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Join Harriet, Darwin's pet tortoise, and Milton, Schrodinger's indecisive cat on a time-travelling quest of discovery, unravelling scientific exploration and religious beliefs and how they fit together. Throughout the centuries humans have been looking for answers to BIG questions - how did the universe start? Is there a God behind it? Has science explained away the need for a God, or can faith enhance scientific discovery? Take to the skies in this adventure and zoom off into space , exploring the scientific discoveries of the technological age. Step into Harriet and Milton's time machine, bring some snacks, and enjoy this curious quest of discovery. Written by Julia Golding, winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2006, and the Nestle Smarties Book Prize 2006.
Our world is constantly changing and this refreshed atlas from the map experts at National Geographic captures the state of the planet with colourful maps, easy-to-grasp stats, and lots of fun facts.
Learn all about the people, places, animals, and environments of our world in the fourth edition of this engaging atlas. It's got a fresh, kid-friendly design, fun, lively photos, and all the latest, greatest geographic and political information that make this such a valuable resource. It's the perfect reference for kids to learn about lands close to home or oceans away–ideal for classroom use, homework help, and armchair exploration.
Learn all about Thomas the Tank Engine, Harold the Helicopter, Sir Topham Hatt, and all the other steam engines, diesels, vehicles, and characters from Sodor. Thomas & Friends Character Encyclopedia includes a train toy and is packed with fun facts and details about each popular character - brand-new and best-loved alike - from the toys, TV shows, and movies, as well as information about the real trains and vehicles. With stunning full-colour images and essential information about every character, the Thomas & Friends Character Encyclopedia is a must-have for fans of all ages.
Explore the moon from all angles, from its place in the night sky and our solar system to its role in shaping human history and culture.
Through gorgeous illustrations and photography, see the moon like you've never seen it before. Read myths of the moon's creation from around the world. Discover the science of how the moon actually formed. Learn all about the moon's effects on Earth's tides and imagine what the world would be like without them. Take a look at moon-men hoaxes from history and find out how scientists may actually colonize Earth's closest neighbor.
Weaving together science and myth, history and technology, Luna is perfect for anyone who's ever imagined walking on the moon, wondered about the night sky, or been captivated by a thrilling werewolf story.
Get ready for a fantastic rainforest adventure! Join bold explorers Max and Rosie as they prepare for a daring journey into the depths of the rainforest. Their mission is to photograph a family of orangutans, but to get there they have to brave raging rivers, toothy tigers and carnivorous plants! Learn all about the world's stunning rainforests and the amazing creatures who live there in this thrilling adventure story
You can discover the fascinating science behind the incredible Planet Earth and how we are able to live here. "Eyewitness Earth" is the perfect introduction to children learning about our fascinating planet, Earth. How are we able to live here? What made the mountains? Why do volcanoes exist? Find the answers to these questions and many more in "Eyewitness Earth". Packed with over 200 colourful pictures, as well as diagrams depicting the Earth's structure (travel from the solid inner core, through the liquid mantle to the crust), "Eyewitness Earth" provides the perfect combination of information and great ideas for school projects. Children will learn about the different climates, terrains and oceans that make Earth so unique. It supports the National Curriculum at Key Stage 2 and comes with free wallchart.
This is a far-reaching history of Ancient Greece, from the early Minoans to the rise of Classical Greece and its conquest by the Macedonians. It includes detailed information on the key figures, battles and geography of the Ancient Greek Empire, as well as information on the day-to-day life of its citizens, including Gods and Goddesses, education and the foundation of the Olympic games. It features stunning photographs and detailed reconstructions that create a vivid picture of life in Ancient times. A comprehensive factfinder section includes a time chart, who's who and glossary, making it perfect for reference use. It is internet-linked to recommended websites to encourage further learning.
The books that show you what others only tell you DK Eyewitness Animal is a brand new topic for this bestselling reference series. Amazing photographs give your child a unique "eyewitness" view of the homes and characteristics of bugs, birds and other living creatures. From primates and mammals, to birds and amphibians, there is a whole world of animals waiting to be discovered. Help your child to learn about behaviour, evolution and human relationships related to the animal kingdom. Then use the giant pull-out wall chart to decorate their room. Great for projects or just for fun, make sure your child learns everything they need to know about Animals. Find out more and download amazing clipart images at www.clipart.dk.co.uk
The only encyclopedia for kids ages 5 and up that covers the subjects of human geography, physical geography, and geology together in one inspiring book.
Covering essential curriculum areas such as human geography, physical geography, geology, and ecology, First Earth Encyclopedia is a comprehensive introduction to the world around us and answers questions including: how does our planet work; what shapes it; and how do people use Earth's resources? Kids can explore fascinating topics including where and how people live, weather, world environments, how to use maps, and the way our planet is changing.
Perfect for school, home, and just for fun, First Earth Encyclopedia is the ideal first encyclopedia about Planet Earth.
Cars that ZOOM! Trains that ZIP! Planes that speed through the sky. This energizing early reader from National Geographic will introduce kids to all kinds of modes of transportation.
Kids love to read about things that go. Perfect for beginning and young readers, National Geographic Pre-readers include simple, expert-vetted text and large, engaging photos on every page. A vocabulary tree at the beginning of the book introduces kids to key words in concept groups, helping kids make connections between words. Plus, a wrap-up activity gives kids a chance to use what they've learned, while expanding their understanding of the world.
From Alderaan to Zuckuss, the Geektionary is the definitive guide to Star Wars. A must-have gift for any fan.
Satisfy your inner geek with this Star Wars A-Z. Explore the rich history of the Star Wars universe, with entries on the Jedi Order, Sith Order, the rise of the Galactic Empire and the struggle of the Resistance. v This comprehensive dictionary details the epic battles of Scarrif, Endor, Yavin and Naboo. Travel across the galaxy with entries on the jungle world of Dagobah, the desert planets of Jakku and Tattooine, and the urban sprawl of Coruscant. Dive into biopics of some of the best-known characters in the Star Wars canon, as well as some of the lesser known players including Yoda, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Wicket the Ewok, and Zuckuss the bounty hunter. Learn about the various types and classes of starfighters, cruisers and star destroyers. Study a range of alien species including Wookiees, Teedos and the fearsome rathtar! And brush up on your droid knowledge with articles on C-3PO, R2-D2, K-2SO, and of course BB8.
With its stunning silver foil cover, portable size and over 400 pages of illustrated entries, the Geektionary is the perfect gift for old and new Star Wars fans.
This stunning reissue of the classic Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary has been brought up to warp speed into 2012, the 35th anniversary of the release of Star Wars: A New Hope, and to celebrate the release of all six films in a 3D format that would impress Yoda. Once again, we've storm-trooped our way around Lucasfilm to get the inside and the dark side of all six Star Wars films, including incredible behind-the-scenes stories. Meet and greet every character, droid, creature and alien from Obi-Wan, to Han Solo, from the Arena Beasts to Jabba-The-Hutt (and his entourage). Explore every star ship and get up close to a multitude of weapons in this stellar guide. Travel to every planet, from Coruscant to Mustafar, and take a look at Clone troopers equipment and battle tanks. With over 1,000 incredible shots plus exclusive material, Star Wars Complete Visual Dictionary transports you right inside the movies. See the original R2D2, study the fearsome Droidekas (watch out for their lasers!) and venture inside the Great Pit of Carkoon, if you dare. The only guide to every part of the Star Wars universe. If you love Star Wars, you'll love Star Wars Complete Visual Dictionary. May the force be with you.
Help your child learn all about the body from head to toe with First Human Body Encyclopedia. They'll discover how our eyes work to how the heart pumps, plus interesting facts like what happens to us as we grow up and how many bones make up our skeleton. From moving muscles to the brain and senses, kids will love getting to grips with this exciting encyclopedia. Perfect for homework or just for fun, First Human Body Encyclopedia is the ideal starting place for children aged 6 and up intrigued about how our bodies work.
All the best, fun and most popular LEGO minifigures presented year by year - with three LEGO minifigures included! Featuring all your favourite minifigures from every decade. Discover spacemen from the 1970s, townspeople from the 1980s and incredible licensed characters from the 1990s. Read all about high-flying super heroes from the 2000s and wacky figures like Gorilla Suit Guy and Samurai from the 2010s. Find out fun facts about each minifigure and see how the design has changed over the years. Showcasing more than 2,000 of the most popular and rarest minifigures from LEGO Star Wars (TM), LEGO Batman (TM), LEGO Harry Potter, LEGO NINJAGO (R) and more, this is the must-have book for LEGO fans of all ages. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. (c)2014 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved. Produced by DK Publishing under licence from the LEGO Group.
From sharks and rays to saltwater crocodiles and giant squid, this is the perfect introduction for any child interested in the ocean's deadliest predators. Which blood-sucking fish have hardly changed in appearance for millions of years? What was the largest shark that ever lived? What creature has tentacles that can reach longer than a bus? Where can you find the world's most venomous snail? What is the world's biggest fish? Which fish has the deadliest venom? Which fish has the strongest bite of any living animal? Sharks and Other Deadly Ocean Creatures answers these questions and many more. From deadly animals that lived at the time of the dinosaurs to perilous predators that inhabit the ocean's darkest depths today, this lavishly illustrated encyclopedia is comprehensive in scope and jam-packed with amazing photography. Sharks and Other Deadly Ocean Creatures is the perfect guide for children who are mad about sharks and other deadly creatures that lurk beneath the waves.
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 6 colour coded sections covering all aspects of the curriculum, such as radioactivity, heat, sound and electricity, 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.
Did you know that the first stop signs were black and white? Or that a litter of kittens is called a kindle? There's a lot to know and we bet you'll have fun learning these fun, far-out facts in the next super series from National Geographic Kids. Based on a favourite department in Nat Geo Kids magazine, this book is chock-full of fascinating facts, silly stats, and catchy little knowledge nuggets in all kinds of cool categories, from astronomy and dinosaurs to revolutions and breakfast. Special features include Extreme Weirdness, Strange Places, Wacky World, and more.
Hierdie leesboeke wat plaaslik vervaardig is, is geskik vir Fases 10-14 en is prettig asook lesersvriendelik. Die titels is propvol kleurfoto's en illustrasies, met talle aktiwiteite om leesvaardighede en -begrippe aan te moedig. Ses volkleur feiteboekies is die nuutste toevoeging tot die reeks. Leesoefening in feitemateriaal en kennisuitbreiding word op 'n interessante manier aangepak.
Kids will have fun learning about every U.S. state in this amazing atlas, packed with maps, stats, facts, and pictures. National Geographic's world-renowned cartographers have paired up with education experts to create maps of the 50 states, U.S. territories, and Washington, D.C., that pinpoint the physical features, capitals, and towns and cities of each state. Discover the latest data and trends along with colourful photography of each state and the people who live there. Key points reflect the latest information about land and water, people, and places. Lively essays cover each region of the country. Eight specially themed maps on nature, population, energy, climate, and more, delve deeper into key issues. State birds and state flags add to the high visual interest. This is a great reference for home and school with all the basics kids need to know to succeed in middle school, high school, and beyond.
Food chemistry, atom crashing, wave power, food chemistry, and robots! These are just a few of the topics covered in this fantastic new science encyclopaedia, which presents a comprehensive overview of physical and life sciences from A to Z. Super smart and kid-friendly, it's packed with full-colour photographs, weird but true facts , amazing statistics, do-it-yourself experiments, plus profiles of scientists and National Geographic's explorers who rocks the world of science. Keep up with the changes happening all around us with this stellar science reference book.
Bursting with animal facts for kids, First Animal Encyclopedia reveals everything kids want to know about the animal kingdom. From tiny critters that live on the jungle floor to giant creatures that dwell in the depths of the ocean, First Animal Encyclopedia reveals the mysteries of the animal world. Watch animals in action, investigate their habits and find out their habitats in this first animal encyclopedia. Kids will learn all about different animal groups, including mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, insects and fish through beautiful colour images, quirky "Did you know" fact boxes and engaging "curiosity quizzes" make learning engaging and exciting. DK's First Reference is a great for children who want to explore the world around them.
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