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Flying the flag for countries all over the world is this comprehensive reference handbook for children. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, the updated edition includes flags from every nation on Earth. The Complete Flags of the World teaches younger readers the history, symbolism, parts, colours, and types of flags. You'll learn to identify the flags of different nations and celebrate their cultural importance and special meanings. The ultimate educational book of flags covers more than 400 examples and spans the areas of geography, communications, politics, sport, history, and art in the process. Detailed notes and annotation reveal the origins, design development, and significance of colours, symbols, crests, and coats of arms, as well as the reasons for any recent changes to the flags. Vexillophiles, you've come to the right place!
The Encyclopedia of Systems and Control collects a broad range of short expository articles that describe the current state of the art in the central topics of control and systems engineering as well as in many of the related fields in which control is an enabling technology. The editors have assembled the most comprehensive reference possible, and this has been greatly facilitated by the publisher's commitment continuously to publish updates to the articles as they become available in the future. Although control engineering is now a mature discipline, it remains an area in which there is a great deal of research activity, and as new developments in both theory and applications become available, they will be included in the online version of the encyclopedia. A carefully chosen team of leading authorities in the field has written the well over 250 articles that comprise the work. The topics range from basic principles of feedback in servomechanisms to advanced topics such as the control of Boolean networks and evolutionary game theory. Because the content has been selected to reflect both foundational importance as well as subjects that are of current interest to the research and practitioner communities, a broad readership that includes students, application engineers, and research scientists will find material that is of interest.
The official Trainer’s guide from Pokémon for the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! video games.
Get the tips you need for each part of your journey with the step-by-step walkthrough and hints in the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!—Official Trainer’s Guide & Pokédex. From your first experiences as a Trainer and all through your adventure, this guide will help you every step of the way!
Here’s what you’ll find inside:
· Complete walkthrough of a new kind of Pokémon game!
· The Kanto Region Pokédex with detailed info on the Pokémon, including version exclusives!
· Lists of moves, items, and more—including how to get them!
· Info on all-new features, including Pokémon GO connectivity and using the Poké Ball Plus!
· Pullout map of the region!
· A Pikachu and Eevee bookmark along with stickers to keep track of your Gym Badges!
· Game concept art and an interview with Director of GAME FREAK inc., Junichi Masuda!
This catalogue of over 400 dog breeds, from the best-loved Labrador to German shepherds and every pedigree in between, is a definitive visual guide to all things canine. From Beethoven to Toto, dogs have been adored for their unswerving loyalty and companionship throughout history and The Dog Encyclopedia is the perfect celebration of man's best friend. This book includes photographs and profiles detailing character, compatible owner traits, and breed-specific advice. You'll also find features on famous fictional dogs, canine heroes, and a fact-packed guide to canine evolution including the jobs dogs have performed over the years. Expert advice on everything from exercise and feeding your pooch to grooming and puppy training is included, along with an invaluable section on care to help you quickly identify and deal with any dog health problems. Covering history, breeds, dog care, hound health and training, The Dog Encyclopedia is an indispensable owner's guide and reference for every soon-to-be dog whisperer.
The Reeds Western Almanac covers the coastline from Cape Wrath to Padstow as well as the whole of Ireland, and is ideal for any boater lucky enough to cruise and race in the superb waters off the coast of Western Scotland, Ireland or Western England. It offers ready access to essential navigation information by virtue of its clear layout and user friendly format. Completely updated for 2020, topics include seamanship, pilotage, tide tables, safety procedures, navigation tips, radio, lights, waypoints, weather forecast information, communications, Mayday and distress procedures. The spiral binding allows the Almanac to be opened flat on the chart table and the large type size and clear layout makes information easy to read even in adverse conditions. It is the complete guide for both Irish and Scottish mariners as well as those cruising the UK west coast. Includes a free Reeds Marina Guide. Also available: free supplements of up-to-date navigation changes from January to June at: www.reedsnauticalalmanac.co.uk 'There are some things I would not go to sea without - Reeds is one of them.' Sir Chay Blyth
The home of living English The largest single-volume English dictionary in print celebrates the extraordinary breadth and changing nature of world English, with more than 725,000 words, meanings and phrases. "The Collins English Dictionary is a book to be treasured, no home should be without one", The Times. Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. It draws on Collins' extensive language databases and covers many literary and rare words useful for crossword solvers and setters as well as Scrabble players. Ideal for use at work, at home and at school - new words, new meanings and new uses are tracked by Collins' lexicographers who monitor language change around the world. This along with suggestions from the public on the award-winning collinsdictionary.com, ensures Collins English Dictionary truly is the home of living language. More place names and biographical entries - with over 8,500 place names and 5,500 biographies you will encounter thousands of fascinating facts and figures at your fingertips. The latest edition is beautifully designed and printed, and is surprisingly light and easy to hold. Designed for day-to-day use, with a clear layout and virtual thumb tabs, it is also available in flexible formats to suit every user - in print, as a Kindle dictionary and an iOS app.
Sasol Eerste Veldgids tot Insekte van Suider-Afrika bied ’n fassinerende blik op die insekte van die streek. Met behulp van volkleurfoto’s en maklik leesbare teks, sal die beginner en ontluikende natuurliefhebber die meer algemene insekgroepe in Suider-Afrika kan identifiseer, kan vasstel waar hulle voorkom, en meer te wete kom oor hul gedrag en ongewone eienskappe.
A treasure trove of illuminating and entertaining quotations from the legendary naturalist Here is Charles Darwin in his own words--the naturalist, traveler, scientific thinker, and controversial author of On the Origin of Species, the book that shook the Victorian world. Featuring hundreds of quotations carefully selected by world-renowned Darwin biographer Janet Browne, The Quotable Darwin draws from Darwin's writings, letters to friends and family, autobiographical reminiscences, and private scientific notebooks. It offers a multifaceted portrait that takes readers through his youth, the famous voyage of the Beagle, the development of his thoughts about evolution, his gradual loss of religious faith, and the time spent turning his ideas into a well-articulated theory about the natural origin of all living beings--a theory that dangerously included the origin of humans. The Quotable Darwin also includes many of the key responses to Darwin's ideas from figures across the social spectrum, scientists and nonscientists alike--and criticism too. We see Darwin as an innovative botanist and geologist, an affectionate husband and father, and a lively correspondent who once told his cousin that he liked to play billiards because "it drives the horrid species out of my head." This book gives us an intimate look at Darwin at work, at home, as a public figure, and on his travels. Complete with a chronology of Darwin's life by Browne, The Quotable Darwin provides an engagingly fresh perspective on a remarkable man who was always thinking deeply about the natural world.
Filled with more astonishing facts than most people could ever have imagined, the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF UNUSUAL SEX PRACTICES presents a unique guide to human sexual expression, from the mildly kinky to the truly bizarre.
Ever wondered how ink is made? Or what is the bestselling book of all time? Or which are the oldest known books in the world? Highbrow to lowbrow, all aspects of the book are celebrated and explored in 'The Book Lovers' Miscellany'. From a list of unfinished novels, a short history of the comic, the story behind Mills and Boon and an entry on books printed with mistakes, to a guide to the colours of Penguin paperback jackets and a list of the most influential academic books of all time. Between these pages you will discover the history of paper, binding, printing and dust jackets; which books have faced bans; which are the longest established literary families; and which bestsellers were initially rejected. You can explore the output of the most prolific writers and marvel at the youth of the youngest published authors; learn which natural pigments were used to decorate a medieval bible; and what animal is needed for the making of vellum. The ideal gift for every bibliophile, 'The Book Lovers' Miscellany' is full of fun facts, potted histories and curious lists, perfect for dipping into and sharing.
The most incredible destinations, the most gorgeous photography, the most insightful advice: this is the book every traveller needs. From mythic mountain peaks to paradise private islands, the editors of The Sunday Times Travel Magazine have selected their 200 most amazing places on the planet - along with the inside-track info that will get you there too. Highlights include * Bazaruto, Mozambique - the secret islands more beautiful than the Maldives * Empire State Building, New York - and why you need to stay up to see it at 2am * Rio Carnival - don't just watch; you can samba your way in too! * Taj Mahal, India - when to see the world wonder with just 49 other people * Whitsunday Islands, Australia - which season you're guaranteed to see humpback whales * and many more
This edition contains more words than its predecessors, especially words from the commercial sphere. It follows a new style, namely to group derivations under the leading word instead of treating them as separate entries. There appear after the main word, in bold print and alphabetically, the suffixes to the main word with translations. Concessions have again been made to anglicisms for the sake of clarity of meaning.
From its crudely drawn vignettes on The Tracey Ullman Show to its nearly 700 episodes, The Simpsons has evolved from an alternative programming experiment to a worldwide cultural phenomenon. At 30 seasons and counting, The Simpsons boasts the distinction as the longest-running fictional primetime series in the history of American television. Broadcast around the globe, the show's viewers relate to a plethora of iconic characters-from Homer, Marge, Lisa, Maggie, and Bart to Kwik-E-Mart proprietor Apu, bar owner Moe, school principal Seymour Skinner, and conniving businessman Montgomery Burns, among many others. In The Simpsons: A Cultural History, Moritz Fink explores the show's roots, profiles its most popular characters, and examines the impact the series has had-not only its shaping of American culture but its pivotal role in the renaissance of television animation. Fink traces the show's comic forerunners-dating back to early twentieth century comic strips as well as subversive publications like Mad magazine-and examines how the show, in turn, generated a new wave of animation that changed the television landscape. Drawing on memorable scenes and providing useful background details, this book combines cultural analysis with intriguing trivia. In addition to an appreciation of the show's landmark episodes, The Simpsons: A Cultural History offers an entertaining discussion of the series that will appeal to both casual fans and devoted aficionados of this groundbreaking program.
The celebrated Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, contains over sixty manuscripts of importance for medieval French studies, including chronicles and genealogies, royal statutes, religious works, sermons, prayers, meditations, commentaries and glosses, romances, songs and lyrics, letters, treatises on medicine, law, morality, language, spelling, alchemy, astrology and geography. Some of these are well known, but others are obscure, unedited, or new discoveries. This important new reference work, a Catalogueof the French manuscripts in the library, makes available detailed information about these sources, with full bibliographical references.
`The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.' Virginia Woolf So you're getting on a bit, but even if your body creaks more than it used to, you've still got your sense of humour. This collection of witty quotations and gems of senior sagacity will keep a spring in your step and the cobwebs at bay.
Full colour map of Scotland at 8.7 miles to 1 inch (1:550,000) with clear, detailed road network and administrative areas shown in colour. The map covers the whole of Scotland and part of Northern England conveniently on one side, and is ideal for reference or route planning. The map shows the road network in detail for easy route planning. It is ideal for business users also, with its political colouring of local council areas. Main Features * Fully updated * Administrative areas shown in colour * Clear, detailed road network and road distances * Town and city names, rivers, railway lines and canals clearly shown * 7 city/town centre street plans showing places of interest. * Index to place names * Mileage chart * Car ferry routes * Key in English, French and German
This milestone extensive work combines the essentials of history biography, chronology, political and economic background with the observations, theories, principles, laws and equations that constitute the specifics of science.
The 5800-page Encyclopedia arises from the conviction that the optimal perspective on science is through the lens of history, setting aside traditional divisions of discipline and specialty, and rising above geopolitical boundaries. Reaching from 4,200 BCE to the 21st century CE, the Encyclopedia tells (as the author himself puts it) "not only who did it and when it was done but also precisely what was done."
The author, Ari Ben-Menahem, surveys 100 generations of great thinkers, offering 2070 detailed biographies of scientists, engineers, explorers and inventors, who left their mark on the history of science and technology. The span of coverage is all-encompassing: mathematics, philosophy, logic, physical and environmental sciences (including physics, chemistry, astronomy, earth and space sciences and cosmology), life sciences (biology, medicine, physiology, botany, zoology and biochemistry), associated engineering disciplines, and the social sciences (among them economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, linguistics and more).
The six-volume Encyclopedia also includes 380 articles summarizing the time-line of ideas in the leading fields of science, technology, mathematics and philosophy, plus useful tables, figures and photos, and 20 Science Progress Reports detailing scientific setbacks. Interspersed throughout are quotations, gathered from the wit and wisdom of sages, savants and scholars throughout the ages from antiquity to modern times.
This Atlas is illustrated with rich pictures of cardiac surgical specimens. It not only contains normal heart specimens but also dissects those specimens, taking pictures from various angles to create a three-dimensional representation. It also includes reviews of the specimens' pathological reviews. Chapter 1 through 10 introduce the normal anatomy of the cardiac chambers and surgical approaches to the heart, while chapter 11 through 28 describe 18 kinds of congenital heart defects. There are a total of over 1,000 images and illustrations in this book, which will be of great interest not only to the surgeons, but also to the cardiologists, anaesthesiologists and surgical pathologists.
The Book of Leaves offers a visually stunning and scientifically engaging guide to six hundred of the most impressive and beautiful leaves from around the world. Each leaf is reproduced here at its actual size in full-colour photographs taken on a lightbox and is accompanied by details of the range, distribution, abundance, and habitat of the tree on which its found, as well as brief scientific and historical accounts. From the familiar friends of our backyards to the giants of the deep woods, The Book of Leaves brings the forest to life and to our living rooms as never before.
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