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Reaching for the Moon - The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson (Hardcover): Katherine Johnson Reaching for the Moon - The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson (Hardcover)
Katherine Johnson 1
R305 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R56 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11. As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math. In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studying complex equations with the support of a professor who saw great promise in her. But ability and opportunity did not always go hand in hand. As an African American and a girl growing up in an era of brutal racism and sexism, Katherine faced daily challenges. Still, she lived her life with her father's words in mind: "You are no better than anyone else, and nobody else is better than you." In the early 1950s, Katherine was thrilled to join the organization that would become NASA. She worked on many of NASA's biggest projects including the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first men on the moon. Katherine Johnson's story was made famous in the bestselling book and Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures. Now in Reaching for the Moon she tells her own story for the first time, in a lively autobiography that will inspire young readers everywhere.

100 Things to Know About Space (Hardcover): Various 100 Things to Know About Space (Hardcover)
Various 1
R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

A fun and informative book packed with 100 fascinating things to know about space, from how to escape a black hole to why astronauts learn wilderness survival skills. With bright, infographic-style illustrations, detailed facts on every page, a glossary and index, and internet links to specially selected websites for more information.

Look Inside Space (Board book): Rob Lloyd Jones Look Inside Space (Board book)
Rob Lloyd Jones 1
R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This is a great fun flap book packed with interesting information about space, and the amazing things that float through it - stars, moons, comets, and the planets of our solar system. Each double-page spread has a stunning colour illustration, and several flaps to lift to find out more about what's going on in the scene - such as what goes inside the International Space Station, how astronauts visited the Moon and what they did there, as well as the history of astronomy, from Galileo to the Hubble Space Telescope.

What are Stars? (Board book): Katie Daynes What are Stars? (Board book)
Katie Daynes; Illustrated by Marta Alvarez Miguens 1
R170 R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Save R36 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

They twinkle in the night sky, but what exactly are stars? Which one's the nearest? Can humans visit a star? Curious little children can lift over 30 flaps to find the answers to these questions and many more in this delightful introduction to stars and the night sky, with simple explanations and gorgeous illustrations on every page.

See Inside: Your Body (Hardcover): See Inside: Your Body (Hardcover)
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R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This astonishingly inventive title allows young children to discover the inner workings of the human body in a gently humorous, yet wholly accurate way. Bright, original colour illustrations and diagrams display all the major organs of the human body and are accompanied by witty, clear and informative factual text. It contains over fifty flaps, which children can lift to reveal extra detail. Entertaining and authoritative, this is human biology for children at its very best - a book both educational and enjoyable.

If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon (Hardcover): Joyce Lapin If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon (Hardcover)
Joyce Lapin
R344 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R145 (42%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

If you had your birthday party on the moon, what would it be like? Blast off to an extraterrestrial celebration and find out! This cool picture book combines fun and facts to help kids learn all about outer space. Have your birthday party on the moon and everyone will come! After all, who wouldn't want to ride in a rocket and celebrate for a day that lasts as long as a month on Earth? Then, young partygoers could romp in a low-gravity playground; watch candles and balloons behave weirdly in the Moon's atmosphere; and see why the "moon angels" they make in the thick carpet of lunar dust will last for thousands of years. With each discovery, kids learn the science behind the surprise, explained in terms they'll understand. Complete with sidebars and a glossary, this entertaining adventure is perfect for sharing at home and at school.

The Station Mouse (Paperback): Meg McLaren The Station Mouse (Paperback)
Meg McLaren 1
R167 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R30 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Maurice is the Station Mouse, and so he must follow The Station Mouse Handbook:

Rule 1: A Station Mouse must remain unseen.

Rule 2: A Station Mouse must never go out in the daytime.

Rule 3: A Station Mouse must never approach the passengers.

Now, there's a reason why these rules exist: people do not like mice. And if Maurice breaks the rules, even to help a little boy who has lost something very important, there's going to be a price to pay…

National 5 Design and Manufacture Revision Guide - Success Guide for Cfe Sqa Exams (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Kirsty... National 5 Design and Manufacture Revision Guide - Success Guide for Cfe Sqa Exams (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Kirsty McDermid, Giove, Francesco Giove, Leckie 1
R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Exam Board: SQA Level: National 5 Subject: Design and Manufacture First Teaching: 2017, First Exam: 2018 National 5 Design & Manufacture Success Guide provides easy-to-use and value-for-money revision for all abilities and learning styles. * Colourful double-page spreads aid both comprehensive and revision planning * Topics are broken down into small, easily managed sections, complemented with lots of diagrams and illustrations to aid retention * Quick Tests and Top Tips help keep students focused on the exam's precise demands * Revision checklists help students to manage and track their progress in the lead up to the exam * A glossary presents all of the key terms and definitions essential for the exam Guidance on how the new National 5 course and assessments are structured is included. All the popular features of this tried and trusted series are retained in the new National 5 Guides.

Invent it! (Hardcover): Rob Beattie Invent it! (Hardcover)
Rob Beattie 1
R242 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R70 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Are you bursting with loads of genius ideas, but you're not sure what to do with them? This book will let you into the secret of how to turn inspired ideas into proper inventions! Learn the process from light-bulb moment, through to making a prototype, to marketing your clever invention. Along the way, discover real-life inventions, from the spectacularly stupid to those of ground-breaking genius. You're never too young to be an inventor!

Why Does the Earth Need the Moon? - With 200 Amazing Questions About Our Planet (Hardcover): Devin Dennie Why Does the Earth Need the Moon? - With 200 Amazing Questions About Our Planet (Hardcover)
Devin Dennie 1
R397 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R167 (42%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Explore the science behind more than 200 questions about our planet. DK's exciting new Earth encyclopedia answers children's biggest, and weirdest, geography questions, covering volcanoes, earthquakes, oceans, and more!

Did you know that the Earth's biggest waterfall is underwater, or that mountains grow? This children's book, ideal for ages 6-8, will help inquisitive minds find out the answers to all the questions they may have, and some they hadn't thought of yet! Can you freeze in a desert? Can humans make it rain? Is there life on moss? Covering amazing landforms, deep-sea wonders, and awesome weather, Do You Know About Earth? helps children get to grips with the massive topic that is our planet. Important issues such as global warming and plastics in the ocean are introduced alongside key geography topics so that children can learn all about how nature works, and discover what we can do to keep the Earth healthy.

Get your children learning with this amazing Earth book, which is packed with fantastic facts for curious minds.

Follow the Link: A Journey Through Technology - From Frogs' Legs to the Titanic (Hardcover): Tom Jackson Follow the Link: A Journey Through Technology - From Frogs' Legs to the Titanic (Hardcover)
Tom Jackson; Illustrated by Nick Shepherd 1
R320 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R90 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Follow the Link: A Journey Through Technology explores how some of today's greatest inventions came to be - and takes the reader on a journey through a network of knowledge. It tells the story of how we figured out what electricity is and how we learned to use it to communicate with each other. Over the centuries, we have taken the same power that creates a flash of lightning and used it to make Wi-Fi hotspots, power touchscreens, and send video messages. The inspiration behind new ideas is often surprising, always unpredictable and sometimes rather bizarre - discover how an experiment with frogs' legs made people think animals were kept alive by lightning, and other strange and incredible tales of progress.

Plakkerpret met 555 Perde en Towerponies (Afrikaans, Paperback): Imagine That! Plakkerpret met 555 Perde en Towerponies (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Imagine That!
R140 R105 Discovery Miles 1 050 Save R35 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 15 working days

Met hierdie prettige boek kan kinders plakkerpret hÍ met 555 plakkers van perde en towerponies. Skep tonele in die towerwoud, op die reŽnboogbrug en by die ponieparade en ontmoet al die diere wat in die towerwoud woon. Hou klein handjies so op die langpad besig!

Painful Poison (Paperback): Nick Arnold Painful Poison (Paperback)
Nick Arnold; Illustrated by Tony De Saulles 1
R140 R98 Discovery Miles 980 Save R42 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Get ready for a deadly dose of excitement with the petrifying Painful Poison. It's bubbling with killer substances that are strictly not for the nervous - and will have all kinds of evil effects on you. Discover how you can turn your brother into a zombie slave and why you are breathing poison right now!

i-SPY On a car journey - What Can You Spot? (Paperback): I Spy i-SPY On a car journey - What Can You Spot? (Paperback)
I Spy 1
R70 R49 Discovery Miles 490 Save R21 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Search for over 140 roadside sights with this i-SPY guide. This fun activity book encourages kids to look all around on a car journey, from speedy motorways to town and country life, in search of i-SPY points. A fun, interactive way to encourage curious children to learn about the world around them. What can you spot? Get i-SPYing with these features: * Vibrant colour coded photographs * Learn facts about travel and transport along the way * Points to score from common sights like refuse collector (5 points) to top spots such as viaduct (25 points). Children love these fun and fascinating i-SPY activity books - discover over 30 other i-SPY guides in the series!

i-SPY At the airport - What Can You Spot? (Paperback, Edition): I Spy i-SPY At the airport - What Can You Spot? (Paperback, Edition)
I Spy 1
R69 R48 Discovery Miles 480 Save R21 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Search for over 140 airport sights with this i-SPY guide. This fun activity book encourages kids to look all around at an airport, from the departure lounge to aircraft tail fins, in search of i-SPY points. A fun, interactive way to encourage curious children to learn about the world around them. What can you spot? Get i-SPYing with these features: * Vibrant colour coded photographs * Learn facts about air travel and transport along the way * Points to score from common spots like control tower (5 points) to top spots such as security dog (30 points). Children love these fun and fascinating i-SPY activity books - discover over 30 other i-SPY guides in the series!

Overwatch: Updated Official World Guide (Paperback): Caleb Zane Huett Overwatch: Updated Official World Guide (Paperback)
Caleb Zane Huett
R192 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R56 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Take an adventure through Overwatch with this updated guide! Includes epic poster. This updated guide is the perfect introduction to the heroes of Overwatch, their epic weapons and unique abilities plus maps from all over the world! Learn what helps Tracer jump through time, the secrets behind Lucio's ultimate, the robins of Winston, and more.

Odd Science: Incredible Creatures (Hardcover): James Olstein Odd Science: Incredible Creatures (Hardcover)
James Olstein 1
R248 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R69 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is filled with weird and amazing facts that you've never heard before. Read about the dinosaur that used camouflage, wonder at the penguins that `propose' to each other with rocks and tell your friends that the dodo was actually quite smart! Scientists found that cockatoos in Australia make their own drumsticks and their own music. Each bird plays it's own different rhythm at its own different speed to attract a mate. Scientists in Tokyo have trained pigeons to distinguish between art style. They can tell the difference between works by Picasso and Monet. There are facts about sharks that listen to Death Metal, the amazing amount a hummingbird needs to eat, and strange creatures such as the `ghost' octopus. James Olstein beautifully illustrates these odd facts in a retro-inspired, quirky style. His designs aren't meant to be taken literally, but you'll laugh-out-load when you see a spider relaxing on a pool float and dinosaurs playing with a ball! Prepare to laugh, marvel and learn. Being a geek has never been so cool.

What A Waste - Rubbish, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet (Hardcover): Jess French What A Waste - Rubbish, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet (Hardcover)
Jess French 1
R251 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R80 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Everything you need to know about what we're doing to our environment, good and bad, from pollution and litter to renewable energy and plastic recycling.

This environmental book will teach keen young ecologists about our actions affect planet Earth. Discover shocking facts about the waste we produce and where it goes. Did you know that every single plastic toothbrush ever made still exists? Or that there's a floating mass of rubbish larger than the USA drifting around the Pacific Ocean?

It's not all bad news though. As well as explaining where we're going wrong, What a Waste shows what we're doing right! Discover plans already in motion to save our seas, how countries are implementing schemes that are having a positive impact, and how your waste can be turned into something useful. Every small change helps our planet!

Energy (Paperback): Dk Energy (Paperback)
Dk 1
R150 R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Save R49 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A perfect introduction to energy, this fact-packed book teaches children all about energy and how it works. From electricity and light, to heat and sound, learn how different types of energy are part of everything we do. Discover how a rainbow is made, what renewable energy is, and meet an energy expert.

Filled with exciting information, simple science, and colourful illustrations, DKfindout! Energy brings energy to life. With key topics, such as conductors and insulators and fossil fuels, broken down into bite-sized chunks, the information is easily digestible and great for beginners.

The DKfindout! series introduces children to a range of exciting topics in a fun, engaging way. Checked by specialist consultants and an educational expert this is not only a source of information you can trust, but one that is age-appropriate and supportive of schoolwork. Ranging from core topics, to more specialised subjects, the DKfindout! series will inspire and delight kids. Books you may also enjoy from the DKfindout! series include DKfindout! Coding, DKfindout!Engineering and DKfindout! Science.

Plakkerpret met 555 Voertuie (Afrikaans, Paperback): Imagine That! Plakkerpret met 555 Voertuie (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Imagine That!
R140 R105 Discovery Miles 1 050 Save R35 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 15 working days

Met hierdie prettige boek kan kinders plakkerpret hÍ met 555 plakkers van allerhande soorte en groottes voertuie. Skep tonele van besige strate en stasies tot warmlugballonne en ’n ruimte-avontuur. Hou klein vingertjies so op die langpad besig!

Astro Girl (Hardcover): Ken Wilson-Max Astro Girl (Hardcover)
Ken Wilson-Max 1
R285 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R56 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Astrid has always loved the stars and space. "I want to be an astronaut!" she says. While Mama is away, Papa and Astrid have fun acting out the challenges an astronaut faces on a space mission - eating food from a tube, doing science experiments, living and sleeping in near-zero gravity. Astrid can do it all! Then it's time to meet Mama at the airbase. But where has Mama been?

Shocking Electricity (Paperback): Nick Arnold Shocking Electricity (Paperback)
Nick Arnold; Illustrated by Tony De Saulles 1
R140 R98 Discovery Miles 980 Save R42 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Horrible Science: Shocking Electricity is packed with sizzling zap-filled facts to electrify every reader. Children can find out about the scientist who gave electric shocks to his eyeballs, that lightning can strike you with heat five times hotter than the sun and much more besides!

The Big Beyond - The Story of Space Travel (Hardcover): James Carter The Big Beyond - The Story of Space Travel (Hardcover)
James Carter; Illustrated by Aaron Cushley
R338 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R60 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections (Hardcover): Stephen Biesty Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections (Hardcover)
Stephen Biesty; Richard Platt 1
R473 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R233 (49%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This children's book explores the innermost workings of some extraordinary buildings and machines. From helicopters to submarines, skyscrapers to coal mines, open up a fascinating world packed with unique and detailed cutaway drawings.

Whether it's a Spanish galleon or a medieval castle, each cross-section slice or exploded view reveals what's going on inside. See the people swarming inside the Empire State Building, the workers busy backstage at an opera house, and where the crew sleep on a jumbo jet. Included also are two impressive fold-outs showing an ocean liner and a steam train.

There are lots of fun facts to be discovered, and curious details are highlighted and explained. Did you know one of the funnels of the Queen Mary liner was fake, and used for storing deckchairs? And in almost every scene there's the challenge... to find a man sitting on a toilet!

With more than a million copies sold, Stephen Biesty's award-winning illustrated book is as fascinating today as it was when first published, in 1992. Incredible Cross-sections is the ultimate way to see how things work.

Video Games (Hardcover): Kirsty Holmes Video Games (Hardcover)
Kirsty Holmes
R296 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Save R63 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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