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  • Infographics: Agriculture (23)
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    Infographics: Agriculture (23)

    Humans have a complex relationship with planet Earth. Life depends on the planet's natural resources. Yet human activity has led to many environmental issues. Agriculture is one of the leading environmental issues today. In this book, young readers will learn about the impacts of agriculture on the environment. Large-scale and personal solutions to agriculture issues are also presented and encourage and inspire budding environmentalists to protect and preserve the planet. Charts, graphs, maps, and infographics provide key 21st Century Content in an engaging and accessible way. Includes an activity, glossary, index, suggested books and websites, and a bibliography.
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  • Investigating Agricultural Waste (23)
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    Investigating Agricultural Waste (23)

    Introduces readers to what agricultural waste is, the consequences of this type of pollution, and what people are doing to help. Additional features include a table of contents, a Fast Facts page, a STEM project, a phonetic glossary, ways for readers to help, an index, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research.
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  • Jobs in Agriculture (24)
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    Jobs in Agriculture (24)

    Jobs in the field of agriculture are essential to feed the world. Workers are needed to grow crops and raise animals, including dairy cows and fish. Other workers create new farming technology, manufacture food products, or study soil in labs. Jobs in Agriculture explores a wide variety of careers in the field, covering the education and skills needed for each job. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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  • Working with Tech in Agriculture (21)
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    Working with Tech in Agriculture (21)

    With climate change and other factors looming, the technology farmers and agricultural workers employ to harvest crops and raise livestock is ever more important to ensuring the world's food supply can sustain us. This informative volume explores the various cutting-edge technologies and techniques deployed in the twenty-first century, and how workers must adapt to working with them. Vivid imagery and well-informed predictions about where agricultural tech goes from here make this a vital resource for young people thinking about agriculture as a livelihood, and casual readers alike.
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  • How Agriculture Changed the World (24)
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    How Agriculture Changed the World (24)

    The agriculture industry has profoundly impacted our world. The Planet Human series breaks down the human impact on the environment over time and around the globe. Each title presents important high-interest natural science nonfiction content with global relevance.
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  • Agricultura y ganadería de Texas -Agriculture and Cattle in Texas (18)
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    Agricultura y ganadería de Texas -Agriculture and Cattle in Texas (18)

    Besides oil, Texas has long been associated with cattle and agriculture. Learning about these industries will allow readers understand how valuable their development is to the growth of the state of Texas, as well as America's economy.
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  • Truth Behind Antibiotics, Pesticides, and Hormones, The (18)
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    Truth Behind Antibiotics, Pesticides, and Hormones, The (18)

    Antibiotics, pesticides, and hormones play a big role in modern agriculture. They help prevent disease and death and promote growth in animals and plants. Still, their use is controversial since they can also have negative consequences for our health and a negative impact on our environment. Readers find out how these three substances act both in agriculture and the environment, where to find them, how they affect health, and what to do to be as healthy as possible.
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  • Industrial Food Complex, The (20)
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    Industrial Food Complex, The (20)

    As of 2015, one in three people worked in agriculture globally. With agriculture contributing only 3 percent of the global GDP, it is challenging for those workers to earn a living wage. Concerns are levied against companies in the food industry, with questions raised about their ethics and their treatment of workers, livestock, and the environment. The massive scale of the industry makes regulation difficult, but under-regulation can result in public health crises. The diverse viewpoints in this volume explore the controversies, challenges, and solutions involved in providing food in our world today.

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  • Genetic Engineering (24)
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    Genetic Engineering (24)

    Genetic engineering refers to the ability to manipulate DNA, and ever since its invention in the 1970s it has been a source of controversy. Some argue that it allows scientists to “play God,” which could have unintended negative consequences. However, genetic engineering also offers the potential to significantly advance the fields of medicine and agriculture. Through modifying genes, certain types of diseases and conditions could potentially be prevented or treated in a process known as gene therapy. In agriculture, genetic engineering has enabled the development of genetically modified (GM) crops, which can be more resistant to pests and extreme weather. This volume looks at the science and controversy surrounding this timely issue.
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  • Do the Work! Zero Hunger (22)
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    Do the Work! Zero Hunger (22)

    Readers will learn about the second UN Sustainable Development Goal, what it takes to commit to ending hunger by 2030, and dive deep into food security, improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture.
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  • Food & Natural Resources (17)
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    Food & Natural Resources (17)

    Food & Natural Resources in the World of Work series provides an age-appropriate and interactive introduction to the nationally recognized Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources career pathway using informal self-assessment elements,career profiles, informative sidebar features, and back matter activities.

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  • Safeguarding Water and Food Supplies (13)
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    Safeguarding Water and Food Supplies (13)

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    . . Malnutrition due to hunger is the number one risk to human health worldwide—greater than malaria, AIDS, and tuberculosis combined. Readers learn how, worldwide, 70 percent of all freshwater is used for agriculture as well as many other facts. During a drought, people can’t get access to water, and food production suffers. One billion people in the world do not have access to safe water. Half of the world’s hospitalizations are because of water-related diseases. Approximately one and a half million children die every year from water-borne diseases. Food production and water supplies are inseparably linked to the climate, and the Earth’s climate is changing. Droughts used to occur every six to eight years in East Africa, but now they occur every one or two years. The average temperature in the United States has risen 2º F in the past 50 years, and it continues to rise. The coming changes are threatening our food and water supplies—higher temperatures and unpredictable rainfall will cause more drought and famine. Global stability and millions of lives are at stake—and we’re responsible. Human activities like industry, agriculture, transportation, and deforestation are causing global warming and climate change. The brightest minds are working on ways to slow the effects of climate change, limit its impact, and adapt to the unavoidable changes that are on the way. International cooperation has made it possible to begin saving different seed types in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway, as a final safety net against global famine and food extinction. As of May 2010, the vault held samples of 526,000 unique crop varieties. Engineers are also perfecting methods to conserve water, such as special water tanks that harvest rain. And there are many promising innovations just around the corner, like artificial trees that absorb carbon from the atmosphere. Various cutting-edge green energy and construction, geoengineering, bioengineering, agricultural, hydrological, and conservation technologies and practices are discussed, as are the latest government regulations and international treaties and initiatives. What the reader can do to support and further these efforts at home, school, and around town are is also outlined in this beneficial resource. All of these and many more promising technologies, intriguing breakthroughs, and proactive strategies are examined in this volume, which ultimately provides readers with a sense of hope, cautious optimism, and an urgent call to arms.ars, and it continues to rise. The coming changes are threatening our food and water supplies—higher temperatures and unpredictable rainfall will cause more drought and famine. Global stability and millions of lives are at stake. And we’re responsible. Human activities like industry, agriculture, transportation, and deforestation are causing global warming and climate change. Thankfully, as this book details, the brightest minds are working on ways to slow the effects of climate change, limit its impact, and adapt to the unavoidable changes that are on the way. International cooperation has made it possible to begin saving different seed types in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway ,as a final safety net against global famine and food extinction. As of May 2010, the vault held samples of 526,000 unique crop varieties. Engineers are also perfecting methods to conserve water, such as special water tanks that harvest rain. And there are many promising innovations just around the corner, like artificial trees that absorb carbon from the atmosphere. Various cutting-edge green energy and construction, geoengineering, bioengineering, agricultural, hydrological, and conservation technologies and practices are discussed, as are the latest government regulations and international treaties and initiatives. What the reader can do to support and further these efforts at home, school, and around town are is also outlined. All of these and many more promising technologies, intriguing breakthroughs, and proactive strategies are examined in this book, which ultimately provides readers with a sense of hope, cautious optimism, and an urgent call to arms.
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  • Smart Farming (21)
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    Smart Farming (21)

    What makes something "smart?" In the Exploring the Internet of Things series, readers discover how inanimate objects, from watches to home speakers to even t-shirts, help people get things done better, faster, and smarter. In Smart Farming, readers will learn the practical application, technological and future advancements, and innovation of IoT in agriculture. Includes informative sidebars, data-focused text, and 21st Century Skills backmatter content.
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  • Food Challenges and Our Future (22)
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    Food Challenges and Our Future (22)

    How can we feed the growing population of our planet? Your readers will learn about agricultural and food distribution practices around the world. They'll study the problems posed by Earth's changing weather patterns and the increasing importance of finding new solutions to food challenges we face. With examples of innovations made by scientists and contributions made by environmental activists, this book helps readers realize that they can take an active role in creating a better future for our world.
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  • Advances of Ancient Mesopotamia, The (22)
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    Advances of Ancient Mesopotamia, The (22)

    The very name Mesopotamia is evocative. This land, whose name means "between two rivers," is also known as the Fertile Crescent. It's the Cradle of Civilization. Cities grew here. Agriculture was established. Writing was invented. But the cultures of Mesopotamia left the world many more inventions. Readers will be spellbound as they discover the extraordinary accomplishments of Mesopotamian cultures.
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  • Waste and Pollution (23)
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    Waste and Pollution (23)

    Many kids already understand that recycling and not littering are ways to help cut down on waste and pollution. But many don't know how what they use and buy impact the environment. From vehicle emissions to agricultural runoff, the main content of this book explains many kinds of waste and pollution and how it can affect the planet. Age-appropriate details and tips teach young readers how to stand against the many ways human activities can harm Earth.
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  • George Washington Carver and Peanut Products (23)
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    George Washington Carver and Peanut Products (23)

    George Washington Carver didnt invent peanut butterbut, he did make it popular! In addition, he found more than 300 other uses for peanuts, including candy, soap, and even medicine. His humble roots as an enslaved person didnt stop him from becoming a successful agricultural researcher and teacher, introducing crop rotation to the American South and saving the Southern economy when the boll weevil decimated cotton crops. This volume highlights the invention of peanut products in the context of Carvers extraordinary life for young readers.
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  • Sugar Beet Crops (24)
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    Sugar Beet Crops (24)

    This title takes readers to farms throughout the United States that grow sugar beets. Readers will learn a short history of sugar beets, how they are grown, and what they are used for. Title is complete with glossary, index, and a labeled diagram of a sugar beet plant. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Jumbo is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.
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  • Tomato Crops (24)
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    Tomato Crops (24)

    This title takes readers to farms throughout the United States that grow tomatoes. Readers will learn a short history of tomatoes and how both fresh and tomato product tomatoes are grown. Title is complete with glossary, index, and a labeled diagram of a tomato plant. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Jumbo is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.
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  • Wheat Crops (24)
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    Wheat Crops (24)

    This title takes readers to farms throughout the United States that grow wheat. Readers will learn a short history of wheat, the different kinds that are grown, and what they are commonly used for. Title is complete with glossary, index, and a labeled diagram of a wheat plant. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Jumbo is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.
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  • Feeding a Changing Planet (22)
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    Feeding a Changing Planet (22)

    As climate changes bring uncertain weather patterns and as Earth's population grows, it becomes increasingly important to figure out how to feed everyone. As Earth's greatest scientists and activists work on a viable solution, it's important for readers to realize that they can take action too. This guidebook explores agricultural and distribution practices around the world. Readers will learn about ideas that ensure everyone has access to food resources and proper nutrition. Your young readers will be inspired to take an active role in changing the world for the better.
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  • Prizewinning Pigs (23)
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    Prizewinning Pigs (23)

    Pigs are some of the most well known and loved farm animals. For young agriculture enthusiasts, showing pigs at the fair may be just the hobby they're looking for. This engaging volume covers many of the basics one needs to know before their first pig show, from how to groom and care for your animal to how to pick the right pig. Colorful photographs hold the attention of even reluctant readers, while accessible text encourages young animal lovers to follow their dreams into the showring.
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  • Hot Planet (23)
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    Hot Planet (23)

    From problems with agriculture to greenhouse gases released by the burning of fossil fuels, scientists know why Earth is heating up. But around the world, many leaders have been slow to make the changes needed to combat climate change. Many kids today are aware of the climate crisis, and this book takes them through the causes of it as well as exampleslike wildfires and the melting polar icethat show how a warmer world climate is harming Earth. Age-appropriate solutions are presented throughout the book, encouraging readers to take charge of the future of Earth in their own way.

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  • Corn Crops (24)
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    Corn Crops (24)

    This title takes readers to farms throughout the United States that grow corn. Readers will learn about the difference between sweet corn and field corn and how they are grown, harvested, stored, eaten, or made into different products. Title is complete with glossary, index, and a labeled diagram of a corn plant. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Jumbo is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.
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