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.
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.
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.
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!
The events surrounding the Dust Bowl did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of an Oklahoma farmer, a migrant farm worker, and a government journalist as readers act out scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timelines.
From creating their own art tools to making a screen print unique to their personal style and vision, this title helps readers express their creativity through the various forms of printmaking. Using clear methods, engaging photographs, and non-toxic materials, readers will learn the techniques of printmaking and be inspired to experiment with their own designs and ideas.
This book contains photographs, diagrams, and text describing the various types of shorelines, including sandy and rocky shores, barrier islands, and coral reefs. Reading Essentials in Science.
Take an in-depth look at plant and fungi life in this science encyclopedia.
After a hang glider crashes into the pool of the house where Dinah and Madge are house-sitting, the hapless pilot creates more than a splash of suspicion in Dinah's mind. Why does this itchy intruder make off with Dinah's inflatable turtle? Why is someone trying to drive their cat-mad neighbor away? And what is the connection with the balding stranger seen lurking behind the hedge? And when Madge's boyfriend starts a campaign to save the endangered spotted owl, it seems that a crooked politician may be out to destroy the habitat of the near-extinct animal. While Madge paints, Dinah brushes aside suggestions that she be a quiet, well-behaved guest in this posh North Vancouver neighborhood. There's just too much for Dinah and her friends—tree-fanatic Pantelli and irritatingly conscientious Talbot—to investigate in this hilariously suspenseful adventure. Along with learning about endangered animals and fragile ecosystems, Dinah runs across clueless reporters and greedy developers, all the while continuing to belt out her favorite songs and satisfy her healthy appetite.
This book discusses the major roles water plays in all living things, including how it affects the weather, shapes the land, and nourishes plants and animals. Reading Essentials in Science.
The events of the Dust Bowl period did not look the same to everyone involved--understanding depends on perspective. In the Viewpoints and Perspectives series, more advanced readers will come to understand different viewpoints by learning the context, significance, and details of the period through the eyes of three different people, while engaging with text through questions sparking critical thinking. Books include timeline, glossary, and index.
An exploration of Yellowstone National Park, including how volcanoes helped form its landscape, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the geyser called Old Faithful.
A look at bison, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their shaggy coats, behaviors, relationships with humans, and threatened status in the world today.
Going wild. We don't see it as a good thing. And why would we? For most of our time on earth, humanity has been running from lions and other wilderness dangers. We've worked hard to make our local landscapes as safe and convenient as possible. Sometimes that's meant paving over areas that might burst into weeds. Other times, we've dammed rivers for electricity or irrigation. But now pollution, climate change and disruptions to the water cycle are affecting the world in ways we never anticipated. What if the new key to making our lives safer (and even healthier) is to allow the wilderness back into our cities?
John Muir spoke, wrote, and lived the wilderness, including taking President Theodore Roosevelt on an overnight trip to the Yosemite Valley. This trip led to Roosevelts signing into law a bill that placed Yosemite under federal control as a national park. Because of this and his founding of the Sierra Club, John Muir is credited as one of the key shapers of the modern environmental movement.
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.
Which bug has the most legs? Which bug is the fastest runner? Which spider is the most poisonous? And what's the deadliest bug of all? This is the world of bugs and spiders. Find out all about it. Get the facts. Then read 'What's Bugging You?', a story about alien explorers who get a big welcome from the local insect life. This fantastic book features an exciting combination of both fiction and non-fiction. The non-fiction section enables readers to engage with the subject matter, using dramatic illustrations and bite-sized texts. The beautifully illustrated fiction story appears in two formats - short, simple texts for more able readers and an illustrated 'speech bubble' version of the same story, for those who are really struggling. Part of the Trailblazers series, this book is brilliant for keeping reluctant readers engaged.
What is a disaster? Is being ill a disaster? What about 75 million dying in the Black Death? Find out what makes disasters happen before reading The Eruption to learn who to trust when a volcano erupts.
Introduces plants with unique or unusual features, such as those that eat meat and those that produce poisons, and includes a fictional story featuring carnivorous plants.