Learn to talk to your computer in its own language! Whether you want to create a game, start a business, or solve an important problem, the first step is learning to write your own programs. Programming is a fun challenge, and it's easy to get started!
Discusses the energy sources used to power homes, businesses, and transportation and how to conserve them, details cleaner ways to supply oil and gas, and explains efforts to develop fuels with less negative impact on the planet.
Jupiter is so large that all of the other planets in the solar system could fit inside of it. Readers will discover what sets this gas giant apart from the other planets. They will also learn how it was discovered, take a tour of its many moons, and find out why it has rings.
As one of our closest neighbors in the solar system, Mars has long fascinated people who are interested in space exploration. Readers will find out how we have used advanced technology to explore the surface of Mars and why some scientists think they might one day discover life on the fourth planet from the sun. They will also learn what it is like on Mar's surface and why scientists are paying such close attention to the planet's moons.
A fan's reference to the Angry Birds Star Wars video-game universe describes important battles, key locations, and egg-smashing weapons while profiling characters ranging from Ham Solo and Lard Vader to C-3PYolk and R2-EGG2.
What's so great about reading? Why should you read when you could watch TV instead? This book has lots of answers for those questions. For starters, if you're reading a book, you won't have to worry about losing the remote control. Plus, books will make you smart, and everyone will be impressed with your vocabulary. Books can even help you reach things if you use them to build a ladder. And books never expire, so you don't have to worry about getting sick if you read them years after you buy them. The list of reasons to love books is endless.
An exploration of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including how its mountainous landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the historic settlement called Cades Cove.
Discusses the life of the co-founder of Flickr, including her childhood love of reading, her early online experiences at Salon.com, and her continuing work with online communities and social networking.
After competing in the 2012 London Olympics and winning two gold medals, Gabrielle Douglas's life changed forever but in many important ways, it stayed the same. Inside these pages, Gabrielle shares an inside look at her day-to-day world, from the things that are still important to her—time with her friends and family, her favorite comfort foods, and her training routine—as well as what's it's like to suddenly walk the red carpet and interviewed by various people.