With a background in amateur wrestling, Dolph Ziggler brings a powerful set of skills to the ring. Other wrestlers might underestimate his abilities, but theyÕll regret it once they are on the mat. Learn more in this thrilling book about a surprising wrestler who has taken WWE by storm.
The Eastern State Penitentiary was the first prison to use solitary confinement. This controversial form of punishment is said to have left many inmates mentally ill. A few were driven to such desperate madness that even death couldnÕt bring proper relief. Discover why many believe these prisoners have left behind imprints of their disturbed souls.
The United States Marines Corps works closely with the United States Navy to carry out amphibious assaults. Marines fight on land or at sea, depending on their mission. Their intense training and advanced technology equip them to handle any situation with confidence. Young learners will find out what it takes to be a Marine, the equipment used during missions, and what vehicles help Marines complete their objectives.
For over 200 years, the United States Army has been one of the most powerful armies in the world. Responsible for all land-based operations, the Army uses a variety of vehicles and troops to complete its missions. Readers will learn about the components of the Army and how soldiers must all work together to be successful.
Descending from Spanish royalty, Alberto Del Rio brings attitude and style to the ring. Some would call it arrogance, but once they enter a match with the man from Mexico, they realize he has the skills to back it up. This title introduces readers to Alberto Del Rio, the man of majestic mayhem!
Mark Henry is known as the strongest man in the world. Having competed in Olympic weightlifting and the WorldÕs Strongest Man competitions, he has the history to back up that claim. In the ring, he uses his incredible strength to throw, smash, and crush his opponents on his way to victory.
Born in Ghana, Kofi Kingston followed a path that has led him to several WWE Championships. It could be argued he brings more energy to the ring than any other WWE wrestler. With his high-flying moves and devastating kicks, he has proven that he belongs among the best in WWE.
The sounds of prisoners clanging through the halls, sobbing in their cells, or even playing the banjo may be normal in most prisons. But when they come from walls that havenÕt confined inmates in decades, it can only mean one thing. Read on to meet the criminals who met their end in Alcatraz but refused to fully depart.
The Green Berets are a Special Forces unit of the United States Army. They carry out a variety of missions, including search-and-rescue, counterterrorism, and strategic assaults on enemy positions. Intense training and proper equipment ensure that these brave soldiers complete their missions in a safe and efficient manner.
Delta Force is the most elite force in the United States Army. It specializes in covert operations, often undercover deep in enemy territory. Only the best in the Army can serve in Delta Force. Readers will learn about the weapons, equipment, and training used to succeed in some of the most dangerous missions imaginable.
When a wildfire breaks out in a remote area of the wilderness, smoke jumpers are called to action. As their plane nears the fire, they leap out and parachute into the forest to fight the blaze. Students will learn about the multiple dangers smoke jumpers are exposed to and how they train to stay safe.
Edinburgh CastleÕs 900-year-old history is riddled with murders and executions. Today visitors from all over the world tour the fortress. ItÕs no surprise that reports of eerie shadows, drops in temperature, and feelings of being watched are common. Learn why even skeptics canÕt deny the paranormal activity inside Edinburgh castle.
The United States Navy patrols waters around the world to protect U.S. interests. With everything from nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers to helicopters and jet fighters, the Navy is equipped to handle any possible threat. The hundreds of thousands of sailors in the Navy train hard to be ready at any moment. Readers will find out the primary missions of the Navy, how sailors train, and how various ships, aircraft, and vehicles help them keep the waters safe.
The United States Coast GuardÕs motto is Semper Paratus, or ÒAlways Ready.Ó Protecting the coasts of the United States, the branch uses several kinds of ships and aircraft to intercept enemy ships and rescue those in need of help. This title introduces readers to the Coast Guard, highlighting the training, ships, and aircraft required to execute dangerous missions.
A powerful storm has capsized several boats off the coast. Helicopters show up to rescue people who have fallen into the sea. A few Coast Guard rescue swimmers leap from the helicopters into the water. It will be up to them to save the lives of the struggling victims. Coast Guard rescue swimmers must brave storms and risk drowning to save others. This book shows readers the rigorous training they must endure to handle this dangerous job.
Huge spoilers, thick rims, and souped-up engines transform ordinary cars into road giants that are impossible to ignore. Turn the pages of this book to see mutated cars rumbling down the road. After reading, you might want to take your car to the body shop for an extreme makeover.
Many commercial fishermen have lost their lives to ocean storms, freezing temperatures, and lack of sleep. This makes commercial fishing one of the deadliest industries in the world. Readers will explore the threats fishermen face every day at sea, the techniques used to stay safe, and how fishermen stay vigilant to return to land.
Recon Marines are sent on high-risk knowledge quests. They travel inside enemy territory to gather intelligence for military leaders. With the top secret information they collect, the U.S. military develops action plans. Parachute and scuba dive alongside the Marine Corps Force Recon to get your hands on the facts.
The bomb squad technician must quickly and carefully defuse the bomb before the timer reaches zero and the bomb explodes. If the technician fails, the building will blow up and people will be injured or killed. This title introduces readers to the dangers bomb squad technicians face and the training they need to perform their duties and keep everyone safe.
The United States Army deploys its Rangers wherever quick, efficient action is needed. This can include seizing an enemy structure, rescuing hostages, or protecting civilians. Rangers have been used since World War II, and theyÕll continue to be a crucial part of the Army for years to come.
The bones of more than 40,000 people are said to dwell in Sedlec Ossuary, also known as the Bone Chapel. Here, bones swoop from the ceiling, run down the walls, and even hang in the form a giant chandelier. Learn how these human relics came to decorate a church in this eerie title for young readers.
This title introduces readers to Tom Brady, providing exciting details about his life and going deep inside the key moments of his NFL career. The title also features informative "fast facts," a timeline, and a glossary. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Lumberjacks use chainsaws, helicopters, and heavy machinery to cut down trees and bring them to the mill. When a massive tree comes down, everyone is at risk. Readers will learn about the training it takes to become a lumberjack, the danger faced on the job, and the safety precautions followed to prevent injury or death.
The United States Air Force uses fighter jets, cargo planes, reconnaissance aircraft, and bombers to perform a variety of missions. Skilled pilots, airmen and airwomen, and excellent teamwork ensure that missions are successful. This title explores the functions of the Air Force and the many vehicles used by this branch of the Armed Forces.
United States Navy SEALs are trained to fight at sea, in the air, and on land. It takes years of training to become a SEAL, and most who try to become SEALs fall short. It is this rigorous training that prepares SEALs for any situation they may find themselves in during a mission and makes them one of the deadliest Special Forces in the world.
Sunshine, solid ground, and fresh air. You don't find these things in underground coal mines. Miners must be prepared to work in pitch-black darkness and survive explosions, cave-ins, and the release of deadly gases. Go beneath the surface of one of the most dangerous jobs.
Sometimes actors don't have the skills they need for a movie scene. This is where stunt performers jump in, sometimes literally. These daredevils jump out of moving cars, off high cliffs, and even into fires. Be amazed as you watch stunt performers excel at difficult and dangerous feats.