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Hey, why is that funny-looking monkey on TV hanging upside down? Is
that fuzzy, chubby guy in the back yard a woodchuck or a groundhog?
Now you can find answers to these and hundreds more questions and
curiosities right at your fingertips Featuring 2,500 species and
packed with stunning color photographs, amazing animal facts, maps,
and more, the new "National Geographic Kids Animal Encyclopedia" is
the most comprehensive on the market today, amazing and
entertaining readers, while providing them with authoritative
information about the animal kingdom. Kids love to look at animals
and this book showcases more than 1,000 gorgeous color photographs
as only National Geographic--the leader in wildlife
photography--can. Thematic spreads take readers through animal
homes and habitats, senses and communication, life cycle and
babies, movement and migration, defenses, camouflage, and
adaptation, and endangered animals and conservation. Special
features in each section include ANIMAL PROFILES spreads that focus
in-depth on a particular animal and ANIMAL RECORDS spreads that
highlight superlatives such as fastest, tallest, smallest, etc.
Exclusive FROM-THE-FIELD reports, that focus on National Geographic
explorers and their stories about the animals they study, can only
be found in "this" animal encyclopedia, adding to its entertainment
and educational value.
Releases simultaneously in Reinforced Library Binding: 978-1-4263-1023-2, $33.90/$39.00 Can
Look out for dinosaur bones, footprints and fossil feathers on your dinosaur dig site, before opening the gatefolds and uncovering the creatures to whom they once belonged, in three incredible, expansive panoramic scenes. Travel through Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous eras, hunting for fossils and then learn about each amazing prehistoric creature, before testing your knowledge with a fun dinosaur quiz. Grab your paleontologist's tool kit and get stuck in with facts, stats and colourful illustrations to amaze any young dinosaur enthusiast.
An absorbing, fast-paced and comprehensive guide to surviving in the wild, with a particular focus on the animals you might encounter - and want to avoid! - while you're there. Whether you're lost in the mountains, stranded in the desert, or adrift at sea, if you've read this book, you might just have a fighting chance at staying alive. Vivid photos, maps and other colourful graphics provide plenty to inspire armchair explorers. Chapters cover survival at sea, on a Pacific island, in the Outback, the Sahara Desert, the Amazon Rainforest, Polar wilderness and the Rocky Mountains. Readers are provided with information on what to do first, the key rules for survival, the animals in each habitat and how to signal for help. Feature pages highlight real-life survivors who escaped these harsh environments to inspire young explorers.
The Earth is populated by numerous species of animals with incredible characteristics and this book allows the reader to discover them all through the many illustrations. The map of the continents will make it possible to locate them precisely, while on the following pages the most important aspects, their unusual characteristics and their behaviour are explained. Interesting information and curiosities are given for the most unusual and important animals. A precious volume, with beautiful illustrations by Giulia Lombardo, easy to read, giving precise and useful information about the most fascinating animals on the planet
Sportopedia is your ultimate guide to the exhilarating world of sport. Learn amazing facts about all your favourite sports, and discover new ones you may not have come across before. Whether you're into team sports, target sports, track and field, or aquatic sports, this book showcases a diverse array of athletes - male, female, able-bodied and Paralympians - and celebrates the unique talents of sportspeople everywhere, making it a treasure trove for all the family to share. Covering ball sports, such as soccer, rugby, volleyball, lacrosse, rugby and cricket; racket sports such as tennis, table tennis and badminton; athletics and gymnastics; target sports such as shooting, archery and golf; as well as combat sports such as judo, karate and boxing, this book covers everything from very well known activities to the more niche sporting hobbies such as boccia and kabaddi. Sport-loving kids will find hours of entertainment and fascinating information in this awesome encyclopedia.
**SAINSBURY'S CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD 2018 WINNER - LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT CATEGORY** How many people could fit on a blue whale's tongue? Is a hovercraft faster than a tank? And what grows quicker - toenails or fingernails? Discover the answer to these questions and so much more in The Book of Comparisons. Brimming with incredible facts to wow your family and friends with, this book will help you to understand extraordinary things in our world, by comparing them with other things! Through awesome comparisons, you'll learn about: The strongest animals The fastest vehicles The biggest poopers in the world The most extreme journeys ever taken The awesome power of natural forces Filled with amazingly detailed illustrations and fascinating nuggets of information to 'wow' family and friends with, this fact-packed book is sure to keep the whole family entertained. Absorbing, entertaining, and surprising, once you've learned how comparisons can work, you'll never look at the world in the same way again! Did you know that you can fit two football teams on the tongue of a blue whale? Did you know that the Samoan moss spider is as small as a grain of salt? Find out about these - and lots, lots more amazing information - in The Book of Comparisons. Perfect for fact fans! - The Week Junior This lovely book, with great illustrations by Paul Boston, is packed full of the sort of facts children love. The large pages are stuffed with extraordinary details, comparing everything from animals, to space to machines. Aimed at 7+, this seems like a book that could last for years, as it is so full of interesting little tit bits. - Reading Zone The Book of Comparisons is a crazy good fact nugget tomb! - WRD Magazine A lavishly illustrated, 90-page compendium of the sort of jaw-dropping statistics which children love to outdo each other. - Daily Telegraph The Book of Comparisons is so compelling. Gifford finds some brilliant stats to compare and in the process, simplifies science." - How it Works magazine
This handy visual dictionary covers the key topics in the core National Curriculum subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. The A-Z of Science brings the unique and popular Basher illustrative approach of capturing key scientific concepts as quirky but memorable characters, combined with the informative, humorous and accessible text of science author Tom Jackson. This handy guide will be a sure-fire hit with school students learning these core subjects for the first time, as well as a useful reference guide and reminder for older secondary school and university and college students looking for a revision guide.
The entries are organized alphabetically, and cover all the topics you would expect to find in a core science book, from acids and atoms to X-rays and zygotes. Break-out feature spreads cover more complex, high-interest topics such as Forces, Great Scientists, Organs and Planets.
The Oxford Student's Mathematics Dictionary provides comprehensive exam and revision support to secondary school students. With over 1000 key maths terms and concepts, related words in feature panels, helpful diagrams, formulas, tables, and illustrations in two colours, this is a key reference guide for students preparing for GCSE and other exams. This fully updated new edition has even more words to match the new curriculum requirements and the higher vocabulary expectations at GCSE and beyond. More focus is given to topics like data, circle geometry, quadratics, matrices, vectors, and problem solving, with panels featuring worked examples and useful formulas to extend subject knowledge. The 2-column alphabetical dictionary format makes it easy to navigate and to find information fast, with cross-references to related entries building mathematical knowledge and technical vocabulary. Free downloadable learning resources, activities, puzzles, and much more are available for additional online support at www.oxfordschooldictionaries.com .
Packed with facts, this miniature encyclopaedia is designed to be both fascinating and fun to use and covers a vast scope of information, from the Earth, its plants and animals, to its people and discoveries.
Did you know that thousands of years ago the ancient Chinese found dinosaur fossils and thought they were dragon bones? Or that everyone thought the coelacanth fish had been extinct for 66 million years, and then in 1938 living coelacanths were discovered off the coast of Africa? Fossils are the remains of animals and plants that lived thousands or millions of years ago and are the best way for us to understand how we, and other species, have evolved over time. This comprehensive and accessible introduction to palaeontology shows the beliefs and myths that have advanced - and inhibited - our understanding of evolution. Full of facts and photos of real-life excavations from all over the , world, it gives advice on where to find fossils and how to treat ancient remains with care. A brilliant first introduction to palaeontology, featuring awesome photography that captures ancient fossils.
A book about the most interesting thing on earth--you! What happens to food after you eat it? Why is your blood red? How do your bones grow? Your body is an amazing machine. Every second of the day and night--without you even knowing it--your body is busily working to keep you running smoothly. When you think about how complicated the human body is and how little goes wrong, it is really an incredible feat! So how does your body do it all? The Everything Kids' Human Body Book is the expert answer to all your questions--from the tips of your toes to the top of your head, you will learn the hows and whys of the human body. Author Sheri Amsel takes you on a journey through the body, with information on: The muscles--from your biceps to your heart Your nerves and how they transmit messages How your skin heals itself Bones, joints, and other things you shouldn't break Blood, guts, and the circulation system How your body digests food (it's not always pretty!) Why you need air and how breathing works With more than 30 different puzzles and games about the human body, plus information on how to take care of your own body with good nutrition, exercise, and more, The Everything Kids' Human Body Book is the ultimate way to learn how the body works--inside and out!
This dictionary includes explanations of over 200 mathematical words and phrases. Other features include: multiplication tables; table of squares and cubes; frequently-used fractions, decimals and percentages; metric and imperial units; simple coordinate graphs; angle and circle rules.
Become an expert on sports, just in time for the 2016 Olympics! From archery to zip lining this book covers EVERYTHING about the world's favourite team and individual sports. With stunning visuals and energetic, impactful design, readers won't stop until they've learned everything there is to know about the history, rules and regs, training, and practice of dozens of athletic pursuits. Includes popular sports such as baseball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis, and quirkier sports such as fencing, curling, and table tennis.
How does a rainbow form? What causes it to snow? What makes the wind blow? This adorable reference book introduces young children to every aspect of weather and answers the questions curious kids want to know! Always an important topic for young kids, they'll learn how all the various types of weather systems work, from droughts and deserts to snowflakes and blizzards. Stories are accompanied by 100 colourful photos that capture the awe and wonder of our natural world. This charming book is sure to capture kids' imaginations and become a favourite at Storytime, bedtime, and anytime.
Animal Record Breakers is the definitive guide to the most exceptional creatures on Earth, from the strongest and shortest to the longest and laziest. Packed with thousands of amazing facts and the latest discoveries, it features world record holders from each of the main animal groups including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes and invertebrates.Find out how the okapi can lick and clean its own eyes.Discover the tiny cat flea that jumps with an acceleration equivalent to over 20 times that needed to launch a space rocket. Marvel at the cross-breasted turtle, from Central America, which locals believe can eat its way out of a crocodile. With stunning photographs throughout, this book is a celebration of creatures both great and small that will appeal to all the family.Previously called Animal Records, this new paperback edition has been revised, retitled and updated with new records and all the latest facts from the animal kingdom. The foreword to the book is by award-winning writer and presenter Mark Carwardine.
This is an excellent reference for school projects. All major topics are explored. It includes free downloadable pictures. Why do things float? What happens to the food you eat? Find out the answers to these and many more questions in this lively book that introduces young readers to the wonders of science. It comes with simple text, amazing photographs and illustrations, fun science activities and exciting recommended Web sites.
Young readers will delight in this beautifully illustrated animal encyclopedia, containing some of the world's most unusual and magnificent creatures. Each page contains intriguing and memorable facts accompanied by eye-catching photographs. Kids can discover why hummingbirds have such long beaks, how baby kangaroos travel around, and what makes a shark such a good hunter. Covering mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, amphibians, and invertebrates, this hardback reference guide supports the key stage 1 (KS1) curriculum and is great for home learning. Perfect for introducing children aged 5+ to the wonders of the animal kingdom.
Have a lightbulb moment and learn all about the fascinating world of electricity with Eyewitness Eyewitness Electricity is the perfect introduction for children learning about electrical currents, what makes a lightbulb light up and how electricity has changed the world we live in. Children will discover how electricity is measured, how it was discovered, and how it powers everything from houses to vehicles. Packed with over 200 colourful pictures, as well as diagrams and awesome facts about scientists, electrical power sources and even lightning. Eyewitness Electricity provides the perfect combination of information and great ideas and the giant wallchart makes it even more suited for school projects. For any budding scientist, Eyewitness Electricity provides everything they need to spark an interest in this subject. Supports the National Curriculum at Key Stage 2.
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