Engineering, Coding & Programming Books
The following books were purchased with grant funds from the Wakefield Education Foundation to support student interest in coding, programming and engineering. Follow the link from the title to check to see if the book is available or checked out.
These books are currently on display in the Learning Commons!
These books are currently on display in the Learning Commons!
Help Your Kids With Computer Coding: A Unique Step-by-Step Visual Guide, from Binary Code to Building Games by Carol Vorderman (2014)
An introductory guide to coding for students and their parents to create games and animations using the programming languages Scratch and Python.
Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS and WordPress by Nate Cooper (2014)
An illustrated introduction to the basics of creating a website that covers HTML, CSS, and WordPress, and features step-by-step advice in comic form.
Cities: Discover How They Work by Kathleen M. Reilly (2014)
Covers the systems that work together to keep urban areas running safely, how cities have evolved since the first settlements and outlines projects that explain facts about transportation, water systems, and architecture.
The Industrial Revolution: Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World by Carla Mooney (2011)
An exploration of the Industrial Revolution that introduces individuals who led the revolution, looks at the impact of their innovations, and features twenty-five activities designed to help students understand how science and technology transformed society.
Concise History of Science & Invention: An Illustrated Timeline ed. by Jolyon Goddard (2010)
Chronicles the history of human achievement, featuring articles about the major historical eras and a timeline of the most important scientific developments around the world.
Science and Technology in 20th-century American Life by Christopher Cumo (2007)
Explores how science and technology have helped to shape America during the twentieth century in areas such as agriculture, transportation, medicine and education.
Technology by Dan Green (2012)
An illustrated exploration of technology, looking at materials, gizmos, movers and shakers, and more.
How to Build a Hovercraft: Air Cannons, Magnet Motors and 25 Other Amazing DIY Science Projects by Stephen Voltz (2013)
Collects 25 science projects made from common household materials, including a soda and candy fountain, a leaf blower hovercraft, and more, with step-by-step instructions, illustrations, photographs, and explanations of the science behind each project.
The Britannica Guide to Inventions that Changed the Modern World ed. by Robert Curley (2010)
Discusses inventions and innovations that have proven to be crucial to the following: communication, transportation, power and energy, construction and engineering, medicine, military technology, observation, measurement, agriculture and industry.
Power, Speed and Form: Engineers and the Making of the 20th Century by David P. Billington (2006)
Explores the engineering behind 8 innovations that transformed life from 1876 to 1939; the telephone, electric power, oil refining, the automobile, the airplane, radio, the long-span steel bridge, and building with reinforced concrete.
Encyclopedia of Electronic Components: Power Sources & Conversion, Vol. 1 by Charles Platt (2013)
Presents photographs, schematics, and diagrams of electronic components, focusing on power sources and conversion.
Fifty Machines That Changed the Course of History by Eric Chaline (2012)
Introduces fifty mechanical devices developed since the 18th Century that have influenced human culture and quality of life, in the categories of industry, agriculture, media, transport, science, computing, energy and home.
The Beginner's Guide to 3D Printing: 14 Simple Toy Designs to Get You Started by Mike Rigsby (2014)
Presents fourteen three-dimensional printing projects for beginners with instructions and visual aid.
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Seven Wonders of Engineering by Ron Miller (2010)
Profiles seven modern achievements in engineering, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Three Gorges Dam, discussing their development, qualities, and contributions to scientific or technological advances.
Bridges and Tunnels: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects by Donna Latham (2012)
Explores the innovation and physical science behind bridges and tunnels, featuring illustrated, step-by-step instructions for twenty-five projects designed to help students learn about the engineering process.
Canals and Dams: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects by Donna Latham (2013)
An illustrated introduction to how water is managed and supplied for use by people through engineering projects that create canals and dams, and includes twenty-five projects.
Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future with 20 Projects by Kathy Ceceri (2012)
An illustrated introduction to robotics, covering the development of robotics, housing, actuators, effectors, sensors, and controllers, with step-by-step instructions for twenty related projects.
Skyscrapers: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects by Donna Latham (2013)
Explores the innovation and physical science behind skyscrapers, featuring illustrated, step-by-step instructions for twenty-five projects designed to help students learn about the engineering process.
National Geographic's Architecture & Construction ed. by Larry Main (2013)
Contains eight articles on various topics about architecture and construction, including energy conservation, the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland, and protecting a house against wildfires.
Great Modern Structures: 100 Years of Engineering Genius by David Littlefield (2012)
Highlights over sixty modern engineering and architectural wonders of the world, with photographs, descriptions of projects, and explanations of the challenges faced during construction.
Built to Last by David Macaulay (2010)
Contains detailed illustrations and explanations of how castles, mosques, and cathedrals were built.
Explore Simple Machines! by Anita Yasuda (2011)
Provides instructions for 25 cross-curriculum, simple machines-themed projects, activities, and experiments.
The Big Book of Minecraft by Trevor Tally (2014)
A guide to the game "Minecraft," including new features implemented in 2014. Also looks at notable builders from the"Minecraft" community.
Learn to Program with Scratch: A Visual Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science and Math by Majed Marji (2014)
An illustrated guide to programming computers with Scratch, covering procedures, variables, loops, recursion, decision-making, and lists; with projects including science simulations, math projects, and arcade games.
Super Scratch Programming Adventure: Learn to Program by Making Cool Games by LEAD Project (2014)
Presents computer programming concepts and fundamentals, covering flow control, subroutines, and data types.
Mr. Lincoln's High Tech War: How the North Used the Telegraph, Railroads, Surveillance Balloons, Iron-Clads, High-Powered Weapons and More to Win the Civil War by Thomas B. Allen (2009)
Examines how Abraham Lincoln's interest in technology played a role in the outcome of the Civil War; explains how the telegraph and other inventions helped the North win the war and rebuild the economy.
The Groundbreaking, Chance-Taking Life of George Washington Carver and Science & Invention in America by Cheryl Harness (2008)
A biography of George Washington Carver that discusses his childhood, various jobs, education, agricultural skills, travels, and legacy; includes a timeline, a chronology, illustrations, and resources.