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The secret of the yellow death : a true story of medical sleuthing Juvenile Book The secret of the yellow death : a true story of medical sleuthing

Jurmain, Suzanne.
J 614.541 JURMAIN

Tells the story of the doctors and researchers who worked to track down the cause of yellow fever and find a way to eliminate the disease.

104 pages



Invincible microbe : tuberculosis and the never-ending search for a cure Juvenile Book Invincible microbe : tuberculosis and the never-ending search for a cure

Murphy, Jim, 1947-
J 616.995 MURPHY

This is the compelling, suspenseful, down-to-earth story of a killer that has been stalking and doing away with people for thousands of years: Tuberculosis. The "biography" of this deadly germ, an account of the diagnosis, treatment, and "cure" of the disease over time, and the social history of an illness that could strike anywhere but was most prevalent among the poor are woven together in an engrossing narrative supported by 70-plus archival prints and photographs.

149 pages



Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream Juvenile Book Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream

Stone, Tanya Lee.
J 629.45 STONE

What does it take to be an astronaut? Excellence at flying, courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, top physical shape, any checklist would include these. But when America created NASA in 1958, there was another unspoken rule: you had to be a man. Here is the tale of thirteen women who proved that they were not only as tough as the toughest man but also brave enough to challenge the government.

133 pages



Mission control, this is Apollo : the story of the first voyages to the moon Juvenile Book Mission control, this is Apollo : the story of the first voyages to the moon

Chaikin, Andrew, 1956-
J 629.454 CHAIKIN

July 20, 1969, marked one of the climactic moments in our history, the day Apollo 11 landed on the moon. But it is only one piece of a magnificent story. Mission Control, This Is Apollo, by the acclaimed Andrew Chaikin recounts space history from the Mercury missions through Apollo 17 and beyond. Handsome, informative, and dramatic, this is no textbook, it is the tale of humankind's greatest adventure in the last frontier: space.

114 pages



What the world eats Juvenile Book What the world eats

Menzel, Peter, 1948-
J 641.3002 MENZEL

A photographic collection exploring what the world eats featuring portraits of twenty-five families from twenty-one countries surrounded by a week's worth of food.

160 pages



Face book Juvenile Book Face book

Close, Chuck, 1940-
J 759.13 CLOSE

Presents an autobiography about the author's artistic life, describing the creative processes he uses in the studio and his struggles with his disabilities. Includes a self-portrait mix-and-match section that demonstrates his techniques and images.

55 pages



Raggin', jazzin', rockin' : a history of American musical instrument makers Juvenile Book Raggin', jazzin', rockin' : a history of American musical instrument makers

VanHecke, Susan.
J 784.1909 VANHECK

Meet the inventors and innovators who defined American music history. A radio repairman imagined inventing the electric guitar. The inventor of 3-D glasses envisioned an electric organ in every home. And a German carpenter immigrated to New York City with the dream of designing the greatest piano in the world.

136 pages



Wheels of change : how women rode the bicycle to freedom (with a few flat tires along the way) Juvenile Book Wheels of change : how women rode the bicycle to freedom (with a few flat tires along the way)

Macy, Sue.
J 796.6082 MACY

Take a lively look at women's history from aboard a bicycle, which granted females the freedom of mobility and helped empower women's liberation.

96 pages



Charles Dickens and the street children of London Juvenile Book Charles Dickens and the street children of London

Warren, Andrea.
J 823.8 WARREN

Warren takes you on a journey into the workhouses, slums, factories, and schools of Victorian England, and into the world of Dickens. She shows now he used his pen to do battle on behalf of the poor, becoming one of the great reformers of his or any age.

156 pages



Into the unknown : how great explorers found their way by land, sea, and air Juvenile Book Into the unknown : how great explorers found their way by land, sea, and air

Ross, Stewart.
J 910.9 ROSS

Discover how the greatest explorers in history plunged into the unknown and boldly pieced together the picture of the world we have today. With the help of masterful cross sections, dramatic storytelling, and sidebars that highlight key concepts, places, and technology, readers explore fourteen historic journeys.

96 pages



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