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My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things

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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

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Oceans

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Oceans Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
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ISBN: 0744055032
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This exciting introduction to oceans is brimming with curious creatures, beautiful homes, and incredible adventures. From the spectacular seabirds soaring over Earth's vast oceans, to the tiny creatures lurking on the ocean floor, get ready for an adventure into the great unknown... Dive in and explore forgotten shipwrecks, swim with fantastic fish, and other awesome underwater animals, and weave your way through secret deepsea homes. You'll travel back in time to meet plundering pirates and explorers who changed the course of history, then it's time to learn about lots of very important underwater jobs and how you can help to protect Earth's precious oceans. Includes fun facts and colorful illustrations, My Encyclopedia of Very Important Oceans will feed your imagination and quench your thirst for knowledge.

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Dinosaurs

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Dinosaurs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
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ISBN: 1465483225
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Journey back in time to discover a prehistoric world of dinosaur facts. Dust off your fossil brush and let's practice our paleontology skills! Little dino-lovers (and their dino-loving parents) will delight in this visually stunning dinosaur book. Dig up dazzling dinosaurs, see dinosaur bones up-close and learn facts about fossils. Feed your little one's imagination with this bright and playful educational book. Discover the incredible lost world and meet dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, and Stegosaurus. Each dinosaur has its name written phonetically, so you and your child can sound them out together. This dinosaur encyclopedia will tap into every child's natural curiosity and answer all their questions about these prehistoric creatures! Packed with up-to-date facts and discoveries, your little fossil hunter will get to explore the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods. Go on a journey of dinosaur discovery! This kid's book includes detailed profiles of popular dinosaurs, as well as the more unfamiliar species. Covering a huge range of dino-tastic topics, this is the book that every young dinosaur enthusiast will want to own. For Little Dinosaur Lovers Who Want To Know Everything Every important person needs to know about the amazing creatures that once ruled the Earth, and this book has them covered. Packed with jaw-dropping fun facts, startling discoveries, and colorful illustrations. My Encyclopedia of Very Important Dinosaurs is the perfect book for any young reader who can't get enough of dinosaurs! Inside the pages of this bold and exciting book, you'll find: - Hundreds of fun facts about the prehistoric world. - Everything there is to know about a variety of incredible dinosaurs. - How paleontologists study fossils and clues from the past.

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Sports

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Sports Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
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ISBN: 0744026261
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My Encyclopedia of Very Important Sports by DK Summary

A complete and comprehensive children's book about sports that combines facts and figures with the inspiring stories of sporting legends and icons. This exciting book for children is packed with fun facts about a range of popular sports such as football, karate, badminton, and skiing, as well as ones you might never have heard of like biathlon or cheese rolling. Whether you're a fan of team sports, winter sports, water sports, extreme sports, and even board games such as chess and go, this book has it all. My Encyclopedia of Very Important Sports also celebrates the unique talents, lives, and careers of sporting heroes such as Usain Bolt, Serena Williams, Yuna Kim, Lin Dan, and Donald Bradman, and chronicles the most celebrated stories in sporting history, such as breaking the four-minute mile, Nadia Comaneci's perfect 10, and Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics. Formatted with a ribbon bookmark and lightly padded cover, My Encyclopedia of Very Important Sports features everything from obscure rules and strange equipment, to moments of triumph and sporting events like the World Cup, Super Bowl, Olympics, Paralympics, and more--this is the perfect book for budding superstars everywhere.

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Adventures

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Adventures Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0744035643
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Let your little explorer go on a daring journey across land, sea, and sky! Discover the exciting exploits of incredible adventurers who shaped our world. Learn all about famous adventurers who searched the world far and wide in this engaging and colorful adventure book for pioneers-in-training. Happy exploring! Feed your little one's imagination with this bright and playful educational book. Now even the youngest adventurers can learn about the greatest explorers in history. From imaginative inventors and dynamic daredevils to notorious pirates and trailblazers! Set sail to the deepest ocean and go on a brave journey to the highest mountains with this knowledge book! Explore the workshops, labs, and studios of history's most important minds. Discover pioneers, archaeologists, and scientists who dared to go where nobody had been before. Learn how they have pushed the very limits of human endurance in the name of exploration and adventure! Get ready to take a leap into the unknown... Parents and young discoverers alike will love sharing this fun historical primer from DK Books! Packed with jaw-dropping fun facts, startling discoveries, and colorful illustrations. My Encyclopedia of Very Important Adventures is the perfect kid's book for any young mind with an avid sense of adventure! Inside the pages of this bold and exciting discovery book, you'll find: - Read hundreds of fun facts about exciting moments from history - Learn about the lives of explorers, pioneers, and daredevils. - Discover the stories behind amazing events that shaped the world My Encyclopedia of Very Important Adventures is part of the educational series My Very Encyclopedia series. 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.

Dinosaurs: A Visual Encyclopedia

Dinosaurs: A Visual Encyclopedia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0744021138
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Dinosaurs: A Visual Encyclopedia by DK Summary

Kids can go on a visual tour of the prehistoric world, exploring the plants, the reptiles, the swimmers, the flyers, the dinosaurs, the mammals, and more in this comprehensive and fully updated visual celebration of prehistoric life. Part of the series of award-winning, best-selling DK encyclopedias for children, this title has been completely revised to provide a comprehensive visual exploration of the entire range of prehistoric animal life. Dinosaurs: A Visual Encyclopedia is not simply a catalog of facts and photos - it is a visual celebration of the history of all life on Earth, with a special focus on dinosaurs. More than 100 dinosaur species are featured, many illustrated with brand new artworks, exclusive to DK. The new images vividly reflect the very latest research into what these prehistoric creatures looked like, including thrilling new discoveries about feathered dinosaurs.

The Big Book of Dinosaurs

The Big Book of Dinosaurs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1465494537
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Get ready to roar with this updated edition of DK's beloved Big Book of Dinosaurs Dinosaurs fascinate young children, and this colorful catalog of those mysterious creatures from the past will keep even toddlers entertained for hours. Children will love spotting and learning to name all the different dinosaurs--from the fierce, meat-eating Tyrannosaurus and the long-necked, plant-eating Diplodocus to the armor-plated Stegosaurus and the tiny, hen-sized Compsognathus.

My Book of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life

My Book of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK,Dean R. Lomax
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Travel back in time to find out about the fantastical wildlife that lived on Earth before we did. From the first living cells to fearsome dinosaurs and giant mammals, take a journey through prehistory to find out about the supersized, the scary, and the downright bizarre animals and plants that inhabited Earth in ancient times. Broken down by animal or plant type, there are profiles on more than 40 key species. With famous favourites such as mighty Tyrannosaurus and huge woolly mammoths, as well as lesser-known organisms, including five-eyed Opabinia and aeroplane-sized pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus, children won't fail to be captivated by the amazing range of beasts on display. Learn about the primeval world itself and how the Earth has changed over time, why fossils form, and the arrival of early humans. Detailed artworks bring the past to life, while pronunciation guides help with tricky names, and a visual index provides a quick overview of every species in the ebook. My Book of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life is an ideal first ebook about early plants and animals, and is sure to be a hit with fact-obsessed young fans of all things dinosaurs and other prehistoric life.

Understanding Information

Understanding Information Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack Meadows
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110950006
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"Understanding Information "illustrates the basic principles of information science, to provide a general introduction to the subject, through a series of selected and interesting examples. It touches on a variety of issues, including Intranets and knowledge management. All those who are involved in the turbulent changes in the information field will find a picture of how information and its concepts operate in contemporary society.

Dino Dana: Dino Field Guide

Dino Dana: Dino Field Guide Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J.J. Johnson,Colleen Russo Johnson,Christin Simms
Editor: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 1642505226
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Dino Dana: Dino Field Guide by J.J. Johnson,Colleen Russo Johnson,Christin Simms Summary

Dig into Paleontology with Dino Dana #1 New Release in Children's Dinosaur Books and Fossil Books Following up on the #1 Bestseller comes Dino Dana: Dino Field Guide, Volume 2 - Pterosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures. Part paleontology field guide, part encyclopedia for kids, this colorful second volume explores some of the amazing creatures that once flew through the sky, swam in the oceans, and stomped on prehistoric earth. An introduction to dinosaur fossils for kids. Everyone’s favorite Emmy-award winning paleontologist returns─this time, exploring all sorts of prehistoric marine animals, mammals, and insects. With stunning illustrations, fascinating facts, and thought-provoking experiments, this second Dino Dana field guide offers a creative, inside look into the world of paleontology for kids. For readers of books about dinosaurs for kids. A prehistoric animal encyclopedia for kids like no other, Dino Dana: Dino Field Guide, Volume 2 offers endless facts about dinosaurs, fossils, and prehistoric times. Complete with a photo glossary, size comparisons, and tons of DIY activities, Dino Dana’s second volume makes a wonderful addition to any collection of dinosaur books or Dino Dana toys. Inside this interactive dinosaur encyclopedia, kids will learn which dinosaur was: • The first bird • The largest fish to have ever existed • Named after of the whale in Moby Dick If you’re looking for nature books for kids, science books for kids age 9-12, or dinosaur books for kids 8-12─or enjoy the Jurassic World book series, look and find books, or National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs─then you’ll love Dino Dana: Dino Field Guide, Volume 2 - Pterosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures.

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.

Dinosaur A to Z

Dinosaur A to Z Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dustin Growick
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ISBN: 0744030595
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A catalog of more than 150 dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures-listed in alphabetical order from Abelisaurus to Zuniceratops-that is perfect for children as young as five. Written by American Museum of Natural History educator Dustin Growick, Dinosaur A to Z is a colorful parade of the most exciting creatures that have ever lived and provides a line-up of the biggest, smallest, baddest, nicest, scaliest, and everything-in-between dinosaurs that have been discovered to date, as well as other prehistoric creatures of the air, land, and sea. Specially commissioned CGI images of children alongside the dinosaurs illustrate exactly how big-or small-each one was in comparison, and children can learn how to pronounce dinosaur names and discover the meaning behind each, and learn about different dinosaur shapes, sizes, and meals. Dinosaur A to Z is the perfect first visual dictionary for little dinosaur enthusiasts.

The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols: The Ultimate A–Z Guide from Alchemy to the Zodiac

The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols: The Ultimate A–Z Guide from Alchemy to the Zodiac Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adele Nozedar
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The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols: The Ultimate A–Z Guide from Alchemy to the Zodiac by Adele Nozedar Summary

Unlock the lost and hidden meanings of the world's ancient and modern signs and symbols with the latest in the hugely popular series of 'Element Encyclopedias'. This is the biggest A-Z reference book on symbolic objects you'll ever find.

Dinosaur!

Dinosaur! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK,John Woodward
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ISBN: 1465494766
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Imagine walking in the formidable footsteps of dinosaurs. The closest you'll come is between the pages of this landmark visual encyclopedia that brings prehistoric creatures to life in jaw-dropping detail. This wonderfully realistic and completely comprehensive guide covers the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Periods. Travel back millions of years to meet legendary dinosaurs in spectacular 3D, including terrifying Tyrannosaurus Rex, spiky Stegosaurus, and vicious Velociraptor. Full of facts and the latest updated information, Knowledge Encyclopedia Dinosaur! explores how the dinosaurs evolved, lived, and died. A reference section at the end explains our incredible knowledge of dinosaur evolution, behavior, and habitats thanks to fossils, research, and computer modeling techniques. Whether dipping in and out or reading from start to finish, dinosaur enthusiasts need look no further...

Dinosaur Dictionary for Kids

Dinosaur Dictionary for Kids Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bob Korpella
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ISBN: 1000492257
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Packed with hundreds of illustrated definitions about dinosaurs and the world in which they lived, Dinosaur Dictionary for Kids is certain to spark any kid's enthusiasm for the age of dinosaurs. Explore the Mesozoic era. Learn about dinosaurs that lived on land, animals that swam the waters, and species that patrolled the skies. Find out about dinosaur extinction, how scientists date fossils, and what it takes to become a paleontologist. Dinosaur Dictionary for Kids will be there when it's time to write reports, delve into projects, prepare assignments, or just curl up and discover more about these amazing creatures. Sidebar topics, fun activities, and quick quizzes make learning about dinosaurs even more fun! Divided into sections for quick access to the easy-to-understand definitions and amazing full-color illustrations, Dinosaur Dictionary for Kids is a must-have for any kid's home library. Grades 3-6

The Onion Book of Known Knowledge

The Onion Book of Known Knowledge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: The Onion
Editor: Little, Brown
ISBN: 031613323X
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Are you a witless cretin with no reason to live? Would you like to know more about every piece of knowledge ever? Do you have cash? Then congratulations, because just in time for the death of the print industry as we know it comes the final book ever published, and the only one you will ever need: The Onion's compendium of all things known. Replete with an astonishing assemblage of facts, illustrations, maps, charts, threats, blood, and additional fees to edify even the most simple-minded book-buyer, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE is packed with valuable information-such as the life stages of an Aunt; places to kill one's self in Utica, New York; and the dimensions of a female bucket, or "pail." With hundreds of entries for all 27 letters of the alphabet, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE must be purchased immediately to avoid the sting of eternal ignorance.

What Technology Wants

What Technology Wants Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kevin Kelly
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ISBN: 1101444460
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Inevitable— a sweeping vision oftechnology as a living force that can expand our individual potential This provocative book introduces a brand-new view of technology. It suggests that technology as a whole is not a jumble of wires and metal but a living, evolving organism that has its own unconscious needs and tendencies. Kevin Kelly looks out through the eyes of this global technological system to discover "what it wants." He uses vivid examples from the past to trace technology's long course and then follows a dozen trajectories of technology into the near future to project where technology is headed. This new theory of technology offers three practical lessons: By listening to what technology wants we can better prepare ourselves and our children for the inevitable technologies to come. By adopting the principles of pro-action and engagement, we can steer technologies into their best roles. And by aligning ourselves with the long-term imperatives of this near-living system, we can capture its full gifts. Written in intelligent and accessible language, this is a fascinating, innovative, and optimistic look at how humanity and technology join to produce increasing opportunities in the world and how technology can give our lives greater meaning.

The Educated Mind

The Educated Mind Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kieran Egan
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226190404
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The Educated Mind offers a bold and revitalizing new vision for today's uncertain educational system. Kieran Egan reconceives education, taking into account how we learn. He proposes the use of particular "intellectual tools"—such as language or literacy—that shape how we make sense of the world. These mediating tools generate successive kinds of understanding: somatic, mythic, romantic, philosophical, and ironic. Egan's account concludes with practical proposals for how teaching and curriculum can be changed to reflect the way children learn. "A carefully argued and readable book. . . . Egan proposes a radical change of approach for the whole process of education. . . . There is much in this book to interest and excite those who discuss, research or deliver education."—Ann Fullick, New Scientist "A compelling vision for today's uncertain educational system."—Library Journal "Almost anyone involved at any level or in any part of the education system will find this a fascinating book to read."—Dr. Richard Fox, British Journal of Educational Psychology "A fascinating and provocative study of cultural and linguistic history, and of how various kinds of understanding that can be distinguished in that history are recapitulated in the developing minds of children."—Jonty Driver, New York Times Book Review

Glaciers

Glaciers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jorge Daniel Taillant
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199367272
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Though not traditionally thought of as strategic natural resources, glaciers are a crucial part of our global ecosystem playing a fundamental role in the sustaining of life around the world. Comprising three quarters of the world's freshwater, they freeze in the winter and melt in the summer, supplying a steady flow of water for agriculture, livestock, industry and human consumption. The white of glacier surfaces reflect sunrays which otherwise warm our planet. Without them, many of the planet's rivers would run dry shortly after the winter snow-melt. A single mid-sized glacier in high mountain environments of places like California, Argentina, India, Kyrgyzstan, or Chile can provide an entire community with a sustained flow of drinking water for generations. On the other hand, when global temperatures rise, not only does glacier ice wither away into the oceans and cease to act as water reservoirs, but these massive ice bodies can become highly unstable and collapse into downstream environments, resulting in severe natural events like glacier tsunamis and other deadly environmental catastrophes. But despite their critical role in environmental sustainability, glaciers often exist well outside our environmental consciousness, and they are mostly unprotected from atmospheric impacts of global warming or from soot deriving from transportation emissions, or from certain types of industrial activity such as mining, which has been shown to have devastating consequences for glacier survival. Glaciers: The Politics of Ice is a scientific, cultural, and political examination of the cryosphere -- the earth's ice -- and the environmental policies that are slowly emerging to protect it. Jorge Daniel Taillant discusses the debates and negotiations behind the passage of the world's first glacier-protection law in the mid-2000s, and reveals the tension that quickly arose between industry, politicians, and environmentalists when an international mining company proposed dynamiting three glaciers to get at gold deposits underneath. The book is a quest to educate general society about the basic science behind glaciers, outlines current and future risks to their preservation, and reveals the intriguing politics behind glacier melting debates over policies and laws to protect the resource. Taillant also makes suggestions on what can be done to preserve these crucial sources of fresh water, from both a scientific and policymaking standpoint. Glaciers is a new window into one of the earth's most crucial and yet most ignored natural resources, and a call to reawaken our interest in the world's changing climate.

Human Accomplishment

Human Accomplishment Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles Murray
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061745677
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A sweeping cultural survey reminiscent of Barzun's From Dawn to Decadence. "At irregular times and in scattered settings, human beings have achieved great things. Human Accomplishment is about those great things, falling in the domains known as the arts and sciences, and the people who did them.' So begins Charles Murray's unique account of human excellence, from the age of Homer to our own time. Employing techniques that historians have developed over the last century but that have rarely been applied to books written for the general public, Murray compiles inventories of the people who have been essential to the stories of literature, music, art, philosophy, and the sciences—a total of 4,002 men and women from around the world, ranked according to their eminence. The heart of Human Accomplishment is a series of enthralling descriptive chapters: on the giants in the arts and what sets them apart from the merely great; on the differences between great achievement in the arts and in the sciences; on the meta-inventions, 14 crucial leaps in human capacity to create great art and science; and on the patterns and trajectories of accomplishment across time and geography. Straightforwardly and undogmatically, Charles Murray takes on some controversial questions. Why has accomplishment been so concentrated in Europe? Among men? Since 1400? He presents evidence that the rate of great accomplishment has been declining in the last century, asks what it means, and offers a rich framework for thinking about the conditions under which the human spirit has expressed itself most gloriously. Eye-opening and humbling, Human Accomplishment is a fascinating work that describes what humans at their best can achieve, provides tools for exploring its wellsprings, and celebrates the continuing common quest of humans everywhere to discover truths, create beauty, and apprehend the good.

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