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The Nile: River in the Sand

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791676

The Nile is the worlds longest river and the birthplace of one of the greatest civilizations of the ancient world. This book takes readers along the River in the Sand. Ancient Egyptians depended on the Niles annual floods to deposit fertile soil for farming. Today, more than 70 million people still grow crops in the rivers basin and fish in its waters.

The Yangtze: China's Majestic River

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791713

The mighty Yangtze River, the third-longest river in the world, is the birthplace of Chinese civilization. This intriguing book takes readers along this ancient transportation route, strategic natural boundary, and lifeblood of an agricultural society. The near completion of the Three Gorges Dam has displaced more than a million people and changed the river's ecosystem dramatically.

The Amazon: River in a Rain Forest

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791645

Second in length only to the Nile, the Amazon River carries a greater volume of water than any other river in the world. This attractive book features the fascinating facts about this far-reaching river and the animals, plant life, and indigenous cultures that live in the surrounding rain forest.

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.

Eleven Nature Tales

Pleasant DeSpain (author)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874834581

In this new millennium, we are faced with a critical question: are we willing to work together to ensure the survival of the planet? Eleven ancient stories address this challenging issue through tales of natural elements such as Sun, Moon, Stars, Ocean, Wind, Fire, Mammals, Reptiles, Birds, Insects, Rocks, Trees, and Humans.

Earth Care

Margaret Read MacDonald (author)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874837841

This collection of traditional tales and proverbs from over twenty ethnic groups touches upon both human and ecological themes such as environmental protection, the care of other creatures, and the connection of all things in nature.

Cougars

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601290

A look at cougars, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their tawny coats, behaviors, relationships with humans, and protected status as a game animal in the world today.

Camels

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601283

A look at camels, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their humps, behaviors, relationships with humans, and protected status of wild species in the world today.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Science

Jim Ollhoff (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617871979

The Science covers the what and why of climate change. What is causing the change? What is the greenhouse effect? Are there other greenhouse gasses? What is the earth's climate history? What happens in a warmer world? These questions and more are answered in this title. Facts, myths, and modern solutions are presented in clear, age-appropriate language. Readers learn what is being done to protect and live in the world of the future.

Water and Ice

Jim Ollhoff (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617872006

Water and Ice demonstrates how climate change will affect the glaciers and oceans. This title answers how high sea levels will rise along with what will happen to Antarctica and the Arctic circle if earth continues to grow warmer. The title also describes the dreaded "worst-case scenario", thermohaline shutdown. Facts, myths, and modern solutions are presented in clear, age-appropriate language. Readers learn what is being done to protect and live in the world of the future.

Technological Solutions

Jim Ollhoff (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617871993

Technological Solutions looks to finding an answer to climate change through scientific means. Many ways to reverse climate change are introduced from the obvious reducing pollution and carbon dioxide through renewable, future energy to the fascinating idea of using screens and mirrors to partially block sunlight, from building levees to prevent floods to creating artificial clouds and growing plankton to absorb extra carbon. Facts, myths, and modern solutions are presented in clear, age-appropriate language. Readers learn what is being done to protect and live in the world of the future.

Social Solutions

Jim Ollhoff (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617871986

Social Solutions seeks out what can be done to reverse climate change or prevent further damage. This title asks specifically what can governments, businesses, farmers, communities, consumers, and you can do. An emphasis is placed on working together and uniting towards a single, common goal. Facts, myths, and modern solutions are presented in clear, age-appropriate language. Readers learn what is being done to protect and live in the world of the future.

Myths and Controversies

Jim Ollhoff (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617871962

There are a lot of different views on Climate Change. Myths and Controversies takes a look at some of the most popular arguments against climate change and why they are only myths. Debates of cold winters, natural processes, scientific errors, and global warming is a hoax are some of what is covered in this title. Facts, myths, and modern solutions are presented in clear, age-appropriate language. Readers learn what is being done to protect and live in the world of the future.

Living in a Warmer World

Jim Ollhoff (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617871955

Living in a Warmer World describes what would happen if the earth's temperature were to rise by a few degrees and how humans and animals would have to adapt. Six degrees is all it takes to cause massive flooding, decreased forests, growing deserts, farmland loss, major hurricanes and storms, animal extinctions, and disease. Facts, myths, and modern solutions are presented in clear, age-appropriate language. Readers learn what is being done to protect and live in the world of the future.

Wind Energy

David Armentrout, Patricia Armentrout (authors)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604723267

The uses of wind energy is the topic of this book. Explains the positive and negative impact this form of energy can have on our world.

Solar Energy

David Armentrout, Patricia Armentrout (authors)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 1604723254

Solar energy is explained. Included in the book is where it comes from, who uses it, and the positive and negative benefits of using it.

Surviving the Dust Bowl

Jo Cleland

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 160694441X

In graphic-novel format, this book chronicles the dust storms which plagued the plains states from 1930 to 1939 while depicting one family's efforts to escape the devastation and start a new life in California.