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Book cover of 10 OF THE BEST ADVENTURES IN FROZEN LAND
10 OF THE BEST ADVENTURES IN FROZEN LAND
By: david west | Published: September 2015

Highlights exploration efforts in the Arctic Regions, including John Franklin's lost expedition, Douglas Mawson's Antarctic expedition...

Highlights exploration efforts in the Arctic Regions, including John Franklin's lost expedition, Douglas Mawson's Antarctic expedition to map the coastline, and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition to reach the South Pole. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

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10 OF THE BEST ADVENTURES IN NEW WORLDS
By: david west | Published: September 2015

Provides a brief overview of explorers and their discoveries, including Marco Polo, Francisco Pizarro, and William Clark. "About this title" may belo...

Provides a brief overview of explorers and their discoveries, including Marco Polo, Francisco Pizarro, and William Clark. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

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10 OF THE BEST ADVENTURES IN SPACE
By: david west | Published: September 2015

Presents ten stories of adventures in outer space, including the first spacewalk, the 1981 space shuttle disaster, and dangerous mechanical failures. ...

Presents ten stories of adventures in outer space, including the first spacewalk, the 1981 space shuttle disaster, and dangerous mechanical failures. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

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10 OF THE BEST ADVENTURES IN THE JUNGLE
By: david west | Published: September 2015

Provides an overview of explorers' jungle adventures, including Gonzalo Pizarro's search for El Dorado, Mungo Park's journey d...

Provides an overview of explorers' jungle adventures, including Gonzalo Pizarro's search for El Dorado, Mungo Park's journey down the Niger, and Alfred Wallace's exploration of East Indies. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

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10 OF THE BEST ADVENTURES IN THE SKY
By: david west | Published: September 2015

"Ten exciting stories tell of the success and failures of many famous inventors and pilots in the quest for flight. Stories include: the first...

"Ten exciting stories tell of the success and failures of many famous inventors and pilots in the quest for flight. Stories include: the first hot-air balloon to carry people, the Wright brothers and the first airplane, Charles Lindbergh's nonstop flightfrom New York City to Paris, Amelia Earhart's attempt at a round-the-world flight, breaking the sound barrier, and Felix Baumgartner's skydive from space. Feature boxes add additional details and simple maps help readers better understand the flight paths."-- "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

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10 RIVERS THAT SHAPED THE WORLD
By: marilee peters | Published: February 2015

Navigate the fascinating twists and turns of rivers that have molded our history. Rivers can be extraordinarily powerful, and not just because of the...

Navigate the fascinating twists and turns of rivers that have molded our history. Rivers can be extraordinarily powerful, and not just because of their fast-flowing currents. They can make civilizations rise or crumble, divide cultures or link them together, and even provide crucial clues to where we came from. Dive into these 10 surprising stories about the power of rivers through the ages, including: • How the “lucky accident” of the Nile’s unique flooding patterns allowed the culture of Ancient Egypt to flourish in one of the hottest, driest places on earth; • How medieval robber barons seized—then lost—control of the Rhine; • Why the Amazon helped scientists discover how species evolve; • How Livingstone's ill-fated exploration of the Zambezi changed Africa forever; • Why you can trace just about every hit song back to the Mississippi River; • How the massive Three Gorges Dam displaced over one million Chinese in the Yangtze River Valley; • Why people in India have gathered to bathe in the Ganges for thousands of years; • The crucial roles of the Awash, the Thames, and the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in human history. Compelling storytelling, striking original art, and colorful photos take readers on a unique journey across time and place.

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10 RIVERS THAT SHAPED THE WORLD
By: marilee peters | Published: February 2015

Navigate the fascinating twists and turns of rivers that have molded our history. Rivers can be extraordinarily powerful, and not just because of the...

Navigate the fascinating twists and turns of rivers that have molded our history. Rivers can be extraordinarily powerful, and not just because of their fast-flowing currents. They can make civilizations rise or crumble, divide cultures or link them together, and even provide crucial clues to where we came from. Dive into these 10 surprising stories about the power of rivers through the ages, including: • How the “lucky accident” of the Nile’s unique flooding patterns allowed the culture of Ancient Egypt to flourish in one of the hottest, driest places on earth; • How medieval robber barons seized—then lost—control of the Rhine; • Why the Amazon helped scientists discover how species evolve; • How Livingstone's ill-fated exploration of the Zambezi changed Africa forever; • Why you can trace just about every hit song back to the Mississippi River; • How the massive Three Gorges Dam displaced over one million Chinese in the Yangtze River Valley; • Why people in India have gathered to bathe in the Ganges for thousands of years; • The crucial roles of the Awash, the Thames, and the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in human history. Compelling storytelling, striking original art, and colorful photos take readers on a unique journey across time and place.

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10 ROUTES THAT CROSSED THE WORLD
By: gillian richardson | Published: April 2017

Vivid storytelling brings to life the pathways of world history. Written for middle-grade readers, 10 Routes That Crossed the World explores famous ro...

Vivid storytelling brings to life the pathways of world history. Written for middle-grade readers, 10 Routes That Crossed the World explores famous roads, trails, and pathways across the globe that have played a significant role in human history. Chapter subjects include the first crossing of humans into North America across the Bering Strait; the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain and its importance to pilgrims for centuries; how the Inca Trail in Peru helped both build an empire and facilitate its destruction; the war-torn Khyber Pass connecting Afghanistan and Pakistan; the building of the Trans-Siberian Railroad under extreme conditions; the short but treacherous Chilkoot Trail, which led hopeful gold prospectors to riches; and the Serengeti migration trail, traveled by millions of animals and Maasai people for generations. Dramatic fictionalized stories with accompanying artwork open each chapter, and colorful pages include a variety of archival and modern photos.

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10 SHIPS THAT ROCKED THE WORLD
By: gillian richardson | Published: September 2015

Come aboard for daring stories that shaped history in surprising ways. Ships have sailed through human history for thousands of years. Sometimes, the...

Come aboard for daring stories that shaped history in surprising ways. Ships have sailed through human history for thousands of years. Sometimes, their dramatic voyages have even changed the course of the world. For centuries, ships have brought cultures together in peace or conflict, played a role in wars and revolutions, and transformed societies. Climb on deck for 10 ocean adventures, starting with the groundbreaking exploits of Zheng He’s 15th-century treasure ships and navigating unknown waters with Vasco da Gama’s São Gabriel. Sail on the Lady Penrhyn with the first convicts exiled to Australia, and on USS Susquehanna’s pivotal mission to Japan. Witness the tense confrontations of the Holocaust survivor ship Exodus 1947 in Israel and the Komagata Maru in Canada, and the standoff when Somali pirates seized the oil tanker Sirius Star. You’ll discover how even small ships can make big waves, like the tiny yacht Granma, which played a major role in Cuba’s revolution, the ill-fated submarine H. L. Hunley, and Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior, a key player in the environmental movement. With a rich variety of photos, maps, and striking illustrations, 10 Ships That Rocked the World reveals the crucial role ships played in some of history’s most significant dramas.

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10 TRUE TALES TITANIC
By: allan zullo | Published: January 2016

Ten true stories of real-life survivors. Eleven-year-old Billy Carter kneels down on the slanting deck of the Titanic and hugs his beloved dog - a ta...

Ten true stories of real-life survivors. Eleven-year-old Billy Carter kneels down on the slanting deck of the Titanic and hugs his beloved dog - a tan and black Airedale. Can Billy save himself and his pet? Fifteen-year-old Edith Brown and her mother climb into Lifeboat 14. Edith begs her father to join them. Why won't he? Seventeen-year-old Jack Thayer looks over the side of the sinking Titanic and stares into the frigid sea. There are no lifeboats left. He knows he has to jump, but can he? These and other young people came from many walks of life. Now, on the night of April 14, 1912, they all face a life-or-death crisis abroad the Titanic. When the unthinkable occurs, can they survive?

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10 TRUE TALES VIETNAM WAR HEROES
By: allan zullo | Published: January 2016

Ten true stories of real-life survivors. Twenty-eight soldiers-all but five badly wounded or dead in the first few minutes of a devastating ambush-ar...

Ten true stories of real-life survivors. Twenty-eight soldiers-all but five badly wounded or dead in the first few minutes of a devastating ambush-are fending off 200 North Vietnamese soldiers. US platoon leader Lieutenant Hal Fritz shouts to his comrades, "We will never give up!" Dozens of severely wounded soldiers are trapped in a fog-shrouded outpost and under merciless attack by the enemy. No other medical helicopter pilot will dare attempt a rescue, except for Major Patrick Brady. These and other American heroes risked their lives serving their country in the Vietnam War. You will never forget their courageous true stories.

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10 TRUE TALES WORLD WAR 1 HEORES
By: allan zullo | Published: January 2016

Ten true stories of real-life survivors. Corporal Alvin York is armed only with courage and marksmanship. Can he save his unit under deadly attack by...

Ten true stories of real-life survivors. Corporal Alvin York is armed only with courage and marksmanship. Can he save his unit under deadly attack by German machine-gun nests? Plucked off his sinking ship by a U-boat, Navy Lieutenant Edouard Izak is sent to a POW camp deep in German territory. Can he engineer a daring escape? The soldiers of the 8th Illinois-all African Americans-face bitter racism and segregation. Can they overcome bigotry to fight with valor and distinction? These and other brave heroes risked their lives serving their country in World War I. You will never forget their courageous true stories.

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1789 - 12 AUTHORS EXPLORE A YEAR OF REBE
By: marc aronson | Published: September 2020

The acclaimed team that brought us 1968 turns to another year that shook the world with a collection of nonfiction writings by renowned young-adult au...

The acclaimed team that brought us 1968 turns to another year that shook the world with a collection of nonfiction writings by renowned young-adult authors. "The Rights of Man." What does that mean? In 1789 that question rippled all around the world. Do all men have rights--not just nobles and kings? What then of enslaved people, women, the original inhabitants of the Americas? In the new United States a bill of rights was passed, while in France the nation tumbled toward revolution. In the Caribbean preachers brought word of equality, while in the South Pacific sailors mutinied. New knowledge was exploding, with mathematicians and scientists rewriting the history of the planet and the digits of pi. Lauded anthology editors Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti, along with ten award-winning nonfiction authors, explore a tumultuous year when rights and freedoms collided with enslavement and domination, and the future of humanity seemed to be at stake. Some events and actors are familiar: Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, Marie Antoinette and the Marquis de Lafayette. Others may be less so: the eloquent former slave Olaudah Equiano, the Seneca memoirist Mary Jemison, the fishwives of Paris, the mathematician Jurij Vega, and the painter Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun. But every chapter brings fresh perspectives on the debates of the time, inviting readers to experience the passions of the past and ask new questions of today. Featuring contributors: Amy Alznauer Marc Aronson Susan Campbell Bartoletti Summer Edward Karen Engelmann Joyce Hansen Cynthia and Sanford Levinson Steve Sheinkin Tanya Lee Stone Christopher Turner Sally M. Walker

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50 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT 2ND WW
By: simon adams | Published: May 2015

50 Things You Should Know About the Second World War is the second instalment and follows the successful title on the First World War. Discover what c...

50 Things You Should Know About the Second World War is the second instalment and follows the successful title on the First World War. Discover what caused the war and why it eventually affected every corner of the globe. The key battles, events and figures are all explored and recounted in succinct and easy-to understand text while illustrations and photographs bring the past vividly back to life.

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882 AMAZING ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS AB
By: hugh brewster | Published: September 2018

The one illustrated book that tells the complete, heart-stopping story of the legendary ship. "A fantastic book... The 882 1/2 answers in ...

The one illustrated book that tells the complete, heart-stopping story of the legendary ship. "A fantastic book... The 882 1/2 answers in this book truly are amazing -- both for the scope of information they cover as well as for the depth of details given." -- CM Magazine "For all trivia lovers this is a great book of questions and answers... and would prove useful to anyone who has an interest in the topic from young readers through to adults." -- Resource Links It's all here. The financiers and founders of the White Star Line; the building and launch; the ship's features; the crew and passengers; the fateful collision; the scramble for lifeboats; the sinking and the survivors; the high-tech discovery of the wreck; the movie.... 882 1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic is packed with all of the intriguing details and fascinating facts that tell the true story. It puts myths to rest and confirms the truth. Was the Titanic really unsinkable? Were third-class passengers locked down below? Were there enough lifeboats? Was there a Jack Dawson? Did the Heart of the Ocean diamond really exist? Was there a murderer aboard the ship? It tells of the small tragedies for some survivors. Deceased violinist Jock Hume's family received a bill for $3.50 for the cost of his uniform. A baby was kidnapped on board the rescue ship, the Carpathia, by a woman who had lost her child. Jack Thayer, who never got over the death of his son in the water, took his own life thirty years after the sinking. Illustrated with dozens of accurate paintings, diagrams and rare photographs, the book's special features include the making of James Cameron's movie Titanic, a true-or-false quiz and the real-life stories of the young people who sailed on the fateful voyage. 882 1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic is a must-have purchase for all Titanic enthusiasts.

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