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    Earth From Space

    Michael Bright

    Product Code: EFSP
    Hardback
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    In the year that marks 50 years since mankind first set foot on the moon, this book contains over 200 spectacular images of our planet from the depths of space.

    The astonishing satellite images and stills from the BBC's Natural History Unit's footage show the Earth's surface, its mega structures, weather patterns and natural wonders in awe-inspiring detail. You will be astounded by the colours, patterns, mass migrations and seismic changes that shape our world.

    From herds of elephants crossing the plains of Africa to turtles travelling on ocean currents, some of these fabulous scenes of nature can only be seen from space! You'll also be able to see the Earth's true colours - from the green plankton super bloom that attracts a marine feeding frenzy to the striped tulip fields of the Netherlands.

    Other breathtaking images include the world's largest beaver dam (so remote it was discovered through satellite imagery) and newly formed islands borne from volcanic eruptions. Accompanying the BBC series, this is a coffee table book to cherish and pore over.
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  • Animals in Disguise

    Michael Bright

    Product Code: CDBRT
    Hardback
    Discover the most well-disguised animals on the planet! Some animals disguise themselves to look like plants or rocks. Others disappear from view altogether as they blend in to their habitats. How do they do this? In Animals in Disguise, learn about the various ways animals hide in plain sight and why. From avoiding predators and protecting themselves to ambushing or sneaking up on prey, each animal featured in this book has an astonishing skill for keeping out of sight. With different creatures from around the world, organised by classification, this book encourages the reader to seek out each creature hiding in plain sight in the full-page photograph of the featured animal. Younger children will enjoy looking at the photos to spot the camouflaged animals. To help find them a second picture shows them clearly and all is revealed at the end of the book. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • When We Became Humans

    Michael Bright

    Product Code: BYKIM
    Hardback
    What makes us human, and where did we come from? How did a clever ape climb down from the trees and change the world like no other animal has done before? This large-format, highly illustrated book guides readers through the key aspects of the human story, from the anatomical changes that allowed us to walk upright and increased brain size in our ancestors, to the social, cultural and economic developments of our more recent cousins and our own species. Along the way, focus spreads take a closer look at some of the key species in our history, from the ancient Australopithecus Afarensis, 'Lucy', to our recent cousins the Neanderthals and ourselves, Homo sapiens. Looking beyond the anatomical evolution of humans, this book explores how our culture and way of living has evolved, from how trails of cowry shells reveal early trade between tribes, to how and why humans first domesticated dogs, horses, and farm animals, and began settling in permanent villages and cities. Through digestible information and absorbing illustration, young readers will be given an insight into their own origins, and what it really means to be a human.
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  • Darwin's Tree of Life

    Michael Bright

    Product Code: BYJDG
    Hardback
    Follow the evolution of plants and animals, from the first living things 6 billion years ago to the animals living in the world today. Darwin's Tree of Life shows how the incredible diversity of life on earth came to be. This beautifully illustrated book starts from the dawn of life and shows the order in which plants and animals evolved, the different branches of 'The Tree of Life', and how plants and animals have changed over time in many amazingly different ways. Find out: * why crabs run sideway * which fish was the first to walk on land * why birds are similar to dinosaurs * why human brains are located in the head and not in our feet. which creatures can survive 30 years without eating * which mammal has the strongest bite of any predator * why hedgehogs have spines Stunningly illustrated by illustrator and print maker, Margaux Carpentier, children will enjoy finding out about a whole world of wonderful animals on our amazing planet Earth.
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  • Springwatch: The 2019 Almanac

    Michael Bright

    Product Code: BRGFS
    Hardback
    Explore the world outside your window. For 13 years the BBC's Springwatch and its sister programmes, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch, have been bringing the best of Britain's wildlife into our homes. Now Springwatch: The 2019 Almanac offers the perfect guide for anyone looking to get out and explore the wonders of nature just outside their back door. Taking you month by month through the coming year, the almanac combines compelling stories with practical guidance that will inspire anyone to start exploring. It has all the information you need to discover the natural wonders around you, from how to identify animal tracks and bird nests to the best time to witness starling murmurations and mayflies hatching. Complete with monthly daylight and rainfall charts and beautifully illustrated with black and white line drawings, The Springwatch Almanac is the ideal companion for every nature lover.
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  • Planet Earth: People and Planet Earth

    Michael Bright

    Product Code: BMJTI
    Paperback
    People and Planet Earth takes readers back to our first steps as Homo sapiens, and examines how we've evolved from cavemen to the dominant species on Earth. Take a closer look at the Bronze and Iron Ages, how we went from small settlements to super cities, our impact on the Earth and the Sixth Major Mass Extinction. Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, People and Planet Earth brings core curriculum subjects to life with an engaging design.Written by bestselling author Michael Bright, his digestible approach to science makes this the perfect book for project work or interest reading.
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  • Planet Earth: Journey into Space

    Michael Bright

    Product Code: BMJTH
    Paperback
    Journey into Space takes readers beyond Earth and into the depths of our solar system. Take a closer look at the planets that make up the Milky Way, explore ice giants and dwarf planets, find out about the asteroid near-misses, delve into black holes and see if there is life elsewhere in the Universe.Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, Journey into Space brings core curriculum subjects to life with an engaging design.Written by bestselling author Michael Bright, his digestible approach to science makes this the perfect book for project work or interest reading.
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  • Sharks

    Michael Bright

    Product Code: BFAXM
    Paperback
    Since people have been going to sea they have been in awe of sharks. Worshipped by ancient civilisations, reviled by seafarers and in more recent years, closely studied by marine biologists, sharks are the product of over 450 million years of evolution, honed to perfection as some of the sea's most sophisticated predators. Their formidable jaws and teeth seem to invoke in us an irrational fear that turns any shark attack into front-page news worldwide. Yet their powerful, streamlined bodies are also an inspiration to ship and submarine designers and their immune system may hold the key to fighting human diseases. Presenting the latest findings from international shark reserchers, Sharks is an engaging introduction to these near-perfect predators. It describes the broad range of living sharks, explores their biology and behaviour, and dispels the myths. Illustrated with over 100 of the best shark images from around the world, Sharks reveals these creatures to be far more than just mindless, killing machines. Revised and reformatted with the latest research, new images and up-to-date text, this is a comprehensive introduction to sharks and their biology and behaviour.
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  • Journey into Space

    Michael Bright

    Product Code: AZFDI
    Hardback
    Journey into Space takes readers beyond Earth and into the depths of our solar system. Take a closer look at the planets that make up the Milky Way, explore ice giants and dwarf planets, find out about the asteroid near-misses, delve into black holes and see if there is life elsewhere in the Universe. Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, Journey into Space brings core curriculum subjects to life with an engaging design. Written by bestselling author Michael Bright, his digestible approach to science makes this the perfect book for project work or interest reading.
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  • The Evolution of You and Me

    Michael Bright

    Product Code: AZFDH
    Hardback
    Evolution of You and Me tracks modern humans, from their origins to leaving Africa. Take a closer look at tree shrews, the first primates, how we came to stand on two legs, early tools and cooking, and the conflict with Neanderthals. Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, Evolution of You and Me brings core curriculum subjects to life with an engaging design. Written by bestselling author Michael Bright, his digestible approach to science makes this the perfect book for project work or interest reading.
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  • People and Planet Earth

    Michael Bright

    Product Code: AZDSI
    Hardback
    People and Planet Earth takes readers back to our first steps as Homo sapiens, and examines how we've evolved from cavemen to the dominant species on Earth. Take a closer look at the Bronze and Iron Ages, how we went from small settlements to super cities, our impact on the Earth and the Sixth Major Mass Extinction. Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, People and Planet Earth brings core curriculum subjects to life with an engaging design. Written by bestselling author Michael Bright, his digestible approach to science makes this the perfect book for project work or interest reading.
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  • Oil: From Oil Rig to Petrol Pump

    Michael Bright

    Product Code: AZDSG
    Hardback
    The vast majority of today's transport depends on fuel that comes from oil. Hundreds of thousands of items we use every day - from trainers to medicines - come from or use products that come from oil. But where does oil come from - and what happens when this ancient resource runs out? Oil is one of the most important resources to man today. It was discovered many thousands of years ago and has become central to the transport and petrochemical industries. Find out about the origins of oil - from its first discovery to its first use in industry. Learn how it is found, mined and processed into many different products that are used all over the world today - including petrol that we fill our cars with each day. Finally, consider the disasters that have resulted from the drilling, transportation and use of oil, as well as its future: what will happen when the oil finally runs out? We look at the advantages and disadvantages of oil, and the possible industry alternatives. Source to Resource is an incredibly valuable series in today's fast-paced world where natural resources are in such constant demand. Many people don't stop to think about where these resources come from and the journey they take from the raw material or element to the useful product that reaches us at home, school or work. Source to Resource provides that information as well as the chance to stop and think about our use of resources and the implications of the use of these for future generations. Other titles in the Source To Resource series include: From Field to Plate From Raindrop to Tap From Sunshine to Light Bulb
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  • Birth of the Dinosaurs

    Michael Bright

    Product Code: AZBIJ
    Hardback
    The Birth of the Dinosaurs explores the age of reptiles and dinosaurs until their sudden demise approximately 65 million years ago. Take a closer look at the first birds and mammals who dominated the Earth, the origin of flowering plants, the rise of plant- and meat-eating dinosaurs and then their mass extinction. Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, The Birth of the Dinosaurs brings core curriculum subjects to life with an engaging design. Written by bestselling author Michael Bright, his digestible approach to science makes this the perfect book for project work or interest reading.
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  • Solar: From Sunshine to Light Bulb

    Michael Bright

    Product Code: AYYMM
    Hardback
    What happens when you switch a lightswitch? Or the power button on the TV? Electricity flows to the device and it switches on. Most of us use electrical gadgets all day, every day, without thinking about it. But where does electricity come from? Solar power is one of the most exciting forms of renewable energy today. From the powerful solar rays to the bright light bulbs being switched on all over the world, we follow the journey from the source to the resource. We look at other sources of energy, how the national grid works to move electricity across land and sea, and how it is fed into our homes. Home electricity is not the only use for solar power, so we look at solar farms, solar furnaces, solar towers and even solar transport. Finally we consider the future for solar energy and the advantages and disadvantages of this amazing resource. Other titles in the Source to Resource series include: From Field to Plate From Oil Rig to Petrol Pump From Raindrop to Tap
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  • Water: From Raindrop to Tap

    Michael Bright

    Product Code: AYYML
    Hardback
    What happens when you turn on a tap? Or the washing machine, shower or garden hose? Water flows! Most of us use water all day, every day, without thinking about it. But how does it get to our homes? Water is one of the most amazing resources that we use in abundance and have come to rely on heavily. It is used in all sorts of household chores, leisure activities and in work and industry. From the pitter-patter of raindrops to the whoosh of water from the shower, we follow the journey from the source to the resource. We begin by looking at what water is and where it comes from, and the all-important water cycle. We then look at how water is stored and treated ready to be pumped around the country and into our homes. Finally we consider the environmental impact of our water use and what we can do to use less water in our daily lives. We also look at how people live in places that do not have a reliable water supply and methods that can be used to clean water that is in short supply. Other titles in the Source to Resource series include: From Field to Plate From Oil Rig to Petrol Pump From Sunshine to Light Bulb
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  • Exploring Nature: Bears & Pandas

    Michael Bright

    Product Code: AMAEC
    Hardback
    This book offers an in intriguing insight into the lives of brown bears, polar bears, black bears, pandas and others, with 190 exciting images. You can explore the amazing world of bears - how they survive and where they live, from the Arctic tundra and mountain slopes to scrub desert and tropical forest. It is packed with more than 190 stunning pictures from renowned wildlife photographers and artists. Detailed cross-sections and diagrams reveal the complex inner workings of a bear's powerful body. Myth boxes explore the many popular stories about these creatures, including Baloo in The Jungle Book, Goldilocks and the three bears, and Winnie the Pooh. It contains all the bear facts - a book to delight and inform 8- to 12-year-olds, at home or at school. From the fearsome grizzly of North America to the giant panda in the remotest regions of China, bears have long captured the human imagination. You can discover how they live, examine the differences between the species, and learn how they cope with their diverse habitats.Special focus sections allow you to observe detailed aspects of bear and panda life, such as the giant bears of Kodiak Island and how polar bear migration regularly brings a town in Canada to a standstill. Meanwhile, 'Did You Know?' features provide quirky facts that will amaze and amuse.
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