Scientists, patriots, soldiers, traitors, spies, and world leaders cross paths in this fast-paced story of the world’s first atomic bomb.
Nipper, breaker boy, spragger, and mule driver were typical jobs for young boys growing up in the coal mines of Pennsylvania around the turn of the 19th century. These are their stories of danger, courage and loyalty.
In 1934, socialite and widow, Ruth Harkness, travelled to a remote and mountainous area of China and brought back a panda – the first live panda ever seen in the United States.
Think Tuberculosis is a disease of the past? Think again! A look at the past, present and future of this resilient bacterial disease and its effect on civilization.
Award winning writer, Russell Freedman, tells the fascinating history of the unlikely friendship between two icons of the Civil War era, Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.
Every Batman comic book is marked with the words “Batman created by Bob Kane.” “For almost thirty years, fans did not suspect otherwise. But that is not the whole truth.” Bill the Boy Wonder is the story, in comic format, of Bill Finger, the co-creator and long-time writer of Batman.
Found in 1797, as a young boy, living wild and naked in the mountains of France, the Savage of Aveyron, was treated in turns as a curiosity, an object of derision, a specimen, an imbecile, a burden. This is his amazing story.
Born in 1935, Sylvia Earle rode in a single passenger airplane at the age of 5, learned to dive by 16, went on an expedition in the Indian Ocean, helped design a submersible diving bubble, lived for 2 weeks under water, and served as the chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Beautifully illustrated!
An easy-to-read and beautifully illustrated look at extinction. “The world’s quite a big place, you know. But it’s not that big, when you consider how much there is to squeeze into it.”
In Birmingham, Alabama, in May, 1963, 4,000 children were jailed in pursuit of their civil rights, seeking an end to segregated schools. We’ve Got a Job is the story of four of those children.
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