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Spotlight on STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Anatomy, astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics: So many topics, so many questions. Luckily, your library has the answers!


Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys But Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life
Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys But Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life

Will a head injury change your personality? What makes you a morning person, and your BFF a night person? Which uses more power: your brain or a refrigerator light? How does your brain know a joke is funny? These are just handful of questions this book will answer for you, check it out before you forget!


Mr. Lincoln's High-Tech War: How the North Used the Telegraph, Railroads, Surveillance Balloons, Ironclads, High-Powered Weapons, and More to Win the Civil War
Mr. Lincoln's High-Tech War: How the North Used the Telegraph, Railroads, Surveillance Balloons, Ironclads, High-Powered Weapons, and More to Win the Civil War

Mr. Lincoln was certainly no techno-phobe. He embraced the new and innovative, and wasn't afraid to use it to reach his goals. This book provides an overview of the civil war, and the technology involved, using text and reproductions of art, political cartoons, photographs and timelines, giving the reader a real picture of this time period in our nation's history.


13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time
13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time

What are some of the puzzles that confuse even the most brilliant minds of our time? Why can we only account for 4% of the cosmos? What's the Wow! Signal, and what does it have to do with aliens? Pick this book up, to see if you can solve the mysteries!


The Sciencebook: Everything You Need to Know About the World and How it Works
The Sciencebook: Everything You Need to Know About the World and How it Works

Using over 2,000 brilliant illustrations, this book will give you the background you need to understand the basic concepts behind chemistry, physics, biology, and math.


The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe

Photographs and illustrations make this detailed summary of the elements very pleasing to the eye, not to mention, informative.


Astronomy
Astronomy

Introduces astronomy and the things it studies through profiles in which the Solar System, the planets, stars, and the Milky Way galaxy introduce themselves.


Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith
Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith

Charles Darwin and his wife, Emma, were deeply in love and very supportive of each other, but their opinions often clashed. Emma was extremely religious, and Charles questioned God's very existence.


Rachel Carson: A Twentieth-Century Life
Rachel Carson: A Twentieth-Century Life

Discusses author and marine biologist Rachel Carson's efforts to protect the environment, from her childhood nature outings through the impact of her 1962 book, "Silent Spring."


Earth
Earth

Have questions about our planet? From the structure, how it changes and could change, the land, the ocean, the atmosphere, this book covers everything in simple text and gorgeous full color photographs and illustrations.


Endangered: Wildlife on the Brink of Extinction
Endangered: Wildlife on the Brink of Extinction

This book describes the events in our Earth's timeline that led to the extinction of various species, examining each species in depth, and discussing what we can do to reverse this most devastating trend.


Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail
Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail

Stop ripping your hair out over your math homework! Pick this book up to come to terms with topics like fractions, decimals, percents, and word problems, all explained in language you can actually understand.


Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?: And 114 Other Questions
Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?: And 114 Other Questions

Readers submit questions to "New Scientist," magazine to get answers. Here's a collection of those questions and answers, covering topics such as why your nuckles make that satisfying sound when you crack them, why your eyes water when you cut an onion, and many more.


Fingerprints: Crime-Solving Science Experiments
Fingerprints: Crime-Solving Science Experiments

After learning some of the basics of fingerprint analysis, you will read about true crimes that were solved by a forensic technique involving fingerprint analysis. Then you can do an experiment and test your crime-solving skills using a similar technique.


This is Rocket Science: True Stories of the Risk-Taking Scientists Who Figure Out Ways to Explore Beyond Earth
This is Rocket Science: True Stories of the Risk-Taking Scientists Who Figure Out Ways to Explore Beyond Earth

A history of rockets and rocket science, from the Chinese discovery of gunpowder to the development of nuclear spacecraft and rockets that sail on the solar winds.


The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology
The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology

Breaks down topics like cells, proteins, DNA, and genetics in a format you're familiar with and love: Manga!


Why a Curveball Curves: The Incredible Science of Sports
Why a Curveball Curves: The Incredible Science of Sports

Use your brain to improve your game, check this out to learn the science behind the greats of hockey, football, soccer, golf, and more.