In Stronger Than Steel, readers enter Randy Lewis' lab where they come face to face with golden orb weaver spiders, transgenic alfalfa, silkworm silk, and goats whose milk contains the proteins to spin spider silk and to weave a nearly indestructible fiber.
Learn how this amazing material might someday be used to repair or replace human ligaments and bones, improve body armor, strengthen parachute rope, and even tether an airplane to an aircraft carrier. Readers explore rapid advancements in the application of genetic medicine and their potential to save and improve lives while considering the crucial ethical concerns of genetic research.Discuss this item on our forum.
Once upon a time, Mirror Mirror, a brilliant book of fairy-tale-themed reversos (a poetic form in which the poem is presented forward and then backward) became a smashing success. Now a second book is here with more witty double takes on well-loved fairy tales such as Thumbelina and The Little Mermaid.
Read these clever poems from top to bottom and they mean one thing. Then reverse the lines and read from bottom to top and they mean something else. It's almost like magic.Discuss this item on our forum.
Lena Blackburne loved baseball. He watched it, he played it, he coached it.
But he didn't love the ways players
broke in new baseballs. Tired of soggy, blackened, stinky baseballs, he found a better way.
Thanks to a well-timed fishing trip and a top-secret mud recipe, Lena Blackburne Baseball Rubbing Mud was born. For seventy five years, baseball teams have used Lena's magic mud to prepare baseballs before every game. Read the story of how Lena's mud went from a riverbank to the major leagues and all the way to the Hall of Fame.Discuss this item on our forum.
Before Washington crossed the Delaware, Henry Knox crossed Massachusetts in winter, with 59 cannons in tow.
In 1775, in the dead of winter, a bookseller named Henry Knox dragged 59 cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston over 225 miles of lakes, forest, mountains, and few roads. It was a feat of remarkable ingenuity and determination and one of the most remarkable stories of the revolutionary war.
In Henry and the Cannons, the perils and adventure of his journey come to life through Don Brown's vivid and evocative artwork.Discuss this item on our forum.
You're in the middle of one of the most unpredictable natural disasters, an earthquake. No place is safe as the ground shudders, shakes, and splits. How will you survive as the world crashes around you?
Will you experience an earthquake far from civilization in rural Alaska? Be trapped in a large U.S. city during an earthquake? Fight to survive during an earthquake in Japan and the tsunami that follows it?Discuss this item on our forum.
Alien Deep follows a recent, specific deepwater exploration that illuminates new knowledge about our oceans. Following alongside a current expedition, it enables us to observe the processes involved in marine exploration.
As scientists delve into the mysterious depths of the ocean, you will be able to witness the excitement of scientific exploration and discovery through enriching text and stunning photography. See the new methods and technology that oceanographers use to conduct research.Discuss this item on our forum.
Henri Rousseau wanted to be an artist, but he had no formal training. Instead, he taught himself to paint. He painted until the jungles and animals and distant lands in his head came alive on the space of his canvases.
Henri Rousseau endured the harsh critics of his day and created the brilliant paintings that now hang in museums around the world. Michelle Markel's vivid text, complemented by the vibrant illustrations of Amanda Hall, artfully introduces young readers to the beloved painter and encourages all readers to persevere despite all odds.Discuss this item on our forum.
The game of basketball has come a long way from James Naismith's soccer ball and peach baskets. From high-tech shoes to an in-game player tracking system, technology has become a regular on the basketball court. Slam dunk your way to the latest advancements in The Technology of Basketball.Discuss this item on our forum.