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WHO WAS J. R. R. TOLKIEN? (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: Best known for his epic Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien was born in British-occupied South Africa. His early life was full of action and adventure. Tolkien spent his childhood roaming the British countryside with his family and could read and write by age four. He was naturally gifted with languages and used this skill as a signals officers in World War II as well as in his fantasy writing. By creating alternate universes and inventing languages in his work he demonstr
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WHO WAS ROBERT RIPLEY? (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: Enter a world of shrunken heads, mystic holy men, shriveled aliens, and bizarre relics in the delightfully odd tale of Robert Ripley. Born in California, Ripley began his career as a sports cartoonist. He went on to chronicle global records and oddities in his weekly column, Believe It Or Not! After publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst took an interest in the column, it became a syndicated global success. Ripley spent his life traveling to more than 200 countries in search of strange objects
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WHO WAS GALILEO? (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit! He turned long-held notions about the universe topsy turvy with his support of a sun-centric solar system. Patricia Brennan Demuth offers a sympathetic portrai
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GIANTS OF SCIENCE 05 EINSTEIN (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: Albert Einstein. His name has become a synonym for genius. His wild case of bedhead and playful sense of humor made him a media superstar--the first, maybe only, scientist-celebrity. He wasn't much for lab work; in fact he had a tendency to blow up experiments. What he liked to do was think, not in words but in "thought pictures". What was the result of all his thinking? Nothing less than the overturning of Newtonian physics. Once again, Kathleen Krull delivers a witty and astute look at one of
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GIANTS OF SCIENCE 06 DARWIN (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: All his life, Charles Darwin hated controversy. Yet he takes his place among the Giants of Science for what remains an immensely controversial subject: the theory of evolution. Darwin began piecing together his explanation for how all living things change or adapt during his five-year voyage on HMS Beagle. But it took him twenty years to go public, for fear of the backlash his theory would cause. Once again, Kathleen Krull delivers a witty and astute picture of one of history's greatest scientis
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WHO WAS SOJOURNER TRUTH? (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: Almost 100 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat, Sojourner Truth was mistreated by a streetcar conductor. She took him to court--and won! Before she was Sojourner Truth, she was known simply as Belle. Born a slave in New York sometime around 1797, she was later sold and separated from her family. Even after she escaped from slavery, she knew her work was not yet done. She changed her name and traveled, inspiring everyone she met and sharing her story until her death in 1883 at
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Who Was Michael Jackson? (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: Born in Gary, Indiana, on August 29, 1958, Michael Jackson was definitely not a regular kid. A superstar with The Jackson 5 before he was eight years old, he became the King of Pop as a solo artist. Michael was a creative--yet deeply troubled--genius who always remained devoted to his art right up until his death is 2009 before a much anticipated tour. He had a pitch-perfect voice and footwork that his idol Fred Astaire admired. Who will ever forget the Moonwalk? Kids today who only know Jackson
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WHO WAS FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT? (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: Born in Wisconsin in 1867, Frank Lloyd Wright became obsessed with a set of building blocks his mother had given to him on his ninth birthday. He grew up to become the father of organic architecture and the greatest American architect of all time, having designed more than 1,100 buildings during his lifetime. These included private homes such as the stunning Fallingwater, churches, temples, a hotel, and the world-famous Guggenheim Museum in New York City. When asked how he could create so many
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WHO WAS GEORGE WASHINGTON CARV (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: Born in 1860s Missouri, nobody expected George Washington Carver to succeed. Slaves were not allowed to be educated. After the Civil War, Carver enrolled in classes and proved to be a star student. He became the first black student at Iowa State Agricultural College and later its first black professor. He went on to the Tuskegee Institute, where he specialized in botany (the study of plants) and developed techniques to grow crops better. His work with vegetables, especially peanuts, made him fam
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STAND TALL, ABE LINCOLN (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: Growing up poor in the backwoods of Kentucky and Indiana, Abraham Lincoln lost his mother before he was ten. But Sally Johnston, who married Abe's father a year later, brought a library of books to their log cabin home and turned Abe's life around. She believe in Abe from the beginning and provaded him with the opportunity to grow, learn, and stand tall.
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TAKE THE LEAD GEORGE WASHING2N (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: George Washington wanted to be a Virginia gentleman, like his brother Lawrence... until he got the chance to go on a wilderness trip as a surveyor's assistant. It was a rough-and even dangerous-journey. At times George got discouraged, but his grit and determination kept him going. His early trek into the American frontier was a turning point for George, and he proved he was ready for any challenge... from being a general in the Revolutionary War to becoming the first president of the United Sta
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WHO WAS BLACKBEARD? (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: Though much of his early life remains a mystery, Blackbeard most likely began his life as Edward Teach in the sailing port of Bristol, England. He began his career as a hired British sailor during Queen Anne's War. He eventually settled in the Bahamas under Captain Benjamin Hornigold who taught the young sailor to go "a-pirating." Soon enough, Blackbeard was commanding his own fleet and stealing ships around the Caribbean and up and down the Eastern seaboard. Known for his thick, black beard and
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WHO WAS STEVE IRWIN? (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: Steve Irwin did not have a typical childhood. Born in Melbourne, Australia, on February 22, 1962, he was raised on the wildlife park his parents owned. He cared for the animals and especially loved reptiles--he got a python for his sixth birthday! At nine years old, Steve was already helping his father wrestle small crocodiles. He became a crocodile trapper after graduating high school, catching the creatures before dangerous poachers could. Steve met his wife, Terri, at his family's park, and i
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Love, Tanya (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: Hi everyone and welcome to Love, Tanya! This book is really close to my heart, because it's inspired by my journey to becoming confident and feeling happy about who I am. I wanted to write a book to share the things I've learnt with you - to reveal my top tips on fashion, beauty, love, friendship, YouTube... and loads more! Plus, there is room for you to list your own hopes and dreams alongside mine - so get creative and get involved! I'd love it if this book became a keepsake you can turn to wh
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Не славы ради. Рассказы о великих русских людях (ISBN: 978-5-905793-45-5, Подробнее)


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Автор: В. Н. Кондратюк
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ISBN: 978-5-905793-45-5
Год: 2015 г.

Аннотация к книге: Благодаря мудрым правителям приумножилось достояние государства Российского. Они по достоинству заслужили благодарную память потомков, признание, немеркнущую земную славу. Величие наших славных предков в том, что каждый из них служил своему Отечеству и своему народу не славы ради, не за страх, а за совесть. Ратный труд полководцев уберёг русский народ от порабощения. Учёные, изобретатели, первопроходцы, дипломаты вписали славные страницы в победоносную историю России. Их жизнь стала для многих о
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