Until the popularization of the family car, horses and humans lived, worked, and played side by side. With the invention of the wheel, saddle, bit, and bridle; horses pulled far-flung lands closer together at the speed of a gallop. Trade, agriculture, exploration, and war-none of these would have been possible in the same way without horses. In dazzling spreads packed with maps, sidebars, and other hidden gems, Jennifer Thermes tackles the history of the horse. Horse Power explores horses' evolution. It tracks their migration as they find homes on six continents, and it shows readers what kinds of jobs they've had. And, ultimately, it explores the shift from horse power to horsepower-when humans traded manure in the street for pollution in the air. An encyclopedic look this amazing animal, Horse Power offers a unique view of world history from atop a horse's back--
In The Legend of Lightning and Thunder, a traditional legend that has been told in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut for centuries, two siblings resort to stealing from their fellow villagers, and inadvertently introduce lightning and thunder into the world. This beautifully illustrated traditional legend weaves together elements of an origin story and a traditional cautionary tale, giving young readers an accessible window into centuries-old Inuit mythology that is specific to the Kivalliq region of Nunavut.
Twelve tales of the black experience in Africa and America arranged by topic--Origins, Love, Heroes, and People.
Giant gemstones, precious artworks, architectural wonders, intriguing ruins, moon rocks, and more! Treasures both natural and man-made make an appearance in a tour which stretches across thousands of years and all around the globe. Discover sunken wrecks loaded with pirate gold, the abandoned tombs of the world's most powerful rulers, and even meteorites--treasures from outer space! A central foldout map reveals the locations of all the treasures featured in the book, while award-winning author David Long also addresses contemporary topics such as our threatened natural wonders and the ownership of cultural treasures.--Amazon.com
Venture far beyond our solar system and discover the marvels of interstellar space. A wonder-filled poem and spectacular illustrations explore everything from dwarf planets and black holes to dark matter and brand-new stars--
On America's 100th birthday, the people of France built a giant gift! It was one of the largest statues the world had ever seen -- and she weighed as much as 40 elephants! And when she arrived on our shores in 350 pieces, she needed a pedestal to hold her up. Few of America's millionaires were willing to foot the bill. And without funds for a pedestal, Lady Liberty would remain trapped in her crates, scattered about Bedloe's Island. Could everday Americans -- including schoolchildren -- collect enough pennies to help Liberty rise? -- inside front jacket flap.
Flipping discs has long been a soaring success for many people, dating back centuries. The journey of the Frisbee as we know it today was not without its highs and lows. But thanks to Fred, that kid from California, we know just how this homegrown hobby became a worldwide phenomenon. --page 2 of cover.
Chapters focused on the senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, infrasonic hearing, magnetoception, and electroreception detail how a variety of animals experience the world around them, focusing on how their biological adaptations to specific ecological niches contribute to senses that often seem extraordinary compared to those of humans. The fully illustrated text includes a table of contents, glossary, and index.--
This confidence-building book for young girls--particularly those from a diverse community or heritage--is inspired by a real girl, Jayla Rose, who lives in central California.
Packed with silly rhymes and witty wordplay, A.F. Harrold's poetry is positively bursting with fun--and advice. But it's not always the most useful... --
All science classrooms discuss animals that hibernate during winter months, but few know about animals that estivate--a prolonged sleep during hot or dry periods. Dual layers of text awaken readers to the reasons estivating animals become dormant--whether it's because warm weather threatens food supply or to avoid increased body temperatures.--
Presents the untold story of the young Jewish women who became resistance fighters against the Nazis during World War II.
In February 1861 newly elected President Abraham Lincoln set out on a triumphant 2,000 mile cross-country railroad trip that would take him to his inauguration in Washington, D.C. At the same time, a band of fanatic southern Confederate sympathizers decided to stop Lincoln from reaching Washington and taking office. Furious because the new president's desire to end slavery threatened their way of life, they devised a secret plan: Lincoln would be murdered by an assassin's bullet in Baltimore. But as rushing railway trains carried Abraham Lincoln towards death, Detective Allan Pinkerton learned of the plot-and set out to save the president. Dive into this incredibly fun and suspenseful true story and learn what other history books never told you: the secret of Lincoln's great escape--
A nonfiction picture book introduction to the history and importance of Title IX as civil rights legislature--