International Baccalaureate Collection (Middle/ High School), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1625135017
  • ISBN-13: 9781625135018
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 12th Grade
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  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released August 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Nonfiction information aligned to the middle years curriculum of the International Baccalaureate program is provided in these content-rich titles. The collection focuses on key topics such as the environments – where do we live? What resources do we have or need? What are my responsibilities? The importance of the local and global environment; the concepts of sustainable development in a context of increasing environmental threats; related socio-economic problems; understanding the links between economic, political, and social issues and how these affect the environment; developing positive and responsible attitudes toward the environment; gaining the skills and commitment to contribute to the environment, community awareness and contributions, human ingenuity and the impact of creativity on society, health and social education.

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Human Body I  (ISBN-10: 1615358331 | ISBN-13: 9781615358335)

Updated for 2013, The Human Body I, 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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Human Body II  (ISBN-10: 161535834X | ISBN-13: 9781615358342)

Updated for 2013, The Human Body II, 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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Evolution and Genetics  (ISBN-10: 1615358358 | ISBN-13: 9781615358359)

Updated for 2013, Evolution and Genetics, 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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Ecology  (ISBN-10: 1615358366 | ISBN-13: 9781615358366)

Updated for 2013, Ecology is one title in the Britannica Illustrated Science Library Series. Long ago when people still lived in caves—perhaps at the same time when they developed habits that were different from those of other animals— humans began to practice ecology. They became keen observers of nature through such basic and instinctive actions as tracking both large wild animals and small prey, discerning edible plants from poisonous ones, and noting the time of year when different plants could be gathered. From necessity and inherent curiosity, humans began to learn about the relationships between living things and the environment. As the field of ecology grew, its focus went beyond the simple cataloging of living things in the world. Ecologists also became interested in understanding how living things function and how they interrelate with one another and with the environment—to explain that peculiar element that makes the Earth unique: life. We will begin by learning what ecology is and what it is not. (At times the word has been used incorrectly as a synonym for environmental protection.) Later, we will look at how living things are classified, before moving into the study of the environments in which they live: the land, water, and air.

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Environment  (ISBN-10: 1615358374 | ISBN-13: 9781615358373)

Updated for 2013, the Environment is one title in the Britannica Illustrated Science Library Series. It does not take an expert in environmental science to realize that the world is changing. Is it getting warmer? It depends on where you live. Global warming does not necessarily mean that where you live it will be warmer. For most of the people on the planet, the changes to the climate are virtually imperceptible. That is not the case for many plants and animals, however. These are some of the topics covered by this book. The purpose of this book is to make you aware of various environmental challenges and their possible solutions. Once we begin to understand a given environmental issue, each one of us can begin to evaluate our own actions and change them if necessary to protect life on this planet.

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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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Weather and Climate  (ISBN-10: 1615358234 | ISBN-13: 9781615358236)

Updated for 2013, Weather and Climate, 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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Native Peoples of the Americas  (ISBN-10: 1615353658 | ISBN-13: 9781615353651)

Rich with photos, maps, and sidebars, Native Peoples of the Americas covers native peoples from the past and present. Readers will learn about early civilizations, languages, religions, arts, and cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States, Canada, and Middle and South America

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The American Presidency  (ISBN-10: 1625130406 | ISBN-13: 9781625130402)

The American Presidency, updated for 2013, provides a rich journey through U.S. history. Meet the occupants of the nation's highest office from George Washington to Barack Obama. Each presidential summary includes a detailed biography, the president's signature, his vice president(s), a profile of the first lady, and timelines. Coverage of the recent 2012 presidential election and information describing the Cabinet, the White House, election results, the presidential flag, and the presidential seal history are also included. Current events such as the recent economic recession, financial reform bill, health care reform, ending the war in Iraq, Libya and Muammar al-Qaddafi, and Osama bin Laden are all chronicled in this title. 

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Who Discovered DNA?  (ISBN-10: 162513312X | ISBN-13: 9781625133120)

As part of the Breakthroughs in Science and Technology series, Who Discovered DNA? explores the fascinating advances that have been made in the study of DNA and genetics.

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Who Discovered Natural Selection?  (ISBN-10: 1625133138 | ISBN-13: 9781625133137)

As part of the Breakthroughs In Science And Technology series, Who Discovered Natural Selection? explains how scientists worked out the way in which living things evolve.

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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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Who Invented The Periodic Table?  (ISBN-10: 1625133162 | ISBN-13: 9781625133168)

As part of the Breakthroughs In Science And Technology series, Who Invented The Periodic Table? tells the fascinating story of the philosophers, chemists, and other scientists from ancient times to today who have contributed to the discovery of all the known elements in our universe.

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Who Split The Atom?  (ISBN-10: 1625133170 | ISBN-13: 9781625133175)

As part of the Breakthroughs In Science And Technology series, Who Split The Atom? explores the ways in which scientists uncovered the secrets of atoms, the tiny particles of matter that make up our world.

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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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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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Astronomy  (ISBN-10: 1622754077 | ISBN-13: 9781622754076)

Astronomy is one of the oldest natural sciences. From ancient times, people have recorded methodical observations of objects in the night sky and attempted to understand the mysteries of the universe. This title provides an engaging and up-to-date presentation of fundamental astronomy facts and principles. The text clearly explains the nature of celestial bodies such as the planets, dwarf planets, stars, moons, asteroids, and comets. It also examines the tools and techniques used by today's astronomers, including high-tech telescopes, spectroscopy, and computer modeling. Enhanced with illuminating images, this title is an ideal introduction to astronomy for a range of readers.

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Biology  (ISBN-10: 1622754107 | ISBN-13: 9781622754106)

The study of living matter is an important part of biology. Being able to recognize living matter and differentiate it from nonliving matter is a key component of the science curriculum. This volume is a straightforward, comprehensive guide to the study of living matter: what it¬タルs composed of, how it reproduces, how it reacts to the environment around it, and how it evolves. Readers will enjoy the bright photos and engaging information while learning an important part of the study of biology.

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Chemistry  (ISBN-10: 1622754166 | ISBN-13: 9781622754168)

Without chemistry, bread would not rise, cleaners would not clean, and life itself would not exist. Chemistry is the study of matter and the chemical changes that matter undergoes. The discovery of the atom and how atoms interact with one another has transformed the world. In this illuminating volume, readers learn about the history of chemistry and the concepts they might encounter in an introductory chemistry course, including chemical and volumetric analysis, atomic theory, gravitation, elements and the periodic table, chemical reactions and formulas, and organic and inorganic compounds and bonds. Sidebars highlight key chemists and scientific principles.

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Cosmology  (ISBN-10: 1622754131 | ISBN-13: 9781622754137)

Bridging astronomy and physics, cosmology seeks to examine the nature of the universe as a whole. Scientific investigation of cosmology began in ancient times and progressed rapidly after the Scientific Revolution, which produced the discovery of gravity and the heliocentric model of Copernicus. This volume examines the historical developments in the field of cosmology, the evidence supporting the Big Bang theory, and the future implications of dark matter and an expanding universe. Readers will also be introduced to the various thinkers who helped advance study of this endlessly fascinating field.

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Physics  (ISBN-10: 1622754190 | ISBN-13: 9781622754199)

Without physics, modern life would not exist. Instead of electric light, we would read by the light of candles. We couldn't build skyscrapers. We could not possibly bridge rivers, much less build a jet or interplanetary craft. Computers and smartphones would be unimaginable. Physics is concerned with the most fundamental aspects of matter and energy and how they interact to make the physical universe work. In accessible language and with explanatory graphics and visual aids, this book introduces readers to the science that is at the very center of all other sciences and essential to our very existence.

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Science  (ISBN-10: 1622754220 | ISBN-13: 9781622754229)

Even students who aren't inclined toward the sciences will find this book a great read. It is as much about the history of humanity and our curiosity regarding the world around us as it is an informative survey of our scientific breakthroughs. Included are early achievements—such as the discovery of fire and written language—and modern triumphs of ingenuity such as space exploration, genetics, information technology, and the so-called God Particle. A history of the sciences that is also a history of human creativity, knowledge, experimentation, and invention, this book inspires a love and respect for curiosity, learning, and understanding that is more important than ever.

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Money and Capital  (ISBN-10: 1615308989 | ISBN-13: 9781615308989)

Money can be paper or metal, can come in dollars, euros, pesos, or one of many other forms of currency, and can be used to pay for goods and services. Explanations of topics such as how we determine value, what exactly capital is and how it relates to money, and more are examined through accessible text. The gold standard, various currencies from around the world, and interest theory are also covered.

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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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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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