Science

Books on Science
These books were written for an educational publisher. Though intended for teenagers and young readers, these books are also suitable as introductions to science topics for adults and for students of English as a Second Language.
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The Paleolithic Revolution
from the series The First Humans and Early Civilizations
Rosen Publishing 2017
ISBN : 978-1-4994-6316-3
available as a library bound book, or an e-book
Includes: Bibliography • Detailed Table of Contents • Full-Color Photographs • Further Information Section • Glossary • Index • Primary Sources • Sidebars • Timelines • Websites 
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Catalog listing:
Archaeologists have found evidence that as humans entered what we now refer to as the Upper Paleolithic Era, they started using a whole new toolset. The evidence suggests that major behavioral shifts also occurred. For example, humans started making arresting cave paintings and carving statuettes. Scholars refer to these changes as the Upper Paleolithic Revolution. Readers will learn how archaeologists use evidence to piece together what life was like during the Upper Paleolithic Era. Theories about the origins and development of language are also discussed, as are new discoveries about archaic human admixture with modern humans.


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What Is Energy?
from the series Let's Find Out! Physical Science
Rosen Publishing 2015
ISBN: 9781622754960
e-book ISBN: 9781622754939
available as a library-bound book, or an e-book, or bundled together
Includes: Full-colour Illustrations, Detailed Table of Contents, Introductory and Epilogue Material, Sidebars, Glossary, For Further Information Section, Web Sites, Index
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Catalog Listing:
In this engaging text, readers are introduced to basic concepts of energy and where it exists all around them, right down to matter and the atom. Fact boxes bolster vocabulary words, while "Compare and Contrast" and "Think About It" boxes stimulate thinking, reading, writing, and discussion. This illuminating volume supports Common Core Science Standards, evaluation of evidence, understanding scientific theories, and connecting and relating knowledge. The lively narrative with real-world examples explains terms and concepts, and full-color photographs and illustrations energize the text.
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Platinum
from the series Understanding the Elements of the Periodic Table
Rosen Publishing
ISBN: 9781404217836 (library binding)
ISBN: 9781435848238 (ebook format)
Includes: Full-color and Black-and-White Photographs, Illustrations, Glossary, Index, Annotated Illustrations, Bibliography, Fact Sheets, Further Reading, List of Organizations, Sidebars, Web Sites
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Platinum (Pt), a transition metal, was well-known in South America by metalworkers, long before Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic. Platinum was used in jewelry and ornaments, and valued because it did not tarnish like silver. The Spanish called this white metal platina, or "little silver." Readers examine the many applications of platinum in industry, including its use as a catalyst in catalytic converters and in electrical components, making crucibles and containers, and making medicines to treat cancer. Platinum's place on the periodic table is also investigated, as well as its many physical and chemical properties.
Series Review: Understanding the Elements of the Periodic Table
"Excellent resource for beginning explorations into the chemical elements and the periodic table." RECOMMENDED."
--M. Gleason, Lux Middle School, Lincoln, NE
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Lithium
from the series Understanding the Elements of the Periodic Table
Rosen Publishing
ISBN: 9781404209404 (library binding)
ISBN: 9781435842328 (ebook format)
Includes: Full-color and Black-and-White Photographs, Illustrations, Glossary, Index, Annotated Illustrations, Bibliography, Fact Sheets, Further Reading, List of Organizations, Sidebars, Web Sites
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Lithium, comes from the Greek word lithos, meaning "stone." When alloyed with other elements, such as aluminum or other metals, lithium makes alloys strong and light for use in airplanes and spacecraft. The red sparks seen in fireworks are created by adding lithium compounds to the firework materials. An explanation of lithium compounds and two experiments involving the color of lithium's flame and the use of lithium chloride as a drying agent are presented.

Series Review: Understanding the Elements of the Periodic Table
"Excellent. Slim volumes present a lot of information in a non-threatening, understandable way."
--M. Gleason, Lux Middle School, Lincoln, NE

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Cobalt
from the series Understanding the Elements of the Periodic Table
Rosen Publishing
ISBN: 9781404214101
ISBN: 978-1-4358-4611-1 (e-book format)
available as a library-bound book or an e-book
Includes: Full-color and Black-and-White Photographs, Illustrations, Glossary, Index, Annotated Illustrations, Bibliography, Fact Sheets, Further Reading, List of Organizations, Sidebars, Web Sites
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Book Review of Cobalt
"The information in this book has been well-researched and presented. Beautiful color photographs enhance the text. They are accompanied by highlighted explanations. Colored sidebars introduce additional interesting information."
--Sherry Thompson, Flower Mound High School

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Copper
from the series Understanding the Elements of the Periodic Table
ISBN: 9781404207066
ISBN:  978-1-4358-3954-0 (e-book format)
Rosen Publishing 2007
available as a library-bound book or an e-book 
Includes: Full-color and Black-and-White Photographs, Illustrations, Glossary, Index, Annotated Illustrations, Bibliography, Fact Sheets, For Further Information Section, Further Reading, List of Organizations, Sidebars, Web Sites
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Book Review of Copper
"If you have science classes that do research projects on the elements, this is a great little book that gives basic information in a very clear, concise manner. RECOMMENDED."
--Jeana Actkinson, Bridgeport High School, Assoc. of Reg. XI School Librarians, Fort Worth, TX

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