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From Raindrop to Tap

Michael Bright (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118189

Most of us use water all day, every day, without thinking about it. But how does it get to our homes? From the pitter patter of raindrops to the whoosh of water from the shower, this book follows the journey from the source to the resource. Water is one of the most vital natural resources for humans, and we use it in abundance for more than just drinking water. It is used in household chores, leisure activities, and in work and industry. Readers will learn about where water comes from and the water cycle, as well as how water is stored, treated, and pumped around the country and into our homes. Real-world examples consider the environmental impact of our water use and how we can reduce consumption in our daily lives, and how many people live in places around the world that do not have a reliable water supply and rely on local methods to clean water that is in short supply.

From Field to Plate

Michael Bright (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118158

Most of us eat three full meals a day, but where does the food that reaches our plates, stocks our fridges, and fills the supermarket shelves come from? This informative book shows how methods of growing, using, and delivering food - one of the most vital resources to humans - have developed and changed throughout time. Find out about the history of food production and present-day methods of farming. Learn about food delivery, the processes used to preserve and store food to make it last longer, how different foods are prepared, and food safety. Real-world examples encourage discussion of the ethics and worldwide impact of the production, distribution, and consumption of this global resource.

From Oil Rig to Gas Pump

Michael Bright (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118165

This timely book looks at the world's production of oil and our dependence on this natural resource. The majority of today's forms of transportation run on fuel that comes from oil, and hundreds of thousands of the items we use every day come from oil or oil-based products. Readers will find out about the origins of oil and its first use in industry, and learn how it is found, mined, and processed into many different products that are used all over the world. Real-world examples also consider the environmental and human disasters related to oil, encouraging discussion of the ethics and worldwide impact of the production, distribution, and consumption of this global resource. Possible alternatives to using oil are also discussed now that this important, non-renewable natural resource is running out.

From Sunshine to Light Bulb

Michael Bright (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118172

What happens when you flip a light switch or press the power button on the TV? Electricity flows to the device and it turns on. Most of us use electrical gadgets all day, every day, without thinking about it. This book follows the journey from source to resource of solar power, one of the most exciting forms of renewable energy today. Readers will learn how electricity is made and collected directly from the sun and how it reaches us to power our modern world. Other sources of energy are also examined, as well as how grids work to move electricity across land and sea, and how it is fed into our homes. Real-world examples look at solar farms, solar furnaces, solar towers, and even solar transportation. With the world's nonrenewable resources such as oil running out, the advantages and disadvantages of solar power as a renewable alternative are discussed.

William Kamkwamba: Powering his Village

Kylie Burns (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118110

Imagine your family had to choose between sending you to school or having enough food to eat. This book tells how William Kamkwamba was forced to drop out of his school in Wimbe, Malawi, when a famine struck his village and his family, who relied on farming, could no longer afford his tuition fee. Instead of giving up on his education, William visited his local library often. It was here that he read a book about wind power. At the age of 14, William used what he learned from the book to build a windmill that brought power to his family’s home. He has since built his village’s first drinking water pump. William’s ingenuity, perseverance, and initiative are an inspiration to many people around the world.

Math on the Job: Working in Construction

Richard Wunderlich (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117427

This exciting book makes you a math problem solver by putting you into situations faced by people who work in construction. Math is an important part of many jobs involved in building structures. 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.

Astronomy, Astronauts, and Space Exploration

Clive Gifford (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116840

Uncover the amazing story of astronomy from telescopes in space to outstanding observatories. Learn about the latest space probes, how rockets lift off, and what it's like living in the weightlessness of space. And find out about the remarkable astronauts who have spacewalked their way into history.

The Universe, Black Holes, and the Big Bang

Clive Gifford (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116871

Travel back in time to the big bang, and learn about the formation of the universe. Explore the baffling world of black holes, and find out how scientists are searching for alien life. Discover the strangest sights of the universe, from quirky quasars to clouds that smell like raspberries.

The Solar System, Meteors, and Comets

Clive Gifford (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116864

Explore our stunning solar system and learn about its eight planets from mini Mercury to giant Jupiter. Find out about marvelous moons and mighty meteorites, and be dazzled by curious comets and eccentric exoplanets.

Your Breathtaking Lungs and Rocking Respiratory System

Paul Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117007

Why is breathing in harder than breathing out? Why does talking depend on breathing? Your Breathtaking Lungs and Rocking Respiratory System takes readers on an entertaining tour of the lungs and the process of breathing. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.

Your Growing Body and Remarkable Reproductive System

Paul Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117014

Why are the first years of learning so important? What happens at puberty, and how is it different for boys and girls? Your Growing Body and Remarkable Reproductive System is a frank and sensitive journey through the body's developmental stages: how we are born, grow, and age. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.

Your Growling Guts and Dynamic Digestive System

Paul Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117021

What does the liver do? What happens to all the food we eat? Why does the small intestine need to be so long? Your Growling Guts and Dynamic Digestive System takes readers on an entertaining tour of the body's different digestive organs and the process of digestion. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.

Your Hardworking Heart and Spectacular Circulatory System

Paul Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117038

What is blood made of? Is it always red? How does blood reach your toes and travel back to the heart again? Your Hardworking Heart and Spectacular Circulatory System takes readers on an entertaining tour of the body's heart and circulatory system. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.

Your Strong Skeleton and Amazing Muscular System

Paul Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117052

What are bones made of? Which is the biggest and which is the smallest? What different types of muscle are there, and what jobs do they do? Your Strong Skeleton and Amazing Muscular System takes readers on an entertaining tour of the body's skeletal and muscular systems. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.

Your Mind-Bending Brain and Networking Nervous System

Paul Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117045

How are memories formed? How do we learn? How does your brain control your body functions? Your Mind-Bending Brain and Networking Nervous System takes readers on an entertaining tour of the body's brain and nervous system. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.

Stars, Galaxies, and the Milky Way

Clive Gifford (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116857

Learn all about the sparkling world of stars from their beautiful births to their dramatic deaths. This fun book describes our very own star, the Sun, as well as best-friend binary star pairs and dense neutron stars. Gaze at gorgeous galaxies and marvel at the Milky Way.

Caught in the Rapids

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176684

During a trip to survey a river, Dr. Bea and Joe are suddenly swept into the water! In this exciting title, the pair must use their science knowledge to survive the rushing rapids and dangerous challenges waiting around each bend.

Escape from the Volcano

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176691

While reading the temperature of a lava flow on an active volcano, Joe and Dr. Bea’s science skills come in handy to help them outsmart the fiery flow of molten rock. In this adventurous title, readers will learn about different kinds of volcanoes, how they form, and about some of the most destructive eruptions in history.

Lost in the Cave

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176714

While exploring a cave, Joe and Dr. Bea encounter all sorts of wildlife living in the damp cavern. Can the two scientists find their way out? In this engaging title, readers learn all about stalactites, stalagmites, and how animals survive and adapt to life in the dark.

Trouble in Space

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176707

In this exciting title, Joe and Dr. Bea blast off on an expedition into space! Join the two scientists as they explore life on board the International Space Station (ISS), experience a spacewalk, study the planets, and discover the beauty - and dangers - of our solar system.

Stone Age Science: Buildings and Structures

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116727

Leo teaches his cat Pallas all about buildings and structures by applying his knowledge of science to their stone age world. Engaging illustrations and stories provide a fun introduction to science concepts, including ramps, forces and loads, tension, and more. Information boxes accompany each story to explore real applications of buildings and structures in the natural and designed world.

Stone Age Science: Energy and Movement

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116734

Leo teaches his cat Pallas all about energy and movement by applying his knowledge of science to their stone age world. Engaging illustrations and stories provide a fun introduction to science concepts, including wind energy, air resistance, creating electricity, and more. Information boxes accompany each story to explore real applications of energy and movement in the natural and designed world.

Stone Age Science: Materials

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116741

Leo teaches his cat Pallas all about different materials by applying his knowledge of science to their stone age world. Engaging illustrations and stories provide a fun introduction to science concepts, including the use of metals, concrete, crystals, melting points, combustion, and more. Information boxes accompany each story to explore real applications of materials in the natural and designed world.

Stone Age Science: Simple Machines

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116758

Leo teaches his cat Pallas all about simple machines by applying his knowledge of science to their stone age world. Engaging illustrations and stories provide a fun introduction to science concepts, including wheel and axles, levers, pulleys, wedges, screws, and more. Information boxes accompany each story to explore real applications of simple machines in the natural and designed world.

Earthquakes, Eruptions, and Other Events that Change Earth

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116055

This exciting book explains how the shape of Earth can change with the sudden movement of Earth's crust or when molten rock explodes out of an opening in Earth's surface. Young readers will be fascinated to discover how volcanoes form - destroying the landscape and creating new landforms at the same time. They will also learn about tectonic plates and fault lines, the damage earthquakes can cause, and how to stay safe when an earthquake happens.