Case Closed?

Susan Hughes
Michael Wandelmaier

Egypt's first female pharaoh disappears around 1457 BCE --- was she murdered? Find out how DNA closes the case. The ancient Arabian Peninsula city of Ubar vanishes, seemingly without trace. Find out how old maps and modern space shuttles help solve the mystery. Sir John Franklin's 1845 expedition to find the Northwest Passage is never heard from again. Find out how spectroscopy points to some probable explanations.

Case Closed? examines these and six other mysteries from ancient and modern times. Accompanied by photos, maps, diagrams and illustrations, this book reveals how modern science sheds new light on people, vessels and entire civilizations throughout history that simply vanished. In some cases, the mystery has been solved. In other cases, readers can examine the latest evidence and decide for themselves.

978-1-55453-363-3 | Sep 1, 2013
List Price: USD $12.99, CAD $14.99
4-color 8 1/2 x 11 88 pages
Grades: 3 To 7 / Ages: 8 to 12

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2012 - Utah Beehive Award - Informational Category, The Children's Literature Association of Utah, Short-listed
2012 - Silver Birch Nonfiction Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2012 - Alberta Children's Choice Rocky Mountain Book Award, Short-listed
2012 - Lamplighter Award, Children's Crown Award Reading Program, Short-listed
2011 - Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, Short-listed
2011 - Norma Fleck Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2011 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2010 - Outstanding Science Trade Book, NSTA, Winner

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