Common Core Informational Texts 6-8
Call Number: 726 MAC
Publication Date: 1973-09-19
Text and detailed drawings follow the planning and construction of a magnificent Gothic cathedral in the imaginary French town of Chutreaux during the thirteenth century.
Available from KMS.
Available from KMS.
The Building of Manhattan
Call Number: 690 M
Publication Date: 2010-04-21
Describes the construction of the early houses and the later development of structural steel buildings including today's latest developments in poured concrete.
The Number Devil
Call Number: F E
Publication Date: 1998-10-01
Annoyed with his math teacher who assigns word problems and won't let him use a calculator, twelve-year-old Robert finds help from the number devil in his dreams.
Call Number: 793.7 P
Publication Date: 1999-10-14
Explores various mathematical concepts--such as knots, fractals, secret codes, and chaos theory--and relates them to everyday life.
Call Number: 338.7 K
Publication Date: 2000-02-15
Tells the true story of Jesse and Eric, nineteen-year-old roommates in the small town of Caldwell, Idaho who changed their lives and built a new future for themselves with the power of the Internet.
Astronomy and Space
Publication Date: 1997-01-01
This book is now Out of Print. The exemplar article is called, "Space Probe."
Common Core Online Informational Texts 6-8
Common Core Informational Texts 9-10
Call Number: 513 E
Publication Date: 1956
"An unabridged and unaltered republication of the second edition [published in 1926]" in 3 volumes. An abridged version is also available as part of the Great Books series, call number at 028 G, Vol. 11.
Roundabout - The Physics of Rotation in the Everyday World
Call Number: 531 W
Publication Date: 1985-08-01
Walker, Jearl. "Amusement Park Physics."
The Hot Zone
Call Number: 614.5 P
Publication Date: 1994-09-20
Tells the dramatic story of U.S. Army scientists and soldiers who worked to stop the outbreak of a deadly and extremely contagious virus in 1989.
Life by the Numbers
Call Number: 510 D
Publication Date: 1998-03-24
Examines the role of mathematics in everyday life, looking at its function in the areas of art, music, sports, entertainment, gambling, computers, animals and nature, astronomy, deep sea exploration, love and marriage, and different kinds of professions.
The Race to Save the Lord God Bird
Call Number: 598.7 H
Publication Date: 2004-08-11
Tells the story of the ivory-billed woodpecker's extinction in the United States, describing the encounters between this species and humans, and discussing what these encounters have taught us about preserving endangered creatures.
The Story of Science
Call Number: 509 H
Publication Date: 2005-11-01
Examines four hundred years of math and physics including Newton's laws of gravity, motion, and light; and other theories and inventions by Leonardo da Vinci, Copernicus,and others.
Call Number: 526.1 N
Publication Date: 2008-11-25
Examines the techniques used by Eratosthenes, an ancient Greek, who came up with a calculation to measure the circumference of the Earth during an era when measuring distance was uncommon.
Common Core Online Informational Texts 9-10
Common Core Informational Texts 11
Call Number: 510 P
Publication Date: 1990-01-16
An analysis of the follies that arise from a lack of understanding of science and mathematics.
The Tipping Point
Call Number: 302 G
Publication Date: 2002-01-07
Explains why major changes in society often happen suddenly and unexpectedly and describes the personality types who are natural originators of new ideas and trends.
Call Number: 025.04 D
Publication Date: 2006-08-10
A guide to using the Google search engine that explains how to perform a wide variety of tasks using Google and offers tips and tools to help people search for answers faster.