Amazing Feats of Electrical Engineering


Amazing Feats of Electrical Engineering

Engineers design our modern world. They combine science and technology to create incredible vehicles, structures, and objects. This title examines amazing feats of electrical engineering. Engaging text explores the global positioning system, solar power plants, and self-driving cars. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline. Relevant sidebars, stunning photos, and a glossary aid readers’ understanding of the topic. A hands-on project and career-planning chart give readers a sense of what it takes to become an engineer. Additional features include a table of contents, a selected bibliography, source notes, and an index, plus essential facts about each featured feat of engineering. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Series: Great Achievements in Engineering
Library Binding: 112 pages
Publisher: Essential Library (September 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1624034284
ISBN-13: 978-1624034282
Library Binding

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Metamorphic Rocks


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Gr 4-7-Readers will be fascinated by this intermediate series and its appreciation for all things rock. Filled with vibrant images of crystals and gems that jump off the pages, these informative volumes explore the field of geology in easy-to-understand texts.

Series: Rocks and Minerals
Library Binding: 48 pages
Publisher: Core Library (September 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1624033881
ISBN-13: 978-1624033889

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Top Secret Science: Projects You Aren’t Supposed to Know About


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Deadly bombs. Human experiments. Spies and black ops. Top secret projects arent just the stuff of fantasy in books and movies. They are real, and some are even happening right now.

Age Range: 8 – 14 years
Grade Level: 3 – 4
Lexile Measure: 760L
Series: Scary Science
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Capstone Press (January 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1476551243
ISBN-13: 978-1476551241

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Russia



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The largest country in the world has a colorful history and is very diverse in both geography and culture. This book provides a helpful introduction to Russia’s past and present, from Viking rule to Stalin to the proud Russian Olympic team.

Kindle Ebook
Series: Rainbow Readers Book 350
Print Length: 22 pages
Publisher: Compass Publishing (October 31, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B00GDF966U
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

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Great Britian



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This book provides readers with many interesting factual details about the British nation. Starting with its geography and moving on to its complex and long history. The book charts Britain’s rise as an empire to its fight for existence during World War II. The book then goes on to talk about modern Britain and modern British culture.

AMAZON KINDLE BOOK
Series: Rainbow Readers Book 350
Print Length: 30 pages
Publisher: Compass Publishing (October 31, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B00GDJT03U
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

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Top 10 Secrets for Saving Successfully



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A Student’s Guide to Financial Empowerment

Series: A Student’s Guide to Financial Empowerment
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Rosen Pub Group (July 15, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 144889378X
ISBN-13: 978-1448893782

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The Attractive Truth about Magnetism



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A bat walked into a magnetic field and stuck. Get it? If you dont get this joke, you need this book! Itll teach you everything you need to know about what makes magnets work. The answers will attract your curiosity.

Age Range: 8 – 10 years
Grade Level: 3 – 4
Lexile Measure: 650L (What’s this?)
Series: LOL Physical Science
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Capstone Press (August 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1429692960
ISBN-13: 978-1429692960

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The Shocking Truth about Electricity



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What do you call a power failure? A current event! Get it? If you dont get this joke, you need this book! Itll teach you everything you need to know about the power that powers your world. The answers might shock you!

Age Range: 8 – 10 years
Grade Level: 3 – 4
Lexile Measure: 670L
Series: LOL Physical Science
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Capstone Press (August 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1429693002
ISBN-13: 978-1429693004

Non-fiction

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Body Bugs: Invisible Creatures Lurking Inside You



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Age Range: 8 – 14 years
Grade Level: 3 – 4
Lexile Measure: 770L
Series: Tiny Creepy Creatures
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Capstone Press (August 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1429672714
ISBN-13: 978-1429672719

Non-Fiction
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REVIEWS:

Girls will say, "Eww, yuck!" and walk away. Boys will say, "Gross!" and read the series. From the enlarged microphotographs on the covers, the reader's eye is drawn to the topics. Helpful study tools include bolded words defined in a word box, and labeled microphotographs. All books discuss the harmfulness of uncontrolled microorganisms, but also tell about the useful role of the critters. Food Intruders adds historical information about Salem witchcraft and bad bread, the potato famine in Ireland, salmonella contamination, etc. Though most suited for upper elementary, the books would be valuable in middle school for struggling readers. Recommended.

Marion Mueller, Library Media Consultant, Rawhide Starr Academy

January 9, 2015

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everywhere I go. I hope you come back to show us more." -- Jada

"I learned a lot. I had a blast, my first in school!! You taught me the skills I didn’t know and they
will be in my head forever." -- Kenyan

January 9, 2015

Body Bugs: Invisible Creatures Lurking Inside You
The "Introduction," noting that "your body is home to more than 90 trillion microbes" will grab the attention of lovers of everything gross. Besides bacteria, mites also live on human skin, and while most are harmless, some are parasites. Viruses love nose hair, most of which the body can fight off. Another location for microbes is in teeth, but brushing will get rid of most of them. Some microbes, such as probiotics in the intestines, are helpful but others inhabiting the intestine such as E. coli, which comes from undercooked food or contaminated water, can cause severe illness. Having started with the head, Swanson finishes with feet with foot fungus and 250,000 sweat glands attracting the smelly bacteria that dine off sweat. Again, a glossary, bibliography/webliography, and index end the book.

Hilda K. Weisburg January 9, 2015

How Hybrid Cars Work



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Age Range: 6 and up
Grade Level: 1 and up
Series: Discovering How Things Work
Library Binding: 32 pages
Publisher: Child’s World; 1 edition (August 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609732170
ISBN-13: 978-1609732172

Non-Fiction

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REVIEWS:

This vibrantly–illustrated book on hybrid cars, one of a series of 13 on "How Things Work," is very informative, with a relevant message for our society. The author (a middle school science teacher) explains greenhouse gases and global warming at an appropriate level, then connects the information to the importance of hybrid cars.

The book begins with a child and parent leaving for soccer practice. The mom must first check the battery and the hydrogen level of the car before they leave their home. The remainder of the book is divided into interesting fact–filled sections. There is a labeled diagram of a hybrid car in the text as well as a page listing the benefits of a hybrid car. An entire section which details how a hybrid car works will be very helpful to students and teachers. There is also a list of the four most popular hybrid cars on the market.

The book is not text–heavy so it will be an easy and quick read for students. There are great nonfiction features in the book, such as a wonderful timeline which begins in 1769 with the first steam–powered carriage built in France, and ends in 2011 with more than forty hybrid cars around the world. A neatly illustrated comic book style “Table of Contents”, index, glossary, and “Find Out More” section complete the book. Teachers can use the book as a supplement to a unit, librarians could use the book as a read–aloud on Earth Day, and students would find the book useful for a science report on hybrid cars.

Tracy Alley, National Science Teachers Association

January 9, 2015

Combining the popular subjects of environmentalism and new technology, hybrid cars make for an ideal topic for middle-grade readers. This volume in the How Things Work series is bouncy, savvy, and, above all, clear; it is hard to come away without a working knowledge of everything from the mechanics of hybrid engines to why dependence on foreign oil is bad. Hosting the series are two cartoons - a robot and a caveman - especially apt choices for a book couched in the concept of discarding old energy sources for new. (When the caveman plugs his PHEV car into one of the robot's sockets, the robot deadpans, "This is humiliating.") A four-page time line explains the history of the concept, while bright cutaway illustrations show how the hybrid saves gas and how a fuel cell converts hydrogen gas. But the main event is Swanson's gift for making complicated subjects crystalline. To explain greenhouse gases, she compares them to the heat that builds up inside a parked car because of the glass windows - a swift, germane metaphor. The back matter is a bit skimpy, but otherwise this is a model of how to make science appeal to young readers.

**Booklist -- Starred Review **
Booklist - Daniel Kraus

January 9, 2015

How Electricity Works


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Age Range: 6 and up
Grade Level: 1 and up
Series: How Things Work
Library Binding: 32 pages
Publisher: Childs World; 1 edition (August 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609732162
ISBN-13: 978-1609732165

Non-Fiction

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How Solar Energy Works



solar Presents information about solar energy, including its history, the science behind solar cells, how they work, and possible future developments.

Age Range: 6 and up
Grade Level: 1 and up
Series: Discovering How Things Work
Library Binding: 32 pages
Publisher: Child’s World; 1 edition (August 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609732219
ISBN-13: 978-1609732219

Non-Fiction

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How Submarines Work



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Age Range: 6 and up
Grade Level: 1 and up
Series: How Things Work (Child’s World)
Library Binding: 32 pages
Publisher: Child’s World; 1 edition (August 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609732227
ISBN-13: 978-1609732226

Non-Fiction

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How the Internet Works



internet Age Range: 6 and up
Grade Level: 1 and up
Series: How Things Work
Library Binding: 32 pages
Publisher: Child’s World; 1 edition (August 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609732189
ISBN-13: 978-1609732189

Non-Fiction

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