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One of a range of titles in the 'Wonders of Learning' series, this is a full colour educational omnibus filled with fascinating facts to educate children.
Get ready for an expedition to the rainforests of the world with Bear Grylls.
Discover a place where everything is continually growing; the animals, the trees, the vegetation. Find incredible animals hidden deep in the forest - the swinging orang-utans, slithering pythons and hunting tigers. Pack your belongings and dive into this exciting book bursting with fun facts, quizzes, word searches, and mazes.
Curious which creatures ruled when dinosaurs roamed the Earth? Get ready to meet the record-setters, including the biggest, smallest, smartest, weirdest, deadliest, most notorious, and most mysterious of all time. You'll find fantastic firsts, including the first dinosaur fossils found and the first dinos in space. And you'll meet other rad, remarkable creatures that lived before, after, and alongside them. Did you know that the largest fish, the largest turtle, and the largest flying animal that ever existed lived during the time of the dinosaurs? Or that mammals - no bigger than a small dog when dinosaurs roamed - eventually evolved into massive land animals? See who wins in head-to-head species smackdowns and enjoy games that complement the records.
THINK AGAIN! is a title that will take readers on a wild ride through history, science, the natural world and the human body in search of... the TRUTH! Conspiracy theories, popular trivia, old wives' tales, common misconceptions, misinterpretations and other regular falsehoods will be explored to find out why they are wrong, and exactly how and why they may have been adopted as fact. Unlike other information books, aimed at adults and lacking a background context and explanation, this big compendium of curriculum-led subjects will be firmly targeted at today's internet-savvy children by fully detailing the myth or error, plus its historical or scientific background, and then debunking it with a full, clear explanation of the true facts. This is all done in a thoroughly entertaining fashion, using fun typography, fast-paced text, light and fascinating side-stories, and lively, photo-montaged illustrations. Each main entry varies in length based on its importance, complexity and level of interest.
With martial arts champions such as Ken Shamrock and Tito Ortiz appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, giving training tips in Muscle & Fitness and Men's Journal, and conducting interviews on Howard Stern's radio show, millions of people are turning to the martial arts for sport, a means of self-defense, and a form of exercise.Many of these newcomers to the martial arts never stepped foot into a martial arts training facility, and have no plans of ever doing so. They want to learn to defend themselves without traveling to a gym or paying steep monthly dues. Some purchase martial arts guidebooks so they can prepare themselves both mentally and physically to enter a dojo a year or two down the road. Martial Arts Unleashed: Jiu-jitsu offers readers:* A detailed history and evolution of the discipline.* A description of the various theories and strategies behind training and competing.* A breakdown of the gear and training space needed to get started.* A description of warm-up routines, footwork, and stances.* Detailed instruction accompanied by step-by-step photographs that divulge everything from the basic kicks, punches, and blocks to the most advanced techniques.* Instruction on how to combine various techniques into sophisticated combinations.* Sample workouts for all levels of training.* Weight lifting programs to improve strength.* Cardiovascular workouts to improve stamina.* Sample diets to improve overall health.* Resources that show readers where to ply their trade and learn even more.For those desiring to learn the martial arts for self-defense rather than sport, the book features a section on those techniques best suited for practical application. For the more advanced students, the book describes how to blend this particular discipline with other styles, utilize certain techniques to defeat practitioners of other disciplines, and prepare for a variety of competitions.
As a launching pad for inquisitive young minds and a life raft for parents at wits end, this collection addresses a critical part of being a kid: asking questions. A wide variety of questions are answered, such as: Is there life on Mars? Do rivers ever dry up? Why are there wars? Is there such a thing as a funny bone? What is DNA? Having this nearby will equip every parent for those difficult, absurd, or sometimes funny questions from their children.
This is book two of a series of amazing books that chart the course of extra ordinary individuals that will inspire children. Each book contains a play that the children can act through.
A brightly illustrated introduction to science which supports teaching in primary schools. Designed for use at home and in school, and perfect for parents who want to find our more about what their children are being taught. Includes a section on 'what is science?' as well as information about living things, materials, forces, light, sound and electriciy, space, and scientific investigations.
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 5 colour coded sections covering all aspects of the curriculum, such as ecology, zoology and human biology, 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.
As a young scientist, Birute Mary Galdikas had a mission: To find and study the elusive orangutans of Borneo's rain forest to help protect this amazing and elusive species.
Follow her story as she carries out an epic search and struggles to survive while studying the world's most endangered great ape.
When Galdikas saw her first image of an orangutan in the wild, she was immediately captivated. It haunted her and she found its gaze "almost hypnotic." From that point on, she made it her life's mission to study and work to protect these mysterious creatures, and moved to Borneo.. Like primatologists Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey, Galdikas was driven by incredible ambition and a fascination with apes and human origins, making her way to the harsh rain forests of Indonesian Borneo when she was just 25 years old. She set up a simple camp, named after her mentor, Louis Leakey, and proceeded to look … and look …and look for wild orangutans, one of the most elusive species on the planet. Her studies brought these critically endangered apes to the world stage, and they are still making an impact today. Now in her 70s, Dr. Galdikas has conducted the longest reigning study by any single scientist.
Award-winning author Anita Silvey explores the life and legacy of this incredible and little-known primatologist. With unparalleled storytelling, Silvey offers unique insight into Galdikas' childhood as a refugee and immigrant, her work with National Geographic, her passion of raising awareness about conservation, and her mission of securing a future for orangutans.
It's Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral in the race of the century!
Seabiscuit was the grandson of one of the greatest racehorses of all time, but he'd lost practically every race he'd ever run. Who would want a funny-looking racehorse on a losing streak? Enter Charles Howard -- automobile tycoon, risk taker, and racing aficionado -- who scooped up Seabiscuit for a bargain price.
With the support and care of a clever new trainer and a loving jockey, 'Biscuit began winning bigger and bigger races. Then came the biggest race of all. As Seabiscuit prepared to face War Admiral, the top racehorse in the country, the entire nation was on the edge of its seat: Could Seabiscuit really beat the Triple Crown champion?
This true story of hope and determination will inspire readers of all ages!
"Sunshine, you're my baby and I'm your only mother. You must mind
the one taking care of you, but she's not your mama." Ashley
Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in fourteen different
foster homes, living by those words. As her mother spirals out of
control, Ashley is left clinging to an unpredictable, dissolving
relationship, all the while getting pulled deeper and deeper into
the foster care system.
One of nature's most perfect relationships
Every spring the monarch butterfly migrates thousands of miles in search of the ideal milkweed plant. When she finds it, she lays her eggs on the plant, so when each egg hatches, the baby caterpillar can feed on the milkweed leaves. The milkweed plant then provides the perfect protection as the caterpillar turns into one of nature's wonders, a chrysalis, before transforming into an even greater wonder: a monarch butterfly. And once the newborn butterfly soars away, the milkweed seeds fly away on the wind and start this cycle over again.
The exacting prose and jewel-toned illustrations echo the harmony of monarch and milkweed in this carefully researched book, explaining one of nature's most spectacular displays in a refreshingly simple manner.
Bright-eyed birds, evanescent butterflies, tropical fish and other pleasures await the readers of this large format book that will appeal to young children's curiosity about the natural world. Reminiscent of the watercolors of Ernst Haeckel, John James Audubon, and Maria Sibylla Merian, these charming and expertly rendered pictures of birds, insects, and fish will provide hours of exploration. Presented in double-page spreads, interspersed with informative texts, Guiraud's illustrations capture the wondrous beauty that populates our oceans, forests, and fields. Her expressive illustrations create a sense of intimacy and empathy with the natural world and their exquisite detail rewards close investigation. Certain to captivate both children and adults, this magnificent book will instill in its readers a connection to the world around them and ignite a sense of wonder about all living things.
It's a long way to
"A fun way to inspire children's imagination and creativity!" --Serena
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.
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