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If Stones Could Speak
If Stones Could Speak
Written by Marc Aronson
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426306006
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If Stones Could Speak
Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge
Written by Marc Aronson


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $26.90

What are the secrets of the ancient stone circle? Were the carefully placed stones a burial site, an ancient calendar, a place of Druid worship...or even a site of sacrifice? World-renowned archaeologist Mike Parker-Pearson has spent the last seven years on a quest to answer these and many other questions. In... Read more >
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The Boy Who Invented TV
The Boy Who Invented TV
Written by Kathleen Krull, Illustrated by Greg Couch
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375845611
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The Boy Who Invented TV
The Story of Philo Farnsworth
Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Greg Couch


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $16.99

An inspiring true story of a boy genius.

Plowing a potato field in 1920, a 14-year-old farm boy from Idaho saw in the parallel rows of overturned earth a way to “make pictures fly through the air.” This boy was not a magician; he was a scientific genius and just eight years... Read more >
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It's a Snap!
It's a Snap!
Written by Monica Kulling, Illustrated by Bill Slavin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780887768811
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It's a Snap!
George Eastman's First Photo
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Bill Slavin


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $17.95

In 1877 in Rochester, New York, George Eastman couldn’t understand why picture-taking was so difficult. Having left school at fourteen to support his mother and two sisters, George decided to find out by making photography his hobby. He packed up glass plates, a plate holder, a tent, a heavy tripod, a... Read more >
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The Day-Glo Brothers
The Day-Glo Brothers
Written by Chris Barton, Illustrated by Tony Persiani
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781570916731
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The Day-Glo Brothers

Written by Chris Barton
Illustrated by Tony Persiani


Format: Hardcover, 44 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2009
Price: $19.95

A discovery that made the world a brighter place!

Joe and Bob Switzer were very different brothers. Bob was a studious planner who wanted to grow up to be a doctor. Joe dreamed of making his fortune in show business and loved magic tricks and problem-solving.

When an accident left Bob recovering... Read more >
Into the Deep
Into the Deep
Written by David Sheldon, Illustrated by David Sheldon
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781580893428
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Into the Deep

Written by David Sheldon
Illustrated by David Sheldon


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2009
Price: $8.95

"To be a naturalist is better than to be a king."
--William Beebe's journal, December 31, 1893

William Beebe was a pioneer in the field of ecology, the father of deep-sea exploration, and an avid conservationist. This picture-book biography charts the life of this famous naturalist from his childhood studying animals in New... Read more >
The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau
The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau
Written by Dan Yaccarino
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375855733
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The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau

Written by Dan Yaccarino


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: March 24, 2009
Price: $16.99

Jacques Cousteau was the world’s ambassador of the oceans. His popular TV series brought whales, otters, and dolphins right into people’s living rooms. Now, in this exciting picturebook biography, Dan Yaccarino introduces young readers to the man behind the snorkel.

From the first moment he got a glimpse of what lived under... Read more >
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Face to Face With Gorillas
Face to Face With Gorillas
Written by Michael Nichols
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426304064
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Face to Face With Gorillas

Written by Michael Nichols


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $16.95

Deep in the jungle—you’re suddenly face to face with the great gorilla. It’s clear that even here, you are sharing a moment with one of man’s closest relatives. He’s staring at you with those eyes that look so...human. Experiences like this have made National Geographic photographer Nick Nichols a fierce advocate... Read more >
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Face to Face With Gorillas
Face to Face With Gorillas
Written by Michael Nichols
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426304071
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Face to Face With Gorillas

Written by Michael Nichols


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 32 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $25.90

Deep in the jungle—you’re suddenly face to face with the great gorilla. It’s clear that even here, you are sharing a moment with one of man’s closest relatives. He’s staring at you with those eyes that look so...human. Experiences like this have made National Geographic photographer Nick Nichols a fierce advocate... Read more >
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Face to Face With Sharks
Face to Face With Sharks
Written by David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426304040
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Face to Face With Sharks

Written by David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $16.95

It is man’s greatest fear—being eaten alive. And diving down here in the depths, the streamlined shark holds every advantage. How close do you want to get?

Acclaimed underwater photographer David Doubilet takes you deep into their dangerous realm. Yet he points out that it is we who are the killers! Our... Read more >
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Face to Face With Sharks
Face to Face With Sharks
Written by David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426304057
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Face to Face With Sharks

Written by David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 32 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $25.90

It is man’s greatest fear—being eaten alive. And diving down here in the depths, the streamlined shark holds every advantage. How close do you want to get?

Acclaimed underwater photographer David Doubilet takes you deep into their dangerous realm. Yet he points out that it is we who are the killers! Our... Read more >
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Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith
Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith
Written by Deborah Heiligman, Read by Rosalyn Landor
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739380482
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Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith

Written by Deborah Heiligman
Read by Rosalyn Landor


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $17.50

Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species, his revolutionary tract on evolution and the fundamental ideas involved, in 1859. Nearly 150 years later, the theory of evolution continues to create tension between the scientific and religious communities. Challenges about teaching the theory of evolution in schools occur annually all over the country. This same debate... Read more >
Face to Face With Cheetahs
Face to Face With Cheetahs
Written by Chris Johns and Elizabeth Carney
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426303234
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Face to Face With Cheetahs

Written by Chris Johns and Elizabeth Carney


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $16.95

Chris Johns, Editor-in-Chief of National Geographic magazine, brings you face to face with a family of cheetahs. The story begins in Okavango Delta in Botswana—as the cheetah mother hunts her prey and the photographer tracks the elusive cat. After watching the family for four months, he is rewarded when a cheetah... Read more >
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Face to Face With Cheetahs
Face to Face With Cheetahs
Written by Chris Johns and Elizabeth Carney
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426303241
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Face to Face With Cheetahs

Written by Chris Johns and Elizabeth Carney


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 32 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $25.90

Chris Johns, Editor-in-Chief of National Geographic magazine, brings you face to face with a family of cheetahs. The story begins in Okavango Delta in Botswana—as the cheetah mother hunts her prey and the photographer tracks the elusive cat. After watching the family for four months, he is rewarded when a cheetah... Read more >
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Face to Face With Elephants
Face to Face With Elephants
Written by Dereck Joubert, Photographed by Beverly Joubert
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426303258
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Face to Face With Elephants

Written by Dereck Joubert
Photographed by Beverly Joubert


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $16.95

You’re in the Land Rover, observing elephants from a safe, respectful distance. It’s a hot, hot day in the African bush, and the windows are down. But what’s this? Suddenly, you’ve got company! An elephant trunk is nosing around in your luggage for some water. Nothing new to Beverly and Dereck... Read more >
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Face to Face With Elephants
Face to Face With Elephants
Written by Dereck Joubert, Photographed by Beverly Joubert
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426303265
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Face to Face With Elephants

Written by Dereck Joubert
Photographed by Beverly Joubert


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 32 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $25.90

You’re in the Land Rover, observing elephants from a safe, respectful distance. It’s a hot, hot day in the African bush, and the windows are down. But what’s this? Suddenly, you’ve got company! An elephant trunk is nosing around in your luggage for some water. Nothing new to Beverly and Dereck... Read more >
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Genius
Genius
Written by Marfe Ferguson Delano
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426302947
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Genius
A Photobiography of Albert Einstein
Written by Marfe Ferguson Delano


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $7.95

On the 100th anniversary of the publishing of the special theory of relativity, this National Geographic photobiography chronicles the life of one of the most brilliant scientists who ever lived. Through compelling text and stirring archival photographs, the author recounts Einstein's life from his privileged childhood in Austria through the crucial... Read more >
The Remarkable Benjamin Franklin
The Remarkable Benjamin Franklin
Written by Cheryl Harness
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426302978
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The Remarkable Benjamin Franklin

Written by Cheryl Harness


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2008
Price: $7.95

No one could have thought up a more amazing character than the living, breathing Benjamin Franklin. He was everything from a "soapmaker, candle dipper, and printer" to a "postmaster, political activist, community reformer, revolutionary, statesman, international diplomat, and first great citizen of a nation which he, as much or more than... Read more >
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World History Biographies: Galileo
World History Biographies: Galileo
Written by Philip Steele
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426302954
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World History Biographies: Galileo
The Genius Who Charted the Universe
Written by Philip Steele


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $7.99

Galileo made the first effective use of the refracting telescope to discover important new facts about astronomy. His observations led him to support Copernicus's claim that Earth and the other planets circled the sun. This conflicted with the teachings of the Catholic Church, and brought Galileo before the judges of the... Read more >
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Face to Face With Whales
Face to Face With Whales
Written by Flip Nicklin and Linda Nicklin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426302442
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Face to Face With Whales

Written by Flip Nicklin and Linda Nicklin


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2008
Price: $16.95

You slip over the side of your boat, descending deep into the dark realm of the Earth’s largest creature. Then the whale starts to sing, just feet away from you. You record the sounds, hoping one day to understand their language. Their music is a rare glimpse of this majestic mammal’s... Read more >
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Face to Face With Whales
Face to Face With Whales
Written by Flip Nicklin and Linda Nicklin
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426302459
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Face to Face With Whales

Written by Flip Nicklin and Linda Nicklin


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 32 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2008
Price: $25.90

You slip over the side of your boat, descending deep into the dark realm of the Earth’s largest creature. Then the whale starts to sing, just feet away from you. You record the sounds, hoping one day to understand their language. Their music is a rare glimpse of this majestic mammal’s... Read more >
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Face to Face With Wolves
Face to Face With Wolves
Written by Jim Brandenburg
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426302428
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Face to Face With Wolves

Written by Jim Brandenburg


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2008
Price: $16.95

The Arctic wolf inches towards you. Like you, he is torn between fear and curiosity. His instinct leads him towards the scent of your leather boots. Your instinct is to reach out to this curious white canine. Suddenly, he snarls, and you’re face to face with a wild animal. For years... Read more >
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Face to Face With Wolves
Face to Face With Wolves
Written by Jim Brandenburg
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426302435
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Face to Face With Wolves

Written by Jim Brandenburg


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 32 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2008
Price: $25.90

The Arctic wolf inches towards you. Like you, he is torn between fear and curiosity. His instinct leads him towards the scent of your leather boots. Your instinct is to reach out to this curious white canine. Suddenly, he snarls, and you’re face to face with a wild animal. For years... Read more >
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World History Biographies: Marie Curie
World History Biographies: Marie Curie
Written by Philip Steele
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426302497
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World History Biographies: Marie Curie
The Woman Who Changed the Course of Science
Written by Philip Steele


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2008
Price: $7.99

"This short book is written in a clear, readable style, detailing the events of Marie’s life that will be of interest to teen readers... It will be an excellent and accessible resource for libraries. Readers will find the prose engaging and Marie’s story interesting and inspiring." —VOYA

National Geographic supports K-12 educators... Read more >
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History Chapters: Alexander Graham Bell Invents
History Chapters: Alexander Graham Bell Invents
Written by Anita Garmon
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426301896
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History Chapters: Alexander Graham Bell Invents

Written by Anita Garmon


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 48 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $17.90

Alexander Graham Bell led an amazing life, before and after he invented the telephone. Look into the inquisitive mind of the young inventor as a child; learn what sparked his curiosity; and discover how his mother’s deafness inspired his lifelong interest in communication. Discover the rich contribution this pioneering scientist and... Read more >
History Chapters: The Wright Brothers Fly
History Chapters: The Wright Brothers Fly
Written by Robyn O'Sullivan
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426301889
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History Chapters: The Wright Brothers Fly

Written by Robyn O'Sullivan


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 48 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $17.90

On a windswept beach in North Carolina in 1903, American aviation finally took wing. The Wright Brothers Fly tells the soaring tale of how Orville and Wilbur Wright achieved the first controlled human flight in history. What was their inspiration? What was the drive behind their childhood dream? What were the... Read more >
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