A fun and fascinating look at subterranean city spaces, this book takes readers on a tour through vaults, tunnels, shopping malls, and pathways built throughout the world. Cutaway illustrations and maps help readers understand how cities were built from the underground up.
The ancient hidden city of Derinkuyu, Turkey, was forgotten for centuries until a man discovered a hidden wall while doing renovations on his home in 1963. Ancient Underground Structures uses cutaway illustrations to detail the hidden history of ancient structures, used by such people as troglodytes who inhabited underground churches, markets, mines, and burial chambers.
Experiments and research challenges help reinforce mathematical concepts in this fascinating book about great math thinkers in history and their discoveries. Readers will enjoy reading the stories behind each breakthrough in math as well as the mini bios of the math "STEM-gineers" who solved them.
From ancient Pueblo homes to the Australian mining town where half the population lives underground, this appealing book uses cutaway illustrations to introduce readers to homes that were built below ground. Labeled diagrams of underground homes and fun facts will make this enjoyable read highly useful.
What lies beneath your city or town? Underground City Systems uses cutaway illustrations to explore the world’s great sewer and water systems. Readers will be amazed by such startling facts as the “fatberg” causing problems in London, England’s sewer system, and toilet-swimming sewer rats that plague all sewage systems. Readers will also learn about other underground services and systems, including heating and cooling, power and cable, as well as underground farming.
From Michelangelo’s paintings to climbing the world’s highest mountains and breaking the sound barrier, this book offers a glimpse of the greatest achievements made by humans in history. Bite-sized bits of information combine with relevant images to make it easy to access useful facts and numbers.
How long did it take to build the Great Wall of China? Why is the Golden Gate Bridge the most iconic bridge in the world? These and other great structure-related questions are answered in this engaging title. Clever infographics, and infographic-like icons make it easy to access useful facts and numbers.
From conflict-torn Somalia, to the massive Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya, and finally to a new home in Sweden, Fatuma’s family is used to constant change. Still, Sweden's cold winters and difficult language have required a lot of adjustment. There is hope, but also fear. Fatuma’s story gives readers a glimpse of how, even in countries that accept refugees, not everyone is fully accepting.
Baseema’s family was nearly torn apart by the terrorist violence of Boko Haram in her homeland of Nigeria. Forced to flee their farm, they relied on friends of her father for a home and support. Still unable to return, the family moves again to Kano, the second largest city in Nigeria, and struggles to survive. Baseema’s story gives a glimpse of how many refugees rely on extended networks of family and friends and how, with education disrupted, young women are often forced to marry early.
Zahra’s family left Iran because of political persecution and found a new home in Australia. She will never forget her early years as a refugee, from learning English to navigating transportation. But Zahra is now 100 percent Aussie, and keen to finish university and make her mark on her adopted home. The story includes details on how refugees contribute to their new homes culturally, socially, and financially.
Threatened by gangs and everyday violence, Benito’s family flees El Salvador to an uncertain but safer life in Mexico. They are later joined by Auntie Lara, who lost a son to gang violence and joined a migrant caravan heading to the United States. The story is interwoven with details on how violence in countries whose governments no longer function make a safe life impossible, continuing the cycle of refugees heading to Central and North America.
Etienne is a former child soldier from the Democratic Republic of Congo with a secret fear he will never be safe. His father and brother are missing and presumed dead. After he escapes his captors, his mother decides they have lost enough. They are lucky enough to have family in Canada and are reunited with them as refugees. The story is interspersed with facts about the trauma some refugees deal with and the uncertain welcome from countries struggling with opposition to refugees.
Andre's family was resettled in Ecuador after rebels stormed their village in Colombia. Although they were safe, life wasn’t easy and Andre’s father had a hard time finding work. Suffering discrimination in their country of refuge, and with the situation improved in Colombia since the 2016 peace deal, his family makes the decision to return home. There, they work hard to regain their life and are reunited with a brother and son who had been taken by rebels. Readers get vital insight into how some refugees return to their homelands when—and if—it is safe to do so.
From the first games held in ancient Greece to the cultural extravaganzas of recent years, there have been some incredible and amazing events and milestones in the world of Olympic sports. Now G is for Gold Medal: An Olympics Alphabet, showcases those athletes and events that not only set sports records but also impacted history and world views. Learn the meaning behind the five interlocking rings featured on the Olympic flag. Cheer on American Jim Thorpe as he won the pentathlon and decathlon at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden, only to lose his medals later. Read how the man dubbed as the "world's laziest high jumper" won the gold in 1968 and later had a jump named after him.
As one of the Earth's biggest countries and the one with the world's largest population, China is well-known for its rich history and traditions. Books in the Countries of the World series teach readers about countries' unique features through engaging content and pictures. Readers will learn about China's culture, monuments like the Great Wall, and animals like panda bears that call China home. This book includes a table of contents, activity sections, sidebars, infographics, recipes, a glossary, and references to learn more.
In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the unique and defining characteristics of South America. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about this continent’s landscape, biomes, climate, wildlife, culture, and more. Strong STEM connections promote multi-subject learning. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, maps help readers locate the continent, and an At a Glance summary provides quick facts for easy reference. Children can learn more about South America using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Explore South America also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Examining the building process from the ground up, this high-interest title covers the history and construction of the Alamo, one of Texas's most well-known landmarks.
Examining the building process from the ground up, this high-interest title covers the history and construction of Mount Rushmore, one of South Dakota’s most well-known landmarks.
Examining the building process from the ground up, this high-interest title covers the history and construction of the Gateway Arch, one of Missouri’s most well-known landmarks.
Examining the building process from the ground up, this high-interest title covers the history and construction of the Washington Monument, one of Washington D.C.’s most well-known landmarks.
Examining the building process from the ground up, this high-interest title covers the history and construction of the Hoover Dam, one of Nevada’s most well-known landmarks.
Examining the building process from the ground up, this high-interest title covers the history and construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, one of California’s most well-known landmarks.
Examining the building process from the ground up, this high-interest title covers the history and construction of the Space Needle, one of Washington’s most well-known landmarks.
Examining the building process from the ground up, this high-interest title covers the history and construction of the Empire State Building, one of New York City’s most well-known landmarks.
Rusty boats litter the ground. The smell of dead fish fills the air. Who would believe the Salton Riviera was once a popular vacation spot? Once host to thousands of beachgoers, the area now sits empty. This high-interest book will outline just what caused the community’s decline. Special features such as maps, timelines, and fun facts add even more to this interesting title.