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What S It Like In Space

Author : Ariel Waldman
ISBN : 9781452148717
Genre : Science
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Everyone wonders what it's really like in space, but very few of us have ever had the chance to experience it firsthand. This captivating illustrated collection brings together stories from dozens of international astronauts—men and women who've actually been there—who have returned with accounts of the sometimes weird, often funny, and awe-inspiring sensations and realities of being in space. With playful artwork accompanying each, here are the real stories behind backwards dreams, "moon face," the tricks of sleeping in zero gravity and aiming your sneeze during a spacewalk, the importance of packing hot sauce, and dozens of other cosmic quirks and amazements that come with travel in and beyond low Earth orbit.

Comprehensive Curriculum Of Basic Skills Grade 4

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ISBN : 9781620579671
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Designed by experts in education, this comprehensive best-selling workbook features vivid and full-color illustrations to guide fourth grade children step-by-step through a variety of engaging and developmentally appropriate activities. Topics and activities include phonics, reading, reading comprehension, language arts, writing, and math. Answer keys included. 544 pp. *Easy-to-understand examples and directions *High-interest topics *Fun, motivating activities *Review lessons to measure progress *Expanded teaching suggestions

Life Rules

Author : Natalie Calder
ISBN : 9781452526430
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Life Rules! is an inspirational tale of friendship and new beginnings. Trinity and Joel have had a tough year. Their father passed away, their mother has to work two jobs to make ends meet, and to top it all off Joel is being picked on incessantly by the school bully. Life couldn't get much worse. That is, until a new family moves to town and introduces them to a life they could never have dreamed of, a life in which they can have, be, or do anything they ever hoped or wished for. If you've ever felt that you're more powerful than you get credit for, you're right! This book not only tells a tale of new beginnings but will show you how to make your own dreams come true.

Miller 3 In 1 Blue Like Jazz Through Painted Deserts Searching For God

Author : Donald Miller
ISBN : 9781418551179
Genre : Religion
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Blue Like Jazz, Through Painted Deserts, and Searching for God is authored by Donald Miller and bundled into a 3-in-1 collection.

Comprehensive Curriculum Of Basic Skills Grade 4

Author : Thinking Kids
ISBN : 9781483824130
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills for grade 4 covers basic concepts such as reading comprehension, parts of speech, punctuation, spelling, paragraphs, research, multiplication, division, estimating, averaging, fractions, decimals, graphing, geometry, and probability. Complete with practice in writing, reading, and math, this series helps develop the skills your child needs for grade-level success. --With over 10 million copies in print, the Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills series provides an entire curriculum filled with fun, educational activities and instruction that improve academic performance. --Available for grades prekindergarten to 6, Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills features vivid, full-color illustrations and grade-appropriate activities for phonics, reading, language arts, writing, and math. This series edition has been updated with relevant, high-interest reading passages and artwork to engage your child in the learning process. An excellent resource for supporting classroom learning or enhancing your home school curriculum, it features review lessons to measure your childÕs progress, teaching suggestions to extend learning, and answer keys to monitor accuracy. --Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills is the all-in-one resource for strengthening essential skills.

An Astronaut S Guide To Life On Earth

Author : Chris Hadfield
ISBN : 9781447257127
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in space. The secret to Chris Hadfield's success - and survival - is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst - and enjoy every moment of it. In his book, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, Chris Hadfield takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible. Through eye-opening, entertaining stories filled with the adrenaline of launch, the mesmerizing wonder of spacewalks and the measured, calm responses mandated by crises, he explains how conventional wisdom can get in the way of achievement - and happiness. His own extraordinary education in space has taught him some counterintuitive lessons: don't visualize success, do care what others think, and always sweat the small stuff. You might never be able to build a robot, pilot a spacecraft, make a music video or perform basic surgery in zero gravity like Colonel Hadfield. But his vivid and refreshing insights in this book will teach you how to think like an astronaut, and will change, completely, the way you view life on Earth - especially your own.

The Continuing Story Of The International Space Station

Author : Peter Bond
ISBN : 185233567X
Genre : Science
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Peter Bond describes the development and evolution of space stations, with particular emphasis on the International Space Station, beginning with the revolution that began in 1970, when Salyut 1, the world's first space station was sent into orbit by the Soviet Union. Defeated in the race to the Moon, the Soviets redirected their efforts towards the conquest of near-Earth space. In the next three decades, their increasingly large and sophisticated structures rewrote the history books as cosmonauts continued to push back all space endurance records. Only the U.S. Skylab, a technological cul-de-sac based on surplus Apollo hardware, interrupted this era of Soviet domination. By the mid-1990's, Russian physician Valeri Poliakov had lived continuously for 14 months on board the Mir space station, long enough to travel to Mars and back. The book explains how the human exploitation of low-Earth orbit is about to change. With Mir no longer in existence, all eyes are on the next generation, the International Space Station (ISS).

Just Right Plays 15 Plays About Famous Americans For Emergent Readers

Author : Carol Pugliano-Martin
ISBN : 0439323339
Genre : Drama
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Connect reading and social studies with 15 engaging and easy-to-read plays about famous Americans such as George Washington, Betsy Ross, Martin Luther King, Jr., Pocahontas, Harriet Tubman, and more! Kids will enjoy learning about these fascinating figures while building reading and oral-language skills. Designed for emergent readers, the plays feature simple, predictable language, as well as rhyme and repetition. Includes background information and extension activities. For use with Grades K-2.

Fallen Astronauts

Author : Colin Burgess
ISBN : 0803202415
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author serves up a touching, long-overdue tribute to the astronauts who died while pursuing their very difficult jobs, including the victims of the Apollo fire and the two Gemini astronauts killed in a plane wreck, as well as others. Simultaneous. (History)

Space Traveler

Author : James Vincent
ISBN : 9781462065448
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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James Vincent is a "world class" musician. That he is not a household name is entirely by his choice, yet almost all who have seen him perform or heard his recordings have become his fans. He has written a unique, brutally honest account of his life his childhood and discovery of the guitar; his going on the road at seventeen to play in seedy dives and military service clubs; later, in famous upscale clubs across the country; then making records and playing huge concert venues. James gives us an inside look at the recording industry the studios, the performers, producers and promoters. He gives us behind the scenes insights into many famous personalities names like Santana, Garcia, Harrison and Cetera, and acknowledges some unsung heroes in the music world. His cast of characters includes the very rich and the down and out, the saint and the prostitute, the famous, the infamous and the very bizarre. This is a story about learning the hard way; about dysfunctional families, choices and consequences, lust, infidelity, despair, triumph, tragedy, friendship and betrayal. Most of all, it is a life's journey to discover the meaning of unconditional love and spiritual fulfillment. It is indeed, an odyssey. ?R.J.M.

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