An account of the 1965 Delano grape strike, led by activist César Chàvez, describes the causes of the strike, its impact on United States agriculture, and the formation of the United Farm Workers of America.
Explores how gravity-defying flight, coiled and tubelike tongues, bite-proof armor and other surprising adaptations in animal bodies and behavior provide a competitive edge. This presentation of animal facts is loosely organized into three sections: defense, foraging and anatomy. There's a short introduction for each section followed by a series of boxed explanations interspersed among a gallery of close-up photographs, mostly from the National Wildlife Federation archives.
Is each snowflake unique? What comes first: thunder or lightning? What causes the seasons? Whatever the weather question a child has--from sunshine to storms or snow--the fascinating answers are right here!
Why do I have a belly button? What happens to the food I eat? Why am I different from everyone else on Earth? All children want to understand how their body works, and this illustrated book explains it all, from what DNA is to how their heart pumps blood.
A dog's nose is 300 times more powerful than a human nose, so it's no wonder that dogs use their incredibly advanced sense of smell to do some very important jobs. Specific dogs have put their super sniffing ability to use: from bedbug sniffers to explosive detectors to life-saving allergy detectors and more. Includes first-hand accounts from the people who work closely with these amazing dogs.
Looks at exceptional traits of the human body and how they change the way that some people live in and experience the world. It is the story of exceptions to the so-called rules of the human brain and body.
Traces the history of magic from its origins in Ancient Egypt through the performances of today, sharing step-by-step instructions for how to learn twenty tricks in such areas as transformation, levitation, and prediction.
An official guide to Minecraft construction shares essential tips and tricks for building creative structures and innovations ranging from theme parks and waterslides to pirate coves and animal cannons.
A revised Team Spirit Basketball edition featuring the Brooklyn Nets that chronicles the history and accomplishments of the team. Includes access to the Team Spirit website which provides additional information and photos.
A collection of songs celebrating the accomplishments of thirteen heroes from United States history, including Nellie Bly, Chief Joseph, and Ben Franklin. The opening song celebrates the potential hero in each of us.
A revised Team Spirit Basketball edition featuring the New York Knicks that chronicles the history and accomplishments of the team. Highlights prominent players, seasons, and greatest moments through quotes and stories.
An illustrated depiction of Robbie Robertson's early years traces his first guitar lessons at the age of nine through his rise to becoming a central member of The Band and one of "Rolling Stone" magazine's top one hundred guitarists.
Traces the life and work of the nineteenth-century celebrity photographer, detailing her privileged childhood, her presence in the bohemian salons of England, and her staging of sophisticated tableaux based on literature and myth.
Born in Warsaw, Poland on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the two soon married, forming one of the most famous scientific partnerships in history. Together they discovered two elements and won a Nobel Prize in 1903. (Marie later won another Nobel for chemistry in 1911.) She died in Savoy, France, on July 4, 1934, a victim of many years of exposure to toxic radiation.