Examines, in text and photographs, the symbolic and material meaning of money, from shekels, shells, and beads to gold, silver, checks, and credit cards.
call number/section: 332.4
This guide, illustrated with more than 80 color photographs, helps the reader identify a wide selection of rocks and minerals and provides information on how they were formed and on some of their more important uses.
call number/section: 552
Examines the wonders of the insect world through macrophotography and 3-D graphics that reveal the importance of these creatures.
call number/section: 595.7
Presents a photographic introduction to cats, explaining what they are, tracing the history of cats, examining their physical characteristics and behaviors, and looking at different types of cats.
call number/section: 599.75
Presents a concise history of early expeditions and explorers around the world including the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Vikings, and Chinese, as well as the discovery of the Americas and the North and South Poles.
call number/section: 910
Text and photographs highlight the evolutionary history of dogs, their domestication, anatomy, behavior, and breeds, and offer guidance on dog care and training.
call number/section: 636.7
subjects: dogs, canidae, dog breeds, working dogs, pets, wolves, foxes, jackals, dog family (mammals), animals
Presents an illustrated guide to the most noteworthy and significant inventions since the prehistory of man, in chronological order, and includes information on stone tools, the wheel, lighting, the steam engine, the telephone, flight, and the silicon ship.
call number/section: 609
Tal, a Chosen of the Orange Order, has fallen into an unknown world of warriors, iceships, and magic while trying to steal a powerful sunstone to save his family, and joins with Milla, a violent icecarl, in an effort to get back to his home in the now hostile castle.
call number/section: 623
subjects: castles, fortification, good and evil, magic, fantasy, architecture, medieval, civilization, medieval, video recordings for the hearing impaired
See how gladiators fought against each other and animals, follow the timeline of the Roman Empire, meet the emperors, and visit the forum to understand the daily lives of people in Rome.
call number/section: 937
subjects: rome, handicraft, technology, toy and movable books, rome-social life and customs, rome-antiquities
Contains several illustrated photographs that chronicle the history of aviation from man's first attempts to fly including Leonardo da Vinci's drawings of flying machines, airships and balloons, and powered flight throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
call number/section: 629.13
Illustrations and text explore the frozen landscapes of the polar regions, and provide information about the flora and fauna that survive in the hostile conditions.
call number/section: 508.31
Discusses the many different environments and animals of our oceans.
call number/section: 551.46
An illustrated introduction to how the weather works, discussing air currents, the science of weather, forecasting, the power of the sun, frost and ice, clouds, thunder and lightning, snow, wind, storms, weather in different regions, extreme weather, and other topics.
call number/section: 551.5
Traces the development of railways from the first Babylonian rutways to the electromagnetic, driverless trains of the twentieth century, and describes how trains are built and operated.
call number/section: 625.1
Presents full-color illustrated photographs and drawings depicting the history, culture, people, places, and events of ancient Greece including the Persian Wars, philosophers, Alexander the Great, and much more.
call number/section: 938