse lands.

Alone in the Arctic

Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175403

When separated from his fellow scientists on the ice in the Arctic, Joe must learn how to survive in the harsh climate. Joe builds an igloo, goes ice fishing, and makes a few animal friends in this engaging title.

Stranded on an Island

Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175427

After a freak wave maroons Joe on a deserted island, he investigates the food chain of the island's ecosystem. He learns to gather food and build shelter, copying other living things and using whatever materials he can find on the island.