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Folding Tech: Using Origami and Nature to Revolutionize Technology

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541580916

Space probes, self-assembling robots, crash-absorbing cars, and designer proteins all have one thing in common: their use of folding technologies. To develop these technologies, engineers are taking inspiration from an unusual source—origami, the ancient art of paper folding. Examine origami's origins, how it intersects with mathematics, and how it became a tool to solve some of the most complicated challenges in engineering, architecture, technology, and medicine today. Plus, get a close-up look at these technologies with two augmented reality images included in the book!

Genomics: A Revolution in Health and Disease Discovery

Whitney Stewart, Hans C. Andersson (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books 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 Books 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 Books 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.

The Wide World of Coding

Jennifer Connor-Smith (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541580909

The best part about coding is that anyone with a computer can learn how to do it. From education to healthcare to entertainment, software touches almost every aspect of twenty-first century life. Take a high-level perspective on the types of people who create that software—including many jobs that do not involve writing code at all. Learn about the software development cycle and the huge variety of skills developers draw on, including psychology, mathematics, and art, to create amazing apps and programs. Explore why diversity is needed to prevent bias in design. Learn about the different coding languages and what they are used for, how developers choose a language, and tools that simplify coding. Jennifer Connor-Smith breaks down stereotypes about coding as a career that is open only to technology-obsessed gamers, revealing ways people use software to improve medical care, nurture dementia patients, promote social justice, and more. Hands-on activities show you how easy it is to learn to think like a coder. The next generation of coders will require diverse teams, creativity, and ethical codes of conduct to create the best and most successful software. Will you be one of them?

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.

The Human Genome

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002920

A historical account of the Human Genome Project, including the events that made genome sequencing possible, the people involved, the competition between public and private sectors, and the ways in which its effects are felt today.

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.

Inside the Corn Industry

Andrea Pelleschi (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680783698

Some commodities command massive economic, social, and political influence. This title examines the business around corn, the most ubiquitous crop in the United States. It explores corn’s many uses, complex supply chain, and attendant environmental debates. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

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.

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.

A Mountain Food Chain

A.D. Tarbox (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606301

A look at a common food chain in the Rocky Mountains, introducing the ponderosa pine tree that starts the chain, the mountain lion that sits atop the chain, and various animals in between.

Modern Spies

Michael E. Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606219

An account of espionage during the modern age, including famous spies such as Dayna Williamson Baer, covert missions, and technologies that influence the course of present-day conflicts.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Laura Perdew (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110238

Humanity’s impact on the natural world can have disastrous effects. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch shines a light on the giant accumulation of garbage in the Pacific Ocean. With abundant charts and diagrams and large-format photos, this title explores the science behind ocean currents and plastic’s chemical composition to explain the threat trash, especially plastic, poses for the world’s oceans, and considers actions people and governments can take to try to improve the situation. Features include a flow chart showing the disaster’s causes and effects, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Invasive Species

Lisa J. Amstutz (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110245

Humanity’s impact on the natural world can have disastrous effects. Invasive Species shines a light on the global problem of invasive species. With abundant charts and diagrams and large-format photos, this title explores the science behind how species become invasive and the damages they cause ecosystems around the world, and considers actions people and governments can take to try to improve the situation. Features include a flow chart showing the disaster’s causes and effects, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Melting Arctic Ice

Carol Hand (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110252

Humanity’s impact on the natural world can have disastrous effects. Melting Arctic Ice shines a light on how climate change is affecting Earth’s polar region. With abundant charts and diagrams and large-format photos, this title explores the science behind greenhouse gases, polar sea ice, and rising sea levels, and considers actions people and governments can take to try to improve the situation. Features include a flow chart showing the disaster’s causes and effects, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

E-Waste

David M. Barker (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110221

Humanity’s impact on the natural world can have disastrous effects. E-Waste shines a light on the ever-growing amount of e-waste and the lack of resources to safely recycle it. With abundant charts and diagrams and large-format photos, this title explores the science behind damages to human and environmental health, and considers actions people and governments can take to try to improve the situation. Features include a flow chart showing the disaster’s causes and effects, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Coral Reef Collapse

Carol Hand (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110214

Humanity’s impact on the natural world can have disastrous effects. Coral Reef Collapse shines a light on the death of coral reefs around the world. With abundant charts and diagrams and large-format photos, this title explores the science behind ocean acidity and rising ocean temperatures to explain the threats facing coral reefs, and considers actions people and governments can take to try to improve the situation. Features include a flow chart showing the disaster’s causes and effects, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

The California Drought

Laura Perdew (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110207

Humanity’s impact on the natural world can have disastrous effects. The California Drought shines a light on California’s lengthy and devastating dry period. With abundant charts and diagrams and large-format photos, this title explores the science behind climate change, groundwater, and human water use patterns, and considers actions people and governments can take to try to improve the situation. Features include a flow chart showing the disaster’s causes and effects, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Inside the Coal Industry

Tom Streissguth (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680783681

Some commodities command massive economic, social, and political influence. This title examines the business around coal, one of the world’s most important sources of energy. It explores the history of the coal industry, coal’s environmental impact and what is being done to mitigate it, and the future of the coal industry and coal technology. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Inside the Tobacco Industry

Tom Streissguth (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680783759

Some commodities command massive economic, social, and political influence. This title examines the business around tobacco, a popular but much-debated luxury item. It explores the history of tobacco use, how tobacco’s impact on human health came to be understood, and future trends for the industry. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Inside the Oil Industry

Wil Mara (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680783728

Some commodities command massive economic, social, and political influence. This title examines the business around oil, the fossil fuel that powers much of the modern world. It explores the oil industry’s history, petroleum’s many uses, and the ways in which companies are trying to boost efficiencies to make it a viable energy source for many years to come. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Inside the Cotton Industry

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680783704

Some commodities command massive economic, social, and political influence. This title examines the business around cotton, one of the world’s top fiber crops. It explores cotton’s deep historical influence, the way it is grown today, and its surprising uses in many high-tech fabrics. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.