Career and Technical Education Starter Collection, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1625134797
  • ISBN-13: 9781625134790
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
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  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released August 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Students will have a myriad of opportunities to explore possible careers and gain background in various fields, ranging from science and technology to economics and finance.

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Technology of the Ancient World  (ISBN-10: 1508100381 | ISBN-13: 9781508100386)

Readers may not think of technology as being from the ancient world, but advances in agriculture, weaponry, art, and food preparation have influenced the development of both human history and the physical development of humans themselves, as well as human migration all over the world. Using photographs, this book thoroughly examines the earliest human technologies, including irrigation, metal work, and ancient artillery, to show readers just how technologically advanced ancient cultures were and to show how human history began to develop because of each of the advancements.

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Technology of the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds  (ISBN-10: 150810039X | ISBN-13: 9781508100393)

While the medieval period is often written off as a backward and benighted era, it was, in fact, marked by advances in wind and water power, agriculture, navigation, timekeeping, and military technology. The invention of the printing press near the end of the Middle Ages ushered in the early modern period. The achievements of this era in particular the fabrication of scientific instruments, the development of commerce, rising urbanization, and the invention of the steam engine laid the groundwork for the Industrial Revolution. Readers will be engrossed by this information-packed title and come away with a real understanding of how technology develops over time, building, by fits and spurts, on the technology already in use.

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Technology of the Industrial Revolution  (ISBN-10: 1508100403 | ISBN-13: 9781508100409)

This resource examines technological developments during the Industrial Revolution. A brief history of the Industrial Revolution first provides contextual background. This is followed by technological achievements within individual fields, such as power, textiles, transport, communications, and other industries. The resource concludes by examining the changes to labor and the workplace that were brought about by the Industrial Revolution. Students of the digital age will be fascinated to read about the technological achievements during this earlier similarly pivotal, transformative, and revolutionary period in history.

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Technology of the Modern World  (ISBN-10: 1508100411 | ISBN-13: 9781508100416)

Technology has become part of our everyday lives, with computers, smartphones, and ever more complex technical marvels bringing the world to our fingertips. This title offers an overview of one of the most exciting times in technology. Beginning in 1900, the text guides the reader through innovations such as important advancements in farming, the exploration of space, military technology, and modern advancements in engineering and food production. Readers can anticipate a thorough overview of the myriad ways technology has evolved and continues to change our lives.

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Who Invented The Automobile?  (ISBN-10: 1625133146 | ISBN-13: 9781625133144)

As part of the Breakthroughs In Science And Technology series, Who Invented The Automobile? looks back at the history of the automobile, a machine that we could not imagine living without today.

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Who Invented The Computer?  (ISBN-10: 1625133154 | ISBN-13: 9781625133151)

As part of the Breakthroughs In Science And Technology series, Who Invented The Computer? looks back at the long history of computers and shows how the digital world in which we live today was created.

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Are We Running Out of Energy?  (ISBN-10: 1625133235 | ISBN-13: 9781625133236)

Are We Running Out of Energy? , part of the Global Questionsseries, looks at the worldwide drive to produce and consume increasing amounts of energy and at its potentially catastrophic effects on the environment.

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Is Our Climate Changing?  (ISBN-10: 1625133243 | ISBN-13: 9781625133243)

Is Our Climate Changing? , part of the Global Questions series, looks at the complex issues surrounding climate change.

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Crime Fighting  (ISBN-10: 1625133316 | ISBN-13: 9781625133311)

Crime Fighting , part of The Impact of Science and Technology series, examines advancements in forensic science and explores the positive and negative aspects of using this technology to fight crime.

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Energy Sources  (ISBN-10: 1625133324 | ISBN-13: 9781625133328)

Energy Sources , part of The Impact of Science and Technology series, examines our reliance on fossil fuels and their impact on the environment; the pros and cons of nuclear energy; the debate about biofuels; harnessing energy from the Sun, wind, and water; and energy in the future, from hydrogen fuel cells to solar power from space.

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Cryptography: Cracking Codes  (ISBN-10: 1622750365 | ISBN-13: 9781622750368)

While cracking a code might seem like something few of us would encounter in our daily lives, it is actually far more prevalent than we may realize. Anyone who has had personal information taken because of a hacked email account can understand the need for cryptography and the importance of encryption—essentially the need to code information to keep it safe. This detailed volume examines the logic and science behind various ciphers, their real world uses, how codes can be broken, and the use of technology in this oft-overlooked field.

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Spy Agencies, Intelligence Operations, and the People Behind Them  (ISBN-10: 1622750381 | ISBN-13: 9781622750382)

The idea of espionage might immediately bring to mind images of danger, state secrets, and cutting-edge technologies. While these can be elements of intelligence operations, they do not provide a complete picture. There are numerous methods intelligence agencies, such as the CIA, might employ to gather information, and any number of threats that might be examined given the political climate of the day. This compelling volume examines the models intelligence agencies around the world have used both in the past and present, notable individuals, and the intelligence priorities of the Middle East and East Asia, two of the most politically volatile regions in recent history.

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Pioneers in Astronomy and Space Exploration  (ISBN-10: 1615307427 | ISBN-13: 9781615307425)

The pioneers of astronomy and space exploration have advanced humankind’s understanding of the universe. These individuals include earthbound theorists such as Aristotle, Ptolemy, and Galileo, as well as those who put their lives on the line travelling into the great unknown. Readers chronicle the lives of individuals positioned at the vanguard of astronomical discovery, laying the groundwork for space exploration past, present, and yet to come.

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Pioneers in Medicine: From the Classical World to Today  (ISBN-10: 1615307419 | ISBN-13: 9781615307418)

Battling disease, championing new techniques, recommending necessary medications, and offering comfort and guidance to those in need are just some of the many responsibilities with which healers over time have been charged. Even as the field of medical science rapidly evolves, doctors, researchers, and other medical professionals serve as significant reminders of the human element that has sustained the craft of healing for millennia. Readers discover surveys of the lives of many of those who are persevered in their pioneering quest for new and improved ways to treat a variety of ailments and conditions.

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Pioneers in the World of Weather and Climatology  (ISBN-10: 1615307435 | ISBN-13: 9781615307432)

Sometimes fickle and often devastating in its most extreme forms, the weather can seem inscrutable. Yet our understanding of weather systems and climate has improved greatly over the years due to the work of scientists dedicated to studying the planet’s meteorological conditions. This absorbing volume introduces readers to individuals who have stood at the forefront of deciphering weather-related phenomena and advanced the science of climatology.

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Pioneers of the Green Movement: Environmental Solutions  (ISBN-10: 1615307443 | ISBN-13: 9781615307449)

The peaceful coexistence between humans and nature is vital to the survival of every living thing on Earth. Naturalists, conservationists, and environmental activists are dedicated to curbing a number of ecological threats. Readers take a thoughtful look at the work of those individuals who have helped shape and advance the green movement, which aims to provide a sustainable future for all concerned.

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Pioneers of the Industrial Age: Breakthroughs in Technology  (ISBN-10: 1615307451 | ISBN-13: 9781615307456)

Rapidly developing technological innovation and mass production have become such hallmarks of our industrialized world that we may fail to consider the events and individuals that laid the groundwork for our many conveniences today. Beginning in Europe in the mid-18th century, the Industrial Revolution continued growing and spreading as innovators around the world began modifying old machinery and methods for production or creating new ones. This lively volume profiles a number of the minds behind some of history’s greatest industrial advances, including Robert Fulton, Margaret Knight, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford.

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Technology  (ISBN-10: 1615358315 | ISBN-13: 9781615358311)

Updated for 2013, Technology, is one book in the Britannica Illustrated Science Library Series that covers today's most popular science topics, from digital TV to microchips to touchscreens and beyond. Perennial subjects in earth science, life science, and physical science are all explored in detail. Amazing graphics-more than 1,000 per title-combined with concise summaries help students understand complex subjects. Correlated to the science curriculum in grades 5-9, each title also contains a glossary with full definitions for vocabulary.

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Archaeology  (ISBN-10: 1622754042 | ISBN-13: 9781622754045)

The science of archaeology--the study of the remains of the human past--pairs the thrill of the treasure hunt with the mystery of detective work. Readers will learn all about the different types of archaeology, as well as how archaeologists collect, analyze, and synthesize data. In this insightful volume, readers discover archaeologists' goals as they dig up discoveries and the training needed to get a foothold in the field. This book lays out the rich stages of archeological history, and readers learn why this field remains so important to this day.

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Explorers in the 20th and 21st Centuries: From Auguste Piccard to James Cameron  (ISBN-10: 162275025X | ISBN-13: 9781622750252)

Technological advances—including pressurized cabins for hot air balloons, rocketry that powers spacecraft, and deep-sea diving gear—have changed the face of exploration. What hasn’t changed since ancient times, however, is the bravery and inquisitiveness of intrepid individuals at the forefront of modern-day exploration and adventure. Those who have challenged conventional thinking, and sought to test physical limits of human endurance in the 20th and 21st centuries are the subjects of this exciting collection of biographies.

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The Science of Nutrition  (ISBN-10: 1615309225 | ISBN-13: 9781615309221)

From a young age we have been told to take our vitamins, eat our fruits and vegetables, and limit sugar and fat. Readers examine what makes certain foods better nutritionally than others and how various foods affect the human body, including the role they can play in disease and illness. Tables in the appendix provide quick reference on vitamins and common food-related illnesses.

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Banking and Finance  (ISBN-10: 1615308954 | ISBN-13: 9781615308958)

Banks and businesses today often deal with so many different operations, it may be seem difficult to see the purpose of each and how they relate to each other or how they relate to our daily lives. Like individuals, businesses rely on banks, and when banks are not practical, they find other means for financing, or raising and managing funds. Readers examine the role of banks and the process of business financing as insightful text breaks down such terms as interest rate, capital, dividend, and much more.

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Economics and Economic Systems  (ISBN-10: 1615308962 | ISBN-13: 9781615308965)

Although individuals and countries, for centuries, have exchanged goods and services for money, the formal field of economics—the study of wealth and how it is produced and distributed—is relatively young. Since Adam Smith’s pioneering work in the 18th century, economics has developed a great deal, and with it, so has our understanding of market systems, such as capitalism and centrally planned systems. A detailed explanation of the scope of economics, historical development, and the strengths and weaknesses of various economic systems is provided.

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