Soil may not be alive, but amazingly, multitudes of microscopic creatures live there, battling it out in an eat-or-be-eaten world. These tiny creatures, invisible to our eyes, provide food for the insects that in turn feed the reptiles and mammals that live in and above the soil. You'll never look at the ground you walk on in the same way after Raymond Bial, an award-winning photo essayist, takes you on this eye-opening, down-and-dirty tour of one of the earth's most precious resources.
This book explores American landscapes. It is a stunning and classic tribute to our land, and a challenge to protect the world we love.
A Year on the Farm introduces children to the world of modern farming, showing the tractors, combines and other equipment needed to plant and harvest crops. The book is filled with photographs of equipment at work and a cast of illustrated characters including Casey the farmer and Tillus the worm, and a whole team of equipment characters. Casey and her farm equipment friends teach readers about the different jobs a farmer does each season. Children will learn that modern farming involves planning for the farm year, reacting to the weather and working hard as a team.
This is a unique, fun booklet designed to improve understanding of the interactions of agriculture, culture, and environment in Costa Rica. Through interdisciplinary agronomic learning with a relevant “real world” perspective, students will find interest in Costa Rica and its agriculture systems.
An overview of United States history is presented in maps, graphs, and photographs with concise explanatory text. Clear, curriculum-related maps develop visual literacy, easy-to-understand graphs help students make comparisons, photos and illustrations expand understanding, and an index, glossary, and tables allow students to practice reference.
Visualizing U.S. history's what, when, were, how and why. Rich in information, but clear in presentation, this atlas’s ten chronological units each cover a major era. After a “How Does This Atlas Work” introduction, the units each begin with a timeline and introductory text, and then the atlas’s captioned, full-color maps and images are labeled “A-B-C-D” to guide readers logically from idea to idea.
Follow along as Barry the tardigrade introduces students to protozoa, worms, bacteria, fungi, and other things that live in the soil.
An illustrated book reminiscing the simple side of the holiday season, emphasizing the joy of family and friends over material goods.
From apple cores to zinnia heads, readers will discover the best ingredients for a successful compost pile. How do you start a compost pile? What's safe to include? This book provides the answers.
Sand and silt, erosion and humus. Vivid illustrations and clear, fact-filled text explore the amazing science of soil.