Calling All Innovators series introduces students to careers in science and technology. The complex text allows readers (Grades 5-8) to determine the main idea and explain how it is supported by key details.
War has been a fact of life ever since the dawn of civilization. But while armies once charged into battle with little more than wooden clubs or stone axes, centuries of innovation have led to a wide range of powerful and efficient weaponry. Readers will trace the history of weapons and other military technology, including such developments as guns, tanks, and guided missiles.
Mark Overmyer-Velazquez, Ph.D., consulting editor and author of the preface included in each volume, holds a joint B.A. degree in history and in German literature from the University of British Columbia; an M.A. and M.Phil. from Yale University in Latin American history; and a Ph.D. from Yale University in Latin American and U.S. Latino history. He is currently assistant professor of history at the University of Connecticut. Professor Overmyer-Velazquez is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships and has written many articles, chapters, and book reviews on Latin American and U.S. Latin