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Human Body: A Children's Encyclopedia (Hardcover, Revised Edition): Dk Human Body: A Children's Encyclopedia (Hardcover, Revised Edition)
Dk 1
R576 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R242 (42%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From your head to your toes, this encyclopedia for children takes you on a tour of the human body and explains how each part works.

On every page, discover amazing facts about the human body. Did you know that you are made up of 100 trillion cells? Learn about blood vessels (capillaries, veins, and arteries) which, if they were laid out end to end, would wrap around the Earth twice! Find out what makes a balanced diet - after all, you will eat about 20 tonnes of food in your entire life! See what part of the brain makes you appreciate music (it's the right side). There are also fun quizzes, so you can assess your own personality and test your logical and reasoning skills.

An international best-seller since 2012, Human Body: A Children's Encyclopedia has now been fully updated in line with the latest research. Combining clear descriptions of human biology with awesome photographs, graphics, and CGI artworks, make your way from the skin, muscles, organs, bones, right down to your cells and DNA.

From homework projects to just reading for curiosity, this comprehensive encyclopedia is filled with everything that you need to know about what makes your body tick.

LEGO (R) Minifigures Character Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Dk LEGO (R) Minifigures Character Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R190 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R40 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

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.

Pocket Eyewitness: Human Body - Facts at Your Fingertips (Paperback): Dk Pocket Eyewitness: Human Body - Facts at Your Fingertips (Paperback)
Dk 1
R95 R62 Discovery Miles 620 Save R33 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Find out about bones, breathing, blood, and the brain in this brilliant mini book about how the human body works.

Pocket Eyewitness Human Body is the perfect guide for curious children who want to know everything about the body and its inner-workings. Bite-sized chunks of information, amazing images, and clear, informative diagrams show you what lies underneath your skin, and make learning fun.

Did you know that, weight for weight, bone is five times stronger than steel? Or that the fastest nerve signals travel up to 350 km/h (220 mph), and that laughing is good for your health? You didn't? Then you need Pocket Eyewitness Human Body to fill you in on the amazing stats and fun facts about your incredible body.

The Sea - Exploring our blue planet (Hardcover): Miranda Krestovnikoff The Sea - Exploring our blue planet (Hardcover)
Miranda Krestovnikoff; Illustrated by Jill Calder 1
R326 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R85 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Explore an incredible collection of narratives, featuring fascinating facts and stories about the world's deepest seas and oceans. Written by the critically acclaimed TV and radio presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff and illustrated by the wonderful Jill Calder, this stunning book will have you diving into the deepest depths of the blue, exploring the astounding seas and oceans that cover our planet and discovering the amazing animals that populate our waters, including the largest living animal: the blue whale! An important message in the book is the effects of plastics on our planet and the ways in which scientists are making steps towards tackling this much-talked-about topic. We can all make steps in reducing our own plastic consumption and The Sea will fascinate and inspire families in their quest to understand why it has never been more important to protect our planet. Let The Sea take you on a watery journey through different marine habitats that we know about but who knows what is out there yet to be discovered? Featuring an eclectic mix of layout styles with incredible artwork throughout, this is a book that will amaze children and families alike with fantastic facts on the astounding seas and oceans that cover our planet.

National Geographic Kids Infopedia 2020 (Paperback): National Geographic Kids National Geographic Kids Infopedia 2020 (Paperback)
National Geographic Kids
R302 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R71 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

It's the 10th anniversary of the world's best-selling infopedia for kids! This year, it includes all new content, interviews with explorers in each chapter, a special look at what was going on in the world when the first National Geographic Kids Infopedia came out 10 years ago, plus the results for the 2019 Infopedia Challenge, and a new challenge for kids who want to get involved. Kids can have fun keeping up with our quickly changing world with the world's best-selling almanac for kids, packed with incredible photos, tons of fun facts, crafts, activities, and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, and more. There's a whole chapter full of fun and games, including activities, jokes, and comics. Practical reference material, including fast facts and maps of every country, has been fully updated.

Science - A Children's Encyclopedia (Hardcover, Revised Edition): Dk Science - A Children's Encyclopedia (Hardcover, Revised Edition)
Dk 1
R586 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R229 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Get children excited about science with this essential, encylopedic introduction to physics, chemistry, and biology.

What makes a firework bang? How do plants use sunlight to make food? What is the mysterious force that makes a magnet cling to your refrigerator? With astonishing images, simple graphics, and crystal-clear text Science A Children's Encyclopedia will explain the answers to all these questions, and many, many more.

Find out how chemistry begins with matter - the stuff we and our world are all made of - and the building blocks of atoms, so super-small there are about one million, million atoms on the dot of this "i". The science of physics explains forces, energy, light, electricity, and magnetism. Forces are the hidden power behind everything on Earth, and the Universe beyond. It's the force of gravity that keeps you stuck on Earth's surface, so it's pretty important to understand. Biology is all about how living things work, from tiny germs, to giant trees, to you! Did you know your amazing body has more than 1,000 parts, including bones, muscles and other organs?

Packed with the essential information that every curious child needs to understand how our extraordinary world works, Science A Children's Encyclopedia should be in every family library.

Children's Encyclopedia (Paperback, New edition): Various Children's Encyclopedia (Paperback, New edition)
Various
R280 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R60 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

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.

Knowledge Encyclopedia Science! (Hardcover): Dk Knowledge Encyclopedia Science! (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R300 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R64 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

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.

Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need To Know (Hardcover): Dk Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need To Know (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Shipped within 7 - 10 working days

This amazing Marvel book contains fantastic facts, incredible info and uncanny trivia about the Super Heroes and villains of the Marvel Comics Universe. Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know is packed with Marvel trivia. It includes fun facts, bizarre-but-true tales and quirky insights in everyone's favourite Marvel comic characters, including The Avengers, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Black Panther and Daredevil. Discover why the Hulk comes in three different varieties - green, grey and red, and how a frog once gained Thor's powers! From behind-the-scenes revelations to strange and interesting facts, this unique book will surprise and delight new and die-hard Marvel fans alike. (c) 2016 MARVEL

DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition - The Definitive Guide to the Characters of the DC Universe (Hardcover, Updated... DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition - The Definitive Guide to the Characters of the DC Universe (Hardcover, Updated Edition)
Dk 1
R785 R524 Discovery Miles 5 240 Save R261 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

New and expanded, this lavishly illustrated, jam-packed encyclopedia covers more than 1,200 of the classic DC characters, including Batman, the Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and many more, created by comics giant DC. The DC Comics Encyclopedia is a true essential for any comic book fan and a vital addition to every DC fan's shelf. Explore fascinating, extensive coverage of your favourite DC heroes, and catch up with the most infamous bad guys from blockbuster films including Suicide Squad and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Exciting special features celebrate some of the DC heroes and villains' vehicles and weaponry, their titanic clashes and romantic encounters. From birth to Rebirth, The DC Comics Encyclopedia is fully up-to-date with the latest earth-shaking DC developments. With a brand new cover designed by Carlo Pagulayan, one of the world's pre-eminent comic book artists, and thrilling comic artwork, the fun and excitement of more than 75 years of comics history explodes off every page! Experience the DC Comics Universe like never before with The DC Comics Encyclopedia. Previous edition ISBN 9781405328913 TM & (c) DC Comics.

Pocket Eyewitness: Dogs - Facts at Your Fingertips (Paperback): Dk Pocket Eyewitness: Dogs - Facts at Your Fingertips (Paperback)
Dk 1
R95 R62 Discovery Miles 620 Save R33 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Find out more about one of our favourite animals - the dog - in this mini handbook bursting with breeds and fantastic dog facts.

Pocket Eyewitness Dogs is packed with bite-sized chunks of information that make learning about dogs fun. Read the profiles of more than 180 individual dog breeds, from Great Danes to tiny terriers, in this cool canine encyclopedia. Learn more about the main groups of dog breeds, from working dogs to companion dogs, and find out more about dog behaviour, biology, and even the history of how humans have lived alongside - and relied on - these faithful creatures. If you didn't know that dogs have more than 300 million smell-detecting cells, while humans have just 6 million, or that Dalmatians are born spotless, then this is the book for you!

Perfect for school projects and homework assignments as well as for dipping into, Pocket Eyewitness Dogs will tell you everything you need to know about dogs in one pocket-sized book.

Faansie se Voelboek - 'n Volledige Veldgids...vir Kinders (Afrikaans, Paperback): Faansie Peacock Faansie se Voelboek - 'n Volledige Veldgids...vir Kinders (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Faansie Peacock
R475 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R108 (23%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

Ek hoop jys 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 vol in Suid-Afrika te identifiseer. Maklik! Jy sal ook snaakse en interessante feite leer oor alles van sterre tot superhelde, plus so ietsie oor vols ook.

The Silk Roads - A New History of the World (Hardcover, Illustrated Edition): Peter Frankopan The Silk Roads - A New History of the World (Hardcover, Illustrated Edition)
Peter Frankopan; Illustrated by Neil Packer 1
R503 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R161 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Set your sails east with this stunningly original new history of the world.

Peter Frankopan, number one bestselling author and historian explores the connections made by people, trade, disease, war, religion, adventure, science and technology in this extraordinary book about how the east married the west with a remarkable voyage at its heart - the journey along the Silk Roads.

From ancient world laws laid down by King Hammurabi and the mighty Persian empire, to terrifying huns, the rise of Europe, two world wars and politics today, The Silk Roads moves through time and history sewing together the threads from different peoples, empires and continents into a phenomenal history of the globe.

With stories from each and every corner of society, Frankopan's magnificent retelling of his literacy triumph The Silk Roads, sumptuously illustrated by Neil Packer, is a must-have world history.

Maths Dictionary (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Peter Robson Maths Dictionary (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Peter Robson
R94 R88 Discovery Miles 880 Save R6 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This dictionary includes explanations of over 200 mathematical words and phrases. Other features include: multiplication tables; table of squares and cubes; frequently-used fractions, decimals and percentages; metric and imperial units; simple coordinate graphs; angle and circle rules.

Science Encyclopedia (Paperback, New edition): Kirsteen Robson Science Encyclopedia (Paperback, New edition)
Kirsteen Robson
R365 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R79 (22%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

A comprehensive reference book covering everything from planetary physics to genes and DNA. With a glossary of 1,500 scientific terms, key dates, biographies of scientists and inventors and 140 experiments to do at home. QR codes allow readers to access hundreds of carefully selected websites, resources and quizzes - straight to a mobile device.

Timelines of Everything (Hardcover): Dk Timelines of Everything (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R614 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R229 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Explore an illustrated history of the world through more than 130 timelines for kids. From dinosaurs and Vikings to the history of cinema and espionage, discover incredible world history in this lavish collection of timelines.

Jam-packed with surprising facts and amazing details, such as the most bloodthirsty pirate of all time and the first crime to be solved by studying fingerprints, Timelines of Everything will take you on a whirlwind journey through an illustrated history of time, from the Big Bang to the modern world.

More than 130 timelines give you all the general knowledge you need - and even some surprising trivia you don't! Must-know topics and alternative history are showcased with beautiful, detailed illustrations and straightforward, easy-to-read text. Whether you want to know key breakthroughs that set the Industrial Revolution in motion or defining moments in the history of fashion, you'll find it all here. With timelines on a diverse range of subjects, Timelines of Everything is the ultimate guide to history for kids.

First Illustrated Science Dictionary (Paperback, 10th edition): First Illustrated Science Dictionary (Paperback, 10th edition)
R239 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R70 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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 information about living things, materials, forces, light, sound and electriciy, space, and scientific investigations.

Star Wars The Visual Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Dk Star Wars The Visual Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R640 R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Save R214 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Take a stunning visual tour of Star Wars with DK's comprehensive pictorial guide to the galaxy far, far away! From lightsabers and beasts to food and clothing, Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia is a virtual museum of a book. Explore beautiful galleries with more than 2,500 images, and discover facts about Star Wars culture, science and geography. Throwing the spotlight onto carefully curated images and beautiful photography, Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia showcases characters and objects from episodes I-VII, Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This stunning visual tour of the Star Wars galaxy celebrates everything from extreme architecture and hardworking droids, to ferocious sea creatures and decadent royal gowns. Sections include: Geography, Nature, History, Culture and Science and Technology. Foreword by Dennis Muren, Senior Creative Director, Industrial Light and Music (c) & TM 2017 LUCASFILM LTD.

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Animals - For Little Animal Lovers Who Want to Know Everything (Hardcover): Dk My Encyclopedia of Very Important Animals - For Little Animal Lovers Who Want to Know Everything (Hardcover)
Dk
R451 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R168 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Gold Winner for the Best New Book in the Smallish Design Awards 2017. Silver Winner for the Best Children's Book in the Junior Design Awards 2017. Take a walk on the wild side with this exciting children's book that takes you on a nature-packed journey into the animal kingdom. Part of the popular My Encyclopedia of Very Important... series, this visually stunning encyclopedia for kids is something every young animal lover will want to own. Easily accessible to young readers through a balance of striking, colourful images and conversational, age-appropriate text, this animal encyclopedia will tap into every child's natural curiosity and answer all their biggest wildlife questions. Bursting with fun animal facts and photographs, My Encyclopedia of Very Important Animals includes everything from an in-depth exploration into different types of animals as well as what they eat and where they live, to detailed profiles of amazing animals such as polar bears, chameleons, orangutans, and much, much more - making it the perfect book for children who love animals.

The Magical World of Ballet (Hardcover): Lisa Miles The Magical World of Ballet (Hardcover)
Lisa Miles 1
R375 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R103 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

World War II Visual Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Dk World War II Visual Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Dk
R332 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R104 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

World War II: Visual Encyclopedia profiles the soldiers who served, as well as key events and the technology of war. Find the facts about the most cunning strategists, the longest battles, the fastest fighter planes, and much more in this spectacular visual dictionary. Key information is available at a glance, with data boxes, facts and stats to dip into alongside cutting-edge CGI technology that bring these infamous events to life. Packed with profiles of the people, places and events, from Winston Churchill to Pearl Harbor, World War II: Visual Encyclopedia explores this historic event that shaped our world.

Pocket Eyewitness Insects - Facts at Your Fingertips (Paperback, New Edition): Dk Pocket Eyewitness Insects - Facts at Your Fingertips (Paperback, New Edition)
Dk 1
R95 R62 Discovery Miles 620 Save R33 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Enter a world of insects in this encyclopedia of more than 200 minibeasts.

With amazing stats, close-up photographs, and genius gem facts, Pocket Eyewitness Insects will let you see their true sizes, discover where and how they live and find out which deadly insects to watch out for.

What do insects eat? Which ones are poisonous? From the flower chafer to the giraffe weevil, Pocket Eyewitness Insects is packed with bite-sized chunks of information that make learning about insects even more intriguing. Many-legged millipedes, dazzling dragonflies, and beastly bed bugs all are brought to life in amazing detail.

Perfect for school projects and homework assignments as well as for young enthusiasts, Pocket Eyewitness Insects uncovers everything you need to know about nature's cutest and creepiest bugs in one pocket-sized book.

Greek Myths and Mazes (Hardcover): Jan Bajtlik Greek Myths and Mazes (Hardcover)
Jan Bajtlik; Illustrated by Jan Bajtlik; Translated by Zosia Krasodomska-Jones 1
R428 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R114 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A fascinating collection of labyrinths and puzzles set in Ancient Greece. Find your way out of a maze on each page in this stunningly intricate book from the creators of Maps. Discover the legendary labyrinths of Ancient Greece, as well as the myths and stories that have captured readers for thousands of years, in this beautifully illustrated collection of puzzles and facts. From an Ancient Greek theatre, to the Trojan horse and the Minotaur, the book is packed full of history and mythology, and will astound readers of all ages.

First Encyclopedia of Science (Hardcover, New edition): Jessica Greenwell First Encyclopedia of Science (Hardcover, New edition)
Jessica Greenwell
R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This is an excellent reference for school projects. All major topics are explored. It includes free downloadable pictures. Why do things float? What happens to the food you eat? Find out the answers to these and many more questions in this lively book that introduces young readers to the wonders of science. It comes with simple text, amazing photographs and illustrations, fun science activities and exciting recommended Web sites.

Batman Character Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Dk Batman Character Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R265 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R78 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

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