Traces the life of the Russian leader from his childhood on a collective farm through his education as a civil engineer to his election as the first President of the Russian republic in 1991.
Presents the lives of the talented Bronte family members.
A biography of the British noblewoman whose additions to her translation of an account of Charles Babbage’s calculating machine became the first computer program.
Biography of Václav Havel who served as the last president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 until its dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1992 and as the first President of the Czech Republic from 1993 to 2003.
Charts the development of Mecca as the most holy city for the world’s community of Muslims, and explains clearly the history of Islam itself; shows how Mecca symbolizes the richness of Islam through its traditions, its religious festivals, and powerful art and architecture.
This book describes the cooperative effort by scientists in the Soviet Union and the United States to save the Siberian crane, with the support and aid of conservationists from other nations.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum opened in Washington D.C., in April 1993. This book walks the reader through the museum, floor by floor. It interweaves the story of the Holocaust with a description of the museum. The book describes the Nazis’ rise to power, the “final solution”, and the aftermath of the Holocaust (1945 […]