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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.
The volumes in the new series Religions of the World surveys religions that have had a major impact on the history of the world and that continue to play a role in relationships between nations and ethnic groups. All aspects–including roots and founding, primary beliefs and cultural activities, the way the faiths are viewed by the rest of the world, and the experience of growing up as a member of the religion–are be examined.
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.
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.
At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation’s leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage, infuriating the Germans, who eventually had the boys tracked down and arrested. But their efforts were not in vain: the boys’ exploits and eventual imprisonment helped spark a full-blown Danish resistance.
"American Civil War Reference Library" offers comprehensive and wide ranging research options on this compelling era of American history. Material in each of the three titles has been reviewed by an independent advisory board for its curriculum relevance and its accessibility to students in grades 6-12.
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.
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.
Explores the weaponry and tactical maneuvers used during the Vietnam War, as well as the social and political climate of the time.
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.
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;
We are always hearing about the Next Big Thing. Whether it is a new iPhone or the New World, the freshest and newest inventions, discoveries, and fads loom large in the public mind. The impact that everyone thinks these "next big things" will have is often more important than the actual impact it generates. After all, if it fails, it will be almost immediately forgotten. The Next Big Thing searches through 3,000 years of Western culture to find the colorful and key steps (and missteps) that led us to where we are today.P
“Garbage is gold,” according to one expert quoted in this standout survey of what happens to what we throw away and how those decisions affect the globe. As in other titles in the Hot Topics series, this overview offers a balance of viewpoints in its clear comparison of traditional methods of waste management with more sustainable technologies, such as recycling and new landfill techniques.
"The Facts On File Biology Handbook, Revised Edition" offers students a full view of this vital branch of science, in the form of a one-stop reference, with more than 1,700 glossary entries.
This Third edition for Cambridge International AS and A Level Economics syllabus (9708) is thoroughly updated for first examination from 2016. Written by experienced authors in an engaging and accessible style, this Coursebook provides comprehensive coverage of the syllabus and rigorous and relevant content for AS and A Level Economics students.
This book, part of the "Modern World Nations" series. Chapters cover geography, history, people and culture, government and politics, the economy, and possibilities for the future. The text is dense and presented in very long sentences and paragraphs, so even though the book is small and might appeal to younger readers, the narrative will probably work best for the older end of the age range. The book also includes several elements to help students doing research, including a list of pertinent facts, history highlights, a bibliography, suggestions for further reading and research, and a detailed index.
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