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  • Item #: 069661
    ISBN: 9781599154121
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  • Item #: 057303
    ISBN: 9781433350085
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    ISBN: 9781420632347
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    ISBN: 9780531222096
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  • Item #: 037257
    ISBN: 9780374348106
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    This short biography of inventor Margaret Knight is an inspiration. She was different than other girls of her era, growing up during the industrial revolution in the northeastern U.S. Luckily, her family supported her inventions, giving her the confidence to stand up for her ideas when a patent was later stolen from her. She invented a machine that is still in use today – what does it make? Read the book to find out! The watercolor illustrations and larger format make it a great read-aloud for a group/classroom. 9.25" x11.25", 30 pgs, hc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 014719
    ISBN: 9780756629465
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  • Item #: 005179
    ISBN: 9781404870178
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  • Item #: 009995
    ISBN: 9781572814509
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    Includes 52 cards --13 books of 4 cards each. For example, a book of aces contains the ace of spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs all with an illustration of the same inventor. On each card is an illustration of an inventor with his name, where he came from, and when he lived. A list of different inventions and discoveries is on each card. There is also general information at the bottom of the card. In order to know all of the information contained in this deck on a particular inventor, you must collect all four cards of that inventor. The rules of this game are similar to those of Go Fish, but the goal is to collect books of cards, not pairs of cards. Any other card game using a standard deck can also be played. Inventors included in this game are Archimedes, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Alva Edison, Michael Faraday, Benjamin Franklin, Johannes Gutenberg, Cyrus H. McCormick, Guglielmo Marconi, Samuel F. B. Morse, George Stephenson, James Watt, Eli Whitney, and the Wright Brothers. - Hilary

  • Item #: 049573
    ISBN: 9781893103016
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    In Galileo's time, people didn't study with the purpose of learning new things. Instead, they studied what people before them had believed, like Aristotle and Ptolemy, two of the ancient Greek thinkers who had lived years before. It was not popular to have new ideas, but that didn't stop Galileo. Practically from the time he began school, Galileo was learning new things and challenging the old ideas through experiments and tests. This book shares the story of the man who had the courage and determination to ask questions and prove that he was right to a world that was not ready for his methods. Students will learn much about the world of Galileo as well as his scientific ideas through this interesting, readable book. 95 pages.

  • Item #: 005171
    ISBN: 9781893103030
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    A masterful account of this most amazing American. "A biography of Franklin written with a sweep and verve worthy of its subject and brilliantly illustrated." — The New Yorker. This superb biography of the printer, statesman, author, reformer, inventor and ambassador reveals a Benjamin Franklin who in his time lived more lives than many men together. The brilliance and inexhaustible ingenuity of mind that fascinated his contemporaries continues to charm us now in Daugherty's work of perhaps America's most distinguished citizen and most interesting human being. Here is an understanding of the Poor Richard that underlay all Franklin's life, through honors and distinctions, foreign and domestic, saying with shrewd Yankee economy: "Well done is better than well said." As with all of Daugherty's books, his illustrations of two- and three-color compliment the meaty text for the enjoyment of all. (description by Beautiful Feet)

  • Item #: 019474
    ISBN: 9781893103412
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    Perhaps this text was part of my elementary education. The timing fits – and it would explain why the events lovingly memorialized in this publication are still firmly planted in my memory. First published in 1955 and now republished by Beautiful Feet, utilizing the historical accuracy and storytelling ability of Earl Schenck Miers and the amazing illustrations of James Daugherty (full-color, inked drawings), this book takes the reader through tales of adventure, heroism, and patriotism. From Leif's Viking boat explorations of the northeastern coastline to the atom bomb's close to the second World War, you will read about everything in between – explorers, founders, soldiers, adventurers, settlers, inventors, statesmen, educators, and many more – in the fifty stories that make up this 315 pg, paperback book. A worthy addition to your home library or ideal for any literature-based history course or unit study, the author himself sums up its scope: "…everywhere signs of the greatness of God. It is indeed the one truth in which we all believe. It is indeed our richest heritage." ~ Janice

  • Item #: 000771
    ISBN: 9780140507294
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    In the pioneering days of aviation, people were risking their very lives to try to accomplish new things. Here is the story of Frenchman Louis Blériot, a pioneer who was as keen about building and flying his machines as the Wright brothers were. While he was not the first to fly, he was the first to fly across the English Channel after experimenting with many different planes. This simple story, with large colorful illustrations, tells of his first encounter with flying machines and chronicles his successes and failures in the build-up to his triumphant flight across the channel. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 067713
    ISBN: 9780890518120
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  • Item #: 008282
    ISBN: 9780316517300
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    Although people have always regarded Benjamin Franklin as one of the most famous inventors in American history, few people realize that his genius was, in fact, a mouse. Yes, that's right - a mouse named Amos, who found his way to Benjamin Franklin's home one cold night. As one of those closest to Ben, Amos found it necessary to write this (amusing) portrayal of Benjamin Franklin to counter all of the stories written by those who had never even met Ben and certainly never knew that Amos was responsible for a great many of the much esteemed inventions. This classic has been amusing young readers for more than sixty years. 114 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 000184
    ISBN: 9780812097917
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    With colorful pictures and fairly straight-forward text, this book for children explores the discovery made by Marie Curie. Telling a little of her history prior to her work with radiation, this book tells the process she used to collect the mystery substance "radium," and then it details some of the lasting impact her work has had. 48 pgs, pb. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 000185
    ISBN: 9780812097931
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    Imagine discovering a whole new world. Imagine having a question put to you that leads you to a discovery impacting the world and forever changing how people think. Pasteur had this exact thing happen. At first he wasn't sure, but as his inquisitive mind bent to the task, he kept on experimenting. This book tells the story of how Pasteur discovered microbes and the effects they have. Full page, colorful pictures bring this 48-pg book to life. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 006579
    ISBN: 9780020418504
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  • Item #: 012109
    ISBN: 9781887840316
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    This biography about Leonardo is interesting and well written. It shares the details of his life from the time of his boyhood in Vinci, Italy, to his death 67 years later. Though Leonardo produced many famous paintings, his achievements spread far beyond the world of art. He studied astronomy, botany, anatomy, and geology, and was a great inventor as well. The author brings this ideal Renaissance man to life in this easy to read biography. Several black/white sketches illustrate the book. 181 pgs. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 049656
    ISBN: 9780618243433
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    Most children are intrigued by birds because of their quick, hurried movements, and especially by their ability to fly. John James Audubon was a child that was enthralled by birds and their behaviors. Eventually, he would become known as the best painter of birds, capturing their natural, various behaviors from flying to preening. Born in France, Audubon was sent to Pennsylvania by his father to escape Napoleon's war. While there, his fascination with birds grew, and he desired to capture the beautiful birds on paper with his artistic abilities. But the young artist wondered one thing: Where did the birds go during the winter, and did the same ones return in the spring? With colorful and various illustrations, you will enjoy exploring this book as you discover Audubon's key to discovering the answer. hc. – John

  • Item #: 008976
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    10” x 16” x 5.5”. Designed by the master inventor himself, this small-scale replica throws small objects (less than 1" diameter) up to 15 feet.

  • Item #: 073568
    ISBN: 9780448488592
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  • Item #: 044801
    ISBN: 9781426213915
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    Fitting all of human history into a 384-page book is a Herculean task, but one you might expect the folks at National Geographic to tackle. To bring the task down to size, topics include events in a particular area of the world over a specific time span. Each topic is presented in 2-to-6 page sections, in more or less chronological order. In addition to the very readable text, these sections include colorful photographs, maps, and period artwork. Inset in the text are quotes from famous people, related side stories of interest, and key dates and events of the era. The last 50 pages are devoted to the "At a Glance" section, a highlights section describing in one paragraph: Major Wars; Major Religions; Periods and Movements; Human Accomplishments; Leaders; Scientists, Inventors & Philosophers; Explorers; and, Artists. To keep things in perspective, an appendix lists dynasties, time periods, rulers, presidents and prime ministers of the major empires and nations. All in all, a good overview book from a trusted publisher. ~ Bob

  • Item #: 029252
    ISBN: 9780802438188
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       This inspiring autobiography of RG LeTourneau who called himself “God’s businessman,” propels you along—as I imagine RG did in his conversations and life. God gifted him with inventive genius, an enterprising spirit and salvation, and in response RG dedicated his business, his money, and his life to God. Today thousands have been impacted for the Kingdom through the dedication, determination and decisions of LeTourneau, “just a mechanic whom the Lord has blessed.” A literature component of Notgrass Exploring Economics course. 4 1/4x7”, 296pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 015935
    ISBN: 9781930443273
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    Topics of this thirty-one week course include: the Mayflower, Paul Revere, War for Independence, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Lewis and Clark expedition, War of 1812, Star Spangled Banner, Oregon Trail, War Between the States, the Gettysburg Address, famous inventors – Edison, famous inventors – Carver, Immigration to America, Ellis Island, WWI, and WWII.

  • Item #: 002532
    ISBN: 9780890510803
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    Can you be a scientist and a man of God? Of course! Read about important scientists throughout history who found no conflict, men who made important contributions to science as Bible-believing Christians. Men like Francis Bacon, Copernicus, Michael Faraday, Samuel F. B. Morse, Louis Pasteur, and Galileo (who was excommunicated and imprisoned by the Catholic church for his scientific theory that the sun, not the earth, is the center of our solar system and, just recently, has been exonerated by the Pope, 350 years later). Brief but interesting biographical sketches provide stimulating reading to accompany any science program!

  • Item #: 029746
    ISBN: 9781465420381
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  • Item #: 029142
    ISBN: 9780836134797
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    Michael Faraday, inventor of the electric motor, transformer, and generator - who is now considered today the father of electronics - was once warned that he would probably amount to nothing! And to most people, that would have been a fair guess. After all, he left school at a young age, had only the rudiments of an education, and was hindered by a speech impediment his whole life (he couldn't say his 'r's). However, with humility, faith and persistence, he overcame his background and set his mind to developing the inventions that would propel the world into the modern age. Author Charles Ludwig traces the life of this famous, God-fearing scientist from a young boy to his death in 1867, in a highly readable, fictionalized account that is sure to hold the interest of even the non-science minded. Doesn't it make you wonder what God can do with your life? 208 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 013994
    ISBN: 9781419718397
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    We all know that George Washington Carver developed many products from peanuts, but did you know that he also played the guitar and that one of his paintings was featured in the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair? Theres that and much more to learn about this wonderful inventor. This book starts with his life and ends with his death, with a short epilogue about the honors he received posthumously. Filled with many pictures and detailed captions, this well done biography would be the perfect supplement for history or a unit study. 41 softcover pages. Laura

  • Item #: 001845
    ISBN: 9780590426602
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    George Washington Carver was born a slave, but he grew up to become a world-famous scientist. This biography tells the story of his life and how he discovered how to make soil better by growing peanuts and sweet potatoes to put nutrients back into the soil so it could produce more cotton. He then found dozens and dozens of ways to use the peanuts and sweet potatoes. Dr. Carver and his work became well-known and respected. He became a popular teacher of agriculture and was even honored by the President of the United States. 96 pgs.

  • Item #: 001174
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    This kit is a little bit different it doesn't tell you what to build or how to build it! The kit contains 80 large building sticks (15x2 cm) and 80 small building sticks (10x2 cm) (1/2 of each are thick and 1/2 are thin), nylon cord, craft glue, 50 foam connectors, 20 brad connectors, 50 building straws (3 cm each), 40 sticky tabs, black wire, needle threaders, and an inventor's guide. The inventor's guide has pages with grids to aid going through the inventing steps think it, explore it, sketch it, create it, try it, tweak it, and sell it.

    On the "Think It" page, your builder answers 3 questions What will the bridge cross over? Who will use the bridge people, cars, or both? How tall and long will it need to be? Your ideas can be endless! "Explore It" is the next step What are bridges made of, and why? How does a bridge stand up? What kind of bridges have you seen that might be useful to your design? "Sketch It" gives you space to sketch out your ideas; and finally, you get to build! Use the pieces in your kit to create what you have sketched. Does it work like you thought it would? This is your chance to "Try It." If it isn't quite like you wanted, now is the time to "Tweak It." Make some changes; make it better. The last step to your invention is to "Sell It." How would you sell a bridge? Talk to others and get ideas for your sales pitch: what would you name your bridge?

    The last four pages of the inventor's guide offer helpful tips for building and a few ideas to make it even better. A spark of imagination is all you need to create your unique structure "What will yours look like?" ~ Donna

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