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Chien-Shiung Wu

Alexis Davis (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645988953

Born in China, Chien-Shiung Wu moved to the U.S. in 1936. Her dream was to become a physicist. But at the time, there were few women scientists. Discrimination was an issue too. Still, Wu did not give up. With hard work, she not only changed the field of physics, but also blazed a trail for women in science.

Temple Grandin: Autism and Animal Welfare Activist

C.L. Laney (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645988144

At age two, Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Though this led to many challenges throughout her life, Grandin views her disability as a gift. ASD allowed her to see the world in a different way and make a connection between two seemingly unrelated areas: animal welfare and autism. Today, Grandin works to educate people on animal behavior and humane treatment. She is also a renowned advocate for people with ASD.

Elon Musk: Innovator and Entrepreneur

C.L. Laney (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645988151

Elon Musk is an entrepreneur with a unique vision. He builds businesses with the goal of solving our world’s biggest problems. The books and video games he loved as a child inspire him to innovate. Though some people think his ideas are unconventional, Musk continues to work toward his vision of a better future.

Hacking for Good

Saddleback (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980520

Hackers have found endless ways to break into computer systems. But this isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, governments, companies, and schools rely on their own hackers to keep people safe. Learn more about how these experts use computers and coding to hack for good.

Military Might

Saddleback (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980582

The United States military is one of the strongest in the world. Keeping the country safe takes power and innovation. From smart guns and heavily armed tanks to tiny spy drones, all branches of the U.S. military have powerful high-tech weapons at their fingertips. Learn about the mightiest weapons in the military and how they keep us safe.

The Future of Work in America

Duchess Harris (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532152986

The Future of Work in America examines how automation is changing the workforce in the United States as we know it, predicting a continuous decline in manufacturing jobs and an increase in the field of technology. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Extreme Climate

Michael Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002975

An historical account of extreme weather events and climate patterns, including human events leading up to observable changes, the people involved in studying trends, and the lingering aftermath.

Alien Abductions

Ken Karst (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005129

An in-depth study of alien abductions, examining legends, popular reports, and scientific evidence that supports or refutes the mysterious phenomena.

Steroids

Erin Knight (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197290

Did you know about one third of high school students take steroids to improve their looks, not just their athletic skills? Steroid use is becoming a major issue among 12- to 18-year-olds today. This helpful and informative book looks at the pressures young people are under to look cut and perform well in sports. Special chapters examine the effects of anabolic steroids on the developing bodies and minds of young people and how difficult it can be to quit when you've got the edge.

Crystal Meth

Carrie L. Iorizzo (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197252

Crystal meth is more addictive than heroin or cocaine and is widely available on the streets of North America. This helpful book looks at the use and abuse of meth, an inexpensive and accessible drug that takes an unbelievable toll on the bodies and brains of users. Special chapters on seeking help, and treatment and recovery provide accurate and useful information on meth addiction and treatment.

The True Cost of Fashion

Louise Spilsbury (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427182081

In this thought-provoking title, readers learn about the commercial journey behind their favorite clothing and how their own buying choices impact the world. Learn all about the supply chain, the conditions workers endure in sweatshops, and who makes money on the final purchase price of a garment.

The True Cost of Food

Katie Dicker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427182098

In this fascinating title, readers find out about the food supply chain, fair trade, and how our eating habits affect our health. With debate boxes and contemporary case studies, readers also discover the environmental impacts their food purchases have on the planet.

Hurricane Harvey

Cliff Waterford (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532152900

Hurricane Harvey takes an in-depth look at the destruction wrought by 2017?s Hurricane Harvey in Texas and the Gulf Coast and the ensuing cleanup efforts. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Bad Date

PJ Gray (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630784317

With themes of STEM, Science, TERL Boosters offer expansion opportunities for your Teen Emergent Reader Libraries. Each Booster level supports a TERL library. Boosters can also stand alone and are excellent hi-lo classroom books.

One Earth

Anuradha Rao (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459818873

One Earth profiles Black, Indigenous and People of Color who live and work as environmental defenders. Through their individual stories, the book shows that the intersection of environment and ethnicity is an asset to achieving environmental goals. The twenty short biographies introduce readers to diverse activists from all around the world, who are of many ages and ethnicities. From saving ancient trees on the West Coast of Canada, to protecting the Irrawaddy dolphins of India, to uncovering racial inequalities in the food system in the United States, these environmental heroes are celebrated by author and biologist Anuradha Rao, who outlines how they went from being kids who cared about the environment to community leaders in their field. One Earth is full of environmental role models waiting to be found.

Genomics: A Revolution in Health and Disease Discovery

Whitney Stewart, Hans C. Andersson (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728401560

Over the past 50 years, scientists have made incredible progress in the application of genetic research to human health care and disease treatment. Innovative tools and techniques, including gene therapy and CRISPR-Cas9 editing, can treat inherited disorders that were previously untreatable, or prevent them from happening in the first place. You can take a DNA test to learn where your ancestors are from. Police officers can use genetic evidence to identify criminals—or innocents. And some doctors are using new medical techniques for unprecedented procedures. Genomics: A Revolution in Health and Disease Discovery delves into the history, science, and ethics behind recent breakthroughs in genetic research. Authors Whitney Stewart and Hans Andersson, MD, present fascinating case studies that show how real people have benefitted from genetic research. Though the genome remains full of mysteries, researchers and doctors are working hard to uncover its secrets and find the best ways to treat patients and cure diseases. The discoveries to come will inform how we target disease treatment, how we understand our health, and how we define our very identities.

Into the Deep Science, Technology, and the Quest to Protect the Ocean

Christy Peterson (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583849

Containing 97 percent of Earth's water supply, the ocean plays a huge role in regulating global temperatures, supporting plant and animal life, and contributing to the livelihoods of millions of people. But in spite of all this, the ocean remains drastically unexplored, and the details of its impact on human lives aren't fully understood. Scientists from around the world are realizing that to address issues plaguing the ocean, such as dead zones, coral bleaching, and climate change, we need to better understand this incredible, unique feature of our planet. With a range of impressive, cutting-edge technologies at their disposal, oceanographers have set out to measure, sample, and analyze at every turn. Every day, mysteries about the ocean are being solved, and every day, new questions come to light. The more scientists learn, the better they are able to answer these new questions. What lies in the deep? And who is at the forefront of these exciting discoveries? The scientists and research included in this book shed light on the most pressing issues currently facing oceanographers and point us in the right direction to solving these challenges.

Cryptocurrencies and the Blockchain Revolution Bitcoin and Beyond

Brendan January (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728401591

In January 2009, a mysterious software developer, Satoshi Nakamoto, exchanged a specially designed code with another developer. The code was a digital currency that Nakamoto had proposed several months before in a paper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.” This was the first Bitcoin transaction. Since then, Bitcoin has become the face of a tech revolution in digital cryptocurrencies based on blockchain technology. Its success has sparked a tech revolution that could fundamentally change global economics. Delve into the world of coders, libertarians, criminals, financial regulators, and crypto-detectives to understand what digital cryptocurrencies have to offer, their limitations and potential pitfalls, security issues, and how they may affect government and financial regulations in the future.

A Deadly Game

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630787998

The rebels on campus oppose more rules and regulations, but the computer system at Mayfair College is under attack. Is the hacker a mischief-maker or a dangerous criminal? Luckily, Jim Salvatori's past makes him the perfect cybercop and especially qualified to answer that question.

Fault Lines

John Perritano (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630783723

Pressure in the three main types of fault lines builds with a deadly force, giving little warning to people when an earthquake strikes--sending shock waves for hundreds of miles, potentially killing thousands with falling debris and creating deadly tsunamis.

Health and Safety

Joann Suter (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918511

Content Includes: Prevention: The Best Cure, Getting Medical Attention, Handling Health Problems, Avoiding Health Hazards. 32 Compact two-page lessons are each tightly focused on a particular subtopic to guarantee comprehension and build a foundation for further practice and skill development. Back-of-the-book list of key words in each. Preview & Review exercises introduce & wrap up each unit. Includes "Everyday Math" application in every lesson.

Methane Energy

Courtney Farrell (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808978

As our world's population grows, so to does our need for energy. Scientists seek the next breakthrough in new technology while constantly finding ways to make current solutions cheaper and more efficient. In this title, discover what methane energy is, its history, how we use it today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn how methane digesters work and how they can help people in the developing world, discover ways biogas might replace natural gas, and explore the potential future uses of methane hydrates. Sidebars, full-color photos, full-spread diagrams, well-placed graphs, charts, and maps, stories highlighting innovations in action, and a glossary enhance this engaging title.

Coal Power

Diane Bailey (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566604406

Why has coal been such a prominent energy source? How can renewable energies be stored most effectively? Linking science to practical applications and social issues to realistic goals, this new series orients ecologically conscious readers toward the future of Harnessing Energy. With a special section on historical moments involving the energy source, details on key inventors and notable discoveries, and statistics to back up objective reports, each title seeks to present a fully contextualized history of the featured energy form. A must-have for any STEM unit dealing with energy studies. In this title examine the ways in which coal has historically been used as an energy source and how current and future energy demands are changing its technical applications and efficiency levels.

Wikipedia: Company and Its Founders

Jennifer Joline Anderson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840982

This title examines the remarkable lives of Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jack Dorsey and their work building the groundbreaking social networking companies MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter. Readers will learn about Page and Brin's backgrounds and education, as well as their early careers. Also covered is a look at how these social networking companies operate and issues they face, such as responding to negative feedback, facing competition, and developing new tools and applications for users. Color photos, detailed maps, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

Man Walks on the Moon

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606394

A look at the causes and global effects of the 1969 moon landing, which led to further space exploration and eventually encouraged international cooperation rather than competition.