Oil Spill!

Author: Melvin Berger

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 9780060229122

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 31

View: 7882

Explains why oil spills occur and how they are cleaned up and suggests strategies for preventing them in the future.

What's So Bad About Gasoline?

Fossil Fuels and What They Do

Author: Anne Rockwell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061575275

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 4651

Look around to see what uses oil—cars, airplanes, boats, factories, and countless other machines. The world is dependent on oil as its main source of energy. Although oil is plentiful right now, the supply will eventually run out, and even worse, burning oil is very damaging to the environment. What alternatives can help us use less oil and how can we protect the environment? Read and find out!

Oil Spill!

Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico

Author: Elaine Landau

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 0761374906

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5277

The oil spill was the largest in U.S. history. In April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and sank. Oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico from a deep ocean well. For months, the energy company BP tried to control the leak. More than four million barrels of oil flowed into the Gulf before the well was stopped. Fishers, shrimpers, and many others along the Gulf coast lost their income as polluted water prevented fishing and stifled tourism. Meanwhile, countless workers tried to contain the spilled oil. Boat crews skimmed the oil slicks on the surface. Scientists poured chemicals into the water to break up the oil. Then bacteria could remove the smaller oil droplets from the water. Wildlife organizations rescued oil-slicked pelicans, turtles, and other animals. The government, together with BP and volunteers, rallied to help coastal areas recover. Oil Spill! explores the Gulf of Mexico disaster from the beginning. With vivid images and diagrams, it breaks down the murky mess to look at how it happened, how it affected the Gulf, how it compares to past spills, and how kids can help the area recover.

Oliver and the Oil Spill

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780933849334

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

View: 4747

Young Oliver and his mother are among a group of sea otters rescued from an oil spill.

What Can We Do About Oil Spills and Ocean Pollution?

Author: David J. Jakubiak

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448849829

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 5509

Discusses oil spills, describes the environmental problems they cause, and examines other sources of marine pollution.

Oil Spills

Author: Laurence Pringle

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780688098612

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

View: 3180

Describes petroleum and its uses, examines the harmful effects of oil spills, and discusses how such environmental disasters can be cleaned up or prevented.

Pollution : Problems Made by Man - Nature Books for Kids | Children's Nature Books

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1541939158

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2188

Pollution cause a lot of problems, and we all suffer from them. Unbeknownst to you, you might be adding to pollution but how? In this book, you’re going to learn about actions that cause pollution. Hopefully, the information will empower you to take action in caring for the environment. Grab a copy and read this book today!

Switch On, Switch Off

Author: Melvin Berger

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780064450973

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8306

Explains how electricity is produced and transmitted, how to create electricity using an electrical wire and a magnet, how generators supply electricity for cities, and how electricity works in homes.

Prince William

Author: Gloria Rand

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 080503384X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 584

On Prince William Sound in Alaska, Denny rescues a baby seal hurt by an oil spill and watches it recover at a nearby animal hospital.

Chirping Crickets

Author: Melvin Berger

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064451801

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4195

Chirp! Chirp! Chirp! That's the sound crickets make. You've probably heard them chirp on a summer evening. But did you know that they make their chirping sounds by rubbing their wings together, and that only male crickets can chirp? Inside this book you'll learn about crickets, and even how to tell the temperature by counting a cricket's chirps. Melvin Berger and Megan Lloyd have created a wonderful introduction to a fascinating insect: the cricket. Chirrrp, chirrrp, chirrrpthats the sound of crickets on a summer evening. A male cricket makes this sound by rubbing his legs against a bumpy vein on his wing. Find out more about crickets, including how they hear with their knees, in this stunningly illustrated introduction to the cricket.

Harriet's Home at Sea

Author: Evelyn Wang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615445168

Category: Fiction

Page: 92

View: 1422

Nine-year-old Harriet resides with her father on a fishing boat, situated off the lush and tropical shores of Australia, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Growing up at sea, Harriet is as comfortable in water as she is on land, and spends her time exploring the vast reef systems teeming with exotic plants and animals. All is well in the land of lavender corals and tangerine sunsets until an oil spill destroys all that Harriet has come to love. Blackness covers the once pristine beaches, as fish, sea birds, and turtles sicken in the thick grease. Harriet witnesses the devastating effects on wildlife and is inconsolable. Determined to save her home, Harriet departs on a thrilling underwater adventure that is both empowering and touching. Harriet manages to save the day in her own very special and innocent way.

How Do Birds Find Their Way?

Author: Roma Gans

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006445150X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5211

Many birds travel thousands of miles each year, migrating between summer and winter homes. Just how they find their way back and forth, sometimes returning to the exact same nesting grounds each year, has puzzled ornithologists for years. Roma Gans details the many theories scientists have proposed to explain the mysteries of migration.

The BP Oil Spill

Author: Peter Benoit

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780531206300

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9483

Photographs, maps, time lines, and easy-to-follow text describe the events surrounding the 2010 British Petroleum/Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Look Out for Turtles!

Author: Melvin Berger

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780064451567

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 553

Turtles are among the oldest living creatures in the world. They have been on earth for nearly 200 million years! In Look Out for Turtles! readers will discover why these creatures have survived so long. Hard shells protect many turtles from harm. Colorful markings on their shells help some turtles to blend in with their surroundings. Different kinds of turtles can live almost anywhere on land or sea and can eat many kinds of plants and animals...Today turtles must struggle to. survive. They are hunted, and threatened by pollution. There is less and less open space for turtles to live in. If turtles are going to be around for another 200 million years, they are going to need our help!

Spills and Spin

The Inside Story of BP

Author: Tom Bergin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446457087

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 7875

In April 2010, the world watched in alarm as BP's Macondo well suffered a fatal explosion and a catastrophic leak. Over the next three months, amid tense scenes of corporate and political finger-pointing, millions of barrels of crude oil dispersed across the Gulf of Mexico in what became one of the worst oil spills in history. But there is more to BP's story than this. Tom Bergin, an oil broker turned Reuters reporter, watched the 'two-pipeline company' of the early 1980s grow into a dynamic oil giant and PR machine by the turn of the twenty-first century. His unique access to key figures before, during and after the spill - including former CEO Tony Hayward - has enabled him to piece together this compelling account of a corporation in crisis, and to examine how crucial decisions made during BP's remarkable turnaround paved the way for its darkest hour.

Germs Make Me Sick!

Author: Melvin Berger

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064451542

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6366

With Marilyn Hefner's new full color illustrations, bacteria and viruses have never looked so good! As packed with wit and good humor as with charts and diagrams, this book is still the best explanation of how your body fights germs. ‘An introduction to bacteria and viruses and how each of the two forms attacks cells and makes a person feel sick. The text mixes information with reassurance. . . . A nonthreatening first exposure, administered with a pleasant bedside manner.' 'K. A Reading Rainbow Featured Selection Best Children's Science Books 1995 (Science Books and Films)

Elephant Families

Author: Arthur Dorros

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9780060229481

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 329

Describes the unique qualities, status as an endangered species, and familial behavior of elephants.

Spinning Spiders

Author: Melvin Berger

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064452077

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 9075

Find out all about the many kinds of webs spiders spin in this level 2 Let′s Read and Find Out. How do spiders spin such large webs? Spiders produce a unique silk that can stretch from wall to wall, or between the legs of a chair. In this book, featuring remarkably realistic artwork by S.D. Schindler, you will learn about the silk spiders produce, the webs they spin, and the prey they capture. You will even learn how to make a web of your own! Ages 5-9

Sea Otter Rescue

The Aftermath of an Oil Spill

Author: Roland Smith

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606174268

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 6721

Describes the rescue of the sea otters following the 1989 oil spill in Valdez, Alaska.

Spinning Spiders

Author: Ruth Berman

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780822536048

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5672

Describes the physical characteristics and behavior of spiders and how they use their silk for weaving webs and other purposes.