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Nuclear Weapons and the Arms Race

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120908

This timely title discusses the creation of the atom bomb and the post-World War II nuclear arms race that shaped the consciousness of generations. Primary and secondary source materials such as contemporary photos, speeches, letters, and newspaper accounts are examined, offering readers insight into a world reeling from years of conflict, and the competing political and social ideologies of the former Soviet Union and the United States and its allies. Topics covered include the Manhattan Project, the dropping of the first atomic bombs, and the escalation of the arms race, as well as nuclear treaties and the relevance to today’s nuclear threats.

Peace and War

Charlie Ogden (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119889

In today’s world, we often see and hear news about conflict around the world. This timely book guides readers through discussions of peace and war—from different types of warfare occurring today to human rights groups fighting to achieve peace. Case studies help readers put information in context. Examples include the devastating civil war in Syria and the ongoing Israel-Palestinian conflict. Discussion prompts encourage readers to consider questions about human rights, the consequences of war, and how peace may be achieved.

Ghost Ships

Adrienne Montgomerie (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193261

How does something enormous suddenly disappear? Readers will be amazed by how frequently large ships are lost without a trace. But sometimes it is just the crew that has disappeared. Get the facts on the Bermuda Triangle, the Mary Celeste, the Flying Dutchman, the Rosalie, USS Cyclops, and the lost ships of California’s Colorado desert.

Hidden Worlds

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192004

What could be more exciting than the discovery of something that was hidden tens, hundreds, or even thousands of years ago? Readers will be amazed at the examples of hidden things revealed such as underground tunnels, abandoned towns, ancient cave paintings, and an emperor's lost tomb.

A Refugee's Journey From Myanmar

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119711

Nazir, his father, and older brother live in Myanmar, a country that has experienced many years of violence. As a part of the Rohingya minority group, the family is considered unwelcome in their homeland. Nazir and his father flee by boat to a refugee camp, eventually escaping as refugees to the United States. Interspersed with facts about Myanmar and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. Readers will learn about the conflict there and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who are struggling to find permanent homes.

Haunted at Sea

Jaime Winters (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120571

This high-interest title explores the history and lore behind ships and sites at sea around the world that are reported to be haunted. From disastrous voyages and missing ships to ghostly sailors and other creatures, narrative text weaves paranormal tales for readers. Historical records and eyewitness accounts are the evidence for the debunked or unexplained stories.

Haunted Castles and Forts

Vic Kovacs (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120533

This high-interest title explores the history and lore behind castles and forts around the world that are reported to be haunted. Using a narrative style, the book tells the debunked and unexplained stories of paranormal occurrences in the castles of royals and the forts of armies. Readers will examine the historical records and eyewitness accounts of ghostly events, and evaluate the evidence.

Your Guide to Knights and the Age of Chivalry

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118653

Meet the knights of the Age of Chivalry. This exciting title explores the work of a knight, from jousting tournaments and codes of honor to battlefields and life on campaign. Also examined are the legends surrounding Robin Hood and the Knights of the Round Table, as well as the very real battles between the British king Richard the Lionheart and the sultan Saladin, as well as the political maneuvering of Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Your Guide to Medieval Society

Rachel Stuckey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118646

Meet the people of the Middle Ages—from the lowly peasant to the royal court. This fascinating book reveals Medieval society and the realities of everyday life according to social class, including lifestyles and sources of entertainment. Famous people in religion, peasant rebellions, and politics are featured, along with events such as the signing of the Magna Carta.

Your Guide to the Arts in the Middle Ages

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118684

Meet the artists, writers, and architects of the Middle Ages who created important and spectacular works that are still celebrated today. From DaVinci's inventions and Brunelleschi’s cathedrals to Chaucer’s epic poems, read about the lasting influence of some of the greatest minds the world has ever known.

Your Guide to the Islamic Golden Age

Tim Cooke (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118660

During the Middle Ages, the Islamic world experienced a time of remarkable expansion when scientific invention and artistic creation flourished. Your Guide to the Islamic Golden Age explores the important achievements and lasting legacy of this magnificent era.

Your Guide to Trade in the Middle Ages

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118691

Follow the trade route to the Middle Ages and witness the expansion of trade and commerce, made possible by the advancements in shipbuilding. Your Guide to Trade in the Middle Ages explores the effects of this expansion, including the growth of towns, the formation of guilds, the increasing demand for luxury items, and the famous travels to China of a merchant named Marco Polo.

Your Guide to Castles and Medieval Warfare

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118677

Go on campaign in the Middle Ages and live through castle sieges and the fierce battles that changed history, including the Wars of the Roses and the Crusades. Castle defenses, life on campaign, medieval weaponry, and great warriors such as Genghis Khan and Joan of Arc will also be examined.

Ancient China Inside Out

Kelly Spence (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118455

This fascinating book explores the culture and achievements of ancient China through the examination of artifacts that have survived through the centuries. Each primary-source artifact offers the reader significant clues to the civilization's technologies, cultural traditions, foods, and conflicts.

Ancient Egypt Inside Out

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118462

This awesome book explores the culture and achievements of ancient Egypt through the examination of artifacts that have survived through the centuries. Each primary-source artifact offers the reader significant clues to the civilization's technologies, cultural traditions, foods, and conflicts.

Ancient Greece Inside Out

John Malam (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118479

This interesting book explores the culture and achievements of ancient Greece through the examination of artifacts that have survived through the centuries. Each primary-source artifact offers the reader significant clues to the civilization's technologies, cultural traditions, foods, and conflicts.

Ancient Maya Inside Out

Rachel Stuckey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118486

This exciting book explores the culture and achievements of the ancient Maya through the examination of artifacts that have survived through the centuries. Each primary-source artifact offers the reader significant clues to the civilization's technologies, cultural traditions, foods, and conflicts.

Ancient Mesopotamia Inside Out

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118493

This important book explores the culture and achievements of ancient Mesopotamia through the examination of artifacts that have survived through the centuries. Each primary-source artifact offers the reader significant clues to the civilization's technologies, cultural traditions, foods, and conflicts.

Ancient Rome Inside Out

John Malam (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118509

This revealing book explores the culture and achievements of ancient Rome through the examination of artifacts that have survived through the centuries. Each primary-source artifact offers the reader significant clues to the civilization's technologies, cultural traditions, foods, and conflicts.

Human-made Disasters

David West, Steve Parker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197610

Human negligence, engineering miscalculation, mechanical failure - human activity has been responsible for some of the gravest harm to people and the world. Thirteen famous disasters are featured is this fascinating book. Each one became well-known for the unique scientific process that led to the destruction, as well as for the structural changes and safety measures proposed in its aftermath. Topics include the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown, the sinking of the Titanic, the Russian submarine Kursk explosion, the Tacoma Narrows suspension bridge collapse, the Hindenburg airship explosion, and the Twin Towers collapse.

Lost Treasures

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199645

Stories of lost treasures have been told since ancient times, passed along by storytelling or on maps and scribbled notes. This exciting book describes some of the dangerous journeys - and sometimes remarkable finds - made by treasure hunters throughout history. Find out about lost pirate gold, treasure protected by an Egyptian pharaohs curse, a fortune in ancient Roman coins found by a farmer's son with a metal detector, and more!

Natural Disasters: Moving Earth

David West, Steve Parker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197627

The natural forces of planet Earth have been responsible for some of the world's greatest devastation, such as the earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan in 2011 and the Indian Ocean in 2004. Thirteen kinds of disasters are featured in this amazing book, showing the process and science of each disaster from the action that triggered it to its dire consequences. Topics include volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, avalanches, landslides, and mudslides.

Crusades

Terry Riley, Gary Jeffrey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175090

Three historic battles to claim the Holy Land during the time of the Crusades are told in graphic novel format: Christian soldiers try to take Jerusalem back from Muslim and Jewish defenders during the First Crusade in 1099; On July 4, 1187, Christian armies of the Kingdom of Jerusalem meet the Muslim forces of Saladin in the decisive Battle of Hattin for the Holy Land; England's King Richard I, and his allies battle Saladin in an attempt to retake Jerusalem during the Third Crusade in 1190.

Life on the Homefront during the Civil War

Melissa Doak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199522

Life during the Civil War wasn't business as usual in the North or the South. This volume examines the economic impact of the war on the civilian population, as well as the political landscape, public opinion and morale, and the strains on the social system. The effects of the Emancipation Proclamation and the role of women and African Americans are all given particular attention.

Ancient Homes

Moreno Chiacchiera, Saranne Taylor (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427115690

From mighty castle strongholds to the buried ruins of Pompeii, this engaging title unearths ancient homes. Concepts include how and why ancient homes were built, as well as their discovery through archaeological digs.