Oceanography is the study of the ocean's composition, movements, and organisms. Reading Essentials in Science.
Explains the five main types of mountains--fold, fault-block, dome, volcanic, and plateau--and describes how they provide valuable resources for people, farming, mining, and tourism. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book is an introduction to biomes and ecosystems and provides background for the in-depth discussion of the mountain biome. Reading Essentials in Science.
Cartography is the science of representing the Earth and its features accurately through maps. This book introduces students to the different methods that have been used throughout history to map the world, describing tools used by explorers, past and present, and the different types of maps that have been used from ancient times to the present. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book introduces the various habitats in the desert and looks at the harsh environments that the plants, animals, and people face every day. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book explains how geologic time is the timeline of Earth's evolution. Scientists use sedimentary rock layers, fossils, relative dating, and absolute dating to piece together the history of life on the planet. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book takes a scientific look at global warming. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book is an overview on hurricanes, how they form, the devastation they cause, and how meteorologists track these storms with several special types of equipment. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book introduces habitats that exist along rivers and looks at the plants and animals that live there. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book takes a scientific look at weather forecasting. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book takes a scientific look at erosion. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book discusses what fossils are and where and how they are formed. Reading Essentials in Science.
The Earth moves. The ground moves. Air and water move. All of this movement brings change to the Earth and its inhabitants. his book explains the different movements that effect Earth, including its movement in space and continental drift. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book explains what causes earthquakes, what happens during an earthquake, and how to prepare for one. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book explains how the earth looks from space, how it travels through space, and why we have seasons. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book explains what watersheds are, their role in the water cycle, and where the world's major watersheds are located, and describes the characteristics of divides, which are the geographical separations between watersheds. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book describes Earth's deserts, where they are located, and how plants, animals and people have adapted to life there. Reading Essentials in Science.
Taking its name from the Niger River, the country of Nigeria is the most populated in Africa. People first lived in the area thousands of years ago. Today, artifacts from these times can be seen in museums. Travel to Nigeria and learn about its modern-day people, the activities they enjoy, and their fascinating culture.
Costa Rica, which means “Rich Coast,” is aptly named. Its long coastlines, bordering the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, have some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. Young readers will learn about Costa Rica’s booming ecotourism, the daily life and cuisine, and the peaceful, laid-back nature of its people.
Did you know that Iraq was home to the oldest known human civilization on Earth? This area used to be known as Mesopotamia, and many different ancient peoples lived there. Readers will learn about daily life in Iraq, contemporary Iraqi culture, and the changes the country is going through today.
Denmark has consistently been ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world. It has a high standard of living, an impressive literacy rate, and an industrious economy. In this title, discover more about a land famous for its fairy tales, innovative culture, and lively people.
Describes how rocks, minerals, and soils are formed, their properties, and why humans are dependent on them.
In graphic-novel format, this book chronicles the 1906 earthquake that destroyed the city of San Francisco while providing a story of one family's escape from the disaster.
Take an in-depth look at earth science in this science encyclopedia.
The diet of Native American tribes reflected the areas in which they lived. For some tribes, like those of the Pacific Northwest, salmon was a staple part of the diet; for the people of the Great Plains, the buffalo was hunted for food. This book discusses the foods common to various tribes as well as the cultural significance certain foods had for specific tribes.