This title examines an important historic event - the Manhattan Project. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores events leading up to the top-secret Manhattan Project during World War II, key players involved, their lives during the project, the development and use of the atomic bomb, its aftermath, and its effects on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
As the company who brought you Rugrats, SpongeBob SquarePants, iCarly, and other loved shows, Nickelodeon has earned its rank as one of the top-rated cable networks in history. Originally called Pinwheel, this entertainment business has come a long way from dumping green slime on show contestants to earning an Academy Award for Rango, a feature film. Young readers will channel their minds to discovering more about Nickelodeon in this fun title.
For years, people have used water power to provide electricity. This study recaps that history and describes exciting new techniques.
This fascinating title chronicles the U.S. bombing of these Japanese cities during World War II. Topics include the development of the atomic bomb, Truman's decision to drop the bombs, and the long-term consequences of this historical event. Primary source accounts present reactions from both sides.
In 1922, archaeologist Howard Carter discovered King Tutankhamen's tomb. In addition to unearthing astonishing artifacts, Carters discovery revealed fascinating details about King Tut's life and provided insight into ancient Egyptian culture. Engaging, approachable text and vivid images take readers inside the pharaoh's tomb as they discover ancient treasures and learn how such artifacts shed light on King Tuts reign, his family's dynasty, the mystery surrounding his death, and the theories of King Tut's curse
This gripping title traces the causes, symptoms, and treatment of plague through the height of the Black Death in Europe and into the modern day.
This captivating title examines the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii in 79 A.D. and what the remnants of this buried city can teach us today.
The robots of today do more than just heavy lifting. Machines that can sense the world and make decisions are now being used in space, industry, medicine, and the military. This adventurous book follows the development of robots over the past century and describes how modern robots continue to revolutionize different fields making our lives easier, healthier, safer and more exciting.
One hundred years after its tragic voyage, the Titanic continues to capture our imaginations. This fascinating title looks at the building, voyage, sinking, and rediscovery of the Titanic.
On January 24, 1848 a man named James W. Marshall found gold at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California. This compelling title explains how Marshalls discovery sparked gold fever and lured thousands of people west in search of great fortunes. Primary source accounts and historical photographs trace the history of the gold rush in California as well as the later Klondike gold rush.
For centuries, exploration of the Arctic has been pursued for its potential value as a commercial sea route. Many expeditions tried in vain to navigate its frozen waterways. This timely book tells the stories of famous expeditions to find a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, to map the frozen wasteland, and to be the first to reach the North Pole.
To be a spy in today's high-tech world, you've got to specialize whether you're keeping tabs on foreign governments, fighting terrorist organizations, or stopping cyber espionage. This fascinating book describes spying throughout history, the gadgetry of a spy, and what kind of training is required to join intelligence-gathering agencies around the world.
This captivating title looks at extinction--from the dinosaurs, 65 million years ago, to the possible extinction of species in our world today.
This fascinating title brings ancient history to life with a clear, easy-to-understand overview of the Mayan culture and the mystery surrounding their calendar.
You eat salt everyday, but did you know that only 20% of the world's salt is consumed as food? Read this book to learn more about how salt is harvested, its other uses, and why wars have been fought over this common, yet important, mineral.
Readers will discover that the natural element carbon is found in all living things, including people. This fascinating book explains how the Earth's 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.
This exciting title explores the groundbreaking modes of transportation that have helped define the modern age. From Henry Ford's Model T car to the bullet trains of Japan, students will travel along and learn about the monumental successes and failures that have driven our world ahead.
Rock climbing walls, swimming pools, mini golf courses, ice skating rinks are now available on passenger ships. How do they do it? Who comes up with the next new thing? What role does innovation play in the development of the next generation of passenger ships? This "Innovation in Transportation" book, Passenger Ships, takes a look at the people and creative ideas that have changed the way we think about passenger ships.
Who was the first man to walk on the moon? Who developed the space shuttle? Will man ever land on mars? Find the answers to these questions and more when you take a look at space travel from a new perspective.
Where is the fastest train in the world? How is it possible for a train to go under the English Channel? What does the next generations of trains look like? Find the answers to these questions and more when you take a look at trains from a new perspective.
Who can up with the idea behind the first truck? How big is the largest truck in the world? How much does it haul? The "Innovation in Transportation" book Trucks takes a look at the people and creative ideas that have changed the way we think about trucks.
The new Boeing Superliner looks much different than the plane the Wright Brothers flew at Kitty Hawk. Have you ever wondered how new planes are developed? This "Innovation in Transportation" book, Airplanes, takes a look at the people and creative ideas that have changed the way we think about flying.
We hear a lot about the new global economy. How does it work? How are we able to transport so many products around the world? How have innovations in the development of cargo ships fueled the global economy? Find the answers to these questions and more when you take a look at cargo ships from a new perspective.
Your new family car looks very different than the Model T developed by Henry Ford. Cars of today are much faster, safer, and more reliable than the Model T. Have you ever wondered how new cars are developed? The Innovation in Transportation series takes a look at the people and creative ideas that have changed the automotive industry.
Who was the first person to ride a motorcycle? How did they come up with idea? Who makes the fastest motorcycle? This "Innovation in Transportation" book, Motorcycles, takes a look at the people and creative ideas that have changed the way we think about motorcycles.