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Invention of Electricity

Robin Koontz (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731629890

For thousands of years, humans survived without electricity. They employed fire, solar energy, water, wind, and animal power to get things done. People's lives changed dramatically when Thomas Edison and other engineering pioneers figured out how to harness the power of electricity and put it to use for just about everything in modern life. It Changed the World: Invention of Electricity provides readers with a before-and-after look at the way the world has changed. Each book in the NGSS-aligned It Changed the World series introduces readers to some amazing inventions. Interesting facts and vivid photos show how these inventions changed, and continue to change, the lives of people around the world. Each book includes a glossary, comprehension questions, and an extension activity for further learning.

Invention of the Combustion Engine

Mike Downs (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731629906

The invention of the combustion engine changed huge parts of daily life. It allowed people access to much more of the world, including the air and sea. These engines improved the food, clothes, and other everyday items that we use to live. It Changed the World: Invention of the Combustion Engine provides readers with a before-and-after look at the way the world has changed. Each book in the NGSS-aligned It Changed the World series introduces readers to some amazing inventions. Interesting facts and vivid photos show how these inventions changed, and continue to change, the lives of people around the world. Each book includes a glossary, comprehension questions, and an extension activity for further learning.

From Here to There

Robin Koontz (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425182

A look at the engineering processes that go into designing transportation methods.

Telescopes

Carla Mooney (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425564

An in-depth look at the design and engineering of massive scientific telescopes. Addresses the obstacles of construction, the impact on society, and the science of engineering such superstructures.

Treasure Hunter

Susan Koehler

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606943748

Hunt the sea for sunken boats filled with treasure in this graphic high interest book.

Surviving the Great Chicago Fire

Jo Cleland

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606945490

In graphic-novel format, this book examines the history of the Chicago fire in 1871 while providing a story that brings to life one family's struggle to survive the devastation.

Surviving the San Francisco Earthquake

Jo Cleland

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606945483

In graphic-novel format, this book chronicles the 1906 earthquake that destroyed the city of San Francisco while providing a story of one family's escape from the disaster.

Surviving the Galveston Hurricane

Jo Cleland

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606944387

In graphic-novel format, this book examines the history of the Galveston Hurricane in 1900 while providing a story that depicts the community's struggle to survive the storm and rebuild their homes afterward.

Biofuels

David Armentrout, Patricia Armentrout (authors)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604723212

Provides the history of biofuels, different uses, positive and negative characteristics, and how they will impact the future.

Surviving the Dust Bowl

Jo Cleland

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 160694441X

In graphic-novel format, this book chronicles the dust storms which plagued the plains states from 1930 to 1939 while depicting one family's efforts to escape the devastation and start a new life in California.