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Gambling

Carrie Iorizzo (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191212

Youth gambling has become a serious concern. From online poker and card games, to sports pools and lottery tickets, gambling is more accessible than ever before. This informative and timely book explores the different forms of gambling, reasons why young people gamble, and the dangerous consequences of compulsive gambling. Compelling real-life stories, recent statistics, and research help readers make informed and educated choices about gambling.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427189240

This fascinating title chronicles the U.S. bombing of these Japanese cities during World War II. Topics include the development of the atomic bomb, Truman's decision to drop the bombs, and the long-term consequences of this historical event. Primary source accounts present reactions from both sides.

California Gold Rush!

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427189233

On January 24, 1848 a man named James W. Marshall found gold at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California. This compelling title explains how Marshalls discovery sparked gold fever and lured thousands of people west in search of great fortunes. Primary source accounts and historical photographs trace the history of the gold rush in California as well as the later Klondike gold rush.

Watershed Conservation

Pam Rosenberg (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793569

What is a watershed? Why are watersheds important? What is it like to live where there is no clean, safe water supply? Read this book to find out more about the importance of watersheds and how you can help in the fight to keep Earth's freshwater sources clean and safe.

Gasoline

Kevin Cunningham (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793507

Did you know that gasoline is made from petroleum that is extracted from deep inside Earth? And that the government of Saudi Arabia owns the world's largest petroleum corporation? Read this book to find out more about how petroleum is turned into gasoline and how that gasoline ends up in the tank of cars around the world.

Jeans

Nancy Robinson Masters (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791640

Readers will find out more about the history of jeans worldwide, and how jeans are made, from the cotton picked from the fields to the processing plant and onto jean and clothing stores worldwide, making jeans truly a Global Product.

Gray Whale

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791718

Gray whales live in the Pacific Ocean and can grow to be 50 feet (15 meters) long. Readers will discover how whale hunters brought these huge mammals to near extinction and how people are working together to help these giants of the sea fight for survival.

Gray Wolf

Barbara A. Somervill (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791657

At one time, the howling of gray wolves was a common sound throughout North America. Readers will learn more about these pack animals and what brought them to the edge of extinction. They will also find out more about the steps that have been taken to reintroduce gray wolves to the territories where they once roamed freely.

Karner Blue Butterfly

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791756

With fascinating information and facts, alongside beautiful pictures, students will learn about the Karner Blue Butterfly, its status on the endangered species list, why it has become endangered, and how it is planning on staging a comeback on the road to recovery.

Key Deer

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791749

The graceful, little key deer lives in the Florida Keys. Readers will learn more about these deer, how they became endangered, and what conservation groups are doing to help them make a comeback.

Mongolian Wild Horse

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791763

The Mongolian wild horse was once considered extinct in the wild and only a few existed in zoos. Find out how scientists working together have reintroduced Mongolian wild horses to their former habitat and are helping them take their first steps on the road to recovery.

Mountain Gorilla

Barbara A. Somervill (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791688

The mountain gorillas of Central Africa are a critically endangered species because of poaching, hunting, habitat loss, exposure to human diseases, and war. Readers will find out more about how people are working together to save these animals through habitat conservation and education.

Whooping Crane

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791695

The whooping crane is a unique bird found only in North America and known for its whooping call great height for a bird. Readers will learn about the whooping crane's fight for survival as hunters killed them for their beautiful feathers and humans drained their wetland habitats to build houses.

American Alligator

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791701

Readers are introduced the habitat and lifestyle of the American Alligator and learn how the American Alligator is making a comeback from near extinction. Find out how people in the southeastern United States are learning to live with these amazing creatures.

American Bison

Barbara A. Somervill (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791664

The American bison was hunted to near extinction in the 1800s as settlers moved west across what is now the United States. Readers will learn about this animal that is a symbol of the American West and find out what steps were taken to help increase the American bison population.

Elephant Seal

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791732

An elephant seal has a thick layer of blubber that keeps it from freezing in cold northern waters. This protective layer of blubber was prized by hunters who killed so many elephant seals that there were fewer than 100 left alive. Discover how government leaders and others took action to save these sea mammals from extinction.

Golden Lion Tamarin

Barbara A. Somervill (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791671

The small golden lion tamarin is known for its brownish-red mane, long tail, and territorial nature. Readers will learn about these creatures and how destruction of their coastal forest habitat almost led to their extinction. Find out how zoos and conservationists have collaborated to save the golden lion tamarin.

Gray Bat

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791725

Many people are afraid of bats, but like every other living thing they play in important role in nature. Readers will learn about cave dwelling gray bats, how they became endangered, and how government leaders and scientists have teamed up to save these furry, flying creatures.

Legally Green: Careers in Environmental Law

Susan Down (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197214

Opportunitiesin environmental law are explored in Legally Green. Jobs include working for public service or governmental agencies and environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs) as environmental investigators, officers, inspectors, and policy advisors. Careers in this field also include working as attorneys and legal support staff for law firms that offer services related to environmental law, and for corporations that need to keep on top of compliance and other regulatory issues as a part of doing their daily business. Opportunities also exist in education, law enforcement, and even politics.

Re-Greening the Environment: Careers in Cleanup, Remediation, and Restoration

Suzy Gazlay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197221

Re-Greening the Environment covers the wide range of careers in environmental clean-up, remediation, and renewal. The response to two massive oil spills in recent years the Exxon Valdez oil spill off the coast of Alaska in 1989 and the current Deepwater Horizon/BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico are explored. The types of jobs and careers that are associated with preventing and correcting disasters such as these include environmental scientist, hydrogeologist, enforcing clean-up regulations, and monitoring and testing waterways, soil, and groundwater for harmful pollutants. Also, the reuse and rehabbing of older commercial or industrial buildings presents opportunities in planning, designing, rebuilding, reclaiming, and restoring the natural habitats associated with these sites.

Overpopulation

Robert Green (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793590

How many people is too many? What happens when too many people are crowded into too little space? What can be done to control the world's population? Read this book to learn more about overpopulation and start thinking about what can and should be done to address this important issue.

Pandemics

Robert Green (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793613

What is a pandemic? What diseases are likely to cause a pandemic? How can the spread of a disease be stopped? Find out about how a disease reaches pandemic proportions and start thinking about what people can do to stop the spread of deadly diseases.

Pollution

Robert Green (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793552

What causes pollution? How does pollution affect the environment? Why should we care about pollution? Read this book to find out more about the social, environmental, and economic issues related to pollution and what you can do about it.

Genetically Modified Foods

Vicky Franchino (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793620

Should scientists manipulate genes to create new varieties of food? Is genetically modified food safe to eat? How can we grow enough food to feed all the world's people? Read this book to find out more about genetically modified foods and what people around the world think about them.

Global Warming

Robert Green (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793538

Is human activity causing Earth's to heat up? Is global warming just a natural event? What are the possible effects of global warming? Read this book to learn more about the global warming debate and to start forming your own opinions.