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Today radioactivity is widely used to treat cancer, to study fossils, and to power submarines, but until the late 1800s man's understanding of this scientific field was practically non-existent. Indeed, the discovery of spontaneous radioactivity was largely…
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|August 28, 1996

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This book contains almost 600 unusual and challenging multiple-choice problems designed for students aged 11-15. The first part consists of past papers (1988SH93) for the annual UK Schools Mathematical Challenge. The second part contains forty-two short papers of…
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|December 11, 2007

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First-person accounts, archival illustrations, and historic maps reveal Maryland's rich history. Discover how the colony was founded by Catholics yet largely settled by Protestants; how it was uniquely ruled by a single proprietor; why a ton of tea was burned in…
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|June 13, 1997

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This book contains over 100 challenging problems for pupils aged 11-15, taken from the hugely popular UK Junior Mathematical Olympiad. There are also sixty additional problems in a similar style. The second section of the book consists of detailed comments and…

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Trace the quest to solve the scientific riddle of how human traits are passed down from one generation to the next in this new book from National Geographic. The story begins in 1856, when the scientist and monk Gregor Mendel begins experiments on pea plants, not…

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How did dinosaurs get feathers? How did they start flying? What use were feathers to dinosaurs that didn't fly? Chris Sloan's 2000 book Feathered Dinosaurs introduced kids to the radical idea that some dinosaurs had feathers and that birds are, in fact, a…
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|April 26, 1991

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A resource book which looks at the design of mechanisms, for example gears and linkages, through the eyes of a mathematician. There are a wide variety of examples including car steering, anglepoise lamps, bicycles, cine cameras, folding push chairs and the design…

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When the wilderness calls—or even just the back yard—young nature lovers need a helpful guide to set them on the right track. Now kids can learn about their favorite animals—from cheetahs to snakes—in a whole new way: from the signs they leave…
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|December 11, 2007

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Readers will meet Samuel de Champlain, the "Father of New France," and travel the waterways with the coureurs de bois, French traders who lived like Indians. Then watch as attempts to grow the colony fail and wars with the British and Iroquois bring about the…
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|January 26, 1973

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Who was the real John Henry? The story of this legendary African-American figure has come down to us in so many songs, stories, and plays, that the facts are often lost. Historian Scott Nelson brings John Henry alive for young readers in his personal quest for…

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The challenge for young readers: follow the scientific quest to finding the world's first vaccines—and move towards a future of saving lives worldwide. Thanks to modern vaccines, many diseases, such as smallpox, cholera, and polio, have been virtually…