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Chemistry experiments that can be done at home or in the classroom using easily obtained and inexpensive materials. Now available in paperback! Includes step-by-step instructions for thirty experiments that demonstrate the scientific method.
This book tells the story of one of the deadliest infectious diseases known: Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Originating as an emerging infectious disease on the western frontier that killed up to 90 percent of infected persons, Rocky Mountain spotted fever is caused by a curious organism, Rickettsia rickettsii.
Rubella and rubeola were once commonly thought of as childhood diseases. In the last few decades, these illnesses have been largely brought under control in developed nations through widespread vaccinations. In developing areas, however, these viral infections still pose a threat to children and adults alike.
The development of the plate tectonic theory was one of the great revolutions in the history of science. Before the plate tectonic theory, most scientists believed that Earth was a static planet that never really changed. Working like detectives, a small group of pioneering individuals slowly pieced together an entirely different picture of our Earth, showing that the planet is really a dynamic, active world.
Deadly diseases can affect everyone. Although not all cases are fatal, each disease causes a degree of harm and discomfort to those whom it afflicts and can sometimes have long-lasting consequences. Each book in the ""Deadly Diseases and Epidemics"" series takes readers through all aspects of a disease – from its history and causes or method of infection to its treatment and prevention. These informative, full-color books provide a foundation for understanding the basics of microbiology, immunology, and epidemiology.
The Hopi, which means good in every respect, largely lived in northeast Arizona and were an agricultural society that practiced ancestor worship.
During the bloodiest conflict the United States has ever known, the clothing of men, women, and children changed little as the country was consumed by war. Complete with ample sidebars, "The Civil War" gives readers the necessary background about this tumultuous time in American history so they can understand how clothing, from hooped skirts to army uniforms, differed by region and by class. Photographs from movies, including "Gone with the Wind", illustrate various popular types of clothing worn.T
The Medieval World focuses on the styles found in Europe from 1340 to 1460, which is most frequently represented as "medieval" in movies, TV, books, and art. During this time, wool was widely available, the length of clothing indicated one’s wealth, and luxurious fabrics from the East, such as silks, brocades, and damasks, were in demand among the rich. Tapestries from the time period, pictures from movies and plays, and detailed photographs show the clothing and accessories men and women, rich and poor, wore during the medieval period.
The sun’s warmthwhile enjoyed by the inner planetsloses its strength in the outer solar system, as does our knowledge. The mysterious Jovian planets and dwarf planets, ultra-red matter, and short-period comets will fascinate readers endlessly. As NASAs New Horizon mission will tell us more about Pluto and the Kuiper Belt in 2015, this book lays the foundation in anticipation of our impending new truths. The narrative is supported by gorgeous photographs and fascinating sidebars.
This book is the most comprehensive single-volume reference work on the War Between the States ever published. Here you will find described—and, wherever possible, illustrated—all the key events, personalities and lethal weapons that, together, produced the most tragic of all American wars. There are three sections in the book. The main body of the text is the day-to-day chronology of political and diplomatic events and all the major land and sea campaigns, which traces events from the early rumblings of the abolitionists through the whole period of the war and the immediate postwar period, culminating with the end of the era of the carpetbaggers.
From the Edgar Award–winning author of Acceleration comes a mystery about an old murder and new truths, perfect for fans of Barry Lyga, Madeleine Roux, and Michelle Gagnon. They call her Tiny, but Tyne Greer is six foot six, a high school basketball star who is hoping the game will be her ticket out of the slum. She lives in a run-down building called The Zoo, where her father is the superintendent. One day she discovers a crack in the wall of an abandoned basement room. And sealed up in the wall is a girl’s body.
Jaye wakes up from a skiiing accident with a fractured skull, a blinding headache, and her grip on reality sliding into delusion. Determined to get back to her starring role in the school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jaye lies to her sister, her mom, her doctors. She’s fine, she says. She’s fine. If anyone knew the truth—that hallucinations of Shakespeare and his characters have followed her from her hospital bed to the high school halls—it would all be over. She’s almost managing to pull off the act when Romeo shows up in her anatomy class.
Heidi Heilig’s debut teen fantasy sweeps from modern-day New York City, to nineteenth-century Hawaii, to places of myth and legend. Sixteen-year-old Nix has sailed across the globe and through centuries aboard her time-traveling father’s ship. But when he gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end. The Girl from Everywhere, the first of two books, blends fantasy, history, and a modern sensibility. Its witty, fast-paced dialogue, breathless adventure, multicultural cast, and enchanting romance will dazzle readers of Sabaa Tahir, Rae Carson, and Rachel Hartman.N
The eagerly awaited sequel to the surprise bestseller by the former Sainsbury’s supermarked worker turned novelist, whose first book, One For Sorrow, now released in mass-market paperback, has been sold in twenty countries and to Disney for film. Seven for a Secret will be published in two editions – an adult edition and a stunning children’s edition; Time has moved on, and the story continues in a land that is beset by enemies, seen and unseen. Man and nature are at war with each other. Evil flaps its black wings once more, and casts dark shadows.
Discusses life among Civil War soldiers and cavalry, including joining up, uniforms and rifles, training and discipline on the march, battle, and returning home.
Describes what it was like to be an American prisoner of war held by the Germans or Japanese during World War II, discussing the physical conditions, emotional turmoil, and difficult transition to freedom after harsh imprisonment.
Examines the lives of American infantrymen in Europe during World War II, describing their fears, combat experiences, leisure activities, homecomings, and more.
Provides information about the progression of the Vietnam War and the lives of American soldiers detained as prisoners of war in Vietnam.
Glencoe Literature: Reading with Purpose is the first research-based middle school language arts program that effectively combines strong skill development and incredible reading. Scaffolding and spiraling of skills builds a strong, necessary language arts foundation. Your students will be motivated, not frustrated by high–interest, leveled selections that engage and appeal to this tough audience. An inquiry-based "Big Question" approach within a unique "Workshop" lesson format gives students a purpose and meaningful context for their reading.
Most people know that Benedict Arnold was America’s first, most notorious traitor. Few know that he was also one of its greatest war heroes. This accessible biography introduces young readers to the real Arnold: reckless, heroic, and driven. Packed with first-person accounts, astonishing battle scenes, and surprising twists, this is a gripping and true adventure tale.
Text and illustrations describe the layout, important buildings, and daily life of a typical Roman town.
Minamoto Yoshitsune should not have been a samurai. But his story is legend in this real-life saga. This epic warrior tale reads like a novel, but this is the true story of the greatest samurai in Japanese history. When Yoshitsune was just a baby, his father went to war with a rival samurai family—and lost. His father was killed, his mother captured, and his surviving half-brother banished. Yoshitsune was sent away to live in a monastery. Skinny, small, and unskilled in the warrior arts, he nevertheless escaped and learned the ways of the samurai.
Norse Mythology A to Z, Third Edition examines the characters, objects, and places whose stories make up the folklore of the Norse people, who lived in the region known today as Scandinavia. Passed down through the generations by word of mouth and finally written down in the 13th century and later, these myths include tales of gods and goddesses; heroes, giants, and dwarfs;
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