Plants seem like peaceful, inactive organisms, but there's so much going on that people don't immediately notice. In this series, readers explore the confidential happenings of plants under the soil, in the air around plants, and more. Mysterious topics, such as the spread of invasive species and plants that survive wildfires, captivate readers as they also engage with information they're likely to encounter in science class. Nothing is classified in these books, which feature beautiful, full-color photographs to complement the main text and show readers plants that are both familiar and exotic. Features include: Addresses science curriculum topics, including plant life cycles and the process of photosynthesis. Fun fact boxes throughout each book offer more explanation for important science concepts and vocabulary. Examples of each type of plant paired with photographs will encourage future horticulturists to spot plants around them.
“Let this book immerse you in the many worlds of environmental justice.”—Naomi Klein We are living in a precarious environmental and political moment. In the United States and in the world, environmental injustices have manifested across racial and class divides in devastatingly disproportionate ways. What does this moment of danger mean for the environment and for justice? What can we learn from environmental justice struggles? Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger examines mobilizations and movements, from protests at Standing Rock to activism in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Environmental justice movements fight, survive, love, and create in the face of violence that challenges the conditions of life itself. Exploring dispossession, deregulation, privatization, and inequality, this book is the essential primer on environmental justice, packed with cautiously hopeful stories for the future.
Da'Gat is a tale of two lives interwoven together in time. It start's with three Bio engineer's making an unbelievable discovery. What they found has given them a very dangerous, very secret knowledge, and that secret is now worth their lives. The secret of eternal youth, eternal life! Though this secret also has a dark side. The lust for eternal youth and power, has done the unthinkable and unleashed the Grim Reeper. God help us Armageddon has come. Though it is still Earth those that live here have changed. Mind powers are no longer just laughed about in polite company, they are oh so very real and those few that survived the time of death have changed, their DNA being forever altered.