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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.

Women Scientists Hidden in History

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124784

Did you know the first recorded chemist in history was a woman? Tapputi-Belatekallim lived about 1200 BCE and was the head perfumer for the King of Babylon—a big deal in ancient times when perfume was used in medicine and important ceremonies. This informative book offers an overview of the amazing, and often hidden or forgotten achievements of women in science, who developed vaccines and cancer treatments, and unlocked the secrets of nuclear power and DNA—the building blocks of life.

Women Inventors Hidden in History

Petrice Custance (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124760

We’ve all heard of Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison, but very few female inventors are household names. This fascinating book illuminates the history of women who used their brainpower and skills to produce important items we use ever day. Meet Hedy LaMarr, a famous Hollywood actress by day and inventor of a radio guidance system for torpedos by night. Marvel at the cleverness of Ng Mui, who developed the martial art known as Wing Chun, which later developed into kung fu.

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.

Warships

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124128

In twelve dioramic scenes, discover how warships have changed from the sail and oar power of ancient Greek triremes and 19th century ships of the line to iron warships of the early 20th century and today’s modern aircraft carriers and stealth missile destroyers.

Tanks

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124111

From the Mark I to the powerful turreted tanks of World War Two and the modern missile-firing, troop-carrying light tanks of today’s armies, twelve dioramic scenes reveal how the invention of the tank during World War One changed the face of warfare forever.

Submarines

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124104

From the early human-powered submarines of the American Civil War to the U-boats of both world wars and the modern nuclear-powered missile platforms of the Cold War, twelve dioramic scenes reveal how submarines have become one of the most dangerous weapons of war.

Rockets and Missiles

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124098

From the first rockets used to fire arrows to modern computer-controlled cruise missiles and wire-guided High Explosive Anti-Tank Missiles, twelve dioramic scenes reveal how rockets and missiles have gradually become the primary weapons of mechanized warfare.

Combat Planes

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124081

From the wood and canvas biplanes of World War One to the latest vertical takeoff stealth fighters and pilotless drones of the world’s air forces, twelve dioramic scenes reveal how combat aircraft have gradually become the sophisticated stealth machines of today.

Combat Helicopters

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124074

From the first observation and medical helicopters of World War Two and the Korean War to the Air Cavalry of Vietnam and the missile-armed attack helicopters of today’s armies, twelve dioramic scenes reveal how helicopters have introduced a new dynamic into the way warfare is waged.

The Genius of the Vikings

Sonya Newland (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123954

Which innovative ideas and inventions began with the Vikings? Find out how the Vikings built their longships and set sail from their homeland, forging a path across the sea on raiding and trading expeditions. Discover how their brilliant developments in navigation, transportation, government, and language still influence the way we live today.

The Genius of the Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages

Izzi Howell (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123947

Which innovative ideas and inventions began in the Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages? These periods, stretching from the first ancestors of modern humans to the start of the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome, was a time of amazing developments. Find out how making fire and tools, farming the land, and writing down symbols to communicate transformed society and had a lasting impact on the way we live today.

The Genius of the Romans

Izzi Howell (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123930

Which innovative ideas and inventions began with the Romans? Find out how the Romans trained their soldiers, built their roads and buildings, and supplied their people with food and water. Discover how their brilliant developments in language, government, law, and entertainment still influence the way we live today.

The Genius of the Maya

Izzi Howell (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123923

Which innovative ideas and inventions began with the Maya? Find out how the Maya built their cities to suit the landscape and population, traded their resources, and developed a complex system of writing. Discover how their brilliant developments in farming, astronomy, and cloth-making still influence the way we live today.

The Genius of the Benin Kingdom

Sonya Newland (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123916

Which innovative ideas and inventions began in the Benin Kingdom in Africa? Find out how a collection of separate villages and communities grew into a strong, united kingdom and developed a network of successful trading relationships. Discover how their brilliant developments in town planning, language, art, and medicine still influence the way we live today.

The Genius of the Anglo-Saxons

Izzi Howell (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123909

Which innovative ideas and inventions began with the Anglo-Saxons? Find out how the Anglo-Saxons farmed their land, built their houses, and organized their society. Discover how their brilliant developments in defense, law, language, and storytelling still influence the way we live today.