Discover Galveston Bay takes readers to the water's edge, where they will learn about the bay's atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Galveston Bay is the largest estuary in Texas, and the Galveston Bay area is home to around half the population of Texas. It also houses the Christmas Bay Coastal Preserve, which is untouched by human activity. Rich in shellfish, including the majority of oysters harvested in Texas, Galveston Bay is one of Texas's most vital geographical areas. Colorful maps, diagrams, and photos provide readers with a close-up view of Galveston Bay. Book is aligned to curriculum standards and includes sidebar, activity, glossary, index, and additional resources.
Discover Grand Traverse Bay takes readers to the water's edge, where they will learn about the bay's atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay area is home to year-round fishing, fruit orchards, and many animal species. Readers can explore the bay's unique underwater bluffs and riverbeds, formed by fast-moving glaciers. Colorful maps, diagrams, and photos provide a close-up view of Grand Traverse Bay. Book is aligned to curriculum standards and includes sidebar, activity, glossary, index, and additional resources.
Discover Massachusetts Bay takes readers to the water's edge, where they will learn about the bay's atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Surrounded by some of America's oldest cities, Massachusetts Bay is home to shipping and fishing, and is a top tourist destination. Explore life in the bay's waters and along its shores, and gain a better understanding of how humans have impacted the bay since the first colonists arrived from England in 1620. Colorful maps, diagrams, and photos provide a close-up view of Massachusetts Bay. Book is aligned to curriculum standards and includes sidebar, activity, glossary, index, and additional resources.
Discover Monterey Bay takes readers to the water's edge, where they will learn about the bay's atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Part of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Monterey Bay is teeming with a variety of plant and animal life. The bay is also home to an underwater canyon 11,800 feet deep, and the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium promotes protection and conservation of marine life. Colorful maps, diagrams, and photos provide a close-up view of Monterey Bay. Book is aligned to curriculum standards and includes sidebar, activity, glossary, index, and additional resources.
Discover Resurrection Bay takes readers to the water's edge, where they will learn about the bay's atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Resurrection Bay is one of Alaska's top tourist destinations. Readers will experience its rugged shores and rocky islands, home to sea lions and harbor seals. They will explore the bay's deep coves, where humpback and killer whales thrive in the nutrient-rich waters. Colorful maps, diagrams, and photos provide a close-up view of Resurrection Bay. Book is aligned to curriculum standards and includes sidebar, activity, glossary, index, and additional resources.
Discover San Francisco Bay takes readers to the water's edge, where they will learn about the bay's atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Life in the San Francisco Bay area is diverse. More than 1,000 animal and plant species coexist with humans on and around the bay's shoreline. The bay is home to the Golden Gate Bridge, multiple international airports, and America's fifth-largest seaport. Colorful maps, diagrams, and photos provide a close-up view of San Francisco Bay. Book is aligned to curriculum standards and includes sidebar, activity, glossary, index, and additional resources.
A look at chameleons, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their color-changing skin, behaviors, relationships with humans, and fragile status in the world today.
How many uses can you find for an old glass jam jar? This engaging book looks at the always topical issues of managing our waste in a world with finite resources. Infographic details provide ready facts such as how much energy recycling one tin can provides and what that energy can be used for.
How can eating better ourselves improve life for everyone on the planet? This intriguing title combines images and infographics to help explain how choosing foods that don't have to be shipped long distances, don't add to world pollution, and are not in danger of running out helps to ensure the world's food supply. Close-up boxes and case studies illustrate relevant examples of topics such as soil protection, organic vs industrial farming, and overfishing.
Want to know if the Canada lynx lives in any other countries, or where not to go if you don't want to run into a venomous cottonmouth snake? This vibrant atlas is packed with eye-catching images of animals and their ecosystems and territories. Useful maps and text provide readers with easy-to-access geographic and biological information on animals that live throughout the world.
Readers bored with seeing the same information on renewable energy will love the focus on relevant contemporary examples in this book. How does solar power give energy to medical clinics in Ghana or cut fossil fuel use in Australia? Infographics make finding detailed information easy and interesting.
From urban design that suits the local landscape to zero-carbon living, this fascinating book looks at how cities around the world are adapting to environmental change. Readers are presented with real-life, eco-city solutions to issues such as water use in times of drought, and why green spaces matter.
Make a simple refrigerator like pottery-maker Mohammed Bah Abba did that does not use electricity, or create little models of people out of ice like sculptor Néle Azevedo. This title gives readers both an understanding of the different states of matter and the skills to investigate great discoveries and works. Exciting and easy-to-understand experiments encourage budding scientists, inventors, engineers, and artists to stand on the shoulders of the curious and creative people who came before them.
The survival of the giant panda depends on the survival of its only food: bamboo. Habitat loss from the destruction of bamboo forests in south central China where they live made the giant panda a vulnerable species. This book tells how habitat conservation and the creation of borrowing-and-breeding programs with zoos around the world kept the beloved bear from extinction.
Climate Change is a hot-button topic today and one that requires skill to examine and grasp different viewpoints. This book introduces readers to multiple perspectives on the topic and encourages them to objectively view local, national, and global connections to help them form knowledgeable points of view.
Long considered by humans as a threat to livestock, wolves are hunted as pests. In particular, the gray wolf has been hunted almost to extinction in parts of North America. But these keystone predators help keep an ecosystem in balance. This book details reintroduction programs that have helped populations recover—yet they still occupy only 10 percent of their historic range.
Humpback whales are a true ecological success story. Readers will be enthralled by the story of these masters of the deep, listed as endangered in 1970. Protected by an international ban on hunting all whales in 1982, the humpback recovered so well it was no longer listed as endangered in most of the world by 2016.
Listed as a threatened species in 1975, the grizzly bears near Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming have made a remarkable recovery. Intriguing text and vibrant images will draw readers into the story of the bear's decline due to human interaction and habitat loss, and the strategies put in place that helped it return.
The American alligator, which escaped extinction 65 million years ago, was nearly wiped out in the marshes and swamps of Louisiana and Florida in the last century. Today, they are thriving. This exciting book tells the story of how government protection, habitat preservation, and a campaign to reduce the demand for alligator products helped bring back these fierce-looking predators.
The only remaining wild population of whooping cranes breeds in Canada and winters in the United States. The story of their recovery is a tale of cross-border cooperation and the work of a team of international biologists. Readers will be able to chart their course and determine the elements of this successful recovery plan.
Increasing temperatures, rising sea levels, raging wildfires, and sweeping hurricanes: climate change is happening, but what if we don’t make changes to stop it? Readers will find out when climate change began, how it has progressed, and what we can do to fight it in this high-interest title. An opening narrative throws readers into what may happen as the climate continues to change for the worse in this title, while interesting facts provide additional information to the main text. Can life adapt to our climate-changed world, or will it be the end?
Follows the experiences of Amos, an American badger, from his birth to adulthood when he first becomes a father. Includes factual information about the natural history of badgers.
What happens to the environment when a drought occurs? What are some of the causes of droughts? What can people do about the problems caused by droughts? How can you use your math skills to learn more about droughts? Read this book to find the answers to these questions and learn more about droughts.
This book discusses the science behind tornadoes and their effects. The chapters describe deadly tornadoes, examine the weather conditions that cause tornadoes, and explain how people prepare for these disasters. Diagrams, charts, and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved.
Readers will discover the way genetics makes people, animals, and plants look the way they do in this intriguing and stimulating book! DNA, recessive and dominant traits, chromosomes, alleles, and the steps of mitosis are just some of the captivating topics that are discussed. Featuring numerous vivid, colorful images, fascinating facts, supportive text, and an accessible glossary and index, readers will be delighted from beginning to end. A helpful and interesting lab activity encourages readers to explore genetics even further!