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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? 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.
Dig deep to discover our rocky planet, packed with natural wonders. Earth's extraordinary minerals, gems, shells, and fossils are all on dazzling display in this essential visual encyclopedia for children. Feast your eyes on the ultimate treasure trove that any pirate would envy. More than 1,000 stunning photographs showcase rocks and gems in glorious detail, ensuring you can recognise sedimentary from sandstone, metamorphic from marble, and pyrite from pearl. The unique qualities of each eye-catching material are described in-depth, together with their broad range of uses in art, industry, architecture, and science. Keep your eyes open for rainbow rocks, fluorescent minerals, priceless diamonds, and meteor showers on your geological journey of discovery. Meet dinosaurs in the prehistoric period to understand how fossils form, join the pyramid builders of ancient Egypt to investigate the limestone bricks, and take a dip in the ocean on the hunt for clams, cowries, and cockles. Treasure seekers, get set to start your own collection with The Rock and Gem Book.
Become a science superstar with this handy guide to essential topics including matter, energy, and animals.
Discover the secrets of the animal kingdom, learn the method behind chemical mixtures and absorb incredible information about energy: from electricity to electromagnetism and even light itself. From discovering what matter is to learning about the water cycle, each topic is broken down to its key element and accompanied by fantastic pictures.
What is science and how does it shape the world around us? DK Pocket Eyewitness Science allows you to get these facts for kids at your fingertips and is packed with bite-sized chunks of information that make learning about science even more exciting.
With amazing encyclopedic stats, engaging photographs and genius gem facts, DK Pocket Eyewitness Science shows you how science affects everything we do in one pocket-sized book.
This amazing 160-page volume is the perfect guide to space and outer space for children aged seven plus. It is packed with colourful illustrations, step-by-step sequences and the latest photography from NASA, the Hubble Space Telescope and other space missions. From the big bang to black holes, and from starships to supernovas, this book is guaranteed to keep children engaged and entertained. Arranged thematically into key areas, the concise text is clear, accurate and perfectly pitched, making this an unbeatable resource for home and school. Plus, a glossary and index are included along with a list of websites for further learning.
Step back in time with this brilliant activity book. It's packed with crafty historical ideas for things to do and make: build your own fold-up castle; create a coat of arms for your family; cook a medieval pudding; make your own pocket siege machine; make your own maypole.
Expand your mind with this amazing book of incredible information about our weird and wonderful world. Dive into a world of fascinating facts and cool comparisons about our world, from the very bottom of the ocean - which is as deep as 29 Empire State buildings - to the planets of the solar system, and everything in between! Do you know which flower is taller than a human? Or how many Earths could fit inside Jupiter? Or if it is true that we only use 10% of our brains? Whatever the topic, this fact-tastic compendium will uncover the story behind the weirdest wonders of our world - from intriguing animals and astounding nature, to the mysteries of science, history, geography, the human body, and more! I Can't Believe It! is stuffed full of fantastic facts, cool visual comparison, and myth-busting true-or-false questions. You truly won't believe what you're reading! A compilation of favourite stories from the four best-selling DK titles It Can't be True!, True or False?, Strange but True, and It Can't Be True! 2, this is the ultimate companion for any fact-hungry child.
Following the success of the Ultimate Book Guide 8-12, people have been crying out for this guide to the best teenage books around. Again this is the only reference you'll ever need - covering everything that might interest teen readers, from those just starting secondary school through to readers looking for something more adult and challenging. The book covers classics through to contemporary young adult titles, best-sellers to cult fiction and graphic novels. We've got personal recommendations from top teen and adult authors including Anthony Horowitz, Meg Cabot, Philip Pullman and Jonathan Coe. Following the format of the previous guide, each entry is cross-referenced to other books that readers are bound to enjoy and there are readers' polls and special features on a variety of topics." Reviews for ULTIMATE BOOK GUIDE 8-12: 'Invaluable' The Sunday Times 'A browser's delight' TES 'A literary treasure trove' The Sunday Telegraph 'Just what I've been looking for - something to help me find great books for my children! ...The format is atractive and easy to use...a really good investment.' Families Magazine (Jan 2007)
In the early morning hours, an artist stirs. Gathering her paints and notebook, she heads into the Arizona Sonoran Desert to explore its treasures. Sketching, painting, and writing, she records all that she sees and as night falls, she spreads out her pictures to make this scrapbook of her day, from dawn to dusk.
When Abigail Adams was born, women were expected to be just wives and mothers. But Abigail turned out to be so much more. Read all about the fascinating life of our nation's second First Lady -- a woman who helped shape the early history of the United States.
With this book, 8-12 year-olds should never again cry, "What will I read next?" This is an up-to-date guide to the best children's books around - from classics to titles published to the end of 2003. The funny, friendly and frank recommendations have been personally written for children by many of their favourite and best-known authors including Anthony Horowitz, Jacqueline Wilson, David Almond, Celia Rees, Darren Shan and Dick King-Smith. Each entry is cross-referenced to other books that readers are bound to enjoy. Plus, there are features on the most popular subjects around, including fantasy, animal stories, school stories and adventure.
The most celebrated holiday in the Jewish year, Passover commemorates the Exodus of Hebrew slaves from Egypt to freedom over 3,500 years ago. This colourful book explores the many forms that this weeklong celebration takes worldwide. Deborah Heiligman's rich text details the long lavish meals called seders, at which Exodus is recalled in ritual, prayer, song, and story. The historical significance of the food at these Passover feasts is also explained, and delicious recipes encourage readers to experience the full flavours of this internationally observed holiday. Rabbi Shira Stern's informative note provides parents and teachers with a historical and cultural background of the celebration of Passover. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
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 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.
Take a tour of one of the most complex, diverse and downright unusual places on the entire planet - the human body! Find out all about what makes YOU tick, from the wonders of the human brain to the tingling in your ticklish toes. From crazy bodily functions to bizarre real-life medical cases, this is the ultimate guide to getting to know yourself, inside and out! Operation Ouch! is a BAFTA-winning CBBC series, from the makers of Embarrassing Bodies and 10 Years Younger. It's presented by real-life doctors (and twin brothers) Chris and Xand van Tulleken.
A fresh new look for this dictionary which contains an alphabetical wordfinder of over 1000 words and phrases and additional feature spreads on key topics, all fully supported with diagrams and illustrations. It sets the meanings of mathematical words and concepts in context, making it a key dictionary for all secondary level mathematics students.
Come along on an Arctic adventure with a little girl and her father
and learn all about polar bears This 8 x 8 storybook shows how
global warming affects two baby polar bear cubs and their family.
Includes tips for kids on what they can do to help slow down global
This Batman encyclopedia is packed with all the latest Batman comic book art, stories, facts and statistics on DC Comics' Batman characters, including Super Heroes and allies such as Robin and Alfred Pennyworth and Batman villains, including The Joker and The Penguin. Each character in the Batman Character Encyclopedia is illustrated with exciting and up-to-date DC comic book artwork, including the newest titles Batman Eternal, Gotham by Midnight, Arkham Manor and Gotham Academy. Batman Character Encyclopedia contains more than 200 characters from the Dark Knight of Gotham City's world, and is the perfect Batman encyclopedia of characters for fans new and old. Copyright (c) 2015 DC Comics.
This early learners children's encyclopedia from DK is perfect for key stage 1 learners. It's packed with information about a variety of subjects from prehistoric life to space travel, bacteria to the human brain help your child discover all about the world we live in.They'll discover how life on Earth began, how the human body works, how people lived in Ancient Egypt, why some dinosaurs were so huge, what makes machines work, the countries of the world and much, much more.
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