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Periodic Table of Elements

Jenny Karpelenia (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622992980

The periodic table designed by Dmitri Mendeleev provides a wealth of information about the elements that make up our world. This book presents a study of the development and purpose of the periodic table of elements, explaining why this method of organization is needed and how scientist utilize the information. Reading Essentials in Science.

Cornmeal and Cider: Food and Drink in the 1800s

Zachary Chastain (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422296936

The farmers, workers, and pioneers of America in the 1800s were nourished by a tradition of hearty, down home cooking that is still a part of our national cuisine - New England baked beans, roast beef, turkey, corn on the cob, and pumpkin pies. With roots in the British Isles, and with important contributions from Native American food plants and cooking techniques, American food and drink quality and seasonal variety was vastly improved during the 1800s by new technologies in transportation, food storage, hygiene, and preservation, growing national and world markets, and not least the delicious ethnic cuisines of new immigrant groups. Hungry for innovation, quality, and economy, Americans in the 1800s became the best fed nation in the history of the world!

Bleeding, Blistering, and Purging: Health and Medicine in the 1800s

Matthew Strange (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422296950

Medicine developed into a science in the 1800s, but it was a long evolution from folk remedies and superstition to a modern understanding of how the human body works and how disease is spread. Throughout much of the century, the life expectancy of the average American was decades shorter than it is now. A lack of understanding of simple hygiene contributed to the early death of many women after childbirth, and children routinely died of common childhood diseases like measles. An incorrectly treated broken arm could kill a healthy young man, and pain, disfigurement, and epidemic disease was the fate of many Americans. Traditional herbal remedies were sometimes the best treatments available, while patent medicines often contained toxic substances, and medical procedures were often painful, disgusting, and ultimately useless. The dedicated scientists and medical researchers of the 1800s made a tremendous contribution to the health and happiness of Americans.

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.

Women in Anthropology

Shaina Indovino (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422288931

Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of anthropology, the study of people. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in anthropology, from Jane Goodall to Zora Neale Hurston, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be an anthropologist. Find out about the opportunities for women in the field. Read Women in Anthropology to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in anthropology is something you want to do.

Women Who Built Our Scientific Foundations

Kim Etingoff (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422289020

Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in building the foundation of our current scientific knowledge. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women who have changed our scientific understanding, from Marie Curie to Ellen Swallow Richards, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be a leader in science. Find out about the opportunities for women in the field. Read Women Who Built Our Scientific Foundations to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in science is something you want to do.

Sally Ride: The First American Woman in Space

Tom Riddolls (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194732

Sally Ride soared into outer space on the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983, the youngest astronaut and the first U.S. woman in space. Just 32 years old that year, this California girl was already an accomplished astrophysicist when NASA chose her. Since then, she has written several books introducing young readers to the subject of space exploration and encouraging them to study the sciences.

Inventores y descubrimientos

Jeanne Sturm (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627175364

En el libro se explica cómo podemos usar los inventos para resolver problemas o divertirnos.

¡Gracias, NASA!

Tom Greve (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627175456

Historia de la NASA, sus antecedentes y distintas etapas que han repercutido en el desarrollo de la ciencia y la tecnología, además de traer influencia positiva para la civilización.

What Is the Theory of Plate Tectonics?

Craig Saunders (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195319

In 1912, German meteorologist Alfred Wegener proposed that the continents were once a single land mass but had slowly moved apart over millions of years. This fascinating book examines the scientific process behind Wegener's theory and how it challenged prevailing views of the time. Learn how years after Wegener's death his theory was embraced by scientists and is now the basis for modern earth science.

What Is Atomic Theory?

Adam Mclean (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195265

Learn how John Dalton developed his influential theory that explains the shape, structure, and behavior of atoms. This title also explores how Dalton's major breakthrough made later discoveries, such as atomic fission, possible.

What Is the Theory of Evolution?

Robert Walker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195272

This engaging title examines how Darwin developed his controversial theory of evolution, including his research methods and the data gathered during his extensive voyages. The book also explores the controversies that developed around the publication of Darwins theory of natural selection and how the debate continues today.

What Is Cell Theory?

Marina Cohen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195289

This fascinating new title examines the sequence of events that led to the formation of cell theory. In 1665, scientist Robert Hooke published Micrographia, the first significant work focused on miscroscopial observation. His groundbreaking work inspired scientists and led to the creation of this fundamental biological principle that shaped modern biology.

What Are Newton's Laws of Motion?

Denyse O'Leary (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195296

This exciting book examines how Sir Isaac Newton developed three basic laws that govern the way in which objects move. Readers will learn how Newton expanded on the work of other great scientists, including Galileo and Copernicus, to make his important discovery. The book also explains how Newtons laws have influenced modern science and technology in areas such as sports and transportation.

What Is Germ Theory?

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195302

French chemist Louis Pasteur made several significant contributions to the world of science. This intriguing book examines how Pasteur uncovered the basis of the modern germ theory. Readers will learn how Pasteur's theory helped him develop vaccines for anthrax, rabies, and other diseases and how his work continues to influence modern medicine.

Science, Medicine, and Math in the Early Islamic World

Trudee Romanek (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195630

The scientific contributions of the early Islamic empires to science, medicine, and mathematics is considerable. This revealing book explores: their public hospitals, libraries, and universities; their achievements in mathematics and astronomy, and the pursuit of alchemy; Arabic numbers; optics; music and musical instruments; poetry; and education.

Population Patterns: What factors determine the location and growth of human settlements?

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791348

Why do people migrate to and settle in the places they do? Fascinating examples from history help explain the determining factors of migration. Readers will fascinated to read about the settling the Nile in ancient Egypt; the Industrial Revolution in Britain; the opening up of the American West; the Gold Rush; and the colonization of Australia.

To the Ocean Deep

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600439

A history of the bathyscaphe Trieste's 1960 descent to the bottom of the ocean, detailing the challenges encountered, the individuals involved, the discoveries made, and how the expedition left its mark upon the world.

To the Moon

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600446

A history of the bathyscaphe Trieste's 1960 descent to the bottom of the ocean, detailing the challenges encountered, the individuals involved, the discoveries made, and how the expedition left its mark upon the world.

Benjamin Franklin

Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602915800

Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader.

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.