She was a brilliant young scientist with information locked in her head that could overturn the powers that be. He was an aristocrat from a foreign land whose heart had grown cold from years of meeting women with an agenda. Their love would take time to form, but would one day burn brighter than a thousand stars. But after the flames of infatuation burned out, what would pull a rocket scientist and an oil baron together?
..three, two, one... we have liftoff! From the award-winning author of Are We Alone? comes a title to propel young imaginations far into space. This Is Rocket Science explores the past, present, and future of space travel. The compelling text—vetted by NASA scientists—is a combination of history, science, human drama, and future challenges. Readers learn how fireworks in ancient China developed into the fire arrows used by Genghis Khan; we meet Sir Isaac Newton, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, and learn how their imaginations shaped rocketry. We revisit the era of Sputnik, the satellite that launched a superpower space race, ending with moonwalks and a rendezvous in space. Finally we look forward to the future challenges of Mars and beyond. We also get a sneak peek at new technologies like space elevators, solar sails, ion propulsion, and more.
Almost everyone likes dogs, even those who prefer cats as pets. So it's not surprising that writers have devoted a great deal of verbiage indeed to describe their ongoing love affair with the canine breed. You'll find herein all kinds of tales focusing on dogs: science fiction stories, mysteries, horror tales, westerns, memoirs, humorous accounts, and first-person doggie narratives. There are well-known pieces by writers such as Jack London, James Oliver Curwood, Washington Irving, Saki, E. C. Tubb, John Gregory Betancourt, Robert Hood, and Jack Dann--and stories by authors who are relatively unknown today. Here are twenty-five marvelous tales of dogs and their interactions with humans, plus five bonus poems: "The Call of the Wild," by Jack London "My Friend Bobby," by Alan E. Nourse "Neb," by Robert Reginald "My Friend," by Anonymous [poem] "Kerfol," by Edith Wharton "The Monster," by S. M. Tenneshaw "Tinker," by E. Nesbit "Phantom Dogs," by Elliott O'Donnell "The Dogs of Hannoie," by E. C. Tubb "Warlock," by Gordon Stables [poem] "Spaniel and Newfoundland Dogs," by Edward Jesse "A Dog of Flanders," by Ouida "Guard Dog," by Robert Hood "Rip Van Winkle," by Washington Irving "Stories of Dog Sagacity," by W. H. G. Kingston "The Best Friend," by Meribah Philbrick Abbott [poem] "Grab a Knife and Save a Life," by Mark E. Burgess "Kazan," by James Oliver Curwood "Mercy's Reward," by Sir Edwin Arnold [poem] "Snap: The Story of a Bull-Terrier," by Ernest Thompson Seton "Dogs Questing," by John Gregory Betancourt "The Widow's Dog," by Mary Russell Mitford "The Beast of Space," by F. E. Hardart "Oil of Dog," by Ambrose Bierce "Spirit Dog," by Jack Dann "Little Doggerel," by Robert Reginald [poem] "A Pilgrim," by Robert W. Chambers "The Open Window," by Saki "Memoirs of a Yellow Dog," by O. Henry "The Sound of the Barkervilles," by Robert Reginald. And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see more volumes in the series, including more animal stories (like Cats), plus mysteries, adventure stories, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!
Electro: Book One – The Thunder Series By: Elise Brassell Electro is your average high school girl with average high school worries, except for her ability to control lightning and run at super speeds. Along with her super-powered friends, a shape-shifter and a water manipulator, Electro will have to come out of her shell, learn who she truly is, and find her place in the world. With danger at every turn, she will need to make difficult decisions on whom they can trust. Written in an unconventional style for a coming-of-age, superhero story, Electro has something for everyone who enjoys an adventure and a good story.
After spotting a radio signal from space, twins Anthony and Astrid team up with their astronomer grandfather to search for extraterrestrial life. On the way, they learn about space concepts, such as effective rocket design, the effects of gravity on astronauts, and properties of planets in the solar system. When they find an alien on the moon, the adventure really begins! Through this informative and entertaining adventure, readers will increase their space-science knowledge as they solve puzzles to help the story’s heroes in their exciting mission.
Orginally a TV tie-in expanded from the BBC televison series, the book covers the behind-the-scenes aspects of the fight by the 'back room' scientists and technicians of WW2, including the battles against the Luftwaffe navigational beams, the V-1 and V-2 flying bombs, the development of radar, the battle against the u-boats, countering the magnetic mine, and the breaking of the codes produced by the Enigma machines.
Students study and experience flight in this hands-on science unit. Exciting activities range from learning how wings, rockets and helicopters work, to building their own kites and gliders. In general, students participate in meaningful activities associated with the theme of each lesson, which are followed by related student notes. This format helps to stress process rather than concentrating on memorization of factual information. Optional activities and evaluation add further flexibility to the unit, making it easy to use for the teacher. This Physical Science lesson provides a teacher and student section with a variety of reading passages, activities, crossword, word search and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.
Musaicum Books presents to you this unique action & adventure collection with sea adventure novels, western classics, historical thrillers, treasure hunt tales, war stories. Table of Contents: The Coral Island Snowflakes and Sunbeams (The Young Fur Traders) Ungava Martin Rattler The Dog Crusoe and his Master The World of Ice The Gorilla Hunters The Golden Dream The Red Eric Away in the Wilderness Fighting the Whales The Wild Man of the West Fast in the Ice Gascoyne The Lifeboat Chasing the Sun Freaks on the Fells The Lighthouse Fighting The Flames Silver Lake Deep Down Shifting Winds Hunting the Lions Over the Rocky Mountains Saved by the Lifeboat Erling the Bold The Battle and the Breeze The Cannibal Islands Lost in the Forest Digging for Gold Sunk at Sea The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands The Iron Horse The Norsemen in the West The Pioneers Black Ivory Life in the Red Brigade Fort Desolation The Pirate City The Story of the Rock Rivers of Ice Under the Waves The Settler and the Savage In the Track of the Troops Jarwin and Cuffy Philosopher Jack Post Haste The Lonely Island The Red Man's Revenge My Doggie and I The Giant of the North The Madman and the Pirate The Battery and the Boiler The Thorogood Family The Young Trawler Dusty Diamonds, Cut and Polished Twice Bought The Island Queen The Rover of the Andes The Prairie Chief The Lively Poll Red Rooney The Big Otter The Fugitives Blue Lights The Middy and the Moors The Eagle Cliff The Crew of the Water Wagtail Blown to Bits The Garret and the Garden Jeff Benson Charlie to the Rescue The Coxswain's Bride The Buffalo Runners The Hot Swamp Hunted and Harried The Walrus Hunters Wrecked but not Ruined Six Months at the Cape Memoirs: Personal Reminiscences in Book Making