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Energy from Wind: Wind Farming

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116338

Our planet’s weather offers some incredible solutions to our growing energy needs, and one of those solutions is wind power. Offshore and onshore wind farms are an increasingly familiar sight in many countries around the world. Wind farms tap into this clean, sustainable, and renewable form of energy. Find out how wind power works, where in the world it is being used, and how this green energy supply could be one answer to the energy problems that face us today.

Fracking: Fracturing Rock to Reach Oil and Gas Underground

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116345

In the search for oil and gas, we have drilled deep beneath the ocean’s surface and the ground to tap into the energy wells trapped there. Today, we need more energy than ever before in our history, but the oil and gas fields may soon dry up. One option being considered is fracking. Rock is fractured underground in order to reach deposits. Discover how people use fracking to harness the before-unreachable supplies of gas and oil beneath Earth’s surface, the challenges of this form of mining, and the controversies surrounding it.

Living in a Sustainable Way: Green Communities

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116352

How are many people in different places around the world learning to live in a green and sustainable way? Find out how human activities such as driving cars and wasting energy are threatening our environment and putting the future of our planet at risk. Discover how people everywhere are choosing to live more sustainably by recycling, using green sources of energy, car-sharing, and reducing air travel.

Agricultural Engineering and Feeding the Future

Anne Rooney (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199928

Agricultural engineers are in the front line in the challenge to provide a secure food supply for our world. This timely book explores how engineers design methods, as well as machinery for growing and harvesting crops, to make farming more efficient. Real-life examples help students understand key concepts related to this important profession. With an overview of the engineering design process, readers are encouraged to apply the same steps into their own agricultural engineering challenge.

Map and Track Mountains

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122025

Mountains are alpine biomes, which are home to an intriguing number of plants and animals. Some mountain animals, such as the yak, have been adapted for agriculture by humans. This intriguing book soars to new heights with simple-to-understand maps and detailed facts about an often-overlooked biome.

Map and Track Rain Forests

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122049

This engaging title introduces readers to one of the the richest biomes in the world - the rain forest. A special section on this habitat under threat helps readers use their mapping skills to research endangered rainforest animals.

Map and Track Wetlands

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122056

Swamps, bogs, marshes are all wetland biomes teaming with life. Located on every continent except Antarctica, wetlands are diverse and necessary for a healthy planet. Readers will enjoy learning about swamp creatures such as alligators and snakes, and the many kinds of fish and plants that thrive in wetlands.

Map and Track Deserts

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122001

Deserts - both hot and cold - are home to animals that have adapted to dry conditions. From snakes to oryx, this title features enticing color photographs and engaging text that encourage readers to learn about these fascinating, and growing biomes.

Map and Track Grasslands

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122018

Some of the world’s most interesting animals - lions, cheetahs, and bison - live on grasslands. These fragile ecosystems are often taken for granted and have been nearly wiped out in many places around the world. This colorful book introduces readers to this fascinating but constantly threatened landscape.

Map and Track Oceans

Lauren Ishak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122032

Oceans cover 70 percent of Earth and make up the biggest biome on the planet! This title maps the territories and migration routes of animals in ocean, coral reef, and estuary biomes. Readers are asked to engage in a biome mapping activity to help reinforce understanding of the fragility of these water habitats.

Environmental Journalism

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121967

This informative title describes the details of three real case studies of investigative journalism about the environment. Stories include journalists following a trail of electronic waste to Africa, chemical pollution by a company affecting people's health, and unfair use of water resources. Readers will gain an understanding of the research process, the ethical standards journalists must follow, and the perseverance required to confirm a story and affect change.

Wildlife Worlds South America

Tim Harris (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125361

Take a captivating journey across the continent of South America to view the incredible array of plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide in South America’s distinct habitats. Stunning photographs take you deep inside the Amazon rain forest, across the wide pampas grasslands, by spectacular waterfalls, and high up in Andean lakes.

Wildlife Worlds North America

Tim Harris (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125354

Take a captivating journey across the continent of North America to view the incredible array of plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide in North America’s distinct habitats. Stunning photographs take you among giant redwood forests, deep inside the Grand Canyon, through the vast expanse of the Everglades wetlands, and across the towering Rocky Mountains.

Wildlife Worlds Europe

Tim Harris (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125347

Take a captivating journey across the continent of Europe to view the incredible array of plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide in Europe’s distinct habitats. Stunning photographs take you along the vast length of the Danube River, through ancient Caledonian pine forests, up active volcanoes, and across the Alps.

Wildlife Worlds Australia and Antarctica

Tim Harris (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125330

Take a captivating journey across the continents of Australia and Antarctica to view the incredible array of plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide in their distinct habitats. Stunning photographs take you among the colorful corals of the Great Barrier Reef, through lush rainforests, up Aoraki (Mount Cook), and across the icy wastelands of Antarctica.

Wildlife Worlds Asia

Tim Harris (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125323

Take a captivating journey across the continent of Asia to view the incredible array of plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide in Asia’s distinct habitats. Stunning photographs take you along the length of the Ganges River, among the trees of the dense Borneo Rainforest, high on Mount Everest, and across the Gobi Desert.

Wildlife Worlds Africa

Tim Harris (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125316

Take a captivating journey across the continent of Africa to view the incredible array of plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide in Africa’s distinct habitats. Stunning photographs take you along the shifting sands of the Sahara, across the wide savannah, up Mount Kilimanjaro, and through dense rainforests.

The Impact of Travel and Transportation

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125187

Modern transportation lets us travel farther and faster than ever before, but these developments have come at a cost. This book explores ways we can move around without harming the planet. Case studies show how scientists are working on cleaner fuels and new forms of transportation in order to prevent pollution, which affects people’s health, and greenhouse gases, which contribute to climate change. Find out how we can contribute by changing our own transportation habits.

The Impact of Plastics

Ruth Daly (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125163

Plastic pollution is one of the most urgent environmental problems facing our planet. This timely title shows how we can stop plastics from doing further harm. Find out what plastics are, how they are made, and why they are so widely used. Case studies reveal the negative impact of plastics, especially micro beads and single-use plastics, on the oceans and coasts, as well as in our landfills and food chains.

The Impact of Energy

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125149

Most of our energy has come from oil, gas, and coal. Find out how we can heat and light our buildings, travel, and power our computers and devices without harming the planet in this resourceful title. Extracting resources damages the environment, and burning them contributes to global warming, harms our health, and pollutes the air and water. Case studies show how scientists are investigating renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, how to make homes and buildings more energy efficient, and how we can use less energy by changing our own behavior.

The Impact of Buildings and Cities

Tim Cooke (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125132

More than half the world’s population live in cities, and that number is rising. Find out how we can create buildings and cities without harming the environment in this informative title. The growth of cities can lead to overcrowding, pollution from transportation and factories, and the release of greenhouse gases from buildings. Case studies show how scientists, architects, and planners are investigating how to build more energy-efficient houses and more sustainable cities.

Make a Biosphere and Mini Garden

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124913

Develop your STEAM skills as you design and build your very own biosphere and mini garden. This book contains step-by-step projects that give you clear instructions to make every element a model biosphere and mini garden needs, including a dome, water fountain, and pathways.

Animal Survivors

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124388

Can you imagine a mammal that lives without ever drinking water, or a frog that freezes solid but can still thaw out and hop away? This book reveals the extraordinary ways certain animals are able to survive in some of the harshest environments on our planet!

Animal Oddballs

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124371

Have you ever heard of a see-through frog, a cartwheeling spider, or a jellyfish that never dies? This entertaining book highlights examples of animals with unusual bodies and surprising behaviors that make them stand out in the animal world.

Animal Engineers

Izzi Howell (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124364

Animals build structures to shelter their young, catch prey, and even communicate. Some animals even change their environment to suit their needs. This awesome book reveals the amazing ways that certain animals engineer structures and ecosystems in order to survive.