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By Seymour Simon. 1998
By Shelley Tanaka. 1996
In 1991, two hikers discovered the remains of a Stone Age Man over 5,000 years old in the Alps. Be… transported back to the Iceman's ancient world - find out who he was, how he lived, and how he died on a mountain ridge. Grades 3-6. 1996.
By Franklyn Mansfield Branley. 1984
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 Sylvia Wilkinson. 1982
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 Bill Bryson. 2008
In this new edition for younger readers, Bill Bryson covers the wonder and mysteries of time and space, the frequently… bizarre and often obsessive scientists and the methods they used, the crackpot theories which held sway for far too long, the extraordinary accidental discoveries which suddenly advanced whole areas of science when the people were actually looking for something else (or in the wrong direction) and the mind-boggling fact that, somehow, the universe exists and, against all odds, life came to be on this wondrous planet we call home. Abridged. Grades 3-6. 2008.
By Tanya Lloyd Kyi. 2011
Why was the Mad Hatter mad? From working with mercury nitrate. It's a toxic world out there: poisonous snakes, toxic… herbicides, noxious fumes - poisons in one form or another are all around us. An innocent-looking flower may be lethal, smog can make it impossible to breathe, poisons can be the death of us, but they can also cure disease. Some descriptions of violence. Winner of the 2013 Hackmatack Award for non-fiction. Grades 3-6. 2011. (50 questions series ; 2)
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 Joan Dash. 2001
A biography of the woman who overcame her disabilities to be an inspirational public figure. Discusses the cause of Helen… Keller's blindness and deafness, her determination to lead a useful life, and the importance of her teacher, Annie Sullivan, throughout Helen's life. Grades 5-8. 2001.
By Andrew Donkin. 1999
In this collection of real-life space adventures, the reader can find out about the first astronaut ever to set out… into the unknown; what it's like to walk on the surface of the moon; and the terrifying journey of Apollo 13. Grades 2-4.
By Clint Twist. 1993
The world needs energy. In the world of tomorrow, the energy for heating, lighting and cooking will come from a… very different source to those used today - mainly fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) and nuclear power. Fossil fuels are being used up very quickly, and cleaner alternative sources of energy must be developed to meet the increasing energy needs of the future. Grades 3-6. 1993.
By Tony Hare. 1990
Nuclear energy is the energy released by the powerful forces that hold atoms together. This energy is used to produce… electricity in nuclear power stations. But during nuclear reactions a type of pollution, called radioactivity is produced. Radioactivity can be dangerous to living things, and remains harmful for thousands of years. The nuclear waste that is produced now, needs to be stored very safely. Grades 3-6.
Why is the sky blue? Why do stars twinkle? Why do cows moo? The answer to these and many other… fascinating questions are answered in this book. Information is grouped into topics like the supermarket, nighttime, and food and eating. Grades 2-4. 2001.