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12 Architects Who Changed the World

Vicki C. Hayes (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820000

From Spain’s Antonio Gaudi to France’s Le Corbusier, Iraq’s Zaha Hadid, and America’s Norma Sklarek, the first black woman to get a degree in architecture, this book profiles 12 prominent architects from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-bios encourage further exploration.

The 12 Worst Earthquakes of All Time

Susan E. Hamen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356536

Presents readers with the 12 most devastating earthquakes of all time. Each chapter provides historical facts, first-person accounts, and why they were the worst. Features full-color photos, compelling text with interesting facts, and a 'Staying Safe' section that covers safety procedures in the event of an earthquake.

Mechanics

Emma Less (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681513621

Keep our cars and trucks running smooth! In this book, readers will meet the mechanics who work on vehicles, from cars and trucks to airplanes and big machines. Aimed at emergent readers, the text also includes vocabulary specific to this community helper's job, along with colorful action images.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Sports Technology

Janet Slingerland (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632357014

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in sports technology. From the shot clock and derailleurs to in-helmet headsets, goal line technology and carbon fiber skiis and snowboards, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Video Technology

Vicki C. Hayes (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632357021

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in video technology. From the video camera tube and video recording machine to VCR's, camcorders and streaming video, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.

Forgotten History of Everyday Inventions

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632357052

Brings to light 12 forgotten everyday inventions including how pie tins inspired the ever-popular Frisbee; how an engineer's walk in the woods with his dog led to the creation of Velcro; how basketball was invented because young men at a YMCA were restless during a blizzard; and more The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Medicine Great

Meg Marquardt (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356895

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose medicine contributions made our country great. From Australia's Elizabeth Blackburn who discovered an enzyme in chromosones, to England's George Clowes who worked to establish chemotherapy as a treatment for cancer, to Lithuania's Andrew Schally who studied the growth of nerve cells in cancerous tumors, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies,.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Technology Great

Tristan Poehlmann (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356932

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose technology contributions made our country great. From Scotland's Alexander Graham Bell, founder of Bell Telephone and AT&T, to South Africa's Elon Musk, founder of aerospace manufacturer SpaceX and auto company Tesla, to Austria's Maria Telkes, best known for her invention of the first solar-powered heating system, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Military Technology

Vicki C. Hayes (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356970

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in military technology. From plate armor and gunpowder to aircraft carriers, night vision devices and cyber warfare, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impacts of each breakthrough.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Science Great

Tristan Poehlmann (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356918

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose science contributions made our country great. From Croatia's Nikola Tesla who helped design electrical systems, to Germany's Maria Goeppert Mayer who studied the atomic nucleus, to Austria's Hedy Lamarr who invented a radio guidance system for torpedos, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Communication Technology

Vicki C. Hayes (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356956

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in communication technology. From the telegraph and television to satellites, personal computers and smart phones, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Movie Technology

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356987

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in movie technology. From the kinetoscope and first "talkie" movie to green screen effects, computer generated imagery (CGI) and 4D movies, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Photo Technology

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356994

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in photo technology. From the camera obscura and calotype cameras to color photography, digital cameras and photo editing, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Space Technology

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632357007

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in space technology. From the rockets and satellites to the first man on the moon, space shuttles and space stations, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.

12 Epic Archaeological Adventures

Carla Mooney (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356802

Presents 12 of the most epic archaeological adventures around the globe. Readers will take an armchair tour of The Terracotta Army, King Tut's Tomb, Stonehenge, Moai of Easter Island, and more.

The 12 Worst Human-Made Disasters of All Time

Susan E. Hamen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356581

Presents readers with the 12 most devastating human-made disasters of all time. Each chapter provides historical facts, how each human-made disaster started, and why they were the worst. Features full-color photos, compelling text with interesting facts, and a section on avoiding future human-made disasters.

The 12 Worst Shipwrecks of All Time

Joan Axelrod-Contrada (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356598

Presents readers with the 12 worst shipwrecks of all time. Each chapter provides historical facts, what caused each shipwreck, and why they were the worst. Features full-color photos, compelling text with interesting facts, and a 'Staying Safe' section that covers water safety.

The 12 Worst Hurricanes of All Time

Susan E. Hamen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356574

Presents readers with the 12 most devastating hurricanes of all time. Each chapter provides historical facts, how each hurricane started, and why they were the worst. Features full-color photos, compelling text with interesting facts, and a 'Staying Safe' section that covers safety procedures in the event of a hurricane.

The 12 Worst Tornadoes of All Time

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356604

Presents readers with the 12 worst tornadoes of all time. Each chapter provides historical facts, the strenth of each tornado, and why they were the worst. Features full-color photos, compelling text with interesting facts, and a 'Staying Safe' section that covers safety procedures in the event of a tornado.

I'll Be a Carpenter

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Silvia Baroncelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514789

Readers follow along on a day in the life of a carpenter as a young girl pretends to be a carpenter while building a cardboard-box fort in the backyard with her brother. Includes a glossary of construction terms and an activity that lets readers practice building skills.

I'll Be a Librarian

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Silvia Baroncelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514796

Readers follow along on a day in the life of a librarian as a young girl pretends that the family den is a public library. Includes a glossary of library terms and a library scavenger hunt activity.

I'll Be an Engineer

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Silvia Baroncelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514833

Readers follow along with a civil engineer as a young girl pretends to be an engineer designing and building a bridge with her father. Includes a glossary of engineering terms and an activity that lets readers practice building skills.

Building a Tunnel

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681515151

This book for elementary readers highlights the sequence of events from idea to a finished tunnel. Full-color photographs and a timeline support each step of the project's process, from the design and preparations to the construction and finishing details. A glossary, further resources, author's note, and an index are included.

Discovering Apatosaurus

Kathy Frost (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681515168

This book for elementary readers outlines key dates and people that have influenced the information known today about this prehistoric dinosaur species, all tracked throughout the book on a timeline. It explores the history of the apatosaurus' discovery, how its fossils were once mistaken for the brontosaurus, and how it belongs to the sauropod group.

Discovering Pterosaurs

Kathy Frost (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681515175

This book for elementary readers outlines key dates and people that have influenced the information known today about this prehistoric species that lived during the time of dinosaurs, all tracked throughout the book on a timeline. It explores the history of the pterosaurs' discovery and how scientists found out it was a flying reptile.