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Gasoline Engines

Pam Watts (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174298

Introduces readers to the science that makes gasoline engines possible. Accessible text, helpful diagrams, and a “How Does It Work?” feature make this book an exciting introduction to understanding technology.

Airplanes

Lisa J. Amstutz (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174281

Introduces readers to the science that makes airplanes possible. Accessible text, helpful diagrams, and a “How Does It Work?” feature make this book an exciting introduction to understanding technology.

Building Tunnels

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174533

Explores the engineering challenges behind building tunnels, as well as the creative solutions found to overcome those challenges. Accessible text, vibrant photos, and an engineering activity for readers provide a well-rounded introduction to the engineering process.

Building Stadiums

Rebecca Rowell (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174526

Explores the engineering challenges behind building stadiums, as well as the creative solutions found to overcome those challenges. Accessible text, vibrant photos, and an engineering activity for readers provide a well-rounded introduction to the engineering process.

Building Skyscrapers

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174519

Explores the engineering challenges behind building skyscrapers, as well as the creative solutions found to overcome those challenges. Accessible text, vibrant photos, and an engineering activity for readers provide a well-rounded introduction to the engineering process.

Building Rockets

Rebecca Rowell (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174502

Explores the engineering challenges behind building rockets, as well as the creative solutions found to overcome those challenges. Accessible text, vibrant photos, and an engineering activity for readers provide a well-rounded introduction to the engineering process.

Building Race Cars

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174496

Explores the engineering challenges behind building race cars, as well as the creative solutions found to overcome those challenges. Accessible text, vibrant photos, and an engineering activity for readers provide a well-rounded introduction to the engineering process.

Building Fighter Jets

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174489

Explores the engineering challenges behind building fighter jets, as well as the creative solutions found to overcome those challenges. Accessible text, vibrant photos, and an engineering activity for readers provide a well-rounded introduction to the engineering process.

Building Bridges

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174465

Explores the engineering challenges behind building briges, as well as the creative solutions found to overcome those challenges. Accessible text, vibrant photos, and an engineering activity for readers provide a well-rounded introduction to the engineering process.

Building Dams

Nikole Brooks Bethea (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174472

Explores the engineering challenges behind building dams, as well as the creative solutions found to overcome those challenges. Accessible text, vibrant photos, and an engineering activity for readers provide a well-rounded introduction to the engineering process.

The Impact of Travel and Transportation

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125187

Modern transportation lets us travel farther and faster than ever before, but these developments have come at a cost. This book explores ways we can move around without harming the planet. Case studies show how scientists are working on cleaner fuels and new forms of transportation in order to prevent pollution, which affects people’s health, and greenhouse gases, which contribute to climate change. Find out how we can contribute by changing our own transportation habits.

The Impact of the Internet

Tim Cooke (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125170

The Internet gives us information at our fingertips and puts us in touch instantly with anyone in the world. It reduces our need to use paper or travel long distances to meet, but its growth has come at a cost. Find out how we can stay connected without harming ourselves or the planet in this insightful look at the Internet and social media. Case studies reveal the environmental impact of producing and discarding the computers and other devices we use to access the Internet, as well as the human toll from serious problems such as cyber bullying and online addiction.

The Impact of Plastics

Ruth Daly (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125163

Plastic pollution is one of the most urgent environmental problems facing our planet. This timely title shows how we can stop plastics from doing further harm. Find out what plastics are, how they are made, and why they are so widely used. Case studies reveal the negative impact of plastics, especially micro beads and single-use plastics, on the oceans and coasts, as well as in our landfills and food chains.

The Impact of Food and Farming

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125156

Modern farming allows us to buy almost any kind of food at any time of the year. But this convenience comes at a cost. This important book shows how we can farm and grow food without harming the planet. Case studies show how scientists are investigating ways to prevent the problems modern farming creates, including pollution from chemicals used for growing crops, clear cutting of rainforests to make space for grazing and farmland, and contributing to climate change by breeding more and more livestock. Useful suggestions encourage readers to find ways to reduce their food waste and packaging.

The Impact of Energy

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125149

Most of our energy has come from oil, gas, and coal. Find out how we can heat and light our buildings, travel, and power our computers and devices without harming the planet in this resourceful title. Extracting resources damages the environment, and burning them contributes to global warming, harms our health, and pollutes the air and water. Case studies show how scientists are investigating renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, how to make homes and buildings more energy efficient, and how we can use less energy by changing our own behavior.

The Impact of Buildings and Cities

Tim Cooke (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125132

More than half the world’s population live in cities, and that number is rising. Find out how we can create buildings and cities without harming the environment in this informative title. The growth of cities can lead to overcrowding, pollution from transportation and factories, and the release of greenhouse gases from buildings. Case studies show how scientists, architects, and planners are investigating how to build more energy-efficient houses and more sustainable cities.

Volcanic Eruption Readiness

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125088

We cannot prevent volcanic eruptions, but we can try to minimize their impact on humans. This interesting book examines what scientists know about eruptions, whether we can predict them, and how we learn from each one. By studying the destruction they cause, scientists and engineers continue to come up with new and improved technologies to predict volcanic eruptions and make cities, buildings, and people safer. Case studies and brief bios of key scientists and organizations highlight the information.

Heat Wave and Drought Readiness

Rachel Seigel (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125064

We cannot prevent heat waves or droughts, but we can try to minimize their impact on humans. This important book examines what scientists know about extreme heat events, whether we can predict them, and how we learn from each one. By studying the harm they cause, scientists and engineers continue to come up with new and improved technologies to predict extreme weather and make cities, buildings, and people safer. Case studies and brief bios of key scientists and organizations highlight the information.

Blizzard and Ice Storm Readiness

Rachel Seigel (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125057

We cannot prevent blizzards and ice storms, but we can learn how to minimize their impact on humans. This informative book examines what scientists know about extreme ice and snowfalls, whether we can predict them, and how we learn from each event. By studying the destruction they cause, scientists and engineers continue to come up with new and improved technologies to predict winter storms and make cities, buildings, and people safer. Case studies and brief bios of key scientists and organizations highlight the information.

Make a Transportation Hub

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124968

Develop your STEAM skills as you design and build your very own transportation hub. This book contains step-by-step projects that give you clear instructions to make every element a model transportation hub needs, including a helicopter, cable cars, and roadways.

Make a Theater and Movie Set

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124951

Develop your STEAM skills as you design and build your very own theater and movie set. This book contains step-by-step projects that give you clear instructions to make every element a model theater and movie set needs, including sets, trap doors, and special effects.

Make a Space Center

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124944

Develop your STEAM skills as you design and build your very own space center! This book contains step-by-step projects that give you clear instructions to make every element a model space center needs, including a rocket and launch pad, Mars rover, and satellite.

Make a Castle

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124937

Develop your STEAM skills as you design and build your very own castle! This book contains step-by-step projects that give you clear instructions on how to make every element a model castle needs, including battlements, jousting grounds, and secret rooms, which are fun to build.

Make a Biosphere and Mini Garden

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124913

Develop your STEAM skills as you design and build your very own biosphere and mini garden. This book contains step-by-step projects that give you clear instructions to make every element a model biosphere and mini garden needs, including a dome, water fountain, and pathways.

Plastics Dependency

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124678

We use it every day in products as varied as prescription drugs, toys, and toothbrushes. In less than a century, plastics have become integral to our daily lives. But plastic waste also clogs Earth’s oceans and other water bodies. Research has shown that microplastics have even accumulated in our bodies. This timely book investigates our increasingly problematic use of plastics in all areas of our lives and how our attempts to curb use and mitigate the harm of plastics are not working fast enough.