Children's History
Albert Einstein: The Miracle Mind
Albert Einstein
The Miracle Mind
Paperback      ISBN: 1402732287
Presents a biography of the renowned physicist whose revolutionary theories about space, time, and gravitation transformed our understanding about how the universe works.
Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America
Alexander Hamilton
The Making of America
Hardcover      ISBN: 1419725785
Chronicles the life of the Founding Father, from his impoverished childhood in the West Indies and journey to New York City to his role in developing the Constitution and untimely death in a duel with Aaron Burr.
Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America
Alexander Hamilton
The Making of America
Paperback      ISBN: 1419729438
Chronicles the life of the Founding Father, from his impoverished childhood in the West Indies and journey to New York City to his role in developing the Constitution and untimely death in a duel with Aaron Burr.
Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider
Alexander Hamilton
The Outsider
Paperback      ISBN: 0142419869
Award-winning biographer Jean Fritz brings one of America's favorite Founding Fathers to life! Most people know that Alexander Hamilton was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr, and that his face is on the ten-dollar bill. But he was much more than that, and here acclaimed biographer Jean Fritz explores all facets of his life. Born in the West Indies, Hamilton arrived in New York as an outsider. He fought in the Revolution and became Washington's most valuable aide-de-camp. He was there for the writing of the Constitution and became the first Secretary of the Treasury. Fritz's talent for bringing historical figures to life shines as she shares her fascination with this man of action who was honorable, ambitious, and fiercely loyal to his adopted country.
Alfred Nobel: The Man Behind the Peace Prize
Alfred Nobel
The Man Behind the Peace Prize
School & Library      ISBN: 1585362816
"Alfred Nobel was the man who founded what became known as The Nobel Prizes. Nobel also invented dynamite, becoming very wealthy from his invention. Saddened by its use for harmful destruction, Nobel left his fortune to create yearly prizes for those whohave rendered the greatest services to mankind"--Provided by publisher.
All of Us: A Young People's History of the World
All of Us
A Young People's History of the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1681373211
"All of Us is a collective history of the world, told from an uncommon point of view. Written in the first-person plural, All of Us is a book of our history, emphasizing our unity as a species, beginning with the birth of our planet and our common origins in Africa, and describing how we came to be who we are in all our numerous guises. As hunter-gatherers and nomads, inventors of tools, farmers and breeders, we evolved in various ways, influenced by outside forces, such as different climates and geographies, which led to our divisions into different civilizations. Our past was one of incredible invention--the creation of art, the development of writing, the birth of science, religion, and philosophy--but also of constant struggle for survival, of colonization, of revolution, slavery, and war. With detailed maps, intricate illustrations, and vivid descriptions, All of Us is a gripping and inclusive world history for young readers, a history of the family of man"--
All That Trash: The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problem With Stuff
All That Trash
The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problem With Stuff
School & Library      ISBN: 1481477528
"The true story of a garbage barge that didn't have a place to dock-- and was one of the events that led to the recycling movement."--Provided by publisher.
Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions You Can Build Yourself
Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions You Can Build Yourself
Paperback      ISBN: 0977129470
Presents the life of the statesman and inventor who played an influential role in the early history of the United States, along with instructions on building models of some of his inventions.
Amazing Expeditions: Journeys That Changed the World
Amazing Expeditions
Journeys That Changed the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1782407472
Discover the stories and follow the journeys of more than 20 of the world’s most heroic and extraordinary explorers, including Ibn Battuta, Zheng He, Mary Kingsley, Norgay and Hillary, Ellen MacArthur and Neil Armstrong. Throughout history, explorers have bravely ventured out into the unknown to discover new lands, seek treasure, make scientific discoveries or simply achieve something that’s never been done before. Amazing Expeditions will take readers on a thrilling voyage over land, sea, sky and space. Some of the journeys were triumphs and others ended in failure and tragedy, but each is a riveting story and a lesson in perseverance and grit that may well inspire a new generation of adventurers.
Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart
Paperback      ISBN: 0756625521
Describes the life and accomplishments of the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean, and who was later lost at sea while attempting to fly around the world.