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Books > Children's & Educational > Reference > Encyclopaedias & reference works

First Animal Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Anita Ganeri First Animal Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Anita Ganeri 1
R273 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R44 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Every child loves animals. Find out more about them with the brilliant First Animal Encyclopedia. From giant giraffes to tiny tiger cubs, find out all about some of the world's most amazing animals with this informative first guide and reference book. Packed with brilliant photography, fun facts and top animal tips, learn, explore and be amazed by animals big and small.

The Big Countdown - The Universe in Numbers (Hardcover): Paul Rockett The Big Countdown - The Universe in Numbers (Hardcover)
Paul Rockett
R391 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R48 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

You can count the number of legs on a spider, but can you count the number of stars in the Universe? Or the number of breaths we take each day? The Big Countdown explores the world through numbers, looking at rainforests, outer space, the animal kingdom the human body and much more.

This book counts you down from 70 sextillion to 0.01, bringing facts and figures to life with illustrations, fun infographics and photographs.

Knowledge Encyclopedia Human Body! (Hardcover): Dk Knowledge Encyclopedia Human Body! (Hardcover)
Dk
R704 R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Save R214 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Do you ever wonder what is happening inside you right now? Now you can with this amazing home reference for the whole family. Jaw-dropping new computer-generated images showcase the many parts, organs, tissues, and systems that keep you firing on all cylinders! These strikingly realistic pictures zoom in on the amazing wonders of the human body in breathtaking detail. See how it looks and learn how it works with easy explanations and fascinating facts and figures. Discover why sweating could save your life, how the brain makes memories, and why blood is bright red, together with much, much more in this unforgettable encyclopedia. Knowledge Encyclopedia Human Body! gives you a unique view of the human body inside and out. Part of DK's hugely successful Knowledge Encyclopedia series, this is the perfect accompaniment to the school syllabus and an essential addition to every family library.

An Anthology of Intriguing Animals (Hardcover): Dk An Anthology of Intriguing Animals (Hardcover)
Dk
R562 R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Save R87 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Infomojis: Sports (Hardcover, Illustrated Edition): Jon Richards, Ed Simkins Infomojis: Sports (Hardcover, Illustrated Edition)
Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
R366 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R50 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Which ancient cultures enjoyed a bit of sporting competition? Who won the first marathon? How hard do top tennis players hit the ball, and which is the most dangerous sport? Whether you hit it, bounce it, run at top speed or ride in or on it, Infomojis: Sports is all about exploring sport in a fun and engaging way. Core scientific areas of investigation are covered, such as how streamlined F1 cars are designed to reduce drag and why athletes' bodies need muscle power to compete!

The book features custom-made 'infomojis' - presenting the information with real personality! So inject fun into facts, and take your young astronomer to the next evolution in infographics.

Infomojis is a series of ten books that are perfect for curious readers aged 8+.

Bubble Cars and Other Tiny cars (CD): Tom Farris Bubble Cars and Other Tiny cars (CD)
Tom Farris; Edited by Graham Lawler
R219 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R44 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

IIf you travelled this morning, thank an engineer. Engineers solve problems to make life easier. One major problem at the start of the 20th century was inner city travel. Rails were expensive and obviously limited where a tram could go, but how could they do away with rails? Another problem was how to move a tram without horses. Read how the cities of Bradford and Leeds became so unhappy with the trams-without-rails they had bought that they actually set about building their own. The book contains images of working models, and asks; * Why was driving them was so difficult? * What was the 'Diddler' It also contains details of how you can make your own electric motor with some cheap, everyday household items. With details of the very first British tram-without-rails and an audio version included, welcome to the fascinating history of this part of engineering.

Geography Encyclopedia (Paperback): Gillian Doherty Geography Encyclopedia (Paperback)
Gillian Doherty
R420 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R85 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This is a comprehensive geography encyclopedia with complete world atlas, packed with information about our remarkable planet, from its physical characteristics to a continent-by-continent look at the world's peoples and governments. Richly illustrated with photographs, clear explanatory diagrams and 60 pages of detailed, up-to-date maps, this book also features Internet links via the Usborne Quicklinks Website to fascinating websites where readers can find further information, take virtual tours, and lots more.

It Can't Be True! Animals! - Unbelievable Facts about Amazing Animals (Hardcover): Dk It Can't Be True! Animals! - Unbelievable Facts about Amazing Animals (Hardcover)
Dk
R525 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R87 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Draw Your Own Encyclopaedia Scotland's Castles (Paperback): Colin M. Drysdale Draw Your Own Encyclopaedia Scotland's Castles (Paperback)
Colin M. Drysdale
R206 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R40 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Draw Your Own Encyclopaedia Scotland's Folklore (Paperback): Colin M. Drysdale Draw Your Own Encyclopaedia Scotland's Folklore (Paperback)
Colin M. Drysdale
R206 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R40 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide (Hardcover, New Edition): Melanie Scott, Dk DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide (Hardcover, New Edition)
Melanie Scott, Dk 1
R528 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R189 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Is Superman the strongest Super Hero alive? Where is Wonder Woman from? Is Darkseid the most evil Super-Villain ever? Who is the fastest man alive? Who are Batman's allies?

Have to know the answers to these questions? Look no further than the DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide: New Edition. Written by DC Comics experts, this illustrated encyclopedia features more than 200 incredible characters and Super Hero teams, including Batman, Harley Quinn, Justice League, and so many more.

The DC Comics Universe changed forever following their epic Rebirth event, and so did the characters. This comprehensive guide covers the latest key storylines for each character and includes stunning new images from the comics. It is also packed full of vital statistics and explains each character's super powers, from indestructibility to sorcery.

The DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide: New Edition is guaranteed to enthral fans for hours on end.

Draw Your Own Encyclopaedia Scotland's Seabirds (Paperback): Colin M. Drysdale Draw Your Own Encyclopaedia Scotland's Seabirds (Paperback)
Colin M. Drysdale
R206 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R40 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Encyclopedia of Animals (Paperback): Dk Encyclopedia of Animals (Paperback)
Dk; Edited by Jayne Parsons
R608 R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Save R105 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Discover why some birds fly, but others don't. Get close to bugs and beetles you never knew existed. Swim with fish and sea mammals. Fall in love with baby animals. Go on an African safari. Meet the tiny things you can't see, but live closer to you than you could ever imagine! Featuring more than 2,000 animal species, from aardvark to zebra, this animal encyclopedia for children is packed with stunning close-up photographs of animals and awesome facts. You'll discover how animals and plants live together in their natural habitats and how we can help endangered species. There's so much to discover about the animal world, so dive in and see what you can find out.

Transport - Pegasus Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Pegasus Transport - Pegasus Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Pegasus
R623 R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Save R175 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Knowledge enlightens and enriches our minds and also our lives. This section of Pegasus has a wide range of encyclopaedias for children of all ages beginning from preschool to children of 12 to 13 years of age. All the encyclopaedias are full of knowledge presented in an attractive manner.

Draw Your Own Encyclopaedia Mammals (Paperback): Colin M. Drysdale Draw Your Own Encyclopaedia Mammals (Paperback)
Colin M. Drysdale
R281 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R32 (11%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Draw Your Own Encyclopaedia Reptiles (Paperback): Colin M. Drysdale Draw Your Own Encyclopaedia Reptiles (Paperback)
Colin M. Drysdale
R279 R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Save R33 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Draw Your Own Encyclopaedia Fish (Paperback): Colin M. Drysdale Draw Your Own Encyclopaedia Fish (Paperback)
Colin M. Drysdale
R284 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R32 (11%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Draw Your Own Encyclopaedia Invertebrates (Paperback): Colin M. Drysdale Draw Your Own Encyclopaedia Invertebrates (Paperback)
Colin M. Drysdale
R285 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R32 (11%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Picturepedia - An Encyclopedia on Every Page (Hardcover): Dk Picturepedia - An Encyclopedia on Every Page (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R399 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R50 (13%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Experience all the world's wonders at once in the ultimate children's encyclopedia. Spilling over with history, science, space, nature, and much, much more, this visual home reference comes complete with more than 10,000 stunning photographs, illustrations, and maps. Every page is a mini-encyclopedia at your fingertips, perfectly designed to educate, engage, and entertain. From microscopic insects to the Big Bang theory, Picturepedia explains every subject under (and including) the Sun to satisfy the curious minds of young readers. Discover the secrets of prehistoric life, explore the inner workings of the human body, and lead an orchestra of musical instruments through breathtaking photographic galleries and detailed graphics that explain every topic in incredible depth and detail. With more than 150 essential topics covered, Picturepedia is ideal for homework, projects, or just for fun. This absolute must-have book is the ideal gift for young people keen to know about everything and anything.

Draw Your Own Encyclopaedia Amphibians (Paperback): Colin M. Drysdale Draw Your Own Encyclopaedia Amphibians (Paperback)
Colin M. Drysdale
R281 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R32 (11%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Thomas & Friends Character Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Dk Thomas & Friends Character Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R506 R416 Discovery Miles 4 160 Save R90 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

The Bare Essentials: Kings and Queens - Divine Right to Constitutional Monarchy (Paperback): Chris Kent Glasby The Bare Essentials: Kings and Queens - Divine Right to Constitutional Monarchy (Paperback)
Chris Kent Glasby
R557 R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Save R111 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How did Henry Tudor manage to become King of England? What were the causes of the Wars of the Roses? Why is Lady Jane Grey known as the 9 days queen? 'The Bare Essentials: Kings and Queens' will provide the answers to these questions. This reference book for students gives a synopsis of each of the reigns of the rulers of England and then The United Kingdom from 1066 to the present day. Whether looking at the life of a single individual, such as Queen Elizabeth I, or discussing an event like The Peasant's Revolt; this book will allow access, quickly and easily, to the information required. As well as being of interest to children who enjoy history, several of the units of study for KS2 and KS3 can be researched using this book as a starting point to gain background information. It will help the older child to appreciate the events that transformed the power of kings into the rule of democracy and parliament, leading the United Kingdom to its present constitutional monarchy. It is also just as useful for the more mature adult who wishes a glimpse of English history on a broader canvas without being overwhelmed by dates and events.

Pocket Eyewitness: Animals - Facts at Your Fingertips (Paperback): Dk Pocket Eyewitness: Animals - Facts at Your Fingertips (Paperback)
Dk 1
R115 R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Save R14 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Discover some of the strangest species in the animal kingdom in this brilliant mini book packed with pictures and bulging with fun facts.

Pocket Eyewitness Animals uses bite-sized chunks of information to make learning about animals even more fun. From flamingos to frogs, explore the animal family tree and find out the unique features that make an elephant a mammal, or a shark a fish. Inside you'll find everyday animals you might see in your garden as well as rare and exotic species. For each entry, this handy guide profiles habitat, diet, size, and behaviour, along with cool facts about the most curious creatures.

Perfect for school projects and homework assignments as well as for young animal lovers, Pocket Eyewitness Animals will tell you everything you need to know about animals in one pocket-sized book.

Science (Paperback): Pawanpreet Kaur Science (Paperback)
Pawanpreet Kaur
R132 R104 Discovery Miles 1 040 Save R28 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ages 8 to 10 years. This series offers a comprehensive approach to give young readers precise information in a pictorial format for better understanding. The books in this series carry various eye-opening exciting facts with bold illustrations and photography which will enhance the child's technical knowledge for a particular subject. Not only that, there are more pictures other than those in relation to the text which give additional facts. The series presents a source of accurate information in a beautiful way.

Victorian Voyages - Where did we come from? (Paperback, New edition): Julia Golding, Andrew Briggs, Roger Wagner Victorian Voyages - Where did we come from? (Paperback, New edition)
Julia Golding, Andrew Briggs, Roger Wagner; Illustrated by Brett Hudson
R168 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R31 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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? On this adventure, Harriet and Milton meet the great Victorian scientists. Voyage with Darwin as he worked out his theory of Evolution. 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.

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