Saturday, October 11, 2014

Scarier Than Fiction

Sick at Sea? Cure It or Cut It Off!
by Anna Claybourne
Would you dare be the surgeon on board a sailing ship in the 1700s? You'll need to know where to find dragon's blood, how to drill into a skull without anesthetic, how to stop rotting limbs from falling off! Learn all of the curious cures you'll need to treat dreadful diseases at sea.

Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy
by Albert Marrin
Describes the conditions in the textile industry in the early 20th century behind the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company that led to the death of many young women, and explains its impact on the labor movement and on society.

Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917
by Sally M. Walker
When two ships collided in Halifax Harbour, on December 6, 1917, one of them was full of munitions for World War I. The ensuing explosion, aftershocks, and tsunami wrecked unbelievable devastation. It was the largest explosion in the world until the atomic bomb was detonated in World War II in 1945.

Witches!: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem
by Rosalyn Schanzer
Recounts in electrifying detail the true events of the 17th-century witch trials in Salem Village, Massachusetts. After two girls exhibit strange behavior, the colonial town's doctor concludes their symptoms are the result of witchcraft. Even today, the chilling events of this period remain one of the most disturbing passages of U.S. history.

How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous
by Georgia Bragg
A look at the deaths of several famous people throughout history and the circumstances surrounding those deaths.

Scalpels, Stitches & Scars: A History of Surgery
by John Townsend
Read real-life stories and fascinating news reports to learn how surgery and medical treatment has changed throughout the years.

Scary Science: 24 Creepy Experiments
by Shar Levine
Presents over twenty science experiments designed to scare and gross-out others, including shrunken heads, rubber bones, and zombie food, and explains the scientific principles behind each experiment.

Ancient Medicine: From Sorcery to Surgery
by Michael Woods
Describes medical techniques such as brain surgery, splints, taking a pulse, forceps, and sanitation in ancient civilizations including the Stone Age, Egypt, Greece, China, India, and Rome.

Dangerous Creatures
by Angela Wilkes
Describes various kinds of dangerous animals, such as lions, piranhas, killer bees, and vampire bats.

Scary Creatures of the Wetlands
by Penny Clarke
Explores what animals live in the world's wetlands and how big a wetland can be.

Stuff That Scares Your Pants Off! : The Science Scoop on MoreThan 30 Terrifying Phenomena!
by Glenn Murphy
Presents useful information and facts on some of the most common fears, from poisonous spiders and shark bites in the ocean to the probability of being struck by lightning or killed by a flesh-eating bacteria.

Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead
by Rebecca L. Johnson
Are zombies real? Scientists know this for sure: dead people do not come back to live and start walking around, looking for trouble. But there are things that can take over the bodies and brains of innocent creatures, turning them into senseless slaves. Meet nature's zombie makers--including a fly-enslaving fungus, a suicide worm, and a cockroach-taming wasp--and their victims.

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