On April 20, 2010, workers were drilling for oil on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico when a fire caused a huge explosion. Eleven workers tragically lost their lives. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the only disaster. The explosion caused a huge oil leak in the Gulf that took months to stop. The consequences of the leak continue to affect the area to this day. Oil Spill: Deepwater Horizon traces the tragic story of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, the resul Spill: Deepwater Horizon traces the tragic story of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, the resulting oil leak, and the effects of the poisonous oil on ocean animals and coastal communities. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.… read more
Nutrient-rich routines for your future foodie start with wholesome baby food. From baby food makers and accessories to where to find baby food recipes, we'll help you discover the tools you need for homemade baby food.
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Becoming a mother for the first time can be a bit overwhelming. Thankfully, with the right tools, you can make the experience a lot less stressful for the new mom on your list.
It's no secret that teenagers are often the hardest people in the family to buy Christmas gifts for. This year, skip the impersonal gift cards, cash, and cliche socks, and check out these 17 Christmas gifts that teens will actually get excited about opening.
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Subscription boxes are the perfect gift for the fun-loving kiddos in your life. With options including everything from science to cooking, kids will love receiving their very own monthly packages filled with fun activities and toys. Don't know which subscription to choose? Read on to discover 12 of our favorites.
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The Lawless School provides the right education for kids on the wrong side of the law. M Freeman has been homeschooled her entire ...life. So M has no idea just how unusual her education has been - not until she leaves home to attend the prestigious (and mysterious) Lawless School. Suddenly, it's very clear to M that her tutors have been preparing her all along for a life of crime. She excels at escape tactics. She's a whiz at spotting forgeries. Her years of piano lessons pay off when picking pockets and cracking safes. M's newfound talent for criminal mischief soon brings her to the attention of the Masters, the secretive school's most secretive clique. M's interest in the Masters is personal - joining this international dishonor society is her best chance to learn the truth about her father's life. and his death. But when her first real-world heist goes wrong, M is left wondering: Is there truly honor among thieves? Jeffrey Salane's first novel is full of twists and turns, reveals and reversals. Spoiling the ending for your friends would be criminal read more
"More stories of faith, family, and fun in the ongoing Elsie Dinsmore series"Enter the world of Elsie Dinsmore Christian values, i...nnocent romance, family fun, and lasting lessons have captivated generations of girls eager to follow Elsie's life fro read more
Salty is bringing a new friend to the Sodor aquarium-A SHARK! And he needs Thomas the Tank Engine's help to get him thereISBN13: 9...780307982001Publisher: Random House Books for Young ReadersPublication Year: 2013Format: PaperbackPages: 32 read more
The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (Disaster Stories)
In a gripping new series, children will meet the everyday heroes who have risked their lives to save animals both large and small-...-from cats and dogs to sea otters, pelicans, horses and panda bears--when disaster strikes! read more
Discusses the factors and events that led to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska, the cleanup effort a...fterwards, and the longterm consequences of the disaster. read more
The Current Controversies series examines today's most important social and political issues; each volume presents a diverse selec...tion of primary and secondary sources representing all sides of the debate in question.; Title explores issues related to Oil Spills, including -how spills happen -the risks of oil drilling -if the oil industry is prepared to handle oil spills -if the oil industry needs more oversight and regulation; Each anthology is composed of a wide spectrum of sources written by many of the foremost authorities in their respective fields. This unique approach provides students with a concise view of divergent opinions on each topic. Extensive book and periodical read more
Did you know that an oil spill occurs somewhere in the world almost every day of the year?Oil spills can have many different cause...s, but the result is the same. Oil harms plants and wildlife that make the oceans and coastlines their home. Scientists are learning the best ways to combat oil spills. Learn how you can help, too read more
This book discusses the science behind oil spills and their effects. The chapters examine history's worst oil spills, explain how ...oil spills happen, and show how scientists are developing safer ways to collect and transport oil. Diagrams, charts, and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved. read more
The Current Controversies series examines today's most important social and political issues; each volume presents a diverse selec...tion of primary and secondary sources representing all sides of the debate in question.; Title explores issues related to Oil read more
Paperback, , 2013, ISBN13 9781433997112, ISBN10 1433997118
In 1963, Les Skramstad came home after a hard day’s work at the local mill and mine in Libby, Montana. His wife kissed him at the ...door and his kids playfully grabbed his legs. They didn’t mind that he was covered in powdery brown dust. Little did Les and his family know that the dust was deadly. Deadly Mine: Libby, Montana traces the tragic story of a small mining town that eventually became poisoned by a deadly mineral called asbestos. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers. read more
On April 21, 1956, a five-year-old girl was examined at a hospital in Minamata, Japan. Doctors were puzzled by her symptoms which ...included difficulty walking and speaking and severe convulsions. Days later, her sister came down with the same symptoms. Soon after, more people were found with the same illness. What was causing this devastating disease? Toxic Water: Minamata, Japan traces the tragic story of toxic wastewater from a factory that poisoned an entire Japanese town. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers. read more
In December 1952, a thick layer of black smog blanketed London. The filthy air blinded people on the streets and brought traffic t...o a screeching halt. Worst of all, the pollution was deadly. It sickened 100,000 people and took the lives of 4,000. Killer Smog: London, England traces the devastating story of air pollution that took thousands of lives and brought London to a standstill. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers. read more
Miami has a serious problem—water! Sometimes, on sunny days, water bubbles up from storm drains. Residents find their homes floode...d. On some days, they see cars floating like boats and even fish swimming in pools of water in the streets. What is going on? And can anything be done to save the city from being completely flooded with water? Rising Seas: Miami, Florida traces the tragic story of the causes of global warming, how this affects Miami—a city built on porous limestone—and how engineers are using pumps and other technologies to save the city from disaster. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers. read more
Author: Benoit, PeterBook Type: JNLanguage: ENGLISHPublish Date: 2011/03/01Publisher Name: Scholastic Library Pub
At an increasingly global scale, aquatic scientists are heavily entrenched in understanding the fate of marine ecosystems in the f...ace of human-altered environments. Oil spill disasters, especially large-scale ones like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon tragedy, have left uncertain and indelible marks on marine ecosystems. Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters on Marine Habitats and Fisheries in North America contains independent scientific findings and critical reviews from experts researching the impacts of the Exxon Valdez, Ixtoc I, and Deepwater Horizon oil spills on coastal fishery resources. Comprised of three sections, this seminal work: Details the physiological effects of oil-derived compounds on fishes, presenting results from field and laboratory investigations Addresses the science of assessing the impacts of oil spills and oil response measures on coastal habitats, with an emphasis on salt-marsh ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico Explores the quantified and potential impacts of oil spills on population and community dynamics of commercial and recreational fishery species Provides newly released results from the 25-year recovery of marine mammals, birds, and fishes following the Exxon Valdez spill Chapters discuss new techniques for collecting and processing blood samples for toxicity testing, new aerial radar techniques for detecting unseen oil on marshes, consequences of oil prevention measures (such as diverting fresh water to estuaries or building sand berms to stop oil) on coastal fishery resources, and non-traditional methods for assessing the herring stock in Prince William Sound, Alaska, USA following the Exxon Valdez disaster. read more
This book discusses the science behind oil spills and their effects. The chapters examine history's worst oil spills, explain how ...oil spills happen, and show how scientists are developing safer ways to collect and transport oil. Diagrams, charts, and phot read more
Discusses the science behind oil spills and their effects, examining the worst oil spills in history and explaining how scientists... are working to prevent and contain future spills. read more
Maggie the Beagle is back in Evelyn Gilmer's newest book, Maggie The Beagle and the Oil Spill! Maggie and family are fishing in th...e Gulf of Mexico when they find Squiggles, Maggie's turtle friend, covered in oil and struggling to swim. Jon pulls him into the boat and takes him to Marine World for emergency care. With Squiggles's life hanging in the balance, Maggie joins forces with her canine cousins, Boo the Low Rider, Annabell Bella, Baxter the Brute, and Deer Leg Duke to spring Squiggles and take him to a natural habitat center. Can the Puppy Posse outwit the wily security guard? Will their disguises work? Will they be able to rescue Squiggles? Join Maggie and the Puppy Posse for a rescue mission of utmost importance and find out if Squiggles finally makes it home! 'Evelyn Gilmer has once again crafted another exciting and educational Children's book. Everyone can be a turtle volunteer! Maggie and the Puppy Posse found their own special way to serve endangered marine life, during the Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.' Bruce Drye, Florida Marine Turtle Permit Holder. St. George Island read more