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Space Exploration: Triumphs and Tragedies

Sonya Newland (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180889

As we reflect in 2016 on the 30th anniversary of the Shuttle Challenger tragedy, it is fitting that we remind ourselves why all of these brave and daring pioneers go into space. From the first unmanned spacecraft to the planned mission to Mars in 2030, this awesome book celebrates the milestone achievements of space travel, the agonizing - but no less important - failures, and the pioneers who made it happen - sometimes giving their lives to do it.

Top Secret Science in Energy

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122421

This book pulls the curtains back on the top-secret science of energy research. From nuclear research during World War II to new renewable energy and green tech discoveries, this title will interest budding engineers and chemists.

Top Secret Science in Space

Honor Head (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122452

Space research and investigation is always at the cutting edge of science. This exciting book traces its history from the Space Race of the last century to the development of GPS and space tourism. An activity spread allows readers to design their own spacecraft.

Top Secret Science in Transportation

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122469

Automobile companies and the military must keep secret the development of cutting-edge transportation technology to stay one step ahead of competitors and enemies. Readers will love this awesome book which describes car labs where researchers develop the latest super-secret models, and how technology experts in the military develop new ways for vehicles to go undetected.

Top Secret Science in the Military

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122445

What isn’t top secret in the military? Readers will be intrigued by the scientific ingenuity (past and present) brought about by wartime need, from field medicine innovations to weapons. A concluding chapter features “tomorrow’s secrets," or what military research is likely to yield in the future.

Ancient Underground Structures

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122476

The ancient hidden city of Derinkuyu, Turkey, was forgotten for centuries until a man discovered a hidden wall while doing renovations on his home in 1963. Ancient Underground Structures uses cutaway illustrations to detail the hidden history of ancient structures, used by such people as troglodytes who inhabited underground churches, markets, mines, and burial chambers.

Underground Homes

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122513

From ancient Pueblo homes to the Australian mining town where half the population lives underground, this appealing book uses cutaway illustrations to introduce readers to homes that were built below ground. Labeled diagrams of underground homes and fun facts will make this enjoyable read highly useful.

The Astronauts: Space Survival

David Jefferis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122155

Astronauts of the lunar exploration age were the superstars of their time. This inspiring book discusses how astronauts survived in space - then and now - by keeping to a strict diet, bedtime, and training schedule. Special sections explain how spacesuits kept them alive in and outside the space capsule and how they moved around their cramped quarters. Maps of the Moon show the lunar nearside that we can see from Earth, and the lunar farside that faces away from us.

Dreams of Space: Before Apollo

David Jefferis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122124

The Space Race was an unofficial competition for spaceflight dominance between Cold War rivals the United States and the Soviet Union. This interesting title sets the scene for lunar and space exploration by both countries, describing early rocket development, NASA's Gemini program, which put humans in space, and the development of robot explorers. Maps show how early astronomers mapped the Moon hundreds of years ago, and what materials the Moon is made up of.

Women Scientists Hidden in History

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124784

Did you know the first recorded chemist in history was a woman? Tapputi-Belatekallim lived about 1200 BCE and was the head perfumer for the King of Babylon—a big deal in ancient times when perfume was used in medicine and important ceremonies. This informative book offers an overview of the amazing, and often hidden or forgotten achievements of women in science, who developed vaccines and cancer treatments, and unlocked the secrets of nuclear power and DNA—the building blocks of life.

Women Inventors Hidden in History

Petrice Custance (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124760

We’ve all heard of Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison, but very few female inventors are household names. This fascinating book illuminates the history of women who used their brainpower and skills to produce important items we use ever day. Meet Hedy LaMarr, a famous Hollywood actress by day and inventor of a radio guidance system for torpedos by night. Marvel at the cleverness of Ng Mui, who developed the martial art known as Wing Chun, which later developed into kung fu.

The Genius of the Vikings

Sonya Newland (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123954

Which innovative ideas and inventions began with the Vikings? Find out how the Vikings built their longships and set sail from their homeland, forging a path across the sea on raiding and trading expeditions. Discover how their brilliant developments in navigation, transportation, government, and language still influence the way we live today.

The Genius of the Romans

Izzi Howell (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123930

Which innovative ideas and inventions began with the Romans? Find out how the Romans trained their soldiers, built their roads and buildings, and supplied their people with food and water. Discover how their brilliant developments in language, government, law, and entertainment still influence the way we live today.

The Genius of the Maya

Izzi Howell (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123923

Which innovative ideas and inventions began with the Maya? Find out how the Maya built their cities to suit the landscape and population, traded their resources, and developed a complex system of writing. Discover how their brilliant developments in farming, astronomy, and cloth-making still influence the way we live today.

The Genius of the Benin Kingdom

Sonya Newland (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123916

Which innovative ideas and inventions began in the Benin Kingdom in Africa? Find out how a collection of separate villages and communities grew into a strong, united kingdom and developed a network of successful trading relationships. Discover how their brilliant developments in town planning, language, art, and medicine still influence the way we live today.

The Genius of the Anglo-Saxons

Izzi Howell (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123909

Which innovative ideas and inventions began with the Anglo-Saxons? Find out how the Anglo-Saxons farmed their land, built their houses, and organized their society. Discover how their brilliant developments in defense, law, language, and storytelling still influence the way we live today.

The Genius of the Ancient Greeks

Izzi Howell (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123893

Which innovative ideas and inventions began with the ancient Greeks? Find out how the ancient Greeks organized their society, trained their soldiers, used their ships for trade and transportation, and built their temples. Discover how their brilliant developments in architecture, politics, art, medicine, theater, and sports still influence the way we live today.

The Genius of the Ancient Egyptians

Sonya Newland (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123886

Which innovative ideas and inventions began with the ancient Egyptians? Find out how the ancient Egyptians built their temples and pyramids, irrigated and farmed their land, and took care of their people during life and after death. Discover how their brilliant developments in farming, papermaking, timekeeping, and medicine still influence the way we live today. 

Salton Riviera: The Deserted Resort Community

Lisa Owings (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918338

Rusty boats litter the ground. The smell of dead fish fills the air. Who would believe the Salton Riviera was once a popular vacation spot? Once host to thousands of beachgoers, the area now sits empty. This high-interest book will outline just what caused the community’s decline. Special features such as maps, timelines, and fun facts add even more to this interesting title.

Six Flags New Orleans: The Ruined Theme Park

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918321

Six Flags New Orleans was once a thriving theme park. But today, rusted rides rise over the swampy, alligator-infested ponds. The park is abandoned. This title explores the park from the day it opened to its fall after Hurricane Katrina. An attention-grabbing opening narrative gives way to haunting photos as well as a map, a timeline, and fascinating fun facts.

Skara Brae: The Lost Neolithic Village

Lisa Owings (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918345

More than 100 years ago, a storm uncovered a fascinating discovery. The ruins of an ancient civilization had been hidden for thousands of years! This high-interest title explores the lives of the people who lived there, from how they lived to why they may have left. A narrative opening sets the tone, and features such as a map, a timeline, and fun facts add even more information.

Invention of Flight

Mike Downs (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731629852

Aviation is an example of the incredible power of technology. From the simplest glider to the most impressive jet engine, aviation has played a role in entertainment, the military, travel, and more. Flying technology also saves and improves lives around the world. It Changed the World: Invention of Flight provides readers with a before-and-after look at the way the world changed with the development of flying technology. 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.

Invention of Space Exploration

Mike Downs (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731629869

Space exploration is one of humanity's most incredible accomplishments. In just a few decades, people went from dreaming about space to actually exploring it. Space technology has helped us explore other planets and learn more about our own. It Changed the World: Invention of Space Exploration 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 Phones

Jennifer Reed (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731629883

It’s hard to imagine life without phones. From the earliest electric telegraph to today’s powerful technology, phones have played a huge role in history. The invention of phones changed how the world communicates. It Changed the World: Invention of Phones 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.