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There are a number of great resources that provide digital books that can be a great resource for teachers for reading in the content area.

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Subject Area - Science

eBooks for Reading in the Content Area of Science

The following are a sample collection of possible eBooks that could be used in science classes. eBooks are texts that have been converted and "published" in a digital format that displays on specialized reading devices or computers.

MS Reader     http://www.microsoft.com/reader

Subject Area Books

Science

History of Science, V1 Henry Smith Williams

Faraday As A Discoverer, John Tyndall

First and Last Things, H. G. Wells

Physics

Five of Maxwell's Papers, James Clerk Maxwell

The Strange Life of Nikola Tesla, Nikola Tesla

The Story Of Electricity John Munro

Chemistry

American Handbook of the Daguerreotype, Samuel D. Humphrey

The Chemical History of A Candle, Michael Faraday

Periodic Table Of The Elements

Periodic Table of Comic Books (Use of Elements): http://www.uky.edu/Projects/Chemcomics/ 

Biology

Bird Neighbors, Neltje Blanchan

The Naturalist on the River Amazons, Henry Walter Bates

The Life of the Caterpillar, by J. Henri Fabre: http://www.ibiblio.org/eldritch/jhf/cater.html

The Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection; or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Charles Darwin

The Voyage of the Beagle, Charles Darwin'

Your Genes, Your Choices: Exploring the Issues Raised by Genetic Research written by Catherine Baker: http://intersect.uoregon.edu/genes/default.html

Earth Science

The Student's Elements of Geology, Sir Charles Lyell

Let's Collect Rocks & Shells, Shell Oil Company

VOLCANOES, Robert I. Tilling

The Yosemite, John Muir

Astronomy

Satellite Story, Jocelyn Bergen: http://www.archive.org/details/SatelliteStory

Children's

Echo the Bat: http://imagers.gsfc.nasa.gov/echohome.html

Science Fiction

AntiGrav Unlimited, Duncan Long: http://www.baen.com/library/dlong.htm

Teaching

Science for All Americans: http://www.project2061.org/tools/sfaaol/sfaatoc.htm

Inquiry and the National Science Standards: http://books.nap.edu/html/inquiry_addendum/index.html

Libraries

Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/

Project Gutenberg:   http://www.gutenberg.org

Baen Science Fiction: http://www.baen.com/library/

USGS printing office http://pubs.usgs.gov/products/books/gip.html

National Academy Press: http://www.nap.edu/

International Children's Digital Library: http://www.icdlbooks.org:8080/servlet/SearchCategory?id=128

 

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