Inside the Corn Industry
Some commodities command massive economic, social, and political influence. This title examines the business around corn, the most ubiquitous crop in the United States. It explores corn's many uses, complex supply chain, and attendant environmental debates. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||9.75 x 8.5|
|Guided Reading Level||X|
|ATOS Reading Level||7.7|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG+|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||188775|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||3.0|
|Features||Table of contents, Detailed maps, Glossary of key words, Timeline of key events, and Reviewed|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Big Business - School Library Connection
A welcome addition to any collection. . . . Colorful pictures and sidebars are mixed with text that provides historic and future perspectives. . . .[and is] well-researched with illustrations ranging from photographs to colorful drawings to works of art. Reluctant readers will find the eye-catching sidebars coupled with the text interesting and easy to understand. . . . Recommended.
Big Business – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
An absorbing, thorough look at the production of commonly used natural resources and their by-products. Economic, legislative, and environmental factors as well as new technologies and the future of each enterprise are also presented. World history plays a large albeit unexpected role, too, as each volume presents an intriguing look at significant historical events that have shaped each product. . . . Visuals are relevant and well placed, consisting mainly of photos or archival drawings. A global production map in the back matter reinforces the international nature of these businesses. An essential facts section, which includes historical impact, statistics, and figures, also furthers the set’s merit. . . .an expansive look at the many aspects and implications of vital world industries. . .