Trinity A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb

Author: Jonathan Fetter-Vorm
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780809093557
Release Date: 2013-05-28
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

A graphic novel account of the race to construct the first atomic bomb and the decision to drop it, tracing the early research, the heated debates, and profiles of forefront Manhattan Project contributors.

Wham Teaching with Graphic Novels Across the Curriculum

Author: William G. Brozo
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807754955
Release Date: 2013-11-15
Genre: Education

Graphic novels are an excellent medium to motivate today's youth to become independent learners and thinkers. This practical guide shows secondary school teachers how to incorporate graphic novels into content area instruction as a tool for meeting the needs of diverse learners and achieving the goals of the Common Core State Standards. The authors provide instructional guidelines with classroom examples that demonstrate how graphic novels can be used to expand content knowledge and literacy in science, social studies, math, and English/language arts. Teachers will appreciate the book's specific suggestions for selecting graphic novels and for employing responsive practices that will build students' reading, writing, speaking, listening, and media competencies.

Feuer im Kopf

Author: Susannah Cahalan
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783864155024
Release Date: 2013-08-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Susannah Cahalan ist jung, attraktiv, frisch verliebt, eine aufstrebende Journalistin – und gerät über Nacht in den schlimmsten Albtraum ihres Lebens. Innerhalb kürzester Zeit erkrankt sie schwer, leidet an Wahnvorstellungen und wird binnen weniger Wochen zum Schwerstpflegefall in der Psychiatrie. Vollgepumpt mit Medikamenten wird sie ans Bett gefesselt und vegetiert vor sich hin – dem Tod näher als dem Leben. Doch ihre Familie gibt nicht auf bis endlich der renommierte Neurologe Souhel Najjar hinzugezogen wird. Er findet heraus, dass Susannah an einer erst vor kurzem entdeckten Autoimmunerkrankung leidet, in deren Verlauf der Körper das eigene Gehirn angreift und Symptome wie Schizophrenie, Autismus und Wahnvorstellungen erzeugt. Einmal richtig diagnostiziert, sorgen die geeigneten Medikamente rasch und dauerhaft für Genesung und Susannah gewinnt ihr Leben zurück. Ihre Schilderung des Leidensweges ist eine bewegende und aufregende Geschichte über Familie, Liebe, Hoffnung und darüber, wie sich ein perfektes Leben innerhalb kürzester Zeit in eine Katastrophe verwandeln kann. Ein fesselndes Buch, das man nicht aus der Hand legen kann, bis die letzte Seite verschlungen ist.

Logicomix

Author: Apostolos K. Doxiadēs
Publisher:
ISBN: 3855350698
Release Date: 2010
Genre: German comic books, strips, etc


Battle Lines

Author: Ari Kelman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780809094745
Release Date: 2015-05-05
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

"A graphic history of the Civil War, told through everyday objects"--

Dropping of the Atomic Bombs

Author: Mary Meinking
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781629697789
Release Date: 2015-08-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This title examines the dropping of atomic bombs during World War II, focusing on their development and testing, the bombing missions, and the bombs' destruction and legacy. Compelling narrative text and well-chosen historical photographs and primary sources make this book perfect for report writing. Features include a glossary, a selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Lord of the Flies

Author: William Golding
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101993224
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Genre: Fiction

William Golding’s unforgettable classic of boyhood adventure and the savagery of humanity comes to Penguin Classics in a stunning Graphic Deluxe Edition with a new foreword by Lois Lowry As provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, Lord of the Flies continues to ignite passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature. William Golding’s compelling story about a group of very ordinary boys marooned on a coral island has been labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, and even a vision of the apocalypse. But above all, it has earned its place as one of the indisputable classics of the twentieth century for readers of any age. This Penguin Classics Graphic Deluxe Edition features an array of special features to supplement the novel, including a foreword by Lois Lowry, an introduction by Stephen King, an essay by E. M. Forster, an essay on teaching and reading the novel and suggestions for further exploration by scholar Jennifer Buehler, and an extended note by E. L. Epstein, the publisher of the first American paperback edition of Lord of the Flies. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Meanings of J Robert Oppenheimer

Author: Lindsey Michael Banco
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 9781609384203
Release Date: 2016-05-15
Genre: History

He called the first atomic bomb “technically sweet,” yet as he watched its brilliant light explode over the New Mexico desert in 1945 in advance of the black horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, he also thought of the line from the Hindu epic The Bhagavad Gita: “I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientific director of the Manhattan Project, the single most recognizable face of the atomic bomb, and a man whose name has become almost synonymous with Cold War American nuclear science, was and still is a conflicted, controversial figure who has come to represent an equally ambivalent technology. The Meanings of J. Robert Oppenheimer examines how he has been represented over the past seven decades in biographies, histories, fiction, comics, photographs, film, television, documentaries, theater, and museums. Lindsey Michael Banco gathers an unprecedented group of cultural texts and seeks to understand the multiple meanings Oppenheimer has held in American popular culture since 1945. He traces the ways these representations of Oppenheimer have influenced public understanding of the atomic bomb, technology, physics, the figure of the scientist, the role of science in war, and even what it means to pursue knowledge of the world around us. Questioning and unpacking both how and why Oppenheimer is depicted as he is across time and genre, this book is broad in scope, profound in detail, and offers unique insights into the rise of nuclear culture and how we think about the relationship between history, imagination, science, and nuclear weapons today.

Radioactive

Author: Winifred Conkling
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 9781616205553
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The fascinating, little-known story of how two brilliant female physicists’ groundbreaking discoveries led to the creation of the atomic bomb. In 1934, Irène Curie, working with her husband and fellow scientist, Frederic Joliot, made a discovery that would change the world: artificial radioactivity. This breakthrough allowed scientists to modify elements and create new ones by altering the structure of atoms. Curie shared a Nobel Prize with her husband for their work. But when she was nominated to the French Academy of Sciences, the academy denied her admission and voted to disqualify all women from membership. Four years later, Curie’s breakthrough led physicist Lise Meitner to a brilliant leap of understanding that unlocked the secret of nuclear fission. Meitner’s unique insight was critical to the revolution in science that led to nuclear energy and the race to build the atom bomb, yet her achievement was left unrecognized by the Nobel committee in favor of that of her male colleague. Radioactive! presents the story of two women breaking ground in a male-dominated field, scientists still largely unknown despite their crucial contributions to cutting-edge research, in a nonfiction narrative that reads with the suspense of a thriller. Photographs and sidebars illuminate and clarify the science in the book.

Young Adult Nonfiction

Author: Judith A. Hayn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475812985
Release Date: 2015-11-19
Genre: Education

No matter the location, schools are guided by standards, including Common Core State Standards. This collection of contributions by some of the country’s leading literacy experts offers practical suggestions for implementing young adult literature to meet the demand that standards mandate for focusing on nonfiction in teaching literacy. The challenges to CCSS abound, and teachers who are currently seeking avenues to reach their students no matter what content they teach will find the strategies and suggestions useful. The text advocates using young adult literature to accomplish content area literacy and is intended as a primer for those who are building curriculum.

Young Adult Literature in Action A Librarian s Guide 2nd Edition

Author: Rosemary Chance
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440835438
Release Date: 2014-01-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Utilizing a genre approach, this overview of young adult literature shows new librarians and library science students the criteria to use for selecting quality books, including recommended titles. • Provides unbiased, authoritative guidance for finding recommended classic and recent titles by genre • Presents an excellent introduction to the field of young adult literature for undergraduate and graduate students who intend to be public or school librarians, students who are new to the study of young adult literature, or librarians who are new to working with young adults • Includes a new section consisting of fascinating answers from 14 authors explaining their motivations and inspirations for writing for young adult readers • Provides expanded coverage on the popular genres of graphic novels and science fiction books

Schwarzer Tod

Author: Greg Iles
Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)
ISBN: 340414421X
Release Date: 2009-05-08
Genre: Fiction

Im Januar des Jahres 1944 halten vier Menschen das Schicksal der Welt in ihren Händen: ein amerikanischer Arzt, eine deutsche Krankenschwester, ein zionistischer Attentäter und eine junge jüdische Witwe. Im Auftrag des britischen Premierministers Winston Churchill sollen die vier eine Mission erfüllen, die ihnen allen den Tod bringen kann. In einem Gefangenenlager in Mecklenburg arbeiten die Deutschen fieberhaft an der Herstellung zweier Giftgase, deren Einsatz den Krieg zugunsten Deutschlands entscheiden soll. Die Briten verfügen ebenfalls über diese Wunderwaffe, und Churchills Plan ist einfach ═ aber auch perfide: Die vier Auserwählten sollen das britische Giftgas in dem deutschen Lager zur Anwendung bringen und die Pläne der Nazis ═ ohne Rücksicht auf die zumeist jüdischen Gefangenen ═ zunichte machen ...

The Basics of Nuclear Physics

Author: Christopher Cooper
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781477777718
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

When we think of nuclear physics, we often think of the fraught issues of nuclear power generation and nuclear weapons. However, nuclear physics has many other practical applications, including in the fields of nuclear medicine, materials engineering, and geology and archaeology. The history of nuclear physics is full of fascinating figures--Rutherford, Geiger, Bohr, Einstein, Oppenheimer--and highly dramatic experiments, triumphs, and utter tragedies. Capturing both the promise and the peril of this most fascinating science with compelling, comprehensible text and full-color photos and explanatory visual aids, this volume introduces readers to the most transformative science of the modern era.