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A Safe and Prosperous Future
A lavishly illustrated history of some of the most significant engineering and geoscience achievements in the province of Saskatchewan over its first century of existence.
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“A Safe and Prosperous Future — 100 Years of Engineering and Geoscience Achievements in Saskatchewan — (has) a title that makes this book sound much duller than it really is.
“The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) decided to mark its 75th anniversary with a book — which it wisely put in the hands of freelancer Edward Willett, whose prodigious output includes science fiction novels, biographies and a weekly science column.
“As a result, this book is fun to read, well-illustrated and studded with the occasional pun. It’s divided into thematic chapters like building grain elevators and farm machinery, the South Saskatchewan River Project (including the Gardiner Dam and Lake Diefenbaker), and the provincewide electrical, telecommunication and highway networks.
“There are sections on getting energy out of the ground and on mining coal, bentonite and uranium. In Willett’s skilled hands, digging for potash through the water-bearing Blairmore formation sounds like an adventure novel. This book is current enough to cover enhanced oil recovery, diamond exploration, Regina’s “Big Dig,” high-tech research, plus the Canadian Light Source in Saskatoon.” – Will Chabun, Regina LeaderPost
Alzheimer’s Disease (Diseases & People)
Published by Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Library Binding, 128 pages, ISBN 0766015963
This is a children’s reference book all about Alzheimer’s Disease, from its history to its causes to its treatment.
From School Library Journal: “Personal stories add interest to this clearly written and well-organized overview…Willett focuses on what is known about the brain and the disease.” –Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY
From the National Science Teachers Association: “Alzheimer’s Disease is a concise, easy-to-read resource….It will be of high interest to middle school readers…well researched and as up to date as possible…a good resource to begin a study of this disease.” – Cynthia Lambert, 3/4 & 7/8 science teacher
Andy Warhol: Everyone Will be Famous for 15 Minutes (American Rebels)
Published by Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Library Binding, 160 pages, ISBN 9780766033856
“Paintings are too hard. Machines have less problems…” In the 1960s, Andy Warhol became the most famous creator of a new style of art called pop art, which transformed mass-produced items of popular culture into fine works of art. From Campbell’s Soup cans to photographs of Marilyn Monroe, Warhol’s willingness to use anything and everything from the mass media in his work expanded the range of subject matter available to artists. His avant-garde films, artistic usage of American icons, and unconventional social life made him a controversial figure, both greatly admired and deeply reviled. A trendsetter rather than a trend-follower, a dispassionate observer of both the seamy and celebrity sides of life, Warhol was a true American rebel.
Arthritis (Diseases & People)
Published by Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Library Binding, 128 pages, ISBN 0766013146
Named one of Science Books & Films Best Books for Junior High and High School Readers 2001
This is a children’s reference book all about arthritis, from its history to its causes to its treatment.
From Science Books & Films: “Excellent illustrations and sidebars complement many parts of the text…This book gives a well-organized presentation of the main concerns and questions that the arthritis sufferer has…The book is well written and provides a logical and interesting examination of arthritis.”
From The Horn Book Guide: “Brief case histories add relevance and interest to the facts…A final section of questions a teen might ask if a friend or relative were diagnosed personalizes the information.”
Ayatollah Khomeini (Middle East Leaders)
Published by Rosen Publishing Group
Library Binding, 112 pages, ISBN 0823944654
This Iranian cleric led the revolution that overthrew the shah in 1979 and symbolized the hostile relationship between Iran and the United States for most of the 1980s through today. This book examines Khomeini’s rise as a fundamentalist religious leader who wanted an Islamic state strictly based on the Koran. This biography describes his impact on Iran since the revolution.
Becoming a Mason (Essential Careers)
Published by Rosen Publishing.
Masons have been responsible for, quite literally, the foundations of society, erecting everything from the pyramids of Giza to the schools and offices of the modern age. This valuable guide provides a breakdown of the field of masonry for teens thinking of entering this stable and always-in-demand career. Readers will become familiar with the tools and materials used by masons today and learn about the various education and certification pathways that can give them a leg up in the field. This volume also offers practical tips for landing an entry-level job and discusses the projected growth of this essential industry.
It’s part of a series called Essential Careers, and you can buy it here..
Career Building Through Using Digital Design Tools
Published by Rosen Publishing Group
Library Bound: 64 pages
The field of digital design offers immense opportunities for creative young people. Digital designers are in high demand to help design and create images for Web sites and digital media. Business is becoming more dependent on Web marketing, which often relies on visual design to succeed. This title raises teens’ awareness of the many opportunities available in this burgeoning field. It explains how they can develop skills in digital design through both informal experience and formal education, and create an impressive portfolio that will open doors for them in the future.
Careers in Outer Space: New Business Opportunities (The Career Resource Library)
Published by Rosen Publishing Group Library Binding, ISBN 082393358X Space–the final frontier. There’s an entire universe out there, to be explored and studied, and one in which there are numerous career possibilities. From learning about becoming an astronaut to information about more “grounded” jobs, this comprehensive volume dips into all aspects of space-related vocations. Of …
Comets, Stardust, and Supernovas: The Science of Space
Published by Raintree/Steck Vaughn Hardcover, ISBN 0739801341 This is a children’s book that answers some of kids’ most common questions about space. Buy Comets, Stardust, and Supernovas
Disease-Hunting Scientist (Wild Science Careers)
The true stories of six real disease hunters. Epidemiologists travel the world trying to keep us safe from deadly diseases—from high-tech labs in Canada to remote villages in Africa. Learn how these “disease detectives” are coming up with new ways to fight disease, and find out if you have what it takes to become an epidemiologist, too!
Ebola Virus (Diseases and People)
Published by Enslow Publishers, Inc. Library Binding, 128 pages, ISBN 0766015955 This is a children’s reference book all about Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, from its history to its causes to its treatment. Winner of a 2004 Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 award from The National Science Teachers Association & The Children’s Book Council From …
Fires and Wildfires: A Practical Survival Guide (Emergency Preparedness)
Published by Rosen Publishing Group Library Binding, 64 pages, ISBN 1404205322 What would you do if your home was threatened by fire and you had only fifteen minutes to leave? This guide gives practical information about fire prevention and awareness, as well as how to handle fire safety technology, like fire extinguishers and smoke alarms. …
Frequently Asked Questions About Exercise Addiction (Teen Life)
Published by Rosen Publishing Group Library Binding, 48 pages, ISBN: 9781404218062 Exercise addiction, also known as compulsive exercise, is characterized by using exercise to get rid of calories. This behavior is also known as exercise bulimia because the person is using exercise to purge calories from his or her system. The compulsive exerciser might also …
Published by McGraw-Hill Trade Paperback, 348 pages, ISBN 0071459308 This is an up-to-date, highly readable explanation of basic principles of genetics, covering key topics such as: human genetics, DNA, heredity, mutations, traits, chromosomes, and much more. Buy Genetics Demystified
Government House, Regina, Saskatchewan: An Illustrated History
Published by the Government House Historical Society through Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing ISBN: 978-1-927756-76-8 352 pages From its humble origin as a one-storey frame house to the stately brick structure of today, the story of our provincial Government House is a long and interesting journey. This illustrated history of Government House brings to life the role …
Hemophilia (Diseases & People)
Published by Enslow Publishers, Inc. Library Binding, 128 pages, ISBN 0766016846 This is a children’s reference book all about hemophilia, from its history to its causes to its treatment. From School Library Journal: “An excellent resource for basic research for personal or academic use.” –Mary R. Hofmann, Rivera Middle School, Merced, CA From Children’s Literature: …
Historic Walks of Regina and Moose Jaw
Ten walks to points of historic and architectural interest in the cities of Regina and Moose Jaw (eight walks for Regina, two for Moose Jaw).
J.R.R. Tolkien: Master of Imaginary Worlds (Authors Teens Love)
Published by Enslow Publishers, Inc. Library Binding, 128 pages, ISBN 0766022463 This is a children’s biography of the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Buy J.R.R. Tolkien: Master of Imaginary Worlds Named to the VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) 10th annual Nonfiction Honor List. VOYA is a library magazine aimed at …
Janis Joplin: Take Another Little Piece of My Heart (American Rebels)
A biography of the the rock legend Janis Joplin
Jimi Hendrix: Kiss the Sky (American Rebels)
Published by Enslow Publishers, Inc. Library Binding, 160 pages, ISBN 0766024490 A biography of the the greatest electric guitarist of all time. “From the American Rebels series, this biography introduces electric-guitar virtuoso Jimi Hendrix. Readers may be tempted to skim the opening pages, which explore Hendrix’s family tree back to the 1800s and chronicle his …
Johnny Cash: The Man in Black (American Rebels)
When country music legend Johnny Cash took the stage at Folsom State Prison in 1968, he solidified the public’s perception of him as a rebel who followed his own path. Born in Arkansas during the Great Depression, Cash endured poverty, the death of his older brother, and a difficult relationship with his father. He turned to gospel and country music to express the pain, and after many years of struggling, his songs of hardship and hope would finally reach the ears of those waiting for an artist who represented them, ordinary people fighting to survive.
Kiera Cass (All About the Author)
Published by Rosen Young Adult Hardcover: 112 pages ISBN-10: 1477779140 ISBN-13: 978-1477779149 Although still in the early stages of her career, Kiera Cass has enjoyed the kind of success most writers only dream of. After publishing her first novel, The Siren, in 2009, she went on to write The Selection, a dystopian young adult novel set in a …
Land Surveying in Saskatchewan
Laying the Groundwork for Property Rights and Development Published by the Saskatchewan Land Surveyors Association Trade Paperback, $21 (including GST). Order by email. A lavishly illustrated history of land surveying in Saskatchewan, and the Saskatchewan Land Surveyors Association, celebrating its centennial in 2010. Read the first chapter (PDF format)
Magnesium (Understanding the Elements of the Periodic Table)
Published by Rosen Publishing Group Library Binding, 48 pages, ISBN-10 1404210075, ISBN-13 9781404210073 It’s estimated that every cubic mile of ocean water contains 12 billion pounds of magnesium. A silvery-white metal, classified as an alkali earth metal, magnesium is found naturally combined with other elements, in substances called compounds. Students will learn about electrolysis, and …
Meningitis (Diseases & People)
Published by Enslow Publishers, Inc. Library Binding, 128 pages, ISBN 0766011879 This is a children’s reference book all about meningitis, from its history to its causes to its treatment. “Meningitis by Edward Willett is an EXCELLENT overview of the disease, its history, causes, treatment, etc.” — David Spilker, President of The Meningitis Foundation of America, …
Negative Body Image (Danger Zone: Dieting and Eating Disorders)
Published by Rosen Publishing Group Library Binding, 464 pages, ISBN: 9781404219953 Today, body image is more than just the mental picture of what your body looks like. For many teens, body image is also a reflection of how they feel about themselves and their lives. In this book, teens will learn to recognize a negative …
Neon (Understanding the Elements of the Periodic Table)
Published by Rosen Publishing Group Library Binding, 48 pages, ISBN-10 1404210083, ISBN-13 9781404210080 Neon gets its name from the Greek word neos, meaning new. Neon is a noble gas, it is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, and glows reddish-orange in a vacuum tube. Readers will learn about the three naturally occurring neon isotopes, and about neon’s …
Orson Scott Card: Architect of Alternate Worlds (Authors Teens Love)
Published by Enslow Publishers, Inc. Library Binding, 128 pages, ISBN 0766023540 A biography of the author of (among many, many other things) the popular series of books that began with Ender’s Game. “This solid and well-researched biography does an able job of balancing information on the subject’s numerous publications with the events in his personal …
Rock Sport Climbing: Techniques and Tricks
Published by Rosen Publishing Group Library Binding, ISBN 0823938476 Did you know that rock sport climbing can be done indoors as well as outdoors on a real mountain? In fact, millions of today’s sport climbers learn this exhilarating sport using a wall at an indoor gym or facility. This book teaches the indoor rock …
Skateboarding: Techniques and Tricks
Published by Rosen Publishing Group Library Binding, ISBN 0823938484 From empty swimming pools to park settings to vert ramps, skateboarding might just be the original rad sport. In this book, I describe tricks for the beginner—from the classic ollie to the board slide. Also included are the best techniques for pedaling, stopping, and falling …
Speed (Incredibly Disgusting Drugs)
Published by Rosen Publishing Group Library Binding, 48 pages, ISBN: 9781404213777 The street term “speed” is usually used for amphetamines, which are synthetic drugs that can be ingested, injected, or inhaled. Students learn that these chemicals are absorbed into the brain tissue and can affect the way messages are carried between nerve cells, including triggering …
The Adventures of Michael & Mia: Stewards of the Land
This is a bit different from my usual work. Not an alien, spaceship, monster or magic-user to be found! I was contacted by Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan about writing a short illustrated book to be used in classrooms during Agriculture Literacy Week. Each year during this week, AITC has agricultural producers and others from the …
The Basics of Quantum Physics: Understanding the Photoelectric Effect and Line Spectra (The Library of Physics)
Published by Rosen Publishing Group Library Binding, 48 pages, ISBN 1404203346 Using relevant diagrams and pictures to illustrate concepts discussed, this is a straightforward introduction to quantum physics, focusing on the nature of light and the atom. Written for the student who may have difficulty understanding physics concepts in basic textbooks, the book describes current …
The Bounty Mutiny: From the Court Case to the Movie
The Bounty was a British ship visiting Tahiti in 1789 when some of the crew overthrew the captain, William Bligh, and set him adrift in a tiny boat with sailors loyal to him. The mutiny resulted in a number of trials–both of the men who mutinied and of Bligh for losing command of his ship. These fascinating events have been the source for numerous Hollywood movies, most recently The Bounty. The Bounty Mutiny: From the Court Case to the Movie explores the famous case and the movies it inspired.
The Iran-Iraq War (War and Conflict in the Middle East)
Published by Rosen Publishing Group Library Binding, 64 pages, ISBN 0823945472 In 1979, the Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran called for a holy war against all Muslim nations not ruled by Islamic law. Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein saw this as a threat and attacked Iran in 1980. The two countries fought for the next eight …
What is the Milky Way?
Published by Britannica Educational Publishing. ISBN-10: 1622754824 ISBN-13: 9781622754823 Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade – 6th Grade Buy from Amazon The Milky Way is just one of billions of galaxies in the universe. Yet by exploring the galaxy we call home, we have been able to uncover some of the universe’s many unknowns. This illuminating volume carefully breaks …