First Space Encyclopedia: A First Reference Book for Children
Zoom off into the galaxy and investigate all the planets, from Earth to Mars with First Space Encyclopedia.
Packed full of stunning photography, quizzes and amazing facts, children will become space experts in no time. Covering everything from observatories and rockets, to the solar system and the death of stars, children will discover all about space and space travel.
The First Space Encyclopedia is the perfect first reference book for children.
Robots and the Whole Technology Story (Science Sorted)
What's inside a laptop? How can you stuff 1,000 CDs into an MP3 player? Who built the Internet? How smart is the world's smartest robot? How do smartphones and TV remote controls work? The answers to these and other brilliant questions about technology can be found in this funny and fascinating book in the Science Sorted series by Glenn Murphy, bestselling author of Why Is Snot Green?. Packed to capacity with megabytes of marvellous information, this book explores everything from the first simple engines to the latest gadgets, computers and networks.
Predators: The Whole Tooth and Claw Story (Science Sorted)
What turns owls into airborne ninjas? Which creature has the highest pounce rate? Which dinosaur scared the pants off the mighty T-rex?
Glenn Murphy, author of Why Is Snot Green? and How Loud Can You Burp? leads us through the wide world of all things toothed, clawed and fearsome in this brilliantly informative book about creatures that hunt to survive.
Packed with amazing photographs, illustrations, information and jokes about all things sharp, toothy and ferocious - from lions and bears to dinosaurs and wolverines, this book contains absolutely no boring bits!
Evolution: The Whole Life on Earth Story (Science Sorted)
What is a selfish gene? What are the kingdoms of life? Why are there no car-sized bugs and beetles? Glenn Murphy, author of Why is Snot Green?, answers these and a lot of other brilliant questions in this funny and informative book.
Packed with doodles and information about all sorts of incredible things, from how we evolved from chemical soup to shrews to human beings, and why bugs really do rule the world, this book contains absolutely no boring bits!
Green Guide to Trees Of Britain And Europe (Green Guides)
Trees are the defining characteristics of any landscape, from quiet woodland to suburban streets, exhibiting great variety in their leaves, bark, fruit and flowers. The Green Guide to Trees makes identifying them easy for beginners and amateur naturalists alike.
Concise descriptions, accompanied by beautiful colour illustrations, include information on height, shape and important features like foliage and fruit. A detailed introduction includes colour photographs and information on families of trees, leaf types and botanical keys.
Silver award winner in the MadeForMums Awards 2017 children's books series category.
Find out all about the wonders of planet earth! DKfindout!Earth takes kids close to the all the wonders our planet holds with beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information. The DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them coming back for more!
Find out all about the structure of the Earth, from its red-hot inner core to the mountains, deserts, and oceans that cover its surface. Discover why we have seasons, how the water cycle works, and why our population is growing. DKfindout!Earth is packed with up-to-date information, fun quizzes and incredible images of earth.
DKfindout!Earth will surprise and delight young readers aged 6 to 9.
Mila and her sisters live with their brother Oskar in a small forest cabin in the snow. One night, a fur-clad stranger arrives seeking shelter for himself and his men. But by the next morning, they've gone - taking Oskar with them. Fearful for his safety, Mila and her sisters set out to bring Oskar back - even it means going north, crossing frozen wild-lands to find a way past an eternal winter.
From the bestselling author of THE GIRL OF INK & STARS comes a gorgeous wintry folk tale for young and old alike - an exciting adventure to the frozen north, perfect for fans of Philip Pullman.
'This gorgeous story of bravery, sisterhood, goodbyes and beginnings is a must for everyone.' JESSIEBURTON
'The Way Past Winter is a masterclass in exquisite storytelling.' CATHERINE DOYLE
'Gorgeous, heartfelt and incredibly exciting. Her best yet, and that'ssaying something.' ROBIN STEVENS
From former FBI agent and bestselling author Joe Navarro, a field guide companion to his classic What Every BODY is Saying, revealing the more than 400 essential body language indicators.
A decade after his huge international bestseller What Every BODY is Saying, which has sold more than half a million copies in the U.S. and been published in dozens of foreign territories, retired FBI agent Joe Navarro offers its follow-up. The Dictionary of Body Language is a companion “field guide” to What Every BODY is Saying, expanding the original work with hundreds of additional behaviours, and presenting them all in an easy-to-reference format.
Moving from the head down to the feet, Navarro explains the hidden meanings behind the many conscious and subconscious things we do with our bodies. We learn how to tell a person’s true feelings from movement and dilation in their pupils; what to watch for in the lips of a person who may be afraid, or lying; the many different varieties of arm-crossing, and what each one means; how the position of our thumbs when we stand akimbo reflects our mental state; and many other fascinating insights. The applications for readers are numerous, from the business environment to romantic relationships.
After reading The Dictionary of Body Language, you’ll have a new ability to read other people’s true intentions, and to adjust your own body presentation so that you can convey the right messages.
Bloomsbury Green Guides are portable handbooks to the most commonly found species in Britain and Europe.
A huge variety of wild flowers grow in fields, gardens, woodlands and even on roadsides, and recognising individual species can prove challenging. The Green Guide to Wild Flowers makes identifying them easy for beginners and amateur naturalists alike.
Concise descriptions include information on habitat, months in flower, as well as important features like fruit, leaf structure and stem
Beautiful colour illustrations of all 150 species
Detailed introduction includes colour photographs, botanical keys and information on families of wild flowers
Green Guide to Garden Wildlife Of Britain And Europe
An extraordinary number and variety of animals share our gardens - some are old favourites, while others remain mysterious and elusive. The Green Guide to Garden Wildlife makes identifying them easy for beginners and amateur naturalists alike.
Concise descriptions, accompanied by beautiful colour illustrations, include information on appearance, habitat and distribution, behaviour and diet. A detailed introduction includes colour photographs and information on the ecology of gardens and practical tips on how to attract wildlife to your garden.
Aimed at both the general reader and amateur naturalist, this guide offers information on observing and identifying 150 of the most commonly encountered butterfly species in Britain and Europe. Each butterfly's habits, range and important characteristics are described, while colour paintings show each butterfly in detail. There are sections on the four stages of the life-cycle of butterflies and on breeding butterflies. Sound advice on conservation issues is also offered. The book can be used as both a home reference and a pocket companion in the field.
Fire gave us power. Farming made us hungry for more. Money gave us purpose. Science made us deadly. This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history – from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.
Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us.
In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going.
‘I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who’s interested in the history and future of our species’ Bill Gates
Love for Imperfect Things: How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection
From the author of the phenomenal multi-million copy bestseller The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down
"Hearing the words 'be good to yourself first, then to others' was like being struck by lightning."
Many of us respond to the pressures of life by turning inwards and ignoring problems, sometimes resulting in anxiety or depression. Others react by working harder at work, at school or at home, hoping that this will make ourselves and the people we love happier.
But what if being yourself is enough? Just as we are advised on airplanes to take our own oxygen first before helping others, we must first be at peace with ourselves before we can be at peace with the world around us.
In this beautiful follow-up to his international bestseller The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down, Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim turns his trademark wisdom and kindness to self-care, arguing that only by accepting yourself - and the flaws which make you who you are - can you have compassionate and fulfilling relationships with your partner, family and friends.
Explore and discover how science, technology, engineering, and maths shape the world around us with 25 hands-on experiments for curious kids.
From racing wind-up cars and building a sturdy sandcastle to creating a wave machine and making music with a homemade guitar, Science Lab is packed with 25 exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) activities. Why do rafts float? How do bridges stay upright? How do seals stay warm? And how can you make a ball levitate? Each activity in the book uncovers core STEM ideas to help young readers discover the answers to these fascinating questions for themselves.
Simple, easy-to-follow, photographic steps guide young readers through each experiment, along with essential tips and engaging STEM facts. "Test and tweak" boxes encourage readers to take their projects to the next level, while "Real world" stories show how STEM ideas make up our modern, everyday world.
Perfect for firing up kids' imaginations, for homework help and for rainy day projects, Science Lab will excite and inspire curious young minds.
Astrology: Using the Wisdom of the Stars in Your Everyday Life
Discover how to use astrology to understand yourself, make the best choices, and improve every area of your life.
In her trademark accessible, down-to-earth style, acclaimed astrologer Carole Taylor explains how to use the age-old wisdom of astrology as a powerful tool for self-knowledge and self-enrichment. Using your birth chart as a starting point, you'll learn how to interpret the zodiac signs, planets, and astrological houses to better understand yourself.
Carole shows how astrology can provide psychological insights, then pinpoints ways to use this knowledge to nurture personal and professional relationships, deal with stress, or release your imagination and creativity. You'll discover, too, how star lore can help you when you need it most, with practical advice on negotiating key moments, whether you're changing jobs, starting a family, coping with financial difficulty, or facing retirement.
Authoritative and easy to understand, featuring fascinating case studies and with beautiful, inspiring illustrations throughout, Astrology is your essential guide to making the most of all life's challenges and opportunities.
Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand: Fifty Wonders That Reveal an Extraordinary Universe
Bestselling author Marcus Chown explores some of the most profound and important science about us, our world and beyond by examining some astonishing facts that reveal the vast complexities of the universe.
There is much about our world that seems to make perfect sense, and important scientific breakthroughs have helped us understand ourselves, our planet and our place in the universe in fascinating detail. But our adventures in space, our deepening understanding of the quantum world and huge leaps in technology over the last century have also revealed a universe far stranger than we could ever have imagined.
With brilliant clarity and wit, bestselling author Marcus Chown examines the profound science behind fifty remarkable scientific facts that help explain the vast complexities of our existence. Did you know that you could fit the whole human race in the volume of a sugar cube? Or that the electrical energy in a single mosquito is enough to cause a global mass extinction? Or that, out there in the cosmos, there are an infinite number of copies of you reading an infinite number of copies of this?
Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand is a mind-bending journey through some of the most weird and wonderful facts about our universe, vividly illuminating the hidden truths that govern our everyday lives.