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Elementary: Great Reads in Science for Upper Elementary Students

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on April 25, 2008

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    Anthropologist

    J
    306
    BAT

    Anthropologist : scientist of the people

    Batten, Mary.

    Follows anthropologist A. Magdalena Hurtado as she lives with and studies the Ache Indians of Paraguay, as well as discussing how and why she became an anthropologist.

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    Gorilla doctors

    J
    333.95
    TUR

    Gorilla doctors : saving endangered great apes

    Turner, Pamela S.

    Presents a full-color-illustrated examination of the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda, and describes the effects of human exposure on the gorillas, how emergency medical care is provided to them in the wild, and ways to protect their species from poachers and common human diseases.

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    Science detectives

    J
    501
    SCI

    Science detectives : how scientists solved six real-life mysteries

    Presents an illustrated introduction to the methods of scientific discovery, and includes five activity projects.

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    Scientific goofs

    J
    507.2
    ARO

    Scientific goofs : adventures along the crooked trail to truth

    Aronson, Billy.

    Mistakes can lead to breakthroughs. Billy Aronson describes 10 scientific goofs that did.

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    The case of the mummified pigs

    J
    508
    QUI

    The case of the mummified pigs : and other mysteries in nature

    Quinlan, Susan E.

    Description of scientific research that explains the reasons for phenomena in nature.

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    The case of the monkeys that fell from the trees

    J
    508.313
    QUI

    The case of the monkeys that fell from the trees : and other mysteries in tropical nature

    Quinlan, Susan E.

    Presents scientific investigations of twelve tropical forest mysteries, looking at why monkeys sometimes fall from the trees, how passion flower vines foil their predators, how poison dart frogs make their poison, and other questions.

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    The atlas of space exploration

    J
    520
    FUR

    The atlas of space exploration

    Furniss, Tim.

    Examines the history of human interest in and exploration of our solar system and the universe beyond.

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    Big bang

    J
    523.18
    COU

    Big bang

    Couper, Heather.

    Explores the Big Bang theory of how the universe may have begun.

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    Exploring our solar system

    J
    523.2
    RID

    Exploring our solar system

    Ride, Sally.

    Describes what we have learned about our solar system from telescopes and spacecraft, focusing on the characteristics of the planets and their moons.

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    Keeping time

    J
    529
    BRA

    Keeping time

    Branley, Franklyn Mansfield, 1915-

    Describes the different ways in which we measure time.

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    Atomic universe

    J
    539.7
    JER

    Atomic universe : the quest to discover radioactivity

    Jerome, Kate Boehm.

    Traces the research that led to the discovery of radioactivity and profiles the lives and works of key scientists who were involved in that research.

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    Plate tectonics

    J
    551.1
    JOH

    Plate tectonics

    Johnson, Rebecca L.

    Describes how scientists arrived at the theory of plate tectonics and presents an overview of what it teaches, discussing the formation of volcanoes, the movement of the continents, the cause of earthquakes, and other related subjects.

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    Diving to a deep-sea volcano

    J
    551.2
    MAL

    Diving to a deep-sea volcano

    Mallory, Kenneth.

    Shows how scientists investigate the unusual forms of life living around hydrothermal vents in extremely deep areas of the oceans.

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    Into the volcano

    J
    551.21
    DON

    Into the volcano

    Donovan-O'Meara, Donna, 1954-

    Donna O'Meara shares photographs and stories from her exciting and sometimes dangerous work as a volcano researcher, and provides scientific information about volcanoes.

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    Death trap

    J
    560
    THO

    Death trap : the story of the La Brea Tar Pits

    Thompson, Sharon Elaine, 1952-

    Describes the study and excavation of prehistoric fossils from animals trapped in the California tar pits.

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    National Geographic dinosaurs

    J
    567.9
    BAR

    National Geographic dinosaurs

    Barrett, Paul M.

    Illustrations, photographs, and text provide information on different kinds of dinosaurs, their behavior, eating habits, and possible reasons for extinction.

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    Asteroid impact

    J
    567.9
    HEN

    Asteroid impact

    Henderson, Doug.

    Text and illustrations explore the theory that the collision of an asteroid with the Earth ended the Cretaceous Period and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.

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    Dinosaur parents, dinosaur young

    J
    567.9
    ZOE

    Dinosaur parents, dinosaur young : uncovering the mystery of dinosaur families

    Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner.

    Describes the parental relationship between adult dinosaurs and their young.

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    A dinosaur named Sue

    J
    567.912
    REL

    A dinosaur named Sue : the story of the colossal fossil : the world's most complete T. Rex

    Relf, Patricia.

    Text and color photos describe the journey of Sue, the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found as of 1999, from her 1990 discovery in South Dakota to her arrival and reconstruction at Chicago's Field Museum.

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    The mystery of the mammoth bones

    J
    569
    GIB

    The mystery of the mammoth bones : and how it was solved

    Giblin, James.

    Describes the efforts of the artist, museum curator, and self-taught paleontologist, Charles Willson Peale, to excavate, study, and display the bones of a prehistoric creature that is later named "mastodon."

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    Little people and a lost world

    J
    569.9
    ATK

    Little people and a lost world : an anthropological mystery

    Atkinson, Linda Goldenberg.

    Archaeologists examine a humanlike skeleton excavated from a cave on Flores Island in Indonesia that turned out to be an adult woman of extremely small stature,and studies evidence to the discovery of a race of small humans 12,000 years ago.

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    Double helix

    J
    573.8
    PHE

    Double helix : the quest to uncover the structure of DNA

    Phelan, Glen.

    Traces the quest to solve the mysteries of DNA and how human traits are passed down from one generation to another;and profiles the scientists involved in its discovery.

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    Genes & DNA

    J
    576.5
    WAL

    Genes & DNA

    Walker, Richard.

    Presents an illustrated introduction to the science of genetics and DNA, explaining what they are and their function in the human body, and looking at the significance of advances in genetic technology.

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    The wild world of the future

    J
    576.8
    PYE

    The wild world of the future

    Pye, Claire.

    Based on evolutionary and biological principles, scientists explore what animals and the earth will look like 5 million years, 100 million years, and 200 million years.

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    The Kingfisher book of evolution

    J
    576.8
    WEB

    The Kingfisher book of evolution

    Webster, Stephen, 1957-

    Examines the evolution of life on Earth, from the first primitive organisms to modern humans, and attempts to look into the future.

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    Parasites

    J
    578.6
    FLE

    Parasites : latching on to a free lunch

    Fleisher, Paul, 1951-

    Explores the world of parasites, with particular attention to those that infest and are hazardous to human life.

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    Invisible allies

    J
    579
    FAR

    Due 04/23/19

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    New animal discoveries

    J
    590
    ORE

    New animal discoveries

    Orenstein, Ronald I. (Ronald Isaac), 1946-

    Photographs and text describe animals which have recently been discovered.

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    Exploding ants

    J
    591.5
    SET

    Exploding ants : amazing facts about how animals adapt

    Settel, Joanne.

    Describes examples of animal behavior that may strike humans as disgusting, including the "gross" ways animals find food, shelter, and safety in the natural world.

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    Galapagos Islands

    J
    591.9866
    TAG

    Galapagos Islands : nature's delicate balance at risk

    Tagliaferro, Linda.

    A description of the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands and the threats to it.

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    Fossil fish found alive

    J
    597.3
    WAL

    Fossil fish found alive : discovering the coelacanth

    Walker, Sally M.

    Describes the 1938 discovery of the coelacanth, a fish previously believed to be extinct, and subsequent research about it.

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    The naked mole-rat mystery

    J
    599.35
    JAR

    The naked mole-rat mystery : scientific sleuths at work

    Jarrow, Gail.

    Presents a complete introduction to the naked mole-rat, a hairless rodent found in Africa.

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    Oh, rats!

    J
    599.35
    MAR

    Oh, rats! : the story of rats and people

    Marrin, Albert.

    Describes rat behavior and survival skills and aspects of their relationship with humans, including disease, rats as food, rats as pests, and the training of rats as rescuers.

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    Wild horses I have known

    J
    599.665
    RYD

    Wild horses I have known

    Ryden, Hope.

    Text and photographs depict mustang social behavior observed by the author, as well as an account of how the mustang established itself and adapted to being a wild horse in the American West.

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    The chimpanzees I love

    J
    599.885
    GOO

    The chimpanzees I love : saving their world and ours

    Goodall, Jane, 1934-

    Dr. Jane Goodall provides an account of her life studying chimpanzees at the Gombe National Park in Tanzania, and shares what she has learned from her observations. Includes photographs and discussion of ways to protect the chimpanzees and their habitats.

    Due 05/09/19

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    Bog bodies

    J
    599.9
    BUE

    Bog bodies

    Buell, Janet.

    Focuses on the discovery of Lindow Man in England in 1984 while also discussing other bog bodies and the information they reveal about themselves, their manner of death, and the civilizations in which they lived.

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    Accidents may happen

    J
    608
    JON

    Accidents may happen

    Jones, Charlotte Foltz.

    Describes how a wide variety of things such as nursery rhymes, the national anthem, anesthesia, cellophane, raisins, and dynamite came into being.

    Due 04/24/19

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    Mistakes that worked

    J
    609
    JON

    Mistakes that worked

    Jones, Charlotte Foltz.

    Presents the stories behind forty things that were invented or named by accident, including aspirin, X-rays, Frisbees, Silly Putty, and Velcro.

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    53 1/2 things that changed the world and some that didn't

    J
    609
    PAR

    53 1/2 things that changed the world and some that didn't

    Parker, Steve.

    Describes the history of some of the most influential and familiar inventions such as the printing press, radio, and television, as well as some of the world's great inventing disasters.

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    Girls think of everything

    J
    609
    THI

    Girls think of everything : stories of ingenious inventions by women

    Thimmesh, Catherine.

    Tells the story of how women throughout the ages have responded to situations confronting them in daily life by inventing such items as correction fluid, space helmets, and disposable diapers.

    Due 04/24/19

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    The early inventions

    J
    609
    WIL

    The early inventions

    Wilkinson, Philip.

    Text and pictures present inventions from those of the earliest people through the Middle Ages. Describes how people lived and worked in the past and how they came up with the ideas that changed their lives.

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    Brainstorm!

    J
    609.2
    TUC

    Brainstorm! : the stories of twenty American kid inventors

    Tucker, Tom, 1944-

    Reveals some of the amazing inventions of the past and present that have come from young Americans, ages eight to nineteen.

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    Ancient medicine

    J
    610
    WOO

    Ancient medicine : from sorcery to surgery

    Woods, Michael, 1946-

    Describes medical techniques such as brain surgery, splints, taking a pulse, forceps, and sanitation in ancient civilizations including the Stone Age, Egypt, Greece, China, India, and Rome.

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    Out of control

    J
    612.8
    OUT

    Out of control : brain function and immune reactions

    Explores how baby Robert's brain functions at birth and how the cerebral cortex develops to control his body, then looks at what happens to Phoebe's body when her brain cannot control an allergic reaction.

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    When plague strikes

    J
    614.4
    GIB

    When plague strikes : the Black Death, smallpox, AIDS

    Giblin, James.

    Details the stories of the three most serious and damaging diseases in history: the Black Death, smallpox, and AIDS.

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    Epidemics

    J
    614.4
    YOU

    Epidemics

    Yount, Lisa.

    Discusses the return of epidemics in modern times, possible causes, and how they are tracked and controlled.

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    Killing germs, saving lives

    J
    615
    PHE

    Killing germs, saving lives : the quest for the first vaccines

    Phelan, Glen.

    Traces the history of the vaccines that changed the way medical science treated disases such as smallpox, cholera, and polio; and profiles scientists like Louis Pasteur, Joseph Lister, and Florence Nightingale who contributed to the advancement of medicine.

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    Spreading menace

    J
    615.9
    SPR

    Spreading menace : salmonella attack and hunger craving

    Describes the effects of salmonella, a type of food poisoning, on a photographer who ate undercooked chicken the day before shooting a calendar for a frozen food company.

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    The miracle of immunity

    J
    616.07
    DON

    The miracle of immunity

    Donnellan, William Lorne, 1925-

    Chronicles discoveries made since ancient times in learning about disease and how the body's immune system fights and conquers it.

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    Coping with asthma

    J
    616.2
    SIM

    Coping with asthma

    Simpson, Carolyn.

    Gives a description of asthma and its symptoms, talks about its causes, the treatment of it, and how to live with the disease.

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    Invisible enemies

    J
    616.9
    FAR

    Invisible enemies : stories of infectious disease

    Farrell, Jeanette.

    The story of man's fight against seven major dangerous diseases.

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    Crash

    J
    617.1
    CRA

    Crash : the body in crisis

    Describes what happens when David and Laura are in a car accident and suffer serious injuries, ranging from a ruptured blood vessel near Laura's spleen to a major artery that bursts in David's brain.

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    Space station science

    J
    629.45
    DYS

    Space station science : life in free fall

    Dyson, Marianne.

    Describes space stations, the International Space Station, the training and activities of its crew, and the conditions that will exist on it, including weightlessness and the dangers of radiation and meteors. Includes experiments and activities simulating conditions in space.

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    The man who went to the far side of the moon

    J
    629.45
    SCH

    The man who went to the far side of the moon : the story of Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins

    Schyffert, Bea Uusma.

    Describes the experiences of Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins as he circled the moon while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on it; and explains what everyday life was like on "Columbia," presents background on the three astronauts, and includes photos of Collins and his family.

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    Team Moon

    J
    629.45
    THI

    Team Moon : how 400,000 people landed Apollo 11 on the moon

    Thimmesh, Catherine.

    Chronicles the Apollo 11 mission, the spaceflight that landed the first man on Earth's moon on July 20, 1969, emphasizing the contributions and reactions of the thousands of people who made the mission successful.

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    How to build a robot

    J
    629.8
    GIF

    How to build a robot

    Gifford, Clive.

    Cartoon illustrations and text provide information about robots, discussing automation, the development of robots, how robots work, the different types of robots and what they can do, artificial intelligence, and the future of robots. Includes experiments.

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    The amazing potato

    J
    635.21
    MEL

    The amazing potato : a story in which the Incas, Conquistadors, Marie Antoinette, Thomas Jefferson, wars, famines, immigrants, and french fries all play a part

    Meltzer, Milton, 1915-

    Introduces the history, effects, and current uses of the potato in the world marketplace.

    Due 05/08/19

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    Who harnessed the horse?

    J
    636.009
    FAC

    Who harnessed the horse? : the story of animal domestication

    Facklam, Margery.

    Illustrates the ways in which humans and animals have worked together throughout history, from the dogs that helped Stone Age people hunt to bacteria that gobble up oil spills.

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    Hold your horses

    J
    636.1
    MEL

    Hold your horses : a feedbag full of fact and fable

    Meltzer, Milton, 1915-

    A tribute to horses and the role they have played in shaping history.

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    Black hands, white sails

    J
    639.2
    MCK

    Black hands, white sails : the story of African-American whalers

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-.

    A history of African-American whalers between 1730 and 1880, describing their contributions to the whaling industry and their role in the abolitionist movement.

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    No more dodos

    J
    639.9
    NIR

    No more dodos : how zoos help endangered wildlife

    Nirgiotis, Nicholas.

    Describes the efforts to save such animals as the black-footed ferret, the golden lion tamarin, and the California condor from extinction through programs designed to protect endangered species.

    Due 05/09/19

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    Toilets, bathtubs, sinks, and sewers

    J
    643
    COL

    Toilets, bathtubs, sinks, and sewers : a history of the bathroom

    Colman, Penny.

    A history of bathroom facilities from Sumerian and Roman times to the present.

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    Top secret

    J
    652
    JAN

    Top secret : a handbook of codes, ciphers, and secret writing

    Janeczko, Paul B.

    Presents a guide to codemaking, codebreaking, and their role in history, describing different types of codes and ciphers, discussing codebreaking and concealment techniques, and including brief stories about exciting moments in the history of the art.

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    Toys!

    J
    688.7
    WUL

    Toys! : amazing stories behind some great inventions

    Wulffson, Don L.

    Describes the creation of a variety of toys and games, from seesaws to Silly Putty and toy soldiers to Trivial Pursuit.

    Overdue

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    African American healers

    J
    920.01
    BLA

    African American healers

    Cox, Clinton.

    Profiles over thirty notable African Americans in the health field, including Civil War nurse Susie King Taylor, Dr. Charles Drew, father of the blood bank, and young pioneering surgeon Ben Carson.

    Overdue

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    African American inventors

    J
    920.01
    BLA

    African American inventors

    Sullivan, Otha Richard, 1941-

    Profiles the lives of twenty-five African-American inventors who made significant scientific contributions from the eighteenth century to modern times.

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    African American millionaires

    J
    920.01
    BLA

    African American millionaires

    Sullivan, Otha Richard, 1941-

    Presents a collection of twenty-five short biographies of African-American millionaires beginning with William Alexander Leidesdorff in the 1840s and including others such as Quincy Jones, Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee, and Tiger Woods.

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    African American women scientists and inventors

    J
    920.01
    BLA

    African American women scientists and inventors

    Sullivan, Otha Richard, 1941-

    Profiles twenty-six female African-American scientists and inventors from throughout three hundred years of history.

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    Neil Armstrong

    J
    B
    ARMSTRONG

    Neil Armstrong : the first man on the moon

    Kramer, Barbara.

    Explores the life and accomplishments of astronaut Neil Armstrong, from his childhood in Ohio through his years with NASA, including his famous moon landing and other space flights.

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    Robo world

    J
    B
    BREAZEAL

    Robo world : the story of robot designer Cynthia Breazeal

    Brown, Jordan.

    Presents a look at the life and career of robot designer Cynthia Breazeal, providing information on her childhood, her education, and her work creating lifelike machines that can respond to the world around them.

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    Black stars in orbit

    J
    B
    BUR

    Black stars in orbit : NASA's African-American astronauts

    Burns, Khephra.

    Story of the first three African Americans to journey into space and the others who have followed them and taken their place in the forefront of space exploration and discovery.

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    J
    B
    CUR

    The story of Madame Curie

    Castellon, Federico

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    Marie Curie

    J
    B
    CURIE

    Marie Curie : and the science of radioactivity

    Pasachoff, Naomi E.

    Examines the life of the Polish-born scientist who, with her husband Pierre, was awarded a 1903 Nobel Prize for discovering radium.

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    Charles Darwin and the evolution revolution

    J
    B
    DARWIN

    Charles Darwin and the evolution revolution

    Stefoff, Rebecca, 1951-

    Examines the personality as well as the thought process which led this naturalist to his discoveries which have helped shape our understanding of the natural world.

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    The life of Charles Drew

    J
    B
    DRE

    The life of Charles Drew

    Talmadge, Katherine S.

    A biography of the black surgeon who was noted for his research on blood plasma.

    Due 04/24/19

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    Thomas Alva Edison

    J
    B
    EDISON

    Thomas Alva Edison : inventing the electric age

    Adair, Gene.

    Details the life and work of Thomas Edison, who developed the electric light bulb and over 1000 patents for other inventions and innovations.

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    Albert Einstein and the frontiers of physics

    J
    B
    EIN

    Albert Einstein and the frontiers of physics

    Bernstein, Jeremy, 1929-

    Examines the personality as well as the thought process which led this physicist to his discoveries which have helped shape our understanding of the natural world.

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    Ordinary genius

    J
    B
    EINSTEIN

    Ordinary genius : the story of Albert Einstein

    McPherson, Stephanie Sammartino.

    Recounts the life of the scientist whose theories of relativity revolutionized the way we look at space and time.

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    Alexander Fleming

    J
    B
    FLEMING

    Alexander Fleming : discoverer of penicillin

    Gottfried, Ted.

    A biography of the British bacteriologist, born in Scotland, who was knighted and awarded the 1945 Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering penicillin.

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    Bone detective

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    Forecast earth

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    Forecast earth : the story of climate scientist Inez Fung

    Skelton, Renee.

    Profiles the life and career of climate scientist Inez Fung, and chronicles her childhood in Hong Kong, education and study in America, and her work on weather patterns.

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    John Glenn

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    John Glenn

    Streissguth, Thomas, 1958-

    Describes the life of John Glenn, including his childhood, World War II activities, work as a test pilot and astronaut, career as a senator, and return to space in 1998.

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    Beyond Jupiter

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    Beyond Jupiter : the story of planetary astronomer Heidi Hammel

    Bortz, Alfred B.

    Presents a look at the life and career of planetary astronomer Heidi Hammel, providing information on her childhood, her education, and her work using the world's most powerful telescopes to study the planets.

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    The longitude prize

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    The longitude prize

    Dash, Joan.

    The story of John Harrison, inventor of watches and clocks, who spent forty years working on a time-machine which could be used to accurately determine longitude at sea.

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    Stephen Hawking

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    Stephen Hawking : unlocking the universe

    Simon, Sheridan.

    Examines the education, research, and personal life of the renowned British theoretical physicist who has taken the study of cosmology farther than most in his field, despite his need for wheelchair and computer in order to travel and communicate.

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    Strong force

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    Strong force : the story of physicist Shirley Ann Jackson

    O'Connell, Diane, 1956-

    Presents a biography of African-American physicist Shirley Ann Jackson, and chronicles her childhood in Washington D.C., her education, and her many achievements in the field of science.

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    Nature's machines

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    Nature's machines : the story of biomechanist Mimi Koehl

    Parks, Deborah A., 1948-

    Presents a look at the life and career of biomechanist Mimi Koehl, providing information on her childhood, her education, and her work using engineering and physics to study the designs of living things.

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    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek

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    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek : first to see microscopic life

    Yount, Lisa.

    A biography of the cloth merchant-turned-scientist who made many discoveries examining microscopic life.

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    Barbara McClintock

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    Barbara McClintock : alone in her field

    Heiligman, Deborah.

    Barbara McClintock studied chromosomes and made a remarkable discovery which may lead to a cure for cancer, AIDS, and other diseases.

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    Isaac Newton and the scientific revolution

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    Isaac Newton and the scientific revolution

    Christianson, Gale E.

    Explores the life and scientific contributions of the famed English mathematician and natural philosopher.

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    Space rocks

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    Space rocks : the story of planetary geologist Adriana Ocampo

    Hopping, Lorraine Jean.

    Presents a look at the life and career of planetary geologist Adriana Ocampo, providing information on her childhood, her education, and her work exploring the rocks from other planets that have fallen to earth.

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    Jonas Salk

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    Jonas Salk

    Sherrow, Victoria.

    Describes the effects of the polio epidemic, recounts the life and work of Jonas Salk, the discoverer of the first polio vaccine, and discusses the later work of the Salk Institute against cancer and AIDS.

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    People person

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    People person : the story of sociologist Marta Tienda

    O'Connell, Diane, 1956-

    Tells the life story of Mexican American sociologist Marta Tienda, chronicling her career and describing the inspiration she took from the struggles of her immigrant parents during her childhood.

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    Gorilla mountain

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    Gorilla mountain : the story of wildlife biologist Amy Vedder

    Ebersole, Rene, 1974-

    Tells the life story of wildlife biologist Amy Vedder, describing her childhood in upstate New York, her college years, and her work in Rwanda with her husband, Bill, to save the country's gorilla population.

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