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Project Apollo: The Race to Land on the Moon

David Jefferis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122148

On July 23, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin stepped from their spacecraft onto the alien soil of the Moon - Earth's sister world. Using archival images and explanatory text, this riveting title guides the reader through NASA’s Apollo space program, including the tragic deaths of an entire flight crew and Apollo's ultimate triumph - the first lunar landing in 1969. Maps of the Moon show where Apollo 11's lunar lander Eagle landed and the route taken by the Soviet robot lander Lunokhod 1 in 1970.

Exploring the Moon: 1969-1972

David Jefferis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122131

This fascinating book describes what scientists discovered about the Moon from the Apollo missions that came after the successful landing in 1969, until the last mission in 1972. A discussion follows of why flights to the Moon stopped, the creation of space stations, such as Skylab, that followed, and what exciting new plans are now being made to revisit the Moon. Maps of the Moon show where astronauts drove in rovers on the surface and what resources can be found on the Moon, from ice to helium.

Mysteries of the Ancients

Brian Innes, Kathryn Walker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427174604

Images in stone like those on Easter Island are part of our historical legacy, but were they inspired by creatures from other planets? This gripping book examines the many myths and legends about the ancient past, searching for and finding facts about fascinating sites that include Stonehenge and the lost cities of Tiahuanaco and El Dorado.

Hurricane Harvey

Cliff Waterford (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532152900

Hurricane Harvey takes an in-depth look at the destruction wrought by 2017?s Hurricane Harvey in Texas and the Gulf Coast and the ensuing cleanup efforts. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Great Science Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583399

Science is all about the pursuit of knowledge. But sometimes that pursuit leads scientists down the wrong path, and things can go spectacularly wrong! Learn about some of the biggest fails in the history of science, from scientists accidentally poisoning themselves to accidentally poisoning the environment. Nuclear meltdowns, a space telescope that didn't work, and fake science all help illustrate how scientists sometimes fail and how they learn from their missteps.

Great Engineering Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583368

Ships, bridges, and tall buildings are marvels of engineering. They are designed to be strong and safe. But even state-of-the-art designs don't always hold up in the real world. Learn about the biggest engineering goofs throughout history—from bridges that collapsed to ships that sank. Discover how engineering mistakes have also led to improvements, such as stricter building regulations and the use of sturdier materials.

Great Invention Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583375

Without inventors, we wouldn't have cars, airplanes, or light bulbs. Inventors build devices that make our lives better. But not all inventions succeed. In fact, the history of inventions is filled with missteps and blunders. Learn about the biggest goofs—from flying cars to Smell-O-Vision. Discover how invention mistakes have also led to brand-new products, such as bubble wrap and sticky notes.

Great Medicine Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583382

Explore some of history's biggest failures in medicine—from bloodletting to early remedies—and how some of those failures eventually led to success.

Great Technology Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583412

Technology is constantly changing the world we live in. But new tech doesn't always catch on right away, or even work like it's supposed to. In fact, the history of technology is filled with failures and mistakes—from computer bugs to an early version of the video phone. Discover how even successful tech companies, like Apple and Google, made major missteps along the way and learned from their mistakes.

Moon Landing

Joe Dunn (author) Joseph Wight (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781602704275

Moon, 1969. After World War II, tensions were high between the United States and the Soviet Union. Thus began the Cold War, and the battle to be the first to explore space. U.S. and Soviet astronauts were sent on several missions, but on July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 crew won the race. Take a giant step to the moon in this stunning graphic novel. Diagrams, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles an exciting addition to classroom discussion.

I'm going to be a Paleontologist

Saranne Taylor (author) Yuliya Somina (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688943

A science career puts you at the cutting edge of innovations that can change the world, and in the STEM fields of science, the demand for science professionals is exploding. The Careers in STEM series covers exciting and rewarding jobs in the fields of physics, biology, engineering, aerospace and math. Bright and stimulating, packed with information and career advice.

Toilets from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517681

This book for elementary readers describes the sequence of inventions that brought us from outdoor cesspits to today’s smart toilets, complete with customized user settings. Engaging photos and a running timeline illustrate important ideas and inventions that have changed the way we dispose of our waste. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

Space Travel from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517698

This book for elementary readers highlights the evolution of space travel, from the very first satellite to today’s plans to send people to Mars. Engaging photos and a running timeline highlight important space travel missions through history, including the Apollo missions, the space shuttle program, and the International Space Station. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

Robots from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517674

Elementary readers will follow the sequence of how robots have changed from early automatons to today’s autonomous delivery drones. Full-color photos and a running timeline illustrate important robotic breakthroughs. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

Wireless Technology from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517667

Elementary readers will follow the sequence of how wireless technologies have brought us from the first Morse code radio transmission to today’s “Internet of Things.” Engaging photographs and a running timeline illustrate important inventions that have changed the way we use radio waves, from Bluetooth connections to cell phones. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

Navigation from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517650

This book for elementary readers highlights how maps and technology have changed the way people find their way from place to place. Full-color photos and a running timeline help show how changes in ways we travel and new technology have carried us from using to stars to today’s GPS turn-by-turn directions. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

Automobiles from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517643

This book for elementary readers highlights the changes in automobiles from the first steam-powered cart to today’s driverless cars. Engaging photographs and a running timeline illustrate important developments in technology that brought ideas to real-life. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

Technology During the Civil War

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023682

In this title, readers will examine the technology used by military forces during the Civil War. Engaging text introduces readers to edged weapons, rifle-barreled guns, Minié balls, repeating carbines, cannons, howitzers, mortars, ironclad ships, the Gatling gun, the telegraph machine, and the roles they played in military campaigns. A short history of the war is also included. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

Technology During World War I

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023729

In this title, readers will examine the technology used by military forces during World War I. Engaging text introduces readers to trench engineering, rifles, machine guns, cannons, howitzers, mortars, mustard and chlorine gas, gas masks, tanks, U-boats, the machine gun/airplane propeller synchronization system, and the roles they played in military campaigns. A short history of the war is also included. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

Technology During the Vietnam War

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023712

In this title, readers will examine the technology used by military forces during the Vietnam War. Engaging text introduces readers to armored personnel carriers, assault rifles, phosphorus smoke grenades, landmines, punji sticks, agent orange, napalm, flamethrowers, Huey helicopters, and the roles they played in military campaigns. A short history of the war is also included. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

Technology During the Revolutionary War

Lauren Kukla (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023705

In this title, readers will examine the technology used by military forces during Revolutionary War. Engaging text introduces readers to flintlock and smoothbore muskets, rifles, cannons, mortars, howitzers, frigates, brigs, sloops, schooners, invisible ink, and the roles they played in military campaigns. A short history of the war is also included. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

Technology During the Korean War

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023699

In this title, readers will examine the technology used by military forces during the Korean War. Engaging text introduces readers to the M46 Patton tank, automatic and semiautomatic rifles, rocket launchers, cold weather uniforms, MiG-15 and F-86 Sabre aircraft, helicopters, MASH units, and the roles they played in military campaigns. A short history of the war is also included. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

Inside the Corn Industry

Andrea Pelleschi (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624022937

Some commodities command massive economic, social, and political influence. This title examines the business around corn, the most ubiquitous crop in the United States. It explores corn’s many uses, complex supply chain, and attendant environmental debates. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Vanished in the Hurricane

James Buckley Jr. (author) Kerstin LaCross (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647476342

When Hurricane Katrina raced toward the Gulf of Mexico, the animals at the Oceanarium in Gulfport, Mississippi stood in the path of one of nature's most vicious storms. Soon, the aquarium's beloved dolphins were swept away in the hurricane. How could the aquarium trainers possibly rescue these animals that had been washed out to sea? Learn about how they found all eight dolphins in this graphic adventure of animal escapes. Then, learn about more stunning animal rescues.

Deepwater Disaster

James Buckley Jr. (author) Kerstin LaCross (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647476311

The Deepwater Horizon disaster sent millions of barrels of oil pouring into the Gulf of Mexico--straight into the water that is home to countless animals. The oil quickly coated the wings of the brown pelican, putting this already endangered species into even more risk. How were these animals rescued? Find out about the brave scientists who saved the oil-soaked birds in this graphic adventure of animal escapes. Then, learn more about other oil spills that threatened sea life around the world.