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The ultimate illustrated children's encyclopedia full of information and amazing images on over 250 key topics arranged from A to Z. This is the book that explains everything for kids aged 7 to 9. Packed with thousands of incredible and essential facts on favourite - and KS2 - subjects, DK Children's Encyclopedia covers nine different colour coded subject areas: art, people, history, earth, nature, science, technology, space and human body. Arranged alphabetically, every page in this children's encyclopedia is packed with fun facts and amazing photographs. Your child can dive straight in working from the front to the back or jump to a page that catches their eye to discover all about our won...
Did the Universe start with a Big Bang? Is light a wave, a particle - or both? Are we the cause of global warming? Science has made it possible to comprehend the world we live in and the theoretical multiverses beyond, offering technological advances and extending the frontiers of knowledge. Written in plain English, The Science Book presents 80 of the most trailblazing ideas in physics, chemistry, and biology. It is packed with short, pithy explanations that cut through the jargon, step-by-step diagrams that untangle knotty theories, classic quotes that make scientific discoveries memorable, and witty illustrations that enhance and play with our understanding of science. Whatever your grasp of the subject, whether you're a keen student or an armchair expert, you'll find plenty to stimulate you within this book. Part of the popular "Big Ideas" series, The Science Book is the perfect way to explore this fascinating subject.
A spectacular and informative guide to the history of the great Chinese empire and the customs and traditions of its people. Stunning real-life photographs and lifelike models offer a unique "eyewitness" view of life in imperial China, from its earliest beginnings in the Bronze Age to its final years in the early 20th century. See the stunning bronze work of the ancient Chinese and the beautiful techniques used for Chinese calligraphy. Learn why the First Emperor created the Terracotta Army, what kinds of goods were carried along the Silk Route, who invented paper, and much, much more. The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.
Take a detailed look at the fascinating world of robots - from the earliest single-task machines to the advanced intelligence of robots with feelings. Young readers will be amazed to learn all that robots can do: perform delicate surgical operations, clean city sewers, work as museum tour guides, or even battle each other in combat. Find out how humans have created these mechanical minds and bodies. The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.
In ebook format Essential to all plant and animal life on Earth light has always been a source of wonder and mystery. This intriguing book brings to life our exploration of this fundamental energy source.Once early humans had learned to harness fire they could have light and heat whenever they wanted - some of the oldest oil lamps that have been discovered were made out of rocks and shells about 15 000 years ago. Today we can collect sunlight through solar panels to make electricity to light and warm our houses. Experimenting with a prism in 1665 Isaac Newton found that daylight contains a spectrum of rainbow colours. Today fibre optics lasers and holograms are familiar items in our hi-tech world.With historical scientific apparatus and stunning demonstrations of key experiments and ideas Light is an exciting introduction to the discoveries that have shaped and revolutionised our way of life.
Whether you want to meander around medieval medinas, listen to storytellers and musicians on Marrakech's main square or indulge in some rest and relaxation at Essaouira, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Morocco has to offer. With rugged mountain ranges, rolling sand dunes and stunning beaches, Morocco's varied landscapes offer hiking, mountain biking, surfing and more. Equally as captivating, its old cities are filled with bustling souks, magnificent mosques and chic galleries. Our updated 2022 travel guide brings Morocco to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights, trusted travel advice, detailed breakdowns of al...
The Galapagos islands is one of the most stunning, biologically diverse, nature-rich places on Earth. This beautifully illustrated and photographic tour of the flora, fauna, and geology of the Galapagos islands will cover everything that makes them one of the most unique places on the planet. An illustrated and photographic tour of the flora, fauna and geology of the Galapagos islands (13 major islands, 6 smaller islands, 40 islets). This is the ultimate book about the Galapagos, covering the formation of the islands, the unique animals that live there, the evolutionary traits of the flora, the diverse climates, the brilliant conservation efforts and much more.
Throw aside the 9-to-5 and discover the joys of going freelance! In a big wide galaxy you'll find every personality type. There are those who want to work for a large, stable employer like the Imperial Navy, pushing buttons on a space cruiser. There are also those who are content living the simple (but dull) life of a merchant or moisture farmer. And then there are those special few who long for the freelance life. If you aren't afraid of grueling (and sometimes frowned upon) work, traveling to exotic locations, and being your own boss, you may find guidance in the wise words of those who have been there. Be More Boba Fett will help guide you on your path to the independent life of a successful entrepreneur. © and TM 2021 Lucasfilm LTD
A guide to the ocean and the life found in it, discussing shores, water movement, the ocean basin, climate, wildlife, and our study of the ocean.