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Touring, Trekking, and Traveling Green: Careers in Ecotourism

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197238

Touring, Trekking, and Traveling Green explores the many careers open to people in the fast-growing field of ecotourism. From being an ecotour leader or naturalist to managing a wildlife eco-lodge, working as a travel agent certified in ecotourism, or teaching on-the-ground tour guides and college students interested in making a living helping others enjoy nature, the opportunities for people seeking work in ecotourism are manyand growing fast. Other jobs associated with ecotourism include working in public relations or marketing ecotourism destinations, writing guidebooks, and helping visitors understand and appreciate nature as an interpreter for agencies such as the U.S. National Park Service and Parks Canada. Also of note: the challenges and responsibilities that jobs in ecotourism present to people who wish to make use of the environment for fun and profit without harming the ecological health of our planet.

Green Ways of Getting Around: Careers in Transportation

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197207

Green Ways of Getting Around moves readers toward careers in "green" transportation, including travel by air, sea, and land, and even in more extreme environments, such as outer space and under water. This book explores mass transit and automotive transportation, highlighting fuel-powered vehicles, such as buses, planes, and boats, which carry with them their own pros and cons as being fuel-efficient and ecologically sound. Also included: using pedal power, pedestrian-friendly venues, concepts that promote walkability and sustainable mass transit, and powering transportation with alternative energy sources.

Passenger Ships

Judy Alter (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793859

Rock climbing walls, swimming pools, mini golf courses, ice skating rinks are now available on passenger ships. How do they do it? Who comes up with the next new thing? What role does innovation play in the development of the next generation of passenger ships? This "Innovation in Transportation" book, Passenger Ships, takes a look at the people and creative ideas that have changed the way we think about passenger ships.

Space Travel

James M. Flammang (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793811

Who was the first man to walk on the moon? Who developed the space shuttle? Will man ever land on mars? Find the answers to these questions and more when you take a look at space travel from a new perspective.

Trains

Katie Marsico (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793835

Where is the fastest train in the world? How is it possible for a train to go under the English Channel? What does the next generations of trains look like? Find the answers to these questions and more when you take a look at trains from a new perspective.

Trucks

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793866

Who can up with the idea behind the first truck? How big is the largest truck in the world? How much does it haul? The "Innovation in Transportation" book Trucks takes a look at the people and creative ideas that have changed the way we think about trucks.

Airplanes

Nancy Robinson Masters (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793842

The new Boeing Superliner looks much different than the plane the Wright Brothers flew at Kitty Hawk. Have you ever wondered how new planes are developed? This "Innovation in Transportation" book, Airplanes, takes a look at the people and creative ideas that have changed the way we think about flying.

Cargo Ships

James M. Flammang (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793828

We hear a lot about the new global economy. How does it work? How are we able to transport so many products around the world? How have innovations in the development of cargo ships fueled the global economy? Find the answers to these questions and more when you take a look at cargo ships from a new perspective.

Cars

James M. Flammang (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793804

Your new family car looks very different than the Model T developed by Henry Ford. Cars of today are much faster, safer, and more reliable than the Model T. Have you ever wondered how new cars are developed? The Innovation in Transportation series takes a look at the people and creative ideas that have changed the automotive industry.

Motorcycles

Vicky Franchino (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793873

Who was the first person to ride a motorcycle? How did they come up with idea? Who makes the fastest motorcycle? This "Innovation in Transportation" book, Motorcycles, takes a look at the people and creative ideas that have changed the way we think about motorcycles.

Auto Technician

Katie Marsico (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602799462

Part of the Career and Tech Education series, this book explains many aspects of the job of a Auto Technologist, including training and skills needed.

Think Like a Scientist in the Car

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610801720

Complete a variety of fun science experiments dealing with cars.

Transportation Planner

Nel Yomtov (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624310560

A guide to what a transportation planner does and how to become one.

The Science of a Plane Crash

Carol S. Surges (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781631377167

This book discusses the science behind plane crashes. The chapters examine the worst plane crashes in history, explain how aircraft fail, and show how scientists and engineers are designing safer aircraft. Diagrams, charts, and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved.

Tunnel

Vicky Franchino (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602796911

This title discusses how tunnels are built, from planning and excavation to construction to site design.

Airport

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602796935

This title discusses how airports are built, from runway design and construction to terminal and security.

Bridge

Vicky Franchino (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602796904

This title discusses how bridges are built, including engineering, design and construction.

Road

Sharon Nittinger (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602796898

This title discusses how roads are built, from road design and construction to painting and lighting.

Fire Truck

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800068

Fire trucks help to save lives and prevent the spread of dangerous fires every day. Readers will learn where a fire truck gets its water supply, what kind of equipment it contains, and the ways firefighters use these tools to help keep people safe.

Tractor

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800051

Tractors are an essential tool for farmers everywhere. Readers will learn how farmers use tractors to plant and harvest the crops we use every day. They will also find out how people use tractors to maintain their yards and do chores.

What Does It Do? Ambulance

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800044

Ambulances can help save lives when people are sick or injured. Readers will learn about the different kinds of lifesaving equipment found on an ambulance. They will also learn about the paramedics and EMTs that staff these important vehicles.

Cement Mixer

Gaetano Capici (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800082

From bridges and streets to houses and skyscrapers, cement is an important material used in many of the structures we use every day. Readers will find out how cement mixers are used to blend, transport, and spread cement wherever it is needed.

Crane

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800020

Tall cranes tower above construction sites and line the edges of shipping ports. Readers will find out how different types of cranes are used to help build skyscrapers, load cargo ships, and much more.

Digger

Jennifer Zeiger (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800037

Almost anything we build requires some sort of digging. Buildings, tunnels, and swimming pools all start with holes in the ground. Readers will find out how different kinds of diggers are used to create these holes. They will also learn about how diggers are used to help scientists learn more about the Earth.

What Should I Do? In the Car

Wil Mara (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800600

The potential dangers of riding in automobiles are presented, and readers are taught about seatbelt safety and how to avoid distracting a driver.