During the 20th century, smallpox was responsible for 500 million deaths, yet by the end of the century the disease was eradicated. How did this amazing accomplishment happen? How was the smallpox and other vaccines developed? This book explores role innovation has played in the development of these powerful disease fighters.
When a medical emergency occurs, seconds often make the difference between life and death. Every day, people are saved as the results of improvements in diagnosis and care. Read this book to explore the many advancements that have occurred in emergency care and the role innovation played in their development.
There is a war raging that you may not be aware of, the fight to prevent the spread of diseases. Everyday health care professionals are focused on controlling the spread of disease. This book exposes students to the innovative tools and techniques healthcare professionals use to track, control, and combat the spread of dangerous diseases.
Following the scientific process, this title provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of the power of solar energy.
This title provides information on one of most promising emerging sources of energy, waste. Provides a background on the opportunity and challenges associated with using waste to produce alternative energy.
This book explores how human activity affects the Earth, e.g. the effects of human activity on groundwater and surface water, habitat destruction, construction, emissions, and pollution.
How much power is in poop? Discover the biofuel technology that turns human and animal waste into energy for everything from cooking to powering up entire buildings.
Learn about how nature has inspired technological innovations with this book on the similarities between an African plant and preserving vaccines. Integrating both historical and scientific perspectives, this book explains how a plant inspired the invention of a new way to preserve vaccines. Readers will make connections and examine the relationship between the two concepts. Sidebars, photographs, a glossary, and a concluding chapter on important people in the field add detail and depth to this informational text on biomimicry.
This book discusses the science behind oil spills and their effects. The chapters examine history's worst oil spills, explain how oil spills happen, and show how scientists are developing safer ways to collect and transport oil. Diagrams, charts, and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved.
Describes the requirements, education, and duties associated with becoming an environmentalist. Includes profiles of prominent environmentalists.
This title provides information on Coal as a source of energy. It highlights the positives and negatives of coal and discusses clean coal technology.
This book relays the factual details of the Dust Bowl through multiple accounts of the event. Readers learn details from the point of view of an Oklahoma farmer, a migrant farm worker, and a government journalist. This book offers opportunities to compare and contrast various narrative perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.
This book relays the factual details of the story of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a fireman fighting fires and rescuing others, a girl whose home is destroyed, and a resident of Chinatown. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about a historical event.
When we think of wild animals, we don't immediately associate them with the cities we live in. But a closer look soon reveals that we share our urban environment with a great many untamed creatures. Heavily illustrated and full of entertaining and informative facts, City Critters examines how and why so many wild animals choose to live in places that, on first glance at least, seem contrary to their needs. How do those deer, raccoons, squirrels, skunks, coyotes, crows, gulls and geese-not to mention the alligators, eagles, otters and snakes-manage to survive in the big city? What special skills do city critters have that many of their wilderness cousins lack? Why have they developed these skills? And what are our responsibilities in ensuring that these animals can continue to share our city lives?
Pedal It! celebrates the humble bicycle from the very first boneshakers to the sleek racing bikes of today, from handlebars to spokes to gear sprocketsand shows you why and how bikes can make the world a better place. Not only can bikes be used to power computers and generators, they can also reduce pollution, promote wellness and get a package across a crowded cityfast! Informative but not didactic, Pedal It! encourages young readers to be part of the joy of cycling.
This book takes a scientific look at global warming. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book takes a scientific look at the destruction of different habitats. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book takes a scientific look at keeping our food and water safe. Reading Essentials in Science.
All life depends on the layers of gases that surround the Earth. This book explains the importance of the atmosphere for life on Earth, discussing the gases that make up the air, water vapor in the atmosphere, air pressure and movement, the layers of the atmosphere, and global warming. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book takes a scientific look at different energy sources. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book takes a scientific look at consumption and waste. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book is an introduction to the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Reading Essentials in Science.
Atomic (nuclear) energy and technology can be used to produce electricity, power ships, preserve foods, and to diagnose and treat diseases. This book presents an introduction to atomic energy, covering topics such as the structure of an atom, fusion, fission, nuclear power plants, and the debate over atomic energy. Reading Essentials in Science.
Trevor, Robyn and Nick decide they have a mystery to solve when Trevor discovers a suspicious looking young man snooping around. They learn about missing research involving the use of carob beans to aid in cancer treatment-potentially valuable information. With a shady looking grad student, a bitter activist and an employee of a medical research firm to deal with, our amateur sleuths are faced with their greatest challenge yet.
While Devin and Nadia spend summer vacation at a university camp for little kids Nadia as a counselor and Devin as an unwilling participant—their mother's research project is vandalized and her motives are questioned. Devin, Nadia and Simon stumble upon shady characters, corporate conspiracy and a plot to take over the nation's food supply with genetically modified fertilizer.