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Encyclopedia of Animals (Hardcover): Jules Howard Encyclopedia of Animals (Hardcover)
Jules Howard; Illustrated by Jarom Vogel 1
R353 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R60 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Plunge into the diversity of the animal kingdom in this Encyclopaedia of Animals. Packed with over 500 creatures, every one is looked at in detail by a natural history expert. From the tiniest sponge to the largest elephant, all entries are gloriously illustrated in this spectacular celebration of life on Earth.

National Geographic Student World Atlas (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): National Geographic Kids National Geographic Student World Atlas (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
National Geographic Kids
R237 R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Save R70 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The new fifth edition of National Geographic's award-winning atlas is more fascinating and fact-filled than ever! It's the definitive atlas for high-school students to explore and is ideal for use in the classroom and at home. From the cartographic experts at National Geographic comes the latest edition of its award-winning student atlas, with everything kids want and need to know about our changing world. Dynamic, user-friendly content includes photos, facts, charts, graphics, and full-colour political, physical, and thematic maps on important topics. Completely updated maps and statistics ensure that kids have all the latest information so they are informed as they learn more about current events and become the next generation of informed global citizens.

Nerd A to Z (Hardcover): National Geographic Kids, T J Resler Nerd A to Z (Hardcover)
National Geographic Kids, T J Resler; Edited by Kathryn Williams
R297 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R53 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Want to know how likely it is that robots will take over the world? Or what Viking heroes were really like? Find out in this guide to all things smart and geeky - from ancient history to sci-fi technology, Marvel superheroes to edible insects, and beyond! Move over dictionary. There's a new reference book in town! This superstuffed alphabetical compendium of must-know facts from science, pop culture, history, and more is perfect for kids who already know the names of every single dinosaur or want to understand exactly how the Millennium Falcon works. It's a book for grammar gurus, science snobs, music geeks, and history buffs. In short, it's a book for nerds. Inside, you'll find browsable, info-packed blurbs that'll give you the lowdown on everything from augmented reality to zydeco, with larger features that dive deep into fascinating topics like UFOs, pirates, artificial intelligence, and daring circus acts. You'll find out what kind of nerd you are with superfun flowchart quizzes. And you'll hear from the world's most notable (and quotable) Nerds of Note from history and today.

Illustrated Dictionary of Maths (Paperback, New edition): Illustrated Dictionary of Maths (Paperback, New edition)
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R175 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R37 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This is a new edition of this popular title, which provides a fantastic reference point for students studying for their SATs and GCSEs. It is split into 4 main sections covering all aspects of the national curriculum, from algebra to APRs, volume to vectors and trigonometry to transformation. It is brightly and clearly illustrated. It includes a glossary of mathematical terms and symbols. It comes with internet-links to help learners find out more about maths.

Star Wars Complete Visual Dictionary (Hardcover, Updated & Expanded Edition): Pablo Hidalgo, David Reynolds, James Luceno,... Star Wars Complete Visual Dictionary (Hardcover, Updated & Expanded Edition)
Pablo Hidalgo, David Reynolds, James Luceno, Ryder Windham, Jason Fry 1
R869 R517 Discovery Miles 5 170 Save R352 (41%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This comprehensive visual dictionary is the perfect Star Wars book for getting to know the galaxy far, far away. Packed with more than 1,500 stunning images, it showcases major and minor characters including Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker, creatures, vehicles, weapons, props, and items of tech in unparalleled detail.

Beautiful photography and engaging text written by Star Wars experts examines the finer points of Padmé Amidala's costumes, displays Boba Fett's array of weaponry, studies Darth Vader's armor, and reveals the lesser-known background stories to many of the characters. Find out who Poe Dameron's idol is, discover the tech behind BB-8's rolling motion, and much, much more! Fully updated to include Star Wars The Force Awakens and Star Wars The Last Jedi - this invaluable reference guide incorporates all the latest stories and characters. The definitive companion to the Star Wars movies, Star Wars The Complete Visual Dictionary is a must-buy for the beginner and the die-hard Star Wars fan alike.

In Search Of Dinosaurs - Find the Fossils: Identify the Dinosaurs (Hardcover): Harriet Stone In Search Of Dinosaurs - Find the Fossils: Identify the Dinosaurs (Hardcover)
Harriet Stone; Dougal Dixon
R315 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R61 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Look out for dinosaur bones, footprints and fossil feathers on your dinosaur dig site, before opening the gatefolds and uncovering the creatures to whom they once belonged, in three incredible, expansive panoramic scenes. Travel through Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous eras, hunting for fossils and then learn about each amazing prehistoric creature, before testing your knowledge with a fun dinosaur quiz. Grab your paleontologist's tool kit and get stuck in with facts, stats and colourful illustrations to amaze any young dinosaur enthusiast.

Surprising Stories Behind Everyday Stuff (Paperback): Stephanie Warren Drimmer Surprising Stories Behind Everyday Stuff (Paperback)
Stephanie Warren Drimmer
R199 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R35 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Who invented pizza? Why do people shake hands? Why do we wear underwear? You'll find the answers to these questions and more in this new series from National Geographic Kids! Ever wonder how basketball got started? Why we have birthday cakes? And why some people use forks and some use chopsticks? Prepare to be amazed by the surprising backstories behind the things you use or do every day! From familiar foods to common clothing items to bizarre beauty regimens, this book covers all your burning questions: Who thought of that? Where did that come from? Why is that a thing? Presented in a bold, colourful design, with stunning photos, and jam-packed with awesome facts, this book will have you totally riveted! Once you know all this cool stuff about the origins of everyday stuff, you can 'wow' your friends and family.

Bear Grylls Activity Book: Deserts (Paperback): Bear Grylls Bear Grylls Activity Book: Deserts (Paperback)
Bear Grylls 1
R143 R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Save R42 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Get ready for a scorching expedition through the world's hottest regions.

Discover the animals that live in the most barren places on Earth, from coyotes and gazelles to rattlesnakes and armadillos. Grab your sunglasses and dive into this exciting book bursting with fun facts, quizzes, word searches and mazes.

Oceans (Hardcover): Oceans (Hardcover)
R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

What is the largest toothed predator on Earth?What can you learn from a blue whale's earwax?Where would you find a weedy seadragon?Answer all these questions and more with over 100 incredible facts about our world's amazing oceans.

National Geographic Kids: Doggy Defenders - Dolley the Fire Dog (Hardcover): National Geographic Kids National Geographic Kids: Doggy Defenders - Dolley the Fire Dog (Hardcover)
National Geographic Kids
R199 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R35 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In this addition to National Geographic Kids' super-cute series about dogs with jobs, you'll join real-life fire dog Dolley as she protects her city and solves crime. Good dog, Dolley!

Sometimes it takes a dog to get the job done! In this endearing picture book, readers meet courageous canine, Dolley, and follow her as she spends an exciting day at work with the fire department. Gorgeous photography brings to life the true stories of brave Dolley's role as a fire dog in Virginia, U.S.A. Simple, lyrical text lets readers journey along as Dolley visits the site of a fire, trains to sniff out flammable items, and teaches students about fire safety. Young readers will fall for this witty and daring tale of heroism, along with aww-worthy photographs, sure to make dog-lovers out of us all.

Space Visual Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest Space Visual Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest 1
R331 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R104 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Reach for the stars with this best-selling reference book for children. The comprehensive visual encyclopedia looks deep inside space, using stunning photography to excite younger readers and show them the many wonders of our extraordinary Universe. From asteroids and comets to galaxies and planets, Space Visual Encyclopedia takes kids on an in-depth tour of our Solar System and beyond! Go starry-eyed as you learn about the different constellations and look to the skies for the rockets, shuttles, and telescopes used in the most incredible space missions to date. Be inspired by the people who have influenced space history, from ancient astronomers to groundbreaking astronauts. Solve the mysteries of the Universe as you travel back to the Big Bang, experience the pull of a black hole, and come face to face with dark matter. The cosmic content comes packed with unforgettable facts and statistics to amaze your school friends. What are you waiting for? 3-2-1, blast off!

Bet You Didn't Know! 2 (Hardcover): National Geographic Kids Bet You Didn't Know! 2 (Hardcover)
National Geographic Kids
R365 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R66 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In the follow-up to the hit book Bet You Didn't Know, discover even more incredible facts and mind-boggling tidbits to stun your friends and wow your teachers! Did you know that scallops have dozens of tiny blue eyes? That glass can form when lightning strikes sand? Or that Formula 1 race cars could theoretically drive upside down at superhigh speeds? There's a lot to know, and we bet you'll have fun learning it all in the second book in this super series from National Geographic Kids! Based on a favorite department in Nat Geo Kids magazine, this book is chock-full of fascinating facts, silly stats, and catchy little knowledge nuggets in all kinds of awesome categories, from fire to reptiles to candy. Special features include Extreme Weirdness, Strange Places, What's the Difference, and more. Bold, colourful photographs in a supersize format and spectacular information create a winning combination for curious kids who can't wait to learn more about the world.

First Encyclopedia of the Human Body (Hardcover, New edition): Fiona Chandler First Encyclopedia of the Human Body (Hardcover, New edition)
Fiona Chandler
R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This is a fantastic new edition of this bright and lively encyclopedia, introducing young readers to the wonders of the human body. Filled with information on the brain, respiration, circulation and the senses, this book answers such questions as 'Where does your food go?' 'How many bones are there in your body?' and 'What are eyelashes for?'. Simple text, amazing photographs, detailed illustrations and a selection of exciting recommended websites make the subject easy to understand.

Encyclopedia of Animals (Paperback): Dk Encyclopedia of Animals (Paperback)
Dk; Edited by Jayne Parsons
R503 R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Save R157 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An animal encyclopedia for children featuring more than 2,000 animal species from aardvark to zebra. Packed with stunning close-up photographs of animals and awesome facts, you'll discover how animals and plants live together in their natural habitats and how we can help endangered species. Discover why some birds fly, but others don't, get close to bugs and beetles you never knew existed, swim with fish and sea mammals, fall in love with baby animals, go on an African safari, and meet the tiny things you can't see, but live closer to you than you might ever imagine! There's so much to discover about the animal world, so dive in and see what you can find out.

Art A Children's Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Dk Art A Children's Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Dk
R482 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R185 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This beautiful art book for children charts the evolution of the greatest cultural achievements in painting, sculpture and photography. Art: A Children's Encyclopedia traces the development of painting, from prehistoric cave drawings to the Mona Lisa to contemporary street art. Get to grips with world-famous sculptures, including the Terracotta Army and Michelangelo's David. Find out about photography, from pinhole cameras to digital imagery and iconic photography such as Neil Leifer's Ali versus Liston.With amazing facts, clear explanations, and stunning photography, Art: A Children's Encyclopedia is the essential introduction to the art world for children.

International Children's Bible Dictionary (Paperback): Lynn Waller International Children's Bible Dictionary (Paperback)
Lynn Waller
R257 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R78 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With over 1000 simple definitions and explanations of biblical words, phrases and events, this children's Bible dictionary should help young people understand the Bible.

Marvel The Avengers Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Dk Marvel The Avengers Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R871 R519 Discovery Miles 5 190 Save R352 (40%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is the most comprehensive volume of Marvel's premier Super Hero team ever. Follow the genesis of the Avengers and Marvel key characters, including Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and the Hulk - and their many friends and foes - in Marvel The Avengers Encyclopedia. Super Hero profiles explode from the page with stunning Marvel comic book art. Including more than 250 Marvel Avengers characters and more than 40 teams and line-ups, explore the characters' Avengers origins and powers, and read about their defining comic book moments. Discover everything there is to know about Earth's Mightiest Super Hero team in Marvel's The Avengers Encyclopedia. (c) 2015 MARVEL

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.

Shark (Paperback): Dk Shark (Paperback)
Dk 1
R150 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R32 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

How dangerous is a great white shark? How common are shark attacks and how can you avoid them? How big can a whale shark get? In Eyewitness Shark, discover lots of weird and wonderful facts about these fascinating creatures, where they live, why they are hunted, and what is done to preserve them. Did you know, for example, that the first sharks existed before the dinosaurs? And that sharks have a sixth sense that helps them locate prey? Look inside a shark to learn how it eats and breathes. Find out how sharks can swim so fast and how different tail shapes affect the way different shark species move. See how a lemon shark is born, and how to tag a blue shark. Which shark has the strangest look - a hammerhead shark or a horn shark? Eyewitness Shark is packed with exciting information and stunning photography and illustrations. A fact-filled wall chart adds extra educational value. Part of the best selling DK Eyewitness series, it is the perfect reference book for children.

Science Dictionary (Paperback): Peter Robson Science Dictionary (Paperback)
Peter Robson
R119 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R7 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This reference includes explanations of over 500 scientific words and phrases. It covers biology, chemistry, and physics as well as elementary electronics and astronomy.

The LEGO Book (Hardcover, New Edition): Daniel Lipkowitz The LEGO Book (Hardcover, New Edition)
Daniel Lipkowitz 1
R405 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R91 (22%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Celebrate and explore the incredible story of the LEGO Group and its much-loved bricks, sets, minifigures, movies, games and more.

Take a dazzling visual tour through all the groundbreaking moments in LEGO® history, from the company's humble beginnings in a carpenter's workshop to the invention of the iconic LEGO brick and LEGO minifigure, through to the stunning toys, video games and movies of today, including LEGO® Star Wars™, The LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE™, and LEGO® Dimensions.

This special edition of The LEGO® Book has been fully updated and expanded with the latest LEGO sets and fascinating facts to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the LEGO brick and the 40th anniversary of the minifigure. Go behind the scenes to learn how LEGO bricks are made; find out how amazing fan creations become real-life LEGO sets, and marvel at how LEGO bricks made it to the computer screen and the big screen.

Created in full collaboration with the LEGO Group, The LEGO® Book is a treasure trove for LEGO fans of all ages - and this very special edition comes with an exclusive 60th anniversary printed brick.

Previous edition ISBN 9781409376606

©2018 The LEGO Group.

Encyclopedia of the Roman World (Paperback, New edition): Fiona Chandler Encyclopedia of the Roman World (Paperback, New edition)
Fiona Chandler
R280 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R60 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

A fully illustrated, comprehensive guide to the Roman World - its history, government, army, religion and everyday life. The comprehensive factfinder includes a timeline, 'who's who?' and details of recent archaeological finds. QR codes on each page take readers straight to mobile websites that bring the pages to life with interactive content.

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

Dive into the amazing world of cars, from the oldest classic cars to record-breaking vehicles, supercars, and the cars of the future.

Get behind the wheel of 160 different types of cars, from hatchbacks and saloons to hybrids and vintage cars, and even explore the exhilarating sport of car racing. From the classic Ferrari 250 GT SWB to today's tiniest electric cars, find out how cars work and the mysteries of the car engine. With dozens of facts at your fingertips and bite-sized chunks of information, learning about cars becomes even more fun.

With amazing encyclopedic stats, engaging photographs and genius gem facts, DK Pocket Eyewitness Cars will help you explore cool cars from every era.

Perfect for school projects and homework assignments as well as for young car enthusiasts, DK Pocket Eyewitness Cars will tell you everything you need to know about cars in one pocket-sized book.

Junior Illustrated Maths Dictionary (Paperback): Junior Illustrated Maths Dictionary (Paperback)
R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

A maths dictionary full of clear explanations of the key terms and concepts from Key Stage 2 and up. Each concept is explained alongside worked examples of alternative methods as well as hints, tips, shortcuts and strategies.

Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia (Paperback): Dk Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia (Paperback)
Dk 1
R430 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R98 (23%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

With more than 380 fascinating topics over 600 pages, this must-have children's encyclopedia is perfect for curious young minds aged 9 and over. Ideal for projects, or just for fun, this fact-filled kids' book of general knowledge features bite-size chunks on the Arctic and Aztecs, X-rays and zoos, plus everything in between. From glaciers, insects, and myths to scientists, space missions and world wars, this comprehensive encyclopedia is brimming with topics to wow young readers. DK's Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia brings history, nature, geography, and science to life with a clear, child-friendly style and more than 3,000 illustrations, photos, cut-aways, and maps. It has been fully updated to include all the latest political, social, and cultural events as well as scientific breakthroughs. With 3 million copies sold since its first edition, Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia covers everything a kid needs to know.

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