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50 THINGS TO SEE W/A TELESCOPE

50 THINGS TO SEE W/A TELESCOPE

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From the author of the bestselling book 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope, this colorful edition explores the constellations with young readers, guiding them to dozens of galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters. Every page features a helpful "telescope view", showing exactly how objects appear through a small telescope or binoculars.

While a member of the Mount Diablo Astronomical Society in California, John Read taught thousands of students how to use telescopes and explore the night sky. Now, he's sharing this knowledge with you! Even without a telescope, this introduction to the night sky is essential for every child's collection.

ALIENS

ALIENS

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Do aliens exist? Are UFOs real? The race is on to discover alien life in this perfect gift for kids who love space.

This book will sort myth from fact to bring you the real science behind the search for alien lifeforms. Space expert Joalda Morancy will take readers on a tour of the solar system (and beyond) on board new NASA missions searching for the most likely alien hiding places--from icy moons of Jupiter to the clouds of Venus. Along the way kids will find out about:

- The robots sent to Mars to look for Martians
- What really goes on at Area 51
- Ways to spot an advanced alien civilization (hint--look for dim stars)

In this book beautifully illustrated by Amy Grimes, readers will explore a comet, race futuristic spaceships, and discuss what we would say to aliens when we finally meet them (after "hello!").

They may seem as fanciful as wizards and monsters, but this book will show that scientists not only believe that aliens exist--but that it's only a matter of time before we find them.

ANIMAL BEHAVIOR ANIMAL DEFENSE

ANIMAL BEHAVIOR ANIMAL DEFENSE

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Insects that look like leaves; snakes that play dead; fish that fly; and toads with poisonous skin--these creatures are among many that defend themselves in fascinating ways. Animal Defenses presents the wide variety of physical and behavioral adaptations used by animals and insects in their struggle to survive and shows how scientists continue to make new discoveries about the age-old maneuvering between predator and prey.
ASTROPHYSICS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

ASTROPHYSICS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

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From the basics of physics to big questions about the nature of space and time, celebrated astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the mysteries of the cosmos into bite-sized pieces. Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry describes the fundamental rules and unknowns of our universe clearly--and with Tyson's characteristic wit, there's a lot of fun thrown in, too.

This adaptation by Gregory Mone includes full-color photos, infographics, and extra explanations to make even the trickiest concepts accessible. Building on the wonder inspired by outer space, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry introduces an exciting field and the principles of scientific inquiry to young readers.

BUZZKILL

BUZZKILL

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The praying mantis is the only animal on Earth with one ear--and it's in the middle of its chest. Aphids are born pregnant. Moths can't fly during an earthquake. If you didn't know these things, you soon will. Packed full of jaw-dropping facts, Buzzkill presents the big picture on bugs. You might think ew, gross. Insects are icky. Or scary. Or dangerous. They can be. But there's so much more you need to know.

Insects play a critical role on our planet, from sustenance to pollination to medicines and more. Brenna Maloney tackles both the wacky and weird, as well as threats to insects and their habitats, their possible extinction, and ways that everyday people, like you, can prevent their decline.

Find out what all the buzz is about!

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EYEWITNESS HUMAN BODY

EYEWITNESS HUMAN BODY

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Packed with stunning photography, Eyewitness Human Body explores how the fascinating human body works.

Become an eyewitness to the fascinating world of the human body, in this picture-led reference guide that will take you on a visual tour of our own bodies from the inside out. Children will be mesmerized as they travel through the amazing human body to learn about the brain centre, muscle power, bony frame, pumping heart, and senses hard at work interpreting and understanding our world.

This unique, beautifully illustrated guide reveals processes you take for granted, such as breathing and eating, are shown using detailed illustrations and photography, and explained alongside incredible facts and figures. As you look through the body, you'll also learn about the history of our fascination with how the human body works. Using striking full-colour photographs and illustrations, discover the many complex and incredible systems that keep your body functioning throughout the day.

Throughout the pages of this newly-revised book on our bodies, you can expect to find:

- A fresh new look, new photographs, updated information, and a new "eyewitness" feature.
- Amazing facts, updated diagrams, statistics, and timelines.
- Brand new eyewitness accounts from experts in the field.

Eyewitness Human Body introduces the ultimate guide to our bodies, packed with lots of infographics, statistics, facts, and timelines. This fun and interactive guide also comes with a giant fold-out wall chart crammed full of body bits and pieces. This all-emcompassing anatomy guide is a must-have for curious children aged 9+ with a thirst for learning, as well as teachers, parents and librarians.

So, what's new?

Part of DK's best-selling Eyewitness series, this popular title has been reinvigorated for the next generation of information-seekers and stay-at-home explorers, with a fresh new look, up to 20 percent new images, including photography and updated diagrams, updated information, and a new "eyewitness" feature with fascinating first-hand accounts from experts in the field.

Explore the series!

Globally, the Eyewitness series has sold more than 50 million copies over 30 years. Journey down the River Amazon and explore the rainforest with Eyewitness Amazon, learn how to combat climate change with Eyewitness Climate Change or take a trip aboard the most famous ship in history with Eyewitness Titanic.

EYEWITNESS THE ELEMENTS

EYEWITNESS THE ELEMENTS

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Packed with stunning photography, Eyewitness The Elements explores the building blocks of our universe.

Become an eyewitness to the fascinating world of chemical elements, in this picture-led reference guide that will take you on a visual tour of their many different properties and uses. Children will be mesmerized by where each element comes from and what it is used for, like how precious gold protects astronauts in space.

This unique, beautifully illustrated guide reveals the concise history of chemistry, scientific pioneers, and the creation of the first table of elements. Using striking full-color photographs and illustrations, discover why nitrogen and oxygen are essential to our survival, what makes the metal mercury so unusual, and much more.

Throughout the pages of this newly-revised book on chemical elements, you can expect to find:

- A fresh new look, new photographs, updated information, and a new "eyewitness" feature
- Amazing facts, diagrams, statistics, and timelines
- Brand new eyewitness accounts from experts in the field

Eyewitness The Elements introduces the ultimate guide to chemical elements, exploring the building blocks of our universe. Children can learn about synthetic elements created in labs, which the smartest chemists are still busy figuring out how to use, and much more, through amazing facts, diagrams, and statistics to see them as never before. This all-emcompassing chemical elements guide is a must-have for curious children aged 9+ with a thirst for learning, as well as teachers, parents and librarians.

So, what's new?

Part of DK's best-selling Eyewitness series, this popular title has been reinvigorated for the next generation of information-seekers and stay-at-home explorers, with a fresh new look, up to 20 percent new images, including photography and updated diagrams, updated information, and a new "eyewitness" feature with fascinating first-hand accounts from experts in the field.

Explore the series!

Globally, the Eyewitness series has sold more than 50 million copies over 30 years. Journey down the River Amazon and explore the rainforest with Eyewitness Amazon, learn how to combat climate change with Eyewitness Climate Change or take a trip aboard the most famous ship in history with Eyewitness Titanic.

FASCINATING FACTSFASCINATING S

FASCINATING FACTSFASCINATING S

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Give curious kids the gift of 500 fascinating facts with this amazing science book for kids age 9 to 12!

Do you love dinosaurs and dolphins, mountains and meteors? The Fascinating Science Book for Kids has all of that and more! This trivia-packed book includes 500 stupendous science facts that offer hours of exploration. Alongside full-color pictures on every page, you'll find weird and wonderful facts about topics like prehistoric life, the deep sea, weather, minerals, the human body, the solar system--and even your own backyard!

In this engaging book of science fun facts for kids, you'll learn amazing things like:

Scientists have evidence that tiny diamonds sometimes fall from the sky on Neptune.

The giant squid has a brain shaped like a donut.

Some bacteria species generate electricity when they breathe and can even power a battery.

Get a heaping helping of the science facts kids love with The Fascinating Science Book for Kids -- one of the best in kids' educational books!

HUMONGOUS FUNGUS

HUMONGOUS FUNGUS

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Embark on a magical tour of the forest floor and discover one of the most fascinating living organisms on this planet - fungi!

Not quite animals and not quite plants, the mysterious kingdom of fungi is full of secrets! Let's unearth them together with this weird and wonderful book about mushrooms.

Inside the pages of this children's science and nature book, you'll discover exactly what fungi are and more!

- Gorgeous illustrations in Wenjia Tang's popular style
- Introduction to a scientific topic in an engaging, soft way, through scenes and thoughtful layouts
- Everything kids would ever want to know on the overlooked but fascinating topic - fungi

From tiny microbes to the largest living thing, fungi are everywhere! Without fungi, our ecosystem would not work. It provides food for plants and animals and creates a place for them to live. But beware, some types of fungi can destroy crops through fungal diseases or even change animals' behavior. This fascinating foraging book for kids is sure to keep little ones engaged and entertained!

Did you know that fungi are made to make medicine for humans? Or that the most mushrooms can be seen in autumn? This picture book about nature is packed with fun facts about fungi. It includes gross-out stories of fungal infections that kids will love, incredible facts about "bananageddon", crop disease, epidemics, and zombified ants! It's the ultimate gift for children who are interested in nature and microorganisms.

KNOWLEDGE ENCY PLANET EARTH

KNOWLEDGE ENCY PLANET EARTH

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Explore planet Earth like you've never known before with this perfect children's encyclopedia for a young explorer.

Forming part of a fantastic series of kid's educational books, this bold and brilliant kid's encyclopedia uses ground-breaking CGI imagery to reveal the world as you've never seen it before. Informative, diverse in subject matter, easy-to-read and brimming with beautiful graphics, young learners can explore the incredibly detailed cross-sections and cutaways that reveal the inner workings of the world around them, featuring floods, hurricanes, volcanoes, deserts and more.

This charming children's encyclopedia opens the world in new ways, with:

- Packed with facts, charts, timelines, and illustrations that cover a vast range of topics.
- Encompassing a visual approach with illustrations, photographs and extremely detailed 3D CGI images.
- Crystal clear text distills the key information.
- DK's encyclopedias are fact-checked by subject experts to offer accuracy beyond online sources of information.

SI Knowledge Encyclopedia: Planet Earth! covers everything you need to know about Earth in glorious technicolor detail alongside easy explanations and fun facts to spark young minds to find out about our planet and how it works. The perfect encyclopedia for children aged 9-12, ideal for inquisitive minds, young learners can discover an array of fascinating facts, such as what's inside Earth, and why is it so hot under the surface? How did our planet come about, and what did it look like in the beginning? How are mountains formed and why are forests important? What happens when glaciers melt and how can we stop climate change?

Encourage youngsters to explore habitats and ecosystems - inside caves, among enormous redwoods, on the savannahs, or deep down under the oceans. This extraordinary encyclopedia fuels your imagination using its jaw-dropping visual approach to explain everything from what keeps Earth in its place to the great diversity of plants, animals, and people who live on it, why it is unique and how it is changing.

Explore, Discover And Learn!

DK's SI Knowledge Encyclopedia: Planet Earth uncovers the marvels of our world in unprecedented detail and with stunning realism. Encompassing engaging facts about Earth, including a closer look at nature, diving into the human body, the amazing world of science and our world's history, you can spend quality time exploring the our universe with your children, accompanied by impressive visuals to engage their senses.

A must-have volume for curious kids with a thirst for knowledge, this enthralling encyclopedia is structured in such a way that your child can read a bit at a time, and feel comfortable to pause and ask questions. Doubling up as the perfect gift for young readers, who are always asking questions about our planet!

At DK, we believe in the power of discovery.

This thrilling kid's encyclopedia is part of the SI Knowledge Encyclopedia educational series. Celebrate your child's curiosity as they complete the collection and discover diverse facts about the world around them. Dive into the deep blue with SI Knowledge Encyclopedia Ocean! Travel back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth with Knowledge Encyclopedia Dinosaur! And hone your knowledge on how the human body works with SI Knowledge Encyclopedia Human Body! Whatever topic takes their fancy, there's an encyclopaedia for everyone!