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This book takes readers on an exciting trip to our only natural satellite. Stunning images of the moon, as well as detailed diagrams, are sure to amaze readers.
This book follows the progress of an imaginary city through six key periods of time, each captured by a scene of the city and zooming in on key buildings like a Roman bathhouse, medieval castle, and a modern skyscraper. Illustrations introduce the reader to the people who lived there, from Greek slaves to modern-day commuters.
Surveys the many subjects that comprise the field of biology and includes an overview of the development of biology, microbiology, and cell theory.
Explores the society, politics and beliefs of Ancient Egypt and the surrounding Nile Valley region, along with the cultural achievements of this ancient civilization.
Explains biodiversity, discusses the role animals play in ecosystems, describes the threats affecting the lives of animals, and profiles various animals, including jaguars, black rhinoceros, and bluefin tuna.
Los niños pequeños aprenden "arriba" y "debajo" a través de oraciones simples y texto repetitivo ilustrado. Incluye texto correspondiente en inglés.
Aullar, rugir, mugir y ladrar: Un libro sobre sonidos de animales (Howl, Growl, Mooo, Whooo: A Book of Animals Sounds), ed. , v.
Grandes fotos y texto enseña los lectores jovenes acerca de los sonidos animales. Incluye texto correspondiente en inglés.
This book details the Battle of Gettysburg, which occurred July 1-3, 1863. Learn what led up to the battle, including Fort Sumter and the secession of the Southern states, and about the key historical figures, including General Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia, Major General George G. Meade and the Union's Army of the Potomac, Union president Abraham Lincoln, Confederate president Jefferson Davis, and military leaders George Pickett, and James Longstreet.
This book details the Battles of Lexington and Concord, which occurred April 19, 1775. Learn what led up the battle, including the Boston Tea Party, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the First Continental Congress, and about the key historical figures including Colonial leaders Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, Captain John Parker, and Major John Buttrick and British leaders Major John Pitcairn, General Thomas Gage, and Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith.
This book focuses on the different kinds of geologists and the work they do. It also describes the rock cycle, plate tectonics, and some other earth-science concepts.
This book explains the career options of a meteorologist, including television and NASA. It also delves into the past history of meteorology as well as the modern technology that meteorologists now have to aid them.
This book examines different specialties some paleontologists choose to pursue as well as the skills and interests those interested in this science career should have. Readers will also learn about some of the important discoveries paleontologists have unearthed.
Examines the issues surrounding bias in the media and provides an overview of the topic.
This book covers recent advances in bioengineering that have changed both the world in which we live and the bodies within which we live. Among the topics covered are homeostasis, biological and artificial control systems, diagnostic imaging, prostheses, biomaterials, environmental engineering, and various subfields of bioengineering.
This book examines the history of biopharmaceuticals, the ins and outs of the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries, and the future of the field.
This book tells the story about a leaf bug who introduces other bugs that also have great camouflaging ability.
Enseña a los jóvenes lectores acerca de los trenes con grandes imágenes y texto. Incluye traducciones al inglés.
Los niños pequeños aprenden "cerca" y "lejos" a través de oraciones sencillas y un repetivo texto ilustrado. Incluye traducciónes al inglés.
This title introduces readers to Christopher Columbus, the great explorer who opened the Americas for Western Europe. Columbus’s life story is examined from his childhood to his marriage and his early adventures as a sailor.
This book explores the history, science, applications, and ethical issues of cloning. Profiles include pioneers in the field, including John Bertrand Gurdon, Ian Wilmut, Shinya Yamanaka, and James Thomson.
Las cucharaditas, cucharadas y tazas se imparten a traves de oraciones simples y un repetitivo texto ilustrado.
Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Egyptian mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.
Ilustraciones y fotografías de alta calidad ayudan con una detallada exploración de los varios tipos de energía, sus ventajas, y sus desventajas.
Presents insect facts, an insect identification guide, and key information about recognizing bugs and creepy crawlies all around.
Utiliza la repetición, oraciones sencillas, y el apoyo a las imágenes para familiarizar al lector a partir de rectángulos.
Utiliza la repetición, oraciones simples, y el apoyo de imágenes para familiarizar al lector con triángulos.
This book covers the foundations of genes and heredity to give readers a solid understanding of what modern genetics has been built on, before examining the ways in which genetic testing is used to assess genetic risk.
This book explains the reactions of scientists, farmers, chefs, and medical doctors to the scientific changes in agriculture, which have ranged from support to skepticism, and shows how different governments around the world view the inclusion of GMOs in food.
Helps readers trace the history of GMOs, explore the science behind it, understand why and how we utilize them, and discuss controversies concerning GMOs from an objective viewpoint.
This title presents the history of genetics. Text details how early studies of heredity and genes led to our modern understanding of how DNA works. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.
Ilustraciones y fotografías de alta calidad ayudan con una detallada exploración de la ciencia biológica de la genética.
Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Hindu mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.
This book tells the story of how the Japanese port city of Hiroshima came to be the target of the world’s first nuclear attack during World War II.
This book follows two people on a trip to Asia and Africa to study the problems elephants are facing, and in the process, discovering how people can give elephants a hopeful future.
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.
This book examines the habitat, diet, and characteristics of various types of insects.
Describes animal details that are too small for the unaided eye to see, and how these microscopic systems work to keep the animal alive and healthy.
Describes details of the human body that are too small for the unaided eye to see, and how these microscopic systems work to keep the body alive and healthy.
Ilustraciones y fotografías de alta calidad ayudan con una detallada exploración de unos de los inventos mas importantes en la historia de la humanidad.
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.
Haz una visita a los animales de la granja en este libro en blanco y negro. Incluye traducciones al inglés.
The repetitive question-answer style of this book and close-up photos of ladybugs will keep young children's attention.
Explora diferentes tipos de mascotas con este libro en blanco y negro. Incluye traducciones al inglés.
This title introduces leaves, explaining their anatomy and how they make food for plants.
Con este libro ilustrado, los niños pequeños pueden aprender sobre las libras, los pies, y las pulgadas por repetición y frases simples. Incluye traducciones al inglés.
This book traces the history of American Indian literature, which came into existence about 28,000 years before Europeans began to write of their experiences in North America. It discusses how Indian storytellers use songs, stories, and ritual dramas to preserve and celebrate their history and heritage.
Con esta serie, el lector principiante aprende acerca de los lugares de la Tierra con climas y ambientes extremos. Este libro se enfoca en los lugares más altos.
Con esta serie, el lector principiante aprende acerca de los lugares de la Tierra con climas y ambientes extremos. Este libro se enfoca en los lugares más calientes.
Con esta serie, el lector principiante aprende acerca de los lugares de la Tierra con climas y ambientes extremos. Este libro se enfoca en los lugares más fríos.
This title examines the exploration and study of Machu Picchu. The book explores the lives of the site's builders, traces its discovery and scientific investigation, and discusses future study and conservation efforts.
Young readers learn about Martin Luther King, Jr., Day through simple text, photos, and activities.
Ilustraciones y fotografías de alta calidad ayudan con una detallada exploración de las materiales y los elementos de que se compone nuestro mundo.
Text promotes children's curiosity while building important science content knowledge. The interaction of text and photos supports and engages readers as they learn about the wonderful world around them. This book focuses on how shadows are formed by sunlight.
This book provides the essential tools and methods for working with digital microscopy as a technique for quantitative biological research.
Se imparte el concepto de los dias de la semana a traves de texto previsible y fotos correspondientes.
Los meses del año se imparten a través de texto y fotos que simbolizan cada mes. Incluye traducciones al inglés.
This book presents the concept of money and explains the value of each type alone and in different combinations.
Young readers learn about what makes their community unique through simple text and photos.
This book explores the stars with more than 30 fun activities to help spot different constellations, make paper planets, and launch a rocket.
This title will introduce readers to ocean ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts. Readers will also learn about the most well known oceans and their characteristics. .
Addresses how America is a melting pot filled with people from all over the world. Learning about their native language, the foods they eat, and their customs are just some of the issues addressed in this book. Maps that show the different parts of the world where their ancestors came from are an added feature.
Este libro explora la idea de los opuestos usando "delante" y "detrás" como ejemplos.
Los alumos jovenes aprenden sobre pintas, cuartos de galón, y galones a través de oraciones simples y un repetivo texto ilustrado.
Ilustraciones y fotografías de alta calidad ayudan con una detallada exploración de las plantas. Esta exploración incluye su diversidad y la distribución y la variación de las especies alrededor el mundo.
This book teaches readers how plants are used for food and alternative forms of fuel, and how they have a medicinal effect on curing diseases and promoting good health.
This book provides a thorough examination of the historical and political context of key, critical moments in constitutional history and presidential power that makes possible opportunities for students to explore American politics in an interesting, memorable, and dynamic way.
This title will introduce readers to rain forest ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts. Readers will also learn about the most well known rain forests and their characteristics.
This book introduces students to the basic parts of a map, including a map key and a compass rose. They learn how to use the scale on a map and the difference between a map and a globe. This title also allows students to distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.
Ilustraciones y fotografías de alta calidad ayudan con una detallada exploración de los reptiles y los anfibios. Esta exploración incluye su diversidad y la distribución y la variación de las especies alrededor el mundo.
This book guides the reader through the process and steps of online research. It offers practical ideas and insights to share with students at varying grade levels.
Ilustraciones y fotografías de alta calidad ayudan con una detallada exploración de las rocas y los minerales.
Los niños pequeños aprenden "rodear" y "atravesar" a través de un texto repetivo ilustrado y oraciónes sencillos.
This title introduces roots, explaining their anatomy and how they help plants and soil.
This title introduces seeds, explaining their anatomy and how they grow into plants.
Se presentan a los alumnos los principios de segundos, minutos y horas a traves de oraciones simples y un repetitivo texto ilustrado.
Ilustraciones y fotografías de alta calidad ayudan con una detallada exploración del sistema solar.
Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the important dates in history regarding slavery; human beings held against their will.
This title introduces stems, explaining their anatomy and how they help the plants they hold up.
Profiles major U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have made a significant impact on American society. Each volume is organized by broad legal principles such as individual liberties, criminal justice and family law, equal protection and civil rights, and business and government law. Within this framework, case entries are arranged under the more specific legal issue to which they relate, such as affirmative action, capital punishment, freedom of speech, and monopolies.
Ilustraciones y fotografías de alta calidad ayudan con una detallada exploración de la formación y la destrucción de los terremotos y los tsunamis.
The book contains recommendations for linking projects to curriculum to help make each activity relevant and educational. Organized into 33 chapters, projects include making musical instruments, growing and using plants, conducting science experiments, and preparing food for ourselves and other creatures.
During the Cold War, the key players never fought openly on a battlefield. Instead, they attacked one another by underhand means -- spying, propaganda, secret operations, and guerrilla wars. The secrets of the Cold War are explored in this book.
In this book, readers will learn how to think critically about how eyesight affects their lives. This volume also describes common vision problems and how to treat them.
Places important topics in context so that readers will understand the connection between black history and the sweep of America's story. This volume covers the many acts of violence that were perpetrated against the Freedom Riders on their journey through the South.
This book provides information about a Mayor's Office, including why we might go there, who works there, and the services it provides.
Focuses on the discoveries and inventions of the ancient Mesopotamian civilization in the areas of transportation, agriculture, architecture, science, and technology.
In this book, readers will learn our national anthem was born from one man's experience during war and continues to remind us of the perseverance and strength of the United States.
Police stations and police officers are highlighted in this book. It explains why we have police stations, how they are helpful to our community, and the people who work there.
An invaluable tool for understanding the presidency, both historically and today and for appraising how it and the executive branch have responded to the challenges facing the nation. It provides information and in-depth background on the presidency through a comprehensive encyclopedia of over 300 entries.
In this book, readers learn what the design means while following along with a short timeline that guides them through significant dates in the seal's past.
This resource teaches readers about the fundamental science behind the Human Genome Project, the aim of which was to identify and map all of the genes in the human genome. Readers will learn the basics of DNA, genetics, and the human genome; important areas and the history of genetic research; and how our world has changed since the project.
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.
Con esta serie, el lector principiante hace una travesía a través de diferentes temas relacionados a la ciencia. Este libro describe cómo sería un viaje a la Vía Láctea.
Con esta serie, el lector principiante hace una travesía a través de diferentes temas relacionados a la ciencia. Este libro describe cómo sería un viaje al sol.
Con esta serie, el lector principiante hace una travesía a través de diferentes temas relacionados a la ciencia. Este libro describe cómo sería un viaje al centro de la Tierra.
Con esta serie, el lector principiante hace una travesía a través de diferentes temas relacionados a la ciencia. Este libro describe cómo sería un viaje a través de un arrecife de coral.
Con esta serie, el lector principiante hace una travesía a través de diferentes temas relacionados a la ciencia. Este libro describe cómo sería un viaje dentro de un tornado.
Con esta serie, el lector principiante hace una travesía a través de diferentes temas relacionados a la ciencia. Este libro describe cómo sería un viaje dentro del cuerpo humano.
This book covers George Washington’s tenure through the 2012 election and recognizes major themes across administrations to reach overall conclusions about the nature of the institution and its future. The data is put into context by essays explaining key statistical patterns, making this a comprehensive reference to important patterns throughout the history of the presidency.
This book explores the fundamental premise that strong teaching is at the heart of educational quality and that we all benefit from understanding the practices and professional thinking of exemplary teachers. The authors set out to discover which beliefs and strategies of effective teachers can cross the cultural divide and help students in each nation make breakthrough advances.
Explains the diets of herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, the flow of energy between these groups, the effects different habitats have on the food chain, and how food chains in different environmental regions can be contrasted.
This book explains how to improve students’ problem solving and creativity through “possibility thinking” and “lesson unplanning,” and includes four basic action principles for designing and solving complex challenges. It also presents steps for developing legacy challenges to foster lasting contributions.
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.
In this text, readers are introduced to basic concepts of energy and where it exists all around them, right down to matter and the atom.
Readers are introduced to friction, its characteristics, and how it works in the world around us. The author shows how this physical force operates and how it can work to both our advantage and disadvantage. Readers will to learn the role friction plays in nature, in sports, in transportation, and many other domains.
This volume introduces students to the force known as gravity. Readers examine many scientific concepts, including Newton's laws of gravity, mass and gravitational forces, galaxies, satellites, Earth's solar system, centrifugal force, tides, and erosion.
This book introduces readers to magnets and magnetism. Polarity, magnetic fields, electromagnetics, the difference between soft and hard magnets, and the ways in which magnets are used in industry, medicine, and everyday life are among the topics covered.
This volume covers the fundamental concepts students need to understand matter.
This book provides readers with insight into the scientific aspects of constellations. Star maps, navigation tools, and a discussion of the zodiac are also included.
This book provides a very brief introduction to the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of the U.S. government.
Students will examine the election process, a key aspect of our political system, from beginning to end in this book. The content covers what it means to be a candidate, where and when people vote, and why the election process is so important.
Students will learn how some plants are becoming endangered or extinct due to climate changes, deforestation, or encroachment by invasive plant species. Students also learn how plants adapt to survive in their ever-changing habitats.
This book traces the path of the first World War from its beginning in 1914 until its end in 1918, describing how the major power struggles of Europe (supported by various colonial holdings and the British alliance with Japan) erupted into a global war that was marked by new forms of combat that included trench warfare, strategies of attrition, and the first use of airpower.
Significant battles, treaties, conferences and other dramatic events during World War I are explored, including: the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand; the first Zeppelin raid on London; the sinking of the Lusitania; and the start of the Battle of the Somme.
Throughout World War II, both sides made great efforts to uncover enemy plans and keep their own secrets hidden. They engaged in secret operations, plots, and missions, always attempting to wrongfoot the enemy or take them by surprise. This book explores the secrets of World War II.
Un día en la vida de un avión en el trabajo. Incluye traducciónes al inglés.
Un dia en la vida de un barco en el trabajo. Incluye traducciones al inglés.
Un día en la vida de un camión en el trabajo. Incluye traducciónes al inglés.
Un dia en la vida de un carro en el trabajo. Incluye traducciones al inglés.
Un dia en la vida de un tren en el trabajo. Incluye traducciones al inglés.