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Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different

by Karen Blumenthal

"Your time is limited. . . . have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."--Steve Jobs From the start, his path was never predictable. Steve Jobs was given up for adoption at birth, dropped out of college...


Pioneering American Computer Geniuses

by Mary Northrup

It is hard to imagine a world without computers. The people found in this book are largely responsible for creating the high-tech world in which we live today. These computer geniuses include early programmers...


Marie Curie

by Kathleen Krull

Marie Curie, the woman who coined the term radioactivity, won not just one Nobel Prize but two?in physics and chemistry, both supposedly girl-phobic sciences.


The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps

by Jeanette Winter

Acclaimed picture book biographer Jeanette Winter has found her perfect subject: Jane Goodall, the great observer of chimpanzees. Follow Jane from her childhood in London watching a robin on her windowsill,...


The $25,000 Flight

by Lori Haskins Houran & Wesley Lowe

The most exciting adventures are the ones that really happened! This brand-new Totally True Adventures book follow America’s first superstar pilot, Charles Lindbergh.

 

In the 1920s, flying was brand new—and...


The Life of Bessie Coleman: First African-American Woman Pilot

by Connie Plantz

From an early age, Bessie Coleman dreamed of flying, but racial bigotry and gender bias threatened to keep her grounded. Denied entrance to flight training school in the United States, Coleman went to Europe....


The Life of Benjamin Banneker: Astronomer and Mathematician

by Laura Baskes Litwin

Benjamin Banneker, born in 1731, was a man ahead of his time. As a free African American in a time of slavery, Banneker was not welcome in white society, and he spent most of his life on his Maryland farm. There...


Who Was Marie Curie?

by Megan Stine, Nancy Harrison & Ted Hammond

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...


History Heroes: Neil Armstrong

by Damian Harvey

Neil Armstrong was involved in one of the most memorable events of the twentieth century - the moon landing! Find out more about how he got to become one of the first to set foot on the moon. Discover the stories...


Who Was Louis Braille?

by Margaret Frith, Robert Squier & Scott Anderson

Louis Braille certainly wasn't your average teenager. Blind from the age of four, he was only fifteen when in 1824 he invented a reading system that converted printed words into columns of raised dots. Through...


SCUBA Man: Jacques Cousteau and His Amazing Underwater Invention

by Carmen Bredeson

Swimming under the sea, looking at ocean life, is a very popular pastime. But there was a time when SCUBA diving did not exist. People had to wear very heavy diving suits, boots, and helmets. They could not...


The Woman Who Invented Windshield Wipers: Mary Anderson and Her Wonderful Invention

by Sara L. Latta

Most people can't imagine a car without windshield wipers. How would you possibly see during a snow storm or downpour? But there was a time when drivers had to wipe the windshield themselves to clear it of snow...


Microwave Man: Percy Spencer and His Sizzling Invention

by Sara L. Latta

Most people love microwave popcorn or a warm snack from the microwave. But before 1975, homes did not have this great device! How did Percy Spencer go from a small town mill worker to the inventor of one of...


The Coolest Inventor: Willis Haviland Carrier and His Air Conditioner

by Alison Eldridge & Stephen Eldridge

Icy cold air conditioning is very common in many people's lives. But there was a time when this popular luxury did not exist. People had to think of other ways to keep cool on hot, humid days. It was also too...


The Chocolate Chip Cookie Queen: Ruth Wakefield and Her Yummy Invention

by Carmen Bredeson

Sometimes inventing can be sweet. Author Carmen Bredeson explores the creation of everyone's favorite cookie in THE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE QUEEN. Find out about Ruth Wakefield, the Toll House Inn, and the invention...


Women of Steel and Stone: 22 Inspirational Architects, Engineers, and Landscape Designers

by Anna M. Lewis

Reporting on a range of historical and contemporary female builders and designers, this educational book strives to inspire a new generation of girls in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and...


Isaac Newton

by Kathleen Krull & Boris Kulikov

Here is a man with an imagination so large that just ?by thinking on it,? he invented calculus and figured out the scientific explanation of gravity. Kathleen Krull presents a portrait of Isaac Newton that will...


Who Was Alexander Graham Bell?

by Bonnie Bader & David Groff

Did you know that Bell's amazing invention--the telephone--stemmed from his work on teaching the deaf? Both his mother and wife were deaf. Or, did you know that in later years he refused to have a telephone...


Sigmund Freud

by Kathleen Krull & Boris Kulikov

Kathleen Krull proves Sigmund Freud deserves a place in her much-lauded series, because he essentially created a brand-new branch of medicine: psychoanalysis.


Daredevil American Heroes of Exploration and Flight

by Anne Schraff

The spirit of adventure has long driven Americans to explore the unknown and broaden the knowledge of the world. All of the men and women in this book are American heroes from the twentieth century. Some trekked...