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Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World
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ean: 9780763658557, isbn: 0763658553,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 143 reviews
''Written with older readers in mind, this biography of Nikola Tesla uses the picture book format to present a visually stunning reading experience.'' - Seira Wilson, Amazon EditorMove over, Thomas Edison! Nikola Tesla takes the spotlight in a biography of the man who pioneered modern electrical engineering — and changed the course of history.When a Serbian boy named Nikola Tesla was three, he stroked his cat and was enchanted by the electrical sparks. By the time he was a teenager, he had

The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really!)
By Charlesbridge
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ean: 9781580897457, isbn: 1580897452,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 78 reviews
Did you know Band-Aids were invented by accident?! And that they weren't mass-produced until the Boy Scouts gave their seal of approval?1920s cotton buyer Earle Dickson worked for Johnson & Johnson and had a klutzy wife who often cut herself. The son of a doctor, Earle set out to create an easier way for her to bandage her injuries. Band-Aids were born, but Earle's bosses at the pharmaceutical giant weren't convinced, and it wasn't until the Boy Scouts of America tested Earle's prototype that

The Next Wave: The Quest to Harness the Power of the Oceans (Scientists in the Field Series)
By HMH Books for Young Readers
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ean: 9780544099999, isbn: 0544099990,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews
Journey to the wave-battered coast of the Pacific Northwest to meet some of the engineers and scientists working to harness the punishing force of our oceans, one of the nature’s powerful and renewable energy sources. With an array of amazing devices that cling to the bottom of the sea floor and surf on the crests of waves, these explorers are using a combination of science, imagination, and innovation to try to capture wave energy in the hopes of someday powering our lives in a

Biomimicry: Inventions Inspired by Nature
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
Biomimicry examines the extraordinary innovations of the natural world and the human inventions they have inspired. Readers will learn about marvels such as high-performance swimsuits modeled after sharkskin and the sleek front ends of Japanese bullet trains based on the long, streamlined beak of the kingfisher. There's also plenty about what glimmers on the horizon: A Brazilian beetle may be key to developing computers that run on light, and the gecko's humble foot may hold the secret to

Mysterious Messages: A History of Codes and Ciphers
By Blackwood, Gary
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews
History?s amazing secrets and codes?and how to crack them yourself. This fascinating look at history?s most mysterious messages is packed with puzzles to decode and ciphers that kids can use themselves. Here are the encrypted notes of Spartan warriors, the brilliant code-crackers of Elizabeth I, secret messages of the American Revolution, spy books of the Civil War, the famous Enigma Machine, and the Navajo code talkers. As computers change the way we communicate, codes today are more

From Here to There: The Story of How We Transport Ourselves and Everything Else (Smithsonian: Invention & Impact)
By Viking Books for Young Readers
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 87 reviews
This lively history of transportation follows our fascinating route from primitive technology like sandals to driverless cars and beyond!   Since humans first stood upright, we've been on the move. Need food? Water? Land? A place to live? Survival depends upon motion. For thousands of years, people have devised ways to move faster, farther, and more comfortably. Their inventions—shoes, skis, the rudder, the wheel, engines, rockets—have had an enormous impact on how and where human beings

The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving into History (Epic Fails #1)
By Roaring Brook Press
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews
A hilarious nonfiction look at two of history's most epic ''failures'': the Wright brothers, whose countless crashes ultimately led to groundbreaking success.Although Orville and Wilbur Wright are celebrated today as heroes for their revolutionary contributions to science and engineering―they are acknowledged as the first men to successfully achieve powered, piloted flight―their success was hard-earned. (Spoiler alert: there were a lot of nosedives involved.) In fact, it took the

Inside Biosphere 2: Earth Science Under Glass (Scientists in the Field Series)
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews
In the Arizona desert, scientists conduct studies and experiments aimed to help us better understand our environment and what sort of things are happening to it due to climate change. The location is Biosphere 2, an immense structure that contains a replica ocean, savannah, and rainforest, among other Earth biomes. It’s a unique take on the Scientists in the Field mission statement — in this case, the lab is a replica that allows the scientists to conduct large-scale experiments that would

Nature Got There First: Inventions Inspired by Nature
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 65 reviews
Birds conquered the air long before the Wright Brothers, the burrs on plants are uncannily similar to velcro fastenings, rattlesnakes have an alarm system, bats and dolphins have their own form of sonar... Nature is full of amazing designs and ‘mechanisms' that appear to have inspired the engineering and technology we use today. Nature Got There First by Dr. Phil Gates shows you how and why..

African American Inventors (Black Stars)
By Wiley
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
Meet the black inventors who lived their dreams--from the early years to modern times Benjamin Banneker Andrew Jackson Beard George E. Carruthers, Ph.D. George Washington Carver Michael Croslin, Ph.D. David Nelson Crosthwait Jr. Charles Richard Drew, M.D. Meredith Gourdine, Ph.D. Claude Harvard Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. Frederick McKinley Jones Percy Lavon Julian, Ph.D. Ernest Everett Just, Ph.D. Lewis Howard Latimer Jan Earnst Matzeliger Elijah McCoy Benjamin Montgomery John P. Moon Garrett

Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea: How a Science Project Helps One Family and the Planet (CitizenKid)
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 101 reviews
It's monsoon season in Bangladesh, which means Iqbal's mother must cook the family's meals indoors, over an open fire. The smoke from the fire makes breathing difficult for his mother and baby sister, and it's even making them sick. Hearing them coughing at night worries Iqbal. So when he learns that his school's upcoming science fair has the theme of sustainability, Iqbal comes up with the perfect idea for his entry: he'll design a stove that doesn't produce smoke! With help from his teacher,

What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and the NBA's alltime leading scorer, champions a lineupof little-known African-American inventors in this lively, kid-friendly book.Did you know that James West invented the microphone in your cell phone? That Fred Jones invented the refrigerated truck that makes supermarkets possible? Or that Dr. Percy Julian synthesized cortisone from soy, easing untold people’s pain? These are just some of the black inventors and innovators scoring big points in this

Maya: Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself)
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 134 reviews
Revised for 2012 Maya: Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9–12 to the world of the ancient Maya, the most advanced and mysterious civilization of the New World. From ceremonial masks to hieroglyphics, and calendars to musical instruments,Maya: Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself gives readers a chance to experience how the Maya lived, cooked, worshipped, entertained themselves, and interacted with their neighbors through hands on building projects that use

Millennium Dome Timeline Sticker Book (DK millennium range)
By Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd
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ean: 9780751371796, isbn: 0751371793,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews
This sticker book with 70 photographic and illustrated stickers features the Millennium Dome with a timeline from 1000 to 1999. focusing on a variety of subjects including art, architecture, world events, science and discovery. Each sticker is accompanied by a fact, and can be peeled off and replaced if it is in the wrong place..

Three Cheers for Inventors!
By imusti
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 126 reviews
A tribute to 101 groundbreaking discoveries from some of the world's greatest - and not so great - inventors.Dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci, this latest wonderful offering from Marcia Williams is full of her characteristic humour. Packed with cartoon-strip illustrations and short biographies, it looks at the discoveries of many famous - and not so famous - inventors from around the world, including Leonardo da Vinci, Antonio Meucci, Alexander Graham Bell, John Logie Baird, Thomas Edison, James

Robots, Robots Everywhere! (Little Golden Book)
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews
The bestselling Little Golden Book all about robots!   Robots are everywhere in this bright and funny board book – and preschoolers are going to love it! Whether up in space, beneath the seas, or even under couches, award-winning illustrator Bob Staake’s bold and colorful bots make this book a must have.     For more Bob Staake books, be sure to read:I’m a Bulldozer I’m a Truck I’m a Monster Truck Beachy and Me My Pet BookGolden Books.

Who Was Nikola Tesla?
By Penguin Workshop
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ean: 9780448488592, isbn: 0448488590,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
Get ready for the electrifying biography of Nikola Tesla--part creative genius, part mad scientist, and 100% innovator.When Nikola Tesla arrived in the United States in 1884, he didn't have much money, but he did have a letter of introduction to renowned inventor Thomas Edison. The working relationship between the two men was short lived, though, and the two scientist-inventors became harsh competitors. One of the most influential scientists of all time, Nikola Tesla is celebrated for his

Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?
By Grosset Dunlap
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was only one of thousands of Edison’s inventions, which include the phonograph and the kinetoscope, an early precursor to the movie camera. As a boy, observing a robin catch a worm and then take flight, he fed a playmate a mixture of worms and water to see if she could fly! Here’s an accessible, appealing biography with 100

Who Were the Wright Brothers? (Who Was?)
By Grosset Dunlap
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mpn: YES11307567, ean: 9780448479514, isbn: 0448479516,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews
As young boys, Orville and Wilbur Wright loved all things mechanical.  As young men, they gained invaluable skills essential for their success by working with printing presses, bicycles, motors, and any sort of machinery they could get their hands on.  As adults, the brothers worked together to invent, build, and fly the world’s first successful airplane. This is the fascinating story of the two inventors and aviation pioneers who never lost sight of their dream: to fly, and to soar higher!

Your Very Own Robot (Choose Your Own Adventure - Dragonlark)
By Chooseco
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mpn: 3986656, ean: 9781933390529, isbn: 1933390522,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
Your Very Own Robot by R. A. Montgomery takes YOU on a zany adventure with your best robot friend, Gus. Your 6-8 year old reader will sail the high seas, soar into space, and save Gus from the junkyard! Your Very Own Robot introduces the wacky tale that continues in companion book Your Very Own Robot Goes Cuckoo-Bananas!. Choose Your Own Adventure Your Very Own Robot is an interactive adventure book in which YOU decide what happens next. After building Gus, do you turn him on right away or

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