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National Geographic Kids Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly (Paperback): Laura Marsh, National Geographic Kids National Geographic Kids Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly (Paperback)
Laura Marsh, National Geographic Kids 1
R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Butterflies are all around us. It's hard to believe these majestic insects with impressive wingspans and beautifully coloured and patterned wings were once creepy crawly caterpillars. How in the world does this transformation happen? This Level 1 Reader gives kids an up-close look at exactly how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. With bonus information including different types of butterflies and poisonous caterpillars, this reader is one of a kind. This high-interest, educationally vetted series of beginning readers features the magnificent images of National Geographic, accompanied by texts written by experienced, skilled children's book authors. The inside back cover of the paperback edition is an interactive feature based upon the book. Level 1 books reinforce the content of the book with a kinaesthetic learning activity. In Level 2 books readers complete a Cloze letter, or fun fill-in, with vocabulary words.

Civil Services Planner - Reinforcing What Children in Schools in Physics & Chemistry (Paperback): Editorial board, V&S... Civil Services Planner - Reinforcing What Children in Schools in Physics & Chemistry (Paperback)
Editorial board, V&S Publishers
R967 R782 Discovery Miles 7 820 Save R185 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The present book, Physics and Chemistry is one among the five books of the series, Children's Encyclopedia - The World of Knowledge. The book has been broadly divided into two parts- Physics and Chemistry. The part that deals with Physics contains simple and fully coloured illustrative chapters on Energy, Magnetism, Electricity, Light, Sound, Force, Motion, Atomic and Nuclear Energy, Pressure, Relativity, etc. The second part exclusively deals with Chemistry containing a detailed and diagrammatic description of Matter and its Properties, Mass, Volume and Density, all about Atoms, Molecules and Elements, Compounds and Mixtures, Reactions and Changes between Solids, Liquids and Gases, etc. Hence dear readers, grab the book as soon as you can, for it's a treasure trove of knowledge and information, and if you happen to be a school student, you can even use it as a reference book or guide. Happy Reading and Learning too!

Combating Allergy Naturally - Familiarises Children to the World of Space, Science & Electronics (Paperback): Editorial board,... Combating Allergy Naturally - Familiarises Children to the World of Space, Science & Electronics (Paperback)
Editorial board, V&S Publishers
R960 R775 Discovery Miles 7 750 Save R185 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The present book, Space Science and Electronics is one among the five books of the series, Children's Encyclopedia - The World of Knowledge. The book has been broadly divided into two parts: The first part (Part-I) focusses on The Universe, The Stars, The Solar System, The Meteorites, The Comets, Space Exploration, The Earth, All about Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Mountains, Oceans, etc., while the second part or Part-II is quite vast and deals with the various modes of transport, such as The Roadways, Railways, Airways, Waterways, The Supersonic Means of Transportation, and a comprehensive introduction and description of various important electronic gadgets like Transistor, Transformer, Capacitor, Inductor, Resistor, Newspapers and Magazines, Television, Internet, etc. Hence dear readers, grab the book as soon as you can, for it's a treasure trove of knowledge and information, and if you happen to be a school student, you can even use it as a reference book or guide. Happy Reading and Learning too!

Classic Series - Familiarises Children with Important Inventions & Discoveries (Paperback): Editorial board, V&S Publishers Classic Series - Familiarises Children with Important Inventions & Discoveries (Paperback)
Editorial board, V&S Publishers
R1,109 R924 Discovery Miles 9 240 Save R185 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The present book, Scientists Inventions and Discoveries is one among the five books of the series, Children's Encyclopedia - The World of Knowledge. The book has been broadly divided into two parts- Part-I: The brief life histories and salient contributions of some well-known Scientists like Archimedes, Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Galileo, Newton, Louis Pasteur, Michael Faraday, Marie Curie, Thomas Alva Edison and many more. The second part or Part II emphasises on some major Inventions and Breakthroughs in the scientific world, such as: Bacteria, Vitamins, Vaccines, Aeroplane, Electricity, Cinema, Steam Engine and so on which have revolutionised and transformed the human life completely. Therefore dear readers, grab the book as soon as you can, for it's a treasure trove of knowledge and information, and if you happen to be a school student, you can even use it as a reference book or guide. Happy Reading and Learning too!

Jeannette Rankin - First Lady of Congress (Paperback): Trish Marx Jeannette Rankin - First Lady of Congress (Paperback)
Trish Marx; Illustrated by Dan Andreasen
R390 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R58 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

I've been trying to help women have better lives, using the laws we already have. But what if the laws are wrong, or don't go far enough?"
So was the thinking of Jeannette Rankin before she decided to run for Congress, years before most women even had the right to vote.
Growing up a small-town girl in Montana, Jeannette showed courage and initiative, helping to run her family's ranch and daring to go to university at a time when most women did not even finish high school. She was bright and well-educated, but it wasn't until a visit to her brother in Boston -- where she glimpsed the harsh realities that women and children faced in the slums -- that she knew what she wanted to do with her life.
Immediately she got to work, helping in settlement houses and working with orphaned children, but Jeannette wanted to give women the power to better their own lives -- so she shifted her focus to suffrage and ran for Congress. On November 9, 1916, Jeannette Rankin became the first woman to win a seat in the House of Representatives. While in office, she continued her fight for women's rights and also bravely advocated for peace during World War I. Jeannette Rankin was a true pioneer in women's rights and an undeniable force behind the peace movement in America.
In this historical account, Marx's candid text and Andreasen's finely detailed illustrations work together to capture the strength and spirit of one of America's most inspirational leaders.

The Modern Book of the Dead - A Revolutionary Perspective on Death, the Soul, and What Really Happens in the Life to Come... The Modern Book of the Dead - A Revolutionary Perspective on Death, the Soul, and What Really Happens in the Life to Come (Paperback)
Ptolemy Tompkins
R402 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R57 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"What happens to us after we die?"
It remains perhaps the single most important question we can ask, one that still inspires thousands to turn to the Tibetan and Egyptian Books of the Dead for hope and comfort. But we can no longer rely solely on ancient wisdom for truly useful answers about our own mortality. We must find explanations for the afterlife in the fruits of modern experience.
Critically acclaimed author Ptolemy Tompkins grew up in a family where questions about the shape and fate of the human soul were discussed on a daily basis, but it was only after his father's passing that he began to consider death in a genuinely concrete way. In this boldly unconventional book--part memoir, part history of ideas, part road map to what might truly await us--Tompkins approaches the question of the afterlife with refreshing intimacy. Weaving together philosophy, science, stories of near-death experiences, and theology, he offers readers a new perspective on death and comes to an amazing and uplifting conclusion: that, somehow, human consciousness lives on.

First Illustrated Maths Dictionary (Paperback, New edition): Kirsteen Rogers First Illustrated Maths Dictionary (Paperback, New edition)
Kirsteen Rogers
R245 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R49 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This is clear and simple explanations of everything children and parents need to know to understand maths at Key Stage 1. Lively illustrations together with hundreds of useful examples will inspire children to grasp the basics, setting them on course for a lifetime of maths confidence and success. There are links to carefully selected websites with online maths puzzles, games and resources designed to reinforce the key points.

Finding the First T. Rex (Paperback): Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, Jim Nelson Finding the First T. Rex (Paperback)
Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, Jim Nelson
R122 R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Save R8 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

IN 1902, WILLIAM HORNADAY handed a map to the famous paleontologist Barnum Brown. It was Hornaday's hand-drawn directions to a remote area of the Montana Badlands, where he believed amazing dinosaur fossils lay buried. Following the map, Brown dug up a jawbone edged with six-inch long teeth, the remains of a monstrous creature no one had ever seen before. But one bone wasn't enough, and Brown soon found himself in a desperate race to discover the skeleton of the mystery carnivore!

Saints Among the Animals (Paperback): Cynthia Zarin Saints Among the Animals (Paperback)
Cynthia Zarin; Illustrated by Leonid Gore
R144 R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Save R20 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What do a whatchful fly and a weight-bearing whale have in common?

A grateful saint -- a saint whose life of work and devotion to God wouldn't have been the same without the loyalty. the friendship of a lion or a blackbird, an eagle or a deer.

Other saints in these stories -- two of the liveliest are women -- deal cleverly with animals who act up: snakes in one instance, greedy geese in another.

But in each of these stories, the commonality of all living things is luminously celebrated. The ten saints, whose biographies are given in the last pages, are named on the back of this jacket.

501 Astonishing Facts - Interesting and Entertaining (Paperback): Sanjeev Garg 501 Astonishing Facts - Interesting and Entertaining (Paperback)
Sanjeev Garg
R582 R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Save R97 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The book contains a total of 501 facts which make the reader wonder about our strange but truly fascinating world. The success of this book underlines the growing realisation that books now are no longer looked upon something as having necessarily a direct link to classroom and examination-and in consequence, to be shelved when the need is over. With exciting facts from different fields the book stimulates young reader's interest in the world around him-thus inspiring him to pursue knowledge purely for the sake of it.In turn it also helps to develop logical thinking and a scientific temperament.

In the Trees, Honeybees (Paperback): Lori Mortensen In the Trees, Honeybees (Paperback)
Lori Mortensen; Illustrated by Cris Arbo
R180 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R34 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This inside-the-hive view of a wild colony of honeybees offers close-up views of the queen, the cells, even bee eggs. Young readers are left with admiration for the remarkable lives of honeybees, whether in the hive or in the field. Full color.

100 Facts Extreme Survival (Paperback): Miles Kelly 100 Facts Extreme Survival (Paperback)
Miles Kelly
R190 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R34 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

Community Service for Teens: Participating in Government (Hardcover): Bernard Ryan Community Service for Teens: Participating in Government (Hardcover)
Bernard Ryan
R533 R493 Discovery Miles 4 930 Save R40 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Community service is becoming an integral part of many school programs, and Community Service for Teens is an important resource for students and teachers interested in volunteering. This 8-volume set discusses a wide variety of community service options in eight different fields.

Community Service for Teens includes:
-- The educational and career benefits of volunteering
-- Interviews with student volunteers
-- Self-assessment tests
-- Types of work available
-- Directory of organizations with volunteer opportunities

Participating in Government - includes youth commissions, voter registration, local government, and campaigning.

Nature (Paperback): Pawanpreet Kaur Nature (Paperback)
Pawanpreet Kaur
R120 R93 Discovery Miles 930 Save R27 (22%) 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.

Communication - Illustrated Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Pawanpreet Kaur Communication - Illustrated Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Pawanpreet Kaur
R182 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R38 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ages 6 to 10 years. The Illustrated Encyclopedia series offers a comprehensive approach to give young readers precise information in a pictorial format for better understanding. The books 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 additional pictures other than those in relation to the text which give additional facts. The series presents a source of correct information in a beautiful way.

America at War - Poems Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins (Book): Lee Bennett Hopkins America at War - Poems Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins (Book)
Lee Bennett Hopkins; Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn
R533 R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Save R41 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this ever-timely collection of more than fifty poems and paintingsdivided into eight sections, one of America's most distinguished poets and anthologists, Lee Bennett Hopkins, and internationally acclaimed painter and printmaker Stephen Alcorn trace emotions of warfare from the American Revolution to the Iraq War.

Warfare has taken -- continues to take -- a tremendous toll on every man, woman, and child in our society as war weaves itself into the fabric of our shared past, present, and future. Raw emotions and results of warfare are expressed here through voices of beloved poets such as Langston Hughes, Carl Sandburg, Walt Whitman, Denise Levertov, and e. e. cummings -- and are movingly combined with voices of newer poets, including several soldiers who had courage to write poetry from front lines.

"America at War" exposes effects of war through hearts of poets and eyes of the artist, paying fitting tribute to those who have served, those now serving, and those who have given their lives so we all may live in peace.

Ballpark: The Story of America's Baseball Fields (Paperback): Lynn Curlee Ballpark: The Story of America's Baseball Fields (Paperback)
Lynn Curlee
R210 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R12 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From Sibert Award honoree Lynn Curlee comes a full-color illustrated exploration of where our national pastime is played. "Curlee's illustrations communicate not just information, but also excitement and sentiment."--"The New York Times Book Review."

Feathers (Paperback): Melissa Stewart Feathers (Paperback)
Melissa Stewart
R186 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R29 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Young naturalists meet sixteen birds in this elegant introduction to the many uses of feathers. A concise main text highlights how feathers are not just for flying. More curious readers are invited to explore informative sidebars, which underscore specific ways each bird uses its feathers for a variety of practical purposes. A scrapbook design showcases life-size feather illustrations.

Beowulf (Hardcover, Rev ed): Harold Bloom Beowulf (Hardcover, Rev ed)
Harold Bloom
R1,167 R1,040 Discovery Miles 10 400 Save R127 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Composed about CE 1000, ""Beowulf"" is the longest known poem written in Old English. Considered one of the great epics, the Anglo-Saxon saga relates the heroic deeds of the warrior Beowulf, who kills the man-eating monster Grendel, and the monster's mother. Containing touches of Christian and pagan symbolism, ""Beowulf"" is the source of many medieval and Renaissance legends. It also influenced J.R.R. Tolkien, and helped spawn the fantasy genre so popular today in literature and film. Arm students for immersion in the study of this mythic adventure with ""Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations"". Newly updated, ""Beowulf"" includes full-length, interpretive essays that provide expert commentary, as well as introductions, a chronology, notes on the contributors, and a bibliography.

The Encyclopedia of World Religions (Hardcover, Second Edition): Robert S. Ellwood, Gregory D. Alles The Encyclopedia of World Religions (Hardcover, Second Edition)
Robert S. Ellwood, Gregory D. Alles
R1,689 R1,492 Discovery Miles 14 920 Save R197 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Encyclopedia of World Religions, Revised Edition provides young adults with reliable, unbiased information on the world's religions, from ancient times to the present day. In about 600 entries - with 115 new to this edition - this revised edition covers all the major and minor religions of the world, including the religions of the ancient world; the major religions practiced around the world today; religions of contemporary indigenous peoples; definitions of religious symbols and ideas; key leaders and thinkers; and terms and definitions. The new entries and photographs broaden the encyclopedia's representation of current world events and the impact of those events on the world's religions. The book also covers religious fundamentalism - especially within Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism - and documents the burgeoning new religious movements in Latin America, Africa, East Asia, and the United States. All major entries now come with suggestions for further reading. New entries include: Al-Qaeda; Apocrypha; Biblical prophets; Christianity fundamentalism; Christianity in Latin America, Asia, and Africa; Fundamentalism (general); Hamas; Hebrew scriptures; Hindu fundamentalism; Independent movements in Christianity; Islamic fundamentalism; Modern paganism; New Age Movement; New religious movements in Africa; New religious movements in Brazil; New Testament; Politics and religion; and, UFO religions (e.g., Heaven's Gate).

Jiu-jitsu Unleashed (Paperback, Ed): Eddie Bravo Jiu-jitsu Unleashed (Paperback, Ed)
Eddie Bravo
R370 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R67 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

Dinosaurs (Cards): Jane Hammerslough Dinosaurs (Cards)
Jane Hammerslough
R271 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R49 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The non-negotiable Fandex, the one every kid will have to have -- hand-held dinosaurs. Marrying the latest in science and dazzling, custom-designed full-color art with the irresistible die-cut Fandex format, Dinosaurs is the perfect addition to the series that now has over 3.3 million copies in print. Written by Owl Puke author Jane Hammerslough, it brings to budding paleontologists' fingertips a wealth of information about 46 fascinating dinosaur species: period, name, size, diet, lifestyle, and habitat, along with lore and the story behind the dinosaur's discovery.
Meet Stegosaurus and Stegoceras. Quetzalcoatlus, with a wingspan the size of a WWII fighter plane's. The tanklike Edmontonia, and the predators, including T-Rex, Giganotosaurus, and Allosaurus, who strode 8 feet with every step -- try out-running that Plus, why there is no longer a Brontosaurus (because it turned out to be the same animal as the Apatosaurus), how Jurassic Park got it right -- and wrong (Dilophosaurus was a fierce predator, but did not spit venom), and is the Plesiosaur alive and well -- as the legendary "Nessie" of Loch Ness? Includes information on key paleontologists, fossil-finding methods, and a glossary of dinosaur words.

Scholastic Book of World Records 2020 (Paperback): Scholastic Scholastic Book of World Records 2020 (Paperback)
Scholastic 1
R353 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R75 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Girlwonder - Every Girl's Guide to the Fantastic Feats, Cool Qualities, and Remarkable Abilities of Women and Girls... Girlwonder - Every Girl's Guide to the Fantastic Feats, Cool Qualities, and Remarkable Abilities of Women and Girls (Paperback, Updated and Expanded ed.)
Holly Hartman, Information Please
R318 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R45 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Did you ever wonder . . .

. . . who was the best all-around athlete of the twentieth century? (page 174) . . . how to deal with a crush? (page 126) . . . what important event happened on your birthdate? (pages 3 - 41) . . . if a woman has ever been a presidential candidate? (page 225) . . . how the bikini got its name? (page 116) . . . who were some great girl characters in literature? (page 75) . . . what were some of the best girl friendships of all time? (page 100) . . . when schools began to admit women?(page 211) . . . who the Olympian goddesses were and what they ruled? (page 87) . . . who was the model for the Statue of Liberty? (page 68)

Girlwonder answers all of these questions and more. A captivating collection of all things girl-related, this fun-filled and fact-packed guide highlights the great achievements, activities, and interests of women and girls around the world. It includes brilliant quotes from famous women, a calendar of girl-focused historical events, and the accomplishments of the best women in sports, science, politics, and the arts. It also features entertaining entries on fashion, friendship, love, romance, and body and mind. Girlwonder celebrates the truly amazing, fascinating, wonderful world of girls.


The Penguin Dictionary of Chemistry (Paperback, 3rd Ed): D. W. A. Sharp The Penguin Dictionary of Chemistry (Paperback, 3rd Ed)
D. W. A. Sharp; Edited by D. W. A. Sharp
R460 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R93 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The Penguin Dictionary of Chemistry is the ideal source of information for students of all sciences, whatever their level, and for anyone who encounters chemical terms in the course of their everyday work. Comprehensive, packed with vital information and illustrated throughout, it has now been substantially updated to take account of the very latest developments in this key subject area.

· Explains chemical terms from all branches of the subject, from AAS to zwitterions
· Includes concise entries on elements, compounds and other substances
· Offers succinct accounts of important chemical operations, including industrial processes
· Discusses important biochemical and environmental issues

 

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