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  1. Building the Bomb

    Building the Bomb

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    The story of the Manhattan Project-- the effort to build an atomic bomb-- is fascinating. It involved an international community of scientists making discoveries in the new field of physics. But the invention of the atomic bomb also resulted in a frightening destructive power that instantly killed tens of thousands of people. Today,the existence of nuclear weapons is an issue that concerns and challenges governments and citizens around the world. Learn More
  2. VISIONS OF FUTURE

    VISIONS OF FUTURE

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    Join with futurists and travel back in time to the World’s Fair of 1939-40. An introduction to the “Father of Modern Rocketry,” Robert Goddard; John Watkin’s predictions from 1900; and Frederick Law Olmsted’s vision to preserve open space are featured articles. Create a time capsule and solve a future word find.cob8401t Learn More
  3. SOIL

    SOIL

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    Soil is the result of an intricate process that, together with basic elements like water, minerals and sunlight, plays a strategic part in the history of human survival. From the Dust Bowl disaster to soil conservation efforts first begun in earnest by Hugh Hammond Bennet, soil cultivation and preservation is crucial for us all. Get the dirt on what soil is, how technology assists conservationists and meteorologists, crop rotation and hydroponics. Activities include instructions on creating your own soil, a word quiz and a cartoon by J.N. "Ding" Darling.cob8312t Learn More
  4. LIBRARIES

    LIBRARIES

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    Libraries have come a long way from the days of clay tablets, scrolls and sheepskin. Open up the book on these institutions made for preserving and sharing information and ideas with this erudite edition. From Benjamin Franklin to bookmobiles, and Melvil Dewey’s master plan for classification to Andrew Carnegie, this magnificent collection of information and facts needs no card to check out. cob8311t Learn More
  5. JAZZ

    JAZZ

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    Get the beat on the rise of jazz and how it was given shape by slaves and immigrants in this enthusiastic volume that looks at this rich and vital American phenomenon. With origins in blues and ragtime, jazz gave musicians freedom to vary beats and rhythms. Readers are introduced to Scott Joplin, Eubie Blake, Bessie Smith, Alberta Hunter and "Wild" Bill Davison. Visit New Orleans, the cradle of jazz, make your own instrument and learn a little word lore. cob8310t Learn More
  6. FOLKLORE

    FOLKLORE

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    One of the wonderful ways the history of the ordinary folks who were our ancestors has been preserved is through folklore -- songs, dances, arts and crafts passed along from generation to generation. The Life and Lore of George Washington, The Rhymes and Times of Pecos Bill, Forecasting Folklore, and Supernatural Animals Stalk American Folklore enrich this issue with fun and knowledge. Read two retold tales, How Rattlesnake Got His Fangs, and How Raven Made the Word, carve an Eskimo soap sculpture, and sew up a quilt with easy-to-follow instructions. cob8307t Learn More
  7. HELEN KELLER

    HELEN KELLER

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    Read the inspirational story of a severely challenged but brilliant woman, her persistent teacher, Annie Sullivan, and Keller's dedication to changing society's attitudes toward the disabled. Learn about a few of the disabilities people have and how they work to overcome them. This issue also includes a deck of sign language cards to cut out, the story of Braille, the tale of a dog named Buddy, and a profile of Thomas Hopkins Gaulladet.cob8305t Learn More
  8. MEDICINE

    MEDICINE

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    Look back to a time when our forebears treated maladies and ailments with superstitious practices and ahead to a time when scientific thought began to bring about changes in attitudes towards illness and medicine. From medicine men and frontier physicians to preventative medicine and its early proponent Dr. Sara Josephine Baker, the history of health care is fascinating. Features also cover the "galloping disease," the man with a window in his stomach, the discovery of anesthesia, and Cotton Mather's war on smallpox.cob8303t Learn More
  9. BLACK HISTORY MONTH

    BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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    The important information presented here about the struggle of African Americans to gain civil rights includes a brief but encompassing history of the slavery years, an article about the first black Congressmen, the battle for the ballot, and profiles of five leaders who crusaded for liberty and equality.cob8302t Learn More
  10. CHEROKEE

    CHEROKEE

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    Meet some of the oldest inhabitants of the United States and discover how they lived, what they believed, and where are they now. Enjoy a profile of Will Rogers, a section on Cherokee crafts and an in-depth interview with Ross Swimmer, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. This issue also includes a feature about the Cherokee Trail of Tears and a retold myth, How The Rabbit Stole The Otter's Coat. cob8402t Learn More

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