No Way Way Are You My Dinner

Author: Tracey West
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399540561
Size: 19.25 MB
Format: PDF
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Are You My Dinner? Sure, everybody knows worms eat dirt . . . but did you know that scorpions are on the menu for meerkats? Or that there’s a vampire finch (three guesses what it eats!)? Or that some people eat stinkbugs? No way . . . way! Kids will gobble up this super-cool fact book inspired by the wide-ranging collections of the Smithsonian. It’s a full menu of lively text, fantastic photos, fun illustrations, and snappy design that all about who’s eating what, where food came from, and how we started eating it in the first place.

No Way Way Usa

Author: Tracey West
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781524785499
Size: 14.40 MB
Format: PDF
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This land is your land . . . check it out! It's a big country—with all kinds of wonderful, weird, and wild facts, faces, and places to discover in each and every state. U.S.A.! U.S.A.! This fun, funky fact book is as packed full of stuff as the Smithsonian. It's a must-have for readers of the No Way . . . Way series: Road Trip, Are You My Dinner? and Stinky, Sticky, Sneaky Stuff.

No Way Way Stinky Sticky Sneaky Stuff

Author: Tracey West
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451533227
Size: 10.33 MB
Format: PDF
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A must-have for readers of Smithsonian's No Way . . .Way! Road Trip and No Way . . .Way! Are You My Dinner? A stinky plant that smells like a corpse? A forklift suspended by sticky glue? Sneaky robbers dressed as cops? No way! But way! It's all true and all fun to read about in this snappy book of cool facts and photos from across the Smithsonian's vast collections.

No Way Way Road Trip

Author: Tracey West
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698412095
Size: 15.68 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Road Trip: Come Along for the Ride! The first title in No Way . . . Way!, the fun and funky fact-book series using photographs from across Smithsonian collections. Road Trip looks at people on the move: across the land, up in the air, or deep in the sea. The fascinating facts and figures span history, geography, science, engineering, transportation, invention, and architecture--not to mention crazy inventions, weird attractions, and other wacky stuff!

Rise Of The Rocket Girls

Author: Nathalia Holt
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780316338912
Size: 13.95 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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"If Hidden Figures has you itching to learn more about the women who worked in the space program, pick up Nathalia Holt's lively, immensely readable history, Rise of the Rocket Girls." --Entertainment Weekly The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space. In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible. For the first time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women--known as "human computers"--who broke the boundaries of both gender and science. Based on extensive research and interviews with all the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science: both where we've been, and the far reaches of space to which we're heading.

The Selected Works Of T S Spivet

Author: Reif Larsen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698148239
Size: 19.24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Discover The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet for iPad. A brilliant, boundary-leaping debut novel tracing twelve-year-old genius map maker T.S. Spivet's attempts to understand the ways of the world When twelve-year-old genius cartographer T.S. Spivet receives an unexpected phone call from the Smithsonian announcing he has won the prestigious Baird Award, life as normal-if you consider mapping family dinner table conversation normal-is interrupted and a wild cross-country adventure begins, taking T.S. from his family ranch just north of Divide, Montana, to the museum's hallowed halls. T.S. sets out alone, leaving before dawn with a plan to hop a freight train and hobo east. Once aboard, his adventures step into high gear and he meticulously maps, charts, and illustrates his exploits, documenting mythical wormholes in the Midwest, the urban phenomenon of "rims," and the pleasures of McDonald's, among other things. We come to see the world through T.S.'s eyes and in his thorough investigation of the outside world he also reveals himself. As he travels away from the ranch and his family we learn how the journey also brings him closer to home. A secret family history found within his luggage tells the story of T.S.'s ancestors and their long-ago passage west, offering profound insight into the family he left behind and his role within it. As T.S. reads he discovers the sometimes shadowy boundary between fact and fiction and realizes that, for all his analytical rigor, the world around him is a mystery. All that he has learned is tested when he arrives at the capital to claim his prize and is welcomed into science's inner circle. For all its shine, fame seems more highly valued than ideas in this new world and friends are hard to find. T.S.'s trip begins at the Copper Top Ranch and the last known place he stands is Washington, D.C., but his journey's movement is far harder to track: How do you map the delicate lessons learned about family and self? How do you depict how it feels to first venture out on your own? Is there a definitive way to communicate the ebbs and tides of heartbreak, loss, loneliness, love? These are the questions that strike at the core of this very special debut. Now a major motion picture directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Kyle Catlett and Helena Bonham Carter. From the Hardcover edition.