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Earth's Energy

Energy Forever? Solar Power
by Ian S. Graham
Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1999
This book investigates solar energy—its history, benefits, and shortcomings—and the latest technology in harnessing solar energy.

El Niño: Stormy Weather for People and Wildlife
by Caroline Arnold
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998
Students learn how the El Niño current causes turbulent weather conditions and its effect on people and wildlife.


The Changing Earth

Volcanoes and Earthquakes
by Basil Booth
Silver Burdett Press, 1991
See spewing magma, gushing geysers, and jagged fault lines, and learn how volcanoes and earthquakes develop and are predicted.

Earthquake at Dawn
by Kristiana Gregory
Harcourt Brace & Company, 1992
Read gripping narratives and see graphic pictures of a fictionalized exposé about the earthquake that destroyed San Francisco in 1906 and the impact it made on people's ordinary lives.

Surtsey: The Newest Place on Earth
by Kathryn Lasky
Hyperion Books for Children, 1992
Take a photographic tour off the coast of Iceland and discover Surtsey, an island formed by a volcanic eruption in 1963. (SPECIAL ORDER AT BARNES AND NOBLE)


Shaping Earth's Surface

Desert
by April Pulley Sayre
Twenty-First Century Books, 1995
Discover the wildlife, ecology, and ecological problems of North American deserts and learn how plants and animals become adapted to life in the desert.

Shifting Shores, Rising Seas, Retreating Coastlines
by Jeff Hecht
Charles Scribner's Sons, 1990
Read about the natural forces that over time have shaped Earth's coastlines.

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Shaping the Earth
by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000
Journey through time to 4.5 billion years ago and learn about the history of Earth, then discover how humans and geological activities have affected the planet.

Wind: How the Flow of Air Has Shaped Life, Myth, and the Land
by Jan DeBlieu
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998
Learn about the nature, forces, and names of wind.


Earth's Ecosystems

Dead Log Alive!
by Jo S. Kittinger
Franklin Watts, 1996
Discover the kinds of plants and animals that inhabit dead or dying trees and the role dying trees play in nature's cycle.

Fire in the Forest: A Cycle of Growth and Renewal
by Laurence P. Pringle
Simon & Schuster Children's, 1995
Find out why forest fires are nature's way of renewing the forest's ecological balance and how plants and animals have evolved to endure wildfires.


Earth's Natural Resources

Environmental Pioneers
by Patricia Byrnes
The Oliver Press, 1998
Learn about the early pioneers who spearheaded the environmental movement.

Fuels for the Future
by Steve Parker
Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1998
Learn how the many uses of fuels like wood, coal, petrol, and gas have ravaged the environment, and explore the impact of future uses of these energy sources.


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