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Where Have All the Bees Gone?

Rebecca E. Hirsch (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583856

Apples, blueberries, peppers, cucumbers, coffee, and vanilla. Do you like to eat and drink? Then you might want to thank a bee. Bees pollinate 75 percent of the fruits, vegetables, and nuts grown in the United States. Around the world, bees pollinate $24 billion worth of crops each year. Without bees, humans would face a drastically reduced diet. We need bees to grow the foods that keep us healthy. But numbers of bees are falling, and that has scientists alarmed. What's causing the decline? Diseases, pesticides, climate change, and loss of habitat are all threatening bee populations. Some bee species teeter on the brink of extinction. Learn about the many bee species on Earth—their nests, their colonies, their life cycles, and their vital connection to flowering plants. Most importantly, find out how you can help these important pollinators.

Into the Deep Science, Technology, and the Quest to Protect the Ocean

Christy Peterson (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583849

Containing 97 percent of Earth's water supply, the ocean plays a huge role in regulating global temperatures, supporting plant and animal life, and contributing to the livelihoods of millions of people. But in spite of all this, the ocean remains drastically unexplored, and the details of its impact on human lives aren't fully understood. Scientists from around the world are realizing that to address issues plaguing the ocean, such as dead zones, coral bleaching, and climate change, we need to better understand this incredible, unique feature of our planet. With a range of impressive, cutting-edge technologies at their disposal, oceanographers have set out to measure, sample, and analyze at every turn. Every day, mysteries about the ocean are being solved, and every day, new questions come to light. The more scientists learn, the better they are able to answer these new questions. What lies in the deep? And who is at the forefront of these exciting discoveries? The scientists and research included in this book shed light on the most pressing issues currently facing oceanographers and point us in the right direction to solving these challenges.

Earth Day and the Environmental Movement

Christy Peterson (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books 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 Extreme Climate

Michael Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002975

An historical account of extreme weather events and climate patterns, including human events leading up to observable changes, the people involved in studying trends, and the lingering aftermath.

Methane Energy

Courtney Farrell (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808978

As our world's population grows, so to does our need for energy. Scientists seek the next breakthrough in new technology while constantly finding ways to make current solutions cheaper and more efficient. In this title, discover what methane energy is, its history, how we use it today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn how methane digesters work and how they can help people in the developing world, discover ways biogas might replace natural gas, and explore the potential future uses of methane hydrates. Sidebars, full-color photos, full-spread diagrams, well-placed graphs, charts, and maps, stories highlighting innovations in action, and a glossary enhance this engaging title.

An Ocean Food Chain

A.D. Tarbox (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606318

A look at a common food chain in the Pacific Ocean, introducing the plankton that starts the chain, the killer whale that sits atop the chain, and various animals in between.

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.

Invasive Species

Lisa J. Amstutz (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110245

Humanity’s impact on the natural world can have disastrous effects. Invasive Species shines a light on the global problem of invasive species. With abundant charts and diagrams and large-format photos, this title explores the science behind how species become invasive and the damages they cause ecosystems around the world, and considers actions people and governments can take to try to improve the situation. Features include a flow chart showing the disaster’s causes and effects, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Melting Arctic Ice

Carol Hand (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110252

Humanity’s impact on the natural world can have disastrous effects. Melting Arctic Ice shines a light on how climate change is affecting Earth’s polar region. With abundant charts and diagrams and large-format photos, this title explores the science behind greenhouse gases, polar sea ice, and rising sea levels, and considers actions people and governments can take to try to improve the situation. Features include a flow chart showing the disaster’s causes and effects, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

E-Waste

David M. Barker (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110221

Humanity’s impact on the natural world can have disastrous effects. E-Waste shines a light on the ever-growing amount of e-waste and the lack of resources to safely recycle it. With abundant charts and diagrams and large-format photos, this title explores the science behind damages to human and environmental health, and considers actions people and governments can take to try to improve the situation. Features include a flow chart showing the disaster’s causes and effects, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Coral Reef Collapse

Carol Hand (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110214

Humanity’s impact on the natural world can have disastrous effects. Coral Reef Collapse shines a light on the death of coral reefs around the world. With abundant charts and diagrams and large-format photos, this title explores the science behind ocean acidity and rising ocean temperatures to explain the threats facing coral reefs, and considers actions people and governments can take to try to improve the situation. Features include a flow chart showing the disaster’s causes and effects, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Six Is So Much Less Than Seven

Ronald Himler (author), Ronald Himler (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723192

Warm illustrations convey the deep bond between an old man and his six cats while teaching the reader about the cycle of life.

Biomass Energy

Carol Hand (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808947

As our world's population grows, so to does our need for energy. Scientists seek the next breakthrough in new technology while constantly finding ways to make current solutions cheaper and more efficient. In this title, discover what biomass energy is, its history, how we use it today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn about cutting-edge biofuels, including ethanol, biodiesel, and fuels from switchgrass and algae, and technologies that allow us to turn waste into energy. Sidebars, full-color photos, full-spread diagrams, well-placed graphs, charts, and maps, stories highlighting innovations in action, and a glossary enhance this engaging title.

Nuclear Energy

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808985

As our world's population grows, so to does our need for energy. Scientists seek the next breakthrough in new technology while constantly finding ways to make current solutions cheaper and more efficient. In this title, discover what nuclear energy is, its history, how we use it today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn how researchers are working to solve nuclear energy's problems, including radiation dangers, handling nuclear waste, and making new plants more efficient, cheaper, smaller, and safer. Sidebars, full-color photos, full-spread diagrams, well-placed graphs, charts, and maps, stories highlighting innovations in action, and a glossary enhance this engaging title.

Solar Energy

Christine Zuchora Walske (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808992

As our world's population grows, so to does our need for energy. Scientists seek the next breakthrough in new technology while constantly finding ways to make current solutions cheaper and more efficient. In this title, discover what solar energy is, its history, how we use it today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn about cutting-edge uses for solar cells, including tiny nano-sized cells and cells printed on paper, and exciting new ways to make and use power from the sun's heat. Sidebars, full-color photos, full-spread diagrams, well-placed graphs, charts, and maps, stories highlighting innovations in action, and a glossary enhance this engaging title.

Wind Energy

Melissa Higgins (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809012

As our world's population grows, so to does our need for energy. Scientists seek the next breakthrough in new technology while constantly finding ways to make current solutions cheaper and more efficient. In this title, discover what wind energy is, its history, how we use it today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn about cutting-edge types of wind turbines, including turbines at sea and turbines aloft in the sky, and how researchers are making wind energy more efficient. Sidebars, full-color photos, full-spread diagrams, well-placed graphs, charts, and maps, stories highlighting innovations in action, and a glossary enhance this engaging title.

The Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786122

This title examines an important historic event - the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster near Middletown, Pennsylvania. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of nuclear power in the United States, how a nuclear plant works, details of the emergency at Metropolitan Edison Company's nuclear power plant, handling of the disaster by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, President Jimmy Carter's visit to Three Mile Island, the investigation into the disaster, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts.

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

Rebecca Hirsch (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808961

As our world's population grows, so to does our need for energy. Scientists seek the next breakthrough in new technology while constantly finding ways to make current solutions cheaper and more efficient. In this title, discover what hydrogen and fuel cells are, their history, how we use them today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn how hydrogen extracted from ordinary water can be used to power homes and businesses or run fuel cells in vehicles. Sidebars, full-color photos, full-spread diagrams, well-placed graphs, charts, and maps, stories highlighting innovations in action, and a glossary enhance this engaging title.

Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

L. E. Carmichael (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808954

As our world's population grows, so to does our need for energy. Scientists seek the next breakthrough in new technology while constantly finding ways to make current solutions cheaper and more efficient. In this title, discover what hybrid and electric vehicles are, their history, how we use them today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn about exciting new ways to power cars, including plug-in hybrid technology, lithium batteries, fuel cells, and solar-electric systems. Sidebars, full-color photos, full-spread diagrams, well-placed graphs, charts, and maps, stories highlighting innovations in action, and a glossary enhance this engaging title.

Sustainable Agriculture

Lisa Owings (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809005

As our world's population grows, so to does our need for energy. Scientists seek the next breakthrough in new technology while constantly finding ways to make current solutions cheaper and more efficient. In this title, discover what sustainable agriculture is, its history, how we practice it today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn about how farmers use energy, what steps they are taking to use new sources of energy more efficiently, and how they are learning from and working with nature to improve farming. Sidebars, full-color photos, full-spread diagrams, well-placed graphs, charts, and maps, stories highlighting innovations in action, and a glossary enhance this engaging title.

The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Courtney Farrell (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840517

This title examines an important event in recent history - the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Easy-to-read, compelling text describes the scene of the catastrophe and its aftermath, the incident itself, the rescue of the Deepwater Horizon crewmembers, key people involved, the cause of and response to the disaster, and its effects on society and the environment. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

The 2011 Japan Disasters

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878411

This title examines an important historic event - the March 11, 2011, earthquake that spawned a devastating tsunami in Japan. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the dual disaster that resulted in thousands of deaths and left many people homeless. This book also details the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant near Japan's northeast coast and the recovery efforts following the disasters. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

The Bubonic Plague

Kevin Cunningham (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840487

This title examines an important historic event - the bubonic plague. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of the disease, how it spread, key players and happenings during the black death, and the event's effects on society up through modern times. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

Hurricane Katrina

Jeannine Ouellette (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851605

Describes the events leading up to and including the hurricane that became the most deadly natural disaaster in U.S. history.

The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851667

Explores the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and how that event has sculpted societies, the sciences, and politics.