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By Alvin Silverstein, Laura Silverstein Nunn, Virginia B Silverstein. 1999
Discusses the concept of time and its relationship to biological cycles, including phases of the moon, internal clocks of plants… and animals, seasonal rhythms, and the aging process. Includes a glossary and a list of Internet resources. Grades 5-8. c1999.
By Nancy Harris. 2004
The issue of cloning gets in-depth treatment, with essays on early efforts at cloning and the creation and significance of… Dolly the sheep. Current controversies are discussed, including the overriding question of whether humans should be cloned, to the pros and cons of regulating cloning technologies, therapeutic and reproductive cloning, and whether animals should be used in research. The future of cloning is also discussed. Some descriptions of sex and violence. For senior high readers. 2004.
By David Beckham, Tom Watt. 2003
Autobiography by a legendary British soccer player and cultural icon. Beckham describes his London childhood, his marriage to "Posh" Spice… Girl Victoria Adams in 1999, and his leaving Manchester United to sign with a Spanish team, Real Madrid. For senior high and older readers. 2003.
By Russell Freedman. 1999
Biography of the "greatest woman athlete of all time," who broke records in golf, track and field, and other sports… in an era when there were few opportunities for female players. Discusses her childhood and her career after winning three medals in the 1932 Olympics. Grades 5-8. c1999.
By Gloria Skurzynski. 2004
Discusses the possibilities of identifying and communicating with another life-form in our vast universe. Describes the interconnectedness of research in… many scientific disciplines to investigate hospitable planets. Includes profiles of scientists dedicated to seeking extraterrestrial intelligence. Grades 5-8. 2004.
By Monique Keiran. 1999
Some 75 million years ago, one dinosaur ended its life. The dinosaur was an Albertosaurus -- distant cousin to the… ferocious, meat-eating predator Tyrannosaurus Rex. But its death was also a beginning -- the start of its transformation into a fossil, which lay undiscovered for millennia until the forces of erosion brought the young dinosaur, once again, to light. Grades 4-7. 1999.
By Cathryn J Prince. 2011
Chronicles the December 14, 1807, landing of a celestial fireball on a farm in Weston, Connecticut, and the event's effects… on American science. Recounts professor Benjamin Silliman's study of the meteor and President Thomas Jefferson's influence on the post-colonial scientific community. For Senior High readers and older. 2011.
By Roy MacGregor. 2002
Trent Evans was an icemaker from Edmonton who went to the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City in 2002. One… of the people in charge of taking care of the rink, Trent put a loonie in the ice while he and the rest of the crew were flooding the rink. The Canadian men's and women's hockey teams won gold and Trent Evans became a hero. For junior and senior high readers. 2002.
By Samantha Beres. 1998
Beres presents 101 facts about science on topics such as the human body, botany, chemistry, physics, evolution, zoology, and technology.… Includes brief biographies, fun facts, and hands-on experiments, some of which need adult supervision. Grades 4-7. 1998.
By Dennis B Fradin. 1997
A history of astronomy from the earliest civilizations, when man observed the stars with only the naked eye, to 1997,… when the Hubble Space Telescope orbited the earth. Describes the discovery of planets and other contributions by early and recent scientists. Grades 5-8. c1997.
By Ken Sparling. 2000
Serena and Venus Williams have become a major force in woman's tennis. Their great success has inspired many young girls… to take up the sport. This is a fascinating and inspiring story of how the Williams family has shaken up the world of professional tennis. For senior high readers. 2000.
By Trudee Romanek. 2002
If you live to be 70, you'll have spent 23 years sleeping! Uncover the mysteries about the body's clock, the… stages of sleep, what happens when you dream and more. Includes activities. Grades 4-7. 2002.
By Elizabeth MacLeod. 2002
On December 17th, 1903, Wilbur and Orville made the first controlled powered flight. Although Wilbur and Orville were self-educated, their… combined ingenuity, ability to observe, determination, and imagination propelled them toward their goals. A look at the lives of Wilbur and Orville Wright. For readers in grades 4-7. 2002.
By John Cooper. 2002
After an outstanding career as a high-school track-and-field star, Ray Lewis went on to become the first Canadian-born black man… named to a Canadian Olympic team, winning medals at the 1932 Olympics and the 1934 British Empire Games. What makes him more remarkable is that Ray faced poverty and prejudice everyday, working on the railway. Grades 4-7. 2002.
What makes an ocean wave?: questions and answers about oceans and ocean life (Scholastic question and answer series.)
By Melvin Berger, Gilda Berger. 2001
By Milton Meltzer. 2004
The invention of the railroad led to great changes in human history, though it was also connected to ruthless exploitation… of workers, extermination of Native Americans and the buffalo, corruption among public officials, and violent strike-breaking tactics used by greedy railroad owners. Describes short and transcontinental train lines and how they shaped the economy, agriculture, and the growth of new towns. Grades 4-7 and older readers. 2004.
By Leslie Garrett. 2000
A collection of stories that tell about the extraordinary, record-breaking feats of kids from all over the world: 14-year-old Subaru… Takahashi made a solo 10,000-km sailing trip across the Pacific Ocean; 13-year-old Ryan Tripp launched a lawn-mower odyssey, riding across the United States; and Cristen Powell proved herself the fastest woman on four wheels when she was just a recent high school grad. Grades 4-7. 2000.
By Albert Marrin. 2009
Discusses causes and effects of the environmental and social disaster that swept across the Great Plains in the 1930s during… the Great Depression. Explains that farmers and ranchers unwittingly caused conditions that led to the dust storms and the loss of the land they had settled. Grades 5-8. c2009.
By Rachel Ignotofsky. 2017
Highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes--from well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast… Simone Biles, to lesser-known athletes like skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee and Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a men's professional league. Covering more than forty sports, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about notable women's teams throughout history, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and muscle anatomy. Celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for the next generation of athletes, Grades 4-7. 2017.