Exploring Europe, Grades 5 - 8

Author: Michael Kramme

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 1580376703

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5198

Take students in grades 5–8 on a field trip without leaving the classroom using Exploring Europe! This 48-page book features reading selections and assessments that utilize a variety of questioning strategies, such as matching, true or false, critical thinking, and constructed response. Map projects and hands-on activities engage students in learning about the physical, political, and human geography of Europe. For struggling readers, the book includes a downloadable version of the reading selections at a fourth- to fifth-grade reading level. This book aligns with state, national, and Canadian provincial standards.

New World Continents and Land Bridges

North and South America

Author: Bruce McClish

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1484636392

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1303

Contents include: North America: landforms; North America: climate, plants and animals; North America: history and culture; Introducing South America; South America: landforms; South America: climate, plants and animals; South America: history and culture; Continental connections and plate tectonics; Land bridges: the narrow link; Land bridges: dropping seas.

South America

Author: Madeline Donaldson

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 0822524953

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6164

An introduction to the geography, plants and animals, and people of the continent of South America.

South America

Author: Mary Virginia Fox

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 9781403485533

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7044

Briefly describes the landscape, weather, plants, animals, languages, and famous attractions of the continent of South America.

Wines of South America

The Essential Guide

Author: Evan Goldstein

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520273931

Category: Cooking

Page: 302

View: 6432

Introduces the variety and quality of wine available in ten South American countries, exploring the regions, styles, and prominent grapes of the continent's two leading producers, Argentina and Chile, as well other nations' evolving industries.

The Modern World

Civilizations of Africa, Civilizations of Europe, Civilizations of the Americas, Civilizations of the Middle East and Southwest Asia, Civilizations of Asia and the Pacific

Author: Sarolta Takacs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131745572X

Category: History

Page: 805

View: 5375

Designed to meet the curriculum needs for students from grades 7 to 12, this five-volume encyclopedia explores world history from approximately 5000 C.E. to the present. Organized alphabetically within geographical volumes on Africa, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Southwest Asia, and Asia and the Pacific, entries cover the social, political, scientific and technological, economic, and cultural events and developments that shaped the modern world.Each volume includes articles on history, government, and warfare; the development of ideas and the growth of art and architecture; religion and philosophy; music; science and technology; and daily life in the civilizations covered. Boxed features include "Turning Point," "Great Lives," "Into the Twenty-First Century," and "Modern Weapons". Maps, timelines, and illustrations illuminate the text, and a glossary, a selected bibliography, and an index in each volume round out the set.

South America

Author: Simon Scoones

Publisher: Gareth Stevens

ISBN: 9780836859157

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2807

Discusses the history, environment, culture, natural resources, and economy of South America.

Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica

Author: Martín Rodolfo de la Peña,Maurice Rumboll

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002200776

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 9869

Covers more than a thousand species. Accompanying text is full of facts.

The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas

Author: Bruce G. Trigger,Wilcomb E. Washburn,Richard E. W. Adams,Murdo J. MacLeod

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521652049

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 3249

The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, Volume II: Mesoamerica, gives a comprehensive and authoritative overview of all the important native civilizations of the Mesoamerican area, beginning with archaeological discussions of paleoindian, archaic and preclassic societies and continuing to the present. Fully illustrated and engagingly written, the book is divided into sections that discuss the native cultures of Mesoamerica before and after their first contact with the Europeans. The various chapters balance theoretical points of view as they trace the cultural history and evolutionary development of such groups as the Olmec, the Maya, the Aztec, the Zapotec, and the Tarascan.

Coastal Wetlands of the World

Geology, Ecology, Distribution and Applications

Author: David B. Scott,Jennifer Frail-Gauthier,Petra J. Mudie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139868225

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 5183

Salt marshes and mangrove forests, the intertidal wetlands of the world's coastlines, provide key ecological services to all areas of the globe. This cutting-edge, richly illustrated book introduces the essential elements of coastal wetlands and their applications. The book opens by introducing coastal oceanography, the physical features of wetlands, their ecology, and human impacts upon them, giving all students the necessary background for wetlands studies. It then presents detailed case studies from around the world with extensive illustrations, supplying a wider, global-scale picture of wetlands geomorphology and biodiversity. The final chapters discuss some unique applications of coastal wetlands, including geological monitoring, uses in biotechnology and agriculture, and various experimental mesocosms. This is ideal as supplementary reading to support students on a wide range of earth and life science courses, from environmental science, ecology and palaeoecology to geomorphology and geography. It will also be a valuable interdisciplinary reference for researchers.

Open Veins of Latin America

Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

Author: Eduardo Galeano

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0853459916

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 3390

Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx. Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hides and wool, petroleum, iron, nickel, manganese, copper, aluminum ore, nitrates, and tin. These are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their open ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe. Weaving fact and imagery into a rich tapestry, Galeano fuses scientific analysis with the passions of a plundered and suffering people. An immense gathering of materials is framed with a vigorous style that never falters in its command of themes. All readers interested in great historical, economic, political, and social writing will find a singular analytical achievement, and an overwhelming narrative that makes history speak, unforgettably. This classic is now further honored by Isabel Allende's inspiring introduction. Universally recognized as one of the most important writers of our time, Allende once again contributes her talents to literature, to political principles, and to enlightenment.

Explore South America

Author: Molly Aloian,Bobbie Kalman

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778730767

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1047

Introduces concepts of climate, geography, and ecosystems by using those features in South America as examples.

Fair Gods and Feathered Serpents

A Search for Ancient America's Bearded White God

Author: Terry J. O'Brien

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 9780882906089

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 2691

Everywhere they went in the New World, missionaries, trappers, colonizers and conquistadores encountered strange stories of bearded, white visitor who came in ancient times-long before Columbus-and brought a higher civilization with him. So remarkable was this visitor and his advanced civilization that natives built huge monuments and great structures in his honor, and many worshiped him as a God. His symbol, the feathered serpent, appeared in ceremonies, paintings, carvings and architecture which can still be seen at various site throughout the Americas. Carefully researched and documented but writeen for the layman as well as the scholar, this exciting book will lead readers along the fascinating path of discovery, insight and deduction as it attempts to slove the most baffling riddle ever produced by the ancient Americas-the identity of its mysterious beareded white visitor.

Continents of the World for Kids

Geography for Kids: World Continents

Author: Nishi Singh

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523285068


Page: 54

View: 4644

Continents of the World for Kids: Geography for Kids: World Continents Do you want to teach your children about the continents of the world? If yes then this is the book for you! It's important that children appreciate the planet as the home land of mankind so that they can take wise decisions when they grow older about how the planet's resources should be used. In this book, children will learn about the various continents of the world, about its people, their societies, economies, cultures and the environment. This book is more than just a factual look through. It is a book that will make children appreciate why each continent is important and why they should be preserved for as long as possible. With the increase in global warming and climate change that is currently affecting the world, the current state of the continents is subject to change as well. Soon Antarctica might not be a place that is considered to be icy and cold. If the ice caps keep melting then the continent of Antarctica may disappear all together and become flooded with water. But if children never had knowledge about Antarctica then they would never understand the significance of this change. That is why learning about the continents now is crucial. Let this book be their guide to the current state of the continents. Then in the next 30 years they can look back upon and see how much they've truly changed over the years.

The Physical Geography of South America

Author: Thomas T. Veblen,Kenneth R. Young,Antony R. Orme

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198031840


Page: 448

View: 641

The Physical Geography of South America, the eighth volume in the Oxford Regional Environments series, presents an enduring statement on the physical and biogeographic conditions of this remarkable continent and their relationships to human activity. It fills a void in recent environmental literature by assembling a team of specialists from within and beyond South America in order to provide an integrated, cross-disciplinary body of knowledge about this mostly tropical continent, together with its high mountains and temperate southern cone. The authors systematically cover the main components of the South American environment - tectonism, climate, glaciation, natural landscape changes, rivers, vegetation, animals, and soils. The book then presents more specific treatments of regions with special attributes from the tropical forests of the Amazon basin to the Atacama Desert and Patagonian steppe, and from the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific coasts to the high Andes. Additionally, the continents environments are given a human face by evaluating the roles played by people over time, from pre-European and European colonial impacts to the effects of modern agriculture and urbanization, and from interactions with El Ni?o events to prognoses for the future environments of the continent.

The Continents

Puzzles for Learning World Geography

Author: Jeanne Cheyney,Arnold B. Cheyney

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 9780673360724

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 168

View: 6259

Provides activities and puzzles for elementary students studying world geography and the continents.

The Origin of Continents and Oceans

Author: Alfred Wegener

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486143899

Category: Science

Page: 246

View: 8143

A source of profound influence and controversy, this landmark 1915 work explains various phenomena of historical geology, geomorphy, paleontology, paleoclimatology, and similar areas in terms of continental drift. 64 illustrations. 1966 edition.

Blood and Debt

War and the Nation-State in Latin America

Author: Miguel Angel Centeno

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271046503

Category: History

Page: 329

View: 7279

Blood and Debt looks at the role war plays in political development by examining the differences between wars and their political consequences in Western Europe and Latin America.


Giant Beasts of Pleistocene South America

Author: Richard A. Fariña,Sergio F. Vizcaíno,Gerry De Iuliis

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253007194

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 3447

More than 10,000 years ago spectacularly large mammals roamed the pampas and jungles of South America. This book tells the story of these great beasts during and just after the Pleistocene, the geological epoch marked by the great ice ages. Megafauna describes the history and way of life of these animals, their comings and goings, and what befell them at the beginning of the modern era and the arrival of humans. It places these giants within the context of the other mammals then alive, describing their paleobiology—how they walked; how much they weighed; their diets, behavior, biomechanics; and the interactions among them and with their environment. It also tells the stories of the scientists who contributed to our discovery and knowledge of these transcendent creatures and the environment they inhabited. The episode known as the Great American Biotic Interchange, perhaps the most important of all natural history "experiments," is also an important theme of the book, tracing the biotic events of both North and South America that led to the fauna and the ecosystems discussed in this book.