Reference Books for Children

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    It's all about us! Join former U.S. Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis on a lyrical journey through the United States to experience the wonders of America's people and places via 200+ inspiring poems and stunning photographs. Celebrate the gift of language and the vibrant culture of the United States with this collection of classic and never-before-published poetry. Poems are arranged by region, from coast to coast, and among them you'll find works by Langston Hughes, Dorothy Parker, Robert Frost, Naomi Shihab Nye, Walt Whitman, and more. From the familiar to the surprising, subjects include people, places, landmarks, monuments, nature, and celebrations. Designed for family sharing, but geared to younger readers, this beautifully illustrated treasury is a must-have for the family bookshelf.
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    Wookiees, wampas and Weequays; Biths, banthas and bogwings; porgs, puffer pigs and Pau'ans; this is the ultimate species guide for Star Wars fans aged 7 to 70! This comprehensive collection will tell you all you need to know about the aliens of the galaxy. Deep in the stacks of the Graf Archive, an old traveller's journal has been discovered and restored for public viewing. A long time ago this unknown traveller documented his stories about the many creatures found in each destination he explored, and includes famous movie locations such as the Mos Eisley cantina on Tatooine, Maz's Castle and the holy city of Jedha. The archivist restored this journal and added facts and stats about the cultures, legends and famous members of over 200 species, including famous characters such as Chewbacca, Ahsoka, Wicket and many more. Alien Archive is beautifully illustrated with full colour artworks, sketches and diagrams by Tim McDonagh, illustrator of Galactic Atlas. Also available: Star Wars Galactic Atlas 9781405279987 Star Wars Geektionary 9781405284790 Star Wars BB-8 Book and Model 9781405290623 Star Wars Gift Box 9781405291989
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    From accountant to zoologist, this new edition of The A-Z of Careers and Jobs is your one-stop guide for insightful guidance on more than 300 different career areas in the UK. This book is a quick and informative way to find out about what jobs and careers are out there, from traditional roles to brand new opportunities in the digital world. For those looking for their first job after school or university, or for anyone considering a change of career, this book provides reliable and up-to-date advice on a wide range of professions to help you choose the right path for you. The A-Z of Careers and Jobs covers the practical issues you need to understand, such as the extent of job opportunities in each industry, what personal skills are needed, what experience is required, entry qualifications, training, as well as typical earnings and starting salaries. In an ever more competitive and changing job market, information will help maximize your chances of success. This book is designed to help identify what personal strengths fit to what kinds of work, what skills you should highlight on a CV and what you need to know about each job. The A-Z of Careers and Jobs is also a valuable resource for careers advisers working in schools, colleges and universities who need to keep track of new developments - such as new roles and routes of entry, professional associations and exams - to offer the very best guidance to today's job hunters.
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    From the team behind the best-selling Atlas of Adventures comes this awe-inspiring journey of discovery. Travel around the world to scale the Eiffel Tower, trek the Great Wall of China, and raft through the Yosemite Valley. Showcasing the globe's most impressive landscapes, iconic buildings and evocative antiquities from both the modern and ancient worlds, this is the most wonderful Atlas adventure yet!
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    The natural world experts at National Geographic present the ultimate reference book on predators, teeming with fascinating facts, lively text, and tons of cool, colourful, images of the fiercest, fastest, most amazing predators on planet Earth. From high profile sharks, lions, tigers, and bears to the tiniest ants, mites, and spiders, welcome to the amazing world of creatures who prey on others for their own survival. Every animal in this book is ferocious, fierce, and fantastic in its own unique way! With colorful photographs and fun facts, this easy-to-use encyclopedia features profiles accompanied by Did You Know details, and fast facts (including scientific name, size, diet, and habitat), as well as thematic spreads covering topics from predatory techniques to defenses and communication, and much more. Fans of Ultimate Dinopedia, Ultimate Bugopedia, and Ultimate Reptileopedia in the same series, will want to find a place for Ultimate Predatorpedia on their bookshelves.
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    This stunning visual guide explores and explains the greatest inventions, ideas, and discoveries throughout the ages, and introduces their inventors. Discover the first inventions, from fire, stone tools, and the wheel to ploughs and paper, that shaped societies and grew mighty civilizations and empires such as those in ancient Greece, ancient Rome, and ancient China. In the centuries that followed, "Eureka" moments abounded, with James Watt's steam engine during the Industrial Revolution, Henry Ford's car assembly line at the start of the 20th century, the Wright brothers' flying machines, Thomas Edison's light bulb, John Logie Baird's television, and so much more. Read about more recent, era-defining moments during the Digital Revolution, such as the first website developed by Tim Berners-Lee, and the growth in the use of robotics in industry and at home. Inventions A Children's Encyclopedia reveals the stories behind crucial and quirky contraptions, products of the world's most brilliant minds.
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    Enchanting stories, lyrical poems, stunning photography, and real-life science fill the pages of this treasury celebrating the amazing world of birds. This thoughtful and beautifully curated collection of our flying, feathery friends highlights the role birds play in human life from centuries ago to present day. And while it's beautiful, it's also full of valuable real science about these wondrous creatues. From history and behavior to photographing and spotting, there's sure to be something for every bird fan in your flock. Young birders will learn all about migration and the importance of habitat conservation. They'll find stories about bird rescues and fun facts about the fastest, strongest, and tiniest fliers. They'll also discover the best bird nests, sweet songs to sing, ways to listen for and identify the birds around them, and more. Paired with stunning art and photography and beautiful design, this treasury is sure to become a classic for bird enthusiasts of all ages. Fly with Me is being created to help celebrate Year of the Bird, National Geographic's 2018 initiative to bring awareness to the plight of birds around the world.
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    Meet an amazing menagerie of creatures on this breathtaking safari through the animal kingdom. The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia spans the Earth from pole to pole, covering 2000 animals from the tiniest protozoan to the mightiest mammal. Each entry describes the animal's characteristics, behaviour and distribution, and gives their Latin names. The meticulously researched information is highlighted by clear, authoritative writing and more than 1000 photographs and illustrations. Throughout the book, special feature panels focus on various aspects of animal behaviour, such as camouflage, migration and hibernation. With comprehensive back-matter including a glossary, alternative name index, and general index, this one-stop reference tool is perfect for research or for browsing by animal-lovers of all ages.
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    Set off on a journey around the world with this follow up to the bestselling Illuminature and Illumanatomy. Use your three-colour lens to explore the continents: use your green lens to see the landscape, the red lens to see plants and animals, and the blue lens to see cultural highlights and famous buildings. Packed with facts and stunning illustrations, this is an atlas like no other from Milan-based design duo Carnovsky.
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    This astounding account of the geological history of the Earth, detailing the movement of the tectonic plates and continental drift, is a stunning visual representation of the Earth's history. Featuring beautiful world maps, this book covers everything from the origin of life to how the Earth may look in the future. Written by Martin Ince, the president of the Association of British Science Writers, Drift is the perfect guide to our planet's history, and an accessible discussion of how geological change affects life on Earth.
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    Get children excited about science with this essential, encylopedic introduction to physics, chemistry, and biology. What makes a firework bang? How do plants use sunlight to make food? What is the mysterious force that makes a magnet cling to your refrigerator? With astonishing images, simple graphics, and crystal-clear text Science A Children's Encyclopedia will explain the answers to all these questions, and many, many more. Find out how chemistry begins with matter - the stuff we and our world are all made of - and the building blocks of atoms, so super-small there are about one million, million atoms on the dot of this "i". The science of physics explains forces, energy, light, electricity, and magnetism. Forces are the hidden power behind everything on Earth, and the Universe beyond. It's the force of gravity that keeps you stuck on Earth's surface, so it's pretty important to understand. Biology is all about how living things work, from tiny germs, to giant trees, to you! Did you know your amazing body has more than 1,000 parts, including bones, muscles and other organs? Packed with the essential information that every curious child needs to understand how our extraordinary world works, Science A Children's Encyclopedia should be in every family library. Previous edition ISBN 9781409347927
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    The ultimate head-to-toe guide to the human body for kids. Incredible computer-generated images reveal the amazing inside story of what goes on under our skin.All-new 3D illustrations offer a unique, strikingly realistic close-up of this fascinating, complex machine - what it looks like and how it works. Every image is supported with easy-to-understand explanations and a wealth of fascinating facts and figures.Knowledge Encyclopedia Human Body! allows you to take a closer look at the amazing world of your own human body and is perfect for children aged 9 and up.
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    An extraordinary encyclopedia with a ground-breaking visual approach to science, using awesome illustrations to show biology, chemistry, and physics in the world around us. Incredible computer-generated images pack the pages to reveal and explain science as never before, looking inside a cell, for example, pulling apart a Formula 1 racing car, and examining the forces that hold the Universe together. Knowledge Encyclopedia: Science! covers all the key core science subjects, but with an inventive visual approach to draw in curious young minds. All the essential information is there in easy-to-read text, together with additional fun facts, and brought to life with amazing 3D illustrations that look inside the anatomy of a blue whale, zoom into a molecule of water, and out of the Solar System. A perfect introduction to science for children aged 10 and over, Knowledge Encyclopedia: Science! is an essential addition to every family library.
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    Celebrate and explore the incredible story of the LEGO Group and its much-loved bricks, sets, minifigures, movies, games and more. Take a dazzling visual tour through all the groundbreaking moments in LEGO (R) history, from the company's humble beginnings in a carpenter's workshop to the invention of the iconic LEGO brick and LEGO minifigure, through to the stunning toys, video games and movies of today, including LEGO (R) Star Wars (TM), The LEGO (R) NINJAGO (R) MOVIE (TM), and LEGO (R) Dimensions. This special edition of The LEGO (R) Book has been fully updated and expanded with the latest LEGO sets and fascinating facts to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the LEGO brick and the 40th anniversary of the minifigure. Go behind the scenes to learn how LEGO bricks are made; find out how amazing fan creations become real-life LEGO sets, and marvel at how LEGO bricks made it to the computer screen and the big screen. Created in full collaboration with the LEGO Group, The LEGO (R) Book is a treasure trove for LEGO fans of all ages - and this very special edition comes with an exclusive 60th anniversary printed brick. Previous edition ISBN 9781409376606 (c)2018 The LEGO Group.
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    Step inside twelve magical mythological worlds. You might wantto take a map.But the maps in Myth Atlas are special: they show how twelve extraordinary cultures saw the world. For some it's a giant tree or an upside-down mountain. Others reckon we're living on the back of a giant turtle. All of them are fascinating. As you travel the world from Egypt to Japan, you'll meet an incredible array of gods, monsters, heroes and fantastical beasts. Just watch out for werewolves and banshees along theway . . . Myth Atlas is a magnificent gift book that will captivate children and adults alike.
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    'Hoi! Et apres - Manuel de survie en suisse allemand' permet au lecteur de se familiariser de facon rapide et ludique avec les bases du dialecte alemanique. Cet ouvrage contient tous les elements indispensables pour s'entretenir avec ses amis, collegues ou voisins suisses alemaniques. Il s'adresse a la fois aux francophones vivant ou travaillant en Suisse alemanique et aux Romands interesses par l'autre cote du Roestigraben. A ce titre, Hoi est non seulement plein de conseils encourageant le lecteur a s'integrer en Suisse alemanique, mais egalement d'informations sur l'histoire du suisse allemand, ses differents dialectes et son rapport au 'bon allemand' et au francais. Plus de 200 dessins humoristiques illustrent les quelques 2000 mots et expressions necessaires au quotidien. Classes par rubriques, ils couvrent tous les domaines de la vie courante: travail, loisirs, achats, sante etc. La transcription phonetique et le vocabulaire utilises sont bases sur le dialecte parle dans la region de Zurich, compris dans toute la Suisse allemande. Un dictionnaire suisse allemand-francais et francais-suisse allemand de 1500 mots indispensables complete l'ouvrage.
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    9 years +
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    This title offers everything you ever wanted to know about space. Take your child on a journey to space and beyond, they'll learn what space is and take a whirl around the sun, moon and stars. Packed with out-of-this-world pictures from space, kids will explore our universe as never before. Exclusive interviews, eyewitness accounts, incredible facts and more will teach them everything they need to know. It's an incredible look at the universe in which we live - perfect for space enthusiasts and budding astronomers.
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    This title explores the geographical wonders of Earth, from weather, to water to climates and ecosystems. Geography A Children's Encyclopedia is the ultimate children's guide to our planet, covering the geological and environmental processes that (literally) shape our world, from ice ages to global warming, earthquakes to tsunamis. It explores the wonders of the natural world, from the peak of Everest to the very bottom of the Mariana Trench, learning the whole way. Full of beautiful pictures bringing the natural world to life, this encyclopedia shows Earth at its most amazing. Colourful diagrams describe geological processes while the water cycle and the structure of a rainforest canopy are fully explained. Physical and political maps will bring school projects extra wow, and fact files describe each continent and country, revealing everyday life around the globe. Children can carry the world wherever they go with Geography A Children's Encyclopedia - from the deserts of Africa to the low countries of Europe, the lush forests of Brazil to the coral reefs of Indonesia and Australia, this book expands horizons and creates a fantastic grounding in the sciences of geography, geology and sociology.
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    Spider-Man Inside the World of Your Friendly Neighbourhood Hero traces Spider-Man's entire career, from his powers and exciting adventures, to famous battles, loves, allies and enemies. You'll learn every twist and turn in the Spider-Man story, plus secret info on all your favourite Spider-Man characters. This book includes Peter Parker's exciting move into global hi-tech with Parker Industries, the tumultuous events of Spider Island, Superior Spider-Man and SpiderVerse, a new key issue feature, profiles of new stars Spider-Gwen and Silk, and the latest developments in Spider-Man's costumes and equipment. Learn absolutely everything there is to know about everyone's favourite web-slinger. (c)2017 MARVEL
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    A beautifully illustrated book that guides the reader through the seasons in Ireland. Explore nature in your back garden as well as in mountains, rivers, forests and sea. Learn about weird and wonderful natural phenomena, such as the metamorphosis from tadpole to frog; the red deer rut in autumn; or a starling flock in winter. Introduces Irish birds, mammals, plants, insects, and amphibians. Overflowing with stunning photographs and engaging, child-friendly cartoons accompanied by clear accessible text. A wonderful gift for children to help open their eyes to the natural world, from a real expert.
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    Take a tour of the United Kingdom as you've never seen it before in this fully illustrated set of county maps. Travel through England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and meet the incredible people born there, learn about its proud history, and discover ancient castles, modern feats of engineering and natural highlights while you revel in the nation's curiosities, from the spectacular, to the quirky, to the downright strange! A fabulous introduction to Shakespeare's Sceptre Isle, for readers young and old.
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    Discover the beauty and diversity of America's great outdoors in this tour of its most iconic national parks. Explore Florida's river-laced Everglades, travel down the white water rapids of the Grand Canyon, trek across the deserts of Death Valley and scale the soaring summits of the Rocky Mountains with this book that brings you up close to nature's greatest adventures. Packed with maps and fascinating facts about the flora and fauna unique to each park, this fully-illustrated coast-to-coast journey documents the nation's most magnificent and sacred places-and shows why they should be preserved for future generations to enjoy. Parks include: Acadia, Badlands, Big Bend, Biscayne, Bryce Canyon, Channel Islands, Death Valley, Denali, Everglades, Glacier, Glacier Bay, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky, Mountains, Hawaii volcanoes, Isle Royal, Mesa Verde, Olympic, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Virgin Islands, Yellowstone and Yosemite.
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    The Strange follows an unnamed, undocumented immigrant who tries to forge a new life in a Western country where he doesn t speak the language. The story is deftly told through myriad viewpoints, as each narrator recounts a situation in which they crossed paths with the newly arrived foreigner. Many of the people he meets are suspicious of his unfamiliar background, or of the unusual language they do not understand. By employing this third-person narrative structure, Jerome Ruillier masterfully portrays the complex plight of immigrants and the vulnerability of being undocumented. The Strange shows one person s struggle to adapt while dealing with the often brutal and unforgiving attitudes of the employers, neighbors, and strangers who populate this new land. Ruillier employs a bold visual approach of colored pencil drawings complemented by a stark, limited palette of red, orange, and green backgrounds. Its beautiful simplicity represents the almost childlike hope and promise that is often associated with new beginnings. But as he implicitly suggests, it s a promise that can shatter at a moment s notice when the threat of being deported is a daily and terrifying reality.
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    From Alderaan to Zuckuss, the Geektionary is the definitive guide to Star Wars. A must-have gift for any fan. Satisfy your inner geek with this Star Wars A-Z. Explore the rich history of the Star Wars universe, with entries on the Jedi Order, Sith Order, the rise of the Galactic Empire and the struggle of the Resistance. This comprehensive dictionary details the epic battles of Scarrif, Endor, Yavin and Naboo. Travel across the galaxy with entries on the jungle world of Dagobah, the desert planets of Jakku and Tattooine, and the urban sprawl of Coruscant. Dive into biopics of some of the best-known characters in the Star Wars canon, as well as some of the lesser known players including Yoda, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Wicket the Ewok, and Zuckuss the bounty hunter. Learn about the various types and classes of starfighters, cruisers and star destroyers. Study a range of alien species including Wookiees, Teedos and the fearsome rathtar! And brush up on your droid knowledge with articles on C-3PO, R2-D2, K-2SO, and of course BB8. With its stunning silver foil cover, portable size and over 400 pages of illustrated entries, the Geektionary is the perfect gift for old and new Star Wars fans. Look out for these incredible Star Wars books: Star Wars: Alien Archive 9781405288477 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas 9781405284790 Star Wars: Where's the Wookiee Collection: 9781405291989