The Rosetta Stone was the key to unlocking the mysteries of ancient Egypt. This is the fascinating story of why it was made and how it was discovered. The ancient hieroglyphics are decoded at the end of the book, letting listeners learn to write with the symbols of the Pharaohs.
The oldest "Wonder of the world" stands silently and demands explanation. The Great Pyramid of Khufu is so big, so old, and so beautiful that many can't believe it was built by an ancient people…but it was! And that is the greatest mystery of all - the mystery of the Great Pyramid. The Great Pyramid is part of the non-fiction Ancient Egyptian Mysteries series that engages listeners of all ages. Travel to ancient Egypt and explore the facts and mysteries of how the Great Pyramid of Khufu was built
This is the true story of how Kush (parts of modern Sudan and Ethiopia) founded a dynasty of black Pharaohs. This astonishing civilization south of Egypt developed its own distinctive pyramid and culture and overcame both Egypt and Rome. Ancient propaganda claimed victory over the barbarians of Kush, but the truth cannot be hidden forever!
"Great, but Writing Could Be Better"
When Mount St. Helens began releasing steam, nearby residents were told to get off the mountain. One man decided not to, and he paid dearly for his decision. The Mount St. Helens Volcano is part of the non-fiction series "Disasters" that will engage listeners of all ages, including English Language Learners. These moments in history recall the death and destruction caused by both natural and manmade disasters around the world.
This mysterious Pharaoh's ideas caused a religious revolution in ancient Egypt, and future kings would try to erase all records of him. Akhenaton's story has only recently been reconstructed. Strange in his art, his beliefs, and even his body, the king who was made to disappear has been found again.
Cole hires a guide to lead him over a glacier and up an icy Alaska peak. When the guide refuses to climb in dangerous weather conditions, Cole sets off alone. Will he survive to tell the tale? The Ice Climb is part of the Quick-Read, Tales of Danger Series by Zena Dele. Sheer ice cliffs. Wild Horses. Deadly accidents. Danger lurks in the great outdoors. Young people test their limits-and find hidden strengths-when they face challenges.
Tom and Ricky are two 14-year-old boys. Together with their friends, and their dog Patches, they set out to solve mysteries in their small home town. In this book, The Birthday Present, Tom gets a brand new Go-Player from Uncle Jack. He thinks it's strange because he doesn't have an Uncle Jack. This easy-to-comprehend mystery series has five interesting stories that have engaged young listeners for several decades. This classic series was updated in 2011 with a more modern look and themes.
Some think tattoos are the hottest new style to hit the scene. Are they really? This book details the long history of tattoos and the reasons people have made their mark with them. An outward sign of belonging, belief or beauty, tattoos have an appeal that crosses time and geography. But not everyone lives happily with a tattoo.
People have always wanted to know the future. When the ancient Greeks needed to make an important decision they would ask one of their oracles, the priestly advisors who spoke the words of gods. But sometimes it was a mystery what the oracle really meant, and many got it wrong. How the oracles got their answers may be even more mysterious than we think. Let the history, legends, and myths of ancient Greece capture your students' imagination...
The Chernobyl power plant was the hope for energy in the Ukraine. Years after the 1986 meltdown, Ukraine is still feeling the effects of its radiation. The Nuclear Disaster at Chernobyl is part of the Disasters series. These moments in history recall the death and destruction caused by both natural and manmade disasters around the world.
Modifying your body may seem to be an extreme thing to do. But when we build muscles, lose weight, pierce our ears, or get a hair transplant, aren't we modifying our bodies? What powerful needs make us do it? This audiobook explores the history of these sometimes strange and sometimes commonplace customs from around the world. Body Modification is part of the Extreme Customs non-fiction series that will engage listeners of all ages. What do customs mean in a given culture?
Tornadoes tear through the land, skipping over one street and devastating the next. This account of some of the most extraordinary occurrences surrounding tornadoes combines their science and the personal stories of survivors and witnesses. This story will "blow away" the hardest to please listeners. Tornadoes is part of the Natural Disasters non-fiction series that will engage listeners of all ages, including English Language Learners.
All over the world, people love to watch the athletes of the Olympics compete. But just why are there Olympic Games? Why are they so important? The truth is, the modern Olympics are a return to a mysterious, ancient festival. The ancient Olympics were more than just fun and games; they helped shape Greek culture and its contributions to us.
Kyle has had a lot of bad luck, but his latest freak accident seems to have changed all that. He doesn't know how he did an inverted aerial ski jump, or even really what that is, but suddenly, he's very popular. His new friends want him to jump again. Will he get lucky and survive one more time?
Blizzards are an irresistible force of nature. This audiobook of history and science brings to life personal stories of survival and heroism. Opening with the tale of the Blizzards of 1888, which took the northeastern U.S. completely by surprise, this audiobook's chilling excitement will hold listeners till the end. Blizzards is part of the Natural Disasters non-fiction series that will engage listeners of all ages, including English Language Learners.
Earthquakes are the most powerful natural force on the planet. This nonfiction tale of some of the great quakes of history tells the personal and scientific stories of these disasters. From the New Madrid Quake of 1812 to more recent quakes around the world, the awesome effects are grippingly portrayed in this audiobook. Earthquakes is part of the Natural Disasters non-fiction series that will engage listeners of all ages, including English Language Learners.
Hurricanes and Floods is a tale of the forces of nature that cause more human death than any other. The 1900 disaster in Galveston, Texas, the ordeal of Hurricane Camille, and floods from Johnstown, Pennsylvania to Los Angeles, California, Listeners will be "swept away" by this fast-paced listen. Hurricanes and Floods is part of the Natural Disasters non-fiction series that will engage listeners of all ages, including English Language Learners.
How did the ancient people of the small, rocky land of Greece have so much influence on the way we think today? The Greeks set us on the path of questioning nature, truth, and humanity. What made the Greeks such a questioning people? We still benefit from this unsolved mystery, and like the Greeks, we're still asking why.
The Korean airliner took off from Alaska innocently enough, but a series of human errors caused it to veer into Russian airspace. Russian military intelligence trailed the plane for hours before shooting it down. The Last Flight of 007 is part of the Disaster non-fiction series that will engage listeners of all ages, including English Language Learners. These moments in history recall the death and destruction caused by both natural and manmade disasters around the world.
Ever since his mother remarried, Andrew felt like he didn't fit in. Some people left him out because he was too Chinese. Others, because he wasn't Chinese enough. If he could only get the chance, he knew he would make everyone see him as just Andrew - or maybe Andrew the basketball star?