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The Urals

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197481

The Ural Mountains form a natural boundary called the "Stone Belt" between Europe and Asia. Rich in mineral deposits, the Urals have long been a major source of industry for Russia. This fascinating book describes the geological makeup and history of the Ural mountain range, as well as the cultures and ways of life of the people in Russia and Kazakhstan who live in its shadow. Special sections also describe the plants and animals that thrive in this mountain habitat, as well as the unique problems facing this region.

The Atacama Desert

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427190987

This fascinating book describes the geological makeup and history of the Atacama Desert in Chile. One of the driest areas of the world - some parts never receive any rain - the desert's climate can be cold, sometimes producing snow and fog. Readers will be fascinated to learn that the Atacama's soil is so similar to soil samples from Mars that NASA goes to this desert to test its exploration instruments. NASA has also set up its Earth-Mars Cave Detection Program in the Atacama, too. Special sections also describe the desert's natural resources and unique problems facing this region, as well as the people, plants, and animals that inhabit this desert habitat.

The Great Victoria Desert

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191007

This amazing book describes the geological makeup and history of the Great Victoria Desert in Australia. Used in modern times for mining and testing of atomic bombs, this vast, sandy area has been home to a number of indigenous peoples for thousands of years. Although there is little rain, the blooms with a variety of plants. Readers will learn about the Mamungari Conservation Park located in the Great Victoria Desert, which is known for a eucalyptus tree called Ooldea mallee with large, spectacular red, pink, or yellow flowers. Special sections also describe the desert's natural resources, as well as the unique problems facing this region such as the introduction of non-native species of animals.

The Andes

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197443

Running almost the full length of South America on its western coast, the Andes is the longest continental mountain range in the world. This remote and harsh environment saw the rise and fall of one of the great ancient civilizations of the world, the Incas. This fascinating book describes the geological makeup and history of the Andes mountain range, and how it is intertwined with the cultures and ways of life of the people in South America who live in its shadow. Special sections also describe the plants and animals that thrive in this mountain habitat, as well as the unique problems facing this region.

The Appalachians

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197450

The Great Appalachian Valley, a major land form of the Appalachian mountains, played an important role in the early history of the United States. Routes through the valley, first made by Native Americans, made the mountains passable, later allowing European immigrants to expand colonization of the region. This fascinating book describes the geological makeup and history of the mountain ranges that form the Appalachians, and the people in the United States and Canada who live in their shadows. Special sections also describe the plants and animals that thrive in these mountain habitats, as well as the unique problems facing this region.

The Himalayas

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197467

Home of two of the world's highest peaks - Mount Everest and K2 - the Himalayas are both revered and feared by mountaineers around the world. This fascinating book describes the geological makeup and history of the Himalaya mountain range, and how it is intertwined with the cultures and ways of life of the people in South Asia who live in its shadow. Special sections also describe the plants and animals that thrive in this mountain habitat, as well as the unique problems facing this region.

Re-Greening the Environment: Careers in Cleanup, Remediation, and Restoration

Suzy Gazlay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197221

Re-Greening the Environment covers the wide range of careers in environmental clean-up, remediation, and renewal. The response to two massive oil spills in recent years the Exxon Valdez oil spill off the coast of Alaska in 1989 and the current Deepwater Horizon/BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico are explored. The types of jobs and careers that are associated with preventing and correcting disasters such as these include environmental scientist, hydrogeologist, enforcing clean-up regulations, and monitoring and testing waterways, soil, and groundwater for harmful pollutants. Also, the reuse and rehabbing of older commercial or industrial buildings presents opportunities in planning, designing, rebuilding, reclaiming, and restoring the natural habitats associated with these sites.

Touring, Trekking, and Traveling Green: Careers in Ecotourism

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197238

Touring, Trekking, and Traveling Green explores the many careers open to people in the fast-growing field of ecotourism. From being an ecotour leader or naturalist to managing a wildlife eco-lodge, working as a travel agent certified in ecotourism, or teaching on-the-ground tour guides and college students interested in making a living helping others enjoy nature, the opportunities for people seeking work in ecotourism are manyand growing fast. Other jobs associated with ecotourism include working in public relations or marketing ecotourism destinations, writing guidebooks, and helping visitors understand and appreciate nature as an interpreter for agencies such as the U.S. National Park Service and Parks Canada. Also of note: the challenges and responsibilities that jobs in ecotourism present to people who wish to make use of the environment for fun and profit without harming the ecological health of our planet.

Environmental Chemistry

Rachel Eagen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196101

The way we live affects our environment. Environmental Chemistry takes a look at how chemistry-related inventions have both helped and harmed our environment. Readers will learn the science and chemistry of acid rain, ozone depletion, and water pollution. Easy experiments allow budding scientists to test theories and understand the chemistry of environments and environmental pollution.

Building Green Places: Careers in Planning, Designing, and Building

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792512

Building Green Places takes a green look at careers in planning, designing, and building energy-efficient facilities in which to live, work, and play. It also includes the development of communities built in a way that will complement and enhance Earths ecosystems.

Pollution

Robert Green (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793552

What causes pollution? How does pollution affect the environment? Why should we care about pollution? Read this book to find out more about the social, environmental, and economic issues related to pollution and what you can do about it.

Global Warming

Robert Green (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793538

Is human activity causing Earth's to heat up? Is global warming just a natural event? What are the possible effects of global warming? Read this book to learn more about the global warming debate and to start forming your own opinions.

Africanized Honey Bee

Barbara A. Somervill (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793460

Honeybees are known for their familiar buzzing and honey production. Learn how an experiment meant to increase honey production created aggressive Africanized honeybees that have taken over territory and caused big problems for beekeepers, farmers, and anyone unlucky enough to disturb them.

Protecting Ecosystems

Leanne Currie-McGhee (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602795785

The Hands on Science series provides students with background on key concepts in Science. Each title includes engaging hands on exercises that bring the concepts to life for kids. Real World Science: Protecting Ecosystems, provides information on natural changes vs. changes brought about by people, wise use of ecosystems, and restoring damaged ecosystems.

Wildlife Photographer

Barbara A. Somervill (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602794399

Introduces readers to the cool career of wildlife photographer by giving a better understanding of this cool job.

Solar Energy

Christine Taylor-Butler (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797222

Following the scientific process, this title provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of the power of solar energy.

Water

Charnan Simon (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797246

Following the scientific process, this title provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of the property of water.

Plants

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797109

Following the scientific process, this title provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of plants and plant life.

Soil

Vicky Franchino (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797208

Following the scientific process, this title provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of the property and characteristics of soil.

Magnets

Christine Taylor-Butler (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797253

Following the scientific process, this title provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of the properties of magnetism.

Planet Earth

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797215

Following the scientific process, this titles provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of the planet earth.

Ecosystems

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797116

Following the scientific process, this titles provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of ecosystems

Erosion

Charnan Simon (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797192

Following scientific process, this title provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of cause and effects of erosion.

Cells

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797123

Following the scientific process, this title provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of cells.

From Waste to Energy

Robert Green (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797390

This title provides information on one of most promising emerging sources of energy, waste. Provides a background on the opportunity and challenges associated with using waste to produce alternative energy.