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On April 24, 1990, the Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off from Kennedy Space Center on the Space Shuttle Program’s 35th mission, but this was no ordinary mission. In its payload bay, Discovery was carrying the Hubble Space Telescope, with the objective of putting the telescope into orbit. By the time the Hubble telescope reached orbit, it was already the world’s most famous telescope, but it was also the most scorned. The telescope cost nearly $2 billion more to complete than anticipated, and to make matters worse, the first images it sent back were skewed. When the telescope immediately began transmitting defective images, NASA and the telescope became laughingstocks, literally. In the popular comedy movie Naked Gun 2 1/2, released in 1991, one scene in a café shows a picture of the telescope between pictures of the Titanic and the Hindenburg, implying it was a disaster. It would take three years to launch another space shuttle mission to fix the telescope, and that would be just the first of five servicing missions that have been performed in the 21 years the telescope has been in orbit. However, within about a year of fixing it, the telescope captured images of a major event in the solar system. In July 1994, the telescope provided a firsthand observation of a comet, Shoemaker-Levy 9, breaking apart and slamming into Jupiter. The comet broke into about two dozen pieces, some of them more than a mile wide, and hit the giant planet with the force of millions of atomic bombs. In addition to capturing the streaking comet breaking up and colliding with Jupiter, the telescope captured images of the impact marks that were left on Jupiter’s surface, helping astronomers study Jupiter’s atmosphere and debris left by major impacts.Show more
Hall-of-famer Elgin Baylor was one of basketball's all-time-greatest players-an innovative athlete, team player, and quiet force for change. One of the first professional African-American players, he inspired others on and off the court. But when traveling for away games, many hotels and restaurants turned Elgin away because he was black. One night, Elgin had enough and staged a one-man protest that captured the attention of the press, the public, and the NBA. Winner of the 2021 Orbis Pictus Award, Above the Rim is a poetic, exquisite telling of the life of an underrecognized athlete and a celebration of standing up for what is right.Show more
Swing into this fifth adventure with The Secret Explorers as they explore the rainforests of Borneo. This group of brilliant kids come together from all four corners of the globe to fix problems, solve mysteries and gather knowledge all over the planet - and beyond. Whenever their help is needed, a special sign will appear on a door. They step through to the Exploration Station, and receive their mission... In the fifth book in the series, rainforest expert Ollie and biology expert Leah are on the mission to rescue a lost baby orangutan in the steamy Bornean rainforest. Follow along with the Secret Explorers as they visit an amazing wildlife reserve and make lots of new friends, both human and animal! However, not everyone in the rainforest is as friendly, and the kids soon stumble across a terrible plot to burn an area of the rainforest to expand the palm oil plantation, which will destroy the orangutan habitat and leave these lovable animals without a home. Using their quick wits, with the help of smelly durian fruit and snapping crocodiles - can Ollie and Leah outsmart the adults and save the orangutan's home? Packed with fun facts about rainforest animals and plants, this thrilling adventure is perfect for young readers and listeners. © 2021 SJ King © 2021 DK AudioShow more
Learn all about volcanoes in this explosive sixth adventure with The Secret Explorers. This group of brilliant kids come together from all four corners of the globe to fix problems, solve mysteries and gather knowledge all over the planet - and beyond. Whenever their help is needed, a special sign will appear on a door. They step through to the Exploration Station, and receive their mission... In this instalment, volcanoes expert Cheng and biology expert Leah experience the thrill and danger of a volcanic eruption up close. Cheng is beyond excited to finally be witnessing the real life volcano, Mount Yasur, in action, but the Secret Explorers soon realise that some of their new friends are missing! It's up to them to rescue their friend and his dog and get them off the volcano before it erupts again, in an even bigger explosion than before. From surfing down a volcano, to daring helicopter rescues, Cheng and Leah need to use all their skills and knowledge to succeed in their mission... Packed with fun facts about volcanic eruptions, this thrilling adventure is perfect for young readers. © 2021 SJ King © 2021 DK AudioShow more
From the Heart This book is a collection of poems that feed a women's soul; reflecting on what women want to hear from their men. When he can't communicate in words, he communicates on paper; playing a vital role in her wellbeing. All filled with deep personal love and sensitivity. Ladies has your man every messed up? Or he cant find the right words to say to make to a situation right? Or he can't express himself in words? There is a old saying that's goes a way to a women heart is Communication. Poetry is a love letter in words to heal one soul. Just to hear a true and meaningful words can change your whole being knowing it's from the heart.Show more
'On his passport he was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The poet Rabindranath Tagore gave him the title Mahatma - the great soul- but he was rather uncomfortable with that. Nelson Mandela calls him a sacred warrior , others describe him as the the saint of the spinning wheel and we now declare him as our Father of the Nation . A courageous freedom fighter, a shrewd politician, a passionate social reformer and a staunch nationalist, Mahatma Gandhi was all this and much more. He was the most unusual leader this country has seen, and one of the most influential personalities whose name is synonymous with India s independence. He was the one who touched the lives of millions, whose ideals of satyagraha and ahimsa inspired great leaders of the world, and who could make the entire country come to a halt by going on a fast. Through a vivid narrative, author Subhadra Sen Gupta recreates the life and legacy of this phenomenal leader to portray the man beneath the simple handspun clothes, who ate saltless vegetables and bitter neem chutney; who greeted kings and paupers alike; who walked 240 miles at the age of sixty to break the Salt Law; and whose entire life was dedicated to truth and to peace. Even today as we read inspirational accounts of Gandhiji s life and talk of gandhigiri, we know that his ideals are alive and relevant to today s generation.Show more
Listen and relive the exciting tales from Highlights, now on audio! Learn why a family in Borneo shares their garden with a black spitting cobra and about an eleven-year-old schoolgirl who names our newly discovered ninth planet, along with other stories about world cultures and world history. Stories include: A Cobra in the Garden, A Danish Christmas Remembered, A Day to Remember Family, A Head-Balancing Act, A Light for Lena, A May Basket for Grandma, A Plate Full of Freedom, A Prehistoric Mystery, A Super-Secret Not-So-Secret Valentine Surprise, All of Spain Celebrates Three Kings' Day, An Alarm Clock That Crows!, and many more!Show more
The inspiring story of the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, told in the new Who HQ Now format for trending topics. On June 26, 2018, twenty-eight-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a bartender from New York City, became the youngest woman ever elected to serve on Congress. Her win shocked the political world and she became a celebrity overnight. Soon, everyone knew her by her initials: AOC. As soon as she was sworn into office, AOC became a vocal champion for healthcare for all and the fight against climate change. This exciting story details the defining moments of what led to her victory and all the monumental ones since that have shaped her into a smart politician willing to fight for others, the environment, and the future of America.Show more
A biography of Joe Biden, the forty-sixth president of the United States: from childhood through the Senate to his election as vice president and, in 2020, as president. The road to the presidency of the United States was a long-and determined-one for Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. From Joe's childhood in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware, his close-knit, devoted family gave him the foundation that would guide him through life. His family's unwavering support bolstered Joe when he was bullied for stuttering, attended law school, and became a public defender. They encouraged Joe when he pursued a career in politics and became the sixth youngest senator in US history. They consoled him when he suffered the devastating loss of his first wife and baby daughter and, years later, the death of his eldest son, Beau. And they cheered Joe when he served two vice presidential terms with President Barack Obama. After a lifetime marked by perseverance, integrity, and accomplishment, Joe Biden and running mate, Kamala Harris, won the 2020 presidential election. And standing by his side each and every step of the way was his wife Jill, his children, and his grandchildren-his family.Show more
Una pequeña ballena beluga se escapa de un laboratorio de Ucrania en busca de la libertad. Llega hasta la costa de Turquía, donde la acogen los pescadores de una pequeña aldea. Allí nace su amistad con Godar, el muchacho que la cuidará hasta que... - Nació en Barcelona en 1947. Empezó a escribir a los ocho años y a los doce decidió que su vocación era ser novelista. Sin embargo, seducido por la música, inició su andadura profesional como fundador o director de algunas de las revistas más influyentes en España. Ha cultivado todos los géneros y ha escrito más de 400 libros, con casi doce millones de ejemplares vendidos. Ha conseguido los más prestigiosos galardones literarios a ambos lados del Atlántico, entre ellos el Premio Edebé Infantil en 1994 y el Juvenil en 2006. Premio Nacional de Literatura en 2007, ha sido así mismo dos veces candidato al Nobel Juvenil, el Premio Andersen. Viajero incansable, en 2004 creó la Fundació Jordi Sierra i Fabra en Barcelona (España) y la Fundación Taller de Letras Jordi Sierra i Fabra en Medellín (Colombia). Su labor ha sido también reconocida recientemente con la Medalla de Honor de Barcelona.Show more
Listen and relive the exciting tales from Highlights, now on audio! Learn how the Horsehead Nebula got its name and shape and what astronauts have to wear in space, along with other stories about outer space. Stories include: Any More Earths Out There? by Vicki Oransky Wittenstein, Brandon's Experiment in Space by Amy Cattapan, Catching Andromeda's Light by Ken Croswell, PhD, Driving on Mars by Ken Croswell, PhD, Evening Star, Morning Star by Dan Guynn Jr., Farming in Space by Amy Hansen, Merry Christmas from the Moon! by Edmund A. Fortier, Roommates in Space by Jack Myers, PhD, Space Junk by Tony Helies, What to Wear in Outer Space by Caroline Tung, and more!Show more
Listen and relive the exciting tales from Highlights, now on audio! Learn how and why pinecones protect and release seeds and about how wind and water have shaped desert sandstone into giant rock formations, along with other stories about science and scientists. Stories include: Arctic vs. Antarctic: Poles Apart by Tim Davis, Clues in the Skulls by Evelyn Edwards, Dueling Dinosaurs by Sharon Pochron, High Arctic Journey by Susan E. Quinlan, How I Became a Backyard Biologist by Dan Kriesberg, Rescue Robots by Andy Boyles, Spring Weather by Sarah Smith, The Mighty Volcanoes of Mars by Ken Croswell, PhD, What a Pro Knows: Bubble Science by Carly Schuna, When Kids Hunt Fossils by Gail Jarrow, and more!Show more
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