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This much we know: On June 28, 1914, a young man stood on a street corner in Sarajevo, aimed a pistol into a stalled car carrying the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, and pulled the trigger. Within a few minutes, the archduke was dead, and Europe would not know peace again for five years. More than 16 million people would die in the fighting that came to be known as World War I.
Discover the harrowing details behind the most fascinating survival stories. Mesmerizing narrative text describes how ordinary people acted in extraordinary ways to overcome life-and-death situations. Each book features survival gear and pop culture sidebars.
This novel for teens moves between the Nanjing Massacre of 1937 and present day.
Speech, privacy, religion, policing, and voting are in the news for many reasons-one being the concern that civil liberties in these areas are under threat. The series, Threats to Civil Liberties, examines what the various threats are, how they have come about, what actions are being taken, and why some of these responses are controversial. Readers will be exposed to a variety of voices-from the public sphere, the courts, the government, the media, advocacy groups, and others. Pro/con side bars
Throughout his life, Benjamin Banneker was known and admired for his work in science, mathematics, and astronomy, just to name a few pursuits. But even when he was born in Maryland in 1731, he was already an extraordinary person for that time period. He was born free at a time in America when most African Americans were slaves. Though he only briefly attended school and was largely self-taught, at a young age Benjamin displayed a keen aptitude for mathematics and science. Inspired by a pocket wa
Thirteen-year-old Tig Ripley has plenty of good reasons for starting an all-girl rock band. Fronting a band is sure to propel her out of the background and into the spotlight at her middle school. So after a few weeks' worth of drumming lessons under her belt, she starts assembling her band. With her cousin Kyra agreeing to play bass, soon Tig has her piano-playing friend Olivia down for the keyboard. And then she convinces tough girl Robbie Chan to sign on as lead guitarist.
Danny Dawson lives on a cattle station in the Australian outback. The whole station is preparing for the annual cattle muster, and normally Danny would be bursting with excitement. But everything is different now. Because Danny's beloved older brother died in an accident last year, and nobody will talk about it. Because his teenage sister is pregnant and won't tell anyone who the father is. Because his mother can't cope with any of it and has hired a house girlùa wide-eyed English backpacker nam
Fly over the cities of days past, and see how ancient people lived. Filled with information about everyday life and guidebook details about important sights to see, this series offers readers a new perspective on life in the ancient world. Includes information on local foods, customs, useful phrases, and clothes to wear. These travel guides will have readers living history.
A perfect introduction to history for young and old,Timeline travels the story of our world, through a lens that captures myths and legends, dinosaurs, the great civilizations, kings and knights, discoveries and inventions. This title shows the human race building settlements, fighting wars, exploring the oceans, living in castles, yurts and skyscrapers. It takes our planet from the Big Bang to the threats of climate change. And it does not neglect the imaginationùhere too are dragons, icons a
Many factors mold and shape the Canadian identity. From our diverse backgrounds to our cultural beliefs, it's important that every Canadian feels accepted. To Be Canadian explores the essence of what it means to be a Canadian, and how everyone can make the country a better place to live.