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The six

the untold story of America's first women astronauts
Tells the true story of America's first women astronauts--six extraordinary women, each making history going to orbit aboard NASA's Space Shuttle.

Biology's beginnings

"When did we start learning the scientific secrets of life? Step back to the Islamic Golden Age, when scholars ask questions about life science and medicine that will establish those fields. Chart a path through the Renaissance, as Leonardo da Vinci dissects cadavers by candlelight to learn human anatomy firsthand. In this first of four volumes spanning hundreds of years of scientific innovation and discovery, follow the evolution of life science up to the late 1800s, when a baffled Dutch biologist finds a tiny infectious particle destroying tobacco crops and gives this particle a new name: virus. With Biology's Beginnings: Discovering Life's Story, best-selling author Joy Hakim begins a quartet of volumes mapping the path of human discovery as we unlock the biological secrets of our own existence. Richly illustrated with archival source materials and fine art, this STEM treasure trove features a wealth of back matter certain to kindle the appetite of science lovers"--From the publisher's web site.


medicine's battles with history's deadliest diseases
"This book delves into several illnesses that have infected humans and affected civilizations. Each chapter explores the history of a specific disease, detailing the symptoms, cures, and medical breakthroughs that it spawned"--Provided by publisher.

Timelines of science

"… takes [the reader] on an astonishing journey back through the ages, showing how dedication, disasters, and eureka moments have brought us antibiotics, electricity, space exploration, and so much more"--Back cover.

Chinese menu

the history, myths, and legends behind your favorite foods
Explores the real history, myths, and legends behind popular American Chinese dishes. Includes color illustrations, a map, and a recipe.


a history of yummy experiments
Explores the history of some of our favorite foods, including cheese, soda, pickles and pizza.

Small shoes, great strides

how three brave girls opened doors to school equality
"[The] true story about three Black girls who courageously integrated a New Orleans school on November 14, 1960"--Provided by publisher.

Good books for bad children

the genius of Ursula Nordstrom
A picture book biography of children's book editor, Ursula Nordstrom"--Provided by publisher.

Rebel Girls rock

25 tales of women in music
"This collection features 25 stories of . . . women in music--women who have moved hearts and minds with their lyrics, uplifted other musicians, and gotten people to jump, dance, and sing along with their music"--OCLC.

Facing the mountain

a true story of Japanese American heroes in World War II
This remarkable true story, resistance history and courtroom drama follows three courageous Japanese American soldiers as they fought for the US during WWII as part of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team only to face discrimination at home.


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