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Afghanistan's Heroic Artists by When the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, the religious group aimed to destroy any artistic expression that violated their strict interpretation of Islamic rules. A group of Afghan artists risked death by disobeying the Taliban to preserve the artwork.
Call Number: 958.4 Af34 2010 (Level 6 red)
Alternative Energy by Global warming and the overuse of available traditional fuels have created an environmental crisis. In Colorado, however, scientists in the windy Rocky Mountains have found alternative fuel sources that could provide a solution.
Call Number: 333.79 AL79 2010 (Level 6 red)
Firewalking by In a small village in northern Greece, local residents participate in an annual religious festival called 'Anastenaria'. During the festival, believers walk across fire to test their faith which revolves around a set of ancient icons that worshipers believe have special powers; to purify, heal and protect. But others view the ritual as sacrilege.
Call Number: 001.9 F515 2010 (Level 6 red)
Living in the Slow Lane by Greve, Italy, is one of the many cities around the globe that is part of the 'Slow City' movement: a way of living designed to fight the negative effects of our increasingly fast-paced world. The 'Slow City' movement has also inspired individuals to start a 'Slow Food' movement has also inspired individuals to start a 'Slow Food' movement.. What does it mean to be part of these groups?
Call Number: 945 L761 2010 (Level 6 red)
Mars on Earth by The Arctic region of Canada is home to a huge depression in the earth called the Haughton Crater. A group of explorers has come to the area to explore the challenges expected when traveling to Mars. What challenges will they experience? What preparations are being made for a trip to Mars here on Earth?
Call Number: 629.43 M35 2010 (Level 6 red)
Natacha's Animal Rescue by Fish River Canyon, a beautiful region in southern Namibia, was once a place where wild animals ran free. However, hunters and farmers have claimed the lives of thousands of these animals and left the land bare. Natacha, a conservationist, now plans to bring the animals to the canyon. What kinds of animals will she bring? How will she do it?
Call Number: 590 N19 2010 (Level 6 red)
Orient Express by Running from Paris to Istanbul, the Orient Express is a first-class hotel on wheels. Once a year, travelers can ride the luxury train across Europe just to enjoy the journey, but it's hard work to make the grand train run smoothly. Who is responsible for the train's success? What unique difficulties do they face?
Call Number: 635.2 Or4 2010 (Level 6 red)
The Perfect Swarm by In the 1800s, the Rocky Mountain locust brought massive destruction to Western settlers. Then, the insects suddenly disappeared, almost without a trace. Now scientists hope to find a reason for the locust's extinction. What caused the Rocky Mountain locust to disappear? Where will the scientists find the answers?
Call Number: 595.7 P416 2010 (Level 6 red)
The Red Devils by Humboldt squids, or 'Red Devils,' are the world's largest animal without a backbone. These sometimes dangerous creatures live in the deep waters of the Gulf of California. A researcher and professional diver have come to the Gulf to learn more about them. Will they find any Red Devils? Will they be able to observe them safely?
Call Number: 594 R246 2010 (Level 6 red)
The Varied Cultures of China by For thousands of years, certain remote minority nationalities in China have existed in near isolation. Separated from the rest of the world, these deeply cultural communities have maintained the old ways of life. Now, with the increased globalization of the world's cultures, they could disappear.
Call Number: 951 V425 2010 (Level 6 red)