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Natural History

Natural History Pdf/ePub eBook Author: N.a
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ISBN: 0744055873
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A monumental and beautiful guide to Earth's wildlife and natural history--its rocks, minerals, animals, plants, fungi, and microorganisms--this landmark of reference publishing has been extended and updated. In the 11 years since this book was released, thousands of new species have been identified, and new revelations have redrawn the tree of life. Already featuring galleries of more than 5,000 species, The Natural History Book now includes discoveries such as the olinguito (the "kitty bear" of the Andean cloud forest) and the painted mannakin of Peru. It takes advantage of the first living observations of the giant squid and the deep-sea anglerfish. And it has reorganized the groups of living things to reflect the latest scientific understanding. All this ensures that this, the only ebook to offer a complete visual survey of all kingdoms of life, remains the benchmark of illustrated natural history references. Written by a worldwide team of natural history experts, The Natural History Book is the perfect addition to every family bookshelf, as well as an ideal gift for any nature lover. From granites to grapevines, from microbes to mammals, The Natural History Book is the ultimate celebration of the diversity of the natural world.

Animal

Animal Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1465470867
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View the animal kingdom up close as never before in this breathtaking title, which has already sold over 1.5 million copies. Written by 70 specialists, it features stunning wildlife photography of more than 2000 of the world's most important wild mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects. With around two million species identified to date, animals are the dominant and most varied form of life on the planet. Animal presents a representative selection, ranging from the giant baleen whale, to fast-moving predators such as sharks, big cats, and birds of prey, as well as microscopic beetles barely 1mm long and other insects. It presents some of the latest species to be described: meet the cute but elusive olinguito from South America, which was only identified in 2013, or the skywalker hoolock gibbon that was named after a Star Wars character in 2017. Animal also explains how the earth's biodiversity is in sharp decline and the conservation projects underway to safeguard precious species. For each one, it gives a locator map and statistics, including its conservation status. For anyone who wants a reliable and enthralling reference, in which you can find the answers to everything - from why zebras are striped or how the sunbear got its name - Animal is your essential one-stop guide.

The Animal Book

The Animal Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Burnie
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 146542122X
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If you're wild about animals, this visual encyclopedia is the ultimate page-turner, bringing our planet's creatures together in spectacular style. This inspiring children's reference guide welcomes you to the animal kingdom where you can meet more than 1,500 species, ranging from ants to zebras and everything in between. Stunning pictures bring you face to face with giant predators you know and love, including polar bears and tigers, as well as mysterious microscopic life, including amoebas and bacteria. A variety of animal habitats are shown in beautiful detail, while accessible information, additional fact boxes, and amazing galleries complete the stories. A jaw-dropping spectrum of animal types - from fish and birds to reptiles and mammals - provides a learning experience like no other. Whether you're a budding naturalist or simply want to complete a school project, The Animal Book has got it covered.

Timelines of Everything

Timelines of Everything Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
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ISBN: 146549474X
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Explore 13 billion years of history in the comfort of your own home! Journey through time and discover how some of the world's greatest events unfolded. From the Big Bang all the way through to the digital age, this incredible visual encyclopedia for children shows you just about everything that has ever happened in history. Witness history come alive as you travel through more than 130 stunning timelines. Packed with fantastic photographs and illustrations, along with informative text and fun facts. The history book covers the rise and fall of empires to ground-breaking scientific breakthroughs and inventions that changed our lives. This educational book is an imaginative way of illustrating world history for children age 8 and over. Throughout the pages, your child will get to meet the most bloodthirsty pirates of all time and discover what happened during the storming of the Bastille. It's a fantastic book for young readers with a natural curiosity about history around the world. Find your place in the world and understand where you fit in. Whether you want to discover the history of cinema, fashion, aviation, or espionage. There is something for everyone in this glorious guide through global history! The History of Everything... Ever! This fascinating reference book tells the story of a diverse range of subjects throughout history in an easily digested graphic format! After your kids dive into this book, you'll never hear them use the words "history" and "boring" in the same sentence again. Take a trip back in time! This history book covers the following eras: - Prehistory: Before 3000 BCE - The Ancient World: 3000 BCE - 500 CE - The Medieval World: 500 - 1450 - The Age of Exploration: 1450 - 1750 - The Age of Revolution: 1750 - 1914 - The Modern World: After 1914

Knowledge Encyclopedia

Knowledge Encyclopedia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1465494901
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This brilliant children's encyclopedia is informative, diverse in subject matter, easy to read and brimming with ground-breaking CGI graphics that make it a truly immersive reading experience, revealing the world as you've never seen it before. An incredible, educational journey through space and time on planet Earth and beyond. This is the perfect educational book for a young explorer. Experience the Big Bang at the beginning of the universe and travel through our world's rich history right up until the digital world we live in today. This magnificent general knowledge book will entertain and educate. A breath-taking comprehensive guide to planet Earth and the universe that is guaranteed to boost your child's brainpower. It covers the complexities of space, science, nature, technology, art, history, and culture, which are broken down into bite-sized chunks supported by statistics, maps, timelines, and cutting-edge graphics to make even the most complex subjects easy to understand. Look inside an Apollo spacecraft, a volcano, or the body of a T-rex! Learn about the Big Bang and the science behind fireworks. Then explore the galaxies and stars back to Earth, and in and around the mechanics of the human body. This fully updated edition of Knowledge Encyclopedia is the perfect fact book for kids of all ages to go on an adventure through its pages. Explore, Discover And Learn! Spend quality time exploring our universe, accompanied by impressive visuals to engage their senses. Discover the mysteries of Tutankhamun's tomb, what powers tsunamis, tornadoes, and earthquakes or witness the birth of a star in all its glory and learn about the secrets held in our DNA. You can also go back in time to the building of the Great Wall of China or walk the scarred battlefields of two World Wars. Knowledge Encyclopedia uncovers the marvels of our world in unprecedented detail and with stunning realism. This kid's educational book opens the world in new ways through: - Amazing insights into space and the universe - Interesting facts about Earth - A closer look at nature - Diving into the human body - The amazing world of science - Our world's history Knowledge Encyclopedia is part of a children's encyclopedia set forming the Knowledge Encyclopedia educational series. Complete this collection of books for kids to keep your little ones entertained while learning more about the world around them. This series includes Knowledge Encyclopedia Dinosaur!, History!, Space!, Ocean! and more.

Explanatorium of Nature

Explanatorium of Nature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1465472444
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Get closer to nature than you've ever been before with this jaw-dropping guide to our wonderful world. Marvel at the breathtaking photography showcasing flora and fauna in the most incredible, intricate detail. From ants to elephants, the animal kingdom is explored and explained in this extraordinary encyclopedia that puts you at the heart of the action. See the tiny spines on a stinging nettle, watch lichen spreading over a tree, and observe the secret suckers on an iguana's feet. The mysteries of the natural world are displayed in brand new images, together with cross-sections, macro, and electron microscope images. Alongside the utterly absorbing visual content, Explanatorium of Nature brings its own fountain of knowledge about how nature works. For instance, did you know baby foxes that are born with blue eyes turn to gold? Or that reptile scales are made from the same material as your fingernails? Discover how spiders spin webs, how birds fly, how snakes kill, and much, much more. This irresistible ebook is a guaranteed favorite for animal lovers, nature enthusiasts, and budding wildlife experts everywhere.

Modern History in Pictures

Modern History in Pictures Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1465407766
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Modern History in Pictures by DK Summary

The twentieth century saw seismic changes in every country and walk of life, from the collapse of global empires to the horrors of world war, from the rise of mass media to the development of motor transportation, air travel, and the digital revolution. In Modern History in Pictures, all of the most significant happenings of the last century are captured in a unique storyboard style, showing how each event unfolded through a series of contemporary photographs.

Wildlife of the World

Wildlife of the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1465449590
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Wildlife of the World takes you on a journey through some of the most scenic and rich animal habitats-- from the Amazon rain forests to the Himalayas, the Sahara to the South Pole--meeting the most important animals in each ecosystem along the way. In Wildlife of the World, truly spectacular portrait-style photography brings you "face-to-face" with individual animals in up-close and engrossing profiles on how the animals interact with their environments, mate, survive, and even play. From the shaggy musk ox foraging in the Canadian high arctic to the angered Scottish wildcat prowling the Highlands to the rock-climbing gelada monkey of Ethiopia, each animal featured in Wildlife of the World plays a key role in its environment. An additional eighty-page illustrated reference section on the animal kingdom explains the animal groups and profiles additional species. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

Flight

Flight Pdf/ePub eBook Author: R.G. Grant
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1465469362
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"Discover the fascinating stories behind humankind's conquest of the skies, from dreamers and inventors to modern-day astronauts. Take a sky-high journey through the Wright brothers' first powered flight, to Concorde's final voyage, to the tragic crash of the Columbia, and more, in this stunning book packed with information on the history of aviation. Charting the trailblazers, jet test pilots, and constant progress at the cutting-edge of technology, every aspect of flight is explored. Recalling memorable events of the sky - record-breaking flights, aerial warfare, and hijackings - Flight is the story of how our dream to fly became a reality. This visual guide features remarkable photography on every page and galleries throughout to showcase important aircraft - with multiple viewpoints and their key statistics. Anyone interested in airplanes and vehicles of the sky, and their inventors, engineers, and pilots should have this book on their shelf.

Zoology

Zoology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0744022797
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See the animal kingdom in all its glory, from jellyfish to polar bears, with up-close details of their unique features from head to toe. Filled with magnificent photographs that were specially commissioned for this book and cannot be seen anywhere else. Written in association with the Smithsonian Institution. This visual reference book starts with the question "what is an animal?" and takes you through the animal kingdom - mammals, reptiles, birds, and sea creatures. It uses a unique head-to-toe approach that showcases in spectacular detail special features like the flight feathers of a parrot, the antenna of a moth, or the tentacles of coral. This visual encyclopedia is filled with clear and fascinating information on everything about the social lives of animals. Read exciting stories like how animals communicate, defend their territories, and attract mates. Learn how evolution has helped wildlife to adapt to their unique environments, whether it's the ability to live in difficult habitats, adjust to specific diets, or how they work physically. Humans have drawn and painted animals for thousands of years. Zoology has included some of these, like early rock art that depicts our awe of the animal kingdom or natural history artworks like those commissioned by the Mughal Courts in the 1600s. Dramatic Wildlife Photography Spectacular, never-before-seen photographs that will bring you close to many of the world's most captivating and intriguing inhabitants. This book offers an extraordinary introduction to the animal world by taking you through chapters that details their diversity. Go from head to toe in Zoology: - The animal kingdom - Shape and size - Skeletons - Skins, coats, and armor - Senses - Mouth and jaws - Legs, arms, tentacles, and tails - Fins, flippers, and paddles - Wings and parachutes - Eggs and offspring

The Dinosaur Book

The Dinosaur Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK,John Woodward
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0744042046
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An essential encyclopedia for young paleontologists containing over 1000 visual illustrations to learn more about dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. Engage in amazing interesting facts about dinosaurs - the most awe-inspiring creatures to have ever lived. The Dinosaur Book brings you face-to-face with incredible creatures in fully colored images and realistic digital reconstructions. The largest footprints in history aren't just a footnote. Believed to have lived between 230 - 65 million years ago, this ebook contains everything prehistoric from dinosaurs and flying pterosaurs, to marine reptiles and early mammals, even prehistoric plants, some of which still live today. Find out about great herbivores and ferocious predators such as the Tyrannosaurus, Hadrosaur, Quetzalcoatlus and Stegosaurus. Learn about fun facts and recent discoveries like the amazing uncovering of a 110 million-year-old dinosaur named Nodosaur. Go on the journey of history's longest-lived periods of life on the planet. Find out how amazing fossilized remains inform us about how they lived and how new feathered dinosaurs were discovered. The Dinosaur Book is filled with fun educational facts that will answer your young dino-lovers curiosity and take a detailed approach in explaining the "what, why and how's." A Face-To-Face Experience With Amazing Dinosaurs! Includes incredible images and hundreds of fascinating dinosaur facts. Discover the past as you read about an amazing array of prehistoric life forms, dinosaur fossils, what creatures lived before dinosaurs, the age of fish, early life on land and even explore which trees survived the big bang and are still with us today. Easy to read with detailed illustrations that makes the book even easier to understand, this dinosaur encyclopedia is a gem for young minds curious about prehistoric life on earth. The Dinosaur Book takes you on a journey through: -Before the Dinosaurs -The Age of Dinosaurs -The Marine World -The Rise of Animals -And more... This spectacular visual guide puts your young reader up close with amazing dinosaurs and other sensational prehistoric creatures. Learn about new dinosaur names, where they lived, what they ate, how they defended themselves, and much more.

Super Shark Encyclopedia

Super Shark Encyclopedia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1465443185
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A jaw-dropping visual voyage of fun facts discovery exploring the deep waters of the sea and the mysterious creatures that live in it. Uncover our oceans' secrets in this kid's book with a remarkable array of 80 sharks as well as other fascinating sea creatures that lurk in her depths! This comprehensive encyclopedia for children covers a diverse range of ocean inhabitants in mesmerizing detail. Incredible 3D digital images, breath-taking photography, and intricate cutaways reveal more about the species of the ocean depths than ever before, complemented by informative kid-friendly profile text to turn your little ones into ocean experts! Super Shark is so much more than just an educational e-book about sharks. From Barrel Shrimp to Blue Sharks, Starfish to Bat Fish, and Hammerhead Sharks to deep-sea monsters, rays, and eels, this ebook includes unbelievable facts about animal behavior and anatomy. New x-ray artworks utilize cross-sections to strip layers away and show key anatomical features in great detail. It highlights the deadliest predators and the most venomous creatures and explains how and why their bodies work the way they do. The combination of spectacular photography and clear authoritative text truly makes Super Shark the ultimate visual guide to the oceans' most peculiar creatures and their stories. What are you waiting for? Dive in and become an expert of the deep blue! Explore - Discover - Learn! Super Shark takes you deep beneath the waves to meet some of the most amazing and unusual creatures on the planet. Find out how a hammerhead searches for prey, and discover what makes the pufferfish such a prickly fellow. Learn about the fastest fish in the water and get right under the skin of one of the deadliest predators of the sea - the great white shark! These are some of the crazy creatures you'll encounter in this kid's reference ebook: - The Basking Shark, whose open mouth is so big a child could stand up in it - The Tiger Shark, who happens to be the least fussy eater - The Narwhal, affectionately known as the unicorn of the sea - The Great White Shark, who can jump 10ft (3m) out of the water This ebook sits on the esteemed "Children's Book Council Children's Choices List Selection" - an International Literary Association. This is but one of the DK Super series of ebooks for kids! Add Super Human, Super Space, Super Bug, Super Earth, and more to your collection to learn more about the world around you.

Universe

Universe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
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ISBN: 0744036534
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Marvel at the wonders of the universe, from stars and planets to black holes and nebulae, in this exploration of our solar system and beyond. Universe opens with a look at astronomy and the history of the Universe, using 3D artworks to provide a comprehensive grounding in the fundamental concepts of astronomy, including the basic techniques of practical astronomy. The core of the book is a tour of the cosmos covering the Solar System, the Milky Way, and galaxies beyond our own. Explanatory pages introduce different celestial phenomena, such as galaxies, and are followed by catalogs that profile the most interesting and important examples. A comprehensive star atlas completes the picture, with entries on each of the 88 constellations and a monthly sky guide showing the night sky as it appears throughout the year as viewed from both the northern and southern hemispheres.

Ancestral Diets and Nutrition

Ancestral Diets and Nutrition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher Cumo
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1000176096
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Ancestral Diets and Nutrition supplies dietary advice based on the study of prehuman and human populations worldwide over the last two million years. This thorough, accessible book uses prehistory and history as a laboratory for testing the health effects of various foods. It examines all food groups by drawing evidence from skeletons and their teeth, middens, and coprolites along with written records where they exist to determine peoples’ health and diet. Fully illustrated and grounded in extensive research, this book enhances knowledge about diet, nutrition, and health. It appeals to practitioners in medicine, nutrition, anthropology, biology, chemistry, economics, and history, and those seeking a clear explanation of what humans have eaten across the ages and what we should eat now. Features: Sixteen chapters examine fat, sweeteners, grains, roots and tubers, fruits, vegetables, and animal and plant sources of protein. Integrates information about diet, nutrition, and health from ancient, medieval, modern and current sources, drawing from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Provides comprehensive coverage based on the study of several hundred sources and the provision of over 2,000 footnotes. Presents practical information to help shape readers’ next meal through recommendations of what to eat and what to avoid.

Imaginative Prayer

Imaginative Prayer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jared Patrick Boyd
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 083089229X
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How do we help our kids connect with God and experience his presence? Jared Patrick Boyd has discovered that children's spiritual formation is rooted in the imagination. This unique resource helps us guide our children through weekly sessions of imaginative prayer, providing a yearlong experience of spiritual formation.

The Outdoor Scientist

The Outdoor Scientist Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Temple Grandin, Ph.D.
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0593115570
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From New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned scientist and autism spokesperson Temple Grandin comes a book about exploring the world around us, asking questions, and making sense of what we see--with 40 fun outdoor activities that promote independent thinking, which kids can enjoy all year round! What are the aerodynamics of skipping stones or the physics of making sandcastles? Do birds use GPS to navigate their migratory routes? In this book, Dr. Temple Grandin, an inventor and world-renowned scientist, introduces readers to geologists, astrophysicists, oceanographers, and many other scientists who unlock the wonders of the natural world. She shares her childhood experiences and observations, whether on the beach, in the woods, working with horses, or gazing up at the night sky. This book explores all areas of nature and gives readers the tools to discover even more on their own. With forty projects to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around them, from the depths of space to their own backyard, this is a perfect read for budding scientists, inventors, and creators! Praise for The Outdoor Scientist: "Grandin’s words are a rallying cry for budding scientists and she serves as a role model for young readers with autism. This is an important STEM and STEAM resource for every collection." --School Library Journal "The book is chock-full of information . . . the kind a nature-loving child will be thrilled to discover. An invitation to young readers to observe, enjoy, and learn about the world around us all." --Kirkus Reviews

A Mammal is an Animal

A Mammal is an Animal Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lizzy Rockwell
Editor: Holiday House
ISBN: 0823440710
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A Mammal is an Animal by Lizzy Rockwell Summary

What is a mammal? And what is not a mammal? Mammals have skeletons as deer have, breathe air in lungs as whales do, and are born alive as are calves. What is not a mammal? A ladybug has no skeleton, a fish breathes through gills and a bird hatches from an egg. Monkeys, dolphins, and elephants are mammals—and so are you and I! With clear, simple language, beautiful paintings, a chart, diagrams, and a cutaway, acclaimed author-illustrator Lizzy Rockwell has created a beautiful and informative book that introduces young children to animal classification and dichotomous inquiry.

Whales

Whales Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kelsey Oseid
Editor: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0399581847
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A gorgeously illustrated, entertaining, and educational guide to the wonderful whales, dolphins, and porpoises of the world. Some of the world's most fascinating and beloved animals, cetaceans have captivated the human imagination for centuries. Whales: An Illustrated Celebration explores the most interesting and illuminating facts about these marine mammals, from the enormous blue whale (which has a heart the size of a car!) to the Amazon river dolphin (which is pink!). Gorgeously illustrated with full-color art on every page, this giftable guide delves into cetaceans' mysterious evolution (from land to water mammals), their place in mythology, and their ecology, habitats, and behaviors (such as singing, fluking, beaching, bubble feeding, and more). Perfect for nature and animal lovers from eight to eighty, Whales also covers the current state of wild and captive cetaceans worldwide, why we should care, and what we can do to help our beautiful marine mammal friends.