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World War I: 1914-1916 A Terrible New Warfare Begins

Jane Gould (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427174963

This compelling book follows the events of the first few years of World War I. After the assassination of Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, war was declared by Europes five great powers. Readers will learn that, although it was a European war, the fighting spread outward to the colonies of the countries involved. Colonies also had to supply forces for European battles. Opposing countries, equally matched in fighting power, relied on naval and U-boat, or submarine, blockades, and dug in for a new kind of long-term fighting called trench warfare. Find out what life was like for soldiers in the trenches at such famous battles as Ypreswhere deadly mustard gas was first usedVerdun, the Somme, and Gallipoli.

Understanding Mesoamerican Myths

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191137

This interesting books describes the mythology of Mesoamerica, which encompasses the general region of Central America. A mixture of myths from many cultures, including the Aztecs and the Mayans, these stories about the creation of the world and the afterlife helped these ancient cultures explain what was happening in their world. Topics featured include: Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec creator god Huitzilopochtli, the supreme god of Tenochtitlanthe capital city of the Aztec empire Maya hieroglyphic writing

Understanding Native American Myths

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191144

Explore the rich worldview of Native North American tribes through their myths and legends. Tales originating from various tribes functioned in a number of important ways: they explained the story of creation, described the relationship of humans to the rest of the universe, and preserved the sacred history of the tribe. In addition, myths and storytelling helped Native Americans pass on knowledge related to hunting, fishing, farming, healing the sick, and dealing with conflict or disaster. This book also places their mythology in historical context, for example, connecting earth myths with the Native Americans' real-life, tragic struggle to preserve their lands. Topics include: the Great Mystery animal guides the four directions

Understanding Norse Myths

Brian Williams (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191151

In this captivating book, readers are introduced to the mythology that reflects the religious beliefs and social practices of the Scandinavian people and the fearsome Vikings. Readers learn about the great Norse gods and the Nine Worlds. They will also discover how the physical geography of Scandinavia influenced their mythology. Topics include: Ragnark, the prophecy of battles ending in death for many heroes Beowulf, a legendary king Fenrir, the wolf

Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator

David P. Press (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192349

Although he steadfastly refused to be labeled an abolitionist, Abraham Lincoln was a hero to the abolitionist cause. The emancipation of the slaves in 1863 was strategic to the president's fight against the Confederacy in the Civil War and changed the course of the nation's history.

Theodore Weld: Architect of Abolitionism

Susan Down (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192356

Theodore Weld was an early agitator for abolition. This book describes how Weld successfully forced the issue of slavery into the forefront of people's consciousness through speeches and activism, particularly at the university level, where he confronted education authorities who didn't wish for slavery to be debated or even discussed.

Understanding Indian Myths

Colin Hynson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191120

This interesting title examines the mythology and folklore of India, and discusses its importance in Hinduism. The greatest myths of India, drawn from the sacred texts and traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, are presented. The Indian gods and goddesses portrayed in this colorful mythology are creators and protectors, but often they are also warriors and destroyers, particularly when fighting demons. Supported by beautiful Indian artworks and full-color photography, the text shows readers how these ancient tales helped Indians explain creation, birth, death, love, and the purpose of humans' earthly life. Topics include: Vishnu, preserver of the universe Shiva, the destroyer Asuras, demons or anitgods

The Mystery of Atlantis

Brian Innes Kathryn Walker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427174680

More than 2,300 years ago, the Greek philosopher Plato wrote about a glorious ancient city that sank without trace beneath the waves. Ever since that time people have wondered where this lost city, Atlantis, might be and whether it actually existed. Students will thrill as they learn about the different theories of, and search efforts for, this mythical city.

Winning Big: World and Euro Cup Soccer

Amanda Bishop (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194305

This book looks at the history of soccer championships, including the World and Euro Cups, and the Olympics. It also provides highlights of the players and teams to watch for at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Plant Fossils

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427189547

In this compelling title, students are encouraged to dig in and discover how different plant fossils unlock clues to the Earths past. Through full-color photographs and thought-provoking questions, students will investigate how plants fossils form, how they are excavated, and how paleobotanists study them to learn about life millions of years ago.

Unsolved!

Marie Powell (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199669

Some mysteries remain unsolved for hundreds of years, defying attempts by scientists and researchers to solve them. This astounding books documents examples of the great vanishing acts of history. Read about the woman who claimed to be Anastasia, the long-lost daughter of the murdered Russian Czar, pilot Amelia Earhart who disappeared over the Pacific Ocean, the colony of Roanoke that vanished without a trace, and more!

Breakaway! The History of Hockey

Jaime Winters (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176769

How and where did hockey originate? When was the game first added to the Olympics? These and many more questions are answered for hockey fans in Breakaway! The SS of Hockey.

Center Ice: The Stanley Cup

Jaime Winters (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176776

The Stanley Cup is the oldest trophy in North America that professional athletes compete for. This exciting title details the history of Lord Stanley's cup including the greatest team with the most wins, historic rivalries, and history-making moments.

Hockey Superstars: Past, Present, and Future

Jennifer Rivkin (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176783

This fact-filled book presents the best of the best in hockeys past, present, and future. More than just racking up goals, superstars display sharp, play-making minds, as well as leadership qualities. Profiles include essential stats, an overview of each player's skills and achievements, and quotes from the superstars themselves. Male, female, and sledge hockey superstars are also featured in this jam-packed title.

Animal Fossils

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427189516

Perfect for the budding paleontologist, this book brings to life animals that lived long ago. With clear text and engaging questions, a full range of fossils from microscopic insects to gigantic prehistoric mammals is examined. Students are encouraged to discuss the idea of living fossils and examine how fossilized animals have adapted into life forms still present today.

Dinosaur Fossils

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427189523

This intriguing new title invites students to walk with the dinosaurs, learning about what they looked like, what they ate, and how they lived. From fossilized teeth to ancient footprints, students will explore how studying the different parts of a dinosaur fossil show paleontologists how these amazing creatures lived before their mass extinction over 65 million years ago.

Human Fossils

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427189530

Since the discovery of Lucy, one of the most famous human skeletons ever discovered, paleontologists and people alike have been fascinated with human fossils. In this book, students will follow the timeline of key discoveries in human fossils, and learn how scientists continue to link together the evolution of humanity using evidence from the past.

The Carbon Cycle

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176219

Readers will discover that the natural element carbon is found in all living things, including people. This fascinating book explains how the Earths supply of carbon moves among Earth's oceans, atmosphere, ecosystem, and geosphere in a process called the carbon cycle. Accessible text and detailed images help explain such processes as photosynthesis, respiration, and decomposition. Feature boxes highlight examples of the ways in which human activity, such as burning fossil fuels, releases too much carbon dioxide into the air disrupting the balance of the carbon cycle. Readers are encouraged to find ways to take action and find solutions.

Explore with Leif Eriksson

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175786

This exciting book follows the travels of Viking explorer Leif Eriksson from Iceland to Greenland and on to North America. Historical information and high-interest fact boxes are presented in a tabloid-news style that guides readers through major voyages, explorations, and discoveries. Topics include what led Eriksson to sail west, Viking exploration, life on Viking longships, North American settlements, and Eriksson's legacy.

Explore with Lewis and Clark

Rachel Stuckey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175700

This entertaining book follows the travels of Americans Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, explorers of the American West. Historical information and high-interest fact boxes are presented in an entertaining tabloid style that guides readers through a voyage of discovery. Topics include what led Lewis and Clark to become explorers, colonies in North America, The Corps of Discovery, and Sacagawea.

Explore with Marco Polo

Tim Cooke (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175793

This entertaining book follows the travels of Italian merchant and adventurer Marco Polo who traveled across Asia. Historical information and high-interest fact boxes are presented in a tabloid-news style that guides readers through major journeys, explorations, and discoveries. Topics include what led Polo to travel to China, the Silk Road, life in Central Asia, the Chinese empire, Polo's famous book, and his legacy.

Explore with Ponce de Leon

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175809

This informative book follows the travels of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Len to the Caribbean and Florida. Historical information and high-interest fact boxes are presented in a tabloid-news style that guides readers through major voyages, explorations, and discoveries. Topics include Ponce de Lens trip to the New World on Columbus second voyage, being appointed a governor in the Caribbean, his actions toward the Taino people, life in the Spanish colonies, claiming Florida for Spain, and his legacy.

Explore with Samuel de Champlain

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175717

This engaging book follows the travels of French mapmaker and navigator Samuel de Champlain as he mapped out the St. Lawrence River and the North American Coast. Historical information and high-interest fact boxes are presented in an entertaining tabloid style. Topics include what first led Samuel de Champlain to the New World, his role as the Father of New France and the St. Lawrence River, accurate mapmaking, establishing trade networks, and the legacy of Champlain.

Explore with Sieur de La Salle

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175816

This engaging book follows the travels of French nobleman Sieur de la Salle who expanded the fur trade in North Americathen called New Franceand explored the Mississippi River down to the Gulf of Mexico. Historical information and high-interest fact boxes are presented in a tabloid-news style that guides readers through major voyages, explorations, and discoveries. Topics include La Salles quest for a new trade route to China, life in New France, interactions with the Seneca, the fur trade, sailing down the Mississippi, and La Salle's legacy.

Explore with Christopher Columbus

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175687

This engaging book follows the travels of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. Historical information and high-interest fact boxes are presented in an entertaining tabloid style as Columbus navigates his way to the New World. Topics include what led Columbus to become an explorer, early beliefs about the geography of the world, life on sea voyages, failed colonies, and the legacy of Columbus.