Lisa J Amstutz
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A temperate deciduous forest teems with life. From a tall oak tree to a turkey vulture, the living things in this books are linked together in a food chain. Each one of them needs the others in order to live. Find out what eats what in a forest!
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Explores the fascinating world of robots. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, and a "How It Works" feature, the book provides an inspiring look at this exciting technology.
Shine the science spotlight on flounders, sharks, eels, and an ocean full of other fish! Organized by reference topics such as habitat, anatomy, and life cycle, Fish introduces young readers and browsers to these aquatic animals through vibrant full-color photos and concise, factual text.
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Introduces readers to the science that makes smartphones possible. Accessible text, helpful diagrams, and a "How Does It Work?" feature make this book an exciting introduction to understanding technology.
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Cryobiologists study how cold affects living things. But what do icy temperatures have to do with organ transplants? Learn about the work cryobiologists are doing today and the breakthroughs they hope to achieve in the future.
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Did you know that scientists are able to build with atoms, the smallest building blocks of the universe? Nanotechnology is changing our future a few molecules at a time. Learn more about how scientists work with the tiniest objects imaginable.
Every new and groundbreaking archaeological discovery refines our understanding of human history. This title examines the exploration and study of the Titanic's wreck. The book explores the ship's sinking, traces its discovery and scientific investigation, and discusses future study and conservation efforts. Well-placed sidebars, vivid photos, helpful maps, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding of the topic. Additional features include a table...
The legacy of past civilizations is still with us today. In Ancient Egypt, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient Egypt, including their extraordinary cultural achievements and feats of construction. Engaging text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more. Well-chosen maps and images of artifacts bring the past...
Introduces readers to the science that makes airplanes possible. Accessible text, helpful diagrams, and a "How Does It Work?" feature make this book an exciting introduction to understanding technology.
Explores scientists' thrilling quest to send humans into outer space. Engaging text, vibrant photos, and informative infographics help readers learn about this important advancement in exploring space, as well as the people and technology that made it possible.
Did you know that in North America about 18 million vehicles are built with the help of robots each year? Robots can do a variety of difficult and repetitive tasks, such as lifting and moving car parts in automotive factories. Learn more about this hard-working technology in Robots, part of the 21st Century Technology series. This series takes young learners through the science behind some of the world's most exciting technological innovations.
A boy and his mom continue the family tradition of participating in the annual bird count. Since Gramps went South for the winter, the boy hopes to spot Gramps's favorite bird for him-a dove! But with so many different birds in the nature preserve, will he be able to spot one? This heart-warming family story about nature celebrates a holiday census that was first started in 1900 and happens every year.
13) Invasive Species
Humanity's impact on the natural world can have disastrous effects. Invasive Species shines a light on the global problem of invasive species. With abundant charts and diagrams and large-format photos, this title explores the science behind how species become invasive and the damages they cause ecosystems around the world, and considers actions people and governments can take to try to improve the situation. Features include a flow chart showing the...
Explores how the Internet of Things works, focusing on its history, current developments, and potential for future discoveries. Clear text, vibrant photos, and helpful infographics make this book an accessible and engaging read. Plus, two "Scientist Bio" features highlight people who helped make this amazing technology possible.
15) Applesauce Day
Maria and her family visit an apple orchard and pick apples. Then it's time to turn the apples into applesauce! Every year they use the special pot that has been in the family for generations to make applesauce. First they wash the apples. Then Grandma cuts them into quarters. Follow each step in the process as everyone helps to make delicious applesauce!
Explores how brain-computer interfaces work, focusing on their history, current developments, and potential for future discoveries. Clear text, vibrant photos, and helpful infographics make this book an accessible and engaging read. Plus, two "Scientist Bio" features highlight people who helped make this amazing technology possible.
Where are all of those ants headed? Living together in their busy homes, these insects collect food, reproduce, and care for young to keep their colonies going. Appeal to young children's fascination with nature with delightfully simple, fun text and bright, close-up photos. All Little Pebble books have an Accelerated Reader ATOS level of 1.0 or below.
Bringing Back Our Freshwater Lakes explains why freshwater lakes are at risk and how people are combating overfishing, cleaning up polluted waters, and preserving our freshwater lakes for future generations. This title also explores the science behind watersheds and the water cycle. Features include a cause-and-effect flow chart, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state...
Alcohol is a widely accepted substance in American culture, but misuse and abuse of alcohol can have devastating effects. This title explores the history of alcohol, its effects on the body, the laws and policies concerning it, the ramifications of addiction, and the road to recovery. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library...
Young nature enthusiasts will learn these and other fascinating facts about amphibians in this colorful, interactive resource. Readers will explore the major amphibian groups-frogs, salamanders, and caecilians- including their anatomy, behavior, and conservation needs, and will learn about slime, venom, hibernation, and much more. Amazing Amphibians gives a full-color overview of amphibian life history, highlights a number of fascinating species,...