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Super Nature Encyclopedia

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465407758

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 5499

Super Nature Encyclopedia spotlights the wow factor in the natural world, taking you behind the scenes and "under the skin" of animals to uncover the secrets of their behavior and anatomy. How can a cheetah accelerate from 0-40 mph in three seconds? What is that alien-like set of jaws in a moray eel's throat for? How do termites build cooling systems into their homes? Super Nature Encyclopedia takes the most fascinating and surprising stories and explores them in remarkable visual detail. Supports Common Core State Standards.

Super Bug Encyclopedia

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465455000

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 3314

Following on the success of Super Nature Encyclopedia and Super Human Encyclopedia comes Super Bug Encyclopedia--a look at the 100 most amazing insects on the planet! Using macro photography and brand-new CGI artworks, Super Bug zooms right in to reveal the secrets of the most successful creatures on our planet. With incredible facts and stats for every bug, Super Bug showcases the superstars of the insect world. Find out which insect can snap a pencil in half, how a tiny moth can fly up to 70 miles an hour, and meet a dung beetle that can pull over 1,100 times its own body weight. Young readers will be wowed by what goes on inside the tiny world of ants, spiders, butterflies, moths, crickets, and other creepy crawlies. Lively, informative, easy-to-access text based on the latest discoveries and scientific research showcases incredible feats of endurance, defense, strength, and speed while graphic, dashboard-style panels provides information at a glance. Visualized with incredible 3-D models with cross-sections and strip layers, readers can explore every essential detail of the world of insects in Super Bug Encyclopedia.

Super Earth Encyclopedia

Author: N.A

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9781465461872

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 750

Presents a tour of Earth's natural structures, weather patterns, ocean phenomena, and constantly changing features.

Super Shark Encyclopedia

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465443185

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 8363

Super Shark Encyclopedia uncovers the secrets of the oceans by exploring a remarkable array of sharks and sea creatures, from surfing penguins to deep-sea monsters. Packed with jaw-dropping facts about animal behavior and anatomy, new 3D artworks utilize cross-sections and strip layers away to show key anatomical features in detail. With its combination of spectacular photography and clear yet authoritative text, Super Shark Encyclopedia is the ultimate visual guide to the oceans' most incredible stories. It showcases record-breaking animals, such as the deadliest predators and the most venomous creatures, and explains how and why their bodies work the way they do.

Super Human Encyclopedia

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465435603

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 1645

Super Human Encyclopedia offers kids a new perspective on the human body by highlighting the truly extraordinary processes behind ordinary body functions. Packed with interesting facts about the human body, from how we keep cool to how memories are made in the human brain, from how the human body fights infection to how many muscles we use to smile, Super Human Encyclopedia deconstructs how the body works. It also looks at those super humans who can jump farther, react quicker, dive deeper, climb higher, or run faster than the rest of us, showcasing their remarkable and fascinating feats.

Nature Encyclopedia

Author: Caroline Bingham,Ben Morgan

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405310375

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 4420

Take an amazing look at the natural world. Incredible pictures reveal how all kinds of animals and plants live beside each other Bite-sized facts, figures, and quizzes bring information to life, and make it fun to find things out Discover how plants and animals survive in all kinds of places, from rainforests to deserts

The New Children's Encyclopedia

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756689252

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 6314

Bring key school subjects to life for your child with The New Children's Encyclopedia. With hundreds of topics, thousands of fantastic pictures, your child will find countless ways to find out more about everything. Open up a whole universe of knowledge and wonder for your child. Starting with an exciting voyage through outer space, they'll explore the living world, people and places and even have an under-the-skin encounter with the workings of the human body. Perfect for dipping in and out of, or for reading through, your child will learn from special features including maps, charts, timelines and thousands of facts on key curriculum topics. Perfect for homework, projects or just for fun!

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465461205

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 806

Perfect for little learners who want to know everything, My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things is a special, charming book that is bursting with knowledge. My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things is a fun treasury of educational delights. Learning takes on a storybook feel, being told through "Once upon a time" stories and graphic novel elements. Its padded cover and ribbon bookmark make it the perfect book for young readers' hands. Covering a big world of discovery, My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things explores animals, people, planets, and, very importantly, you! Learn what happens when you skin your knee and find out what makes someone a cousin instead of a sister. Meet vegetarian dinosaurs, fluffy pets, and big blue whales. Explore the past with cavemen, Vikings, and pharaohs. Follow the life of a plant, from seed to flower, and see what clouds are made out of. Play "I Spy" games to help with letter recognition or flip through the reference section that has important information about letters, shapes, colors, and numbers. Study the "Look At This!" pages to see something amazing in even better detail and pore over all the fun facts. Blending adorable, simple illustrations with rich photography and lively text, My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things is the perfect first reference book for young readers. It's a very important book for very important people.

Animal Encyclopedia

2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps, and More!

Author: Lucy H. Spelman,National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426310226

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 8614

Presents a photographic reference with facts about twenty-five hundred animal species that detail animal habitats, life cycles, and conservation efforts.

The Presidents Visual Encyclopedia

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465464581

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 7620

Explore the lives of America's 45 presidents, as well as notable first ladies, famous speeches, and major constitutional events, with The Presidents Visual Encyclopedia. From George Washington to the new leader taking office in January 2017, this visual reference guide presents a unique insight into life in the White House. More than 150 easy-to-read entries cover the presidents, first ladies such as Eleanor Roosevelt, the Louisiana Purchase, the Gettysburg Address, and more, and over 200 fascinating photographs add to kids' knowledge of these leaders and the key moments that defined their time in office. The Presidents Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect one-stop reference guide, teaching kids all they need to know about the history of the United States and the remarkable impact our country has had on the rest of the world.

Heinerman's Encyclopedia of Healing Juices

From a Medical Anthropologist's Files, Here Are Nature's Own Healing Juices for Hundreds of Today's Most Common Health Problems

Author: John Heinerman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101662301

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 9529

This publication shows how raw, natural juices can help maximize health and boost the immune system. A total of 83 juices are discussed.

First Nature Encyclopedia

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780756614157

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 6752

Describes the plants and animals found in different regions and habitats throughout the world.

The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods

Author: Michael T. Murray,Joseph Pizzorno

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439103449

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 912

View: 8454

From the bestselling authors of The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, the most comprehensive and practical guide available to the nutritional benefits and medicinal properties of virtually everything edible As countless studies have affirmed, diet plays a major role in both provoking and preventing a wide range of diseases. But just what is a healthy diet? What does the body need to stay strong and get well? In The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, Michael T. Murray, N.D., and Joseph Pizzorno, N.D., two of the world¹s foremost authorities on nutrition and wellness, draw on an abundant harvest of research to present the best guide available to healthy eating. Make healthy eating a lifetime habit. Let The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods teach you how to: design a safe diet use foods to stimulate the body¹s natural ability to rejuvenate and heal discover the role that fiber, enzymes, fatty acids, and other dietary components have in helping us live healthfully understand which food prescriptions will help you safely treat more than 70 specific ailments, including acne, Alzheimer¹s disease, immune system depression, insomnia, migraine headaches, PMS, and rheumatoid arthritis prepare foods safely in order to prevent illness and maximize health benefits select, store, and prepare all kinds of healthful foods Providing the best natural remedies for everyday aches and pains, as well as potent protection against serious diseases, The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods is a required daily health reference.

Sharks and Other Deadly Ocean Creatures Visual Encyclopedia

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465456090

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 3156

Dive into Sharks and Other Deadly Ocean Creatures Visual Encyclopedia to discover everything there is to know about the ocean's biggest predators. Brought to life with cutting-edge CGI technology, more than 200 sharks and fierce fish are featured in highly visual profiles. From great white sharks to barracudas, children can explore dangerous waters with age-appropriate texts and photographs. Compare different ocean habitats, body sizes, tails, and more in the eight chapters that cover the different classifications of sharks, including bullhead sharks, ground sharks, and carpet sharks. Find out why they are called tiger sharks, discover how long frilled sharks' pregnancies last, and see why a hammerhead shark's head is shaped that way. Learn which sharks live in salt water, which sharks live in fresh water, and which sharks can live in both! Read amazing shark facts about anatomy, behavior, and habitats, and find key information at a glance with data boxes, facts, and figures laid out in DK's signature style. Joining DK's award-winning Visual Encyclopedia format, Sharks and Other Deadly Ocean Creatures Visual Encyclopedia is the ultimate one-stop reference book for everything shark.

Super Bug Encyclopedia

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Kids Play

ISBN: 9781465446008

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 6491

Following on the success of Super Nature Encyclopedia and Super Human Encyclopedia comes Super Bug Encyclopedia -- a look at the 100 most amazing insects on the planet! Using macro photography and brand-new CGI artworks, Super Bug zooms right in to reveal the secrets of the most successful creatures on our planet. With incredible facts and stats for every bug, Super Bug showcases the superstars of the insect world. Find out which insect can snap a pencil in half, how a tiny moth can fly up to 70 miles an hour, and meet a dung beetle that can pull over 1,100 times its own body weight. Young readers will be wowed by what goes on inside the tiny world of ants, spiders, butterflies, moths, crickets, and other creepy crawlies. Lively, informative, easy-to-access text based on the latest discoveries and scientific research showcases incredible feats of endurance, defense, strength, and speed while graphic, dashboard-style panels provides information at a glance. Visualized with incredible 3-D models with cross-sections and strip layers, readers can explore every essential detail of the world of insects in Super Bug Encyclopedia.

Into the Wild

Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307476869

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 7094

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Visual Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs

Author: DK Publishing,Dougal Dixon

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756608583

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 400

View: 5851

With more than one-thousand full-color photographs, diagrams, charts, cutaway drawings, and detailed illustrations, a reference title covers everything you have ever wanted to know about dinosaurs. Original.

Knowledge Encyclopedia

Author: Kindersley Dorling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409334040

Category: Children's encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 360

View: 2890

The family encyclopedia that shows you the world as you've never seen it beforeDK Knowledge Encyclopedia offers a fascinating and ground-breaking visual approach to learning about the wonders of our world.An encyclopedia like no other, the DK Knowledge Encyclopedia uses the latest CGI technology to help you explore everything you've ever wanted to know more about, covering space, Earth, nature, the human body, history and culture, and science and technology in incredible detail. From 3D images of the sun and the inside of a shark to a 3D DNA strand and a model of Shakespeare's globe, this is an amazing visual introduction to every aspect of human knowledge.The DK Knowledge Encyclopedia makes tough subjects not only easy to follow, but utterly absorbing, making this an incredible reference book the whole family will return to time and again.

Leviathan

Author: Thomas Hobbes

Publisher: First Avenue Editions

ISBN: 154151842X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 708

View: 4134

During the upheaval of the English Civil War in the seventeenth century, political philosopher Thomas Hobbes composed his masterwork, Leviathan. It was first published in 1651, between the trial and execution of King Charles I and the creation of the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. In his book, Hobbes argued that a strong and undivided central government was necessary to maintain societal order. By accepting the rule of a sovereign authority figure—which Hobbes called the "Leviathan" after the biblical sea monster—humans could avoid being ruled instead by self-interest and fear, and so escape humankind's natural state of war and violence. This is an unabridged version of Hobbes's most famous philosophical text, which established social contract theory and remained influential in political philosophy for centuries.

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