This book takes a scientific look at the seasons and weather patterns. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book is an introduction to biomes and ecosystems and provides background for the in-depth discussion of the ocean biome. Reading Essentials in Science.
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.
Life on the American frontier of the 1800s is the stuff of American myth and legend. It was here in the wide open spaces of the West that the rugged individualism of the American character was refined: in the strong but silent cowboy, the saloon girl with a heart of gold, and the sod busting pioneer. Faced with the incredible challenges of taming a wilderness, wresting the territory from the Native peoples, and dealing with the hardships of pioneer life, Americans were offered one of the richest opportunities in the history of human kind - the agricultural and mineral resources of a new land. The settling of this land is the story of America, a story of violence, wasted resources, and genocide, as well as heroism, freedom, and incredible opportunity. The Wild West of the 1800s remains for Americans a land of hopes and dreams.
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 southernmost states along Mexico's Pacific coast are rich in both history and natural resources. These states have been shaken by natural phenomena, such as earthquakes and volcanoes, and plagued at times by rebellions and violence. Yet these states attract millions of tourists each year, drawn to the beautiful beaches of Acapulco, Huatulco, and other resorts, or to major archaeological sites such as Monte Albán and Palenque. In Mexico's Pacific South States, you will learn about the geography and climate, history, economy, culture, and the major communities of four Mexican states: Colima, Chiapas, Guerrero, and Oaxaca.
The land that today is known as Mexico has been inhabited for thousands of years. This book provides a historical survey of the major pre-Columbian civilizations, such as the Olmec, Maya, Toltec, and Aztecs. It examines how the population of Mexico was changed by the arrival of Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, and their subsequent three centuries of rule over the country. And it provides demographic and cultural information about the more than 118 million people who live in Mexico today.