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Hurricane Harvey

Cliff Waterford (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532152900

Hurricane Harvey takes an in-depth look at the destruction wrought by 2017?s Hurricane Harvey in Texas and the Gulf Coast and the ensuing cleanup efforts. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Apollo 13: A Successful Failure

Laura B. Edge (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541581760

"Houston, we've had a problem." On April 13, 1970, the three astronauts aboard the Apollo 13 spacecraft were headed to the moon when a sudden explosion rocked the ship. Oxygen levels began depleting rapidly. Electrical power began to fail. Astronauts James Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise were about to be stranded in the inky void of outer space. The mission to the moon was scrapped. Now, Apollo 13's only goal was to bring the crew home. With the damaged spacecraft hurtling towards the moon at roughly six thousand miles per hour, there was little hope of success. But the astronauts and mission control were fully prepared to do whatever it took to return the crew to Earth. This space disaster occurred at the peak of the United States' Space Race against the Soviet Union. But for four days in 1970, the two nations put aside their differences, and the entire world watched the skies, hoping and praying the astronauts would return safely. As missions to Mars and commercial space flight become a reality, the time is now to be reminded of our common humanity, of how rivals can work together and support each other towards a shared goal. Because no matter what happens or where we travel, we all call Earth home.

Inside the Corn Industry

Andrea Pelleschi (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624022937

Some commodities command massive economic, social, and political influence. This title examines the business around corn, the most ubiquitous crop in the United States. It explores corn’s many uses, complex supply chain, and attendant environmental debates. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Earth Day and the Environmental Movement

Christy Peterson (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541579262

On April 22, 1970, an estimated twenty million people held in a teach-in to show their support for environmental protections. This new celebration, Earth Day, brought together previously fragmented issues under the same banner. It was the largest nationwide event ever, and lawmakers took notice. But one day didn't change everything. Fifty years after the first Earth Day, climate change remains a dire concern. The divide between political parties continues to widen, and environmental policy has become an increasingly partisan issue. The spread of disinformation has also made climate change a debatable idea, rather than scientific fact. A new generation of advocates continue the fight to make environmental policy a top priority for the United States and for nations around the globe

The Human Genome

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002920

A historical account of the Human Genome Project, including the events that made genome sequencing possible, the people involved, the competition between public and private sectors, and the ways in which its effects are felt today.

Yellowstone National Park

Nate Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603690

An exploration of Yellowstone National Park, including how volcanoes helped form its landscape, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the geyser called Old Faithful.

Man Walks on the Moon

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606394

A look at the causes and global effects of the 1969 moon landing, which led to further space exploration and eventually encouraged international cooperation rather than competition.

Modern Spies

Michael E. Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606219

An account of espionage during the modern age, including famous spies such as Dayna Williamson Baer, covert missions, and technologies that influence the course of present-day conflicts.

How Does It Work?

Dru Hunter (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606004

A narration of the origins, advancements, and future of the physical sciences, including chemistry and physics, and the ways in which scientists utilize the scientific method to explore questions.

How Do We Apply Science?

Dru Hunter (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605991

A narration of the origins, advancements, and future of the applied sciences, including engineering and medicine, and the ways in which scientists utilize the scientific method to explore questions.

What Is Out There?

Dru Hunter (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606011

A narration of the origins, advancements, and future of the earth and space sciences, including astronomy and geology, and the ways in which scientists utilize the scientific method to explore questions.

Why Do We Behave Like That?

Dru Hunter (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606042

A narration of the origins, advancements, and future of the social sciences, including anthropology and psychology, and the ways in which scientists utilize the scientific method to explore questions.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration 

Teresa Wimmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605908

An in-depth look at the people and policies behind the government agency known as NASA, from its founding in 1958 to the controversies and challenges it faces today.

Grand Teton National Park

Nate Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605847

An exploration of Grand Teton National Park, including how its mountainous landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the waterfall known as Hidden Falls.

Environmental Protection Agency 

Teresa Wimmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605878

An in-depth look at the people and policies behind the government agency known as the EPA, from its founding in 1970 to the controversies and challenges it faces today.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Nate Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605854

An exploration of Rocky Mountain National Park, including how its mountainous landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the towering summit of Longs Peak.

Big Bend National Park

Nate Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605830

An exploration of Big Bend National Park, including how its desert canyons were formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the hiking route called Chimneys Trail.

Badlands National Park

Nate Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605823

An exploration of Badlands National Park, including how its carved landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the rock formation known as the Badlands Wall.

AT&T

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605663

A look at the origins, leaders, growth, and innovations of AT&T, the telecommunications company that was founded in 1877 and today provides services to hundreds of millions of subscribers worldwide.

Atlantis

Ken Karst (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566604321

Whatever happened to the city of Atlantis? Is there a conspiracy afoot to cover up alien activity at Area 51? Some of history’s Enduring Mysteries involve tales so incredible that they blur the lines between fact and fiction. As much evidence as can be examined about the curious phenomena associated with five legendary sites and creatures is explored in this new series, with notable examples of popular culture references and famous seekers and hoaxes. The truth is out there—for someone to find. This title takes an investigative approach to the curious phenomena and mysterious circumstances surrounding Atlantis, from historical accounts to popular mythic qualities to hard facts.

Yosemite National Park

Nate Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603706

An exploration of Yosemite National Park, including how its mountainous landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the granite monolith called El Capitan.

Grand Canyon National Park

Nate Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603676

An exploration of Grand Canyon National Park, including how its enormous canyon was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the overlook called Mather Point.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Nate Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603683

An exploration of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including how its mountainous landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the historic settlement called Cades Cove.

The Manhattan Project

Kristin F. Johnson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840500

This title examines an important historic event - the Manhattan Project. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores events leading up to the top-secret Manhattan Project during World War II, key players involved, their lives during the project, the development and use of the atomic bomb, its aftermath, and its effects on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

Moon Landing

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851629

Discusses the Apollo project, space flight to the moon.