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The Human-Made World

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117977

This visually exciting book takes a unique look at our globe from the perspective of what humans have produced. Using an innovative design, maps are populated by infographics, graphs, and icons to represent information and statistics about a subject in a very visual way. This aids readers in comparing and contrasting the same subjects in different parts of the world. Each spread explores one subject in-depth, such as how goods are transported around the globe, who has the tallest buildings, where space missions have been launched from, and how the production and trade of palm oil affects people and the environment.

Mapping Africa

Paul Rockett (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117793

Detailed photos and full-color maps help take readers on a fascinating visual journey through Africa! This book's appealing format highlights the facts about the human and physical geography of the continent. Readers will put their analytical skills to use to interpret different types of maps as sources of information, from physical maps that show the region's landmarks to political maps that teach about the region's countries to interesting cultural and thematic maps.

Mapping Australia and Oceania, and Antarctica

Paul Rockett (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117816

Detailed photos and full-color maps help take readers on a fascinating visual journey through the diverse and intriguing continents of Australia and Oceania, and Antarctica! This book's appealing format highlights the facts about the human and physical geography of these continents. Readers will put their analytical skills to use to interpret different types of maps as sources of information, from physical maps that show the region's landmarks to political maps that teach about the region's countries to interesting cultural and thematic maps.

Mapping Asia

Paul Rockett (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117809

Detailed photos and full-color maps help take readers on a fascinating visual journey through Asia! This book's appealing format highlights the facts about the human and physical geography of the continent. Readers will put their analytical skills to use to interpret different types of maps as sources of information, from physical maps that show the region's landmarks to political maps that teach about the region's countries to interesting cultural and thematic maps.

Mapping North America

Paul Rockett (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117830

Detailed photos and full-color maps help take readers on a fascinating visual journey through North America! This book's appealing format highlights the facts about the human and physical geography of the continent. Readers will put their analytical skills to use to interpret different types of maps as sources of information, from physical maps that show the region's landmarks to political maps that teach about the region's countries to interesting cultural and thematic maps.

Mapping Europe

Paul Rockett (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117823

Detailed photos and full-color maps help take readers on a fascinating visual journey through Europe! This book's appealing format highlights the facts about the human and physical geography of the continent. Readers will put their analytical skills to use to interpret different types of maps as sources of information, from physical maps that show the region's landmarks to political maps that teach about the region's countries to interesting cultural and thematic maps.

Mapping South America

Paul Rockett (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117847

Detailed photos and full-color maps help take readers on a fascinating visual journey through South America! This book's appealing format highlights the facts about the human and physical geography of the continent. Readers will put their analytical skills to use to interpret different types of maps as sources of information, from physical maps that show the region's landmarks to political maps that teach about the region's countries to interesting cultural and thematic maps.

Sports Jokes, Riddles, and Games

Anne-Marie Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117472

What can you serve but never eat? A volleyball! When your team is down and out, sometimes the only thing you have is humor. Using sports jokes, puns, riddles, and rhymes, this riotous book helps readers learn how to understand the culture of humor and how to use it in their own writing.

Leaving Our Mark: Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117588

Human activity often leaves a trail of harmful carbon behind that directly impacts our planet. This informative book describes how every individual produces a “carbon footprint” by using energy made by burning fossil fuels and by creating waste from packaging that gets thrown away. Find out how to measure your own carbon footprint and see what effect you are having on Earth. Learn about new developments being made to reduce the amount of carbon we create and what steps you can take to make your own "footprint" smaller.

Putting Earth First: Eating and Living Green

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117595

This inspiring book describes how people are becoming more aware of the effect of their daily activities on the planet. Find out how more and more people are eating and living "green" by buying food grown locally, eating food that is organic, and even growing their own food. Many people are also building eco-friendly homes and choosing to live “off the grid,” which means they are creating their own, sustainable forms of energy instead of getting electricity from a power station. Discover how eating and living green is becoming more and more possible, and why this way of living could help build a sustainable future for the next generation.

Animal Jokes, Riddles, and Games

Clara Christopher (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117441

Why did the chicken cross the road? The answers are as varied and as funny as chickens themselves. Using clever animal jokes, puns, riddles, fantastic images, rhymes, and more, this book examines animal humor in everyday life. Readers will learn how humor is shaped by language and culture and be motivated to use it in their own writing.

Around the World in Jokes, Riddles, and Games

Marguerite Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117458

Laughter is a universal language. Using jokes, puns, riddles, fantastic images, rhymes, and more, this book examines humor around the world. Readers will learn how humor is shaped by language and culture and how being a "cultural insider" can help you understand humor in another language or country.

Monster and Creepy-Crawly Jokes, Riddles, and Games

Rachel Eagen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117465

Vampire jokes, insect humor…we often make fun of the things that creep us out. This cringe-worthy book examines how our funny bones are sometimes tweaked by fright. Using jokes, puns, riddles, and rhymes, readers will learn how to harness their own fears and slay them with jokes.

A Math Journey Through Extreme Sports

Hilary Koll, Steve Mills (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177179

Fun pictograms and infographics about extreme sports make learning about math topics such as ratios, area, percentages, averages, and angles easy and fun. In this book, readers are presented with scenarios in a number of extreme sports and use their mathematical skills while skyrunning, BASE jumping, ziplining, ice climbing, and racing motocross. Math puzzles and exercises help children build confidence in their math skills.

A Math Journey Through Computer Games

Hilary Koll, Steve Mills (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177162

Fun pictograms and infographics about computer games make learning about math topics such as ratios, speed, distance, time, volume, percentages, and equations easy and fun. In this book, readers are presented with several computer game scenarios and must use their mathematical skills to solve equations to up their scores. Math puzzles and exercises help children build confidence in their math skills.

Go West with Cowboys and Ranchers

Tim Cooke (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117328

When the cattle trade moved west, herds took over vast expanses of land. Go west with the cowboys that rode the range and herded cattle along the trails from the southwest to the railheads. Discover how many of the cowboys were African Americans or Latin American vaqueros. Find out what life was like for the ranchers who owned the herds and how ranching practices sometimes led to armed conflict with neighboring farmers, such as in the Johnson County War.

A Math Journey Around the Wonders of the World

Hilary Koll, Steve Mills (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177193

Fun pictograms and infographics about the natural and human-made wonders of the world make learning about math topics easy and fun. In this book, readers go on a mission to explore these wonders and use their mathematical skills at such sites as the pyramids of Egypt, the Great Wall of China, Mount Everest, and the Galapagos Islands. Math puzzles and exercises help children build confidence in their math skills.

Go West with Famous Trailblazers

Rachel Stuckey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117335

Travel with some of the most famous pioneers who opened up the West, from the explorers Daniel Boone and Lewis and Clark to John C. Frémont and the trappers of Canada. This fascinating history features the explorers and entrepreneurs who made their marks - and their fortunes - by venturing west. News stories also highlight the development of communications such as the Pony Express and the invention of the telegraph, and the eventual building of the railroads.

Go West with Miners, Prospectors, and Loggers

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117359

Go west seeking your fortune with those who came because of the land's rich natural resources. "News stories" reveal the hard lives of miners in the Rockies and the desperation of prospectors searching for riches in the gold rushes in California, Alaska, and on the Klondike River in the Yukon. Find out which was the wealthiest occupation - trapping for furs, logging in the forests of the northwest, or mining borax in Death Valley.

Go West with Settlers and Farmers

Rachel Stuckey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117366

Heed the government's urging and "Go West" with the many people who accepted the challenge. Motivated by the ideal of Manifest Destiny - the right of the United States to expand across the continent - the U.S. government created laws that encouraged settlers to move west by offering free land. "News stories" describe significant events, including the independence of Texas and the Mexican–American War. Travel with settlers on the great migration routes, such as the Oregon Trail, and find out how the farmers who made up the bulk of the settlers lived in their new communities.

Go West: First Contact with Native Nations

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117373

As settlers came west, they discovered there were already people living on this "new" land. Discover how this mass invasion of settlers impacted the indigenous peoples of the West: their first contacts with explorers such as Lewis and Clark; the gradual encroachment of white settlers on their traditional lands; the enforced removal of native peoples to the West; the clashes with native peoples after the Civil War; resistance by native leaders such as Sitting Bull; and the end of Native American resistance in the 1890s.

Go West with Merchants and Traders

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117342

Go west to see how people in the towns lived, selling goods to the settlers, miners, and prospectors. Some became hugely successful, such as Levi Strauss, who began selling overalls and tents to prospectors in the California gold rush. Others scraped out a living by selling essential goods in the local general store, or by running stables, saloons, hotels, or newspapers. Some merchants made their money by shipping goods west or east across the continent. In some places, groups of settlers from different countries formed townships, such as the Chinese in San Francisco and the Mormons in Salt Lake City.

Math on the Job: Building a Business

Richard Wunderlich (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117380

A large bakery wants a regular supply of your homemade brownies. What if you could figure out how to do it out of your parents' kitchen using math? This amazing book makes you a math problem solver by putting you into situations faced by people who are building their own businesses. Math is an important part of the job of running a pet store or a bakery, or creating a video game. Three exciting stories lead to a problem you must solve using math. A toolbox section helps take you through similar examples and provides math exercises you can do that will help give you a better understanding of how to solve the problem in the story.

Math on the Job: Keeping People Healthy

Richard Wunderlich (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117403

A patient's infected insect bite has doubled in size overnight. Can math help you determine an effective treatment? This exciting book makes you a math problem solver by putting you into situations faced by people who work in health care. Math is an important part of the job for medical doctors, registered nurses, and care aides. Three exciting stories lead to a problem you must solve using math. A toolbox section helps take you through similar examples and provides math exercises you can do that will help give you a better understanding of how to solve the problem in the story.

Math on the Job: Caring for Marine Animals

Richard Wunderlich (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117397

What if you could save a baby whale using math? This exciting book makes you a math problem solver by putting you into situations faced by people who care for animals that live in water. Math is an important part of the job for marine biologists, veterinary technologists, and aquarists - people that maintain aquariums. Three exciting stories lead to a problem you must solve using math. A toolbox section helps take you through similar examples and provides math exercises you can do that will help give you a better understanding of how to solve the problem in the story.