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The New Children's Encyclopedia

The New Children's Encyclopedia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
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This stimulating and comprehensive encyclopedia for children ages 8-12 provides answers to all the questions kids love to ask. Each chapter is jam-packed with maps, charts, timelines, diagrams, beautiful images, and amazing facts. Did you know, for example, that a single drop of blood contains around five million blood cells? Or that there are areas of desert in all seven of Earth's continents? Kids can build their knowledge on a wide range of topics-including Earth and beyond, plants and animals, history and politics, science, technology, and the human body-arranged thematically with more than 9,000 indexed entries and 2,500 colorful images. Cross-reference icons encourage children to explore and discover linked information, feeding their curiosity and building their general knowledge. The New Children's Encyclopedia, which has sold almost 500,000 copies worldwide since 2009, has now been fully updated in line with the latest knowledge and research. Developed, written, and checked by experts, this is the must-have reference book for every child's library.

DK Children's Encyclopedia

DK Children's Encyclopedia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
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The ultimate book of knowledge for kids aged 7 to 9, this thorough children's encyclopedia contains all the homework answers your kids will need, explained clearly and checked by experts. An engaging, traditional-style general reference book for kids covering all the key subjects including Arts, People, History, Earth, Nature, Science, Technology, Space, and the Human Body in alphabetical order. This encyclopedia for children is a must-have resource for every student's shelf, with age-appropriate, jargon-free text accompanied by stunning, detailed images covering over 240 topics all in one place, from science and nature to history and the arts. Essential for any child who wants to discover as much as possible about the world around them. Packed with information, each single-page entry in this fabulous kid's encyclopedia features a key topic explained in a concise manner accompanied by gorgeous visuals, fun facts about the world and extensive cross-references revealing the links between subject areas. Kids can learn about Ancient Rome, chemistry, evolution, microscopic life, robots, Vikings, and so much more. Written, edited, and designed by a team of experts, vetted by educational consultants, and properly levelled to the reading age, this is the ultimate knowledge book for kids. Explore, Wonder And Learn! The ultimate illustrated children's encyclopedia is packed with thousands of incredible and essential facts on favourite subjects! Beautiful illustrations, colourful maps, and magnificent photographs bring every single page to life. Inspiring and informative, the DK Children's Encyclopedia is a book of wonder that will absorb and engage children of all ages. This kid's educational book covers topics like: - Storytelling, changing the world, music and war - Films, technology, inventions, food and clothes - Explorers, planets and pets - And so much more!

Knowledge Encyclopedia

Knowledge Encyclopedia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
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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.

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
Editor: Penguin
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A charming children's first encyclopedia bursting with facts about the world, animals, people, planets, and, very importantly, you! Finally, the world is at your little learner's fingertips for all in storybook format with exciting graphic novel elements. Introduce children aged 4 - 7 to the foundations of what makes the world turn during story time with this range of encyclopedias. The world is so much bigger than young minds can fathom and there is always more to learn.My Encylopedia Of Very Important Things is a mind-boggling collection of everything interesting to get you on your way to knowing it all. Full of fun facts for kids, colorful illustrations, and games that will feed your imagination. This kids encyclopedia is filled with age appropriate knowledge on a range of topics that is complementary to your school's Curriculum. Explore our world and its place in the galaxy - from animals and people, to planets and very importantly about yourself! Go on a journey to discover a world of information. Learn about just how many animals are there and how they live and communicate. Find out about our history - cavemen, the first explorers, ancient Egyptians and even dinosaurs. There's so much crammed into one place and it's all put into colorful and engaging ways suitable for young inquisitive minds. Tell The Story Of The World One Page At A Time! My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things is the perfect blending of adorable, simple illustrations with rich photography and lively text. Made for you and young minds to read together or alone and formatted with a ribbon bookmark to pick up right wherever you left off. This truly is the ideal first reference book for young readers. This educational book takes you on a journey through: - Very Important Things About People - Very Important Things About Me - Very important Things About My Planet - Very Important Things About Places - Very Important Things About Animals My Encyclopedia Of Very Important Things is part of the educational series My Very Encyclopedias. Complete the collection and learn more about the world around you, the animals that walk, fly and swim and the dinosaurs who ruled the earth before them. Shortlisted The School Library Association Information Book Award 2017 Best Children's Book in the Junior Design Awards 2017

The Know-It-All

The Know-It-All Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A. J. Jacobs
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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33,000 pages 44 million words 10 billion years of history 1 obsessed man Part memoir and part education (or lack thereof), The Know-It-All chronicles NPR contributor A.J. Jacobs's hilarious, enlightening, and seemingly impossible quest to read the Encyclopaedia Britannica from A to Z. To fill the ever-widening gaps in his Ivy League education, A.J. Jacobs sets for himself the daunting task of reading all thirty-two volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His wife, Julie, tells him it's a waste of time, his friends believe he is losing his mind, and his father, a brilliant attorney who had once attempted the same feat and quit somewhere around Borneo, is encouraging but, shall we say, unconvinced. With self-deprecating wit and a disarming frankness, The Know-It-All recounts the unexpected and comically disruptive effects Operation Encyclopedia has on every part of Jacobs's life -- from his newly minted marriage to his complicated relationship with his father and the rest of his charmingly eccentric New York family to his day job as an editor at Esquire. Jacobs's project tests the outer limits of his stamina and forces him to explore the real meaning of intelligence as he endeavors to join Mensa, win a spot on Jeopardy!, and absorb 33,000 pages of learning. On his journey he stumbles upon some of the strangest, funniest, and most profound facts about every topic under the sun, all while battling fatigue, ridicule, and the paralyzing fear that attends his first real-life responsibility -- the impending birth of his first child. The Know-It-All is an ingenious, mightily entertaining memoir of one man's intellect, neuroses, and obsessions and a soul-searching, ultimately touching struggle between the all-consuming quest for factual knowledge and the undeniable gift of hard-won wisdom.

What's Inside A Flower?

What's Inside A Flower? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rachel Ignotofsky
Editor: Crown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0593176502
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From the creator of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science, comes a new nonfiction picture book series ready to grow young scientists by nurturing their curiosity about the natural world--starting with what's inside a flower. Budding backyard scientists can start exploring their world with this stunning introduction to these flowery show-stoppers--from seeds to roots to blooms. Learning how flowers grow gives kids beautiful building blocks of science and inquiry. In the launch of a new nonfiction picture book series, Rachel Ignotofsky's distinctive art style and engaging, informative text clearly answers any questions a child (or adult) could have about flowers.

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.

The God of Small Things

The God of Small Things Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arundhati Roy
Editor: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 030737467X
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The beloved debut novel about an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s modern classic is equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama. The seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel see their world shaken irrevocably by the arrival of their beautiful young cousin, Sophie. It is an event that will lead to an illicit liaison and tragedies accidental and intentional, exposing “big things [that] lurk unsaid” in a country drifting dangerously toward unrest. Lush, lyrical, and unnerving, The God of Small Things is an award-winning landmark that started for its author an esteemed career of fiction and political commentary that continues unabated.

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Animals

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Animals Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1465470581
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A charming first animal encyclopedia bursting with facts, perfect for little learners ages 4-7 who want to know everything about the creatures they love. From elephants to sharks to penguins, My Encyclopedia of Very Important Animals is bursting with facts about the wonderful world of animals-what they eat, what they do, where they live, and so much more. Kids can even learn what makes an animal an animal, what makes a mammal a mammal, and what it means to be be endangered or become extinct. Animal folklore and legends are included to add cultural context and significance. Blending adorable, simple illustrations with rich photography and lively text, My Encyclopedia of Very Important Animals is a very important book for very important people, the perfect first animal reference book for young readers.

Heidi

Heidi Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Johanna Spyri
Editor: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 1838578021
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Heidi loves her simple life on the mountains, and she is heartbroken when she is taken to live in the city. She soon makes new friends, but she misses her grandfather, the goats, and her friend Peter. Will Heidi ever be allowed to return home? This charming tale has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers aged 4+.

Beyond the Sky: You and the Universe

Beyond the Sky: You and the Universe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dara Ó Briain
Editor: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 1407181335
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So you want to go into space? WHY?! (No, really - it's sort of a terrible idea. We humans are perfectly designed for life on Earth. We can walk around, breathe, drink water, eat vegetables, read books, not get poisoned or crushed to death when we go outside - it's lovely right where we are.) Not convinced? GOOD! People have been dreaming about space travel for centuries - there's something amazing about the idea of leaving our planet behind and setting out to explore the Universe - there's so much we still don't know. UK and Ireland's best-loved comedian Dara ” Briain takes you on a journey from the safety of your comfiest chair to the furthest reaches of space (and beyond!)

Encounters with American Culture

Encounters with American Culture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Prescott
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351311905
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Peter S. Prescott was one of the most informed and incisive American literary critics to write for the general public. Never content merely to summarize or to pronounce quick judgments, Prescott's reviews are witty and delightful essays to be enjoyed for their own sake as examples of civilized discourse. Whether he is exploring a well-known novelist's outlook and methods, or the peculiar deficiencies of a work of nonfiction, Prescott's grace, elegance, and insights make each piece proof that real criticism need not be pedantic, obscure, or interminably long. The focus in this second volume of Prescott's writings published by Transaction is on both fiction by American authors and on nonfiction reflecting our American unease. He casts an ironic eye on how we in this country think we live now; on what we are saying about ourselves in our fiction, our history, and our biography. Prescott considers some of our century's classic writers: Hemingway and Henry Miller; John Cheever and Thornton Wilder. He offers new insights regarding those who are still at work: Mailer, John Irving, Oates, Updike, Ozick, and Alice Walker. Some authors do not fare well. With his customary flair; Prescott explains why the reputations of Kurt Vonnegut and Barbara Tuchman, the Encyclopedia Britannica, and John Gardner, urgently need deflation. He includes essays on writers and books not generally noticed in collections of criticism: Stephen King, The Joy of Sex, fairy tales, science fiction, thrillers, books on survival and etiquette. Here is a critic with a personal voice and a sense of style. For essays published in this collection, Prescott received the most highly regarded prize in journalism: the rarely presented George Polk Award for Criticism. This is a chronicle of our contemporary American culture as revealed by its books, written with verve, intelligence, wisdom, and wit by a critic who's cruel only when appropriate. Encounters with American Culture is, quite simply, literary journalism at its urbane best.

Time to Write, Second Edition

Time to Write, Second Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Sylvester Lofty
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438455216
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Analyzes interviews with students, teachers, and administrators to develop a new set of literacies essential for student success in the digital age. “To read John’s work is to take on the role of a patient listener … A book, like a piece of music, is scored for time, and I feel Time to Write is scored adagio.… I believe that Time to Write can be read as a critique of [the] time-chopping approach to education—and an argument for presence, for being fully open to experience, for being there … To do good work, we must enter something like ‘island time’ or what John calls ‘existential time’—or what is sometimes called ‘flow’ when we lose, at least temporarily, a sense of clock time.” — from the Foreword by Thomas Newkirk Twenty-five years ago, John Sylvester Lofty studied the influence of cultural time values on students’ resistance to writing instruction in an isolated Maine fishing community. For the new edition of Time to Write, Lofty returned to the island to consider how social and educational developments in the intervening years may have affected both local culture and attitudes toward education. Lofty discovered how the island time values that previously informed students’ literacy learning have been transformed by outside influences, including technology, social media, and the influx of new residents from urban areas. Building on the ethnographic findings of the original study, the new edition analyzes the current conflict between the digital age time values of constant connections and instant communication, and those of school-based literacy. Lofty examines the new literacies now essential for students in a technologically connected world, both those who aspire to continue the traditional island work of lobster fishing, and for the many who now choose to pursue other careers and attend college on the mainland.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Vol. 10/10

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Vol. 10/10 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ray C. Anderson,Ian Spellerberg,Daniel E. Vasey
Editor: Berkshire Publishing Group
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Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Vol. 10/10 by Ray C. Anderson,Ian Spellerberg,Daniel E. Vasey Summary

The Future of Sustainability, the tenth and final volume of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, brings together essays from a group of renowned scholars and well-known environmentalist thinkers. Crucial topics are considered in terms of the future of humanity and its relationship with the natural world, from the outlook for nuclear energy, cities, energy, agriculture, water, food security, mobility, and migration; the role of higher education; and the concept of collective learning. The volume concludes with a resource guide for teaching materials at several levels, a directory of leading undergraduate- and graduate-level programs in sustainability, and a combined index of the 10-volume set.

The Life I Had in Mind

The Life I Had in Mind Pdf/ePub eBook Author: August Franza
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1503561461
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On a vacation in the Caribbean, Sam Gumbs lives an alternative life in LIZARD ON A WHITE WALL. Mark Nido, a strange employee, is protected by the supervisor of a company for reasons considered suspicious in THAT MAN. In THE LIFE I HAD IN MIND, kinds of love and ways of love are revealed in the lives of two friends. THE VITAL CENTER is a satire about committed, horny, abrasive, and flawed teachers and students in an American high school.

Daddin’

Daddin’ Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dion McInnis
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This is a book of moments...the moments that describe and illuminate the verbs of fatherhood. In our society, mothers mother. They care for, nurture and love their children in ways that give meaning and understanding to the verb “to mother.” When we talk about a man fathering a child, the intended meaning is usually that the man sired a child. What are the verbs that describe what happens each day for a father? The verb of being a dad is now daddin’. This book blends stories and insights of being son to a father and father to three sons, over the years of havin’, learnin’, listenin’, lovin’, playin’, fishin’, growin’, leavin’ and livin’. Those comprise the verbs and the chapters of this father’s view of living and loving the role of dad. This is, at its core, a tribute to my parents and my sons.

Death and Taxes

Death and Taxes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David C. Larsen
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824846524
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Are you "at sea" when it comes to wills, trusts, probate, taxes? You are not alone. For the past ten years, lawyer and Honolulu Advertiser columnist David Larsen has provided sound answers and advice to thousands of people asking such questions as: "What happens if I die without a will?" "Does the State take it all?" "How can I avoid probate?" "Will my kids have to sell the house to pay the inheritance tax?" "Will the State pay for my stay at a nursing home?" Here you will find the answers to these and many other questions in plain, easy-to-understand language. You will not only learn about how the law affects you, but also see what others have done and learn from their mistakes. Often entertaining and always informative, Death and Taxes is your guide to overcoming the nemeses of taxes and probate.

Kids Like Me

Kids Like Me Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Terri Lapinsky
Editor: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 1941176097
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Whether fleeing the ravages of war or coming in search of opportunities, the story of immigration remains the principal narrative of our times. As our neighborhoods grow more diverse, a splendid variety of cultures, values and traditions become an important part of our classrooms and schools. In Kids Like Me, 26 personal narratives celebrate the experience of young people making a new home in a strange community-finding common ground as they make new friends, learn English, share their cultural identities, their challenges, successes and dreams. Kids Like Me provides a youthful perspective on the important themes of crossing cultures, immigration and citizenship and learning to appreciate differences. These stories are intended to foster intercultural awareness and sensitivity and encourage individual and community action to assist newcomers in their adjustment. While written to help youth understand their classmates and friends, Kids Like Me also includes discussion questions, self-directed activities and research ideas for teachers and other mentors that can be used in classrooms, youth clubs and community settings. Richly illustrated with photos and maps of each home country, the text presents countless opportunities to explore and understand different cultures and new friends. Young people who have come from all over the world share their stories and invite their new neighbors to see that in so many ways these kids are just like me.

The False Teachings of the Man from Planet Rizq

The False Teachings of the Man from Planet Rizq Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hussain K. Muhammad-Sunjata
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The False Teachings of the Man from Planet Rizq by Hussain K. Muhammad-Sunjata Summary

THIS book entails information from the book entitled man from planet Rizq. I have taken the time and energy, and meticulously challenged and, debunked this man’s information. I have literally taken just about every page that I though was worth challenging and extracted the lies and exposed them to be the best of my ability. The scope of his work was not only about him and his community, but also about freeing the minds of those who came in contact or will come in contact with these pathogenic teachings that seem to have premeated the nation. I also take the time to do Dawah (propagate Islam) towards the end of the book by dispelling myths like did the Vatican create Islam?, The Moon god Myth, did the prophet Muhammad really exist? I also show and prove diligently that this man is not from planet Rizq, He is not from the Sudan, or apart of the Al-Mahdi family. In this work Inshallah (God Willing) the reader will see for themselves the fraud unveiled and that his teachings are a hodgepodge of Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian and Hindu extractions wrapped with a miniscule amount of truth. Inshallah (God Willing) TRUTH HAS COME AND FALSEHOOD MUST VANISH.

The Know-It-All

The Know-It-All Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A. J. Jacobs
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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33,000 pages 44 million words 10 billion years of history 1 obsessed man Part memoir and part education (or lack thereof), The Know-It-All chronicles NPR contributor A.J. Jacobs's hilarious, enlightening, and seemingly impossible quest to read the Encyclopaedia Britannica from A to Z. To fill the ever-widening gaps in his Ivy League education, A.J. Jacobs sets for himself the daunting task of reading all thirty-two volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His wife, Julie, tells him it's a waste of time, his friends believe he is losing his mind, and his father, a brilliant attorney who had once attempted the same feat and quit somewhere around Borneo, is encouraging but, shall we say, unconvinced. With self-deprecating wit and a disarming frankness, The Know-It-All recounts the unexpected and comically disruptive effects Operation Encyclopedia has on every part of Jacobs's life -- from his newly minted marriage to his complicated relationship with his father and the rest of his charmingly eccentric New York family to his day job as an editor at Esquire. Jacobs's project tests the outer limits of his stamina and forces him to explore the real meaning of intelligence as he endeavors to join Mensa, win a spot on Jeopardy!, and absorb 33,000 pages of learning. On his journey he stumbles upon some of the strangest, funniest, and most profound facts about every topic under the sun, all while battling fatigue, ridicule, and the paralyzing fear that attends his first real-life responsibility -- the impending birth of his first child. The Know-It-All is an ingenious, mightily entertaining memoir of one man's intellect, neuroses, and obsessions and a soul-searching, ultimately touching struggle between the all-consuming quest for factual knowledge and the undeniable gift of hard-won wisdom.