Category: Childrens History Nonfiction

The Manhattan Project (Milestones in Modern World History) by Liz Sonneborn

By Liz Sonneborn

in the course of international warfare II, as Allied forces sought to strive against the Axis powers by way of army capacity, fresh advances in nuclear technology led the USA army to prepare the ny venture - an enormous government-run programme to invent an atomic bomb. This publication explores how the improvement and use of the bomb affected the process WWII.

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H.G. Wells: First Citizen of the Future by Keith Ferrell

By Keith Ferrell

He used to be born within the yr dynamite used to be invented (1866) and died a yr after the 1st explosion of the atomic bomb (1946). Herbert George (H. G.) Wells used to be a guy whose existence ruled the century and whose rules either expected and formed the future.

One of the main influential males of his time, a number one science-fiction author, novelist, thinker, reformer and fighter for civilization, Wells exercised his mind's eye and expounded his innovative principles in over 100 books during his lengthy life.

As a tender guy Wells struggled opposed to repeated failure as a draper’s assistant, technology pupil and instructor sooner than discovering his vocation as a author. He wrote the pioneering—and instantly popular—novel The Time Machine. during this and different vintage technological know-how fiction similar to The Invisible Man and The warfare of the Worlds, Wells mixed severe and infrequently remarkably exact hypothesis concerning the destiny with excessive adventure.

But Wells was once now not content material simply to write fiction. He was once additionally an suggest for swap in social customs and a guy deeply taken with the way forward for humanity. a company believer that the 20th century will be the turning element for civilization, Wells expected a number of the alterations in his writings on house commute, politics, marriage and the applied sciences of war.

This is a dramatic account of Well’s lifestyles and his struggle for motives and issues which are nonetheless appropriate today.

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California: Becoming a State (Primary Source Readers) by Elizabeth Anderson Lopez

By Elizabeth Anderson Lopez

California's trip to statehood used to be fraught with swap. First, it was once governed via Spain. Then, it grew to become part of Mexico. the us eventually claimed it in 1848 after successful the struggle opposed to Mexico. this first resource reader 6-pack integrates literacy and social reports content material wisdom, and makes use of maps, letters, photographs, and pictures to interact scholars and ignite their interest approximately ancient occasions. basic resource files advised scholars to invite questions and inspire scholars to think about bias and the validity and reliability of resources, supporting them in attaining literacy in social reports. Aligned to the nationwide Council for Social reviews (NCSS) and different nationwide and kingdom criteria, the publication is leveled to aid above-, below-, and on-level inexperienced persons. crucial textual content positive factors comprise a word list, index, captions, sidebars, and desk of contents to extend knowing and construct educational vocabulary. The Create It! culminating task presents a chance for overview that demanding situations scholars to use what they've got discovered in an interactive means, and the Your flip! task demanding situations scholars to connect with a main resource via a writing job. discover California's wealthy heritage with this interesting grade four book!

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Milestones of Flight: From Hot-Air Balloons to SpaceShipOne by Tim Grove,National Air and Space Museum

By Tim Grove,National Air and Space Museum

Milestones of Flight takes readers hovering during the excessive issues of yank aviation: from the Wright brothers and their opponents to the army pilots who first circumnavigated the globe, from the preliminary area rocket to the moon stroll, from the earliest artifical satellite tv for pc to latest secret agent drones. The publication additionally describes what inventions—such as rocket propulsion, the wind tunnel, and the silicon chip—helped stream flight upward and past. Profusely illustrated with gadgets from the Smithsonian's assortment, Milestones of Flight presents an inspiring examine America's contributions to aviation. The booklet encompasses a bibliography, author's be aware, and index.

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Columbia Space Shuttle Explosion and Space Exploration by Tamra B. Orr

By Tamra B. Orr

This e-book relays the genuine info of the Columbia area trip explosion via 3 assorted views. The narrative offers a number of debts of the development, and readers research information in the course of the perspective of a WRDY information reporter, strength destiny astronaut, and a family members. The textual content bargains possibilities to check and distinction a variety of views whereas amassing and interpreting information regarding a contemporary occasion. content material specializes in point-of-view and encourages readers to appreciate how heritage and adventure can result in differing views.

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New York (Thirteen Colonies) by Craig A. Doherty,Katherine M. Doherty

By Craig A. Doherty,Katherine M. Doherty

ny describes lifestyles within the early colony, together with such information because the significance of the fur exchange, wars instrumental to New York's improvement, the discrimination suffered by means of quite a few peoples less than Peter Stuyvesant, and early explorers of the realm corresponding to Henry Hudson and Samuel de Champlain. Readers also will know about post-Revolution big apple, together with the ongoing presence of slavery and manhattan City's designation because the capital of the hot country.

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Harriet Tubman (Social Studies Readers) (Spanish Edition) by Debra J. Housel

By Debra J. Housel

during this biographical publication, younger readers will find out about the courageous lifetime of Harriet Tubman. Readers will detect how Tubman bravely escaped from her lifestyles as a slave to go the Mason-Dixon line into freedom and the way she helped 1000s of alternative slaves into freedom in the course of the Underground Railroad with the aid of abolitionists. The brilliant pictures, beautiful proof, and supportive textual content paintings at the side of the necessary thesaurus, index, and timeline of Tubman's existence to provide readers an enticing event as they movement from hide to hide. This ebook has been translated into Spanish.

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The Pony Express: Bringing Mail to the American West by Tim McNeese

By Tim McNeese

From April 1860 to October 1861, the mail carrier referred to as the horse show operated among Saint Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. Cross-country mail supply that used to take 3 weeks was once diminished to ten days. At its top, eighty riders weighing not more than a hundred twenty five kilos every one and four hundred to 500 horses carried the mail overland to a hundred stations averaging 25 miles aside. regardless of the risks of touring 2,000 miles over one of these brief period of time, just one supply was once ever misplaced. in reality, the horse convey is credited with conserving California within the Union via supplying fast verbal exchange among the coasts. Its reliable finish got here with the institution of the Pacific Telegraph corporation in 1861, and the founders ended up stating financial disaster. "The Pony convey" explores the background of the predecessor to fashionable mail supply and its significance in conserving communique open from coast to coast.

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