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Book cover of 10 PLANTS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD
10 PLANTS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD
By: gillian richardson | Published: February 2013

Dig up the amazing stories of the plants that have transformed our lives. Plants might start out as leafy things growing in the earth, but they can c...

Dig up the amazing stories of the plants that have transformed our lives. Plants might start out as leafy things growing in the earth, but they can come into our lives in unexpected ways. And believe it or not, some have even played an exciting role in history. Discover how: • Countries went to war over pepper • A grass called papyrus made it possible to share knowledge through writing • Cotton improved the livelihoods of a few, but caused unthinkable suffering for many more The ten plants in this book are the source of profound changes in the world, both good and bad. Through vibrant illustrations and astonishing facts, you’ll discover that without them, our lives today would be vastly different.

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Book cover of 10 PLANTS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD
10 PLANTS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD
By: gillian richardson | Published: February 2013

Dig up the amazing stories of the plants that have transformed our lives. Plants might start out as leafy things growing in the earth, but they can c...

Dig up the amazing stories of the plants that have transformed our lives. Plants might start out as leafy things growing in the earth, but they can come into our lives in unexpected ways. And believe it or not, some have even played an exciting role in history. Discover how: • Countries went to war over pepper • A grass called papyrus made it possible to share knowledge through writing • Cotton improved the livelihoods of a few, but caused unthinkable suffering for many more The ten plants in this book are the source of profound changes in the world, both good and bad. Through vibrant illustrations and astonishing facts, you’ll discover that without them, our lives today would be vastly different.

Theme: Also Appropriate for High School

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    9781554514458
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100 MOST DANGEROUS THINGS ON THE PLANET
By: anna claybourne | Published: October 2008

Kids will learn how to handle natural disasters, extreme weather, dangerous animals, and being lost in the wild. From asteroid strikes to avalanches, ...

Kids will learn how to handle natural disasters, extreme weather, dangerous animals, and being lost in the wild. From asteroid strikes to avalanches, being lost in a cave to being attacked by an alligator, this is the ultimate survival guide! Each danger is rated in terms of how likely you are to encounter it, as well as a rating of how likely you are to survive.

Theme: Good for Reluctant Readers

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    9780545069274
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100 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT HIST
By: federico mariani | Published: April 2018

An eye-catching information book filled with one hundred interesting facts to learn from history: who really discovered America, who were the kings an...

An eye-catching information book filled with one hundred interesting facts to learn from history: who really discovered America, who were the kings and queens we hear a lot about on TV, why America invaded Canada, and lots of other random facts to make history a fun subject!

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    9781474922753
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2 TRUTHS & A LIE - HISTORIES & MYSTERIES
By: ammi-joan paquette | Published: June 2018

Crazy-but-true stories about history, geography, and human achievement make this acclaimed nonfiction series perfect for fans of curiosities and wonde...

Crazy-but-true stories about history, geography, and human achievement make this acclaimed nonfiction series perfect for fans of curiosities and wonders. A fun way for middle graders to explore ways to separate fact from fiction. Did you know that a young girl once saved an entire beach community from a devastating tsunami thanks to something she learned in her fourth-grade geography lesson? Or that there is a person alive today who generates her own magnetic field? Or how about the fact that Benjamin Franklin once challenged the Royal Academy of Brussels to devise a way to make farts smell good? Welcome to Two Truths and a Lie: Histories and Mysteries! You know the game: Every story in this book is strange and astounding, but one out of every three is an outright lie. Can you guess which stories are the facts and which are the fakes? It’s not going to be easy. Some false stories are based on truth, and some of the true stories are just plain unbelievable! Don’t be fooled by the photos that accompany each story—it’s going to take all your smarts and some clever research to root out the alternative facts. From a train that transported dead people to antique photos of real fairies to a dog who was elected mayor, the stories in this book will amaze you! Just don’t believe everything you read. . . .

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    9780062418869
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20TH CENTURY AN ALTERNATIVE HIST
By: john higgs | Published: August 2015

The extraordinary story of the 20th century, as told from the furthest fringes of science, art and culture. For readers of Bryson's A Short History of...

The extraordinary story of the 20th century, as told from the furthest fringes of science, art and culture. For readers of Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything.      Before 1900, history was an account of great discoveries that actually made sense. People understand innovations like the steam engine, agriculture, or electricity. The twentieth century, by contrast, gave us quantum entanglement, cubism, relativity, psychedelics, postmodernism, chaos maths, and the Somme.      This is the story of that confusing century as told through the ideas produced at the furthest fringes of our sciences, arts, and culture. Its cast includes well-known geniuses such as Albert Einstein, Francis Crick, and Pablo Picasso, lesser known geniuses like Edward Lorenz, Sergey Korolyov, or Shigeru Miyamoto, and infamous but influential ne'er-do-wells like Timothy Leary, Aleister Crowley and Keith Richards. In this company we take a tour through ideas as strange as general relativity, DNA, the subconscious, Gaia theory, and Dada.      In this brilliantly written and original book, John Higgs explores, with great clarity and wit, the extremes of twentieth century thought, and in doing so shows how a world of empires became a world of individuals. You will never see the twentieth century in the same way again.

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    9780771038471
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2ND SEX
By: simone beauvoir | Published: May 2011

'One is not born, but rather becomes, woman'. This book is suitable for those who believe in the equality of the sexes.

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50 UNDERWEAR QUESTIONS - A BARE-ALL HIST
By: tanya kyi | Published: September 2011

Most of us take our underwear for granted, but throughout history our undies have revealed a lot about who we are (king or peasant), how we work (in f...

Most of us take our underwear for granted, but throughout history our undies have revealed a lot about who we are (king or peasant), how we work (in fields or factories) or the shapes we value (manly calves or tiny waists). The third book in Annick’s 50 Questions series tackles questions such as “What’s that smell?” (Medieval Europeans thought bathing made you sick) and “Did boxers arrive in the Nick of time?” (When blue jean model Nick Kamen stepped out of his denims to reveal his boxers, sales of the underwear soared.) Underwear has played a role in ancient crusades, city sieges and even modern economic predictions. Obviously, it’s time to uncover the facts about everything from loincloths and T-shirts to bloomers and lingerie. Young readers will laugh their pants off at the accompanying cartoons and get the bare, but fascinating, facts about the history of our unmentionables.

Theme: Good for Reluctant Readers, Humour

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    9781554513529
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Book cover of 50 UNDERWEAR QUESTIONS - A BARE-ALL HIST
50 UNDERWEAR QUESTIONS - A BARE-ALL HIST
By: tanya kyi | Published: September 2011

Most of us take our underwear for granted, but throughout history our undies have revealed a lot about who we are (king or peasant), how we work (in f...

Most of us take our underwear for granted, but throughout history our undies have revealed a lot about who we are (king or peasant), how we work (in fields or factories) or the shapes we value (manly calves or tiny waists). The third book in Annick’s 50 Questions series tackles questions such as “What’s that smell?” (Medieval Europeans thought bathing made you sick) and “Did boxers arrive in the Nick of time?” (When blue jean model Nick Kamen stepped out of his denims to reveal his boxers, sales of the underwear soared.) Underwear has played a role in ancient crusades, city sieges and even modern economic predictions. Obviously, it’s time to uncover the facts about everything from loincloths and T-shirts to bloomers and lingerie. Young readers will laugh their pants off at the accompanying cartoons and get the bare, but fascinating, facts about the history of our unmentionables.

Theme: Humour, Good for Reluctant Readers

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ABOVE & BEYOND WITH COLLABORATION
By: natalie hyde | Published: September 2016

Collaboration skills, or the ability to effectively work with people, are in high demand in todays connected world. The ability to work with diverse i...

Collaboration skills, or the ability to effectively work with people, are in high demand in todays connected world. The ability to work with diverse individuals across diverse platforms in our online world is essential in the 21st century. This title explores the skills and practices needed to be a successful collaborator in any situation covering topics such as establishing responsibilities, engineering plans, and becoming socially aware. With a focus on college and career readiness, the title encourages readers to be group members who use active listening, respect, self-direction, and focus to understand diverse perspectives and come to achieve common goals. Students will build collaboration skills for the future through projects, real-world examples of international collaborative achievements, and practicing tips for being effective collaborators in their own increasingly social and digital worlds. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

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    9780778728290
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ABOVE & BEYOND WITH COMMUNICATION
By: robin johnson | Published: September 2016

Technology has given us new ways to connect and converse with others like never before. In fact, by the time you finish reading this sentence more tha...

Technology has given us new ways to connect and converse with others like never before. In fact, by the time you finish reading this sentence more than 193,000 text messages will have been sent! This innovative book explores the often subtle differences between various forms of communication such as active listening, written, oral, nonverbal, and digital communication. Readers will learn about potential communication roadblocks and strategies to overcome them. Motivating activities and challenges, facts and statistics that have impact, and biographical snapshots show how building effective communication skills is essential in all facets of life in todays complex and connected world. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

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ADVENTURES TO SCHOOL
By: miranda paul | Published: May 2018

Kids around the world get to school in unique ways. Take a peek inside this book and see how they reach their destinations! Children all around the wo...

Kids around the world get to school in unique ways. Take a peek inside this book and see how they reach their destinations! Children all around the world go to school. Whether they're from Japan, Ukraine, Ethiopia, or the United States, all students have the desire to learn about the world and shape the future. In Bhutan, children walk for three hours to make it to school, and in Pakistan, children travel by rickshaw. Some children in China must climb a heaven ladder, while children in Nepal must walk over a wire bridge. The treks of these students are unique, extraordinary, and even dangerous, and they signify the common determination, perseverance, and sense of adventure shared by young people around the world. Read along as students from thirteen different nations embark on their journeys to get to school in the morning, and learn about the diverse landscapes and cultures of these countries along the way!

Theme: Diversity

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AFTER TEHRAN - A LIFE RECLAIMED
By: marina nemat | Published: August 2011

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AIR CANADA THE HIST
By: peter pigott | Published: March 2014

Begun as a social experiment in 1937, Air Canada has evolved into one of the world's greatest airlines. Air Canada: The History explores a modern mir...

Begun as a social experiment in 1937, Air Canada has evolved into one of the world's greatest airlines. Air Canada: The History explores a modern miracle that has made commercial air travel in our country an everyday occurrence. The airline was born in 1937 as "Trans Canada Airlines," a ward of the Canadian National Railway. Renamed "Air Canada" in 1964 to reflect its status as a jet-age airline, it survived devastating air crashes, financial deficits, self-serving politicians, strikes, privatization, and the Airbus scandal. It was reviled in the nineties by the likes of Peter Newman, who joked, "If God had meant Man to fly, he wouldn't have invented Air Canada." Today it is a much loved national icon. Fortunate at times to be run by great CEOs like Gordon McGregor and Claude Taylor, Air Canada has fought off a hostile takeover, merged with its arch-rival Canadian Airlines, and touched countless lives during its 75-year history. This is its story.

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ALL ABOUT FAMILIES
By: felicity brooks | Published: July 2018

Families come in all shapes and sizes and from all sorts of backgrounds. They speak various languages, eat different sorts of food, live in different ...

Families come in all shapes and sizes and from all sorts of backgrounds. They speak various languages, eat different sorts of food, live in different kinds of homes and celebrate special occasions in a variety of ways. This book lets children explore questions such as ‘What is a family?’, ‘What different sorts of families are there?’ and more. A entertaining and gently informative book that potrays diverse families and helps children think, talk about and understand difference. Helps children with the ‘Understanding the World’ part of the Early Years curriculum. Hardback edition of 9781474937085.

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