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By Jody Culkin, Sean Michael Ragan. 2017
This full-color, illustrated handbook uses comic book-style panels to explain the basics of using a breadboard; then it walks you… through ten fun and educational projects. You'll learn-by-doing as you study the circuit diagrams and colorful drawings, working your way through each project. Bonus features include an "X-Ray" drawing of the inside of the breadboard and a guide to understanding resistor color codes.p>A solderless breadboard is the perfect platform for learning electronics, whether at home or in the classroom, because it can be used over and over again for different circuits. With the projects in this handbook, you will learn how to use a light sensor, a potentiometer, a diode, a 555 timer, capacitors, transistors, and more! You'll also be challenged to actively figure out what else you can do with the circuits you have built.Learn how to build the following circuits:Dark DetectorLED FlasherElectric CricketBreathing LEDBanshee SirenLight TheraminBlues OrganBike Signal LightTouch SwitchLed Color OrganAs you gain experience building the circuits, you'll also learn how to read schematics - the shorthand language of electronics. The glossary provides definitions and illustrations for terms that may be unfamiliar.There's no better way to learn than by making things yourself. In this booklet you won't be handed all the answers. You'll be encouraged to experiment, and you'll be asked questions that you'll have to try to answer yourself. Get started with your breadboard experiments today.Electronics is the perfect STEM subject because it touches on all the key components - science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Build your technical skills with this hands-on learning course!
By Carla Diana. 2014
LEO the Maker Prince teaches children (both young and old) about 3D printing by following Carla and LEO's journey through… Brooklyn. LEO is a walking, talking robot who has the magical ability to to print (in plastic) any object that Carla draws. The other robots have their own special capabilities: H1-H0 prints in metal, Sinclair-10 can find and print objects from a huge catalog of designs, and the others (including AL1C3-D, IRIS-7, and NiXie) have unique talents, too. Readers can come along for the journey, too: all of the objects in the book are printable one way or another.
By Jade Hemsworth. 2017
Pick up S.T.E.A.M. with experiments in science, chemistry, technology, engineering and more! Inspired by Netflix’s original series, Project Mc2 (TM),… The Pretty Brilliant Experiment book has over 20 experiments introduced by our favorite Nov8 (that’s Innovate) agents: McKeyla McAlister, Adrienne Attoms, Bryden Bandweth, and Camryn Coyle. Learn about electricity, chemical reactions, physics, and biology while crafting an hour glass, creating crystals, and making ice cream! Then record your own observations after reading the scientific analysis accompanying each activity. The ingredients are affordable and easy-to-find, and each DIY experiment can be completed safely at home with parents and friends. Based on a NETFLIX original series. PROJECT Mc2 copyright © by MGA, LLC. All rights reserved.Experiments provided by Marguerite and Zoltan Benko. An Imprint Book
By Padraic Colum. 1946
Travel back to a mythical time when Achilles, aided by the gods, waged war against the Trojans. And join Odysseus… on his journey through murky waters, facing obstacles like the terrifying Scylla and whirring Charybdis, the beautiful enchantress Circe, and the land of the raging Cyclopes. Using narrative threads from The Iliad and The Odyssey, Padraic Colum weaves a stunning adventure with all the drama and power that Homer intended.
By Lori Haskins Houran, Francisca Marquez. 2014
A lively, rhythmical story and detailed illustrations take readers on a trip to the International Space Station, where astronauts work,… sleep, and walk in space! This great read-aloud includes the latest information (verified by NASA staff) about the ISS. Fact-filled and fun, this story will send young minds soaring.This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.
By L. E. Blair. 1991
This class trip is going to rock n' roll! The seventh-grade class is totally psyched for their upcoming trip. It's… first-class all the way, including a fancy hotel, great restaurants, a theater play--and a chance for Sabrina, Randy, Allison, and Katie to meet the rock star of their dreams!
By Carol Greene. 1983
By Gary Paulsen. 1994
Amos is desperate. He's desperate for two tickets to the romantic event of his young life...the Road Kill concert! He'll… do anything to get them because he heard from a friend of a friend of a friend of Melissa Hansen that: she's way into Road Kill.
By Danny Faulkner. 2004
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night;… and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: and God saw that it was good.-Gen. 1:14-18 The universe was created with purpose and reason; and modern science with all of its experiments, exploration, and sophistication has never proven otherwise. In fact, as author Dr. Danny Faulkner makes plain, advanced science argues more for a created cosmology than a big bang. Written for the upper-level student through the well-read layman, Universe by Design explores the universe, explaining its origins and discussing the historical development of cosmology from a creationist viewpoint. Includes: Recent developments in cosmology Explanatory diagrams and illustrations Theories and facts on the origin and expansion of the universe The contributions of Ptolemy, Galileo, Brahe, Newton, Hubble, Einstein, and other famous scientists to the field Thorough discussion and problems with the big bang theory Many examples and analogies to help understand concepts of cosmology Difficulties and critiques of modern cosmology Chapter questions and answers for homeschool study As an excellent supplement to an upper-level homeschool curriculum or the library of an astronomer - amateur or advanced - this book will inform and enlighten the scientific mind.
By Ray Robertson. 2014
Peter Bayle—heavy drinker, philosopher, scholar, anemic lover—is in Kansas, writing a feature on middle America's newfound love for hockey. There… he meets a morphine-injecting reverend, a reviled reporter, and a drug salesman; obsessed by his self-destructive new friends, Bayle abandons the project and returns home to confront a future and a girlfriend he may no longer want.
By Ellen Macgregor. 1951
Miss Pickerell goes to visit her pet cow one morning and finds a rocketship in the pasture! It's a mission… to Mars, and a curious Miss Pickerell finds herself accidentally locked inside!
By Judith Mccormack. 2015
"A joy to read. "—Nino Ricci "A wonderfully and uniquely gifted storyteller. "—Midwest Book Review Eduardo, an architect from Lisbon,… has come to Montreal to be with his wife Geneviève. Geneviève researches fungi and likes to catalog her orgasms. But when Eduardo is caught in an explosion and rumors of arson begin to circulate, both his marriage and his fledgling architecture firm verge on collapse. Gorgeous, colorful, and richly described, Backspring is a sensual taxonomy of desire. Judith McCormack, born near Chicago, has been nominated for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Award.
By Various, Basil Davenport. 1951
The Romans conquered most of the known world and detailed their conquests in calm, unapologetic histories. They were a supremely… urbane people who longed poetically for the farming life. Valuing toughness and practicality in all things, they turned the love poem into a cynical rebuke and wrote tragedies in which the unfathomable actions of gods gave way to the staggering cruelties of man. As the empire slid into decay, Tacitus pulled back the curtain on the perverse intrigues of the emperors, and a Roman-educated Christian named Augustine recounted his spiritual awakening in what may be the world's first psychological novel. This collection presents the essential writings of the Romans in their finest English translations: the comedies of Terence and Plautus; the histories of Julius Caesar, Livy and Tacitus; the oratory of Cicero; poems by Catullus, Virgil, Horace, and Martial; the philosophy of Lucretius and Boëthius, along with the stylishly narrated and often ribald myths of Ovid and Apuleius.
By Jessica Moore, Jean-François Beauchemin. 2012
In this contemplative novel-poem, Jean-François Beauchemin invites us to share in the inner world of the grieving Mr. Bartolomé, who,… following the mysterious disappearance of his young son, wanders and wonders, seeking to transcend his pain by encountering something larger than himself. Continuously occupied by the memory of his lost son, Bartolomé's quest leads him from the city to the countryside and then to the edge of the ocean, where he marvels at the beauty of nature but cannot penetrate its mysteries.Through reference to the two-million-year-old "Turkana Boy," the fossilized remains of a boy found in 1984 near Lake Turkana, Kenya, Beauchemin addresses processes of memory and the long history of human evolution. Beauchemin's character Bartolomé sees in the lives of the boys-separated by nearly two million years-a kind of twin destiny. Has the passage of millennia changed the intensity of human feeling at the loss of blood relations? "Who knows what they had felt? Had the same emotions, those associated with incommensurable loss, broken their bodies, as they had his? Over and above morphological differences sculpted by the passage of millennia, was there something resembling a permanence of feeling, a sort of eternity for the murmuring of the heart, transmitted through the ages by the bonds of blood?"Turkana Boy offers a poignant examination of grieving and one man's search for understanding. This surrealist narrative is punctuated with magnificent musings on the world and startling questions about what it means to be alive.
By M. E. Kerr. 1997
Summering in the Hamptons on the estate of a famous rock star, seventeen-year-old Lang tries to decide how to tell… his longtime friends that he is gay, while struggling with an unexpected infatuation with a girl from France.
By Lorna Jackson. 2007
Cold-cocked is the first book to explore a woman's way of watching the game poet Al Purdy called a "combination… of ballet and murder." Written by author and born-again hockey aficionado Lorna Jackson, Cold-cocked looks at hockey through a woman's eyes and heart but is written with a sportswriter's energy and rigor and a hip cultural critic's cynicism and wit.
By Stephanie Greene, Catharine Bowman Smith. 2004
Owen Foote wants to be a real scientist with a white lab coat. He'd like to spend the next school… year in Mr. Wozniak's fourth-grade class, where science is king. Owen figures that Mr. Wozniak will let him and his friend Joseph in if they can win first prize in the school science fair. But the "project," a uromastyx lizard named Chuck, isn't exactly cooperative. The boys come up with another idea that seems like a winner, but once again, unruly personal feelings seem to be undermining the scientific method. It takes an inspired blend of science and friendship to get them back on track. Fast-paced and funny, this new story treats themes of competition, ambition, squeamishness, and loyalty in the appealing style Owen Foote fans have come to expect.
By Melvin Berger, Gilda Berger, Sarah Watanabe-Rocco. 2017
Did you know more people have cell phones than toothbrushes? That Google answers about a billion questions a day? Or… that Alexander Graham Bell wanted the standard telephone greeting to be "Ahoy"?Discover these incredible facts and more in the next Fact Attack book, all about inventions and technology. Fact Attack is an exploration of the most amazing and awe-inspiring facts about technology and inventions throughout history. Heavily designed with different approaches on each page, the style is dynamic, fresh, and in your face. Whether you flip to a page to learn a digestible fact or read it from beginning to end, this is a book a reader will return to time and again.
By W. Awdry, Tommy Stubbs. 2002
One restless night, Thomas looks out and sees a shooting star flash by. Determined to see where it went, Thomas… sets out into the darkened countryside. The strange nighttime sights and noises add up to a wonderful after-dark adventure for Thomas.From the Hardcover edition.
By W. H. Auden. 1948
It is commonplace to say that our civilization is built on the ruins of Greece. W. H. Auden's splendid anthology… locates the truth behind the truism, while filling in the gaps in our knowledge of a people who gave us so much of our cultural legacy. Every page in The Portable Greek Reader contains some fundamental precursor of the ways in which we think about heroism, destiny, love, politics, tragedy, science, virtue, and thought itself, Included are excerpts from the mythologies of Hesiod; the martial epics of Homer; the dramas of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides; the philosophy of Plato, Aristotle, and Heraclitus; Aesop's fables; poems by Pindar and Sappho; the scientific writings of Euclid, Galen, and Hippocrates; and the history of Thucydides. Presented in their most elegant and authoritative translations, and accompanied by Auden's brilliant introduction, these selections recreate the Greek world in all its splendor, strangeness, and sophistication. "Engaging and full and intelligent ... a command performance, brought off with considerable aplomb." --The New York Times