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jacket/cover - click for larger view The Cold War
by Valerie Bodden
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Discusses the tension and tactics between the United States and the Soviet Union after World War II, which is known as the Cold War
2008; 48 p.; isbn:9781583415467 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Look up! : Henrietta Leavitt, pioneering woman astronomer
Robert Burleigh ; illustrated by Raúl Colón.
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An illustrated portrait of astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt traces the years she spent measuring stars from her position at the Harvard College Observatory and her important discoveries that enabled the scientific community to gain a fuller understanding of the universe's vast size.
2013; ; isbn:1416958193 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Revolutionary friends : General George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette
Selene Castrovilla ; illustrated by Drazen Kozjan
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2013; 1 v.; isbn:159078880X More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Civil War and Reconstruction
[selected and edited by] David C. King
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2003; 133 p.; isbn:047144393X More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Beware, we are poisonous! : how animals defend themselves
by Hans D. Dossenbach
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Examines the characteristics and habits of different kinds of snakes, fish, spiders, insects, and other animals that use poison to defend themselves
1999; 40 p.; isbn:1567112153 More Information

image not found Forces of nature

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"A discussion of major types of natural disasters, including descriptions of some of the most destructive; explanations of these phenomena, what causes them, and where they occur; and information about how to prepare for and survive these forces of nature. Features include an activity, glossary, list of resources, and index"--Provided ...
2009; 47 p.; isbn:9780716698227

jacket/cover - click for larger view Flight
Ian Graham
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Illustrations and simple text chronicle the history of flight and describe different kinds of aircraft that have been used throughout history
2001; 63 p.; isbn:0753453266 More Information

image not found Heat waves

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"A discussion of a major type of natural disaster, including descriptions of some of the most severe heat waves; explanations of these phenomena, what causes them, and where they occur; and information about how to prepare for and survive these forces of nature. Features include an activity, glossary, list of resources, and index"--Provided ...
2009; 47 p.; isbn:9780716698234 More Information

image not found Hurricanes, typhoons, & other tropical cyclones

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"A discussion of major types of natural disasters, including descriptions of some of the most destructive; explanations of these phenomena, what causes them, and where they occur; and information about how to prepare for and survive these forces of nature. Features include an activity, glossary, list of resources, and index"--Provided ...
2009; 47 p.; isbn:9780716698241

jacket/cover - click for larger view Louisa May's battle : how the Civil War led to Little Women
Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Carlyn Beccia.
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Recounts the author's experiences as a young woman caring for wounded Union soldiers in Washington, D.C. during the Civil War and the impact that these experiences had on her development as an author.
2013; 1 v.; isbn:0802796680 More Information

image not found Pandemics

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"A discussion of a major type of natural disaster, including descriptions of some of the most destructive; explanations of these phenomena, what causes them, and where they occur; and information about how to prepare for and survive these forces of nature. Features include an activity, glossary, list of resources, and index"--Provided ...
2009; 47 p.; isbn:9780716698272

jacket/cover - click for larger view Who says women can't be doctors? : the story of Elizabeth Blackwell
Tanya Lee Stone ; illustrated by Marjorie Priceman.
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An introduction to the life and achievements of the first American female doctor describes the limited career prospects available to women in the early nineteenth-century, the opposition Blackwell faced while pursuing a medical education, and her pioneering medical career that opened doors for future generations of women.
2013; 1 v.; isbn:0805090487 More Information

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