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World Geography Today

by Winston Holt Rinehart

Have you ever wondered...why some places are deserts while other places get so much rain? What makes certain times of the year cooler than others? Why do some rivers run dry? Maybe you live near mountains and wonder what processes created them. You will learn about this and so much more in this book.

Holt Science and Technology: Inside the Restless Earth

by Holt Rinehart Winston

Science is a process of discovery, a trek into the unknown. The skills you develop using Holt Science & Technology--such as observing, explaining observations and ideas--are the skill you will need for the future. There is a universe of exploration and discovery awaiting those who accept the challenges of science.

Holt Science & Technology: The Earth's Surface

by Holt Rinehart Winston Staff

7th grade science textbook

Holt Science And Technology: Weather and Climate

by Holt Rinehart Winston Staff

Middle School Science

Holt World Geography Today (Texas Edition)

by Robert J. Sager David M. Helgren

Do you know why the loss of huge forest areas in one part of the world can affect areas far away? Why does the United States have many different kinds of churches and other places of worship? Perhaps you are curious why Americans and people from other countries have such different points of view on many issues. The key to understanding questions and issues like these lies in the study of geography.

Holt Science Spectrum®: Physical Science with Earth and Space Science

by Ken Dobson John Holman Michael Roberts

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Holt Earth Science

by Jay M. Pasachoff Mead A. Allison Arthur T. Degatetano

This text book on Earth Science contains unit lessons on Studying the Earth, Composition of the Earth, History of the Earth, The Dynamic Earth, Reshaping the Crust, Oceans, Atmospheric Forces and Space. Chapter Labs, Quick Labs, Maps in Action, Feature Articles are some of the additional features.

Georgia Holt Science & Technology: Earth Science

by Holt Winston Rinehart

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Holt World Geography Today

by Robert J. Sager David M. Helgren

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Georgia Holt Science & Technology: Earth Science CRCT Preparation Workbook

by Holt Winston Rinehart

Holt Science & Technology Earth Science CRCT Preparation Workbook

Holt Science and Technology: Earth Science Reading Comprehension Guide

by Holt Rinehart Winston Staff

Holt Science And Technology Earth Science: Reading Comprehension Guide

Holt Science & Technology: Earth Science, Reading Comprehension Guide

by Rinehart Winston Staff Holt

NIMAC-sourced textbook

The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

by Jared Diamond

Physiologist Diamond traces humankind's biological and social development from about 40,000 years ago, to the present, and into the future. For general readers. (c) by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Cold Oceans

by John Turk

From its opening passages, Jon Turk's Cold Oceans chronicles explorations in both exterior and interior landscapes. In honest, accessible prose, Turk retraces more than two decades of his varied and stirring adventures--attempting to round Cape Horn solo in a kayak, rowing the Northwest Passage, dogsledding the east coast of Baffin Island, and kayaking from Ellesmere Island to Greenland. As Turk plunges headlong through icy seas, repeated and assorted blunders, and bouts of personal lows, he transcends mere adventure storytelling to explore a changing notion of himself, deepening relationships, and the nature of failure and true success. These passages contain some of Cold Oceans's greatest riches.

The Moon of the Wild Pigs (Thirteen Moons)

by Jean Craighead George

Describes animal and plant life in the drought-parched desert during the month of July and how a little wild pig adapts to this environment. Includes image descriptions.

Follow the Water from Brook to Ocean

by Arthur Dorros

Explains how water flows from brooks, to streams, to rivers, over waterfalls, through canyons and dams, to eventually reach the ocean. <P><P>[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at]

The Talking Earth

by Jean Craighead George

Billie Wind ventures out alone into the Florida Everglades to test the legends of her Indian ancestors and learns the importance of listening to the earth's vital messages.

Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy

by Robert F. Kennedy

In this powerful and far-reaching indictment of George W. Bush's White House, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the country's most prominent environmental attorney, charges that this administration has taken corporate cronyism to such unprecedented heights that it now threatens our health, our national security, and democracy as we know it.


by Seymour Simon

Seymour Simon knows how to explain science to kids and make it fun. He was a teacher for over twenty years, has written more than 250 books, and has won multiple awards. In Earthquakes, Simon introduces elementary-school readers to earthquakes through engaging descriptions and stunning full-color photographs. He teaches readers why and how earthquakes happen and the damage they can cause through pictures, diagrams, and maps. He also gives real life examples of earthquakes that have occurred all over the world. This book includes a glossary and index. Supports the Common Core State Standards


by Seymour Simon

<P>Exceptional nonfiction for children from two of the most trusted names in science education: Seymour Simon and the Smithsonian Institution. <P>[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 4-5 at]


by Seymour Simon

Exceptional nonfiction for children from two of the most trusted names in science education: Seymour Simon and the Smithsonian Institution.


by Seymour Simon

Ever wonder what makes the wind blow? Or where clouds come from, or rain? Every day you experience weather, but why do you experience the weather you do?<P><P> Explore weather, a subject that changes every day, with award-winning science writer Seymour Simon.


by Seymour Simon

Text and photographs explore the physical characteristics, life forms, and fragility of the world's oceans. Exceptional nonfiction for children from two of the most trusted names in science education: Seymour Simon and the Smithsonian Institution.

The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea

by Sebastian Junger

The bestselling book that became the blockbuster film starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Diane Lane.<P> In October 1991, three weather systems collided off the coast of Nova Scotia to create a storm of singular fury, boasting waves over one hundred feet high. Among its victims was the Gloucester, Massachusetts-based swordfishing boat the Andrea Gail, which vanished with all six crew members aboard.<P> "Drifting down on swimmers is standard rescue procedure, but the seas are so violent that Buschor keeps getting flung out of reach. There are times when he's thirty feet higher than the men trying to rescue him. . . . [I]f the boat's not going to Buschor, Buschor's going to have to go to it. SWIM! they scream over the rail. SWIM! Buschor rips off his gloves and hood and starts swimming for his life."<P> It was the storm of the century, boasting waves over one hundred feet high a tempest created by so rare a combination of factors that meteorologists deemed it "the perfect storm." When it struck in October 1991, there was virtually no warning. "She's comin' on, boys, and she's comin' on strong," radioed Captain Billy Tyne of the Andrea Gail off the coast of Nova Scotia, and soon afterward the boat and its crew of six disappeared without a trace. <P> In a book taut with the fury of the elements, Sebastian Junger takes us deep into the heart of the storm, depicting with vivid detail the courage, terror, and awe that surface in such a gale. Junger illuminates a world of swordfishermen consumed by the dangerous but lucrative trade of offshore fishing, "a young man's game, a single man's game," and gives us a glimpse of their lives in the tough fishing port of Gloucester, Massachusetts; he recreates the last moments of the Andrea Gail crew and recounts the daring high-seas rescues that made heroes of some and victims of others; and he weaves together the history of the fishing industry, the science of storms, and the candid accounts of the people whose lives the storm touched, to produce a rich and informed narrative. The Perfect Storm is a real-life thriller that will leave readers with the taste of salt air on their tongues and a sense of terror of the deep.

Global Warming (Smithsonian-science)

by Seymour Simon

Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon gives you a full-color photographic introduction to the causes and effects of global warming and climate change. <P><P>Earth's climate has always varied, but it is now changing more rapidly than at any other time in recent centuries. The climate is very complex, and many factors play important roles in determining how it changes. Why is the climate changing? Could Earth be getting warmer by itself? Are people doing things that make the climate warmer? <P><P>Supports the Common Core State Standards

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