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The Urals

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197481

The Ural Mountains form a natural boundary called the "Stone Belt" between Europe and Asia. Rich in mineral deposits, the Urals have long been a major source of industry for Russia. This fascinating book describes the geological makeup and history of the Ural mountain range, as well as the cultures and ways of life of the people in Russia and Kazakhstan who live in its shadow. Special sections also describe the plants and animals that thrive in this mountain habitat, as well as the unique problems facing this region.

The Atacama Desert

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427190987

This fascinating book describes the geological makeup and history of the Atacama Desert in Chile. One of the driest areas of the world - some parts never receive any rain - the desert's climate can be cold, sometimes producing snow and fog. Readers will be fascinated to learn that the Atacama's soil is so similar to soil samples from Mars that NASA goes to this desert to test its exploration instruments. NASA has also set up its Earth-Mars Cave Detection Program in the Atacama, too. Special sections also describe the desert's natural resources and unique problems facing this region, as well as the people, plants, and animals that inhabit this desert habitat.

The Great Victoria Desert

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191007

This amazing book describes the geological makeup and history of the Great Victoria Desert in Australia. Used in modern times for mining and testing of atomic bombs, this vast, sandy area has been home to a number of indigenous peoples for thousands of years. Although there is little rain, the blooms with a variety of plants. Readers will learn about the Mamungari Conservation Park located in the Great Victoria Desert, which is known for a eucalyptus tree called Ooldea mallee with large, spectacular red, pink, or yellow flowers. Special sections also describe the desert's natural resources, as well as the unique problems facing this region such as the introduction of non-native species of animals.

The Andes

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197443

Running almost the full length of South America on its western coast, the Andes is the longest continental mountain range in the world. This remote and harsh environment saw the rise and fall of one of the great ancient civilizations of the world, the Incas. This fascinating book describes the geological makeup and history of the Andes mountain range, and how it is intertwined with the cultures and ways of life of the people in South America who live in its shadow. Special sections also describe the plants and animals that thrive in this mountain habitat, as well as the unique problems facing this region.

The Appalachians

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197450

The Great Appalachian Valley, a major land form of the Appalachian mountains, played an important role in the early history of the United States. Routes through the valley, first made by Native Americans, made the mountains passable, later allowing European immigrants to expand colonization of the region. This fascinating book describes the geological makeup and history of the mountain ranges that form the Appalachians, and the people in the United States and Canada who live in their shadows. Special sections also describe the plants and animals that thrive in these mountain habitats, as well as the unique problems facing this region.

The Himalayas

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197467

Home of two of the world's highest peaks - Mount Everest and K2 - the Himalayas are both revered and feared by mountaineers around the world. This fascinating book describes the geological makeup and history of the Himalaya mountain range, and how it is intertwined with the cultures and ways of life of the people in South Asia who live in its shadow. Special sections also describe the plants and animals that thrive in this mountain habitat, as well as the unique problems facing this region.

The Alps

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197436

The famous peaks of the Alps - Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, the Eiger - have inspired adventure seekers, poets, and philosophers throughout history. This fascinating book describes the geological makeup and history of the Alps mountain range, and how it is intertwined with the cultures and ways of life of the people in Europe who live in its shadow. Special sections also describe the plants and animals that thrive in this mountain habitat, as well as the unique problems facing this region.

Volcanologist

Kathleen Manatt (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791855

The eruption of volcanoes are one of the most awesome and destructive natural events. Scientists study volcanoes so they can prepare and warn nearby residents of potential eruptions.

Protecting Ecosystems

Leanne Currie-McGhee (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602795785

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: Protecting Ecosystems, provides information on natural changes vs. changes brought about by people, wise use of ecosystems, and restoring damaged ecosystems.

Rocks and Minerals

Dana Meachen Rau (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602795792

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: Rocks and Minerals, provides background on rocks and minerals, what they are and how they form, how rocks change, and the uses of rocks and minerals.

A Changing Earth

Heather Miller (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602795815

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: A Changing Earth, provides information on how landforms change, how mountains form, what causes volcanoes and earthquakes, and the movement of continents.

Earth's Biomes

Katy S. Duffield (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602795730

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: Earth's Biomes, includes information on tropic rain forests, deciduous forests, grasslands, deserts, taiga, and tundra.

Weather

Tamra B. Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797239

Following the scientific process, this title provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of the earth's weather.

Rocks

Sophie Lockwood (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797178

Following the scientific process, this title provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of rocks and minerals.

Minerals

Sophie Lockwood (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797185

Following the scientific process, this title provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of minerals.

Planet Earth

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797215

Following the scientific process, this titles provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of the planet earth.

Erosion

Charnan Simon (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797192

Following scientific process, this title provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of cause and effects of erosion.

Early Islamic Empires

Lizann Flatt (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195647

This fascinating book explores the growth and spread of Muslim peoples from the early 600s to the end of the Ottoman Empire. Early Islamic empires spread from the Middle East to the far corners of Asia and into Europe. The stories of the Umayyds, Abbasids, Al-Andalus, Fatimids, Crusades, Mongols, Safavids, and the Moghul and Ottoman empires are revealed. Key conquests and battles including the Crusades are detailed.

Rivers

John Nestor (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797048

This book uses math and science to help students learn about rivers. Math challenge questions provide students with the opportunity to apply math skills as they learn about the characteristics of rivers.

Continents

Ann Heinrichs (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602796973

This book uses math and science to help students learn about Continents. Math challenge questions provide students with the opportunity to apply math skills as they learn about the characteristics of the world's continents.

Islands

Ann Heinrichs (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797017

This book uses math and science to help students learn about Islands. Math challenge questions provide students with the opportunity to apply math skills as they learn about the characteristics of islands.

Mountains

Katie Marsico (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602796997

This book uses math and science to help students learn about mountains. Math challenge questions provide students with the opportunity to apply math skills as they learn about the characteristics of mountains.

Plains and Plateaus

Barbara A. Somervill (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797000

This book uses math and science to help students learn about plains and plateaus. Math challenge questions provide students with the opportunity to apply math skills as they learn about the characteristics of plains and plateaus.

Meteorologist

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800372

Meteorologists predict the weather so we know what to expect when we go outside. Learn more about how you can prepare for a career in meteorology.

Seasons, Tides, and Lunar Phases

Tara Haelle (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681914763

This book discusses how the Earth rotates on its axis, causing day and night, and revolves around the Sun, causing changes in season and weather occurrences.