What will life on Earth be like in one hundred years? Which species will be extinct and what new species will we discover? Could Jurassic Park really be created? Animals Alive has the answers to these questions and more as it takes you on a journey through the animal kingdom. Explore some of the most exciting and diverse habitats, from rainforests to coral reefs and see amazing animal events like the monarch butterfly migration. Uncover stories of survival & tales of extinction: from the woolly mammoth to the sabre-toothed tiger. Animals Alive explains the science of animal survival. You�ll come face to face with some incredible species that have been saved through succesful conservation efforts. From the Giant Panda to the Black Rhionocerous and the Albatross.
A close-up look at the world of music discusses the history of music and the development of the diverse types of wind, percussion, brass, string, and electronic instruments--from early panpipes to high-tech synthesizers.
From giant galaxies to microscopic bacteria, an encyclopedia that explores and explains the world we live in and beyond. In eBook format Bring key school subjects to life for your child with this encyclopedia packed with hundreds of topics, thousands of fantastic pictures and countless ways to find out more about everything. Open up a whole universe of knowledge and wonder for your child. Starting with an exciting voyage through outer space, they�ll explore the living world, people and places and even have an under-the-skin encounter with the workings of the human body. Perfect for dipping in and out of, or for reading through, your child will learn from special features including maps, charts, timelines and thousands of facts on key curriculum topics. Perfect for homework, projects or just for fun!
If you like tractors, you'll love Total Tractor, get under the bonnet of these glorious, gigantic machines From exciting vintage tractors and farming machines to the latest state-of-the-art John Deere, Total Tractor presents these mighty machines in all their glory. Travel through time with the pictures of tractors through the ages. Discover historic steam engines in fascinating detail and follow their development right up to the present day. Total Tractor reveals essential facts and stats including pulling power, tyre size and much more. Large scale, big pictures of tractors reveal the intricate parts of the machine and a driver's-eye view puts you in the cab. See tractors in action ploughing, planting, building and breaking, plus step into the world of tractor competitions and find out how to win at tractor pulling.
The story of music from prehistory to the present day Classical or rock, everyone has their favourite musical style, but how did your top choice come about? Why did jazz go Latin, or blues influence rock? Find out in Music, a visual history of the most unifying art form in the world. Every musical revolution from bone flutes to electronica and from jazz to hip-hop is charted in this visually stunning history of music. Key musical innovators like Mozart, Elvis and Johnny Cash are profiled with biographies that detail their lives and works and every development from baroque to rock and roll is covered. Music includes illustrated histories of instruments and listening suggestions for each musical genre, plus a free digital audio offering with audio samples of instruments and musical styles. Whether you are young or old, into hip-hop or opera, Music will hit the right note with you.
By the close of the last millennium Dorling Kindersley had become one of the most recognisable brands in publishing. Across the range of illustrated household reference titles, from children's books to travel guides, its distinctive look of colourful images cut out against a white background could be seen on bookshelves throughout the country - and indeed the publishing world. Apart from three minor acquisitions, DK had grown organically over 25 years to be a publicly listed company with a turnover of £200 million, some 1500 employees, publishing arms across the English language markets, a 50-strong international sales force that dealt with more than 400 publishers, a direct selling busines...
'Thought-provoking and entices the reader to take a discerning look at science.' Claire Garven, MA Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. ̃An approach to planning and teaching primary science that gives children permission to question their own preconceptions. This enables teachers to encourage children to actively think and discuss what they see, and give reasons for their developing scientific ideas. Strongly recommended for teachers who want their children to learn to think scientifically.' Jane Gibson, Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of primary science in ITE at the University of St Mark and St John (Marjon), UK This second edition brings science subject ...
Carry the world in your pocket - now in its 4th edition, in ebook format Covers every region of the world, from the Atacama Desert to the Zagros Mountains. Digital landscape modelling combined with important roads, railways, rivers and settlements give a complete global overview. Swot up for the pub quiz: over 10,000 essential facts and figures, from geography and climate to population and economy tell you everything you need to know.