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Math on the Job: Serving Your Community

Richard Wunderlich (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117410

What if you could save a person in danger from rapidly rising floodwaters using math? This amazing book makes you a math problem solver by putting you into situations faced by people who work in jobs that serve the community. Math is an important part of the job for police officers, fire fighters, and commanders in the Coast Guard. Three exciting stories lead to a problem you must solve using math. A toolbox section helps take you through similar examples and provides math exercises you can do that will help give you a better understanding of how to solve the problem in the story.

Significant People of World War II

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116932

A worldwide conflict, World War II involved alliances between political leaders and military forces from many different countries, including the United States and Canada. This fascinating book looks at key figures involved during this war of expansion by invasion. Brief biographies give details of the lives and actions of political leaders Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, Truman, Stalin, Hirohito, and Tojo; military leaders Rommel, Goring, Donitz, Dowding, Pound, MacArthur, and Patton; as well as flying aces, code breakers, and activists.

Media and the News

Holly Duhig (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122254

Jobs in the media, media diversity, and identifying fake news are all explored in this unique look at the role of the media in our lives. A handy timeline makes it easy to track historical change and important innovations in media.

Experts in Engineering

Rob Colson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122339

From the Panama Canal to Hoover Dam and the Eiffel Tower, Experts in Engineering outlines the principles and processes followed to build some of the world's most spectacular structures. Readers will enjoy reading the stories behind each project as well as the mini bios of the "STEM-gineers" who worked on them. Experiments and research challenges help reinforce concepts.

Scholars of Science

Rob Colson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122353

Scientists have solved problems as varied as the germ theory of disease and the start of our universe. This amazing book outlines the great discoveries made and the principles followed by scientists who explore our world. Readers will enjoy reading the stories behind each historic discovery as well as the mini bios of the science "STEM-gineers" who made them. Experiments and research challenges help reinforce concepts.

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.

Masters of Math

Rob Colson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122346

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.

Ancient Underground Structures

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122476

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.

Underground City Systems

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122506

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.

Underground Cities

Sonya Newland (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122490

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.

Underground Homes

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122513

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.

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.

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.

My New Home After Somalia

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123770

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.

Hoping for a Home After Nigeria

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123763

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.

My New Home After Iran

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123756

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.

Hoping For a Home After El Salvador

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123749

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.

My New Home After the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123732

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.

Returning to Colombia

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123725

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.

Pathways Through South America

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124029

This fantastic journey through the continent of South America helps show how humans affect, and are affected by, the environments in which they live. Readers will gain an understanding of the continent's various landforms, resources, and human activities. Examples featured include walking along the Inca Trail in Peru, riding a cable car in Bolivia, and taking a water taxi in Suriname.

Pathways Through North America

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124012

This amazing journey through the continent of North America helps show how humans affect, and are affected by, the environments in which they live. Readers will gain an understanding of the continent's various landforms, resources, and human activities. Examples featured include dog sledding in Greenland, floating on a barge down the Mississippi River, and driving by truck along the Pan American Highway.

Pathways Through Europe

John C. Miles (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124005

This engaging journey through the continent of Europe helps show how humans affect, and are affected by, the environments in which they live. Readers will gain an understanding of the continent's various landforms, resources, and human activities. Examples featured include traveling by train through a tunnel in the Alps, riding a water bus in the canals of Venice, and cycling along the Danube River.

Pathways Through Australia

Adrianna Morganelli (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123992

This awe-inspiring journey through the continent of Australia helps show how humans affect, and are affected by, the environments in which they live. Readers will gain an understanding of the continent's various landforms, resources, and human activities. Examples featured include traveling on horseback through the Outback, bushwalking through Kakadu National Park, and flying by seaplane over the Great Barrier Reef.

Pathways Through Asia

Mary Auld (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123985

This incredible journey through the continent of Asia helps show how humans affect, and are affected by, the environments in which they live. Readers will gain an understanding of the continent's various landforms, resources, and human activities. Examples featured include traveling on a high-speed train through China, sailing on a riverboat along the Mekong River, and walking in the Himalayas.

Pathways Through Antarctica

John C. Miles (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123978

This stunning journey through the continent of Antarctica helps show how humans affect, and are affected by, the environments in which they live. Readers will gain an understanding of the continent's landforms, resources, and human activities. Examples featured include flying by helicopter to Bird Island, skiing to the South Pole, and sailing to the edge of the ice sheet.