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
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
Photographs and text explore the behavior and life cycles of butterflies and moths, examining mating rituals, camouflage, habitat, growth from pupa to larva to adult, and other aspects.
call number/section: 595.78
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
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
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
Detailed photographs trace the development and life cycle of a bird from the moment it hatches from its egg through its adult life, with information on feeding, flying, hunting, and behavior.
call number/section: 598
"Eyewitness Rocks & Minerals" is an informative guide to the world beneath our feet.
call number/section: 552
Photographs and text explore the anatomy and life cycle of trees, examining the different kinds of bark, seeds, and leaves, the commercial processing of trees to make lumber, the creatures that live in trees, and other aspects.
call number/section: 582.16
A photo essay about the range of plants and animals found in fresh water throughout the year, examining the living conditions and survival mechanisms of creatures dwelling at the edge of the water, on its surface, or under the mud.
call number/section: 574.5
Describes some of the many different types of instruments made throughout history, and discusses their construction and sound.
call number/section: 781.91
Presents a photographic introduction to plants, explaining what they are, looking at the different parts of a plant, and discussing pollination, the spread of seeds, different types of plants, plant growth, and other topics.
call number/section: 581
Describes, through excerpts from diaries, speeches, newspaper articles, and other documents of the time, United States's participation in World War II as well as the internment of Japanese Americans and the role of women and African Americans in the war effort.
call number/section: 940.53
subjects: world war, 1939-1945