This book covers the traditions, social organizations, languages, and ideas that shaped ancient Mesoamerican civilizations. The intellectual and cultural achievements of Pre-Columbian America rivaled those of ancient Rome and Egypt... More
This book provides detailed diagrams outlining the structure of continental and oceanic crust and the distribution of major plate motion to introduce readers to the range of activity that can shape or decimate an entire region.... More
Explores the history of piracy from ancient times to the present day. Topics include piracy in antiquity and the Middle Ages, the golden age of piracy in the Caribbean, female pirates, the pirate code of conduct and pirate slang,... More
A look at scientists' changing perspectives on the solar system and the new definition of the term 'planet' as it affects the status of Pluto, the eight chief planets, and dwarf planets. Includes photos and drawings of... More
Explores the root causes of pollution, as well as the local and global responses and constantly emerging technologies that allow governments and ordinary citizens to cope with an increasingly toxic environment and landscape.