Find out about the transport people used in the past and compare it with what we use today. Discover how cars, planes, bicycles and other vehicles have changed. For children following Book Bands, this book is suitable for children reading at band 8, purple. The Info Buzz series, for age 5+, helps children develop their knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. The books have a lively design, engaging text and photos, questions to get children thinking and talking and teaching notes. Each title is written in conjunction with a literacy consultant and features book band guidance and downloadable activity sheets online.
Find out about how a day at the seaside has changed since Victorian times and what has stayed the same! Topics covered include how people travelled to the beach, the clothes they wore and the food they ate. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 8, purple. The Info Buzz series, for age 5+, helps children develop their knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. The books have a lively design, engaging text and photos, questions to get children thinking and talking and teaching notes. Each title is written in conjunction with a literacy consultant and features book band guidance and downloadable activity sheets online.
A History of the Wheeler Family:Stellar Communications. Revised 2017 Bruce Buzz Wheeler
From colonization to the space race, this is the story of America’s successes and failures. Learn how a little settlement of a few hundred colonists grew to be one of the most powerful nations in the world. US History: An Overview of the Most Important People and Events in the History of United States, from Indians to Contemporary History of America follows the roller-coaster of events that drove the United States to become a modern superpower. This quick tour through the most significant events in US history reveals the mistakes that tore a country apart as well as the triumphs that rebuilt and bolstered it. Listen to: The discovery of an uncharted continent by Christopher Columbus The colonization of North America by the Spanish, French, English and Portuguese The establishment of the 13 colonies Fierce competition among European powers as they carved the North American land mass into territories The election of the first president, the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and the American Revolution The tragedies, wars, famine, and prosperity that shaped the United States into a superpower How the United States Constitution continues to guide us today How the modern Republican and Democratic parties were shaped Meet the historical juggernauts who made the United States into what it is today including Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Richard Nixon and more. Learn how the Civil War, Emancipation Proclamation, industrialization, labor movement, WWI, Prohibition, the Great Depression, WWII, the Cold War, and the space race molded a nation. Start your journey through American history today with US History: An Overview of the Most Important People and Events in the History of United States, ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ronald Fox. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101245/bk_acx0_101245_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´10, 9, ignition sequence start, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, zero. All engines running. Liftoff! We have a liftoff! Thirty-two minutes past the hour. Liftoff on Apollo 11!´´ Jack King, NASA Chief of Public Information At 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969, time stood still throughout the world as thousands converged on the Kennedy Space Center and millions tuned in on live television. At that instant, the first rumbles began to shake the ground, as a small spacecraft attached to the giant Saturn V rocket several hundred feet tall started lifting off. Apollo 11 was on its way to a historic first landing on the Moon. Apollo 11´s trip to the Moon may have started on that day in 1969, but the journey had begun over a decade earlier as part of the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union. While landing on the Moon was a noble goal proposed as early as 1961 by President Kennedy, NASA and the nation as a whole moved with urgency simply to best the Soviet Union. Over the decade, NASA would spend tens of billions on the Apollo missions, the most expensive peacetime program in American history to that point. To make Apollo 11 a success, it would take nearly a decade of planning by government officials, hard work by NASA scientists, intense training by the astronauts, and several missions preceding Apollo 11. Americans sure felt the cost was worth it as they watched the first live shots of astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walking on the Moon. As he left his first footprint on the Moon, Armstrong transmitted one of the 20th century´s most famous phrases: ´´That´s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Barton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037421/bk_acx0_037421_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The growing buzz of aircraft engines disturbed the Japanese military construction personnel hauling equipment ashore on the beige coral sand of Tulagi Island at 8:20 AM on May 4th, 1942. Offshore, the large IJN (Imperial Japanese Navy) minelayer Okinoshima, flagship of Admiral Shima Kiyohide, lay at anchor, along with two destroyers, Kikuzuki and Yutsuki, and transport ships. Six Japanese Mitsubishi F1M2 floatplanes also rested on the gentle, deep blue swell, marking Tulagi´s future as an IJN floatplane base. The men on the beach, at inland construction sites, or aboard the Japanese ships, looked up towards the huge white cumulus clouds sailing on the ocean wind. Taken completely by surprise, the Japanese stood and stared as 13 sturdy-looking dive bombers dropped through the cumulus layer at 6,000 feet, plunging towards the IJN ships. As they streaked lower, the white star on a black disc insignia of American aircraft grew visible on the underside of each wing. This was the beginning of the Battle of the Coral Sea, one that even those fighting it could not know would make history. While the battle is not as well-known as other battles across the Pacific, it set a precedent by pitting enemy aircraft carriers against each other, a battle in which the rival navies themselves never sighted each other or fired a gun at each other. Instead, the fighting was done with the carriers´ aircraft, something that would become more common over time and would result in decisive actions at places like Midway just months later. Furthermore, while it was in a sense a tactical victory for the Japanese, it would end up helping blunt their aggressive push east in the Pacific, making it a crucial strategic victory for the Allies. Although not as well-remembered as D-Day or even the attack at Pearl Harbor that preceded it, the Battle of Midway was one of the most unique and important battles fought during World War II. In fact, the turn... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Teutsch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083304/bk_acx0_083304_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.