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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.

Plastics Dependency

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124678

We use it every day in products as varied as prescription drugs, toys, and toothbrushes. In less than a century, plastics have become integral to our daily lives. But plastic waste also clogs Earth’s oceans and other water bodies. Research has shown that microplastics have even accumulated in our bodies. This timely book investigates our increasingly problematic use of plastics in all areas of our lives and how our attempts to curb use and mitigate the harm of plastics are not working fast enough.

Warships

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124128

In twelve dioramic scenes, discover how warships have changed from the sail and oar power of ancient Greek triremes and 19th century ships of the line to iron warships of the early 20th century and today’s modern aircraft carriers and stealth missile destroyers.

Tanks

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124111

From the Mark I to the powerful turreted tanks of World War Two and the modern missile-firing, troop-carrying light tanks of today’s armies, twelve dioramic scenes reveal how the invention of the tank during World War One changed the face of warfare forever.

Submarines

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124104

From the early human-powered submarines of the American Civil War to the U-boats of both world wars and the modern nuclear-powered missile platforms of the Cold War, twelve dioramic scenes reveal how submarines have become one of the most dangerous weapons of war.

Rockets and Missiles

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124098

From the first rockets used to fire arrows to modern computer-controlled cruise missiles and wire-guided High Explosive Anti-Tank Missiles, twelve dioramic scenes reveal how rockets and missiles have gradually become the primary weapons of mechanized warfare.

Combat Planes

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124081

From the wood and canvas biplanes of World War One to the latest vertical takeoff stealth fighters and pilotless drones of the world’s air forces, twelve dioramic scenes reveal how combat aircraft have gradually become the sophisticated stealth machines of today.

Combat Helicopters

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124074

From the first observation and medical helicopters of World War Two and the Korean War to the Air Cavalry of Vietnam and the missile-armed attack helicopters of today’s armies, twelve dioramic scenes reveal how helicopters have introduced a new dynamic into the way warfare is waged.

Pollution Eco Facts

Izzi Howell (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123473

Pollution is seriously damaging our planet. Human activity and waste are harming the environment by polluting the air, water, and land. Discover the facts about where pollution comes from, where garbage really goes after we throw it away, and how we can reduce waste.

Overpopulation Eco Facts

Izzi Howell (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123466

Human overpopulation is putting pressure on our planet and its natural resources.The more people there are, the more resources are consumed, harming the environment and depleting the world's supplies. Discover the facts about the world's growing population, which countries have the highest and lowest birth rates, and how overpopulation affects climate change.

Natural Resources Eco Facts

Izzi Howell (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123459

Natural resources on Earth are at risk of running out. Using too many natural resources, such as water, trees, and fossil fuels, is putting pressure on our supplies and damaging the environment. Discover the facts about how resources are used around the world, which resources are renewable and non-renewable, and what the future of natural resource management looks like.

Energy Eco Facts

Izzi Howell (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123442

Our modern world runs on energy to power our homes and industries. We all know the problems with burning fossil fuels to create energy— it pollutes the planet and we are running out of these resources. Discover the facts about renewable and non-renewable energy resources, how our energy use contributes to global warming, and what the future of energy looks like.

Climate Change Eco Facts

Izzi Howell (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123435

Climate change is reshaping the planet before our eyes. From melting ice caps and rising sea levels to drought and destructive hurricanes, no corner of Earth is protected from the effects of global warming. Discover the facts about what climate change is doing—and will continue to do—to our planet, and how we might reduce its impact.

Biodiversity Eco Facts

Izzi Howell (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123428

The huge variety of plants and animals that live on Earth is called biodiversity. As ecosystems are destroyed by climate change and human activity, plants and animals are becoming endangered and even extinct. Find out how the loss of biodiversity affects food chains and natural habitats, why it is important to humans, and how its loss threatens the health of all living things on the planet.

Scale Models: Making a Miniature Masterpiece

David Jefferis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121363

Scale models are usually built as accurate miniatures of real objects such as vehicles, buildings, and even people. This awesome introduction to model making explains the mathematics of scale, and the difference between building from a kit and building from scratch. Tips on painting, scoring, cementing, and weathering help build fine-motor skills. Young readers are encouraged to build patience, concentration, perseverance, and problem-solving.

3D Printing

John Perritano (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630783754

3D printing has made some fascinating developments in recent years. It has been around since the 1980s, but technology has improved dramatically. Now, 3D printers are used in business, medicine, cooking, fashion, and more.

Monsters on Land

John Perritano (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982425

Is there mounting evidence from eyewitness stories and grainy photographs proving the existence of monsters like Bigfoot or Yeti, or do people see what they want to see?

Fortnite: World Cup

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160804

With hundreds of millions of players around the world, Fortnite is the video game sensation that has taken the world by storm. Its unique design combines the construction and problem solving of games like Minecraft with competitive online battles. In this book, readers will learn all about the Fortnite World Cup, an official global tournament that awards millions of dollars in prizes to the game's top players. Includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.

Fortnite: Creative Mode

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160781

With hundreds of millions of players around the world, Fortnite is the video game sensation that has taken the world by storm. Its unique design combines the construction and problem solving of games like Minecraft with competitive online battles. In this book, readers will learn all about the game's Creative mode, which allows players to create new levels and game modes using Fortnite's robust building tools. Includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.

Fortnite: Guide to the Island

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160811

Learn more about Fortnite Chapter 2! Explore the 13 new locations, and learn the ins and outs of the updated map for your next Battle Royale match. With hundreds of millions of players around the world, Fortnite is the video game sensation that has taken the world by storm. Its unique design combines the construction and problem solving of games like Minecraft with competitive online battles. Includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.

Fortnite: Save the World

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160798

With hundreds of millions of players around the world, Fortnite is the video game sensation that has taken the world by storm. Its unique design combines the construction and problem solving of games like Minecraft with competitive online battles. In this book, readers will learn all about the game's story-based Save the World mode, which focuses on teamwork and cooperation between players. Includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.

Fortnite: Guide to Chapter 2

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534167261

Learn more about Fortnite Chapter 2! Explore the 13 new locations and learn the ins and outs of exciting new challenges. With hundreds of millions of players around the world, Fortnite is the video game sensation that has taken the world by storm. Its unique design combines the construction and problem solving of games like Minecraft with competitive online battles. Includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.

Digital Worlds

Emily Schlesinger (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630789077

People go inside the world of a video game. Doctors practice surgery before working on real patients. Sports fans feel like they're on the sidelines while watching from home. Technology makes it all possible. Virtual reality immerses people in new worlds. Augmented reality adds digital elements to the real world. Both are growing fast. How will this technology change the way people work, play, and live?

Droids and Robots

M.G. Higgins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630784768

Robots may seem new, but their roots trace back more than 2000 years. Today, we have more robots than ever before. They work in factories, cook our meals, and even perform surgery. What new changes will robots bring to our world?

Flight Squads

Emily Schlesinger (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630784782

A group of fighter jets flies at lightning fast speed. The planes move in tight formations, performing daring moves. Some even fly upside-down. Pilots push the limits of what planes can do. These are the U.S. military flight demonstration squadrons.