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Discoveries and Inventions in Literature for Youth : A Guide and Resource Book - Joy L. Lowe

Discoveries and Inventions in Literature for Youth

A Guide and Resource Book

Hardcover Published: 3rd March 2004
ISBN: 9780810849150
Number Of Pages: 350

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This is a great resource for librarians and teachers, offering a rich and varied collection of books and other resources on discoveries and inventions for students in grades K-12. The books selected profile a wide range of inventors and discoverers, from historical to modern day, including scientists of Ancient Greece to Leonardo da Vinci, to Josephine Baker, to Esther Dyson. The fields of energy, the environment, industry, information technology, medicine, science, space, transportation, and weapons and warfare are explained through these books, making this a source for teaching topics of current events Includes: Biographies, Picture books, Fiction and nonfiction books, Reference books, Professional and electronic resources. A directory of museums, organizations, and institutions; a collection of booktalks, classroom activities, and invention contests; and a suggested list of books for building a core library curriculum round out this essential curriculum tool.

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The annotated bibliography covers K - 12 and includes hundreds of titles. Such a bibliography may not be indexed well in the OPAC, so this bibliography becomes of value when we are searching for resources to promote the idea of creativity that is encouraged in every state curriculum with which we are familiar. Bottom line: Highly recommended. * Teacher Librarian *
This useful resource gathers books that should appeal to those reluctant readers that young adult librarians struggle to reach, and it will pique the interest of anyone with an ounce of curiosity. * VOYA *

Introductionp. 1
Biographies and autobiographiesp. 5
Collective biographiesp. 57
Picture booksp. 67
Fictionp. 81
Everyday lifep. 91
Industry, energy, and the environmentp. 95
Information technologyp. 113
Media nd communicationsp. 119
Medicine and healthp. 125
Sciencep. 133
Spacep. 141
Transportationp. 149
Weapons and warfarep. 159
Invention collectionsp. 167
How things workp. 181
The futurep. 187
Referencep. 195
Invention to marketp. 211
Professional resources for educatorsp. 217
Electronic resourcesp. 235
Directory of museums and organizationsp. 253
Booktalks, classroom, activities, and invention contestsp. 273
Building a core library collectionp. 289
Author indexp. 299
Title indexp. 309
Subject indexp. 329
About the authorsp. 341
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ISBN: 9780810849150
ISBN-10: 0810849151
Series: Literature for Youth Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 3rd March 2004
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 15.8  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Type: Annotated

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