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The Ganges: India's Sacred River

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791652

This amazing book reveals the facts about the Ganges, a river sacred to Hindus. Flowing through one of the most densely populated areas in the world, its banks are also the site of shrines, temples, and holy cities, including Varanasi, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.

The Mississippi: America's Mighty River

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791669

This wonderful book takes readers along the mighty Mississippi. Often celebrated in music and literature, its exploration by explorers spurred the growth of a new nation. Today, the Mississippi not only provides transportation for agricultural and industrial goods but also supplies water for millions of people.

Plants in Different Habitats

Rebecca Sjonger, Bobbie Kalman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166524

Plants are living things that grow and change. Over time, plants have made remarkable adaptations to suit the habitats in which they live. Simple text and beautiful images highlight how plants have adapted to life in the Arctic, in aquatic environments, and in other habitats such as those in deserts and grasslands.

Changing Seasons

Bobbie Kalman, Kelley MacAulay (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166487

Changing Seasons clearly explains the fascinating changes that take place in nature every year. This vibrant book takes an in-depth look at why there are four seasons, the patterns that appear in each season, and how these changes affect both plants and animals.

Earth's Mountains

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790273

Young readers will be fascinated to learn about how mountains are created and change. Through breathtaking photographs, they will wonder at Earths majestic mountains and meet some of the people and animals that live in the often-harsh environment so high above the ground.

Earth's Coasts

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790266

In this beautifully photographed book, Bobbie Kalman takes children on a tour of different coasts, where they can ride some breathtaking ocean waves or meet underwater animals that live in nearby coral reefs. Children will also be introduced to some amazing coastal cities and learn about famous coastal rock formations.

Earth's Rivers

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790280

Why do people need rivers? What causes rivers to flood? These are just a few of the questions answered by this fascinating introduction to rivers.

What Are Minerals?

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197429

Minerals are chemicals that are the building blocks of rocks. Metals, crystals, and gemstones are all minerals found in rocks. This interesting book describes how to identify minerals, where they can be found, the rock cycle process, the uses of minerals, and how they are mined.

What Is the Rock Cycle?

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195258

What is the Rock Cycle describes the natural transformation of one type of rock into others. Beginning with igneous rocks made in volcanic eruptions, rock is weathered and eroded gradually to form a sediment. This sediment is then deposited and pressed into layers making sedimentary rocks. These in turn are transformed by heat and pressure into metamorphic rocks. Heat makes these melt into magma which, together with molten rock from the core of the Earth, make new igneous rocks.

What Are Sedimentary Rocks?

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195241

It all starts with erosion for sedimentary rock. Worn down bits of rock become pressed together under pressure into strata, or layers. The formation of rock such as sandstone, shale, limestone, and dolomite is explained in this fact-filled book. Readers will also learn that this type of rock is useful in determining the Earths geological history because its layers often hold fossils and other geological clues.

What Are Crystals?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197405

Crystals are made up of minerals hardened into distinct shapes with regular repeating patterns. This informative book takes a look at the underground process that creates crystals, from sparkling quartz to ordinary salt, as well as where they are found and how they are mined.

How to be a Rock Collector

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197399

Rock collecting is a hobby that is easy to start. This engaging book describes how to dig, where you can and can't dig (restricted in national parks), the necessary equipment, how to identify rocks and gems, and the proper recording and storage of your collection.

What Are Fossils?

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197412

This fascinating book explains how plants and animals become fossils, how they are extracted from excavation sites, and how paleontologists and geologists piece together Earth's history by studying these ancient clues.

What Are Metamorphic Rocks?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195234

Heat, pressure and stress can also change some igneous or sedimentary rocks into other kinds of rocks. This fact-filled book describes the process that turns limestone into marble, shale into slate, and granite into gneiss. Metamorphic rocks are often used as materials for floors, roofs, and counter tops because of their beauty.

What Are Igneous Rocks?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195227

Igneous rock has a dramatic beginningit requires red-hot volcanic activity. This fact-filled book explains how granite, lava, basalt, silica, quartz and feldspar are formed after hot, molten rock cools. Readers will also learn about volcanoes and tectonic plates, the minerals that make up igneous rocks, and the crystallization of rock material.

Life in a Forestry Community

Lizann Flatt (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792697

Trees were one of the first natural resources used by man. In North American, most native and early European settlements were set up near forests from where wood was harvested for firewood, building homes and boats, and for fortifying villages. Western Canada had, and continues to have, huge coniferous forests. McKenzie in British Columbia, Canada, is a community based on timber mills, timber supply and tourism. It has a population of 5,450 people.

Life in a Mining Community

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792703

Mining People mine for coal, oil, minerals, and metals. These are used for energy and as raw products to make things. In various parts of North America there are huge areas rich in one or more of these natural resources. Gillette, in Wyoming, is the coal-mining capital of the USA. Nearby is the small community of Moorcroft. The community developed from an old wild west cattle-ranching center and is now largely based on oil and coal-mining. About 900 people live in the small town.

Life in a Fishing Community

Hélène Boudreau (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792680

This title looks at offshore fishing. Around the coast of much of North America, fishing stocks have greatly declined as a result of overfishing, pollution, and global warming. Nova Scotia, in the northeast of Canada, once had a huge fishing industry. In 1753, people from Germany, Switzerland, and France came from Europe to set up colony at Lunenburg on the coast. They soon set up a fishing and shipbuilding industry. The community grew until about 1980, when the fishing industry largely stopped. Since then, the community has had to reinvent itself. It is still largely based on the old industries, but tourism is as important. Lunenburg has a population of about 3500 people.

Life in a Farming Community

Lizann Flatt (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792673

People first domesticated wild animals and plants more than 10,000 years ago. The first peoples of North America quickly learned to farm using hand- and animal-power. As technology developed, farming machines were invented. These helped develop farming in many regions of North America previously too difficult to cultivate. From 1840 to 1880, Wisconsin USA became the breadbasket of America, and crop- and livestock-farming developed quickly. The village of Monticello is famous for its dairy farming and cheese. The community is still largely based on this. It has a population of about 1,200 people and is the focus of this book about life in a farming community.

Tundra Food Chains

Bobbie Kalman, Kelley MacAulay (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427198150

The tundra is one of the most extreme habitats on Earth, and yet hundreds of species of plants and animals thrive there. In Tundra Food Chains, fascinating photographs and clear text teach children about how the plants and animals of the tundra have adapted to survive, and the many ways they manage to find food in this stark habitat.

Forest Food Chains

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427198129

This informative book focuses on temperate forest food chains. It looks at the plants, herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores of this habitat and how they get food energy during the various seasons of the year.

Prairie Food Chains

Bobbie Kalman, Kelley MacAulay (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427198167

Children will enjoy exploring the vast prairies of North America in Prairie Food Chains. Young readers will learn about the different types of prairie habitats, how animals get the nutrients they need, and the fascinating adaptation some prairie animals undergo to survive in their habitats.

Australian Outback Food Chains

Hadley Dyer, Bobbie Kalman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427164131

Children will be fascinated by the variety of plants and animals found in Australian Outback Food Chains. Through spectacular photographs, illustrations, and text, this book examines the Outback habitat and the adaptations that its resident wildlife have made over time to live in this harsh environment. Topics covered in this book include how plants make food dangers to Outback food chains herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores

Wetland Food Chains

Kylie Burns, Bobbie Kalman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427164193

A wide variety of plants and animals live, visit, and feed in wetlands, but wetlands are fast disappearing. This informative book describes life in a specific wetlandthe marsh. Beautiful photographs, illustrations, and text explain which plants and animals live in this habitat and how they interact with one another. Young readers will learn about wetland herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores how wetland animals survive the changing seasons the importance of wetlands to migrating animals dangers to wetlands

Coral Reef Food Chains

Bobbie Kalman, Kelley MacAulay (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427164148

Coral Reef Food Chains takes readers on an exciting underwater journey to one of the worlds most fascinating habitats. Stunning photographs and detailed illustrations help show the relationships between the plants, herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores that live in and around this unique and fragile habitat.