Captain Mac

Author: Mary Morton Cowan
Publisher: Highlights Press
ISBN: 1629791741
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From 1908 until 1954, Donald Baxter MacMillan spent nearly 50 years exploring the Arctic—longer than anyone else. Growing up near the ocean, and orphaned by 12, MacMillan forged an adventurous life. Mary Morton Cowan focuses on the vital role MacMillan played in Robert Peary's 1908-09 North Pole Expedition, as well as his relationships with explorers Peary, Matthew Henson, and Richard Byrd. She follows his long and distinguished career, including daring adventures, contributions to environmental science and to the cultural understanding of eastern Arctic natives. Working closely with the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College, Cowan showcases many MacMillan documents and archival photographs, many MacMillan's own in this winner of the John Burroughs Nature Books for Young Readers Award. This content is optimized for tablets.

Linking Picture Book Biographies to National Content Standards 200 Lives to Explore

Author: Liz Deskins
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440835241
Format: PDF
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Presenting beautifully illustrated picture book biographies, this book pairs narrative nonfiction biographies rich in language and illustrations with national content standards in the social studies, science, and the arts. • Provides more than 100 picture book biographies (primarily from 2010 to the present) that offer the newest in engaging literature • Supplies lessons and units of instruction—including technology and web tools—that can be used to teach collaboratively with content area teachers • Links directly to national content area standards to ensure rigorous teaching • Provides clear evidence of the value of using higher-level picture books with middle grade students • Lends the unique perspective of authors who hold graduate degrees in children's literature, have been book reviewers for many years, have presented at state and national conferences on children's literature, and possess extensive experience with review committees of children's resources at the state and national levels on the subject of determining the quality of books for children

Cyrus Field s Big Dream

Author: Mary Morton Cowan
Publisher: Highlights Press
ISBN: 1684371422
Format: PDF
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In this middle-grade nonfiction title, award-winning author Mary Morton Cowan explores the extraordinary achievement of Cyrus Field and one of the greatest engineering feats of the nineteenth century: laying a transatlantic telegraph cable to create instant communication between two continents. Cyrus Field had a big dream to connect North America and Europe with a telegraph line, which would enable instant communication. In the mid-1800s, no one knew if it was possible. That didn’t dissuade Field, who set out to learn about undersea cables and build a network of influential people to raise money and create interest in his project. Field experienced numerous setbacks: many years of delays and failed attempts, millions of dollars lost, suspected sabotage, technological problems, and more. But Field did not give up, ultimately realizing his dream in the summer of 1866. Mary Morton Cowan brilliantly captures Field’s life and his steadfast determination to achieve his dream. Back matter includes an author’s note, timeline, bibliography, source notes, and index.

Timberrr

Author: Mary Morton Cowan
Publisher: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 9780761318668
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An illustrated history of the New England forests, from colonial days when settlers freely used the trees for warmth and housing to today's tensions between environmentalists and the logging industry.

The Little Piano Girl

Author: Ann Ingalls
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054777026X
Format: PDF, Docs
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What if you loved music more than anything? Suppose you had just learned to play the piano. Imagine that your family has to move to a new city and you have to leave your piano behind. People don’t like you in the new city because of what you look like. How will you make yourself feel better? Mary Lou Williams, like Mozart, began playing the piano when she was four; at eight she became a professional musician. She wrote and arranged music for Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, and was one of the most powerful women in jazz. This is the story of Mary Lou's childhood in Pittsburgh, where she played the piano for anyone who would listen.

Marine Fishes of Arctic Canada

Author: Brian W. Coad
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442647108
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Marine Fishes of Arctic Canada is an accessible and up-to-date study on the diverse marine fish population existing in Canadian waters.

How Peary Reached the Pole

Author: Donald MacMillan
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773575200
Format: PDF, Mobi
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MacMillan used the journal he kept during the expedition to provide an intimate view of day-to-day activities and relationships with other members of the party, detailing how he learned to drive dog teams, camp in sub-zero temperatures, and travel safely