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Pulitzer Prize award-winning historian James M. McPherson has written for young readers a stirring account of the greatest conflict to happen on our nation's soil, the Civil War, bringing to life the tragic struggle that divided not only a nation, but also friends and family. From the initial Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, to the devastating loss of life at Shiloh as Ulysses S. Grant led the Union to unexpected victory, to the brilliance of Stonewall Jackson's campaign at Shenandoah, to General Pickett's famous charge at Gettysburg, to the Union's triumph at Appo-mattox Court House, Fields of Fury details the war that helped shape us as a nation.
Also included are personal anecdotes from the soldiers at the battlefront and the civilians at home, as well as profiles of historical luminaries such as Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and Ulysses S. Grant. McPherson also explores the varied roles that women played during the war, healthcare on the battlefield, and the demise of slavery.
McPherson's narrative is highlighted with black-and-white photographs taken by Civil War photographers Mathew Brady and Timothy O'Sullivan, period oil paintings, and key campaign and battlefield maps, that make Fields of Fury the consummate book on the American Civil War for kids.
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.
The BCS Glossary is the most authoritative and comprehensive work of its kind on the market today. This unrivalled study aid and reference tool has newly updated entries and is divided into themed sections making it more than just a list of definitions. Written in a style that is easily accessible to anybody with an interest in computing, it is specifically designed to support those taking computer courses or courses where computers are used, including GCSE, A-Level, ECDL and 14-19 Diplomas in Functional Skills in schools and further education colleges
National Geographic Kids Everything Battles captures all of the action and valour of the battlefield, as well as the trappings that go with it. Kids will browse eye-popping photographs and illustrations, as they peruse fascinating facts and information about Armor, weapons, uniforms, technology, military jets, battleships, military technology, top-secret intelligence and more. Topics include five ultimate battles, the greatest commanders of all time, and an entirely interactive chapter, in which kids can decipher a secret code, develop their own battlefield strategy, and more. Throughout this dynamic book, layers of authoritative information and fun sidebars and facts make historic events accessible and fascinating for young readers. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
Ideal for students in the upper grades of elementary school, "100 Words Every Fourth Grader Should Know" is the latest book in the popular 100 Words series from the American Heritage(R) Dictionaries. This book includes one hundred words of varying degrees of difficulty, representing the kind of vocabulary students often encounter in their classes and in their reading. From "accommodate" to "zest, " with stops along the way at "frank, ""persuade, " and "vengeance, " the words are invariably intriguing and useful. Each entry includes the word's pronunciation, clear definitions of its various senses, and one or more short example sentences, along with a longer quotation from a classic or contemporary author showing how the word is used in a broader context.
This book delivers a comprehensive insight into the world of science including everything from forces, technology and scientific discoveries to zoology and plants. Amazing fact panels, photographs, realistic artwork and detailed diagrams make this book a fantastic resource for school projects or homework.
This title includes fascinating facts, step-by-step projects and over 3000 fabulous pictures. Explore the history of ancient civilizations in eight amazing history books. Discover how people lived in ancient days: their wars, work, inventions, fashion, art and food. Learn through 120 step-by-step hands-on projects that make history come alive: construct a Celtic shield, a Samurai helmet or a beautiful Egyptian necklace and find out how to make a Greek scroll or prepare some tasty Japanese rice balls! This title features over 3000 fabulous colour photographs, illustrations and artworks throughout. This is a thrilling reference collection for 8- to 12-year-olds. In this wonderful collection of history books, children can step into the amazing worlds of bygone empires, and learn about the art, culture and inventions of ancient civilisations. Designed to be accessible and stimulating for the independent reader, this insightful collection of books is excellent back-up for home or school reference. From exploring the forgotten world of the Aztec and Mayas, to discovering the marvellous secrets of ancient Japan, the books journey through time and trace the rise and fall of some of the most important and diverse cultures in history. Beautifully designed with over 3000 fabulous colour photographs, illustrations and artworks, this collection is an ideal companion for any home- or school-based study. Each book contains over 15 hands-on step-by-step projects to enable you to recreate the diverse legacies of the past.
For little learners who want to know about the world
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.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. There's no easier, faster, or more practical way to learn the really tough subjects Medical Terminology Demystified covers all the basic terms of disease and injury, abnormal anatomy and physiology, surgical techniques, drugs, and other therapies--in the context of real, practical health issues. This self-teaching guide comes complete with key points, background information, quizzes at the end of each chapter, and even a final exam.
This is the only reference you'll ever need - covering everything you might need to help 0-7s with their all-important first steps into the world of books. The title covers board books and novelty books, through to classic and contemporary picture books, chapter books and more challenging reads. We've got recommendations and features from top authors and experts in the field of children's books, including Children's Laureate Michael Rosen, Tony Bradman, Malachy Doyle and Wendy Cooling. As with the previous guides, there are special features on a variety of topics and themed lists, and you can also find a selection of cross-references to other titles children are bound to enjoy, plus colour illustrations on every page.
Harriet Tubman was born a slave. But she always knew that someday she would be free. After realizing her dream Harriet decided she had to help others find freedom too. So she became a guide on the Underground Railroad. Little did this courageous woman know just how many people she would help.
You will be surprised by the answers.
Here are the fascinating stories behind the everyday activities that we all take for granted. Find out the answers to these questions and many more.
What happens when you: throw a punch on a computer game? press print on a 3D printer? throw food down a waste disposal system? tweet on twitter? recycle your soda can? charge your iPad? boot up your computer? take out the trash?
Inspired illustrations add whimsy to the easily understood answers, even when those questions seem opaque. Readers of all ages will be surprised where the answers take them.
Tales about proud gods and goddesses, fabulous creatures, ferocious beasts, and brave heroes from the world of Greek mythology have captured the imaginations of readers, young and old, for centuries. Now see them brought to life like never before, as acclaimed author and artist Lynn Curlee turns his brush to a subject that is unlike any other to create a work of boundless creativity and beauty.
From the fierce Chimera, who is part lion, goat, and serpent; to the magnificent Phoenix that rises from its own ashes; to the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece; to the legend of Perseus and the Gorgon Medusa; to the noble winged horse, Pegasus; to Cerberus, the three-headed watchdog of Hades, Mr. Curlee explores the characters of the myths and legends that have been told and retold for thousands of years.
i> brings to life a world where lowly mortals can either be favored or destroyed by powerful gods and goddesse and where kings and queens must bow down before Zeus and his brethren. It is a place where nymphs and centaurs roam to the music of Pan's flute and the hungry Cyclops and Minotaur lurk in the shadows -- a magical place of love, danger, and imagination.
Let your child take their first look at the animal kingdom in My First Encyclopedia of Animals. This beautiful first reference book boasts over 500 detailed colour illustrations covering hundreds of species, including brilliant birds, cool reptiles and amazing marine life, as well as animal habits and habitats. With a helpful guide at the beginning and fact boxes full of up-to-date information, every child will love reading the pages of this comprehensive view of the animal world. Kingfisher's My First Reference series is the perfect library for any child. Featuring a comprehensive dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia and encyclopedia of animals, this fun, informative and beautifully illustrated collection is a wonderful addition to bookshelves everywhere.
Discover everything you need to know about extreme survival. Exactly 100 facts accompanied by photographs and detailed artwork will challenge children, acting as an incentive as they make their way through the book. Projects to make and do, hilarious facts and cartoons bring an extra element of fun.
100 Facts Evolution is bursting with exactly 100 incredible facts, unbelievable images and fun activities. Children will learn everything they need to know about our ever-evolving world. 100 Facts Evolution contains key topics about how life on Earth has changed in simple numbered facts. Every page showcases fantastic illustrations and photographs that support a child's understanding of the text. Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Evolution: - The first forms of life and how it all began according to science - Charles Darwin's theory of survival of the fittest and natural selection - Modern breakthroughs such as genetic make-up and 'designer' evolution Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts: - If all the DNA in your body was put end to end, it would reach from Earth to the Sun and back more than 660 times. - The prehistoric-looking cassowary from Australia has stiff feathers and small wings. Its ancestors could fly, but over millions of years cassowaries have lost the ability to take to the sky. - More than 47,000 apsen trees in Utah, United States, are joined by underground suckers. The parent tree sent out suckers from its roots, which sprouted into new trees. They are identical clones. Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include: - Quiz time: What type of animal did Darwin collect while he was at university? - Draw an evolving animal using tracing paper and change a body part each time - Practise classifying species using lots of shoes! Divide them into different types and then into smaller groups based on something like shoelaces. Keep dividing by common features. Author: Sally Morgan Consultant: Steve Parker Pages: 40 Age: 7+ Dimensions: 9 X 12 Format: Paperback with holographic foil ISBN: 9781848105638
Trees are amazing, and this first picture book is the perfect introduction for kids keen to learn more about them. In a supersized lightweight format, the book can be read on the floor, held up by a teacher or parent to show and share with a group, and enjoyed by all children whether alone or with others. Thematic spreads introduce incredible trees of all kinds, including lots of the most popular and well-known varieties that children might recognize, as well as intriguing and unusual species to find out about. Beautiful large illustrations by expert natural history artists are full of detail, and there is a bonus at the back of the book with an entire pictorial forest of even more trees to explore!
Get ready for 2021 with favourite Highlights puzzles and activities that celebrate traditional and wacky holidays, historical anniversaries, world events, and everything in between. Kids can puzzle their way through each month while learning lots of interesting facts, documenting their own occasions, and having fun!
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