Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Summer Reading - Non-Fiction Reading Recommendations

Looking for a great non-fiction book to read?  Try one of these:

Skyscrapers: Investigate Feats of Engineering by Donna Latham

Explore, from antiquity to modernity, the innovation and physical science behind the towering structures and buildings in cities around the world. With a blend of trivia and fun facts that illustrate engineering ingenuity and achievements from the ancient pyramids to the Empire State Building, discover how engineers and laborers experienced triumphs and tragedies in their pursuit to build tall.

Lives of the Scientists by Kathleen Krull

Scientists have a reputation for being focused on their work--and maybe even dull. But take another look. Did you know that it's believed Galileo was scolded by the Roman Inquisition for sassing his mom? That Isaac Newton loved to examine soap bubbles? That Albert Einstein loved to collect joke books, and that geneticist Barbara McClintock wore a Groucho Marx disguise in public? With juicy tidbits about everything from favorite foods to first loves, these scientists are revealed as creative, bold, sometimes eccentric--and anything but dull. 

How the Meteorite Got to the Museum by Jessie Hartland

The steps that brought a meteor from outer space, across the eastern US, to the roof of a car in Peekskill, New York, and thereafter to be verified, tested, and exhibited at the American Museum of Natural History.

The Big Idea Science Book

A comprehensive guide to understanding various science-related topicsthat provide hands-on, interactive learning.

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