Introduces cave geology and discusses spelunking, the sport of cave exploration through an adventure for survival in an underground cave.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 factual information about the natural history of the Florida manatee through the fictional story of a young manatee named Dudley.
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 explains how the caves were formed, and what creatures can be found in the caverns.
This book discusses the history and development of textiles. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book takes a scientific look at different records and oddities regarding weather in our world. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book discusses how learning more about diseases, health, and your environment can play a part in your own disease prevention. Reading Essentials in Science.
This brief overview of mammals describes their basic characteristics and life cycles. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book discusses the early people, creatures, and plants of the Grand Canyon.
This book explains the causes and effects of floods, and how people prepare for and survive floods. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book introduces pioneer pilots Otto Lilienthal, the Wright brothers, Roland Garros, and Anthony Fokker. Flying aces such as the Red Baron, Albert Ball, and Edward Mannock are also discussed. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.
Scientists have discovered that stars are not equal. They vary in size and color. Variable stars change in brightness over the course of hours, days, weeks, or years. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book introduces the various types of environments in an ocean and along an ocean's shore, including rocky cliffs where hardy plants grow and the underwater communities of the coral reefs. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book is an introduction to biomes and ecosystems and provides background for the in-depth discussion of the tropical forest biome. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book takes a scientific look at telescopes and the exploration that uses this technology. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book takes a look at the microscopic organisms, including mold and bacteria, discusses the causes of allergies, and looks at the invention of the microscope. Reading Essentials in Science.