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Into the Blue, American Writers on Aviation and Spaceflight
The dizzying story of America’s journey into the skies, told through the eyes of luminaries, writers and air flight pioneers. Corn draws together such gems of aviation history as a dispatch from Ernest Hemingway on a 1922 flight over France and Benjamin Franklin's impressions of the first hot air balloons.
St. Charles (Then and Now)
Settled in 1769, St. Charles is an example of historic preservation -- though by the 1960s many of the buildings had deteriorated. Prompted by the restorations of the first state capitol property and the efforts of dedicated citizens the area underwent a period of revitalization and restoration. Through photos, both old and new, readers will see the city of St. Charles as it was and is now. In June of 1970 the Main Street Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition?
An illustrated chapter book about the infamous journey that Meriwether Lewis and William Clark took from St. Louis, Missouri to the Pacific Ocean.
Images of America: St. Charles
This Missouri city began humbly when a French Canadian fur trader built a cabin on the Missouri River in 1769. He named the settlement Les Petites Cotes (the little hills). St. Charles has seen much excitement over the years, including a visit by Lewis and Clark and a number of devastating natural disasters.
Who Were the Wright Brothers?
An illustrated biography of aviation pioneers the Wright Brothers. Written for ages 8 to 12.
The Lego Mindstorms Ev3 Idea Book: 181 Simple Machines and Clever Contraptions
For those with the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set, this guide explores creative ways to build amazing mechanisms and robots. Each suggested model includes a list of the required parts and colorful photos that allow the builder to recreate it without the need for lengthy step-by-step instructions. Models include steerable crawlers, ball shooters and grasping robotic arms, among others.
Moon Handbook St. Louis
A no-nonsense practical guide in the Moon series, jam-packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history, flora and fauna and geology.
How to Be a Space Explorer: Your Out-Of-This-World Adventure
Lonely Planet’s fun and engaging guide teaches young explorer everything they need to know about space travel, from zero gravity to solar system navigation. Features more than 300 photographs; perfect for any aspiring astronaut.
National Geographic Kids Everything Robotics
This heavily illustrated National Geographic book introduces kids to everything robotics, from the tiniest robo-bees to giant factory machines.
From Amelia Earhart to Sally Ride, these remarkable women defied tradition and took to the air in planes, rockets and spaceships. With hundreds of archival photographs, these profiles capture the thrill and derring-do of early flight.
History of Flight Coloring Book
Forty-seven illustrations inspired by the history of flight -- all ready for coloring! Includes the Spirit of St. Louis, the Concorde, space shuttles, the Wright Brothers’ craft and more. Each image is paired with a detailed caption.
Flight, 100 Years of Aviation
A sweeping compendium of a century worth of experiments in flight, this big book features engaging text, rigorous attention to detail, miniature biographies of key figures and a comprehensive history of humanity's quest to become airborne. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum.
The Lego Mindstorms NXT Zoo!
A companion to the Lego Mindstorms robotics kit, this book teaches young and old inventors alike how to build a variety of animated animals, including a hopping frog, a walking camel and an eight-legged spider that walks forward and backward.
The Lego Mindstorms Ev3 Discovery Book: A Beginner's Guide to Building and Programming Robots
This is the beginner’s guide to building and programming robots using the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set. Valk teaches the basics to help newcomers build and program simple robots while experimenting with motors, sensors and EV3 programming.
The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book
Using common household items, kids can recreate dozens of fun and educational science experiments, covering fields from biology to chemistry and physics to outer space. Experiments answer questions such as: can you blow up a balloon without blowing into it? What is inside a coin? Can a magnet ever be "turned off"?
The Gateway Arch: A Biography
A St. Louis icon and a stunning memorial to westward expansion, the Arch triumphantly rises 630 feet over the city and attracts millions of tourist every year. Campbell reveals the history of the monument, dispelling myths and shining new light on the origins and meaning of the Arch.