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              Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures
                

              Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gibson, Karen Bush

              • RRP: $27.99
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              • Pub Date
                1 Apr 20

              When Valentina Tereshkova blasted off aboard Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963, she became the first woman to rocket into space. It would be nineteen years before another woman got a chance--cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya in 1982--followed by American astronaut Sally Ride a year later. By... breaking the stratospheric ceiling, these women forged a path for many female astronauts, cosmonauts, and mission specialists to follow. Women in Space profiles twenty-three pioneers from around the world, including Eileen Collins, the first woman to command the space shuttle; Peggy Whitson, who orbited aboard the International Space Station for more than a year; and Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space. Readers will also learn about the Mercury 13, American women selected by NASA in the late 1950s to train for spaceflight. Though they matched and sometimes surpassed their male counterparts in performance, they were ultimately denied the opportunity to head out to the launching pad. Their story, and the stories of the pilots, physicists, and doctors who followed them, demonstrate the vital role women have played in the quest for scientific understanding.
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              ISBN 9781641603133
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Women of Action
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              Double Talkin' Jive: True Rock 'n' Roll Stories from the Drummer of Guns N' Roses, the Cult, and Velvet Revolver
               

              Double Talkin' Jive: True Rock 'n' Roll Stories from the Drummer of Guns N' Roses, the Cult, and Velvet Revolver (Hardback)

              By Sorum, Matt; Eriksson, Leif; Svensson, Martin; Foreword by Gibbons, Billy F.

              • RRP: $54.99
              • $54.99
              • Pub Date
                1 May 20

              Cocaine smuggling, shoot-outs, murder and never-ending decadent parties. Matt Sorum's Double Talkin' Jive could almost be described as the autobiographical equivalent of the film Blow . But rather than becoming one of the United States' premier drug smugglers, Matt Sorum becomes ...a world famous drummer in bands such as Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, and the Cult. Sorum dropped out of high school to become a drummer, but turned to selling pot to support himself, later transitioning to smuggling large quantities of cocaine. When Sorum is suddenly given the chance to play in the Cult, he is finally able to make a living as a drummer. He is asked to replace Steven Adler in Guns N' Roses the very next year. With that, Matt's life is transformed. He is involved in the creation of two of rock's most legendary albums: Use Your Illusion 1 and 2 . But, not long after that, Axl starts turning up at the recording studio more and more sporadically, sometimes not at all, and during the following world tour, serious problems emerge. Matt recounts in keen detail how he and the band stagger toward their downfall. Matt and his Guns N' Roses band mates Slash and Duff McKagan form Velvet Revolver with Dave Kushner, and their 2004 debut record, Contraband , tops the Billboard charts. When singer Scott Weiland suddenly leaves the band, Matt steps in as drummer for Motoerhead during their US tour, and then starts his own all-star band, Kings of Chaos. During his time as a professional drummer, Matt battles alcohol and coke addictions, but meeting his girlfriend, Ace Harper, helps him manage to go clean. The couple marry in Palm Springs in 2013 and, just two years later, Matt becomes the drummer in super group Hollywood Vampires. Matt Sorum's autobiography, written with writer duo Leif Eriksson and Martin Svensson, avoids all the usual rock biography cliches. There is no posing here-just a brutal honesty which involves daring to be reckless, even toward yourself.
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              ISBN 9781641601542
              Released NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Amazing Amphibians: 30 Activities and Observations for Exploring Frogs, Toads, Salamanders, and More

              Amazing Amphibians: 30 Activities and Observations for Exploring Frogs, Toads, Salamanders, and More (Paperback)

              By Amstutz, Lisa J.

              • RRP: $49.99
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              • Delayed Release

              Amazing Amphibians explores the major amphibian groups-frogs, salamanders and caecilians-including their anatomy, behavior and conservation needs --

              ISBN 9781641600729
              Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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              Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation
               

              Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation (Paperback)

              By Cassutt, Michael

              • RRP: $47.99
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              • Pub Date
                1 Jul 20

              One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W. S. Abbey was said to be secretive, despotic, a Space Age Machiavelli. Yet Abbey had more influence on human spaceflight than almost anyone in history. His story has never been told-until now. The Astro...naut Maker takes readers inside NASA to learn the real story of how Ab
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              ISBN 9781641603188
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
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              Junk Drawer Physics: 50 Awesome Experiments That Don't Cost a Thing
               

              Junk Drawer Physics: 50 Awesome Experiments That Don't Cost a Thing (PDF ebook)

              By Mercer, Bobby

              This is a children's instructional book on how to use readily available materials to turn the house into a science lab. Physics teacher Bobby Mercer provides readers with over 50 great hands-on experiments that can be performed for just pennies, or less.

              ISBN 9781613749210
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              Language en
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2014
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age Children
              Series Junk Drawer Science
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              A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away: My Fifty Years Editing Hollywood Hits - Star Wars, Carrie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Mission: Impossible, and More
               

              A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away: My Fifty Years Editing Hollywood Hits - Star Wars, Carrie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Mission: Impossible, and More (Hardback)

              By Hirsch, Paul

              • RRP: $63.99
              • $63.99
              • Internationally sourced

              A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away is a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most influential films of the last 50 years by Hirsch, a film editor who worked on more than 40 features.

              ISBN 9781641602556
              Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Civil Rights Movement for Kids: A History with 21 Activities
               

              The Civil Rights Movement for Kids: A History with 21 Activities (PDF ebook)

              By Turck, Mary

              Surprisingly, kids were some of the key instigators in the Civil Rights Movement, like Barbara Johns, who held a rally in her elementary school gym that eventually led to the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court school desegregation decision, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges, ...who was the first black student to desegregate elementary schools in New Orleans. In The Civil Rights Movement for Kids, children will discover how students and religious leaders worked together to demand the protection of civil rights for black Americans. They will relive the fear and uncertainty of Freedom Summer and learn how northern white college students helped bring national attention to atrocities committed in the name of segregation, and they'll be inspired by the speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers, and Malcolm X. Activities include: reenacting a lunch counter sit-in; organizing a workshop on nonviolence; holding a freedom film festival followed by a discussion; and organizing a choral group to sing the songs that motivated the foot soldiers in this war for rights.
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              ISBN 9781556528460
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              Language en
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2000
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series For Kids Series
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              The Souls of Black Folk
                

              The Souls of Black Folk (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Du Bois, W. E. B.

              • RRP: $15.99
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              The Souls of Black Folk is a cornerstone of African-American literary history. Published in 1903, this seminal book of essays incited many white supremacists who discredited it as dangerous and imaginative. Drawing upon his own personal experiences of racism, Du Bois argued that ...African Americans are forced to wear a veil of color line, that is, they are forced to live their race every single day of their lives. This is why a strong political Black leadership must emerge from within the community and continue the fight for their rights. A century later, African Americans are still fighting these personal and political battles against racism and Du Bois' words have never run as true as they are now. W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, and editor. He was the first African American to earn a doctorate and to become a professor of history, sociology and economics at Atlanta University. Du Bois was one of the co-founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and a prominent the leader of the Niagara Movement, a group of African-American activists who wanted equal rights for blacks.
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              ISBN 9788027331925
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2019
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Code Cracking for Kids: Secret Communications Throughout History, with 21 Codes and Ciphers
               

              Code Cracking for Kids: Secret Communications Throughout History, with 21 Codes and Ciphers (PDF ebook)

              By Daigneau, Jean

              People throughout history have written messages in code and ciphers to guard and pass along closely held secret information. Today, countries around the world enlist cryptanalysts to intercept and crack messages to keep our world safe. Code Cracking for Kids explores many aspects... of cryptology, including famous people who used and invented codes and ciphers, such as Julius Caesar and Thomas Jefferson; codes used during wars, including the Enigma machine, whose cracking helped the Allies gather critical information on German intelligence in World War II; and work currently being done by the government, such as in the National Security Agency. Readers also will learn about unsolved codes and ciphers throughout history, codes used throughout the world today, though not often recognized, and devices used over the years by governments and their spies to conceal information. Code Cracking for Kids includes hands-on activities that allow kids to replicate early code devices, learn several different codes and ciphers to encode and decode messages and hide a secret message inside a hollow egg.
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              ISBN 9781641601399
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              Language en
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age 9-12 years
              Series For Kids
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              Science Arts: Discovering Science Through Art Experiences
               

              Science Arts: Discovering Science Through Art Experiences (EPUB ebook)

              By Kohl, MaryAnn F.; Potter, Jean

              Children explore the world of science through art with these open-ended experiments categorized by scientific topic. Hundreds of art activities amaze and delight children as they discover the magic of crystals, light, constellations, plants, and more. A unique approach to learnin...g basic science concepts.
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              ISBN 9780935607239
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              Language en
              Released NZ 1 Jun 1993
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age 4-10 years
              Series Bright Ideas for Learning (TM)
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