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The Oxford First Illustrated Maths Dictionary supports the curriculum and gives your child a head start in understanding first maths concepts. Organised alphabetically, this dictionary gives simple and clear meanings for over 300 maths words and concepts, from 'add' to 'zero'. Each entry is illustrated with child-friendly artwork plus diagrams, including some Numicon shapes and figures, to explain, add meaning, and support the definition. Expertly-levelled supplementary material in an illustrated section at the back lists the everyday vocabulary children will come across in their maths lessons - topics included are days of the week, months of the year, numbers, and apparatus used in class. It is the perfect companion to the Oxford First Illustrated Science Dictionary. Go online for downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities on the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.
Babies and toddlers will have a blast discovering the world in this first encyclopedia! Divided into themes of home, school, city, farm, ocean, mountains, and jungle, this large format board book teaches young children more than 900 words, perfectly matched with fun, clear illustrations, encouraging interactive learning between parents and their children. A spread showing a cozy living room features simple text for a door, table, sofa, vacuum, lamp, and dozens more objects. In a busy classroom, find clearly labeled desks, chairs, books, colored pencils, and anything else children might encounter at school. On a bright, sunny beach, a seagull, beach towel, sand castle, boat, and more can be found. Following each themed spread is a corresponding spread with facts and further information to introduce more advanced learning. Readers will learn that eagles are birds with large wings, that tow trucks help move cars when they're broken, and that if you go to the mountains in winter, you'll need a jacket. Little ones will build their vocabulary and stimulate their mind while enjoying colorful art. And with hundreds of people, animals, and objects to discover on its pages, kids will want to explore Baby Encyclopedia over and over again!
The home of trusted English dictionaries and thesauruses for everyday language use. The perfect word reference for daily use with 300,000 synonyms and antonyms. Contains practical usage notes, and a fantastic crossword-solving supplement, this is the ideal thesaurus to take your language use and knowledge further. Specially tailored to meet the needs of the user at home, school, or in the office, with all the words and alternatives you might need, as well as a huge choice of opposites. The clear, accessible layout makes the thesaurus easy to use and ensures users can find the language they need when they need it.
The Oxford First Illustrated Science Dictionary supports the curriculum and gives your child a head start in understanding first scientific words. Organised alphabetically, this dictionary gives simple and clear meanings for over 300 scientific words and concepts, from 'abdomen' to 'zoo'. Each entry is illustrated with child-friendly artwork plus diagrams to explain, add meaning, and support the definition. Expertly-levelled supplementary material in an illustrated section at the back lists the everyday vocabulary children will come across in their science lessons including the equipment used in class. It is the perfect companion to the Oxford First Illustrated Maths Dictionary. Go online for downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities on the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.
Get to know all the fantastic minifigures who populate the LEGO (R) worldGo on the ultimate LEGO adventure in LEGO (R) Minifigures Character Encyclopedia, with an exclusive minifigure. Meet every single LEGO Minifigure character, including Punk Rocker and Lawn Gnome as well as the DJ and the Pirate Captain.Inside you'll find character biographies, accessories information, and fun LEGO facts - just what is under Bunny Suit Man's ears? And why is the peaceloving hippie carrying flowers? You can also explore themed pages taking you through various locales like a rock concert, a summer party and the beach. With inside information on each minifigure's personality, its likes and dislikes, and real-world information behind its creation, LEGO (R) Minifigures Character Encyclopedia is a must-have for any LEGO fan.
Do you want to know your Alicorn from your Seapony? Or your Pegasus
from your Hippogriff? This complete guide is the ultimate companion to
everything My Little Pony and is the only guide to cover all nine
series of Friendship is Magic, plus specials The Best Gift Ever and The
Rainbow Roadtrip and My Little Pony: The Movie.
A stunning follow-up to Sensational Butterflies from one of Britain's
best natural history illustrators.
Explore the stories of fifteen incredible landmarks, from Angkor Wat to Stonehenge to the Colosseum, in this comprehensive illustrated guide. Readers will get to know the people who built these places of wonder, the best ways to visit them and their mysteries that still puzzle historians today.
Ek hoop jy’s reg vir ‘n lewe vol avontuur! Indien nie, moet jy asseblief nie hierdie boek koop nie. Sit dit nee ren stap weg. Daar is ander oulike boeke op daai tafel daar oorkant. Maar as jy is, sal hierdie boek jou help om elke voël in Suid-Afrika te identifiseer. Maklik! Jy sal ook snaakse en interessante feite leer oor alles van sterre tot superhelde, plus so ietsie oor voëls ook.
An extraordinary encyclopedia with a ground-breaking visual approach to science, using awesome illustrations to show biology, chemistry, and physics in the world around us.
Incredible computer-generated images pack the pages to reveal and explain science as never before, looking inside a cell, for example, pulling apart a Formula 1 racing car, and examining the forces that hold the Universe together.
Knowledge Encyclopedia: Science! covers all the key core science subjects, but with an inventive visual approach to draw in curious young minds. All the essential information is there in easy-to-read text, together with additional fun facts, and brought to life with amazing 3D illustrations that look inside the anatomy of a blue whale, zoom into a molecule of water, and out of the Solar System.
A perfect introduction to science for children aged 10 and over, Knowledge Encyclopedia: Science! is an essential addition to every family library.
A new science dictionary ideal for students and parents alike. Full of clear, straightforward explanations of the key terms and concepts from KS2 and up, with hundreds of useful examples and illustrations. Follows the success of the Junior Illustrated Maths Dictionary.
The natural world experts at National Geographic present the ultimate reference book on predators, teeming with fascinating facts, lively text, and tons of cool, colourful, images of the fiercest, fastest, most amazing predators on planet Earth.
From high profile sharks, lions, tigers, and bears to the tiniest ants, mites, and spiders, welcome to the amazing world of creatures who prey on others for their own survival. Every animal in this book is ferocious, fierce, and fantastic in its own unique way! With colorful photographs and fun facts, this easy-to-use encyclopedia features profiles accompanied by Did You Know details, and fast facts (including scientific name, size, diet, and habitat), as well as thematic spreads covering topics from predatory techniques to defenses and communication, and much more.
Fans of Ultimate Dinopedia, Ultimate Bugopedia, and Ultimate Reptileopedia in the same series, will want to find a place for Ultimate Predatorpedia on their bookshelves.
Kingfisher's encyclopedias are award-winning, information-packed reference books for all the family. The new, updated Classic editions are beautiful versions of these trusted favourites - perfect for gifts and reference alike. THE KINGFISHER CLASSIC NATURE ENCYCLOPEDIA explores the amazing diversity of life on Earth, from microscopic organisms to giant redwoods and blue whales, and on every part of the Earth's surface from tropical rainforests to dark ocean depths. If you want one nature encyclopedia, this is it!
The Magical World of Ballet gives a unique insight into this beautiful art form, seen through the eyes of The Royal Ballet. Budding principal dancers will discover what it takes to become a professional dancer, while fans of ballet can learn about how a production is created and how the beautiful costumes are made. This must-have book also features profiles of world-renowned dancers and interviews with people working behind the scenes at the Royal Opera House.
Change the way you see the world with a groundbreaking visual approach to the wonders of our planet. From Viking raiders and Samurai warriors to robotics and chemical reactions, amazing animals, the human body, the marvels of history, and more are visualized in incredible detail, inside and out, providing a mind-blowing introduction to every aspect of human knowledge.
You'll find yourself utterly absorbed as complex subjects become clear through engaging explanations, incredible illustrations, phenomenal photographs and jaw-dropping 3D images.
This fully updated edition of Knowledge Encyclopedia will continue to fascinate young readers with its microscopic detail and amazing facts on tons of topics. Explore the universe, from the inside of an atom to enormous galaxies, then discover the explosive science behind a fireworks display. Take a look at what makes the human brain so special and find out how our bodies cells make energy. Journey through history from the earliest life forms to our hairiest ancestors and then right up to our world today.
Winner of Best Book, Publication, or Recording prize at the Falstaff Awards 2015 Shortlisted for the 2016 SLA Information Book Award The Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary is the first of its kind, a brand new illustrated alphabetical dictionary of all the words and meanings students of Shakespeare need to know. Every word has an example sentence selected from the twelve most studied plays, including Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Henry V. Usage notes and theatre notes provide additional background to Shakespearean times and the performance of his plays. Further support is provided by language panels on select topics like the humours, swearing, and stage directions, and full-colour illustrated thematic spreads on special feature topics from clothes and armour to music and recreation. The dictionary is easy to use with its clear signposting, accessible design, and expertly levelled contemporary look and feel. It is the perfect support for a full understanding of Shakespeare, created by renowned authors Professor David Crystal and actor Ben Crystal, a father and son team who combine for the first time the academic and the theatre, bringing together language, literature, and lexicography in this unique Shakespeare dictionary of global appeal.
In this beautifully illustrated guide, discover fascinating and unusual information about animals from all around the world. A delightfully quirky system of organization introduces the reader to the superlatives of the animal kingdom, from "super predators" to "expert architects." A must-have encyclopedia for any animal enthusiast!
Why is Shay the real hero of the Uglies series? Who was the better
boyfriend for Tally: David or Zane? How can we prevent prettyheaded
behavior in our own world?
Jam-packed with thousands of fascinating facts and interesting info this fun-filled Q&A book is sure to satisfy the most curious kids (and adults too!). The team that brought you WHY? flips that question around to deliver more than 1,111 more awesome answers, brain-bending breakdowns, and epic explainations to all kinds of burning questions about how the world works.
With the first book in the series, we answered WHY? In this exciting follow-up, we figured WHY NOT? The concept is simple. Got a question? Boy, do we have answers! Over 1,111 of them. Why don't you keep growing your whole life? Check out the human body section. Why aren't we traveling by jetpack yet? Tech has your answer. Why aren't school busses red? Flip to the pop culture chapter. Why aren't dinosaurs still alive? Why can't you walk on clouds? It's all there! With hundreds of topics ranging from silly to serious, we've got the expert information in a fun Q&A format that will keep kids digging for answers. Answers include all kinds of fascinating extra info like top 10 lists, weird-but-true facts, explorer profiles, and cool activities. Now, go stump your parents!
This is a stimulating reference book for young readers covering a wide range of topics from art and animals to new technology. It is arranged thematically and illustrated with over 1500 photos, illustrations and diagrams. It features over 150 QR codes that allow readers to access carefully selected websites, downloadable pictures and quizzes - straight to a mobile phone or tablet. In addition, there are 750 internet links leading to a hand-picked selection of the best websites on a PC.
Journey back to the Mesozoic Era, when fearsome dinosaurs roamed the land, menacing pterosaurs patrolled the skies, and the seas were filled with awesome reptiles.
See every type of prehistoric animal in unprecedented detail and with stunning realism. Find out how these fascinating creatures lived, why they died out, and what their fossil traces tell us.
This fully revised edition of Knowledge Encyclopedia: Dinosaur! is loaded with more than 60 prehistoric creatures, from the age of dinosaurs to the Ice Age. Did you know that Velociraptor had three large "killer claws" on each foot to hunt down prey? Or that the long-necked Diplodocus was as long as three school buses? Can you imagine what a strange life it would be for Saltasaurus with no toes on their front feet? Would you believe that Carcharodon megalodon was an ocean monster with a fearsome bite at least six times stronger than today's great white shark?
Packed with jaw-dropping 3D images including the Pterodactylus, ferocious Tyrannosaurus, the gigantic snake Titanoboa and mighty woolly mammoth, this fact-filled book is made for kids.
Celebrate the dawning of a new decade with the fully revised Guinness World Records 2020. To kick off the '20s, we've created an electrifying new cover and curated a record-breaking edition packaged with thousands of new, updated and classic superlatives, hundreds of never-before-seen images, and a selection of eye-opening photo-composites that put a new spin on record-breaking...
A new decade means it's time for a fresh approach, so starting with our front cover, we've re-booted record-breaking with an all-new design. There's a new look inside, too, and thanks to our team of digital artists, we've created mind-blowing poster pages that will reveal some of our classic record holders in a whole new light. Our ever-expanding pool of international consultants and experts help us make sense of the world around us, so join us as we explore the vast spectrum of record-breaking in 11 superlative-packed chapters.
As always, we're committed to bringing you record-breaking from the cutting edge of science, and this year we've produced a feature chapter on remarkable robots with the help of award-winning tech blogger Evan Ackerman. We've also been out on the road, adjudicating records at events as diverse as the UK National Pet Show, Skill Con in Las Vegas and BubbleFest in Wales. Guinness World Records is nothing without its dedicated record-breakers, so we've also selected the best of the newly approved claims from the 50,000 applications received from the public over the past 12 months.
If you want to be one of those lucky few, look out for the Do Try This At Home challenges in the VIRAL SPORTS chapter - you might even make it into next year's edition!
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