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The Story Behind Gold

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How much does a gold bar weigh? Why is gold used in computers? Who was Atalhualpa and why was he murdered? To uncover the hidden facts behind everyday things, explore the secrets of True Stories. True Stories reveals the surprising truth about a range of subjects. Discover everything you could wish to know, and some things you’ll wish you didn’t, about a huge range of topics!
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Overview

How much does a gold bar weigh? Why is gold used in computers? Who was Atalhualpa and why was he murdered? To uncover the hidden facts behind everyday things, explore the secrets of True Stories. True Stories reveals the surprising truth about a range of subjects. Discover everything you could wish to know, and some things you’ll wish you didn’t, about a huge range of topics!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432923402
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: True Stories Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Raum has written over two-dozen nonfiction books for young readers, including a biography of Louis Armstrong for Capstone Press. She also has written picture books and adult nonfiction titles. She has a degrees in English literature and library science. Over the years, she has worked as a middle school and high school English teacher, an elementary school librarian, and a college library director. She loves to read and enjoys helping other readers discover great books. Elizabeth Raum has written many nonfiction books for children. She has also written picture books and books for adults. Two of her Capstone You Choose books, "Orphan Trains: An Interactive History Adventure" (2011) and "Can You Survive Storm Chasing?" (2012), are Junior Library Guild selections. Elizabeth lives in Michigan with her husband, Richard. Over the years she has lived in Vermont, New Jersey, Virginia, New York, and North Dakota. She has two grown sons and two granddaughters, who like reading her books. Elizabeth enjoys biking, hiking, reading, and—of course—writing!
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Table of Contents

The World's Greatest Treasure 4

A Short History of Gold 6

Finding, Mining, and Refining Gold 12

Putting Gold to Work 18

Stories and Legends 22

Treasure for Everyone 26

Timeline 28

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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