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Featured books by Marc Aronson

History, science and even the way humans interact are dynamic. This is made clear in topics explored in books by Marc Aronson. Each subject — whether a person or a period in time — is meticulously researched, clearly documented, and presented in a way to inspire readers of all ages.

Ain't Nothing but a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry

By: Marc Aronson, Scott Reynolds Nelson
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

The search for the man who beat a steam engine unfolds in words and pictures. The mystery in history is sure to intrigue readers.

How to Get Rich in the California Gold Rush: An Adventurer's Guide to the Fabulous Riches Discovered in 1848

By: Tod Olson, Marc Aronson
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

A fictionalized journal of a prospector brings the Gold Rush to life for readers. Fact and fiction are clearly differentiated while enlivening the history.

How to Get Rich on the Oregon Trail

By: Tod Olson, Marc Aronson
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Another fictionalized account which brings to life westward expansion. As with ...California Gold Rush, fact is made distinct from fiction.

If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge

By: Mike Parker, Marc Aronson
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

No matter how much is known, there's always more to learn. In a fascinating re-examination of Stonehenge and recent discoveries, readers are introduced to new interpretations and thinking.

The Skull in the Rock: How a Scientist, a Boy, and Google Earth Opened a New Window on Human Origins

By: Marc Aronson, Lee Berger
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

In 2008, Lee Berger and his 9-year old son discovered two well preserved fossils, ancestors of modern man. The process as much as the ripples the discovery created remind readers that information is dynamic.

The World Made New: Why the Age of Exploration Happened and How It Changed the World

By: John W. Glenn, Marc Aronson
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

The world was changed forever in 1492. The impact of explorers and exploration is examined and placed in a broader context with complete documentation and resources noted.

Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners from 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert

By: Marc Aronson
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

How 33 Chilean miners were rescued from a copper mine dominated the media in 2010. It is recounted here using primary sources, scientific explanations, and a riveting narrative.

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