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.
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.
Learning Green introduces readers to a wide range of careers in education that address conservation and environmentalism. These include teaching and promoting a green curriculum in a public or private school setting. These subjects intersect with a vast assortment of professions, such as architecture, engineering, law, horticulture, forestry, biology, urban and regional planning, oceanography, geology, and geography.
Opportunitiesin environmental law are explored in Legally Green. Jobs include working for public service or governmental agencies and environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs) as environmental investigators, officers, inspectors, and policy advisors. Careers in this field also include working as attorneys and legal support staff for law firms that offer services related to environmental law, and for corporations that need to keep on top of compliance and other regulatory issues as a part of doing their daily business. Opportunities also exist in education, law enforcement, and even politics.
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 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.
The famous peaks of the Alps - Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, the Eiger - have inspired adventure seekers, poets, and philosophers throughout history. This fascinating book describes the geological makeup and history of the Alps mountain range, and how it is intertwined with the cultures and ways of life of the people in Europe 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.
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.
Green Ways of Getting Around moves readers toward careers in "green" transportation, including travel by air, sea, and land, and even in more extreme environments, such as outer space and under water. This book explores mass transit and automotive transportation, highlighting fuel-powered vehicles, such as buses, planes, and boats, which carry with them their own pros and cons as being fuel-efficient and ecologically sound. Also included: using pedal power, pedestrian-friendly venues, concepts that promote walkability and sustainable mass transit, and powering transportation with alternative energy sources.
Come inside for a fresh look at careers in green food, from planting to cultivation, and merchandising to selling. In addition to the greening of conventional methods of food production, this book examines careers in alternative energy, equipment, packaging, and delivery systems.
Is the suspect a cold-blooded killer or suffering from a mental illness? This is the kind of tough question that a forensic psychologist must help answer. These specialists combine their knowledge of psychology and the law to come up with answers. Look inside to find out more about how forensic psychologists use their skills to serve the legal system.
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to work with things so tiny you need special microscopes to see them? That is exactly what nanotechnologists do. These specialists work with the smallest units of matter to make new products and improve existing ones. Look inside to find out more about the scientists who use tiny bits of matter to make big discoveries.
Introduces readers to the cool career of veterinarian by giving a better understanding of this cool job.
Introduces readers to the cool career of video game designer by giving a better understanding of this cool job.
Introduces readers to the cool career of wildlife photographer by giving a better understanding of this cool job.
Arson investigators are among the first people to arrive at the scene of a fire. These special experts examine a site to find out if a fire was an accident or arson. Look inside to find out more about how arson investigators uncover clues and use science to solve fire mysteries.
Introduces readers to the cool career of athletic training by giving a better understanding of this cool job.
Introduces readers to the cool career of nursing by giving a better understanding of this cool job.
Introduces readers to the cool career of sports medicine doctor by giving a better understanding of this cool job.
Describes the requirements, education, and duties associated with becoming a food scientist. Includes profiles of prominent pioneers in food science.
Describes the requirements, education, and duties associated with becoming a Marine biologist. Includes profiles of prominent pioneers in the study of marine biology.
Describes the requirements, education, and duties associated with becoming a Virtual Reality Specialist Includes profiles of prominent pioneers in the industry.
Describes the requirements, education, and duties associated with becoming an organic farmer. Includes profiles of prominent pioneers in the field of organic farming.
Describes the requirements, education, and duties associated with becoming an astronaut. Includes profiles of prominent astronauts.
Part of the Career and Tech Education series, this book explains many aspects of the job of a Air Traffic Controller, including training and skills needed.