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Great Engineering Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books 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.

Living Fossils: Survivors from Earth's Distant Past

Rebecca E. Hirsch (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728401508

In the history of life on this planet, 99.9 percent of all species have gone extinct. But a few have survived almost unchanged. Author Rebecca E. Hirsch introduces readers to six living fossils, including the chambered nautilus, the horseshoe crab with its sticky blue blood, and venomous platypuses that sting, as well as a comprehensive explanation of evolution and extinction for readers who may not be familiar with the terms yet. Readers will also discover a a spectacular timeline of the history of animal life on Earth. Dive into the stories of these incredible animals and find out how they help scientists piece together evolutionary history.

Great Medicine Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books 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 Books 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.

Great Invention Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books 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.

Earth Day and the Environmental Movement

Christy Peterson (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541579262

On April 22, 1970, an estimated twenty million people held in a teach-in to show their support for environmental protections. This new celebration, Earth Day, brought together previously fragmented issues under the same banner. It was the largest nationwide event ever, and lawmakers took notice. But one day didn't change everything. Fifty years after the first Earth Day, climate change remains a dire concern. The divide between political parties continues to widen, and environmental policy has become an increasingly partisan issue. The spread of disinformation has also made climate change a debatable idea, rather than scientific fact. A new generation of advocates continue the fight to make environmental policy a top priority for the United States and for nations around the globe

Great Science Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books 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.

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.

Surviving the Sea

M. Weber (author)

Publisher: Full Tilt Press ISBN: 9781629207803

A crunching sound awakens a husband and wife sailing to Hawaii. Water starts to rush into their boat. They watch from the life raft as it sinks in only 15 minutes. That is the beginning of William and Simonne Butler’s 66-day trial of survival on the ocean. Iron Will: Surviving the Sea tells the story of five shipwrecks, and what it took for the survivors to endure until they were rescued. From surviving in an air pocket in a sunken ship at the bottom of the ocean, to the longest solo survival at sea, readers will learn how these individuals persevered against all odds.

Great Minds and Finds in Africa

Mike Downs (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639493

What do writing, surgery, glaciers, and fossils have in common? They all have histories in Africa, one of Earth’s seven continents. In this exciting learning adventure, Great Minds and Finds in Africa, you'll discover these great inventions and more from ancient and modern Africa!

Apatosaurus

Marysa Storm (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623104849

Learn all about Apatosaurus through carefully leveled text and easy-to-read infographics.

Pterodactylus

Luke Colins (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623104856

Learn all about Pterodactylus through carefully leveled text and easy-to-read infographics.

Stegosaurus

Luke Colins (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623104863

Learn all about Stegosaurus through carefully leveled text and easy-to-read infographics.

Triceratops

Luke Colins (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623104870

Learn all about Triceratops through carefully leveled text and easy-to-read infographics.

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Luke Colins (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623104887

Learn all about Tyrannosaurus Rex through carefully leveled text and easy-to-read infographics.

Velociraptor

Marysa Storm (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623104894

Learn all about Velociraptor through carefully leveled text and easy-to-read infographics.

Ankylosaurus

Gail Radley (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623103385

Learn all about ankylosaurus through diagrams, graphs, powerful illustrations, and fun text.

Apatosaurus

Gail Radley (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623103392

Learn all about apatosaurus through diagrams, graphs, powerful illustrations, and fun text.

Iguanodon

Gail Radley (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623103408

Learn all about iguanodon through diagrams, graphs, powerful illustrations, and fun text.

Pterodactyl

Gail Radley (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623103415

Learn all about pterodactyl through diagrams, graphs, powerful illustrations, and fun text.

Stegosaurus

Gail Radley (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623103422

Learn all about stegosaurus through diagrams, graphs, powerful illustrations, and fun text.

Triceratops

Gail Radley (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623103439

Learn all about triceratops through diagrams, graphs, powerful illustrations, and fun text.

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Gail Radley (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623103446

Learn all about tyrannosaurus rex through diagrams, graphs, powerful illustrations, and fun text.

Velociraptor

Gail Radley (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623103453

Learn all about velociraptor through diagrams, graphs, powerful illustrations, and fun text.

Amusement Parks and Water Parks

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634403887

Today's amusement parks are filled with amazing, high-tech rides. Some even take the fun to the water! Amusement parks of the past were exciting places as well. Amusement parks have been around for hundreds of years. Readers discover the history of these fun-filled places!