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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.
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.
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.
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 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:
Participating in Government - includes youth commissions, voter registration, local government, and campaigning.
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.
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."
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.
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).
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.
This stunning reissue of the classic Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary has been brought up to warp speed into 2012, the 35th anniversary of the release of Star Wars: A New Hope, and to celebrate the release of all six films in a 3D format that would impress Yoda. Once again, we've storm-trooped our way around Lucasfilm to get the inside and the dark side of all six Star Wars films, including incredible behind-the-scenes stories. Meet and greet every character, droid, creature and alien from Obi-Wan, to Han Solo, from the Arena Beasts to Jabba-The-Hutt (and his entourage). Explore every star ship and get up close to a multitude of weapons in this stellar guide. Travel to every planet, from Coruscant to Mustafar, and take a look at Clone troopers equipment and battle tanks. With over 1,000 incredible shots plus exclusive material, Star Wars Complete Visual Dictionary transports you right inside the movies. See the original R2D2, study the fearsome Droidekas (watch out for their lasers!) and venture inside the Great Pit of Carkoon, if you dare. The only guide to every part of the Star Wars universe. If you love Star Wars, you'll love Star Wars Complete Visual Dictionary. May the force be with you.
For little learners who want to know about the world
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 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.
Presents a color, illustrated writing course which teaches young learners to develop the skills and strategies in the writing process. Practice activities encourage accuracy and creativity. In this title, student success is evaluated in terms of accurate use of grammatical structures, and whether their writing fulfills its communicative purpose.
Who names newly discovered planets? What exactly are black holes? Where are there the most earthquakes? When did the first Homo sapiens walk the earth? Why is the night sky dark? How does the fluoride in toothpaste prevent cavities? Since 1845, Scientific American has answered questions and provided the best information available in all areas of science. Now, Scientific American is proud to present an accessible, one-volume reference covering all the sciences. Whether you want to examine the tiniest microbes, the properties of the earth’s core, or the farthest reaches of space, this handy desk reference is the resource to turn to for the answers you need. • Over 500 biographies of key science figures • Thousands of glossary terms • Hundreds of useful Web sites • Tables, charts, diagrams, and illustrations • Sidebars featuring fascinating facts, mnemonic aids, and quizzes • Essays exploring ideas in-depth
By the same teacher-authors of the best-selling Information Please Kid's Almanac. Hundreds of fabulous illustrations, charts, and graphs.; Hundreds of interesting sidebars filled with facts and trivia.; Thumb tabs and chapter symbols for quick access to the facts.; Eleven chapters cover women's achievements, prizes and record-setting through history, female body and health issues, international dating and marriage customs, fashion trends, and more. The newest addition to the Information Please family is sure to be a huge hit among girls aged eight to fourteen who have a variety of interests. The eleven chapters of heavily illustrated and engagingly designed material explore women's achievements (in sports, science, the fine arts, entertainment, government, business, and more), fashion trends, and dating customs around the world, and cater to a young girl's need for specific body and health information. At once informative and inspirational, The Information Please Girls' Almanac is a bo
Whether in the classroom or at home, this handy reference, with its thumb tab index, is specially designed to give easy access to difficult-to-find information and fun facts for kids. It answers questions about everything from the smallest animal to the mos distant star, U.S. government to award-winning books. Illustrations, graphs, and charts on every page.
In 1912 Edward Bach qualified as a medical doctor and embarked upon a career which not only had a profound effect on medical science, but brought to ordinary people the world over, a simple, safe and effective system of healing. Dr. Bach made a detailed study of bacteriology, immunology and homeopathy and found a clear connection between chronic disease and negative mental attitudes. It was the relationship between mind and body which formed the basis of his further research and as he became increasingly convinced that emotional harmony was the key to good health, he was determined to find a simple, non-invasive and harmless method of healing which could be used safely by everyone. The Medical Discoveries of Edward Bach tells how Dr. Bach's work developed, from his childhood hopes and dreams of a healthy society, to the discovery of a complete system of 38 natural remedies which address all aspects of human nature, emotional outlook and personality. Edward Bach was an eminent physician whose remarkable contribution to medicine, healing and humanity has yet to be fully realised.
"The most useful Greek lexicon for the beginner, in some respects more helpful even than its two larger brothers."--Joseph B. Solodow, Stanford University
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