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2118 records found. Displaying 1921 - 1944.

Guan Yu: Blood Brothers to the End [A Chinese Legend]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

From one of China’s most famous epics comes a righteous hero and god of war. Guan Yu, an ancient Chinese warrior, fights side by side with his blood brothers Liu Bei and Zhang Fei to squash… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Hornets: Incredible Insect Architects

From the Series Insect World

Take a closer look at nature’s amazing insect architect—the hornet! Each year, a young female hornet queen selects just the right spot and designs a nest of six-sided cells. Every cell is… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 595.79'8

Insect World — Paperback Set

From the Series Insect World

Set

Award-winning science writer Sandra Markle turns the spotlight on eight fascinating insects, each representative of an order within the class Insecta as well as a key behavior or trait… Read More →

  • Paperback
  • List Price: $32.97
  • Your Price: $31.32
  • 3 titles

Insect World — eBook Set

From the Series Insect World

Set

Award-winning science writer Sandra Markle turns the spotlight on eight fascinating insects, each representative of an order within the class Insecta as well as a key behavior or trait… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $341.20
  • Your Price: $255.90
  • 8 titles

Johannes Gutenberg and the Printing Press

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

Can one invention really change the world? Before the mid-fifteenth century, books were printed by hand, making them rare and expensive. Reading and learning remained a privilege of the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 686.2092

Locusts: Insects on the Move

From the Series Insect World

Pay attention to these insects on the move—locusts! Usually, locusts live alone. When there is lots of food, the locust population grows. But when the weather turns dry and grasses die, the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 595.7'26

Luna Moths: Masters of Change

From the Series Insect World

See for yourself one of the most amazing masters of change in the insect kingdom—the luna moth! Hatching from a tiny egg, the luna moth begins its life as a caterpillar just 0.11 inch (3… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 595.78

Mosquitoes: Tiny Insect Troublemakers

From the Series Insect World

Look out for these public enemies—mosquitoes—as they are after blood! Mosquito females need a meal of blood before they can lay their eggs. They target humans and animals and zoom in for a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 595.77'2

Palenque

From the Series Unearthing Ancient Worlds

Mysterious ancient ruins, hidden deep in the jungle of southern Mexico… In May 1840, explorers John Stephens and Frederick Catherwood road their mules along a steep, muddy jungle path. They… Read More →

  • Dewey: 972'.75

Perseus: The Hunt for Medusa's Head [A Greek Myth]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

Could a monster whose very look turns men to stone be a challenge too perilous even for the son of Zeus? King Polydectes has designs on Perseus' mother, Danaë. But first the king must get rid… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Pompeii

From the Series Unearthing Ancient Worlds

An ancient city unearthed… In the 1730s, Charles of Bourbon, king of the area around present-day Naples, Italy, learned that local peasants were finding marble and other ancient objects when… Read More →

  • Dewey: 937'.7

Praying Mantises: Hungry Insect Heroes

From the Series Insect World

Look quickly and you might just see one of nature’s insect heroes on the hunt—praying mantises! With their incredible hunting skills, mantises help rid farms and gardens of insect pests that… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 595.7'27

Space Disasters

From the Series Disasters Up Close

Imagine watching a space shuttle on the launchpad, ready to blast off into orbit. Astronauts have embarked on some of the most amazing adventures and made incredible discoveries. Yet sadly… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 363.12'42

Stick Insects: Masters of Defense

From the Series Insect World

Watch out for these masters of defense—stick insects! Their secret weapon is being able to hide in plain sight. To protect themselves from predators, they have developed long, narrow bodies… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 595.7'29

Sunjata: Warrior King of Mali [A West African Legend]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

A young hero who overcame the unthinkable rises to unite his people. Weak and silent, young Sunjata is unable to walk, unable even to pull a bow. But a prophesy foretold that his mother would… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Termites: Hardworking Insect Families

From the Series Insect World

Watch one of nature’s hardest-working insect families in action—termites! Hundreds of thousands of termites can live together in one nest. The termite queen spends her life laying eggs. The… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 595.7'36

The Conquests of Genghis Khan

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

Can one man really change the world? If that man is Genghis Khan, the answer is yes. Born around 1161, Temujin, as he was named, grew up in humble surroundings. As a teenager, he fled from… Read More →

  • Dewey: 950'.21

The Fall of Constantinople

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

How did the loss of one city change the history of Europe? In the Middle Ages, Constantinople’s perfect geographic location—positioned along a land trade route between Europe and Asia as well… Read More →

  • Dewey: 949.5'04

The Hero Twins: Against the Lords of Death [A Mayan Myth]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

Can two young boys outsmart and outwit the lords of death? The Hero Twins, Hunahpu and Xbalanque, were blessed by the Mayan gods with special powers. But their incredible skill at playing… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: 398.2089'9742

The Iranian Revolution

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

In the Middle Eastern nation of Iran, discontent simmered for decades. The Iranian people despised their leader, Reza Shah, who catered to foreign businesses while ruling Iran as a dictator… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • ATOS: 8.0
  • Dewey: 955.05'42

The Tomb of King Tutankhamen

From the Series Unearthing Ancient Worlds

A royal treasure buried for 3,000 years … On November 4, 1922, a British archaeologist named Howard Carter unearthed a buried staircase in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. At the bottom of the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 932'.014

Tristan & Isolde: The Warrior and the Princess [A British Legend]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

From an ancient legend comes a love story for all time. Strong and brave, Tristan is the nephew of King Mark of Cornwall and one of his finest English knights. Mark sends Tristan to Ireland… Read More →

  • Lexile: 460
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Tuberculosis, 2nd Edition

From the Series Twenty-First Century Medical Library

One of the deadliest diseases healthcare workers fight today, tuberculosis (often called TB) infects the lungs of one-third of the world’s population and kills about 2 million people a year… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.9'95

Weight and Health

From the Series Twenty-First Century Medical Library

By some estimates, 25 percent of young people in the United States are either overweight or obese, a figure that has doubled in the last 30 years. In that time, the physical activities in our… Read More →

  • Dewey: 618.92'398