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The Inventions of Martha Coston: Signal Flares That Saved Sailors' Lives (Library of Native Americans)
The Inventions of Martha Coston: Signal Flares That Saved Sailors' Lives (Library of Native Americans)
by Holly Cefrey
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At a time when women did little more than keep house and raise families, Martha Coston was busy saving lives by perfecting the night signal flare. Coston's signal flare was an important tool for the Union army during the Civil War. Compelling text... (read more)

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The Computer (Tales of Invention)
The Computer (Tales of Invention)
by Chris Oxlade
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This book tells the story of the invention of the computer, including the key players, setbacks along the way, and moments of discovery.... (read more)

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Africans Thought of It: Amazing Innovations (We Thought of It)
Africans Thought of It: Amazing Innovations (We Thought of It)
by Bathseba Opini
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The ingenuity of African peoples from ancient times to today. Did you know that aloe vera -- now found in countless products, including sunscreens and soaps -- was first used by Africans? They ground it into powder and used it to treat burns and other... (read more)

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Robots, Robots Everywhere! (Little Golden Book)
Robots, Robots Everywhere! (Little Golden Book)
by Sue Fliess
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On the ground and in the air,/Robots, robots everywhere! Up in space, beneath the seas,/Robots make discoveries . . . So begins this rollicking Little Golden Book featuring robots of all kinds, from ones up in space to the ones we use at home. With bold,... (read more)

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Explorers: Robots (Explorers)
Explorers: Robots (Explorers)
by Peter (ilt) Bull
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This innovative series uses storytelling as the gateway to learning and exploration. Six action-packed story-scenes are followed by photographic information spreads-which provide scientific detail and background. Each title can be read front to back, or... (read more)

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What's the Big Idea?: Inventions That Changed Life on Earth Forever
What's the Big Idea?: Inventions That Changed Life on Earth Forever
by Helaine Becker
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This lively book by an award-winning author brings to life the history of human innovation for young readers. What's the Big Idea? focuses on those inventions that help fulfill people's six basic needs: food, sleep, security, shelter, companionship, and... (read more)

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True Stories #1: The Story Behind Toilets
True Stories #1: The Story Behind Toilets
by Elizabeth Raum
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Where can you find a twelve-seater toilet? Why did castle moats smell so disgusting? What was the Great Stink? To uncover the hidden facts behind everyday things, explore the secrets of True Stories. True Stories reveals the surprising truth about a... (read more)

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What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors
What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and the NBA's alltime leading scorer, champions a lineup of 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... (read more)

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Inventions (Insiders)
Inventions (Insiders)
by Glenn Murphy
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Inventions Over Time INsiders brings inventions to life, with the most up-to-date information and state-of-the-art 3-D illustrations that practically leap off every page, stimulating minds and imaginations in a whole new way.... (read more)

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Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future with 20 Projects (Build It Yourself)
Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future with 20 Projects (Build It Yourself)
by Kathy Ceceri
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Once, robots were only found in science fiction books and movies. Today, robots are everywhere! They assemble massive cars and tiny computer chips. They help doctors do delicate surgery. They vacuum our houses and mow our lawns. Robot toys play with us... (read more)

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Were Early Computers Really the Size of a School Bus?: And Other Questions about Inventions (Is That a Fact?)
Were Early Computers Really the Size of a School Bus?: And Other Questions about Inventions (Is That a Fact?)
by Deborah Kops
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Was the steam engine really invented to suck water out of flooded mines? Was the first computer really the size of a room? Is it true that the inventor of Velcro was inspired by something stuck in his dogs hair? Find out if these and other commonly held... (read more)

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Gadgets and Inventions (From Fail to Win)
Gadgets and Inventions (From Fail to Win)
by Neil Morris
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This book counts down the worlds most memorable failed gadgets and inventions. Students will also learn about what was gained from each failure.... (read more)

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Stronger Than Steel: Spider Silk DNA and the Quest for Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, and Parachute Rope (Scientists in the Field)
Stronger Than Steel: Spider Silk DNA and the Quest for Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, and Parachute Rope (Scientists in the Field)
by Bridget Heos
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In Stronger Than Steel, readers enter Randy Lewis' lab where they come face to face with golden orb weaver spiders, and transgenic alfalfa, silkworm silk, and goats, whose milk contains the proteins to spin spider silk--and to weave a nearly... (read more)

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Africans Thought of It: Amazing Innovations (We Thought of It)
Africans Thought of It: Amazing Innovations (We Thought of It)
by Bathseba Opini
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The ingenuity of African peoples from ancient times to today. Did you know that aloe vera -- now found in countless products, including sunscreens and soaps -- was first used by Africans? They ground it into powder and used it to treat burns and other... (read more)

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Brainstorm!: The Stories of Twenty American Kid Inventors
Brainstorm!: The Stories of Twenty American Kid Inventors
by Tom Tucker
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Inspiring young inventors, from ages 5 to 19 Of the thousands of inventions filed each year since 1790 with the United States Patent Office, some have come from enterprising kids, and not just those who have grown up to be famous adult inventors. Here... (read more)

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The Chinese Thought of It: Amazing Inventions and Innovations (We Thought of It)
The Chinese Thought of It: Amazing Inventions and Innovations (We Thought of It)
by Ting-xing Ye
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How Chinese ingenuity changed the world. Acupuncture, gunpowder and the secrets to spinning silk are innovations that we have come to associate with China. But did you know that the Chinese also invented the umbrella? And toilet paper, initially made... (read more)

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Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself)
Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself)
by Carmella Van Vleet
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With over 25 hands-on building projects and activities, Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the life and times of one of Americas greatest thinkers. From his groundbreaking scientific discoveries... (read more)

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What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors
What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors
by Kareem Abdul-jabbar
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is one of the most famous and accomplished basketball players in U.S. history. Since retiring from the sport, he has committed himself to bringing history and social studies to young people and has written seven books, including the... (read more)

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Science and Technology: Humankind's Quest for Knowledge and Explanations (Exploring History)
Science and Technology: Humankind's Quest for Knowledge and Explanations (Exploring History)
by John Farndon
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- Follow in the steps of scientists, engineers and inventors on a journey of challenge and discovery that spans over 2000 years. - Meet the men and women whose brilliant minds, quest for knowledge, and determination have shaped the way we live. - Vivid... (read more)

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The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors
The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors
by Chris Barton
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Chris Barton writes about books for children and young adults on his blog "Bartography." He is the author of SHARK VS. TRAIN, CAN I SEE YOUR ID?, and THE DAY-GLO BROTHERS. Chris lives in Austin, Texas.... (read more)

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