This book contains photographs, diagrams, and text describing the various types of shorelines, including sandy and rocky shores, barrier islands, and coral reefs. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book discusses the major roles water plays in all living things, including how it affects the weather, shapes the land, and nourishes plants and animals. Reading Essentials in Science.
What is a disaster? What causes disasters? Find out all about it. Check out disasters such as wars, terrorism, tornadoes and hurricanes. Then find out about megadisasters that might happen in the future. Will the Earth survive? Read The Eruption, a story about living and dying in the path of a volcano. What should you do when a volcano erupts? You might be surprised!
Great Journeys looks at some of the greatest journeys ever made - starting with human beings' first great journey 150,000 years ago: leaving Africa. Find out who first discovered America, who reached the South Pole first (and who came second!). Then find out about the great journey to reach the Moon. The fiction story 'The Big Sleep' tells of a man who spends a hundred years asleep in space, on the greatest journey ever.
What goes on inside the Earth? What is the longest tunnel in the world? Do people really live in caves? Can you live, work, and shop - all underground? Could you really travel to the center of the Earth? Find out about fossils - and the bones of dragons! It's all in here. Then read The Railway Ghost, a story about what happens when the past meets the present - and you are facing death!
Describes the deepest part of the ocean, called the abyss, and explains how, with new equipment and technology, humans are beginning to learn more about the abyss and the creatures who live there.
Although Comstock Lode made many people near Virginia City rich, it left a torn and tattered town. The lesson of the Comstock Lode legacy is that what people have done in the past affects people today. And what we do today can affect the world tomorrow.
This book takes a scientific look at different records and oddities regarding weather in our world. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book discusses the early people, creatures, and plants of the Grand Canyon.
This book explains what a redwood is and discusses the creatures and plants of the Redwoods National Park.
This book explains the causes and effects of floods, and how people prepare for and survive floods. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book discusses the formation and development of tornadoes, including what scientists study about them, the destruction they cause, and the technology people use to help prepare for their wrath of destruction. Reading Essentials in Science.
This overview of volcanoes looks at how they form, the destruction they cause, and how scientists are learning to predict eruptions. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.
Climate is the normal weather in an area. It includes factors such as temperatures, precipitation, winds, sunlight, and humidity. Climates create habitats such as rain forests, deserts, and tundra. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book introduces the various types of environments in an ocean and along an ocean's shore, including rocky cliffs where hardy plants grow and the underwater communities of the coral reefs. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book is an introduction to biomes and ecosystems and provides background for the in-depth discussion of the freshwater river biome. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book discusses how Earth is made of rocks and minerals. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book discusses the beauty, formation, and history of sedimentary rocks. These rocks cover 75 percent of Earth's surface. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book takes a scientific look at the seasons and weather patterns. Reading Essentials in Science.
Oceanography is the study of the ocean's composition, movements, and organisms. 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.
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.
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.
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.