Reference Books for Children

  • AUUBQ 3 years +
    3 years +
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    From the team behind the best-selling Atlas of Adventures. Head off on a journey of discovery, with this book that collects together nature' s most unmissable events from between the two poles, including epic migrations, extraordinary behaviours, and Herculean habits. Find hundreds of things to spot and learn new facts about every animal.
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    You can explore a galaxy far, far away in this stunning guide to the worlds of Star Wars. It includes a spread introducing Star Wars fans to the planet and characters featured in Rogue One! The Galactic Atlas, illustrated by Tim McDonagh in superb full colour, covers everything from Alderaan and Naboo to Tatooine and Yavin 4, taking in the epic stories, strange creatures and glorious vistas of the entire saga. Taken from the holdings of the Graf Archive and found in the underground Shadow Stacks, these ancient hand drawn maps were unearthed from the Shadow Stacks. The Head Curator's theory is that they are the work of the great Ithorian artist Gammit Chond. Chond never travelled off-world but he was fascinated by travellers' tales, and many of his works depict their stories of adventure and discovery in the rest of the galaxy. While we know that many of the things he has included are a matter of fact, some may merely be tall tales spun by explorers; but all presents a unique view of a fascinating slice of history. The atlas also contains a useful timeline that describes the period of history covered in these maps, from the Clone Wars between the Republic and the Separatists, to the Galactic Civil War between the Empire and the Rebel Alliance, and beyond. The Rogue One spread introduces fans to a whole new terrain. Set before Star Wars: A New Hope, Rogue One follows a rag-tag group of rebel commandos who must steal the plans to the Empire's new superweapon, the Death Star. This standalone story transports fans to unseen corners of the Star Wars universe and strange new planets not to mention an encounter with a familiar adversary, Darth Vader. With dozens of maps, star charts, character profiles, and a timeline of the entire saga, this book is the perfect gift for Star Wars fans of all ages.
  • AVYYX 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Hundreds of fascinating facts are waiting to be unearthed in this latest book from Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinski, the creative duo behind the bestselling Maps. Dive below the surface, and find out what happens under the earth and under the water. From early submarines and deep-sea life, to burrowing animals and man-made tunnels - you will never look at the world in the same way again! Gorgeous design and quirky illustrations make this a book to be pored over again and again.
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    Jaw-dropping, up-close photography shows the natural world and animals as you've never seen it before.From fruit to flowers, from shells to sharks, from ants to elephants, this extraordinary new encyclopedia will keep animal and nature enthusiasts aged 9 and over, utterly absorbed by amazing, close-up images. Explanatorium of Nature is the perfect way to find out how everything in nature works and why fungi, plants, animals, arthropods, fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and ecosystems exist and what they mean for our world. Discover how spiders spin webs, how flying works, how snakes kill, and , much more.Children will spend hours poring over the incredible details in nature, from the spines on a stinging nettle and lichen growing on a tree to the suckers on an iguana's feet. Using never-before-seen cross sections, macro, SEM, infrared and ultraviolet close-up pictures, this is your chance to truly get up close with our natural world.
  • AHWIA 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This book of maps is a visual feast for readers of all ages, with lavishly drawn illustrations from the incomparable Mizielinskis. The maps show not only borders, cities, rivers, and peaks, but also places of historical and cultural interest, eminent personalities, iconic animals and plants, cultural events and many more fascinating facts associated with every region.
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    Be inspired by the inventiveness, beauty and diversity of the United States in this curious collection of fact-filled maps. Explore thousand of wondrous locations and be awed by the achievements of hundreds of people who helped make America what it is today. Celebrate, explore, enjoy! Page Plan 1 Title Page 2-3 USA country map/contents page 4-103 State maps 104-105 State flags 106-107 Historic events 108-109 Presidents 110-111 Index 112 Imprint
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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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    Martin Ince
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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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    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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    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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    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.
  • AOMAB 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This book explores the hidden depths of the ocean with this stunning visual encyclopedia for kids Ocean: A Children's Encyclopedia reveals the secrets of the seas through stunning images and beautiful photography to engage and educate kids. From the Arctic to the Caribbean, tiny plankton to giant whales, sandy beaches to the deepest depths, Ocean: A Children's Encyclopedia let's your child discover the mysterious world beneath the waves. Packed with fun facts for kids, this encyclopedia will dazzle your child covering everything from sea creatures and ocean birds to the Great Barrier Reef. Topics are presented through a combination of fun graphics, interesting fact-boxes and high-quality photographs. Look up an individual subject for school projects or curious minds can read from beginning to end!
  • AKPTD 8 years +
    8 years +
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    The dinosaur world as you've never seen it before. Knowledge Encyclopedia Dinosaur! reveals jaw-dropping 3D dinosaur images which show each awe-inspiring creature in greater detail than ever before and bring the wonders of the dinosaur world to life. This is the only dinosaur encyclopedia you'll ever need, covering all the main dinosaur groups as well as marine reptiles, pterosaurs and other prehistoric animals. An all-new library of amazing 3D dinosaur images allow you a closer look at your favourite dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus Rex and Barosaurus, while new dinosaur facts and theories bring you up-to-date with the latest developments in the dinosaur world. Packed full of facts, charts, timelines and illustrations Knowledge Encyclopedia Dinosaur! explores the amazing dinosaur world bringing these prehistoric animals back to life.
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    From the wings of the almighty albatross to the deadly facts of the great white shark, Knowledge Encyclopedia Animal! transports you into the jaw-dropping, heart-thumping, pulse-racing world of the animal kingdom. Exploring everything from habitats and ecosystems to senses and respiration, Knowledge Encyclopedia Animal! is easy to follow and full of fun facts for kids. Bursting with amazing 3D images, the animals are brought to life, from the tiniest of crustaceans to the mightiest of mammals, in a brand new, all-encompassing animal expedition. Knowledge Encyclopedia Animal! allows you to take a closer look at the ever-evolving world of your favourite animals and is perfect for children aged 9 and up. Get ready to bring the animal kingdom to rip-roaring life!
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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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    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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    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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    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.
  • AKBOB 11 years +
    11 years +
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    This is a new edition of this popular title, which provides a fantastic reference point for students studying for their SATs and GCSEs. It is split into three sections, each covering the key aspects of the curriculum for Physics, Biology and Chemistry, and including important charts, tables and lists. It is brightly and clearly illustrated. It is internet-linked to further online educational resources through the Usborne Quicklinks website.
  • ALPKZ 8 years +
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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.
  • AANAW 9 years +
    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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    A comprehensive course for teaching Japanese to young adults in English-speaking countries -- from The Association for Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT), developers of the renowned Japanese for Busy People series. Japanese for Young People is a three-level series designed for junior high and high school students, with an optional starter level for elementary students. With an emphasis on the coordination of structure and verbal communication skills, this program builds upon the basics of Japanese grammar through the use of key sentences, dialogues, exercises, and entertaining
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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