What is a disaster? Is being ill a disaster? What about 75 million dying in the Black Death? Find out what makes disasters happen before reading The Eruption to learn who to trust when a volcano erupts.
Great Journeys looks at some of the greatest journeys ever made - starting with human beings' first great journey 150,000 years ago: leaving Africa. Find out who first discovered America, who reached the South Pole first (and who came second!). Then find out about the great journey to reach the Moon. The fiction story 'The Big Sleep' tells of a man who spends a hundred years asleep in space, on the greatest journey ever.
What goes on inside the Earth? What is the longest tunnel in the world? Do people really live in caves? Can you live, work, and shop - all underground? Could you really travel to the center of the Earth? Find out about fossils - and the bones of dragons! It's all in here. Then read The Railway Ghost, a story about what happens when the past meets the present - and you are facing death!
Introduces plants with unique or unusual features, such as those that eat meat and those that produce poisons, and includes a fictional story featuring carnivorous plants.
Is our planet Earth the only place in the universe where there is life? Or could there be life on other planets? If so, where will we find it? On other planets? Mars? What do you need for life? How did life start? Did life on Earth start in space? Find out how weird life on Earth can be.Then read a great story about searching for life on alien planets: The Search for Life. Sometimes things just aren't as simple as they seem!
How fast can we go on land? On water? In the air? In space? Are there impossible speed barriers? In "All About Speed," a rally driving lesson suddenly becomes very exciting.
What do spies do? What do you need to be a good spy? Find out about some famous spies and how they sent their messages. Find out about secret codes, and some brilliant spying gadgets, from secret video cameras to night vision goggles.Then read The Secret Agent, a wicked story about a double agent: a spy working for one side but pretending for work for the other. What happens when he changes sides?
Explains how popular inventions work, shows unusual inventions made in the past and those being created for the future, and features a fictional story about a young man's close call while playing a virtual reality game.
While on detention for disrupting a science lesson, Kenneth and Aleesa are transported to 1939 where they try to protect the privacy and even the life of Albert Einstein as he struggles to decide whether he should help build an atomic bomb to stop Hitler. Can they stop the Nazis from getting the atom bomb first?
In the early 1900s, a skull was found in England that many believed to be the "missing link." The strange prehistoric human skull "discovered" in England in 1911 was ultimately proven to be a hoax. The perpetrator's identity and motives, however, remain mysteries, which this book examines.
Introduces cave geology and discusses spelunking, the sport of cave exploration through an adventure for survival in an underground cave.
Explains what early civilizations believed about natural disasters; highlights notable eruptions, earthquakes, fires, floods, droughts, famines, and diseases, as well as two noted military failures; and recounts the end of the ancient world.
This book tells the story behind the developments for people to communicate with one another from across the street to across the country.
Describes the deepest part of the ocean, called the abyss, and explains how, with new equipment and technology, humans are beginning to learn more about the abyss and the creatures who live there.
White-water adventure stories offer an introduction to the sport of kayaking.
Provides factual information about climbing Mt. McKinley based on the fictional story of a sixteen-year-old boy and his adventure climbing the tallest mountain in North America.
From scuba diving to submersibles, this book explains how humans explore ocean depths.
Explores the world of a river otter as she goes from total dependence on a loving mother to becoming a playful member of the community.
This book provides information about various kinds of large lizards including komodo dragons, iguanas, and monitor lizards. Discusses the physical characteristics, life cycle, survival skills, and natural defenses of giant lizards.
Provides a history of balls and ball games and offers instructions for playing different ball games and for making balls from cloth, felt, and rubber bands.
Follows the life of Callie, a great gray owl, from the day that she and her mate find a nest to the day that two of their three chicks are ready to establish their own territories.
Provides a history of kites and kite making, and offers step-by-step instructions for making a wind sock and different types of two- and three-stick kites.
This book is about Jason who wants to be a research scientist someday. He is studying dolphins with his uncle in the Florida Keys and wants to write a story based on his experiences.
Provides factual information about the natural history of the Florida manatee through the fictional story of a young manatee named Dudley.
Through engaging text and dynamic infographics, charts, timelines, photos and levelling control this high interest title describes the history, features, and future of sportbikes.