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The Global Financial Crisis

Holly Dolezalek (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878459

This title examines an important historic event - the modern global financial crisis. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the impact of the failing housing market and the credit crisis in the United States, the US government bailouts of banks, automakers, and other businesses, issues around financial regulation and the US Federal Reserve, the spread of financial problems to Europe, Japan, and China, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

The Oregon Trail

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878473

This title examines an important historic event - the Oregon Trail. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of the Pacific Coast and the expansion of the United States, the roles Manifest Destiny, transportation, mountain men, Native Americans, Mormons, and emigration societies played during this time, the challenges pioneers faced and experienced on the trail, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

California's Gold Rush

Robert Grayson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786078

This title examines an important historic event - the gold rush in California. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the first discovery of gold and the creation of boomtowns in the West, issues with the Mexican government, military desertion, expansionism, and the environmental consequences of mining, key characters such as John Sutter, Samuel Brannan, Colonel Richard B. Mason, and President James K. Polk, the roles of journalism, transportation, and racial discrimination, the development of mining technologies and entrepreneurship, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts.

Tragedy in Tucson

Aimee Houser (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786139

This title examines an important historic event - the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others in Tucson, Arizona. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the man behind the shooting, Jared Loughner, and his history of mental illness, the disease schizophrenia, Giffords rise in politics, the political climate in America, including the hot button issue of health-care reform, Giffords's fight for her life, and the effects of this event on society. Also discussed are the gun laws in America, the National Rifle Association's stand on gun control, new legislation introduced in Congress regarding gun control, and mental health policy and law. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts.

Biomass Energy

Carol Hand (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808947

As our world's population grows, so to does our need for energy. Scientists seek the next breakthrough in new technology while constantly finding ways to make current solutions cheaper and more efficient. In this title, discover what biomass energy is, its history, how we use it today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn about cutting-edge biofuels, including ethanol, biodiesel, and fuels from switchgrass and algae, and technologies that allow us to turn waste into energy. Sidebars, full-color photos, full-spread diagrams, well-placed graphs, charts, and maps, stories highlighting innovations in action, and a glossary enhance this engaging title.

Nuclear Energy

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808985

As our world's population grows, so to does our need for energy. Scientists seek the next breakthrough in new technology while constantly finding ways to make current solutions cheaper and more efficient. In this title, discover what nuclear energy is, its history, how we use it today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn how researchers are working to solve nuclear energy's problems, including radiation dangers, handling nuclear waste, and making new plants more efficient, cheaper, smaller, and safer. Sidebars, full-color photos, full-spread diagrams, well-placed graphs, charts, and maps, stories highlighting innovations in action, and a glossary enhance this engaging title.

Solar Energy

Christine Zuchora Walske (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808992

As our world's population grows, so to does our need for energy. Scientists seek the next breakthrough in new technology while constantly finding ways to make current solutions cheaper and more efficient. In this title, discover what solar energy is, its history, how we use it today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn about cutting-edge uses for solar cells, including tiny nano-sized cells and cells printed on paper, and exciting new ways to make and use power from the sun's heat. Sidebars, full-color photos, full-spread diagrams, well-placed graphs, charts, and maps, stories highlighting innovations in action, and a glossary enhance this engaging title.

Wind Energy

Melissa Higgins (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809012

As our world's population grows, so to does our need for energy. Scientists seek the next breakthrough in new technology while constantly finding ways to make current solutions cheaper and more efficient. In this title, discover what wind energy is, its history, how we use it today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn about cutting-edge types of wind turbines, including turbines at sea and turbines aloft in the sky, and how researchers are making wind energy more efficient. Sidebars, full-color photos, full-spread diagrams, well-placed graphs, charts, and maps, stories highlighting innovations in action, and a glossary enhance this engaging title.

Craigslist: Company and Its Founder

Susan M. Freese (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840920

This title examines the remarkable life of Craig Newmark and his work building the groundbreaking company Craigslist. Readers will learn about Newmarks’s background and education, as well as his early career. Also covered is a look at how Craigslist operates and issues the company faces, such as preventing crime, facing competition, and supporting the community.

Google: Company and Its Founders

Susan E. Hamen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840944

This title examines the remarkable lives of Larry Page and Sergey Brin and their work building the groundbreaking company Google. Readers will learn about Page and Brin’s backgrounds and education, as well as their early careers. Also covered is a look at how Google operates and issues the company faces, such as handling privacy and copyright lawsuits, facing competition, and developing new online user services.

Bleeding Kansas

Richard Reece (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786061

This title examines an important historic event - bleeding Kansas. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of America during this violent time period as territories entered the Union as free or slave states. Readers will learn about the Missouri Compromise, the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the man behind it, Illinois Senator Stephen A. Douglas, the signer of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, President Franklin Pierce, and the effects of this event on society. Also discussed are the abolition movement, Nat Turner's Rebellion, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, and the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts.

The Orphan Trains

Kristin F. Johnson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786108

This title examines an important historic event - the orphan train movement. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of the Children's Aid Society and the development of the Brace School, lodging houses, and industrial schools, the conditions that led to child abandonment in the 1800s, problems with institutional care and child labor laws, the roles the Civil War, the Great Depression, and people like Charles Loring Brace played, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts.

The Scottsboro Boys

David Cates (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786115

This title examines an important historic event - the trials of the nine Scottsboro Boys that took place in Alabama. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of America at the time of the trials, the accounts of the nine men on trial regarding their train ride from Tennessee to Alabama, their sentences, and the effects of this event on society. Readers will learn about the Great Depression, the Jim Crow south, lynching, the Ku Klux Klan, and the black codes that were all part of the atmosphere at this time. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts.

The Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786122

This title examines an important historic event - the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster near Middletown, Pennsylvania. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of nuclear power in the United States, how a nuclear plant works, details of the emergency at Metropolitan Edison Company's nuclear power plant, handling of the disaster by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, President Jimmy Carter's visit to Three Mile Island, the investigation into the disaster, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts.

Sustainable Agriculture

Lisa Owings (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809005

As our world's population grows, so to does our need for energy. Scientists seek the next breakthrough in new technology while constantly finding ways to make current solutions cheaper and more efficient. In this title, discover what sustainable agriculture is, its history, how we practice it today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn about how farmers use energy, what steps they are taking to use new sources of energy more efficiently, and how they are learning from and working with nature to improve farming. Sidebars, full-color photos, full-spread diagrams, well-placed graphs, charts, and maps, stories highlighting innovations in action, and a glossary enhance this engaging title.

eBay: Company and Its Founder

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840937

This title examines the remarkable life of Pierre Omidyar and his work building the groundbreaking company eBay. Readers will learn about Omidyar’s background and education, as well as his early career. Also covered is a look at how eBay operates and issues the company faces, such as international growth, facing competition, and supporting the community.

The United States Enters World War I

Sue Vander Hook (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851889

This title examines an important historic event, the United States entering World War I. Readers will learn about the events leading up to this, including the sinking of the Lusitania and the preparation of the U.S. military. Covered in detail are the first American troops' arrival in Paris, trench warfare, and the cease-fire and negotiations that led to the Treaty of Versailles. Also discussed are the Americans' efforts to help the war on the home front, including selling war bonds, conserving food, planting gardens, and working in munitions factories. Key players, such Herbert Hoover, Colonel George S. Patton Jr., Kaiser Wilhelm II, President Woodrow Wilson, and Arthur Zimmermann are included. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

U.S. Involvement in Vietnam

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851902

This title examines an important historic event, the U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Readers will learn about the events leading up to this, including Communist North Vietnam taking military action over South Vietnam, the United States sending aid to South Vietnam, and finally American troops intervening. The U.S. antiwar movement is discussed, as well as the removal of U.S. troops and the eventual unification of all of Vietnam under communist rule in 1975. Key players, such as Ho Chi Minh, Ngo Dinh Diem, General William Westmoreland, President John F. Kennedy, President Lyndon Johnson, and President Richard Nixon are included. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

The U.S. Constitution & Bill of Rights

Charles E. Pederson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851896

This title examines an important historic event, the making of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Readers will learn about the events leading up to the making of these historic documents, including European settlement in America and the Revolutionary War. Covered in detail are the First Continental Congress, the Connecticut Compromise, the Constitutional Convention, the ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and the first presidential election. Key players, such as George Washington, James Madison, Edmund Randolph, Alexander Hamilton, and Benjamin Franklin are included. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

The Trail of Tears

Sue Vander Hook (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851872

This title examines an important historic event, the Trail of Tears. Readers will learn the background of European settlement in Native American lands, relations between the groups, and how this led to the Trail of Tears. Also covered are the key players, the tragic loss of thousands of Cherokee on the trail, and the event's effects on the future of Native Americans and the United States. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

The Amistad

Robert Grayson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840470

This title examines an important historic event - the rebellion aboard the Amistad. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the Amistad's voyage from Africa to the United States, the rebellion on board, Joseph Cinque, John Quincy Adams, and other key players involved, the court cases to win the kidnapped Africans' freedom, and the effects of the event on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

The U.S. Industrial Revolution

Robert Grayson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617873607

This title examines an important time in U.S. history - the U.S. Industrial Revolution. Compelling text explores the background of the revolution, its economic and social effects, and the key people involved. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

The War of 1812

Katie Marsico (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617873614

This title examines an important historic event - the War of 1812. Compelling text explores the war's causes, major battles, key players, and results. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

The Capture and Killing of Osama Bin Laden

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878480

This title examines an important historic event - the 2011 capture and killing of Osama bin Laden. Easy-to-read, compelling text provides the details of the US Navy Seals operation that led to the capture and killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011. The book also details the events leading up to the navy operation, including a history of terrorism, a description of the September 11, 2001, attacks, the war on terror, and biographical information about bin Laden. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

The Chilean Miners' Rescue

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878428

This title examines an important historic event - the 2010 rescue of the Chilean miners. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of mining in Chile and the San José mine, the accounts of individual miners and rescuers, the rescue plans and events leading up to the miners' rescue, issues around mining safety regulations, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.