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  • Blinkby Malcolm Gladwell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 15.98

    From the author of The Tipping Point , Malcolm Gladwell's international bestseller Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking is a revolution in the understanding of the mind. An art expert sees a ten-million-dollar sculpture and instantly spots it's a fake. A marriage analyst knows within minutes whether a couple will stay together.... more...

  • Colombiaby Charles F. Gritzner

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 35.00

    The only country in South America to border the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Colombia is the continent's fourth-largest country and has the second-largest population behind Brazil. The country's terrain is also one of the most physically diverse in South America, with snowcapped volcanoes, swampy marshes, tropical savannahs, and lush... more...

  • Access to History: The Unification of Germany 1815-1919 3rd Editionby Alan Farmer

    Hodder Education 2007; Not Available

    A third edition of this title, with a new accessible design, revised content and exam advice to allow all AS and A level students to develop the knowledge, understanding and study skills needed for exam success. more...

  • Three Cups of Tea: Young Readers Editionby Greg Mortenson; David Oliver Relin

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2009; US$ 8.99

    This young readers edition of the worldwide bestseller Three Cups of Tea has been specially adapted for younger readers and updated by Greg Mortenson to bring his remarkable story of humanitarianism up to date for the present. Includes new photos and illustrations, as well as a special interview by Greg?s twelve-year-old daughter, Amira, who has... more...

  • The Smart Aleck's Guide to American Historyby Adam Selzer

    Random House Children's Books 2009; US$ 12.99

    Do you know America? No, I mean, do you REALLY know America? Would you recognize John Adams in a lineup? Can you identify any presidents between Lincoln and Roosevelt? Hmmm. I thought so. Well, you really need this book. Not only will it improve your sorry historical knowledge, it will crack you up, and give you material to throw your teachers... more...

  • Getting Away with Murderby Chris Crowe

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2003; US$ 18.99

    The kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till is famous as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. Emmett Till, a fourteen-year-old Black teenager from Chicago, was visiting family in a small town in Mississippi during the summer of 1955. Likely showing off to friends, Emmett allegedly whistled at a white woman. Three days later his brutally beaten body... more...

  • Mysterious Messages: A History of Codes and Ciphersby Gary Blackwood

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2009; US$ 16.99

    History?s amazing secrets and codes?and how to crack them yourself. This fascinating look at history?s most mysterious messages is packed with puzzles to decode and ciphers that kids can use themselves. Here are the encrypted notes of Spartan warriors, the brilliant code-crackers of Elizabeth I, secret messages of the American Revolution, spy books... more...

  • Where Is the White House?by Megan Stine; David Groff

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2015; US$ 5.99

    The history of the White House, first completed in 1799, reflects the history of America itself. It was the dream of George Washington to have an elegant "presidential mansion" in the capital city that was named after him. Yet he is the only president who never got to live there. All the rest have made their mark--for better or worse--on the house... more...

  • Where Is Mount Rushmore?by True Kelley; John Hinderliter; David Groff

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2015; US$ 5.99

    It was world-famous sculptor Gutzon Borglum's dream to carve sixty-foot-high likenesses of four presidents on a granite cliff in South Dakota. Does that sound like a wacky idea? Many at the time thought so. Borglum faced a lot of opposition and problems at every turn; the blasting and carving carried out through the years of the Great Depression when... more...

  • Where Is the Great Wall?by Patricia Brennan Demuth; Jerry Hoare; David Groff

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2015; US$ 5.99

    More than two thousand years ago, with his land under constant attack from nomads, the First Emperor of China came up with a simple solution: build a wall to keep out enemies. It was a wall that kept growing and growing. But its construction came at a huge cost: it is believed that more than a million Chinese died building it, earning the wall its... more...