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Fair Trade and Global Economy

Charlie Ogden (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120854

Although there are benefits to buying and selling goods and services from country to country, many people are concerned that a global economy contributes to unfair wages and working conditions in many parts of the world. This interesting title examines the global economy and technological innovation, the exploitation of workers, and the 2008 economic crisis. Readers will gain an understanding of key concepts, such as fair trade, and find out how each of us can have a positive impact on workers around the world.

Islam in Turkey

Leyla Alicavusoglu, Frances Hawker (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197863

Islam in Turkey follows Metehan and his sister Ayse during the month of Ramadan. Follow them as Metehan tries fasting for the first time, and find out why Muslims celebrate Ramadan and how they learn about the Quran.

The Greatest Human Achievements

Grace Jones, Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122384

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.

War Correspondents

Sabrina Crewe (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180742

In the age of 24-hour news television, some war correspondents have become media stars by "embedding" or attaching themselves to a particular military unit in order to follow and report on their activities. Journalists who report on conflicts keep the world's citizens up to date by showing the reality of war. In the last century, the safety of war correspondents was usually respected by both sides involved in a conflict. Not so in modern warfare. War correspondents not only have to fear being killed or wounded in an attack they are reporting on, they have increasingly become the direct targets of violence and kidnapping themselves. This book describes the dangerous process of reporting on war and steps correspondents take to ensure their safety.

Mapping South America

Paul Rockett (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117847

Detailed photos and full-color maps help take readers on a fascinating visual journey through South America! This book's appealing format highlights the facts about the human and physical geography of the continent. Readers will put their analytical skills to use to interpret different types of maps as sources of information, from physical maps that show the region's landmarks to political maps that teach about the region's countries to interesting cultural and thematic maps.

Mapping Europe

Paul Rockett (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117823

Detailed photos and full-color maps help take readers on a fascinating visual journey through Europe! This book's appealing format highlights the facts about the human and physical geography of the continent. Readers will put their analytical skills to use to interpret different types of maps as sources of information, from physical maps that show the region's landmarks to political maps that teach about the region's countries to interesting cultural and thematic maps.

Mapping Australia and Oceania, and Antarctica

Paul Rockett (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117816

Detailed photos and full-color maps help take readers on a fascinating visual journey through the diverse and intriguing continents of Australia and Oceania, and Antarctica! This book's appealing format highlights the facts about the human and physical geography of these continents. Readers will put their analytical skills to use to interpret different types of maps as sources of information, from physical maps that show the region's landmarks to political maps that teach about the region's countries to interesting cultural and thematic maps.

Mapping Asia

Paul Rockett (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117809

Detailed photos and full-color maps help take readers on a fascinating visual journey through Asia! This book's appealing format highlights the facts about the human and physical geography of the continent. Readers will put their analytical skills to use to interpret different types of maps as sources of information, from physical maps that show the region's landmarks to political maps that teach about the region's countries to interesting cultural and thematic maps.

Mapping Africa

Paul Rockett (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117793

Detailed photos and full-color maps help take readers on a fascinating visual journey through Africa! This book's appealing format highlights the facts about the human and physical geography of the continent. Readers will put their analytical skills to use to interpret different types of maps as sources of information, from physical maps that show the region's landmarks to political maps that teach about the region's countries to interesting cultural and thematic maps.

Trailblazers of Technology

Rob Colson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122360

Robotics, the Internet, and computers are some of the most signifcant technology breakthroughs of the last hundred years. This book identifies the pioneers of technology and how their innovations have revolutionized our world. Readers will enjoy reading the stories behind each historic invention as well as the mini bios of the technology "STEM-gineers" who made them. Experiments and research challenges help reinforce concepts.

The Greatest Buildings and Structures

Grace Jones (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122377

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.

Human Rights and Liberty

Charlie Ogden (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118981

As people, we are all born with certain rights, called human rights, that are not given to us by laws. This book explains that no matter where we live in the world or under what government, our human rights protect our claim to live with freedom, equality, justice, and peace. Case studies discuss what happens when human rights are blocked and our liberty—the right to live the way we want to—is taken away. An activity encourages further discussion.

Equality and Diversity

Charlie Ogden (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118967

Equality is having the same rights, opportunities, and status as everyone else. Diversity is about recognizing the importance of different cultures in society, while still protecting their equality. This timely book discusses why the acceptance of diversity is important in society to prevent discrimination based on race, religion, and sex. Case studies of real-world events help readers understand the consequences of inequality.

Government and Democracy

Charlie Ogden (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118974

A government is a group of people who provide rules and authority for the society they serve. Readers will learn that there are many different kinds of governments. Examples of governments around the world frame a discussion of why it is important that citizens have a say in who governs them and the decisions that get made. Activities encourage further discussion.

Bodyguards

Antony Loveless (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798064

The role of bodyguard or "close protection officer" is highly misunderstood. In action films threats are obvious: ski-mask wearing gunmen fire at the client from a speeding black Suburban. In real life, threats may be harder to assess. If a crowd of unarmed protesters pushes towards the client and blocks access to the client's car and the building he is being escorted to, this poses a threat. The client is caught outside of the two "safe zones" (car and building). However bodyguards have no legal right to use force in a public place unless they or the client is being attacked. The bodyguards will call the police, but they may not arrive for ten to twenty minutes. This interesting new book examines the different types of bodyguard: police, military and civilian; their training; typical roles; the equipment they use; weapons; bodyguards and the law; evasive driving; and life as a bodyguard.

Fighter Pilots

Antony Loveless (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798088

There are no second places in aerial combat. Fighter pilots have perhaps the most dangerous job of all pilots - engaging other aircraft in order to shoot them down, or flying over enemy territory to drop bombs. Learning to master flying such a complex jet is only part of the job. Ultimately, a fighter jet is no more than a weapons platform, and the pilot must be better than his or her rivals in using the jet's weapons. This book will examine what it takes to become a fighter pilot; what the job is like; the jets and equipment required; and what its like to fly at twice the speed of sound in pursuit of an enemy.

The Gateway Arch

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634402286

This magnificent arch rises on the banks of the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri. The nation’s tallest monument is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, honoring Thomas Jefferson’s vision of westward expansion. Mired in controversy in the beginning, this amazing structure is now a national treasure and symbol of the nation’s reach from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

Mount Rushmore

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634402262

More than just a random display of U.S. Presidents, this imposing monument honors leaders who led America’s founding, expansion, preservation, and unification. Discover the unusual story of how these faces of history ended up on a mountainside in South Dakota’s Black Hills.

The Liberty Bell

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634402255

From the British surrender in Yorktown to the Civil War to Woman Suffrage and the fight for Civil Rights, one powerful witness to American history played an important role. Discover the reasons why the old cracked bell in Philadelphia is still one of our nation’s most-loved symbols.

Historic Williamsburg

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634402194

In the 1770s before the United States was a nation, most people lived on farms. But Williamsburg in Virginia Colony was a busy town with wide streets, grand public buildings, bustling shops, and a large Market Square. Home to 2,000 people from wealthy gentry and middle class shopkeepers to poor slaves. Find out how Williamsburg today gives us a fascinating window into America’s past.

Dropping In On San Francisco

Brittany Canasi (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422396

San Francisco, California, was first visited by Spanish settlers in 1769. The Spanish officially settled the area in 1776, and the city began growing into the major city it is today. Learn all about the cities landmarks, sport's teams and other facts that make this city one of the most popular U.S. cities.

Dropping In On Denver

Hilarie Staton (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422402

Denver, Colorado, was built along streams and rivers on the high, flat, grassy plains. Millions of years ago, dinosaurs wandered this area. After they disappeared, mammoths, giant bison, and even camels lived here. Learn all about the history, landmarks, sports teams and other things that make Denver such a wonderful place to live!

Dropping In On St. Louis

Judy Greenspan (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422426

Located in the middle of the country, St. Louis is on the eastern side of the state of Missouri and alongside the mighty Mississippi River. People here are called “Saint Louisans” and the city is called the “Gateway to the West.” Learn all about this city's landmarks, sports teams, and other fascinating facts.

Dropping In On New Orleans

Brittany Canasi (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422419

New Orleans, Louisiana, was founded by French Colonists in 1817. Because of its location, New Orleans played a large role in the antebellum slave trade, both in the importing of slaves and the growing of cotton and sugar crops using slave labor. During the Civil War (1861-1865), the city was captured by the Union Army. Learn all about the cultures, music, sports teams and everything else you need to know about this great city!

Texas

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680777253

Welcome to Texas, the Lone Star State! Students will explore Big Bend National Park, attend a Dallas Cowboys football game, visit NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, and more as they learn about Texas's history, plants and animals, industries, sports, cities, famous people, and more in this fun, fact-filled title. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.