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BISAC Subject YAN050070

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences

Arctic Thaw: Climate Change and the Global Race for Energy Resources

Ice in the Arctic is disappearing—and opportunity is calling. As climate change transforms the top of the world, warmer conditions are exposing a treasure trove of energy resources previously… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1200
  • ATOS: 8.0
  • Dewey: 333.790911'3

Chasing the Storm: Tornadoes, Meteorology, and Weather Watching

Huge, towering clouds build up in the sky—it's a super cell. The Doppler radar indicates that the system is rotating. But is there a funnel? Is it touching the ground? Only a storm chaser can… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 551.55'3

Chernobyl's Wild Kingdom: Life in the Dead Zone

After the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear explosion in Ukraine, scientists believed radiation had created a vast and barren wasteland in which life could never resurface. But the Dead Zone, as the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1190
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: 590.9477'8

Dead Zones: Why Earth's Waters Are Losing Oxygen

Times are tough for shrimpers and fishers in the Gulf of Mexico. The animals they rely on for their livelihood are harder to find. Every summer a dead zone—a region of low oxygen—emerges in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1230
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: 639.2

Fuel under Fire: Petroleum and Its Perils

Every day, people on Earth use about 90 million barrels of petroleum (oil and natural gas) to fuel cars, buses, airplanes, farm equipment, and factories; to heat their homes; and to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1270
  • Dewey: 338.2’728

Geoengineering Earth's Climate: Resetting the Thermostat

Most scientists agree that Earth is warming rapidly. Glaciers are melting and rising seawaters are submerging islands and coastal cities. In the coming decades, millions will likely have to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: 551.68
Spring 2020

Into the Deep: Science, Technology, and the Quest to Protect the Ocean

Containing 97 percent of Earth's water supply, the ocean plays a huge role in regulating global temperatures, supporting plant and animal life, and contributing to the livelihoods of millions… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1200
  • Dewey: 551.46

Plate Tectonics, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

For hundreds of years, people found the fossils of ancient sea creatures at the tops of tall mountains. Scientists puzzled over this problem. A fish couldn't have swum up a mountain. And how… Read More →

  • Dewey: 551.1'36

TFCB Flyer Collection — eBook Set

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Exceptional upper grades nonfiction from Twenty-First Century Books™ Twenty-First Century Books is your trusted source for engaging upper-grades nonfiction, focusing on topical… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $3,915.19
  • Your Price: $2,936.39
  • 72 titles

TFCB Flyer Collection — Library Bound Set

Set

Exceptional upper grades nonfiction from Twenty-First Century Books™ Twenty-First Century Books is your trusted source for engaging upper-grades nonfiction, focusing on topical… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $2,616.37
  • Your Price: $1,962.28
  • 72 titles

Trashing the Planet: Examining Our Global Garbage Glut

On a global scale, humans create around 2.6 trillion pounds of waste every year. None of this trash is harmless—landfills and dumps leak toxic chemicals into soil and groundwater, while… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1200
  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: 363.72/85