As the world's traditional sources of energy are gradually, being depleted, global energy usage continues to increase. The impetus to find new sources of energy is rendered even more urgent when you consider that traditional sources of energy are costly and can cause widespread damage to the Earth and its climate. This volume examines our reliance on fossil fuels, the risks associated with our continued dependence on them, and surveys the costs and...
What was "skiffle"? How did technology impact the look and design of everyday things during these years? Disney and drive-in theaters, Elvis Presley, and Marilyn Monroe, this is the era where popular culture really comes into its own! It's also the era where a TV set might find its home in the living room of an average family. Find out how fashion, music, and movies changed and developed after WWII, and how the Cold War also had an influence.
3) Steve Jobs
How has Apple Inc. come to dominate the technology industry? This book looks at the life of Steve Jobs, with a focus on how he became successful.
Why does the rain fall? Why do rivers flow to the sea? The scientific theory of gravity answers these and many more questions we may have about this invisible force. This fascinating book looks at the historical controversies that surround the theory of gravity and tells the stories of the scientists who worked on the theory. It also examines how the theory of gravity was arrived at, how it was tested, and what impact the theory has had on our understanding...
'Pirate Treasure' examines the hunt for treasures lost or hidden by pirates, and examines whether any of the legends of buried treasure could really be true. Part of the Treasure Hunters series, 'Pirate Treasure' offers a cross curricular mix of science & technology and history & civilizations, with a fun, dramatic approach. Pirate treasures covered in the book include those of the famous Blackbeard and Captain Kidd, the pirate shipwreck the Whydah,...
'Ancient Treasures' examines the hunt for ancient treasure troves and hoards, whether they contain gold and jewels, or important artifacts that offer us a window on to the past. Part of the Treasure Hunters series, 'Ancient Treasures' offers a crosscurricular mix of science & technology and history, with a fun, dramatic approach. Treasures covered in the book include the Roman Hoxne Hoard, the Anglo-Saxon Staffordshire Hoard, the extraordinary discoveries...
Shipwrecks examines the hunt for shipwrecks and the valuable treasures they hold, whether that be gold and jewels, or important artifacts that offer us a window on to the past. Part of the Treasure Hunters series, "Shipwrecks" offers a cross curricular mix of science & technology and history, with a fun, dramatic approach. "Shipwrecks" covered in the book include the Tudor Warship the Mary Rose, the Spanish Galleon La Nuestra Senora de Atocha, American...
Morocco offers complete coverage of this fascinating country, including sections on history, geography, wildlife, infrastructure and government, and culture. It also includes a detailed fact file, maps and charts, and a traceable flag.
How does the Earth compare to the other planets in the solar system? This book explores the science and history of our home, showing how it is different from the other planets - and perfect for life.
The World of Olympics looks at the Olympics from a worldwide perspective. It covers nations across the globe that come together to compete, as well as past hosts of The Olympic Games, and the motto and symbols that embrace the Olympic spirit. It also includes Fact File fact boxes, a full list of Modern Olympic and Winter Olympic hosts, and medal tallies of best-performing Olympic nations through history.
Libya offers complete coverage of this fascinating country, including sections on history, geography, wildlife, infrastructure and government, and culture. It also includes a detailed fact file, maps and charts, and a traceable flag.
12) The Sun
What is the Sun like, and could we ever visit there? Taking the form of an imaginary trip, this book explores the science and history of the Sun, looking at recent studies and possibilities for the future.
High-Tech Olympics focuses on the new technologies used in sport today and how they are being used to help train world-class athletes. It also includes diagrams to illustrate how technology has been used to develop state-of-the art sports equipment and an Olympic records table to show how Olympic records have changed and some technological reasons why these may have changed.
14) Louis Pasteur
This book traces the life of Louis Pasteur, from his early childhood and education through his sources of inspiration and challenges faced, early successes, and the work on pasteurization and vaccination for which he is best known. A timeline at the end of the book summarizes key milestones and achievements of Pasteur's life.
15) Charles Darwin
This book traces the life of Charles Darwin, from his early childhood and education through his sources of inspiration and challenges faced, early successes, and the theories of evolution and natural selection for which he is best known. A timeline at the end of the book summarizes key milestones and achievements of Darwin's life.
The London Olympics 2012 offers up-to-the-minute information about this forthcoming world event, including the countdown to 2012, an overview of Olympic venues for 2012, athletes to watch, and sports that will be featuring. It also includes Going for Gold fact boxes, a map of Olympic venues and a timeline of Olympic history.
From the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, this book takes readers on a journey back in time to discover the amazing story behind one of the most terrible wars in history. Packed full of amazing photographs and original documents from the National Archives, real-life artifacts and documentation enable readers to build a true and real account of World War I and how it shaped the world.
This volume briefly covers the history of the Olympic Games, and focuses on the 30th Olympiad held in London.
19) Fun magic tricks
Contains step-by-step instructions for magic tricks using cards, coins, rope and more. Offers instructions for performing magic tricks, from rope and card tricks to coin tricks and mind reading.