This book looks at the geography, history, resources, culture, and people of Brazil. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.
This book looks at the geography, history, resources, culture, and people of Australia. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.
This book looks at the geography, history, resources, and people of the Southwest region of the United States. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.
The author of Urban Animals, Isabel Hill once again captures images of creatures large and small that adorns the buildings all around our nation's capital. Includes a glossary of architectural terms and a list of buildings where each animal resides.
This book describes the life of medieval knights, including a short story of two young knights' experiences in a tournament and in battle.
This book discusses the lives of samurai warriors through a story about two samurai who served Oda Nobunaga, a powerful samurai leader.
In graphic-novel format, this book examines the history of piracy while providing a story that brings the danger and adventure of high seas to life.
Learn detailed information about the World War II Memorial and basic history about this war.
Detailed descriptions about the World War I Memorial explore basic history about this war.
Detailed descriptions and photos of the USS Arizona Memorial help the reader to understand and appreciate the sacrifices of our American soldiers.
Learn detailed information about the Korean War Memorial and basic history about this war.
Learn background information about Arlington Naitonal Cemetary and the sacrifices of American fallen soldiers.
Too young to drive? Then be a race car crew chief in this graphic high interest book.
Encounter animals and poachers on an African Safari in this graphic high interest book.
Experience the dangers mountain climbing in the graphic high interest book.
Hunt the sea for sunken boats filled with treasure in this graphic high interest book.
Visit Ocean City to train dolphins and care for other animals in this graphic high interest book.
Use forensic science to solve a mystery in this graphic high interest book.
This brief introduction to the Vikings and their gods includes a story about the family of Eric the Red.
This book describes the life of a Spartan warrior and includes a short story that follows two Spartan boys from the age of seven to the battle of Thermopylae.
Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of medicine. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in medicine, from Rita Levi-Montalcini to Margaret Chan, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be a doctor. Find out about the opportunities for women in medicine. Read Women in Medicine to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in medicine is something you want to do.
Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of physics. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in physics, from Shirley Ann Jackson to Lisa Randall, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be a physicist. Find out about the opportunities for women in the field. Read Women in Physics to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in physics is something you want to do.
The Mexican cuisine of today originated thousands of years ago. The ancient Olmec and Mayan civilizations domesticated maize, beans, and chili peppers and developed the flatbread cakes known as tortillas. The Aztecs expanded the Mexican diet with other meats, fruits, and vegetables. As Spanish explorers conquered and colonized Mexico, European cooks introduced new ingredients, such as rice, wheat flour, and the meat of domestic animals like pigs, chickens, and cows. They also brought previously unknown methods of preparing food, such as frying. Today, Mexican cuisine is extremely popular far beyond the borders of the nation, and in 2010, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared Mexican cuisine to be an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
For nearly 4,000 years, the people who have lived in the region known as Mexico have expressed themselves through a variety of folk arts. Today, the art and architecture of Mexico blends indigenous and pre-Columbian influences with Spanish and European traditions. From architecture to music, from painting to poetry, from colorful clay pottery to ornate woven baskets and rugs, Mexicans have demonstrated the vitality and creativity of their culture. This book provides information about Mexico's ancient and modern architecture, visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, and folk art.
After Christopher Columbus and other European adventurers landed in the Americas during the 15th and 16th centuries, the lands they explored were often called the "New World." However, North, South, and Central America were new only to the people of Europe. Native Americans had lived on the land for millions of years.In some cases, the natives and Europeans were able to live in peace and even learned from each other. Most of the time, however, the European invaders brought with them disease and violence, which spelled the end of the Native Americans' way of life.