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26.10.2013

Discover Science: Mountains

   Young readers are invited to climb to the highest peaks and discover why so few creatures can live at the top of the world. Along the way they will explore what exactly is a mountain, how mountains are formed—including the amazing power behind earthquakes and volcanoes, weather on mountains, and some of the great mountain adventurers. At the end they can experiment with making mountains of their own with the hands-on activities included at the back.

Discover Science: Desert

   Come explore the world's deserts, from the scorching North American southwest to the cold Gobi. Starting with natural forces such as wind and rain and moving through plant and animal life, as well as all the ways humans live and work with the desert, this is an accessible introduction to this  fascinating environment. With included hands-on activities and key vocabulary defined in the glossary, this is a clear, easy-to-understand introduction to an important environmental topic.

Kingfisher First Encyclopedia of Animals

   Covering mammals, reptiles, birds, insects, amphibians, and sea creatures, with an introductory chapter on general topics such as habitat, migration, and conservation, The Kingfisher First Encyclopedia of Animals is just the thing for young zoologists on their first research mission. The entries are clearly presented with simple, informative text and more than 1,500 exciting color illustrations and photographs, arranged thematically by animal group. Cross-reference boxes help readers move through the book and find related topics of interest.

How The World Works

   This essential book is brimming with information about pretty much everything! Encyclopedic in scope but fresh and exciting in presentation, this is a great-value, information packed book about the workings of the world. Detailed and eye-catching illustrations are paired with succinct, to-the-point text that explains the phenomena, processes, and systems that affect our world and way of life. Parents will also find this book an invaluable tool when they are tasked with answering all of those tricky How? and Why? questions!

Basketball

   Follow up to Golf -the essential guide for young golfers.

   Featuring dynamic step-by-step design, practical advice on all aspects of the game from an expert author, and action-packed photography featuring today’s inspirational pros, this book is a practical and accessible guide that will help young players of all levels to reach their full potential. Starting with the basic rules and equipment, and covering essential skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting, scoring, and defense as well as more sophisticated topics such as drills and team offense—this guide covers all of the key elements with easy-to-follow instructions that are sure to improve the all-round play of any young basketball player. The detailed instruction is enhanced with features about the all-time great players, the NBA, and unusual versions of the sport. Whether it’s a young player just starting or a more experienced player who wants to advance their skills, this book is the perfect guide to hoops for basketball lovers of all ages.

Britannica Student Encyclopedia

   Entertaining and informative, the new 2012 Britannica Student Encyclopedia provides children with a broad collection of information to build confident learning and help them gain a better understanding of their world. Designed for ages 7-12, this set provides more than 2,250 captivating articles across a wide range of subjects, making it the perfect resource for homework help, classroom assignments and everyday answers for curious minds. Children will immerse themselves in more than 2,700 photos, charts and tables; 1,200 maps and flags from across the globe; and special quiz features that engage and entertain young learners. - Knowledge is easily accessible with A-Z articles and index, encouraging students to research and develop essential reference skills. - Covers key school subjects - History, Science, Geography, the Arts and more! - Content is clearly divided into sections to help students locate information easily. - Cross-references between articles encourage children to make connections between topics. - Timelines, 'More to explore' and 'Did you know?' features intrigue children and encourage them to keep learning, questioning and wondering. - Charts and tables organise information and recap important details from the articles. - Provides articles on a variety of topics - from Beijing to Africa, ice skating to memory, Pablo Picasso to the Williams sisters.

Navigators: Oceans and Seas

   Navigate your way through a fantastic range of subjects with this visually spectacular new series. Every spread is brimming with lively text, amazing photographs and artworks, and weblinks and quotes. Panels throughout offer focused information on specific topics.

   Nearly 75% of Earth’s surface is covered with water, and there are still many mysteries waiting to be explored in Earth’s watery places. Dive in and discover how the oceans looked in ancient times and how they’ve changed in the present day. Find out how the oceans are affected by the weather and the effects of human behavior, as well as what phenomenal effects they can generate on the rest of Earth.

Discover Science: Planet Earth

   Make science accessible with this essential series that will capture children’s imagination while laying the foundation for future learning. With age-appropriate language and an eye-catching design, Discover Science gives young readers the answers to fundamental questions about the human body, animals, planet Earth and the Solar System.

   An accessible, age appropriate introduction to the Earth, with its many biomes and creatures. Young readers will explore the Earth's coldest, hottest, driest, and wettest places, and learn about key topics such as volcanoes, weather, rainfall, and what makes our planet truly unique.

Discover Science: Robots

   Make science accessible with this essential series that will capture children’s imagination while laying the foundation for future learning. With age-appropriate language and an eye-catching design, Discover Science gives young readers the answers to fundamental questions about the human body, animals, planet Earth and the Solar System.

   In today's wired world, robots are everywhere: in the movies, on TV, in space, in computer games. This title introduces the concept of a robot, and examines the many uses of robots in science, entertainment and industry. Definitions of new words are provided on each page, and at the end children can do one of three hands-on activities to create their own robots.

Kingfisher Nature Encyclopedia, The

   There is an amazing diversity of life on Earth, from microscopic organisms to giant redwoods and blue whales, and on every part of the Earth’s surface from tropical rainforests to dark ocean depths. The Kingfisher Classic Nature Encyclopedia is an authoritative, beautifully-illustrated guide to the living world and its flora and fauna.

Discover Science: Polar Lands

   Young readers are invited on a journey to the coldest places on Earth. Through the eye-catching photography and gentle text, readers will discover the polar world of light and dark, see the amazing adaptations that plants and animals (and humans) have made to survive in frigid climates, and learn about exploration, research, and protecting this remarkable environment. At the end they can investigate further by making their own snowflakes, icebergs, and more.

The Kingfisher Space Encyclopedia

   Comprehensive illustrated encyclopedias with full-colour photographs and artwork which illustrate the informative and accessible text. A glossary and index are included along with a list of web sites for further learning.

   With dramatic full-bleed artwork, a visual design that organizes the information into clear, digestible sections, the latest photography, and special features such as digital cutaways, step-bystep sequences, and callouts featuring key scientific ideas, this amazing 160-page volume is the perfect guide to space for today’s visual learners. Arranged thematically into five key areas—Observing Space, The Solar System, Stars and galaxies, Space Exploration, and Space in the Future—this encyclopedia features concise text by an astrophysics expert that is coherent, accurate and perfectly pitched for middle-grade audiences. A glossary and index are included in the back matter along with a list of web sites to take the learning beyond the book. The unbeatable combination of great design, authoritative information, and affordable price makes this the perfect home or classroom reference for any curious space explorer.

Explorers: Stars and Planets

   This innovative series uses storytelling as the gateway to learning and exploration. Six action-packed story-scenes are followed by photographic information spreads which provide scientific detail and background. Each title can be read front to back, or the reader can follow special 'page links' for a thematic exploration. This series is perfect for emerging readers who are beginning to exercise wider reading, research and cross-referencing skills.

   Gazing at a nighttime sky full of stars is a powerful invitation to the imagination. Explorers: Stars and Planets takes readers out for an exploration of the galaxy beyond Earth's atmosphere. Starting with what we see and moving outward to the Moon, the nearby planets, what it is like to travel and live in space, and space exploration beyond where humans can travel, young readers can explore the book sequentially, or pick a theme and follow the links through the book. From frozen rocky moons to awesome gas giants and the millions of stars in the universe, this is an immersive adventure that's sure to inspire young readers to think differently about the nighttime sky.

Discover Science: Rocks and Fossils

   Make science accessible with this essential series that will capture children’s imagination while laying the foundation for future learning. With age-appropriate language and an eye-catching design, Discover Science gives young readers the answers to fundamental questions about the human body, animals, planet Earth and the Solar System.

   A bright and age-appropriate introduction to the three basic forms of rock, crystals, and fossils that includes information about geological processes like erosion and weathering, and examples of the many ways we use rock. Key vocabulary is defined on each page and three "Things to Make and Do" activities add a fun element of hands-on-learning.

Football Skills

   Football is the world's most popular sport -- globally, more than 240 million people play the game regularly. This colourful and exciting book is the essential guide to soccer, offering easy-to-follow instruction that is sure to improve the all-round play of any young football player, from passing and dribbling to shooting, defending, goalkeeping and tactics. The detailed practical advice is enhanced by spreads about the all-time great players, the FIFA World Cup and unusual versions of the sport.

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