Storms and Hurricanes

Usborne Beginners
Author: Emily Bone,Paul Weston
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1409584267
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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An easy-to-read introduction to wild and windy weather, illustrated with dramatic full-colour photographs. Includes information about different types of storms, what makes thunder and lightning and how to spot a hurricane. Links to recommended websites allow children to find out more. "Excellent for helping children to learn to use books for research. Short chunks of text and plenty of pictures make these books really fun to read." - Parents in Touch

Storms and Hurricanes

Author: Emily Bone
Publisher: Usborne Books
ISBN: 9781409544883
Category: Hurricanes
Page: 32
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Young readers learn about storms and hurricanes, including the different types of storms, what are thunder and lightning, what is a hurricane and more.

The Solar System

Usborne Beginners
Author: Emily Bone,Terry Pastor
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1474905226
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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What is the surface of Mars like? Why does Venus glow in the dark? How do scientists explore faraway planets? Beginner readers can find answers to these questions and more in this colourful information book. "No Key Stage 1 classroom should be without the whole set." - The Bookseller

Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Author: Emily Bone
Publisher: Usborne
ISBN: 9780794532819
Category: Earthquakes
Page: 32
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What causes earthquakes? What do they feel like? What are tsunamis and why do they happen? In this book, you'll find the answers and lots more fascinating facts.

Dangerous Animals

Author: Catriona Clarke,Rebecca Gilpin
Publisher: Usborne Books
ISBN: 9780746088630
Category: Dangerous animals
Page: 32
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Usborne Beginners are colourful information books for children beginning to read on their own. Vivid, full colour illustrations and photographs on every page, accompanied by short, informative text. Developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

Long Walk to Freedom

The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Author: Nelson Mandela
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780759521049
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 576
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The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

Stories of Robots

Author: Russell Punter,USBORNE,Alison Kelly
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780746089019
Category: Children's stories, English
Page: 48
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Part of Young Reading Series 1 for children just starting to read alone. It uses fairly short sentences and everyday vocabulary. Subjects include classic fables and fairytales, original fiction and quirky stories.

Super Cool Tech

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Publisher: DK Children
ISBN: 9781465452054
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 192
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See today's best innovations and imagine tomorrow's big ideas in Super Cool Tech. This cutting-edge guide explores how incredible new technologies are shaping the modern world and its future, from familiar smartwatches to intelligent, driverless cars. Packed with more than 250 full-color images, X-rays, thermal imaging, digital artworks, cross-sections, and cutaways, Super Cool Tech reveals the secrets behind the latest gadgets and gizmos, state-of-the-art buildings, and life-changing technologies. Lift the unique laptop-inspired book cover to see incredible architectural concepts around the world, such as the Hydropolis Underwater Hotel and Resort in Dubai, and the River Gym, a human-powered floating gym in New York City. Discover how a wheelchair adapts to its surroundings and learn how a cutting board can give the nutritional information of the food being prepared on it. From 3-D-printed cars to robot vacuum cleaners, Super Cool Tech reveals today's amazing inventions and looks ahead to the future of technology, including hologram traffic lights and the Galactic Suite Hotel in space. Perfect for STEAM education initiatives, Super Cool Tech makes technology easy to understand, following the history of each invention and how they impact our everyday lives, and "How It Works" panels explain the design and function of each item using clear explanations and images. Designed in DK's signature style, Super Cool Tech is the ultimate guide to exploring and understanding the latest gadgets and inventions while looking ahead to the future of technology.

Extreme Earth

Author: Anna Claybourne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781482412628
Category: Climatic extremes
Page: 48
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Towering Mount Everest is famous for its height, but the lowest point on Earth, Challenger Deep, is deeper than Everest is high. The Cave of Crystals in Mexico contains formations of gypsum that look like giant swords. Not only does Earth contain some extreme land formations such as these, but it's constantly changing. The world's largest desert, the Sahara, was once a swamp, and volcanoes are still building islands. These facts and many more, as well as quizzes, diagrams, and fun information boxes, create a book that will make readers truly appreciate Earth's awesome natural history.

See Inside Planet Earth - Internet Referenced

Author: Katie Daynes,Peter Allen
Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780794520700
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 15
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Allows readers to lift flaps and explore facts about the Earth, including its gases, oceans, mountains, and changing climates. On board pages.

How the Weather Works

A Hands-on Guide to Our Changing Climate
Author: Christiane Dorion
Publisher: Templar
ISBN: 9780763652623
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 20
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"A hands-on guide to our changing climate."-Cover.

Planet Earth - Kawkab al Ard

Author: Leonie Pratt
Publisher: Bloomsbury Qatar
ISBN: 9789992194348
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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What makes planet Earth so special? It's the only planet to have anything living on it for a start. But it also has fiery volcanoes, magnificent mountains, scorching deserts and icy landscapes. Find out all about it in this fantastic book. Planet Earth is part of an exciting series of book for children who are beginning to read on their own. The easy-to-read text has been specially written with the help of a reading expert.

The Little House Cookbook

Frontier Foods from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Classic Stories
Author: Barbara M. Walker
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 9781442034006
Page: N.A
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A collection of more than one hundred recipes, designed for cooks of any age, captures the true pioneer spirit, featuring dishes such as Long Winter Bread and Green Pumpkin Pie, based on meals described in the beloved Little House books. Simultaneous.

Living in Space

Author: Katie Daynes
Publisher: Beginners Series
ISBN: 9780746074497
Category: Astronauts
Page: 32
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An illustrated description of how astronauts live in space, especially on board the space shuttle.

Shaping Biology

The National Science Foundation and American Biological Research, 1945-1975
Author: Toby A. Appel
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801873479
Category: Science
Page: 408
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Historians of the postwar transformation of science have focused largely on the physical sciences, especially the relation of science to the military funding agencies. In Shaping Biology, Toby A. Appel brings attention to the National Science Foundation and federal patronage of the biological sciences. Scientists by training, NSF biologists hoped in the 1950s that the new agency would become the federal government's chief patron for basic research in biology, the only agency to fund the entire range of biology—from molecules to natural history museums—for its own sake. Appel traces how this vision emerged and developed over the next two and a half decades, from the activities of NSF's Division of Biological and Medical Sciences, founded in 1952, through the cold war expansion of the 1950s and 1960s and the constraints of the Vietnam War era, to its reorganization out of existence in 1975. This history of NSF highlights fundamental tensions in science policy that remain relevant today: the pull between basic and applied science; funding individuals versus funding departments or institutions; elitism versus distributive policies of funding; issues of red tape and accountability. In this NSF-funded study, Appel explores how the agency developed, how it worked, and what difference it made in shaping modern biology in the United States. Based on formerly untapped archival sources as well as on interviews of participants, and building upon prior historical literature, Shaping Biology covers new ground and raises significant issues for further research on postwar biology and on federal funding of science in general. -- Margaret RossiterCornell University, author of Women Scientists in America: Before Affirmative Action, 1940-1972

Continental Drift

Colliding Continents, Converging Cultures
Author: Constantin Roman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780750306867
Category: Science
Page: 228
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Continental Drift: Colliding Continents, Converging Cultures is as much an account of the impressions Western culture made on Constantin Roman as a young researcher from behind the Iron Curtain as a personal history of the developing new science of plate tectonics. The book elucidates the author's struggles against a web of bureaucracy to secure his rights in the free world while exploring historical events. A refined observer of the contrast of cultures between East and West, Roman's personal story relates his encounters with eminent scientists, artists, and embassy officials. Constantin Roman defied communist restrictions by coming to England in 1968 on a NATO travel grant. After being encouraged by Keith Runcorn at the University of Newcastle to stay in Britain for a higher degree, he received a Ph.D. scholarship at the University of Cambridge. This is where he studied under Sir Edward Bullard when plate tectonics was in its infancy, when the concepts of continental drift and sea floor spreading were galvanizing geology. As a continental student adrift on English shores, Roman soon staked his claim on the plate tectonics map with his work on the deep earthquakes of the Carpathians. But the stakes became higher with a race against the clock to be the first to publish a plate tectonics solution to the Himalayan earthquakes. Continental Drift delves into all of this and more. It will delight earth scientists, physicists, and general readers as well as historians of science, who will find a wealth of personal recollections of key figures in the continental drift story.

Mapping and Naming the Moon

A History of Lunar Cartography and Nomenclature
Author: Ewen A. Whitaker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521544146
Category: Science
Page: 264
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Historical maps and rare photographs illustrate four centuries of mapping the Moon.