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Taj Mahal

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536857

Describes the Taj Mahal, including how and why it was built, how it was ruined and has been restored, and what it is like today.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Video Technology

Vicki C. Hayes (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves 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.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Sports Technology

Janet Slingerland (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves 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.

Forgotten Americans Who Made History

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357045

Brings to light 12 forgotten Americans who made history such as Mary Elizabeth Bowser who pretended to be a slave so she could spy on a powerful Confederate family; Dave Kopay who was the first professional athlete to publicly declare he was gay; Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were used to create treatments for cancer, HIV, and many other diseases; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

History’s Lost Treasures

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357083

Brings to light 12 of history's lost treasures including The Copper Scroll, discovered in Jerusalem in the 1940's that is determined to be the oldest known religious writing; the Victorio Peak Treasure in New Mexico that was found in 1937, but then lost again; Confederate Colonel John Mosby's Treasure hidden in the woods of Fairfax County, Virginia, but still not found after 150 years; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

History’s Forgotten Events

Rachel Bailey (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357090

Brings to light 12 of history's forgotten events including Boston's molasses flood in 1919 that reached up to 40 feet high and traveled through the streets at 35 miles per hour; the cargo ship Arabia that sank after hitting a tree only to be found years later preserved in a cornfield; the candy boycott in Canada in 1947 where kids demanded the price of candy bars be reduced from 8 cents to 5 cents; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

Forgotten History of Everyday Inventions

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves 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.

History's Conspiracy Theories

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357038

Brings to light 12 of history's conspiracy theories such as Elvis Presley faked his own death; a spaceship that landed in Rosewell, New Mexico in 1947; the Titanic didn't sink; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

History's Forgotten War Stories

Janet Slingerland (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357069

Brings to light 12 forgotten war stories such as George Washington's Immortals, a group of citizen-soldiers from Maryland who changed the course of the American Revolution; Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic who saved the lives of an estimated 2,500 Jewish children during the Holocaust; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

History’s Deserted Cities and Places

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357076

Brings to light 12 deserted cities and places such as the ancient city of Angkor Wat which was hidden deep in the Cambodian jungle for centuries; Hashima Island off the coast of Nagasaki, Japan that was once mined for its rich coal reserves unitl abandoned in the 1970's; Machu Picchu that was built more than 2,400 meters above sea level in Peru; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

History’s Secret Groups

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357106

Brings to light 12 of history's secret groups including The Knights Templar whose purpose was to protect travelers to holy sites after the Crusades; The Freemasons, one of the world's oldest secret societies that performs chartiy work; The Molly Maguires who began in Ireland in the 1840s as a secret society that stood up against landlords and bosses who treated them poorly; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

12 Epic Urban Adventures

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356864

Presents 12 of the most epic urban adventures around the globe. Readers will take an armchair tour of bungee jumping from the Macau Tower in China, climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia, ziplining in Panama City, Panama, and more.

12 Epic Space Journeys

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356857

Presents 12 of the most epic space journeys. Readers will take an armchair tour of Neil Armstrong's first walk on the moon, a visit to the International Space Station, the NASA Voyager Program, and more.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Arts Great

Tristan Poehlmann (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356871

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose art contributions made our country great. From Jamaica's Claude McKay whose poetry sparked an art movement, to Greece's Chryssa whose neon sculptures lit up New York, to Venezuela's Tina Ramirez who created a new voice in the dance world, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Medicine Great

Meg Marquardt (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves 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: Bookstaves 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.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Politics Great

Diane Gimpel (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356901

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose political contributions made our country great. From Austria's Felix Frankfurter who served on the Supreme Court and started the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), to Czechoslovakia's Madeleine Albright, the first woman to hold the postion of Secretary of State, to Thailand's Tammy Duckworth, who became the first woman elected to Congress who was hurt fighting for America, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies,.

12 Immigrants Who Made the American Military Great

Paige Smith (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356949

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose american military contributions made our country great. From Sweden's John Ericsson who was a naval engineer and inventor of the first armoured turret warship and screw propeller, to Russia's Igor Sikorsky who was an engineer and inventor known for crafting the first four-engine plane and the first working helicopter, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Sports Great

Janet Slingerland (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356925

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose sports contributions made our country great. From Nigeria's Hakeem Olajuwon who made his 7 foot mark playing basketball for the Houston Rockets, to Panama's Mariano (Mo) Rivera who became baseball's greatest closer, to Czechoslovakia's Martina Navratilova who was one of the world's top tennis players, 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: Bookstaves 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.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Science Great

Tristan Poehlmann (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves 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 Military Technology

Vicki C. Hayes (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves 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.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Movie Technology

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves 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: Bookstaves 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: Bookstaves 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.