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Amphetamines
Amphetamines

Amphetamines

In this book, readers learn the proper uses, side effects, and costs of amphetamines, as well as what they can do to help someone get off of them.

Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

This book covers a wide variety of topics in the emerging field of machine learning, including facial identification, voice recognition, video games, driverless cars, and robot helpers.

Astronomy
Astronomy

Astronomy

This book covers the hottest topics in deep space, including exoplanets, black holes, and dark matter, as well as the amazing telescope technology that makes this work possible.

Astronomy Experiments in Your Own Observatory
Astronomy Experiments in Your Own Observatory

Astronomy Experiments in Your Own Observatory

This book provides directions on how to build your own observatory with easily accessible tools and supplies. Follow the directions in this book to use your observatory to view the stars and planets, develop hypotheses, and conduct experiments to test them out!

Bicycle Science Fair Projects
Bicycle Science Fair Projects

Bicycle Science Fair Projects

This book shows how your bicycle can be a great tool to use when planning your next science fair project. It provides diagrams, detailed instructions, and photographs to help demonstrate gravitational pull and measuring speed and efficiency.

Brain Science
Brain Science

Brain Science

This book covers fascinating cutting-edge neuroscience topics, from brain-to-brain communication systems to thought-controlled limbs and brain-mapping technologies.

Build Your Own Robot Science Fair Project
Build Your Own Robot Science Fair Project

Build Your Own Robot Science Fair Project

This book shows how to design and build your own robots, RC cars, motors, and more with these prize-winning science fair ideas.

Cells
Cells

Cells

A look at animal and human cells, and the internal structures that allow them to obtain energy, get rid of wastes, grow, and reproduce.

Chemistry Experiments in Your Own Laboratory
Chemistry Experiments in Your Own Laboratory

Chemistry Experiments in Your Own Laboratory

This book provides directions for readers on how to make their own laboratory with simple materials and household items. It provides step-by-step directions to help you conduct your own experiments and test hypotheses.

Cutting Edge Energy Technology
Cutting Edge Energy Technology

Cutting Edge Energy Technology

This book covers breakthroughs in battery technology, new developments in green building construction, and the expansion of "smart" houses, roads, and cities based on the Internet of Things.

Cutting Edge Entertainment Technology
Cutting Edge Entertainment Technology

Cutting Edge Entertainment Technology

This book covers breakthroughs in the full-sensory immersion entertainment experience, from the next generation of theme parks, ultra-high definition movies, virtual reality toys and video games, and augmented reality displays which will revolutionize what people see, hear, and feel.

Cutting Edge Internet Technology
Cutting Edge Internet Technology

Cutting Edge Internet Technology

This book describes current technologies that will make Web 3.0 possible, including cloud computing, the Internet of Things, Big Data, the Semantic Web, and cybersecurity.

Cutting Edge Medical Technology
Cutting Edge Medical Technology

Cutting Edge Medical Technology

This book covers cutting-edge technologies in disease prevention, treatment, and diagnosis, as well as in individualized healthcare, including robotics, organ and tissue engineering, genomic testing, and wearable medical devices.

Cutting Edge Military Technology
Cutting Edge Military Technology

Cutting Edge Military Technology

This book covers the development of a new generation of cutting edge robots, unmanned vehicles, weapons, tactical gear, and other defense-related technologies.

Cutting Edge Transportation Technology
Cutting Edge Transportation Technology

Cutting Edge Transportation Technology

This book covers a new generation of cutting edge motor, air, space, and marine vehicles and other transportation related technologies.

Dengue Fever
Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever

This book covers Dengue fever, providing a timeline of the history of the disease and of efforts to eradicate it. It ranks behind only malaria among diseases spread by insects as a threat to humans. The book includes sidebars on the life cycle of a mosquito and ways climate change is aiding the spread of the disease.

Designer Drugs
Designer Drugs

Designer Drugs

This book examines the use of designer drugs such as LSD, Ecstasy, and methamphetamines which is widespread among young adults, particularly in club or party settings. These drugs are especially risky because they are made in batches in individual home labs, so there is no way to tell how much of any dangerous substance was used in their creation. Readers learn the risks associated with using many of these designer drugs.

E-Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes

E-Cigarettes

In this book, readers learn the benefits of e-cigarettes, what's in the vapor they are inhaling, how the vapor can harm them, and the improper way e-cigs are used. They can also discover ways they can help others kick the e-cigarette habit.

E. coli
E. coli

E. coli

This book traces the history of Escherichia coli infections (E. coli), reviewing efforts to contain outbreaks when they occur, and where medical science is in efforts to find treatments. Included is a timeline on the discovery, treatment, and outbreaks of E. coli.

Ebola
Ebola

Ebola

This book outlines the history of the Ebola virus and describes the massive efforts to contain the worst outbreak ever, which hit West Africa in 2014 and killed thousands. There is a timeline of the important dates on the detection and treatment of this disease.

Edible Sunlight
Edible Sunlight

Edible Sunlight

Discusses the fascinating ways the Sun is involved in food production.

Energy Technology
Energy Technology

Energy Technology

This book covers the wide spectrum of energy sources being developed and improved today, from solar, wind, and geothermal to more exotic technologies, such as nuclear fusion.

Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Astronomy Experiments
Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Astronomy Experiments

Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Astronomy Experiments

This book provides hands-on astronomy experiments so that kids can learn how gravity affects the movement of celestial bodies, why and how a satellite stays in orbit, how the Earth is protected from solar winds, why the stars seem to move in circles in the night sky, and how to safely observe the image of the Sun. It features color illustrations and safe, simple step-by-step instructions.

Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Biology Experiments
Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Biology Experiments

Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Biology Experiments

This book provides hands-on biology experiments so that kids can learn why plants seek light, how to grow plants from carrot tops, how water protects plants from freezing temperatures, why earthworms surface during a heavy rain, and why camels can live in the desert for weeks without drinking water. It features color illustrations and safe, simple step-by-step instructions.

Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Chemistry Experiments
Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Chemistry Experiments

Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Chemistry Experiments

This book provides hands-on chemistry experiments so that kids can learn how and why a volcano erupts, why there are holes in bread slices, why pennies turn green, how to separate milk into its solid and liquid parts, and how to grow fluffy white crystals. It features color illustrations and safe, simple step-by-step instructions.

Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Earth Science Experiments
Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Earth Science Experiments

Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Earth Science Experiments

This book provides hands-on earth science experiments so that kids can learn why the Earth bulges at the equator, demonstrate the movement of the Earth’s axis, determine how the composition of the Earth affects its motion, and replicate the cause of the day-and-night cycle. It features color illustrations and safe, simple step-by-step instructions.

Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Physics Experiments
Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Physics Experiments

Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Physics Experiments

This book provides hands-on physics experiments so that kids charge an object with static electricity, demonstrate how static charges produce sound, use magnetic force to suspend a paper airplane, determine that objects in water have a different weight than they do in air, and learn how a substance’s buoyancy can be changed. It features color illustrations and safe, simple step-by-step instructions.

Experiments with Chemistry
Experiments with Chemistry

Experiments with Chemistry

This book provides easy and fun chemistry experiments using easy-to-obtain household materials and are excellent starting points for students to devise their own science fair projects. Through clear instructions and scientific illustrations, students will gain a better understanding of the basic concepts demonstrated by each experiment.

Experiments with Electricity and Magnetism
Experiments with Electricity and Magnetism

Experiments with Electricity and Magnetism

This book provides easy and fun experiments to examine the principles of electricity and magnetism. Using easy-to-obtain household materials, readers will make a battery from electric cells, test objects to see if they are conductors or insulators, and build a simple electric motor.

Experiments with Light
Experiments with Light

Experiments with Light

This book provides simple science projects young scientists can use to discover how distance affects images made by a convex lens, observe a wave model of polarized light, and explore the science behind mirages. The experiments use materials found at home or at school.

Experiments with Temperature and Heat
Experiments with Temperature and Heat

Experiments with Temperature and Heat

This book provides simple science projects students can use to learn the science behind temperature and heat. The experiments will demonstrate the conduction of heat in solids, thermal conductivity of liquids and gases, the relationship between temperature and color, and other scientific principles.

Experiments with Weather
Experiments with Weather

Experiments with Weather

This book provides simple and engaging experiments to examine the science behind weather using easy-to-obtain household materials. Readers will discover how Torricelli’s barometer works, the terminal velocity of raindrops, and how density affects air masses in Earth’s atmosphere.

Experiments with the Human Body
Experiments with the Human Body

Experiments with the Human Body

This book provides simple and engaging biology experiments that use easy-to-obtain household materials to explore the science behind the human body. Readers are guided through applying the scientific method to conduct experiments, which include observing the effect of body position and exercise on heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure; building a model of the human eye; and figuring out how food moves through the body.

Exploring Beyond the Solar System
Exploring Beyond the Solar System

Exploring Beyond the Solar System

This book explores the universe that exists beyond the edges of our own solar system, covering constellations, galaxies, star types, the life cycle of stars, nebulae, quasars, dark matter, black holes, exoplanets, the search for extraterrestrial life, the "Goldilocks zone," habitable planets, and more.

Exploring Comets, Asteroids, and Other Objects in Space
Exploring Comets, Asteroids, and Other Objects in Space

Exploring Comets, Asteroids, and Other Objects in Space

This book gives an up-close look at some of the more elusive objects in space. Definitions of better-known objects, such as comets, as well as lesser-known objects, such as centaurs and trojans, give a basic understanding of space objects and the history of how they were discovered. It also covers the scientists who theorized about their existence and the later scientists who actually discovered them.

Exploring Planet Earth and the Moon
Exploring Planet Earth and the Moon

Exploring Planet Earth and the Moon

This book explores our home planet Earth and its moon. It provides facts about .the planet's properties, how Earth and the moon work together, what we have learned about the moon from years of space exploration, the moon's influence on weather and ocean tides, and how one day there might be a colony on the moon.

Exploring the Inner Planets
Exploring the Inner Planets

Exploring the Inner Planets

This book explores the planets of Mercury, Venus, and Mars--the other small, rocky planets in our solar system besides Earth--which have been viewed for thousands of years. It covers the expeditions to these planets and how they have expanded our knowledge of these planets' atmospheres, surfaces, features, and even potential for life.

Exploring the Outer Planets
Exploring the Outer Planets

Exploring the Outer Planets

This book explores the outer reaches of our solar system, where the outer planets--Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto--are located. It provides such facts as the outer planets being separated from the inner planets by the asteroid belt, the discovery of Jupiter's moons, the study of sunspots, why humans can never live on one of the gas planets, and the physical and chemical features and movement of the outer planets and their moons.

Exploring the Sun
Exploring the Sun

Exploring the Sun

This book explores the science behind the sun and its fantastic phenomena. It covers the sun's role from ancient mythology and astronomy through modern discoveries before going inside the sun's layers, breaking down the chemistry and physics behind the sun's composition and atmosphere. It also explains such events as solar flares, eclipses, and star formation.

Forensic Science Experiments in Your Own Crime Lab
Forensic Science Experiments in Your Own Crime Lab

Forensic Science Experiments in Your Own Crime Lab

This book provides directions on how to build a crime lab with tools and supplies you can easily obtain. Then, following the step-by-step instructions, play the part of a forensic scientist by doing your own experiments, analyzing evidence and drawing conclusions.

Growing Up in Australia
Growing Up in Australia

Growing Up in Australia

This book features an overview of Australia, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Growing Up in Brazil
Growing Up in Brazil

Growing Up in Brazil

This book features an overview of Brazil, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Growing Up in Canada
Growing Up in Canada

Growing Up in Canada

This book features an overview of Canada, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Growing Up in China
Growing Up in China

Growing Up in China

This book features an overview of China, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Growing Up in France
Growing Up in France

Growing Up in France

This book features an overview of France, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Growing Up in Germany
Growing Up in Germany

Growing Up in Germany

This book features an overview of Germany, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Growing Up in India
Growing Up in India

Growing Up in India

This book features an overview of India, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Growing Up in Iran
Growing Up in Iran

Growing Up in Iran

This book features an overview of Iran, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Growing Up in Italy
Growing Up in Italy

Growing Up in Italy

This book features an overview of Italy, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Growing Up in Japan
Growing Up in Japan

Growing Up in Japan

This book features an overview of Japan, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Growing Up in Mexico
Growing Up in Mexico

Growing Up in Mexico

This book features an overview of Mexico, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Growing Up in Russia
Growing Up in Russia

Growing Up in Russia

This book features an overview of Russia, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Growing Up in Saudi Arabia
Growing Up in Saudi Arabia

Growing Up in Saudi Arabia

This book features an overview of Saudi Arabia, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

HIV and AIDS
HIV and AIDS

HIV and AIDS

This book follows the path of this virus from its origins in Africa, to its emergence as the cause of a frightening epidemic, to its status as a treatable but incurable condition. There are timelines on the important dates in the history of HIV and on celebrity deaths.

Healthy Living, ed. 2
Healthy Living, ed. 2

Healthy Living, ed. 2

This set is designed to be a one-stop-shop for young student’s first learning about healthy habits and health issues in general. Topics include nutrition, exercise, environmental health, medicine and healthcare, mental health and self-esteem.

Hepatitis
Hepatitis

Hepatitis

This book outlines the three forms of Hepatitis and how they infect up to 6 percent of the people in the United States. Drugs that fight this viral infection, which attacks the liver, have been approved but many people go untreated because they mistakenly believe their symptoms are caused by something as common as the flu.

Heroin
Heroin

Heroin

This book examines the use of heroin, its history, and the current deadly epidemic. It covers how the epidemic began, how it developed, and, most importantly, the dangerous effects of this drug that extend far beyond coming down from the high. It also discusses the drug's intended purposes, their effects (both planned and unplanned), and the controversies surrounding them.

Homesteading and Settling the Frontier
Homesteading and Settling the Frontier

Homesteading and Settling the Frontier

This book explores the homesteading and settling of the American West, following the Homestead Act of 1862, when states that had seceded from the Union could no longer block it in Congress. The Act opened land in the West for all Americans, including freed slaves, granting 160 acres to settlers under the condition that they farm it for five years. The result was that 1.6 million claims, covering 420,000 square miles, were granted.

How Everyday Products are Made
How Everyday Products are Made

How Everyday Products are Made

Examines products that figure prominently in the everyday lives of teens, as well as many other items of interest. Entries describe the whys and hows of the inventions, provide step-by-step descriptions of the manufacturing process, and offer predictions about product enhancements for the future. Includes critical thinking questions, photos, illustrations, sidebars, and a “For More Information” bibliography of books, periodicals, and websites.

Human Spaceflight
Human Spaceflight

Human Spaceflight

This book presents the Cold War’s space race, the effects of spaceflight on humans, what is required to become an astronaut, and how NASA and private companies are embracing the future of spaceflight.

Information Waves
Information Waves

Information Waves

Explores the science behind modern technology: TV, radio, Internet, cell phones/mobile devices, Earth to space communication, satellites, and GPS. Expands students’ understanding of light and sound as mechanisms of energy transfer and transfer of information between objects that are not in contact. Covers scientists and discoveries that led to modern technology.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, ed. 2
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, ed. 2

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, ed. 2

Provides comprehensive coverage of the foods and recipes from 70 representative countries and culture groups worldwide -- from Algeria to Zimbabwe. Entries provide 10-15 recipes for each group and include data on the agriculture and dietary habits of each group as well as an overview of each group's nutrition and health.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. 2
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. 2

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. 2

A guide to the history and current status of numerous cultural groups outside the United States. Offer students background and current status on cultures of the countries they are most likely to study.

Lewis and Clark and Exploring the Louisiana Purchase
Lewis and Clark and Exploring the Louisiana Purchase

Lewis and Clark and Exploring the Louisiana Purchase

This book explores how President Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory from cash-strapped France in 1803, doubling the size of the United States without really knowing what he was getting. He dispatched Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore a territory that would include part or all of fifteen future states and to seek a water route to the West Coast. Westward expansion began immediately, all for the bargain price of 15 million dollars.

Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War
Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War

Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War

This book explores Manifest Destiny, the name given in the 1840s to a belief that the coast-to-coast expansion of the United States was inevitable and justified, regardless of the means. The racist belief that white men rightfully should expand their institutions into the area brought the U. S. into conflict with Mexico. War was declared in 1846, and by the time the war ended, the U.S. had gained all or part of the states of California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and New Mexico.

Marijuana
Marijuana

Marijuana

This book examines the use of marijuana. Factions have long debated whether it is helpful, harmful, or both. With the legalization of marijuana in some states, this debate is more heated than ever, making it crucial to give young adults as much information as possible. This volume presents readers with both sides of the issue, encouraging them to think critically about whether or not marijuana should be legalized nationally.

Medical Research and Technology
Medical Research and Technology

Medical Research and Technology

This book covers a wide range of cutting-edge medical topics, from growing organs for transplant and fighting cancer to gene therapy, personal data tracking, and robots in medicine.

Meteorology Experiments in Your Own Weather Station
Meteorology Experiments in Your Own Weather Station

Meteorology Experiments in Your Own Weather Station

This book provides directions on how to build a weather station of your very own with readily available tools and supplies. Then, following step-by-step directions, you can design and conduct experiments that will have you predicting the weather too!

More of Janice VanCleave's Wild, Wacky, and Weird Astronomy Experiments
More of Janice VanCleave's Wild, Wacky, and Weird Astronomy Experiments

More of Janice VanCleave's Wild, Wacky, and Weird Astronomy Experiments

This book features hands-on astronomy experiments for kids.

More of Janice VanCleave's Wild, Wacky, and Weird Biology Experiments
More of Janice VanCleave's Wild, Wacky, and Weird Biology Experiments

More of Janice VanCleave's Wild, Wacky, and Weird Biology Experiments

This book features hands-on biology experiments for kids.

More of Janice VanCleave's Wild, Wacky, and Weird Chemistry Experiments
More of Janice VanCleave's Wild, Wacky, and Weird Chemistry Experiments

More of Janice VanCleave's Wild, Wacky, and Weird Chemistry Experiments

This book features hands-on chemistry experiments for kids.

More of Janice VanCleave's Wild, Wacky, and Weird Earth Science Experiments
More of Janice VanCleave's Wild, Wacky, and Weird Earth Science Experiments

More of Janice VanCleave's Wild, Wacky, and Weird Earth Science Experiments

This book features hands-on earth science experiments for kids.

More of Janice VanCleave's Wild, Wacky, and Weird Physics Experiments
More of Janice VanCleave's Wild, Wacky, and Weird Physics Experiments

More of Janice VanCleave's Wild, Wacky, and Weird Physics Experiments

This book features hands-on physics experiments for kids.

Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology

This book covers the amazing advances scientists and engineers have made in microscopic technology, including applications in medicine, safety gear, self-cleaning surfaces, and tiny computers.

Native American Resistance
Native American Resistance

Native American Resistance

This book explores the Westward Expansion, which displaced the Native American populations that had lived in the region for centuries or been forced there from ancestral homes in the East, and the treaties that were signed, and often broken, by representatives of the tribes and the government of the United States. Tribes fought on their own and together in an doomed effort to retain the land and a lifestyle that had long sustained their families.

Native American Treatment and Resistance
Native American Treatment and Resistance

Native American Treatment and Resistance

This book illustrates the push by European settlers and the U.S. government to its western lands, and the tragic narrative of broken treaties, relocations, and armed conflict, and its effects on indigenous peoples. It also contextualizes these struggles with modern ones, including the American Indian Movement and ongoing tribal anti-pipeline protests.

Oxycodone
Oxycodone

Oxycodone

This book details the benefits, side effects, drawbacks, and staggering costs of the highly addictive narcotic Oxycodone. It also contains sidebars on how the drug quickly took over the lives of celebrities, on how emergency workers are being armed with antidotes to combat the increase in people overdosing, as well as the signs that someone you know has become addicted.

People and the Planet
People and the Planet

People and the Planet

Explores how human activity affects the Earth, including the effects of human activity on groundwater and surface water, habitat destruction, construction, emissions, and pollution.

Physics Experiments in Your Own Light Box
Physics Experiments in Your Own Light Box

Physics Experiments in Your Own Light Box

This book provides directions on how to build a light box of your own! Using tools and supplies you can easily find, conduct experiments and test hypotheses on reflection, refraction, shadows, color and more.

Prescription Drugs
Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drugs

This book examines the use of prescription drugs which can be obtained legally and can be found in medicine cabinets in young adults’ own homes. Because of this, there is a perception that they are not as dangerous as other types of drugs. Readers discover in great detail, that abuse of prescriptions can have hazardous—sometimes even deadly—consequences.

Ritalin and Adderall
Ritalin and Adderall

Ritalin and Adderall

In this book, readers learn the benefits, drawbacks, and costs of Ritalin and Adderall. Includes information on how Adderall has entrapped pro athletes, safer ways to help a child focus, and what to look for if you suspect someone is abusing these drugs.

Rock Cycle
Rock Cycle

Rock Cycle

Discover the processes that form everything from the smallest pebbles to the highest mountains.

Rocket Science and Spacecraft Fundamentals
Rocket Science and Spacecraft Fundamentals

Rocket Science and Spacecraft Fundamentals

This book covers the human accomplishments in rocket science, including the history of rocketry since the advent of rocket-powered missiles, as well as today’s triumphs and our hopes for the future. It provides explanations of the science behind multi-stage rockets, liquid propellants, and sounding rockets, as well as profiles of pioneers in rocket science, challenges and setbacks in the field, and advice for pursuing a career in rocket science.

Rohypnol
Rohypnol

Rohypnol

This book lists the criteria for the USDA's drug schedule, and contains sidebars on what Rohypnol looks like, on the risks of falling into chronic depression, on ways to combat date-rape drugs, and on how to intervene with someone who is abusing the drug.

Science Fair Projects with Everyday Stuff
Science Fair Projects with Everyday Stuff

Science Fair Projects with Everyday Stuff

This book provides unique experiments using items you already have around the house. From testing how effective sunblock is to finding out how skin cream works to learning what chemicals are in aspirin besides pain relievers. Investigate your world while you conduct a prize-winning science fair project.

Seasons, Tides, and Lunar Phases
Seasons, Tides, and Lunar Phases

Seasons, Tides, and Lunar Phases

The Earth rotates on its axis, causing day and night, and revolves around the Sun, causing changes in season and weather occurrences.

Settlers, Traders and Trails
Settlers, Traders and Trails

Settlers, Traders and Trails

This book explores the personalities, routes, and circumstances that propelled American expansion westward. It covers the soldiers, explorers, missionaries, and fur traders that were the first Europeans to penetrate the country's interior; the gold miners, dirt farmers, and cattle ranchers that followed, blazing dangerous trails across barren lands and snow-topped mountain ranges; and the American Indians that were too few to stop the relentless tide of pioneers.

Smelly Science Fair Projects
Smelly Science Fair Projects

Smelly Science Fair Projects

This book shows how to find out your odor threshold, conduct a jelly bean smell and taste test, and learn what makes those feet so stinky, through photos, diagrams, and hands-on experiments.

Soda Pop Science Fair Projects
Soda Pop Science Fair Projects

Soda Pop Science Fair Projects

This collection of hands-on experiments allows you to have fun while investigating the properties of carbonated beverages. Using everyday objects, readers will learn about liquids, gases, acids, sugars, and more.

Sound Experiments in Your Own Music Lab
Sound Experiments in Your Own Music Lab

Sound Experiments in Your Own Music Lab

This book provides directions on how you can build your own musical instruments. You can experiment with frequency, vibration, harmonics, using supplies and tools that are easy to find. Follow the suggestions for expanding the ideas to develop your own unique science fair project!

Space Exploration
Space Exploration

Space Exploration

This book covers incredible work being done in our solar system, ranging from the New Horizons Pluto mission to cutting-edge studies on comets, engine technology, and humanity's future journeys to Mars.

Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs
Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs

This book examines the use of steroids which can be medically useful in small, prescribed doses, but are too often abused in sports alongside other performance-enhancing drugs. Young athletes are informed about the risky effects of abusing these drugs to combat the allure of being perceived as a better player. This volume helps portray the dangerous consequences of this type of drug abuse.

Sustainable Agriculture
Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture

This book covers a broad spectrum of issues related to advances in farming technology, such as sustainable soil, sustainable water, sustainable energy, and biotechnology.

The Age of Exploration
The Age of Exploration

The Age of Exploration

This title tells the story of the explorers who became the first Europeans to visit the lands that would later become the United States of America. Readers will discover what the goals and motivations behind each expedition were, which native people the explorers encountered, and what sorts of obstacles had to be overcome for each expedition to succeed.

The American Revolution
The American Revolution

The American Revolution

This text highlights important figures of the American Revolution, major battles, war strategies, and other significant events.

The Benefits of Spaceflight and Space Exploration
The Benefits of Spaceflight and Space Exploration

The Benefits of Spaceflight and Space Exploration

This books explains the practical and scientific benefits of space exploration, from tracking climate change to global cooperation through shared research.

The Civil War
The Civil War

The Civil War

In this book, readers will analyze the background of the Civil War, military leadership and strategic plans of the war in the North and South, specific battles on land and sea, and the costs of the war.

The Colonial Period
The Colonial Period

The Colonial Period

This volume showcases key figures, important events, and the emergence of the distinctive American spirit in examining the period of history when British colonists would become Americans.

The Dangers of Diet Drugs
The Dangers of Diet Drugs

The Dangers of Diet Drugs

This book examines the use of diet drugs and the pressure young adults get from friends, family and the media not to become overweight. This volume describes the consequences of taking these pills and provides information about healthy alternatives to diet drugs.

The Early Days of Space Exploration
The Early Days of Space Exploration

The Early Days of Space Exploration

This book traces space exploration—one of the most exciting pursuits in history—from the legend of Icarus to the reality of Sputnik.

The Elements Book
The Elements Book

The Elements Book

This book profiles every element on the periodic table and describes their properties, when they were discovered, and how they are used in household materials.

The Erie Canal
The Erie Canal

The Erie Canal

This book examines the reasons and strategies behind the building of the Erie Canal, and the ways in which this crucial waterway facilitated U.S. westward expansion at a time when the newly formed United States’ western frontier seemed like a world apart from its thirteen Atlantic seaboard colonies. At first considered a "folly," the Erie Canal wound up achieving those lofty goals and more.

The Gold Rush
The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush

This book explores the period during which California became a territory in the United States and a treaty was signed and ended the Mexican War. Several days before its signing, gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill in what is now Sacramento. The non-Native population of the territory was less than one thousand in 1848, but the Gold Rush increased that number to one hundred thousand by the end of 1849, made people wealthy and brought ecologic devastation to the area.

The Gold Rush
The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush

This book examines the many aspects of the California Gold Rush and the event's larger role in westward expansion. It covers the “forty-niners,” the Native Americans of California, gold extraction techniques, and transportation west, as well as how the gold rush changed the region and the many developments it generated.

The Louisiana Purchase and The Lewis and Clark Expedition
The Louisiana Purchase and The Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Louisiana Purchase and The Lewis and Clark Expedition

This book explores the U.S. government’s 1803 purchase of the Louisiana Territory, a vast land that doubled the size of the United States. Shortly thereafter President Thomas Jefferson appointed Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the western territory and find a route to the Pacific Ocean. The adventures of this expedition are some of the most exciting of American history.

The Louisiana Purchase and Westward Expansion
The Louisiana Purchase and Westward Expansion

The Louisiana Purchase and Westward Expansion

This book contextualizes the Louisiana Purchase and examines how it affected the early development of America.

The Mexican-American War
The Mexican-American War

The Mexican-American War

This book explores the events preceding the Mexican-American War, the motivations of the key players, and the effects on Mexican, American, and indigenous people, as well as slavery, politics, citizenship, and resources.

The New Nation
The New Nation

The New Nation

This volume examines the roots of the newly formed United States of America. It details the new nation’s growing pains and shortcomings, its major accomplishments and optimism, its sociocultural trends, and its rapid growth and expansion.

The Railroad, The Telegraph, and Other Technologies
The Railroad, The Telegraph, and Other Technologies

The Railroad, The Telegraph, and Other Technologies

This book traces the development of two key innovations in technology—steam and electricity—and how the rail system impacted shipping, travel, and the taming of the western frontier. It also covers the unprecedented advances in communication and other technology, such as new steel processes and improved farming tools. These changes not only ushered forth a new era of American progress but also formed the foundation of the modern world.

The Science of Biomass Energy
The Science of Biomass Energy

The Science of Biomass Energy

This book examines the field of biomass energy, including the underlying scientific concepts, its potential for replacing fossil fuels, examples of how it is used today, and prospective future developments.

The Science of Hydro and Wave Energy
The Science of Hydro and Wave Energy

The Science of Hydro and Wave Energy

This book examines the fields of hydroelectric and ocean energy technologies, including the underlying scientific concepts, their potential for replacing fossil fuels, examples of how they are used today, and prospective future developments.

The Science of Hydrogen Energy
The Science of Hydrogen Energy

The Science of Hydrogen Energy

This book examines the field of hydrogen energy technologies, including the underlying scientific concepts, their potential for replacing fossil fuels, examples of how they are used today, and prospective future developments.

The Science of Solar Energy
The Science of Solar Energy

The Science of Solar Energy

This book examines the field of solar energy, including the underlying scientific concepts, its potential for replacing fossil fuels, examples of how it is used today, and prospective future developments.

The Science of Wind Energy
The Science of Wind Energy

The Science of Wind Energy

This book examines the field of wind energy, including the underlying scientific concepts, its potential for replacing fossil fuels, examples of how it is used today, and prospective future developments.

The Transcontinental Railroad
The Transcontinental Railroad

The Transcontinental Railroad

This book explores the installation of the railroad linking the East and West Coasts of the United States. During the Civil War, crossing those areas was the biggest obstacle in uniting our divided nation. An act of Congress in 1862 authorized the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific railroad companies to build a railroad that would link the coasts. On May 10, 1869, the task was completed when a rail line was joined in Promontory, Utah, thus uniting the country.

Tools of the Trade
Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade

This book provides an overview of the tools used in various fields of science, from microscopes to telescopes.

Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis

This book contains a timeline of important dates in the treatment of TB, as well as stories on famous victims such as members of the Bronte family and Eleanor Roosevelt. There are sidebars on how the X-ray was a breakthrough in the diagnoses of TB and on how effective programs to treat the disease were developed a few years too late to save George Orwell.

UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 3
UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 3

UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 3

Provides detailed studies of tribes from all over the United States and Canada, including small tribes and some that no longer exist. Gives detailed yet accessible information on history, religion, art, government, economy, daily life and current social and political issues.

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2
UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2

Introduces students to the topic of weather and natural disasters, covering such topics as weather basics, weather phenomena, forecasting, and climate. Provides information on the scientific aspects of various types of disasters including: blizzards, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, volcanoes, and wildfires.

UXL Endangered Species, ed. 3
UXL Endangered Species, ed. 3

UXL Endangered Species, ed. 3

Covers the endangered and threatened status of a myriad of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, mollusks, insects, arachnids, corals, crustaceans, and plants. Each entry provides the species’ common/scientific name, classification information, current status according to the IUCN and the Endangered Species Act, description, location, reason for endangerment, and measures being taken to protect it.

UXL Ignition Science
UXL Ignition Science

UXL Ignition Science

This book is a collection of seventy science projects, each intended to be performed by a group of two to four students. Projects have real-world applications, and each includes step-by-step instructions, budget and timetable estimates, expected outputs, and measures for evaluating success. The goal of the projects is not only to teach important science lessons but also to provide opportunities for students to engage in collaborative, project learning.

UXL Sustainable Living
UXL Sustainable Living

UXL Sustainable Living

This set is devoted to helping students and general readers understand the economic, social, and environmental issues humans face today. It addresses sustainability challenges and opportunities, from air pollution to natural resources, to zero waste. All 124 entries start with an overview of the topic, followed by more in-depth information which discusses its scientific, societal, and sustainable context.

Valium and Other Antianxiety Drugs
Valium and Other Antianxiety Drugs

Valium and Other Antianxiety Drugs

In this book, readers learn the benefits, side effects, drawbacks, and costs of Valium and other anti-anxiety drugs. Also includes information on the part these drugs played in the death of model Anna Nicole Smith, on the difficulties of withdrawal, and on the symptoms someone exhibits if they are using these drugs.

What Is the Future of Self-Driving Cars?
What Is the Future of Self-Driving Cars?

What Is the Future of Self-Driving Cars?

This title explores the technology needed to steer cars through traffic, avoid other vehicles, and carry passengers safely to their destinations, and considers what life will be like when people are able to turn complete control of driving over to their vehicles.

What is the Future of 3D Printing?
What is the Future of 3D Printing?

What is the Future of 3D Printing?

This book explores 3D printers that are already being used to create clothing, cars, houses, and even human organs. It covers the changes in manufacturing, medicine, transportation, architecture, and other areas of modern life that are likely to take place as a result of advances in 3D printing.

What is the Future of Artificial Intelligence?
What is the Future of Artificial Intelligence?

What is the Future of Artificial Intelligence?

This book explores that ways that computers are already able to use artificial intelligence to defeat human chess champions and operate automobiles and aircraft independently. It covers computer networks, guided by artificial intelligence, that have brought big changes to business, marketing, medicine, transportation, warfare, and other areas of modern life.

What is the Future of Drones?
What is the Future of Drones?

What is the Future of Drones?

This title explores drone technology, which allows these versatile devices that will soon be everywhere as researchers develop new uses for the flying machines. It looks into drones of the future and how they will be used by filmmakers, businesses, the military and police, and average consumers.

What is the Future of Nanotechnology?
What is the Future of Nanotechnology?

What is the Future of Nanotechnology?

This title explores nanotechnology, the science of tiny things at the nanoscale, which may be the next frontier in scientific advancement. It covers how nanotechnology is being used to make incredibly strong materials and deliver medicine to precise locations in the body as well as its future leading to the manipulation of atoms to create microscopic machines and factories.

What is the Future of Virtual Reality?
What is the Future of Virtual Reality?

What is the Future of Virtual Reality?

This title explores the world of virtual reality, best known for its applications in the gaming industry. It covers advances in virtual reality technology, and how the use of this technology has changed lives in medicine, entertainment, education, business, and the military.

What's Your Potential?
What's Your Potential?

What's Your Potential?

Explores how objects store and exert energy.

What's the Matter?
What's the Matter?

What's the Matter?

Explores the states of matter, the building blocks of everything in the universe, as well as influential scientists in the field.

100 Events That Made History
100 Events That Made History

100 Events That Made History

Divided into five chapters: Momentous Moments, Battling It Out, Weird or What?, Nasty Nature, and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, major moments that have changed the course of history are showcased together with minor incidents to give context to each event.

What Are Igneous Rocks?
What Are Igneous Rocks?

What Are Igneous Rocks?

This book presents readers with all the ways igneous rock can form, as well as the names and full-color photographs of some of the most common types.

What Are Metamorphic Rocks?
What Are Metamorphic Rocks?

What Are Metamorphic Rocks?

This book presents readers with the basics of metamorphic rock, including how to tell the difference between foliated and non-foliated varieties.

What Are Minerals?
What Are Minerals?

What Are Minerals?

This book teaches students the difference between minerals and rocks, how minerals form, and how minerals are structured.

What Are Sedimentary Rocks?
What Are Sedimentary Rocks?

What Are Sedimentary Rocks?

This book teaches students about the rocks that make up Earth’s crust, presenting a simple but full overview of the formation of sedimentary rock. Full-color photographs display common types of sedimentary rock, including sandstone, shale, and breccia.

What Is Erosion?
What Is Erosion?

What Is Erosion?

This book teaches readers the specifics of how erosion happens and its place in the rock cycle. Full-color photographs showcase the amazing results of erosion from around the world, including waterfalls, canyons, and coastlines.

What Is the Rock Cycle?
What Is the Rock Cycle?

What Is the Rock Cycle?

This book teaches students how to break down the rock cycle step by step, including brief explanations of the three kinds of rocks, erosion, and many key terms.

Children's Illustrated Animal Atlas
Children's Illustrated Animal Atlas

Children's Illustrated Animal Atlas

This children’s atlas shows key animal habitats and locations around the world. Photographs highlight each continent's most iconic animals and colorful graphics show the animals, plants, and habitats found within each country. Habitats are introduced and explained, from the mountains and deserts to the grasslands and tropical rain forests, including where the habitats are found, what the climate is like, and what plants and animals live in them.

Children's Illustrated World Atlas
Children's Illustrated World Atlas

Children's Illustrated World Atlas

A comprehensive, illustrated world atlas created specifically for young readers. Using stunning modern mapping, based on the latest seamless, cloud-free satellite image data together with facts, maps, satellite images, and local stories, this atlas is a global yet personal experience.

Children's Illustrated Thesaurus
Children's Illustrated Thesaurus

Children's Illustrated Thesaurus

A comprehensive, illustrated thesaurus created specifically for young readers and writers, with more than 4,000 entries and authoritative content. The entries are arranged alphabetically and include definitions and sample sentences to help kids understand the meaning and usage of words in context, and antonym features present another layer of vocabulary for children to enjoy.

Coding Projects in Python
Coding Projects in Python

Coding Projects in Python

Geared towards kids ages 10 and over, this book teaches them how to build graphics, games, and apps using Python.

Get Coding With Data
Get Coding With Data

Get Coding With Data

This book introduces readers to everything they need to know about data. It explores types of data, including numbers, strings, and arrays; how data is stored in computer and in codes; key vocabulary terms such as memory, cache, ram, disk, and flash; and the difference between constants and variables.

Get Coding with Debugging
Get Coding with Debugging

Get Coding with Debugging

This computer-free book explores the concept of debugging and such key concepts as determining, measuring, checking, and correcting errors in code.

Get Coding with Logic
Get Coding with Logic

Get Coding with Logic

This computer-free book introduces the concept of logic, which lies at the heart of coding. It covers Boolean algebra, “if” and “until” clauses, arithmetic functions, and decision-making.

Get Coding with Repeating
Get Coding with Repeating

Get Coding with Repeating

This computer-free book introduces the fundamental principles of repetition and looping. It looks at how language handles different ways of repeating code, including “while,” “for,” “repeat,” and “until” clauses as well as such key concepts as functions, subroutines, and nested loops.

Coding
Coding

Coding

This book explains coding clearly for children with beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information. It is packed with up-to-date information and fun quizzes, while key curriculum text tells children why we use code, how computers use code and covers the history of coding from early computer programming languages to Python and Scratch.

Engineering
Engineering

Engineering

This book opens up the amazing world of engineering for kids with beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information. It features famous engineers, including the Wright brothers to Gustave Eiffel.

Dallas
Dallas

Dallas

This book introduces readers to the city of Dallas, Texas. Students learn all about this city’s history, architecture, sports teams, places to visit, and other fascinating facts.

First Science Encyclopedia, ed. 2
First Science Encyclopedia, ed. 2

First Science Encyclopedia, ed. 2

A first visual reference book for children eager to learn about all things science, it covers many different subjects, from the human body and animals to space and matter. Kids can discover how a flower grows, what's in the air we breathe, and why what goes up must come down. Includes photos, illustrations, quizzes, glossary.

The Science of Electricity
The Science of Electricity

The Science of Electricity

This book takes a look at how electricity travels, how it is stored in batteries, and the different types of power plants that produce the electricity needed to light our homes, schools, and businesses.

The Science of Forces
The Science of Forces

The Science of Forces

This book explores the various forces -- such as friction and other laws of motion -- that move everything around us.

The Science of Heat
The Science of Heat

The Science of Heat

This book helps readers understand how heat changes matter, what causes things to burn, and how these changes impact a vast number of objects in our world.

The Science of Light
The Science of Light

The Science of Light

This book takes a look at the science behind the creation, travel, and appearance of light.

The Science of Magnetism
The Science of Magnetism

The Science of Magnetism

This book explores how magnets work, showing readers how the pushes and pulls of magnetic force impact both our planet and everyday lives.

The Science of Sound
The Science of Sound

The Science of Sound

This book shows readers what sound is, how it travels, and how our ears understand the sounds that surround us all.

The Science of the Brain
The Science of the Brain

The Science of the Brain

This book explores the human brain using clean, simple flowcharts to break down difficult concepts into accessible chunks. Each chapter condenses key concepts into flowcharts to help readers retain essential information.

The Science of the Digestive System
The Science of the Digestive System

The Science of the Digestive System

This book gives readers an inside look at the human digestive system, an essential bodily process. Flowcharts reiterate key concepts at the end of each chapter, allowing readers to visualize and retain complex information in a fun way.

The Science of the Heart and Circulatory System
The Science of the Heart and Circulatory System

The Science of the Heart and Circulatory System

This book gives readers an inside look at the human heart and circulatory system. Clean, simple flowcharts located at the end of each chapter break down complex processes into bite-sized information.

The Science of the Lungs and Respiratory System
The Science of the Lungs and Respiratory System

The Science of the Lungs and Respiratory System

This book gives readers an inside look at the human lungs and respiratory system. Fun, easy-to-follow flowcharts summarize key concepts at the end of each chapter, ensuring that readers can visualize and retain essential information.

The Science of the Senses
The Science of the Senses

The Science of the Senses

This book gives readers an inside look at how the five senses, taste, touch, sight, hearing, and smell, help us navigate the world, process information about our surroundings, and stimulate responses in our bodies. Each chapter recaps essential information through clean, simple flowcharts.

The Science of the Skeleton and Muscles
The Science of the Skeleton and Muscles

The Science of the Skeleton and Muscles

This book gives readers an inside look at how bones and muscles work together to support the human body and enable its many movements. Fun graphics and easy-to-comprehend language makes this important topic accessible to all readers.

Food Like Mine
Food Like Mine

Food Like Mine

This book provides a touching celebration of children from all over the world and the food they eat, featuring more than 20 easy-to-follow recipes.

Science Fair Projects About Planet Earth
Science Fair Projects About Planet Earth

Science Fair Projects About Planet Earth

This book features experiments that will help readers unlock the secrets of planet Earth, including why Earth has layers, how continents move, and how we know Earth is round.

Science Fair Projects About Rocks and Minerals
Science Fair Projects About Rocks and Minerals

Science Fair Projects About Rocks and Minerals

This book features experiments that will help readers unlock the secrets of rocks and minerals, including how sedimentary rock is different from metamorphic rock, what is in soil, and what minerals can be found at home.

Science Fair Projects About the Atmosphere
Science Fair Projects About the Atmosphere

Science Fair Projects About the Atmosphere

This book features experiments that will help readers unlock the secrets of the atmosphere. They will discover if air has weight, if one can make a cloud, and the reason the sky is blue.

Science Fair Projects About the Sun and Moon
Science Fair Projects About the Sun and Moon

Science Fair Projects About the Sun and Moon

This book features experiments that will help readers unlock the secrets of the sun and moon, including how to get the time or direction by looking at the sun, the colors in sunlight, and why the moon's appearance changes during the month.

Science Fair Projects About Water and Soil
Science Fair Projects About Water and Soil

Science Fair Projects About Water and Soil

This book features experiments that will help readers unlock the secrets of the water and oil. They will find out what an aquifer is, if water ever disappears, and in what type of soil plants grow best.

Science Fair Projects About Weather
Science Fair Projects About Weather

Science Fair Projects About Weather

This book features experiments that will help readers unlock the secrets of weather, including what exactly rain is, what air pressure is, and if rainfall can be measured.

How to be a Scientist
How to be a Scientist

How to be a Scientist

This book provides more than 40 simple activities, encouraging curious young readers to find new ways to test ideas, and fun questions, games, and real-life scenarios make scientific concepts fun and relevant.

Fighting Illness and Injury
Fighting Illness and Injury

Fighting Illness and Injury

This book describes the processes of the immune system, and discusses some of the details of this system, such as fighting infection and how broken bones heal.

Fit and Healthy
Fit and Healthy

Fit and Healthy

This book provides readers with information on how the heart, lungs, and hormones contribute to the health and well-being of the human body.

Fueling the Body
Fueling the Body

Fueling the Body

This book discusses nutrition and digestion, and how they contribute to the health and well-being of the human body.

Growth and Development
Growth and Development

Growth and Development

This book discusses how cells and DNA assist in the growth and development of the human body.

Ready for Action
Ready for Action

Ready for Action

This book discusses how bones and muscles contribute to the healthy function and well-being of the human body

Sensing the World
Sensing the World

Sensing the World

This book introduces readers to the structures of nerve cells, how the eyes work, and many other functions of the nervous system.

I Can't Believe It! The Most Amazing Facts About Our Incredible World
I Can't Believe It! The Most Amazing Facts About Our Incredible World

I Can't Believe It! The Most Amazing Facts About Our Incredible World

This book tells kids the things they want to know about our weird and wonderful world. Find out about the biggest star in the universe, how much paper it takes to print the world wide web, how far the average person walks in a lifetime, the world's tiniest camera, and more.

Understanding Coding with Hopscotch
Understanding Coding with Hopscotch

Understanding Coding with Hopscotch

This book will show readers how to code with the program Hopscotch. Instead of lines of text, Hopscotch provides users with colorful, stackable blocks to create animations, games, and more. These elements come together to help readers grasp the logic and STEM concepts involved with coding.

Understanding Coding with Lego Mindstorms™
Understanding Coding with Lego Mindstorms™

Understanding Coding with Lego Mindstorms™

More than just toy building blocks, Lego Mindstorms™ buildable, programmable robot sets allow users to familiarize themselves with manipulating and customizing computer hardware and software. In this book, readers will learn what it takes to be a Mindstorms™ builder and programmer.

Understanding Coding with Lego WeDo™
Understanding Coding with Lego WeDo™

Understanding Coding with Lego WeDo™

Much like its older brother, Lego Mindstorms™, Lego WeDo™ kits offer young engineers the chance to design and program creations all by themselves. In this book, readers will learn what it takes to be a WeDo™ builder and programmer.

Understanding Coding with Minecraft™
Understanding Coding with Minecraft™

Understanding Coding with Minecraft™

In this book, readers learn the logic and technology behind coding with Minecraft™.

Understanding Coding with Python
Understanding Coding with Python

Understanding Coding with Python

In this book, readers learn the logic and technology behind coding with Python.

Understanding Coding with Raspberry Pi™
Understanding Coding with Raspberry Pi™

Understanding Coding with Raspberry Pi™

In this book, readers will learn the history of Raspberry Pi™--a tiny single-board computer for budding computer scientists to experiment with--and gain a basic understanding of computer programming.

Understanding Coding with Ruby
Understanding Coding with Ruby

Understanding Coding with Ruby

In this book, readers will learn the ins and outs of coding with Ruby, including why using "blocks of text" and mostly plain English text makes it an ideal program for ease of use.

Understanding Coding with Scratch
Understanding Coding with Scratch

Understanding Coding with Scratch

In this book, readers will learn the logic and technology behind coding with Scratch.

Astronauts Explore the Galaxy
Astronauts Explore the Galaxy

Astronauts Explore the Galaxy

This book discusses what life is like for astronauts in space—what they eat, how they sleep, how they work, and the training involved to become an astronaut.

Exploring Earth
Exploring Earth

Exploring Earth

This book discusses facts about Earth, including what it is made of, the science behind natural disasters, weather and seasons.

Exploring the Moon
Exploring the Moon

Exploring the Moon

This book discusses facts about the Moon, including its origin, its phases, trips to the Moon, and careers in astronomy.

Exploring the Solar System
Exploring the Solar System

Exploring the Solar System

This book discusses facts about the solar system, including the Sun, planets, comets, asteroids, the Oort Cloud, and the kinds of scientists that study the solar system.

Exploring the Stars
Exploring the Stars

Exploring the Stars

This book discusses facts about stars, including how they are made, what happens when they die, kinds of stars, constellations, and the types of scientists that study stars.

Exploring the Sun
Exploring the Sun

Exploring the Sun

This book discusses facts about the Sun, including its place in the solar system, its birth, what it is made of, its size, why it is yellow, how animals and plants use sunlight, and what kinds of scientists study the Sun.

How Do Animals Communicate?
How Do Animals Communicate?

How Do Animals Communicate?

This book introduces young readers to the myriad ways in which the assorted members of the animal kingdom communicate.

How Do Animals Hunt and Feed?
How Do Animals Hunt and Feed?

How Do Animals Hunt and Feed?

In this book, readers will learn all about how different animal groups forage for food, creating various food chains that allow diverse creatures to thrive.

How Have Animals Evolved and Adapted?
How Have Animals Evolved and Adapted?

How Have Animals Evolved and Adapted?

In this book, readers learn that living organisms must adapt to survive as their surroundings change. By studying the developmental history of everything from single cell organisms to complex vertebrates, readers are presented with the evidence for evolution provided by the fossil record.

What Is Animal Behavior?
What Is Animal Behavior?

What Is Animal Behavior?

This book introduces readers to how and why animals behave in the mysterious ways they do. The text explains behaviors such as mating rituals and raising young, methods of hunting, which animals hibernate, which are nocturnal, and the social patterns of different species, among other things.

What Is Animal Camouflage?
What Is Animal Camouflage?

What Is Animal Camouflage?

This book shows how animals trick the eye by hiding in plain sight by changing their skin texture and color, covering themselves up, or even mimicking other plants and animals.

What Is Animal Migration?
What Is Animal Migration?

What Is Animal Migration?

In this book, readers will learn how air, land, and water migration differ, what landmarks and senses animals rely on to get them from place to place, and why migration is essential for survival.

What Are Computer Networks and the Internet?
What Are Computer Networks and the Internet?

What Are Computer Networks and the Internet?

This book explores the vast communication that allows computers all over the world to share data. Students will discover Wi-Fi, radio waves, telecommunications, and the differences between a wired and wireless network. Readers will learn about the biggest computer network, the internet, and better understand how computers talk to each other to make worldwide communication possible.

What Are Computers?
What Are Computers?

What Are Computers?

This book is a perfect resource for young readers interested in everything to do with computers. They will learn how computer technology has changed and how computers have served different needs in different times.

What Are Hardware and Software?
What Are Hardware and Software?

What Are Hardware and Software?

This book explains to young readers how hardware and software work together, and describes how writing code creates software and programs. These are concepts that every young reader will need to know to understand the basics of how computer technology works.

What Is Cybersecurity?
What Is Cybersecurity?

What Is Cybersecurity?

This book will introduce readers to different types of online threats, including viruses and malware. They will learn how different dangers spread and some basic steps to stop or prevent them. Additionally, this book will illuminate the scary consequences of falling prey to those threats, such as having personal information stolen or deleted, and cyberstalking.

What Tasks Can Computers Perform?
What Tasks Can Computers Perform?

What Tasks Can Computers Perform?

This book explores a wide variety of tasks computers perform, from running video games to controlling the International Space Station to helping students learn to read, write, and do math. While students may have limited exposure to what computers do in their own lives, they will be inspired to learn that there is so much more to these machines than they have imagined.

Solving Real World Problems with Aerospace Engineering
Solving Real World Problems with Aerospace Engineering

Solving Real World Problems with Aerospace Engineering

Explores the world of aerospace engineering. The history of aerial navigation is covered, noting key milestones in flight and outer space exploration. Also covered are the crucial technologies humanity has gotten out of aerospace engineering, such as weather satellites and GPS navigation.

Solving Real World Problems with Agricultural Engineering
Solving Real World Problems with Agricultural Engineering

Solving Real World Problems with Agricultural Engineering

This book introduces readers to the importance of agricultural engineering, explaining the ways that agricultural engineers are making a difference in the world and emphasizing the variety of work available in this field. Readers will learn about new and industrious ways engineering can be used to create better seeds and crops, to work with animals, to harness renewable energy, and much more.

Solving Real World Problems with Chemical Engineering
Solving Real World Problems with Chemical Engineering

Solving Real World Problems with Chemical Engineering

This book teaches readers what chemical engineering is and why it’s so important in our daily lives, such as enabling solar panels to promote green energy and the creation of consumer products such as Post-It notes. Readers also learn how chemical engineering has helped in medicine, such as by advancing prosthetics.

Solving Real World Problems with Civil Engineering
Solving Real World Problems with Civil Engineering

Solving Real World Problems with Civil Engineering

This book addresses the job of civil engineers and explains how some of the world’s greatest engineering marvels were built. Students will learn how tunnels such as the English Channel Tunnel are built under water; how dams like the Hoover Dam are built and the purpose they serve a community; and why the Panama Canal was an important improvement to world trade.

Solving Real World Problems with Electrical Engineering
Solving Real World Problems with Electrical Engineering

Solving Real World Problems with Electrical Engineering

This introduction to the field of electrical engineering includes an explanation of electricity and currents, as well as chapters devoted to specific areas. An activity that demonstrates how circuits work helps young readers get a hands-on chance to learn about electrical engineering.

Solving Real World Problems with Environmental and Green Engineering
Solving Real World Problems with Environmental and Green Engineering

Solving Real World Problems with Environmental and Green Engineering

This resource covers recycling, reuse, and renewable energy sources and explains global warming and greenhouse gases and their effects on Earth’s environment. Readers recognize engineers’ solutions to some of today’s environmental problems, including air and water pollution, and urban planning challenges. There is also a hands-on “engineering in action” activity for readers to learn how to clean up an oil spill.

Solving Real World Problems with Mechanical Engineering
Solving Real World Problems with Mechanical Engineering

Solving Real World Problems with Mechanical Engineering

This text introduces young readers to the machines and engines that power the devices, vehicles, and appliances they encounter on a daily basis. Boxes explain important terms and concepts of mechanics and encourage readers to think critically. The book ends with a guided activity that invites readers to don the hat of a mechanical engineer and build their own windmill.

Solving Real World Problems with Transportation Engineering
Solving Real World Problems with Transportation Engineering

Solving Real World Problems with Transportation Engineering

Explores a world many young people—and people in general—seldom consider: how transportation engineers help to ensure people and materials move smoothly throughout our complex world. Readers are introduced to real-world problems and their engineering solutions.

What Is Chemical Energy?
What Is Chemical Energy?

What Is Chemical Energy?

This book lays the foundation for young readers to understand the form of energy that holds together the atoms in all molecules: chemical energy.

What Is Electrical Energy?
What Is Electrical Energy?

What Is Electrical Energy?

This book lays the foundation for young readers to develop an understanding of how electrical energy is created and why it is important to their daily lives. They will also discover how scientists and inventors have harnessed this particular form of energy in order to power the world.

What Is Heat Energy?
What Is Heat Energy?

What Is Heat Energy?

This book explains the world of heat energy: what heat energy is, how it is formed and measured, and its impact in our world daily. Everyone has felt the encompassing embrace of warmth from the sun as we lift our faces upward.

What Is Light Energy?
What Is Light Energy?

What Is Light Energy?

This book explains that energy from the sun sustains life on Earth. Young readers will learn about the properties of light, what wavelengths are, the relationship between light and color, and how reflected light enables us to see things.

What Is Mechanical Energy?
What Is Mechanical Energy?

What Is Mechanical Energy?

This book introduces young readers to mechanical energy, explaining basic concepts such as potential and kinetic energy. Learn how mechanical energy has been harnessed in inventive ways over the course of history. Readers discover different sources of mechanical energy and how it can be transformed through real-world examples.

What Is Sound Energy?
What Is Sound Energy?

What Is Sound Energy?

This book introduces young readers to sound energy. The uses of sound energy in various fields will be explored and readers will learn how the physical movement of objects creates sound, as well as the qualities of sound and how they vary, and are received.

What Are Sea Mammals?
What Are Sea Mammals?

What Are Sea Mammals?

This book introduces readers to sea mammals, showing them how they survive the depths of the cold, populous oceans. It examines the adaptive features and diets of marine mammals, and explored their distinct methods of reproduction and nurturing.

What Are Sea Plants and Algae?
What Are Sea Plants and Algae?

What Are Sea Plants and Algae?

This book introduces readers to sea plants and algae, explaining how they provide nutrients to animals that eat them and creates oxygen for humans and animals to breathe. It covers the diversity of marine plants and algae that exist as well as the processes they undergo to grow and thrive.

What Are Crustaceans?
What Are Crustaceans?

What Are Crustaceans?

This book introduces readers to the needs and roles of different crustaceans. Readers will recognize and expand their knowledge about familiar species like the lobster and the shrimp, while being introduced to the likes of the wood louse and zooplankton.

What Are Fish?
What Are Fish?

What Are Fish?

This book offers readers comparisons between the needs and roles of different types of fish. Readers will learn that fish have a distinct impact on their ecosystem and will see how fish survive when well-adapted to an uncompromised environment.

What Are Mollusks?
What Are Mollusks?

What Are Mollusks?

This book introduces readers to the needs and roles of mollusks. Readers will learn about the unique contribution oysters, squid, and slugs, all of which are different classes of mollusks, make to their habitats.

What Are Sea Invertebrates?
What Are Sea Invertebrates?

What Are Sea Invertebrates?

This book introduces readers to the most common sea invertebrates. Sea invertebrates include crustaceans, mollusks, jellyfish, and a host of other sea creatures that are integral to marine ecosystems and have important uses for humans, too.

Plate Tectonics
Plate Tectonics

Plate Tectonics

This book explores plate tectonics, the movement of the molten rock outer layer of the Earth’s surface, including the borders between two plates that are often the site of earthquakes and volcanoes.

The Carbon Cycle
The Carbon Cycle

The Carbon Cycle

This book explores the carbon cycle, including what carbon is, the places where it is found, and how it is exchanged. It shares insight into how human activity affects the carbon cycle in nature.

The Nitrogen Cycle
The Nitrogen Cycle

The Nitrogen Cycle

This book explores the nitrogen cycle, including why nitrogen is an essential nutrient for growth, where nitrogen is found, and the important role legumes play in the nitrogen cycle.

The Rock Cycle
The Rock Cycle

The Rock Cycle

This book explores the rock cycle, a story millions of years in the making. It covers metamorphic, magma and igneous rock, and sedimentary rock, and the story of how rock is constantly forming, wearing down, and forming again.

The Water Cycle
The Water Cycle

The Water Cycle

This book explores the flow of water through the water cycle, identifying such steps as evaporation from puddles and condensation found in clouds or fog. It also shares opportunities to observe the powerful movement of water.

Volcanic Processes
Volcanic Processes

Volcanic Processes

This book explores the geological structure that makes volcanic activity possible and follow the sequence of events that culminate in an eruption. In addition to eruptions, it also examines other geothermal activities.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate

Weather and Climate

This book explores the science behind weather and climate and how these forces shape the world around them. It looks at how the combination of different elements, such as temperature and wind, create Earth's weather, and the importance of understanding weather patterns and how they affect various aspects of life.

Weathering and Erosion
Weathering and Erosion

Weathering and Erosion

This book explores the science behind erosion and weathering. It looks at the many forces that impact the shape of the earth, including wind, water, and living creatures.

Awesome Experiments with Living Things
Awesome Experiments with Living Things

Awesome Experiments with Living Things

This book introduces readers to the science behind plants and other living things through fun hands-on activities. Real-life examples of the same scientific principles at play in each activity will get readers excited about the science at work in their everyday world.

Cool Experiments with Heat and Cold
Cool Experiments with Heat and Cold

Cool Experiments with Heat and Cold

This book introduces readers to the science behind heat and cold through fun hands-on activities. Real-life applications of the same scientific principles at play in each activity, such as how air pockets in igloos work as insulation, will get readers excited about the science at work in their everyday world.

Excellent Experiments with Electricity and Magnetism
Excellent Experiments with Electricity and Magnetism

Excellent Experiments with Electricity and Magnetism

This book introduces readers to the scientific principles they are applying at home which have real-world applications. It offers a hands-on approach to electricity and magnetism, allowing readers to conduct experiments to answer questions.

Fantastic Experiments with Forces
Fantastic Experiments with Forces

Fantastic Experiments with Forces

This book introduces readers to the scientific principles behind force through fun hands-on activities. Real-life examples of the same forces they are studying at home, such as how tightrope walkers use poles to keep their mass over their center of gravity, get readers excited about these experiments about force.

Magnificent Experiments with Materials
Magnificent Experiments with Materials

Magnificent Experiments with Materials

This book introduces readers to the principles behind the science of materials. It offers a hands-on approach to activities using supplies from around the house, such as stacking liquids, slice ice, and build a tower on a base of eggshells, or launch vinegar rockets using the same science behind car engines.

Super Experiments with Light and Sound
Super Experiments with Light and Sound

Super Experiments with Light and Sound

This book introduces readers to the principles behind the science of light and sound. It provides an explanation to the properties of light and sound as well as hands-on activities giving readers tangible examples, including focusing light to pop balloons and talking to friends over plastic cup telephones.

Understanding Credit and Debit
Understanding Credit and Debit

Understanding Credit and Debit

This book explores the concept of borrowing money and paying interest, breaking down credit, loans, interest, and debt to help readers understand one of the hardest financial areas to manage long before they truly need the help.

Understanding Income and Savings
Understanding Income and Savings

Understanding Income and Savings

This book explores what is perhaps the most difficult financial decision anyone makes when money is involved: spend or save the birthday money from Grandma or the money made from a paper route. It covers the most basic concepts of money, including income, budgets, and taxes, as well as the many ways one can save money for long-term goals such as retirement.

Understanding Stocks and Investing
Understanding Stocks and Investing

Understanding Stocks and Investing

This book introduces the topic of stocks and bonds, including the risks of investment. It covers how your money is invested in stocks and how to determine what company they own a part of and how to define a stock.

Birds
Birds

Birds

This book is for children curious about birds and keen to explore the world of ornithology. Explore the skies and find out all about various types of birds, from birds of prey to tropical birds, and how a bird makes its nest. It includes activities, including how to make a bird feeder, and plenty of fun facts.

Seashore
Seashore

Seashore

This book is for children curious about the seashore and its aquatic life. Explore the beach and find out about shell shapes, what lives in rock pools, and find out the answer to questions such as "What causes tides?" It includes activities, like making a paper boat, and plenty of fun facts.

Weather
Weather

Weather

This book is for children curious about the weather and why it rains or shines. Discover how a weather forecast is predicted, what makes a rainbow, and how to build your own barometer. It includes activities, like cloud spotting, and plenty of facts.

Woodland and Forests
Woodland and Forests

Woodland and Forests

This book is for children curious about nature and keen to explore the world of trees, leaves, and woodland animals. It covers facts about fun topics like bark and buds, cold coniferous forests, dry deciduous woodland, and tropical rain forests, and includes activities like bark rubbing and leave identification.

Out of the Box
Out of the Box

Out of the Box

Supporting STEM education initiatives and the Maker Movement, this book includes 25 interactive cardboard model projects to inspire kids' creativity through engaged and hands-on learning. Projects range from small-scale gifts to large constructions, utilize only recycled materials, including cardboard rolls and boxes, and include clear, step-by-step instructions to show kids how to make dinosaurs, masks, race cars, and more.

Earth
Earth

Earth

This curriculum-based book teaches young readers about Earth as one of the eight planets in our solar system in astronomical terms, providing the fundamental information any student needs to begin their studies in astronomy, such as how Earth spins and revolves around the Sun, why its uniquely suitable for life, its physical features, atmosphere, biosphere, moon, its past, future, and more.

Jupiter
Jupiter

Jupiter

This curriculum-based book teaches young readers about Jupiter as one of the eight planets in our solar system in astronomical terms, providing the fundamental information any student needs to begin their studies in astronomy. Chapters focus on topics such as Jupiter’s orbit and rotation, rings, atmosphere, and moons, as well as on the space missions that have helped us get a closer look at the planet and its moons over the past decades.

Mars
Mars

Mars

This curriculum-based book teaches young readers about the fundamental aspects of the planet Mars, including its size, mass, surface features, interior, orbit, and spin. It also explores the history of the missions to Mars, including the Viking spacecraft and the Curiosity and MAVEN rovers, and why scientists think there’s a chance that Mars is or was suitable for life.

Mercury
Mercury

Mercury

This curriculum-based book illuminates Mercury for young readers with satellite images, diagrams, and vocabulary boxes. Topics covered include Mercury’s formation, surface, atmosphere, orbit, and rotation, as well as Mariner 10 and Messenger, the unmanned spacecraft that have flown by Mercury and provided more insight into the planet’s features.

Neptune
Neptune

Neptune

This curriculum-based book teaches young readers the fundamentals of Neptune. They will learn about Neptune’s physical features, its super storms that can reach 1,500 miles per hour, its ring system, the Voyager missions, and its status as one of the gas giants. Includes images directly from NASA and those taken by the Voyager missions themselves.

Pluto and Other Dwarf Planets
Pluto and Other Dwarf Planets

Pluto and Other Dwarf Planets

In this curriculum-based book, readers will come to understand what separates a dwarf planet from a planet, or from any of the other bodies found within the solar system. They'll learn about Pluto itself, as well as its fellow dwarf planets, Ceres, Makemake, Haumea, and Eris.

Saturn
Saturn

Saturn

This curriculum-correlated book explores Saturn’s many unusual features, such as rings made of ice, ammonia storms, methane rain, and a density lower than water. Includes images from the Pioneer and Voyager missions in the 1970s and 1980s.

Uranus
Uranus

Uranus

This curriculum-based book gives readers insight into Uranus, from its discovery in 1781 to the latest insights about it gained from satellite images, explaining its features, conditions, rings, and moons.

Venus
Venus

Venus

This curriculum-based book takes a close look at Venus and shows young people just how different our neighboring planet is from our own. Known as the hottest planet, Venus is an example of the greenhouse effect to the extreme. Young readers will take a tour beneath the sulfur dioxide clouds and see the planets surface up close with images taken by the Magellan and the Venus Express missions.

Animal Groups
Animal Groups

Animal Groups

This book explores animals that survive and thrive in groups. Lions, bees, and meerkats are covered. It examines how group members help each other face life’s challenges from finding food to raising young.

Animal Senses
Animal Senses

Animal Senses

This book explores how animals interact with the world through their senses since, unlike humans, many animals use their senses in truly unique ways to communicate, reproduce, and survive.

Energy Exchange
Energy Exchange

Energy Exchange

In this book, students learn about all kinds of energy that power our world and how we can make sure we never run out!

Heredity
Heredity

Heredity

This book explores why animals, plants, and people look like their parents. It presents heredity, genes, and chromosomes, and how the father of heredity, Gregor Mendel, unlocked the secrets of how living things pass down traits to their children.

Matter Changing States
Matter Changing States

Matter Changing States

In this book, students learn about teeny tiny specks called atoms. Atoms are the tiniest forms of matter, and matter is everything.

Think Like an Engineer
Think Like an Engineer

Think Like an Engineer

This book explores the ways engineers solve problems, learn about some engineering feats, and find out whether you may also think like an engineer.

Anthropologists at Work
Anthropologists at Work

Anthropologists at Work

This book provides an introduction to the field of anthropology. Readers will learn of the various branches of anthropology, including archaeology and biological anthropology, and how anthropologists of different disciplines collaborate to shed light on the mysteries of times past.

Astronomers at Work
Astronomers at Work

Astronomers at Work

This book provides an introduction to the field of astronomy. The work of astronomers is examined, and the tools of the trade discussed. Recent discoveries and the latest technology are featured, providing the most up-to-date information available.

Biologists at Work
Biologists at Work

Biologists at Work

This book will introduce young people to the fascinating world of biologists and the interesting work that they do. Readers will learn about the details of their daily work, including the tools and instruments they use. They will also learn about what kind of schooling is necessary for the job.

Chemists at Work
Chemists at Work

Chemists at Work

This book introduces young people to the basics of chemistry (such as elements and compounds), the various branches of chemistry (including organic chemistry and physical chemistry), and the history of the field. Sidebars introduce key terminology or pose questions that get students to think critically about what they’ve read.

Engineers at Work
Engineers at Work

Engineers at Work

This book introduces young people to what engineers do as well as the various branches of the field. Also, it helps young people learn to understand problems and find solutions to them, which is so much of what engineering is all about.

Geologists at Work
Geologists at Work

Geologists at Work

This book will give young students an overview of different geological disciplines, inform them of the everyday problems these scientists must solve, and highlight tools and methods they use. It provides budding young scientists and casual science fans alike a glimpse of geologists at work that is both thrilling and informative.

The Science of Baseball
The Science of Baseball

The Science of Baseball

In this book, readers make connections between the worlds of science, technology, engineering, and math as they relate to baseball.

The Science of Basketball
The Science of Basketball

The Science of Basketball

In this book, readers make connections between the worlds of science, technology, engineering, and math as they relate to basketball.

The Science of Football
The Science of Football

The Science of Football

In this book, readers make connections between the worlds of science, technology, engineering, and math as they relate to football.

The Science of Gymnastics
The Science of Gymnastics

The Science of Gymnastics

In this book, readers make connections between the worlds of science, technology, engineering, and math as they relate to gymnastics.

The Science of Hockey
The Science of Hockey

The Science of Hockey

In this book, readers make connections between the worlds of science, technology, engineering, and math as they relate to hockey.

The Science of Soccer
The Science of Soccer

The Science of Soccer

In this book, readers make connections between the worlds of science, technology, engineering, and math as they relate to soccer.

Birds
Birds

Birds

This guide provides scientific and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state bird.

Capitals
Capitals

Capitals

This guide provides historical and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state capital cities, including their capitol buildings.

Flags
Flags

Flags

This guide provides historical and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state flags, including the inspiration of the design.

Flowers
Flowers

Flowers

This guide provides scientific and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state flower and the processes used to select it.

Historic Monuments
Historic Monuments

Historic Monuments

This guide provides historical and anecdotal information about selected major historic monuments and sites in each of the fifty states.

Trees
Trees

Trees

This guide provides scientific and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state tree and the processes used to select it.

Astronomy in the Real World
Astronomy in the Real World

Astronomy in the Real World

This book looks at the world of astronomy, why it is an intriguing STEM career, and the work that scientists in this field have accomplished throughout the years.

Bioengineering in the Real World
Bioengineering in the Real World

Bioengineering in the Real World

This book looks at the world of bioengineering, why it is an intriguing STEM career, and the work that scientists in this field have accomplished throughout the years.

Computer Science in the Real World
Computer Science in the Real World

Computer Science in the Real World

This book looks at the world of computer science, why it is an intriguing STEM career, and the work that scientists in this field have accomplished throughout the years.

Environmental Engineering in the Real World
Environmental Engineering in the Real World

Environmental Engineering in the Real World

This book examines the history of this branch of engineering, what environmental engineers do today, and what's next for the field in which environmental engineering keep drinking water clean, protect people from pollution, and take steps to fight climate change.

Forensics in the Real World
Forensics in the Real World

Forensics in the Real World

This book examines the history of this field, what forensic scientists do today, and what's next for this branch of science in which forensic scientists study crime scenes, examine evidence, and invent new ways to solve crimes.

Marine Science in the Real World
Marine Science in the Real World

Marine Science in the Real World

This book examines the history of this branch of science, what marine scientists do today, and what's next for the field in which marine scientists study oceans, ocean plants and animals, and the ocean floor.

Mathematics in the Real World
Mathematics in the Real World

Mathematics in the Real World

This book looks at the world of mathematics, why it is an intriguing STEM career, and work that scientists in this field have accomplished throughout the years.

Mechanical Engineering in the Real World
Mechanical Engineering in the Real World

Mechanical Engineering in the Real World

This book examines the history of this branch of engineering, what mechanical engineers do today, and what's next for the field in which mechanical engineers design machines to improve transportation, explore the solar system, and save lives.

Meteorology in the Read World
Meteorology in the Read World

Meteorology in the Read World

This book examines the history of this branch of science, what meteorologists do today, and what's next for the field in which meteorologists predict storms, launch drones into hurricanes, and even study the weather on other planets.

Physics in the Real World
Physics in the Real World

Physics in the Real World

This book looks at the world of physics, why it is an intriguing STEM career, and work that scientists in this field have accomplished throughout the years.

Robotics in the Real World
Robotics in the Real World

Robotics in the Real World

This book looks at the world of robotics, why it is an intriguing STEM career, and the work that scientists in this field have accomplished throughout the years.

Sports Science and Technology in the Real World
Sports Science and Technology in the Real World

Sports Science and Technology in the Real World

This book examines the history of these branches of science and engineering, what sports scientists and engineers do today, and what's next for these fields in which sports scientists and engineers develop new equipment, improve athletic performance, and keep players safe from injury.

Super Earth Encyclopedia
Super Earth Encyclopedia

Super Earth Encyclopedia

This book gives an enthralling insight into the planet Earth. As well as showcasing the extraordinary geological wonders of the world, it probes deeper to explain the making and shaping of Earth.

A Kid's Book of Experiments with Animals
A Kid's Book of Experiments with Animals

A Kid's Book of Experiments with Animals

This book features kid-accessible experiments that examine animal behavior.

A Kid's Book of Experiments with Color
A Kid's Book of Experiments with Color

A Kid's Book of Experiments with Color

This book features kid-accessible experiments that will help them gain a deeper understanding of color theory by mixing colors and subtracting colors using filters and pigments.

A Kid's Book of Experiments with Light
A Kid's Book of Experiments with Light

A Kid's Book of Experiments with Light

This book features kid-accessible experiments that explore the properties of light, including refraction, reflection, and how light travels.

A Kid's Book of Experiments with Sound
A Kid's Book of Experiments with Sound

A Kid's Book of Experiments with Sound

This book features kid-accessible experiments that explore the scientific principles of sound, which include finding out what kinds of matter conduct sound, locating the sources of sound, and matching vibrations.

A Kid's Book of Experiments with Stars
A Kid's Book of Experiments with Stars

A Kid's Book of Experiments with Stars

This book features kid-accessible experiments that explore constellations, the Sun, and the Moon.

A Kid's Book of Experiments with Time
A Kid's Book of Experiments with Time

A Kid's Book of Experiments with Time

This book features kid-accessible experiments that explore the intricacies of time, including how it is measured and how it affects everyday life.

Visual Guide to Grammar and Punctuation
Visual Guide to Grammar and Punctuation

Visual Guide to Grammar and Punctuation

This guide gives children the tools to build confidence in reading, writing, and comprehension through visual explanation, from when to use a preposition or pronoun to how to use a comma or colon.

Where on Earth? Atlas
Where on Earth? Atlas

Where on Earth? Atlas

Explores each continent in detail, with topic maps on major geographical features, cities and monuments, population, wildlife, and more. Includes map keys, special fact sections, and a gazetteer of facts and figures that profiles each country in detail.

Earth's Continents
Earth's Continents

Earth's Continents

This book presents a look at Earth’s continents that young readers are sure to find both informative and interesting. It’s packed with colorful maps that are labeled and explained to foster young readers’ comprehension of this important topic.

Earth's Hemispheres
Earth's Hemispheres

Earth's Hemispheres

This book makes it easy for any reader to develop a solid comprehension of the division of the Earth into hemispheres, which isn’t the easiest concept to teach or grasp. It involves geography, spatial awareness, map-reading abilities, and more.

Making Maps
Making Maps

Making Maps

This book allows readers to engage in and expand their understanding of the world around them through a creative, rewarding map-making activity developed with learning and fun in mind! Step-by-step instructions guide them through the simple history and explanation of cartography.

The Equator
The Equator

The Equator

This book will expand young readers comprehension why “the Earth is wearing a belt”, an age-old visual device teachers have used to explain the equator. With an understanding of the equator comes a grasping of the rotation of the Earth, climate, weather, and many other age-appropriate science concepts.

The North Pole
The North Pole

The North Pole

This book presents the geography and science of the North Pole polar region. The fascinating history of the remarkable explorers of this frigid landscape is also included in the main text, introducing a part of history that’s sure to inspire!

The South Pole
The South Pole

The South Pole

This book presents the cartography and earth science of the South Pole polar region. It is dedicated to the fascinating history of the brave explorers of this icy landscape, a part of history that is sure to impress all elementary readers!

Notable Notebooks
Notable Notebooks

Notable Notebooks

This book introduces readers to the many ways in which scientists from Galileo to Jane Goodall have used a science notebook, including to sketch their observations, imagine experiments, record data, or jot down their thoughts. Mini-bios of the diverse featured scientists, as well as illustrations, are also provided.

Education

Visual Guide to Grammar and Punctuation
Visual Guide to Grammar and Punctuation

Visual Guide to Grammar and Punctuation

This guide gives children the tools to build confidence in reading, writing, and comprehension through visual explanation, from when to use a preposition or pronoun to how to use a comma or colon.

Environment

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2
UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2

Introduces students to the topic of weather and natural disasters, covering such topics as weather basics, weather phenomena, forecasting, and climate. Provides information on the scientific aspects of various types of disasters including: blizzards, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, volcanoes, and wildfires.

UXL Endangered Species, ed. 3
UXL Endangered Species, ed. 3

UXL Endangered Species, ed. 3

Covers the endangered and threatened status of a myriad of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, mollusks, insects, arachnids, corals, crustaceans, and plants. Each entry provides the species’ common/scientific name, classification information, current status according to the IUCN and the Endangered Species Act, description, location, reason for endangerment, and measures being taken to protect it.

UXL Sustainable Living
UXL Sustainable Living

UXL Sustainable Living

This set is devoted to helping students and general readers understand the economic, social, and environmental issues humans face today. It addresses sustainability challenges and opportunities, from air pollution to natural resources, to zero waste. All 124 entries start with an overview of the topic, followed by more in-depth information which discusses its scientific, societal, and sustainable context.

Children's Illustrated Animal Atlas
Children's Illustrated Animal Atlas

Children's Illustrated Animal Atlas

This children’s atlas shows key animal habitats and locations around the world. Photographs highlight each continent's most iconic animals and colorful graphics show the animals, plants, and habitats found within each country. Habitats are introduced and explained, from the mountains and deserts to the grasslands and tropical rain forests, including where the habitats are found, what the climate is like, and what plants and animals live in them.

How Do Animals Communicate?
How Do Animals Communicate?

How Do Animals Communicate?

This book introduces young readers to the myriad ways in which the assorted members of the animal kingdom communicate.

How Do Animals Hunt and Feed?
How Do Animals Hunt and Feed?

How Do Animals Hunt and Feed?

In this book, readers will learn all about how different animal groups forage for food, creating various food chains that allow diverse creatures to thrive.

How Have Animals Evolved and Adapted?
How Have Animals Evolved and Adapted?

How Have Animals Evolved and Adapted?

In this book, readers learn that living organisms must adapt to survive as their surroundings change. By studying the developmental history of everything from single cell organisms to complex vertebrates, readers are presented with the evidence for evolution provided by the fossil record.

What Is Animal Behavior?
What Is Animal Behavior?

What Is Animal Behavior?

This book introduces readers to how and why animals behave in the mysterious ways they do. The text explains behaviors such as mating rituals and raising young, methods of hunting, which animals hibernate, which are nocturnal, and the social patterns of different species, among other things.

What Is Animal Camouflage?
What Is Animal Camouflage?

What Is Animal Camouflage?

This book shows how animals trick the eye by hiding in plain sight by changing their skin texture and color, covering themselves up, or even mimicking other plants and animals.

What Is Animal Migration?
What Is Animal Migration?

What Is Animal Migration?

In this book, readers will learn how air, land, and water migration differ, what landmarks and senses animals rely on to get them from place to place, and why migration is essential for survival.

Solving Real World Problems with Environmental and Green Engineering
Solving Real World Problems with Environmental and Green Engineering

Solving Real World Problems with Environmental and Green Engineering

This resource covers recycling, reuse, and renewable energy sources and explains global warming and greenhouse gases and their effects on Earth’s environment. Readers recognize engineers’ solutions to some of today’s environmental problems, including air and water pollution, and urban planning challenges. There is also a hands-on “engineering in action” activity for readers to learn how to clean up an oil spill.

What Are Sea Mammals?
What Are Sea Mammals?

What Are Sea Mammals?

This book introduces readers to sea mammals, showing them how they survive the depths of the cold, populous oceans. It examines the adaptive features and diets of marine mammals, and explored their distinct methods of reproduction and nurturing.

What Are Sea Plants and Algae?
What Are Sea Plants and Algae?

What Are Sea Plants and Algae?

This book introduces readers to sea plants and algae, explaining how they provide nutrients to animals that eat them and creates oxygen for humans and animals to breathe. It covers the diversity of marine plants and algae that exist as well as the processes they undergo to grow and thrive.

What Are Crustaceans?
What Are Crustaceans?

What Are Crustaceans?

This book introduces readers to the needs and roles of different crustaceans. Readers will recognize and expand their knowledge about familiar species like the lobster and the shrimp, while being introduced to the likes of the wood louse and zooplankton.

What Are Fish?
What Are Fish?

What Are Fish?

This book offers readers comparisons between the needs and roles of different types of fish. Readers will learn that fish have a distinct impact on their ecosystem and will see how fish survive when well-adapted to an uncompromised environment.

What Are Mollusks?
What Are Mollusks?

What Are Mollusks?

This book introduces readers to the needs and roles of mollusks. Readers will learn about the unique contribution oysters, squid, and slugs, all of which are different classes of mollusks, make to their habitats.

What Are Sea Invertebrates?
What Are Sea Invertebrates?

What Are Sea Invertebrates?

This book introduces readers to the most common sea invertebrates. Sea invertebrates include crustaceans, mollusks, jellyfish, and a host of other sea creatures that are integral to marine ecosystems and have important uses for humans, too.

Birds
Birds

Birds

This book is for children curious about birds and keen to explore the world of ornithology. Explore the skies and find out all about various types of birds, from birds of prey to tropical birds, and how a bird makes its nest. It includes activities, including how to make a bird feeder, and plenty of fun facts.

Seashore
Seashore

Seashore

This book is for children curious about the seashore and its aquatic life. Explore the beach and find out about shell shapes, what lives in rock pools, and find out the answer to questions such as "What causes tides?" It includes activities, like making a paper boat, and plenty of fun facts.

Weather
Weather

Weather

This book is for children curious about the weather and why it rains or shines. Discover how a weather forecast is predicted, what makes a rainbow, and how to build your own barometer. It includes activities, like cloud spotting, and plenty of facts.

Woodland and Forests
Woodland and Forests

Woodland and Forests

This book is for children curious about nature and keen to explore the world of trees, leaves, and woodland animals. It covers facts about fun topics like bark and buds, cold coniferous forests, dry deciduous woodland, and tropical rain forests, and includes activities like bark rubbing and leave identification.

Animal Groups
Animal Groups

Animal Groups

This book explores animals that survive and thrive in groups. Lions, bees, and meerkats are covered. It examines how group members help each other face life’s challenges from finding food to raising young.

Animal Senses
Animal Senses

Animal Senses

This book explores how animals interact with the world through their senses since, unlike humans, many animals use their senses in truly unique ways to communicate, reproduce, and survive.

General Reference

100 Events That Made History
100 Events That Made History

100 Events That Made History

Divided into five chapters: Momentous Moments, Battling It Out, Weird or What?, Nasty Nature, and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, major moments that have changed the course of history are showcased together with minor incidents to give context to each event.

Children's Illustrated World Atlas
Children's Illustrated World Atlas

Children's Illustrated World Atlas

A comprehensive, illustrated world atlas created specifically for young readers. Using stunning modern mapping, based on the latest seamless, cloud-free satellite image data together with facts, maps, satellite images, and local stories, this atlas is a global yet personal experience.

Children's Illustrated Thesaurus
Children's Illustrated Thesaurus

Children's Illustrated Thesaurus

A comprehensive, illustrated thesaurus created specifically for young readers and writers, with more than 4,000 entries and authoritative content. The entries are arranged alphabetically and include definitions and sample sentences to help kids understand the meaning and usage of words in context, and antonym features present another layer of vocabulary for children to enjoy.

Food Like Mine
Food Like Mine

Food Like Mine

This book provides a touching celebration of children from all over the world and the food they eat, featuring more than 20 easy-to-follow recipes.

I Can't Believe It! The Most Amazing Facts About Our Incredible World
I Can't Believe It! The Most Amazing Facts About Our Incredible World

I Can't Believe It! The Most Amazing Facts About Our Incredible World

This book tells kids the things they want to know about our weird and wonderful world. Find out about the biggest star in the universe, how much paper it takes to print the world wide web, how far the average person walks in a lifetime, the world's tiniest camera, and more.

Understanding Credit and Debit
Understanding Credit and Debit

Understanding Credit and Debit

This book explores the concept of borrowing money and paying interest, breaking down credit, loans, interest, and debt to help readers understand one of the hardest financial areas to manage long before they truly need the help.

Understanding Income and Savings
Understanding Income and Savings

Understanding Income and Savings

This book explores what is perhaps the most difficult financial decision anyone makes when money is involved: spend or save the birthday money from Grandma or the money made from a paper route. It covers the most basic concepts of money, including income, budgets, and taxes, as well as the many ways one can save money for long-term goals such as retirement.

Understanding Stocks and Investing
Understanding Stocks and Investing

Understanding Stocks and Investing

This book introduces the topic of stocks and bonds, including the risks of investment. It covers how your money is invested in stocks and how to determine what company they own a part of and how to define a stock.

Out of the Box
Out of the Box

Out of the Box

Supporting STEM education initiatives and the Maker Movement, this book includes 25 interactive cardboard model projects to inspire kids' creativity through engaged and hands-on learning. Projects range from small-scale gifts to large constructions, utilize only recycled materials, including cardboard rolls and boxes, and include clear, step-by-step instructions to show kids how to make dinosaurs, masks, race cars, and more.

History

Homesteading and Settling the Frontier
Homesteading and Settling the Frontier

Homesteading and Settling the Frontier

This book explores the homesteading and settling of the American West, following the Homestead Act of 1862, when states that had seceded from the Union could no longer block it in Congress. The Act opened land in the West for all Americans, including freed slaves, granting 160 acres to settlers under the condition that they farm it for five years. The result was that 1.6 million claims, covering 420,000 square miles, were granted.

Lewis and Clark and Exploring the Louisiana Purchase
Lewis and Clark and Exploring the Louisiana Purchase

Lewis and Clark and Exploring the Louisiana Purchase

This book explores how President Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory from cash-strapped France in 1803, doubling the size of the United States without really knowing what he was getting. He dispatched Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore a territory that would include part or all of fifteen future states and to seek a water route to the West Coast. Westward expansion began immediately, all for the bargain price of 15 million dollars.

Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War
Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War

Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War

This book explores Manifest Destiny, the name given in the 1840s to a belief that the coast-to-coast expansion of the United States was inevitable and justified, regardless of the means. The racist belief that white men rightfully should expand their institutions into the area brought the U. S. into conflict with Mexico. War was declared in 1846, and by the time the war ended, the U.S. had gained all or part of the states of California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and New Mexico.

Native American Resistance
Native American Resistance

Native American Resistance

This book explores the Westward Expansion, which displaced the Native American populations that had lived in the region for centuries or been forced there from ancestral homes in the East, and the treaties that were signed, and often broken, by representatives of the tribes and the government of the United States. Tribes fought on their own and together in an doomed effort to retain the land and a lifestyle that had long sustained their families.

Native American Treatment and Resistance
Native American Treatment and Resistance

Native American Treatment and Resistance

This book illustrates the push by European settlers and the U.S. government to its western lands, and the tragic narrative of broken treaties, relocations, and armed conflict, and its effects on indigenous peoples. It also contextualizes these struggles with modern ones, including the American Indian Movement and ongoing tribal anti-pipeline protests.

Settlers, Traders and Trails
Settlers, Traders and Trails

Settlers, Traders and Trails

This book explores the personalities, routes, and circumstances that propelled American expansion westward. It covers the soldiers, explorers, missionaries, and fur traders that were the first Europeans to penetrate the country's interior; the gold miners, dirt farmers, and cattle ranchers that followed, blazing dangerous trails across barren lands and snow-topped mountain ranges; and the American Indians that were too few to stop the relentless tide of pioneers.

The Age of Exploration
The Age of Exploration

The Age of Exploration

This title tells the story of the explorers who became the first Europeans to visit the lands that would later become the United States of America. Readers will discover what the goals and motivations behind each expedition were, which native people the explorers encountered, and what sorts of obstacles had to be overcome for each expedition to succeed.

The American Revolution
The American Revolution

The American Revolution

This text highlights important figures of the American Revolution, major battles, war strategies, and other significant events.

The Civil War
The Civil War

The Civil War

In this book, readers will analyze the background of the Civil War, military leadership and strategic plans of the war in the North and South, specific battles on land and sea, and the costs of the war.

The Colonial Period
The Colonial Period

The Colonial Period

This volume showcases key figures, important events, and the emergence of the distinctive American spirit in examining the period of history when British colonists would become Americans.

The Erie Canal
The Erie Canal

The Erie Canal

This book examines the reasons and strategies behind the building of the Erie Canal, and the ways in which this crucial waterway facilitated U.S. westward expansion at a time when the newly formed United States’ western frontier seemed like a world apart from its thirteen Atlantic seaboard colonies. At first considered a "folly," the Erie Canal wound up achieving those lofty goals and more.

The Gold Rush
The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush

This book explores the period during which California became a territory in the United States and a treaty was signed and ended the Mexican War. Several days before its signing, gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill in what is now Sacramento. The non-Native population of the territory was less than one thousand in 1848, but the Gold Rush increased that number to one hundred thousand by the end of 1849, made people wealthy and brought ecologic devastation to the area.

The Gold Rush
The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush

This book examines the many aspects of the California Gold Rush and the event's larger role in westward expansion. It covers the “forty-niners,” the Native Americans of California, gold extraction techniques, and transportation west, as well as how the gold rush changed the region and the many developments it generated.

The Louisiana Purchase and The Lewis and Clark Expedition
The Louisiana Purchase and The Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Louisiana Purchase and The Lewis and Clark Expedition

This book explores the U.S. government’s 1803 purchase of the Louisiana Territory, a vast land that doubled the size of the United States. Shortly thereafter President Thomas Jefferson appointed Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the western territory and find a route to the Pacific Ocean. The adventures of this expedition are some of the most exciting of American history.

The Louisiana Purchase and Westward Expansion
The Louisiana Purchase and Westward Expansion

The Louisiana Purchase and Westward Expansion

This book contextualizes the Louisiana Purchase and examines how it affected the early development of America.

The Mexican-American War
The Mexican-American War

The Mexican-American War

This book explores the events preceding the Mexican-American War, the motivations of the key players, and the effects on Mexican, American, and indigenous people, as well as slavery, politics, citizenship, and resources.

The New Nation
The New Nation

The New Nation

This volume examines the roots of the newly formed United States of America. It details the new nation’s growing pains and shortcomings, its major accomplishments and optimism, its sociocultural trends, and its rapid growth and expansion.

The Railroad, The Telegraph, and Other Technologies
The Railroad, The Telegraph, and Other Technologies

The Railroad, The Telegraph, and Other Technologies

This book traces the development of two key innovations in technology—steam and electricity—and how the rail system impacted shipping, travel, and the taming of the western frontier. It also covers the unprecedented advances in communication and other technology, such as new steel processes and improved farming tools. These changes not only ushered forth a new era of American progress but also formed the foundation of the modern world.

The Transcontinental Railroad
The Transcontinental Railroad

The Transcontinental Railroad

This book explores the installation of the railroad linking the East and West Coasts of the United States. During the Civil War, crossing those areas was the biggest obstacle in uniting our divided nation. An act of Congress in 1862 authorized the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific railroad companies to build a railroad that would link the coasts. On May 10, 1869, the task was completed when a rail line was joined in Promontory, Utah, thus uniting the country.

100 Events That Made History
100 Events That Made History

100 Events That Made History

Divided into five chapters: Momentous Moments, Battling It Out, Weird or What?, Nasty Nature, and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, major moments that have changed the course of history are showcased together with minor incidents to give context to each event.

Medicine

Dengue Fever
Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever

This book covers Dengue fever, providing a timeline of the history of the disease and of efforts to eradicate it. It ranks behind only malaria among diseases spread by insects as a threat to humans. The book includes sidebars on the life cycle of a mosquito and ways climate change is aiding the spread of the disease.

E. coli
E. coli

E. coli

This book traces the history of Escherichia coli infections (E. coli), reviewing efforts to contain outbreaks when they occur, and where medical science is in efforts to find treatments. Included is a timeline on the discovery, treatment, and outbreaks of E. coli.

Ebola
Ebola

Ebola

This book outlines the history of the Ebola virus and describes the massive efforts to contain the worst outbreak ever, which hit West Africa in 2014 and killed thousands. There is a timeline of the important dates on the detection and treatment of this disease.

HIV and AIDS
HIV and AIDS

HIV and AIDS

This book follows the path of this virus from its origins in Africa, to its emergence as the cause of a frightening epidemic, to its status as a treatable but incurable condition. There are timelines on the important dates in the history of HIV and on celebrity deaths.

Healthy Living, ed. 2
Healthy Living, ed. 2

Healthy Living, ed. 2

This set is designed to be a one-stop-shop for young student’s first learning about healthy habits and health issues in general. Topics include nutrition, exercise, environmental health, medicine and healthcare, mental health and self-esteem.

Hepatitis
Hepatitis

Hepatitis

This book outlines the three forms of Hepatitis and how they infect up to 6 percent of the people in the United States. Drugs that fight this viral infection, which attacks the liver, have been approved but many people go untreated because they mistakenly believe their symptoms are caused by something as common as the flu.

Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis

This book contains a timeline of important dates in the treatment of TB, as well as stories on famous victims such as members of the Bronte family and Eleanor Roosevelt. There are sidebars on how the X-ray was a breakthrough in the diagnoses of TB and on how effective programs to treat the disease were developed a few years too late to save George Orwell.

Fighting Illness and Injury
Fighting Illness and Injury

Fighting Illness and Injury

This book describes the processes of the immune system, and discusses some of the details of this system, such as fighting infection and how broken bones heal.

Fit and Healthy
Fit and Healthy

Fit and Healthy

This book provides readers with information on how the heart, lungs, and hormones contribute to the health and well-being of the human body.

Fueling the Body
Fueling the Body

Fueling the Body

This book discusses nutrition and digestion, and how they contribute to the health and well-being of the human body.

Growth and Development
Growth and Development

Growth and Development

This book discusses how cells and DNA assist in the growth and development of the human body.

Ready for Action
Ready for Action

Ready for Action

This book discusses how bones and muscles contribute to the healthy function and well-being of the human body

Sensing the World
Sensing the World

Sensing the World

This book introduces readers to the structures of nerve cells, how the eyes work, and many other functions of the nervous system.

Multicultural Studies

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. 2
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. 2

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. 2

A guide to the history and current status of numerous cultural groups outside the United States. Offer students background and current status on cultures of the countries they are most likely to study.

UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 3
UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 3

UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 3

Provides detailed studies of tribes from all over the United States and Canada, including small tribes and some that no longer exist. Gives detailed yet accessible information on history, religion, art, government, economy, daily life and current social and political issues.

Nation and World

Growing Up in Australia
Growing Up in Australia

Growing Up in Australia

This book features an overview of Australia, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Growing Up in Brazil
Growing Up in Brazil

Growing Up in Brazil

This book features an overview of Brazil, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Growing Up in Canada
Growing Up in Canada

Growing Up in Canada

This book features an overview of Canada, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Growing Up in China
Growing Up in China

Growing Up in China

This book features an overview of China, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Growing Up in France
Growing Up in France

Growing Up in France

This book features an overview of France, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Growing Up in Germany
Growing Up in Germany

Growing Up in Germany

This book features an overview of Germany, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Growing Up in India
Growing Up in India

Growing Up in India

This book features an overview of India, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Growing Up in Iran
Growing Up in Iran

Growing Up in Iran

This book features an overview of Iran, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Growing Up in Italy
Growing Up in Italy

Growing Up in Italy

This book features an overview of Italy, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Growing Up in Japan
Growing Up in Japan

Growing Up in Japan

This book features an overview of Japan, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Growing Up in Mexico
Growing Up in Mexico

Growing Up in Mexico

This book features an overview of Mexico, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Growing Up in Russia
Growing Up in Russia

Growing Up in Russia

This book features an overview of Russia, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Growing Up in Saudi Arabia
Growing Up in Saudi Arabia

Growing Up in Saudi Arabia

This book features an overview of Saudi Arabia, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, ed. 2
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, ed. 2

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, ed. 2

Provides comprehensive coverage of the foods and recipes from 70 representative countries and culture groups worldwide -- from Algeria to Zimbabwe. Entries provide 10-15 recipes for each group and include data on the agriculture and dietary habits of each group as well as an overview of each group's nutrition and health.

Dallas
Dallas

Dallas

This book introduces readers to the city of Dallas, Texas. Students learn all about this city’s history, architecture, sports teams, places to visit, and other fascinating facts.

Birds
Birds

Birds

This guide provides scientific and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state bird.

Capitals
Capitals

Capitals

This guide provides historical and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state capital cities, including their capitol buildings.

Flags
Flags

Flags

This guide provides historical and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state flags, including the inspiration of the design.

Flowers
Flowers

Flowers

This guide provides scientific and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state flower and the processes used to select it.

Historic Monuments
Historic Monuments

Historic Monuments

This guide provides historical and anecdotal information about selected major historic monuments and sites in each of the fifty states.

Trees
Trees

Trees

This guide provides scientific and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state tree and the processes used to select it.

Where on Earth? Atlas
Where on Earth? Atlas

Where on Earth? Atlas

Explores each continent in detail, with topic maps on major geographical features, cities and monuments, population, wildlife, and more. Includes map keys, special fact sections, and a gazetteer of facts and figures that profiles each country in detail.

Social Science

Amphetamines
Amphetamines

Amphetamines

In this book, readers learn the proper uses, side effects, and costs of amphetamines, as well as what they can do to help someone get off of them.

Designer Drugs
Designer Drugs

Designer Drugs

This book examines the use of designer drugs such as LSD, Ecstasy, and methamphetamines which is widespread among young adults, particularly in club or party settings. These drugs are especially risky because they are made in batches in individual home labs, so there is no way to tell how much of any dangerous substance was used in their creation. Readers learn the risks associated with using many of these designer drugs.

E-Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes

E-Cigarettes

In this book, readers learn the benefits of e-cigarettes, what's in the vapor they are inhaling, how the vapor can harm them, and the improper way e-cigs are used. They can also discover ways they can help others kick the e-cigarette habit.

Heroin
Heroin

Heroin

This book examines the use of heroin, its history, and the current deadly epidemic. It covers how the epidemic began, how it developed, and, most importantly, the dangerous effects of this drug that extend far beyond coming down from the high. It also discusses the drug's intended purposes, their effects (both planned and unplanned), and the controversies surrounding them.

Marijuana
Marijuana

Marijuana

This book examines the use of marijuana. Factions have long debated whether it is helpful, harmful, or both. With the legalization of marijuana in some states, this debate is more heated than ever, making it crucial to give young adults as much information as possible. This volume presents readers with both sides of the issue, encouraging them to think critically about whether or not marijuana should be legalized nationally.

Oxycodone
Oxycodone

Oxycodone

This book details the benefits, side effects, drawbacks, and staggering costs of the highly addictive narcotic Oxycodone. It also contains sidebars on how the drug quickly took over the lives of celebrities, on how emergency workers are being armed with antidotes to combat the increase in people overdosing, as well as the signs that someone you know has become addicted.

Prescription Drugs
Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drugs

This book examines the use of prescription drugs which can be obtained legally and can be found in medicine cabinets in young adults’ own homes. Because of this, there is a perception that they are not as dangerous as other types of drugs. Readers discover in great detail, that abuse of prescriptions can have hazardous—sometimes even deadly—consequences.

Ritalin and Adderall
Ritalin and Adderall

Ritalin and Adderall

In this book, readers learn the benefits, drawbacks, and costs of Ritalin and Adderall. Includes information on how Adderall has entrapped pro athletes, safer ways to help a child focus, and what to look for if you suspect someone is abusing these drugs.

Rohypnol
Rohypnol

Rohypnol

This book lists the criteria for the USDA's drug schedule, and contains sidebars on what Rohypnol looks like, on the risks of falling into chronic depression, on ways to combat date-rape drugs, and on how to intervene with someone who is abusing the drug.

Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs
Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs

This book examines the use of steroids which can be medically useful in small, prescribed doses, but are too often abused in sports alongside other performance-enhancing drugs. Young athletes are informed about the risky effects of abusing these drugs to combat the allure of being perceived as a better player. This volume helps portray the dangerous consequences of this type of drug abuse.

The Dangers of Diet Drugs
The Dangers of Diet Drugs

The Dangers of Diet Drugs

This book examines the use of diet drugs and the pressure young adults get from friends, family and the media not to become overweight. This volume describes the consequences of taking these pills and provides information about healthy alternatives to diet drugs.

Valium and Other Antianxiety Drugs
Valium and Other Antianxiety Drugs

Valium and Other Antianxiety Drugs

In this book, readers learn the benefits, side effects, drawbacks, and costs of Valium and other anti-anxiety drugs. Also includes information on the part these drugs played in the death of model Anna Nicole Smith, on the difficulties of withdrawal, and on the symptoms someone exhibits if they are using these drugs.

Anthropologists at Work
Anthropologists at Work

Anthropologists at Work

This book provides an introduction to the field of anthropology. Readers will learn of the various branches of anthropology, including archaeology and biological anthropology, and how anthropologists of different disciplines collaborate to shed light on the mysteries of times past.

Science

Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

This book covers a wide variety of topics in the emerging field of machine learning, including facial identification, voice recognition, video games, driverless cars, and robot helpers.

Astronomy
Astronomy

Astronomy

This book covers the hottest topics in deep space, including exoplanets, black holes, and dark matter, as well as the amazing telescope technology that makes this work possible.

Astronomy Experiments in Your Own Observatory
Astronomy Experiments in Your Own Observatory

Astronomy Experiments in Your Own Observatory

This book provides directions on how to build your own observatory with easily accessible tools and supplies. Follow the directions in this book to use your observatory to view the stars and planets, develop hypotheses, and conduct experiments to test them out!

Bicycle Science Fair Projects
Bicycle Science Fair Projects

Bicycle Science Fair Projects

This book shows how your bicycle can be a great tool to use when planning your next science fair project. It provides diagrams, detailed instructions, and photographs to help demonstrate gravitational pull and measuring speed and efficiency.

Brain Science
Brain Science

Brain Science

This book covers fascinating cutting-edge neuroscience topics, from brain-to-brain communication systems to thought-controlled limbs and brain-mapping technologies.

Build Your Own Robot Science Fair Project
Build Your Own Robot Science Fair Project

Build Your Own Robot Science Fair Project

This book shows how to design and build your own robots, RC cars, motors, and more with these prize-winning science fair ideas.

Cells
Cells

Cells

A look at animal and human cells, and the internal structures that allow them to obtain energy, get rid of wastes, grow, and reproduce.

Chemistry Experiments in Your Own Laboratory
Chemistry Experiments in Your Own Laboratory

Chemistry Experiments in Your Own Laboratory

This book provides directions for readers on how to make their own laboratory with simple materials and household items. It provides step-by-step directions to help you conduct your own experiments and test hypotheses.

Edible Sunlight
Edible Sunlight

Edible Sunlight

Discusses the fascinating ways the Sun is involved in food production.

Energy Technology
Energy Technology

Energy Technology

This book covers the wide spectrum of energy sources being developed and improved today, from solar, wind, and geothermal to more exotic technologies, such as nuclear fusion.

Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Astronomy Experiments
Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Astronomy Experiments

Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Astronomy Experiments

This book provides hands-on astronomy experiments so that kids can learn how gravity affects the movement of celestial bodies, why and how a satellite stays in orbit, how the Earth is protected from solar winds, why the stars seem to move in circles in the night sky, and how to safely observe the image of the Sun. It features color illustrations and safe, simple step-by-step instructions.

Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Biology Experiments
Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Biology Experiments

Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Biology Experiments

This book provides hands-on biology experiments so that kids can learn why plants seek light, how to grow plants from carrot tops, how water protects plants from freezing temperatures, why earthworms surface during a heavy rain, and why camels can live in the desert for weeks without drinking water. It features color illustrations and safe, simple step-by-step instructions.

Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Chemistry Experiments
Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Chemistry Experiments

Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Chemistry Experiments

This book provides hands-on chemistry experiments so that kids can learn how and why a volcano erupts, why there are holes in bread slices, why pennies turn green, how to separate milk into its solid and liquid parts, and how to grow fluffy white crystals. It features color illustrations and safe, simple step-by-step instructions.

Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Earth Science Experiments
Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Earth Science Experiments

Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Earth Science Experiments

This book provides hands-on earth science experiments so that kids can learn why the Earth bulges at the equator, demonstrate the movement of the Earth’s axis, determine how the composition of the Earth affects its motion, and replicate the cause of the day-and-night cycle. It features color illustrations and safe, simple step-by-step instructions.

Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Physics Experiments
Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Physics Experiments

Even More of Janice VanCleave’s Wild, Wacky, and Weird Physics Experiments

This book provides hands-on physics experiments so that kids charge an object with static electricity, demonstrate how static charges produce sound, use magnetic force to suspend a paper airplane, determine that objects in water have a different weight than they do in air, and learn how a substance’s buoyancy can be changed. It features color illustrations and safe, simple step-by-step instructions.

Experiments with Chemistry
Experiments with Chemistry

Experiments with Chemistry

This book provides easy and fun chemistry experiments using easy-to-obtain household materials and are excellent starting points for students to devise their own science fair projects. Through clear instructions and scientific illustrations, students will gain a better understanding of the basic concepts demonstrated by each experiment.

Experiments with Electricity and Magnetism