DK Eyewitness Books First Ladies

DK Eyewitness Books  First Ladies Author Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
ISBN-10 1465458514
Year 2017-01-03
Pages 72
Language en
Publisher DK Children
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Discover the fascinating spouses of the nation's presidents--from early patriots to infuential leaders.

First Ladies

First Ladies Author Dk Editors
ISBN-10 0606398945
Year 2017-01-03
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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For use in schools and libraries only. From Martha Washington to America's newest first lady, meet the 46 exceptional women who made their mark on the White House in DK Eyewitness Books: First Ladies. See how the role of the First Lady has evolved from being a gracious hostess to encompassing humanitarian work and even policy making. Filled with amazing facts, full-color photographs of personal mementos, family pictures, and campaign memorabilia, DK Eyewitness Books: First Ladies is a visual tour through US history.

What s the Big Deal About First Ladies

What s the Big Deal About First Ladies Author Ruby Shamir
ISBN-10 9780399547294
Year 2017-01-03
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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First Ladies are more than just wives of U.S. presidents! This fun, kid-friendly book of trivia and history shows that First Ladies help influence America in ways both large and small. Did you know that Mary Todd Lincoln hated slavery and helped to end it in America? Or that Edith Wilson helped decode secret messages during World War I? How about that Sarah Polk didn’t let anyone dance in the White House while she was first lady? It’s true! In addition to being hostesses, advocates, ambassadors, activists, patriots, and role-models, each first lady put her own stamp on the White House—and on our country. In this fun-filled, fact-filled book, you can find out just what made each first lady unique and why they were so important. As it turns out, first ladies are a pretty big deal after all! This book is perfect for fans of So You Want to be President? and Rad American Women from A-Z:Rebels, Trailbalzers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History...And Our Future, and is a great entry point to discussing elections, inaugurations, and all aspects of the White House with children. Praise for What's the Big Deal About First Ladies: ★ "A breezy way to, as Abigail Adams urged, 'remember the ladies.'" --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "This title does an excellent job of highlighting the important roles that these women played throughout history....A delightful introduction to America’s first ladies for elementary U.S. history collections." --School Library Journal "Packed with interesting facts and illustrated with style, this upbeat overview of America’s First Ladies will entertain kids intrigued by history." --Booklist

DK Eyewitness Books Archeology

DK Eyewitness Books  Archeology Author Jane McIntosh
ISBN-10 9780756669843
Year 2000-05-31
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Without the help of archeologists throughout time, very little would be known about some of the world’s greatest civilizations. Archeology, with its carefully developed preservation techniques, is responsible for uncovering artifacts like the Greek sculptures and Native American weaponry we see in museums everyday. Be an “eyewitness” to the fascinating world of archeology. See a loaf of bread preserved for 2,000 years, the first humanskeleton ever discovered, a corroded cannon from a shipwreck, and a reconstructed helmet made of gold, silver and bronze. Learn about carbon dating, how to tell the difference between a fake and the real thing, why tombs were plundered, and the secrets behind standing stones. Discover where the world''s first iron bridge was built, how a dig is organized, a "ghost ship''s" impression in the sand, how rescue evacuations are carried out, and much, much more! Discover the world of archeology how to piece together civilizations of the past and why it matters today

DK Eyewitness Books Submarine

DK Eyewitness Books  Submarine Author Neil Mallard
ISBN-10 9780756667979
Year 2003-12-01
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Discover the fascinating history of submarines and submersibles, from the first workable designs of the 16th century to Cold War vesselsarmed with nuclear missiles. Find out how these stealthy watercraft work and what it’s like to live below the waves in this unique and exciting guide that was created in association with the U.S. Navy Submarine Force Museum. Colorfulphotographs illustrate the technology used to build and navigate submarines andthe many ways they are used today. Take a look at the inside of a nuclear submarine, learn what a submariner’s daily life is like, discover what we may find in the vast, unexplored regions of the ocean, and much, much more! Discover the secret underwater world of submarines and submersibles

Civil War

Civil War Author John E. Stanchak
ISBN-10 078946988X
Year 2000-10-01
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
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Examines many aspects of the Civil War, including the issue of slavery, secession, the raising of armies, individual battles, the commanders, Northern life, Confederate culture, the surrender of the South, and the aftermath.

Mummy

Mummy Author James Putnam
ISBN-10 078945856X
Year 2000
Pages 63
Language en
Publisher Dk Pub
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Documents the history and significance of mummies, both natural and man-made, and describes the principles and ceremonies associated with them.

Islam

Islam Author Philip Wilkinson
ISBN-10 PSU:000054347977
Year 2002-09-24
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Dk Pub
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Artifacts, artwork, sacred objects, and modern-day photographs combine to help readers explore the traditions, culture, and history of one of the world's greatest and complex religions.

Shakespeare

Shakespeare Author Peter Chrisp
ISBN-10 IND:30000081652632
Year 2002
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Dk Pub
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An addition to a popular nonfiction series presents the life and work of the English playwright William Shakespeare and provides information about the theater of sixteenth-century London.

World War II

World War II Author Simon Adams
ISBN-10 0756607434
Year 2004-08-02
Pages 72
Language en
Publisher DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
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Provides a concise history of World War II including information about the Holocaust, the code-breaking Enigma, and the deadly V2 rocket.

Money

Money Author Joe Cribb
ISBN-10 0789465671
Year 2000-04-01
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Dk Pub
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Examines, in text and photographs, the symbolic and material meaning of money, from shekels, shells, and beads to gold, silver, checks, and credit cards. Also discusses how coins and banknotes are made, the value of money during wartime, and how to collect coins.

Castle

Castle Author DK
ISBN-10 9781405335850
Year 2008-04-01
Pages 72
Language en
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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Help your child learn about castles with this fact-packed guide. From why round towers are better than square ones to how a castle was defended from attack, let your child visit the exciting world of a medieval fortress: and find out what life was really like behind the battlements. They'll discover more browsing the dedicated Eyewitness website and downloading 100s of amazing images from the clip-art CD. Then use the giant pull-out wallchart to decorate their room. Great for projects or just for fun, make sure your child learns everything they need to know about castles.

Presidents

Presidents Author James Barber
ISBN-10 078945243X
Year 2000
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Dk Pub
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Offers information about America's most influential political office and details on the men who have filled it.