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Video Games from Then to Now

Angie Smibert (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490494

Video game technology is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource on the history of video games for elementary students. The saga of video games is rife with epic quests, thievery, and competition. It took Ralph Baer about 15 years to complete his quest to play video games on home TVs, finally selling the first gaming console. Then Atari stole his table tennis game and made Pong and arcade history. Shortly after, Atari would also ignite the console wars with its Atari 2600. From Spacewar! to Mario Bros. to Fortnite, gaming has gone from geek to mainstream, with top Esports winners taking home millions of dollars. With virtual reality, where will gaming go next?

Photography from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490487

The technology of taking pictures is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource on the history of photography for elementary students. So much science went into that selfie! First, people had to figure out how light even worked. Then, a French guy smeared sticky black stuff on a silver plate and the black stuff hardened in sunlight. And we had our first picture. (It was not a selfie.) People tried new chemicals and lenses and film to take better, faster pictures. Then came the digital revolution. Cameras got into cellphones and now there are SO many selfies. Will 3-D bring our photos right into reality?

Phones from Then to Now

Angie Smibert (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490470

Telephone technology is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource on the history of landlines and cell phones for elementary students. Once upon a time, no one carried a phone around. Phones plugged into a wall and you could only move as far as the cord let you. And it basically stayed that way for 100 years! When we finally got cordless phones, you still had to stay in your house to call. The first mobile phones weighed 80 pounds and had to be carried around in a car—hence the term car phone. The dawn of the cell phone was the 1980s with the Motorola Dynatec. Phones changed forever. Now we have smart phones in our pockets!

Movies from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490463

The history of movie technology is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource for elementary students. It took 50 years from the invention of photographs to the magical motion of movies. In the 1890s, Thomas Edison’s company decided to make a camera that could take a bunch of pictures really fast. Next came silent films, talkies, and Technicolor. New technology gave us widescreens, 3-D, IMAX, and, finally, the digital revolution. How will virtual reality change movie-going in the future?

Computers from Then to Now

Angie Smibert (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490456

Computer technology is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource on the history of computing for elementary students. Back in the 1950s, computers were only for employees of the government and universities. They were way too expensive for the average person. In 1975, the Altair 8800 kit made them affordable. It also inspired a guy named Steve Wozniak to start Apple Computers with his friend Steve Jobs. Then came mice, GUIs, MacIntosh versus PC, and the World Wide Web. In the 2000s, computers got into cell phones and now everyone carries a computer in their pocket. Where will artificial intelligence take computers in the future?

Airplanes from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490449

The technological history of airplanes is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource for elementary students. Bird envy drove aviation history. We studied bird wings to understand flight and made gliders. Then the Wright Brothers said, “Let’s add an engine!” and we left birds in the dust. Since then, we’ve flown faster, better, and bigger. What will happen next? Can Boeing or Airbus bring us hypersonic passenger jets? Would you ride in a self-flying taxi drone?

Great Wall of China

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536826

Describes the Great Wall of China, including how and why it was built, the dynasties behind its construction, what it was used for, and what it’s like today.

Machu Picchu

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536833

Describes the mystery of Machu Picchu, including how and why it was built, the emperor who lived there, why it was abandoned, and what the ruin is like today.

Stonehenge

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536840

Describes the mysteries behind Stonehenge, including how and why it was built, the people who built it, and what the ruins are like today.

Taj Mahal

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536857

Describes the Taj Mahal, including how and why it was built, how it was ruined and has been restored, and what it is like today.

Do You Really Want to Meet Edmontosaurus?

Annette Bay Pimentel (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517926

A young child adventures back in time to 70 million years ago to meet an Edmontosaurus, learning about this dinosaur's babies, its diet, and how it stayed warm in its cold habitat. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a map of fossil findings, glossary, and further resources.

Do You Really Want to Meet Iguanodon?

Annette Bay Pimentel (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517933

A young child adventures back in time to 125 million years ago to meet an Iguanodon, learning about what this dinosaur ate, its size, and how it traveled in a herd. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a range map, glossary, and further resources.

Do You Really Want to Meet Ankylosaurus?

Annette Bay Pimentel (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517919

A young child adventures back in time to 66 million years ago to meet an Ankylosaurus, learning about what this dinosaur looked like, its diet, and how it used its clubbed tail to stay safe. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a map of fossil findings, glossary, and further resources.

Do You Really Want to Meet Allosaurus?

Annette Bay Pimentel (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517902

A young child adventures back in time to 152 million years ago to meet an Allosaurus, learning what they ate, its size, and how even this big dinosaur sometimes got hurt. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a map of fossil findings, glossary, and further resources.

Do You Really Want to Meet Diplodocus?

Annette Bay Pimentel (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517889

A young child adventures back in time to 150 million years ago to meet a Diplodocus, learning what sounds this dinosaur made, its size, and what it ate. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a map of fossil findings, glossary, and further resources.

Do You Really Want to Meet Spinosaurus?

Annette Bay Pimentel (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517896

A young child adventures back in time to 100 million years ago to meet a Spinosaurus, learning how they looked, where it lived, and how they hunted other dinosaurs for food. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a map of fossil findings, glossary, and further resources.

The Dinosaur Museum

Jo Ann Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607533092

Describes how dinosaur fossils are found, prepared, and displayed in museums, and what you might see at a dinosaur museum. Includes visual literacy activity.

Velociraptor

Barbara Alpert (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607534181

Describes how the Velociraptor was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about the behavior of this small, speedy meat-eating dinosaur.

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Barbara Alpert (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607534174

Describes how the Tyrannosaurus Rex was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about the behavior of the largest meat-eating dinosaur.

Triceratops

Barbara Alpert (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607534167

Describes how the Triceratops was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about the behavior of this three-horned plant-eating dinosaur.

Stegosaurus

Barbara Alpert (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607534150

Describes how the Stegosaurus was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about this plant-eating dinosaur with plates.

Pterodactyl

Barbara Alpert (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607534143

Describes how the Pterodactyl and other pterosaurs were discovered, how paleontologists study their bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about these ancient flying lizards.

Apatosaurus

Barbara Alpert (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607534136

Describes how the Apatosaurus was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about dinosaur behavior.

Egyptian Pyramids

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536819

Describes the pyramids of ancient Egypt, including how and why they were built, the pharaohs who were buried inside, and what the ruins are like today.