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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 Human Genome

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002920

A historical account of the Human Genome Project, including the events that made genome sequencing possible, the people involved, the competition between public and private sectors, and the ways in which its effects are felt today.

Yellowstone National Park

Nate Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603690

An exploration of Yellowstone National Park, including how volcanoes helped form its landscape, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the geyser called Old Faithful.

Inside the Corn Industry

Andrea Pelleschi (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680783698

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. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Disasters of the Ancient World

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848593

Explains what early civilizations believed about natural disasters; highlights notable eruptions, earthquakes, fires, floods, droughts, famines, and diseases, as well as two noted military failures; and recounts the end of the ancient world.

From Smoke Signals to Email

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848685

This book tells the story behind the developments for people to communicate with one another from across the street to across the country.

Into the Abyss: A Tour of Inner Space

Ellen Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848760

Describes the deepest part of the ocean, called the abyss, and explains how, with new equipment and technology, humans are beginning to learn more about the abyss and the creatures who live there.

Air Devils: Sky Racers, Sky Divers, and Stunt Pilots

Ellen Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848289

Presents a history of aeronautical sports, including ballooning, skydiving, airplane racing, flying circuses, and military dogfights.

NASA Takes Photography into Space

Arnold Ringstad (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110177

NASA Takes Photography into Space considers the work of NASA photographers as they began exploring space. Using many stunning, full-page photos, it examines the photography’s contributions to NASA’s overall mission, including how space exploration has pushed photography technology forward. Features include a glossary, references, 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.

Man Walks on the Moon

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606394

A look at the causes and global effects of the 1969 moon landing, which led to further space exploration and eventually encouraged international cooperation rather than competition.

Modern Spies

Michael E. Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606219

An account of espionage during the modern age, including famous spies such as Dayna Williamson Baer, covert missions, and technologies that influence the course of present-day conflicts.

How Do We Apply Science?

Dru Hunter (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605991

A narration of the origins, advancements, and future of the applied sciences, including engineering and medicine, and the ways in which scientists utilize the scientific method to explore questions.

How Does It Work?

Dru Hunter (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606004

A narration of the origins, advancements, and future of the physical sciences, including chemistry and physics, and the ways in which scientists utilize the scientific method to explore questions.

What Is Out There?

Dru Hunter (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606011

A narration of the origins, advancements, and future of the earth and space sciences, including astronomy and geology, and the ways in which scientists utilize the scientific method to explore questions.

Why Do We Behave Like That?

Dru Hunter (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606042

A narration of the origins, advancements, and future of the social sciences, including anthropology and psychology, and the ways in which scientists utilize the scientific method to explore questions.

Big Bend National Park

Nate Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605830

An exploration of Big Bend National Park, including how its desert canyons were formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the hiking route called Chimneys Trail.

Grand Teton National Park

Nate Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605847

An exploration of Grand Teton National Park, including how its mountainous landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the waterfall known as Hidden Falls.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Nate Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605854

An exploration of Rocky Mountain National Park, including how its mountainous landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the towering summit of Longs Peak.

Environmental Protection Agency 

Teresa Wimmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605878

An in-depth look at the people and policies behind the government agency known as the EPA, from its founding in 1970 to the controversies and challenges it faces today.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration 

Teresa Wimmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605908

An in-depth look at the people and policies behind the government agency known as NASA, from its founding in 1958 to the controversies and challenges it faces today.

Badlands National Park

Nate Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605823

An exploration of Badlands National Park, including how its carved landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the rock formation known as the Badlands Wall.

AT&T

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605663

A look at the origins, leaders, growth, and innovations of AT&T, the telecommunications company that was founded in 1877 and today provides services to hundreds of millions of subscribers worldwide.

Atlantis

Ken Karst (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566604321

Whatever happened to the city of Atlantis? Is there a conspiracy afoot to cover up alien activity at Area 51? Some of history’s Enduring Mysteries involve tales so incredible that they blur the lines between fact and fiction. As much evidence as can be examined about the curious phenomena associated with five legendary sites and creatures is explored in this new series, with notable examples of popular culture references and famous seekers and hoaxes. The truth is out there—for someone to find. This title takes an investigative approach to the curious phenomena and mysterious circumstances surrounding Atlantis, from historical accounts to popular mythic qualities to hard facts.

Yosemite National Park

Nate Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603706

An exploration of Yosemite National Park, including how its mountainous landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the granite monolith called El Capitan.