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Set your sails east with this stunningly original new history of the world.
Peter Frankopan, number one bestselling author and historian explores the connections made by people, trade, disease, war, religion, adventure, science and technology in this extraordinary book about how the east married the west with a remarkable voyage at its heart - the journey along the Silk Roads.
From ancient world laws laid down by King Hammurabi and the mighty Persian empire, to terrifying huns, the rise of Europe, two world wars and politics today, The Silk Roads moves through time and history sewing together the threads from different peoples, empires and continents into a phenomenal history of the globe.
With stories from each and every corner of society, Frankopan's magnificent retelling of his literacy triumph The Silk Roads, sumptuously illustrated by Neil Packer, is a must-have world history.
This beautiful art book for children charts the evolution of the greatest cultural achievements in painting, sculpture and photography. Art: A Children's Encyclopedia traces the development of painting, from prehistoric cave drawings to the Mona Lisa to contemporary street art. Get to grips with world-famous sculptures, including the Terracotta Army and Michelangelo's David. Find out about photography, from pinhole cameras to digital imagery and iconic photography such as Neil Leifer's Ali versus Liston.With amazing facts, clear explanations, and stunning photography, Art: A Children's Encyclopedia is the essential introduction to the art world for children.
This section (a part of Pegasus Encyclopedia Library) contains encyclopaedias based on Discoveries and Inventions, Space, Physics, Chemistry and Experiments. It is specially designing to fulfil the thirst for scientific knowledge in children.
An enticing slipcased 3D foldout of London's most celebrated sites
makes the perfect gift or memento for Anglophiles or travelers to
Ages 8 years & over. This series (a part of the Pegasus Encyclopaedia Library)contains the encyclopaedia based on Discoveries and Inventions, Space, Physics, Chemistry and Experiments. It is especially designed to fulfil the thirst for scientific knowledge in children.
Butterflies and moths are some of the most amazing creatures in nature.
There are over 180,000 different kinds and they can be found on every continent except the Antarctic.
From Monarchs to swallowtails, Blue Morphos to birdwings, the intricate beauty of butterflies spans the globe and yet also settles close to home in a child's garden, local park or window box.
This large-format book brings the vibrancy and ecosystem of butterflies to life with simple text and gorgeous illustrations, covering the key butterfly and moth families and including scores of fascinating facts.
Learn the unique way that butterflies see, or be amazed by the multiple double-page spreads showing wingspans in sensational detail.
A stunning showcase of the world's butterflies and moths, debuting one of the UK's finest natural history illustrators, Ben Rothery.
Go on the ultimate LEGO (R) NINJAGO (R) adventure with LEGO NINJAGO Character Encyclopedia, completely updated and expanded to include the latest LEGO NINJAGO minifigures! Plus there's an exclusive and fully-armed minifigure so you can put your LEGO NINJAGO knowledge into practice. Meet every single LEGO NINJAGO character, including Kai ZX, the Ninja of Fire; learn about their weapons, the vehicles, the dragons and the exotic locations from the NINJAGO universe. With story pages taking you through the events that shape the NINJAGO world, fact boxes on every page telling you the coolest facts and a Ninja file for each character, LEGO NINJAGO Character Encyclopedia is a must-have for any budding Ninja. LEGO, the LEGO logo, NINJAGO, the Brick and Knob configuration and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. (c) 2016 The LEGO Group. Produced by Dorling Kindersley under licence from the LEGO Group.
"Why do earthquakes hit particular places? What was it like in Pompeii when Vesuvius exploded? How do tsunamis occur? Discover everything about volcanoes around the world - from the largest, such as Hawaii's Mauna Loa, to the most active including Kilauea in Hawaii and Etna in Italy. Did you know that Indonesia has over 125 active volcanoes, and that there is one in Antarctica, too? Explore the hot spots of the world, including the Pacific Ring of Fire. What does an earthquake feel like, and how long does it last? Read all about the devastating earthquakes that have hit San Francisco, the stages of an earthquake, and how dogs can help to rescue people. Learn all about tectonic plates, what causes magma to escape from deep inside Earth, and how eruptions affect our climate. Find out what a volcanologist does, and how scientists can predict the timing and measure the magnitude of an earthquake. Eyewitness Volcano and Earthquake is packed with fascinating facts alongside stunning photography and illustrations. This guide also includes a fact-filled wall chart, perfect for bedroom walls or your classroom. "
Wangari Maathai received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her efforts to lead women in a nonviolent struggle to bring peace and democracy to Africa through its reforestation. Her organization planted over thirty million trees in thirty years. This beautiful picture book tells the story of an amazing woman and an inspiring idea.
Why make an encyclopedia around the question "why?". Well, why not? Sometimes kids asking "why" is the fastest way to understand the world around them. This exciting visual encyclopedia is perfect for your curious children who want their questions answered. With an easy, interactive question-and-answer format, brilliant images and illustrations, your kid's favourite subjects will come to life! A world of knowledge is packed into a one-stop-shop reference book for your child. Full of fun facts and trivia, colourful 3D-digital images, and games that will feed their brains and help them shape their ideas about the world around them. The kids' encyclopedia is filled with age-appropriate knowledge on a range of topics that are complementary to your school's curriculum. Don't Be Afraid To Ask Why! Kids ask questions all the time, and this exciting visual encyclopedia is perfect for curious children everywhere. The book covers a wide range of topics in a question and answer format. The book goes from the tiny things we can't see in our bodies to the enormous planets in our solar system in an easy to understand and visually appealing way. Amaze and inspire young readers to find answers to questions such as: What's inside my body? Why do I get hungry? Why do lions have fur? Why does metal rust? What is a rainbow? How many animals are in the world? Find out all the answers to these questions and everything you ever wanted to know inside the Why? Encyclopedia. This educational book will answer your questions on: - Space and our planet - The human body and the broader living world - History - Science - and more!
Explore an incredible collection of narratives, featuring fascinating facts and stories about the world's deepest seas and oceans. Written by the critically acclaimed TV and radio presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff and illustrated by the wonderful Jill Calder, this stunning book will have you diving into the deepest depths of the blue, exploring the astounding seas and oceans that cover our planet and discovering the amazing animals that populate our waters, including the largest living animal: the blue whale! An important message in the book is the effects of plastics on our planet and the ways in which scientists are making steps towards tackling this much-talked-about topic. We can all make steps in reducing our own plastic consumption and The Sea will fascinate and inspire families in their quest to understand why it has never been more important to protect our planet. Let The Sea take you on a watery journey through different marine habitats that we know about but who knows what is out there yet to be discovered? Featuring an eclectic mix of layout styles with incredible artwork throughout, this is a book that will amaze children and families alike with fantastic facts on the astounding seas and oceans that cover our planet.
Sure you know T-Rex was the meat-eating king and brontosaurus munched on leaves, but what else was on the dino dining menu during the Mesozoic era? Meet the 'vores: carnivores, piscivores, herbivores, insectivores, "trashivores," "sunivores," and omnivores like us. Readers will be surprised and inspired to learn about dino diets and they'll get to explore how scientists can tell which dinosaurs ate what just from looking at fossils! Journey through artist and author Hannah Bonner's whimsical world to learn how the dinosaurs and their contemporaries bit, chewed, and soaked up their food.
Gain an insight into the issues that matter today, such as who owns the media, who decides what is news, and the super-rich. This is the ultimate tool to help you get to grips with sociology in time for exams, from gender and identity to welfare and consumerism.
Sociology is the study of how societies are organised and what helps them function or go wrong. Why do people commit crimes? Who decides if someone has a mental illness? What's work for? Does aid do any good? Heads Up Sociology explores these fascinating questions plus all the key sociology topics, including poverty, gender, class, and crime.
Fascinating biographies give you insights into the lives and work of key players such as Judith Butler and Howard Becker, and case studies and real-life scenarios bring the ideas to life. Heads Up Sociology is an essential read for anyone keen to ask the big questions about the society we live in today.
This is a new edition of this popular title, which provides a fantastic reference point for students studying for their SATs and GCSE's. Split into 5 colour coded sections covering all aspects of the curriculum, such as ecology, zoology and human biology, as well as a general information section which includes essential charts and tables, it is brightly and clearly illustrated. It is internet-linked to further online educational resources through the Usborne Quicklinks website.
Learn the facts, figures, super-powers and origins of your favourite characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). From the Avengers and Ant-Man to Black Panther and Doctor Strange, this book spans over a decade of action-packed Marvel Studios movie releases. Filled with interesting facts and key information, whether your favourite hero is Captain America, Black Widow, Thor, the Wasp, Iron Man or Gamora, you'll be able to find out all about their story, super-powers, weapons, and much more. It isn't all heroes though; this book includes powerful villains and their followers, sinister spies, brave soldiers, and even ordinary people who find themselves caught up in epic battles!
Whatever it is that you want to know, Marvel Studios: Character Encyclopedia will make you an instant Marvel Studios expert. Wondering what Thor's hammer is called*, or where Vision came from? How Iron Man builds his suits, or who Thanos is? Then this is the book for you!
You will be surprised by the answers.
Here are the fascinating stories behind the everyday activities that we all take for granted. Find out the answers to these questions and many more.
What happens when you: throw a punch on a computer game? press print on a 3D printer? throw food down a waste disposal system? tweet on twitter? recycle your soda can? charge your iPad? boot up your computer? take out the trash?
Inspired illustrations add whimsy to the easily understood answers, even when those questions seem opaque. Readers of all ages will be surprised where the answers take them.
Did you know that for every human being on earth there are 1.4 billion insects? Or that one bat can eat up to 1,000 mosquitos every hour? Discover the amazing world of numbers and the real-world wonders they represent through creative, easy-to-understand infographics. Infographics cover popular subjects from science and technology to nature and wildlife, as well as everyday activities like sports and TV. Colourful illustrated graphs, word clouds, pie charts, maps, photography, comparative images, and more illuminate the math behind statistics, trends and measurements we encounter every day.
Beetles, Bugs. Butterflies. Moths. Insects. Spiders. This is an engaging and accessible reference guide to every aspect of these creatures' lives and how they behave. It features more than 800 photographs and illustrations that capture the exciting world of these fabulous species. Stunning picture sequences give an insect's eye view of survival in the wild. It includes fascinating facts and information, supporting school studies on life processes in the natural world. This amazing book examines the intriguing aspects of all kinds of bugs and minibeasts. Did you know that the Wall Brown butterfly smells like chocolate? Or that, during its lifetime, a worker honeybee only collects enough nectar to make about a quarter of a jar of honey? Close-up photographs unveil the secrets of this miniature world - all-seeing compound eyes, super-sensitive antennae, clusters of eggs, powerful stings, a spider spinning its web, and the incredible sight of a perfectly formed insect emerging from its pupal case.
When? Where? What? Why? This stimulating and comprehensive encyclopedia for children provides answers to all the questions kids love to ask.
Each chapter is jam-packed with maps, charts, timelines, diagrams, beautiful images and amazing facts. Did you know, for example, that a single drop of blood contains around five million blood cells? Or that there are areas of desert in all seven of Earth's continents?
Prepare to build your knowledge on a wide range of topics - including Earth and beyond, plants and animals, history and politics, science, technology, and the human body - arranged thematically with more than 9,000 indexed entries and 2,500 colourful images. Cross-reference icons encourage children to explore and discover linked information, feeding their curiosity and building their general knowledge.
The New Children's Encyclopedia, which has sold almost 500,000 copies worldwide since 2009, has now been fully updated in line with the latest knowledge and research. Developed, written, and checked by experts this is the must-have reference book for every child's library.
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