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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection

47 Things You Can Do for the Environment

Sure, we all know the planet is in trouble. We hear talk all the time about climate change, air pollution from cars, oil spills into oceans, trash overflowing into waterways, and toxic… Read More →

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

Climate Migrants: On the Move in a Warming World

Around the world, from US coastal towns to island nations of the Pacific and the deserts of Africa, people are in danger of losing their homes. Some have already fled. Others know they are… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1230
  • ATOS: 8.3
  • Dewey: 304.8

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

De-Extinction: The Science of Bringing Lost Species Back to Life

In the twenty-first century, because of climate change and other human activities, many animal species have become extinct, and many others are at risk of extinction. Once they are gone, we… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: 591.68

Diet for a Changing Climate: Food for Thought

The United Nations supports a compelling solution to world hunger: eat insects! Explore the vast world of unexpected foods that may help solve the global hunger crisis. Weeds, wild plants… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • Dewey: 613.2
Spring 2020

Earth Day and the Environmental Movement: Standing Up for Earth

On April 22, 1970, an estimated twenty million people held in a teach-in to show their support for environmental protections. This new celebration, Earth Day, brought together previously… Read More →

  • Dewey: 394.262

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
Fall 2019

Giraffe Extinction: Using Science and Technology to Save the Gentle Giants

Quietly, without most people noticing, the population of giraffes in the wild has decreased by nearly 40 percent since 1985. Giraffes have disappeared entirely from seven countries where they… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • Dewey: 599.638

Green Energy: Crucial Gains or Economic Strains?

From the Series USA TODAY's Debate: Voices and Perspectives

This book examines the history of human energy use as well as the latest energy developments in the United States. It provides the opinions and perpsectives of government and business… Read More →

  • Dewey: 333.79'4

Last of the Giants: The Rise and Fall of Earth's Most Dominant Species

Today, an ancient world is vanishing right before our eyes: the age of giant animals. Over 40,000 years ago, the earth was ruled by megafauna: mammoths, mastodons, saber-toothed tigers and… Read More →

Organic Agriculture: Protecting Our Food Supply or Chasing Imaginary Risks?

From the Series USA TODAY's Debate: Voices and Perspectives

Once embraced only by environmentalists and "health nuts," the organic agriculture movement is flourishing in the United States. With this popularity has come a heated national debate… Read More →

  • Dewey: 631.5'84

Remaking the John: The Invention and Reinvention of the Toilet

Did you know that about 40 percent of the world's population lives without toilets? That's more than two billion people, most of whom live in rural areas or crowded urban slums. And according… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 644'.6

Running Dry: The Global Water Crisis

As the planet's human population explodes, so does the demand for water. About one out of every nine people in the world does not have access to safe drinking water, while one out of every… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1230
  • Dewey: 333.91'16
Spring 2019

Solutions for a Cleaner, Greener Planet: Environmental Chemistry

Many of the most toxic materials on Earth—from arsenic to plutonium—occur naturally, but manufacturers have also used them in products such as paints, plumbing, pesticides, nuclear fuel, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • Dewey: 577.27

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

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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 →

  • 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

Whale Quest: Working Together to Save Endangered Species

Decades of commercial whaling nearly decimated a variety of whales considered a keystone species. Keystone species are indicators of the overall health of Earth's habitats. While whales have… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • ATOS: 8.0
  • Dewey: 599.5
Spring 2020

Where Have All the Bees Gone?: Pollinators in Crisis

Apples, blueberries, peppers, cucumbers, coffee, and vanilla. Do you like to eat and drink? Then you might want to thank a bee. Bees pollinate 75 percent of the fruits, vegetables, and nuts… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • Dewey: 595.79/9