Animal

The Definitive Visual Guide, 3rd Edition

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465470867

Category: Nature

Page: 632

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With more than 1 million copies sold, this updated and revised celebration of the animal kingdom features photos and descriptions of over 2,000 species and habitats. Bringing animals, habitats, and up-to-date research to life for readers around the world, Animal explores the creatures that have fascinated and inspired humans for years, from intrepid Emperor penguins to fierce Siberian tigers, to the very intelligent and highly communicative humpback whale. This updated edition introduces the olinguito, the adorable, recently discovered mammal that looks like a cross between a cat and a teddy bear, and the Skywalker gibbon found in the tropical forests of Yunnan Province in southwest China and Myanmar. Perfect for gift-giving. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

Animal

Author: David Burnie,Don E. Wilson

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 0789477645

Category: Nature

Page: 624

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Offers photographs and information about mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, and invertebrates from throughout the world.

Animal

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 140539109X

Category: Nature

Page: 632

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The definitive visual guide to the world's wildlife Go on an amazing visual journey through the animal kingdom with Animal and find out all about over 2,000 species from tiny elephant shrews to great baleen whales. Written by a team of over 70 zoologists and naturalists from around the globe the book has sold over one million copies worldwide and the new edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect changes in the animal world. As well as important updates on the distribution, population and conservation status of many animal groups this new edition includes more breathtaking photography and 50 new species that have been discovered since Animal was first published 10 years ago. Such exciting creatures as the tube-nosed bat, ghost slug and the remarkable yeti lobster are now featured to name just a few. Perfect for all the family, essential for nature students and conservationists everywhere - Animal is a classic for a new generation. The book's beautiful flocked cover, made to look just like a real zebra, also makes it the perfect gift.

Science

The Definitive Visual Guide

Author: Adam Hart-Davis

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409383148

Category: Science

Page: 512

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The complete illustrated science encyclopedia covering the history, key discoveries, inventions and people Science: The Definitive Visual Guide reveals the story of scientific progress from the invention of the wheel to 21st-century climate solutions, including everything from ancient Greek geometry and quantum physics to the worldwide web. Explore every key moment of scientific discovery with this remarkable reference book and find out how the concepts, inventions and the individuals behind them have changed our world. With stunning artworks and authoritative information Science: The Definitive Visual Guide, now in compact format makes even complex scientific subjects easily comprehensible.

Human

Author: Robert M. L. Winston,Don E. Wilson,Smithsonian Institution

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756605209

Category: Science

Page: 512

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Profiles more than 250 different peoples, highlighting the diversity of cultures and societies found in the world, and discussing human evolution and biology, as well as the future of the species.

The Stars

The Definitive Visual Guide to the Cosmos

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465459030

Category: Science

Page: 256

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The definitive visual guide to exploring all the marvels of the stars, the Milky Way, and the universe beyond. Chart the wonders of the cosmos in our own solar system and beyond with The Stars. Packed with 3-D artworks of each constellation and incredible new imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope, ground-based observatories worldwide, and more, this awe-inspiring guide features the most fascinating objects known to astronomy, from glittering star-birth nebulae to supermassive black holes. The position, size, and color of every night-sky object is revealed with unprecedented clarity, and a specially commissioned 3-D model of the celestial sphere that surrounds our planet charts all 88 constellations, together forming a complete map of the sky. From the Big Bang to the search for extraterrestrial life, key areas in astronomy and cosmology are covered, and colorful infographics distill a wealth of data into an easy-to-digest visual format. Whether you want to know more about space and the night sky or are eager to take up stargazing, The Stars is your guide to exploring these fascinating marvels of the universe.

The Animal Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 146542122X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

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The Animal Book is the complete guide to the natural world for curious children and budding naturalists. From the tiny toadstool to the giant oak, the smallest spider to the largest elephant, the wonders of life are here to see in stunning photo galleries. With over 1,500 species of animals and plants to learn about, The Animal Book is perfect for school projects and homework. The 'Tree of Life' at the start of the book will show you how species are connected, as well as guiding you through everything from microscopic life to fish, birds, reptiles and mammals. Ever wondered how a polar bear looks when trying to catch fish? Amazing full page pictures show you animals in their natural habitats, going about their lives. Fact boxes and amazing galleries take you on a complete learning journey. The Animal Book is the ultimate book on the natural world, from A(moeba) to Z(ebra).

The Cat Encyclopedia

Author: Esther J. J. Verhoef-Verhallen

Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552091531

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 239

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Discusses the various breeds of cat, covering genetics, coat color, origin of the breed, personality, and special breed characteristics

Prehistoric Life

Author: William Lindsay

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780789466013

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 63

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Explores the origins of life on earth--why it began in the sea and not on land, how dinosaurs ruled for millions of years, and how mammals and humans took over.

Military History

The Definitive Visual Guide to the Objects of Warfare

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465411585

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 5232

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Ever since Egyptian war chariots swept across the plains of Megiddo during the first recorded battle in history, the race for superior technology has always played a crucial role in determining an army's chances of victory or defeat. Building on the success of DK's previous military history titles, Military History is the definitive guide to the evolution of battlefield technology. From the siege towers and catapults employed by ancient invaders to the unmanned drones and stealth bombers used by today's modern armed forces, Military History explores in detail the weapons, armor, vehicles, and other hardware that have made the difference in the heat of battle time and again. Military History is organized chronologically and divided into seven chapters, each covering a specific period characterized by a key military technology. The bulk of the book consists of catalogs of weapons, armor, and equipment, organized by era and type. It also includes features on iconic weapons, famous battles, and narrative overviews that chronicle the impact of changes in military technology.

Universe

Author: Martin Rees

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465411143

Category: Science

Page: 528

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Take a dazzling and expansive look at the universe with this easy-to-follow guide! Universe provides a tour of the cosmos, covering our solar system, the Milky Way, and galaxies beyond our own. With information on the nature of the universe, the study of cosmology, Earth's motion, modern telescopes, and astrophotography, this groundbreaking encyclopedia is a must-have for both students and astronomy enthusiasts. Includes a comprehensive star atlas with entries on each of the 88 constellations and notable celestial objects that lie within them, and a monthly sky guide showing the night sky as it appears throughout the year.

History

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241201305

Category:

Page: 620

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Bringing the people and events of history to life, History makes the past accessible and relevant. Featuring the important events and figures that have shaped the present, from the very origins of humanity to key contemporary issues, such as the development of the internet and social media. It reveals common threads and forces that have shaped the present day. Events are set in their wider context by the comprehensive world history timeline, illuminating consequences as well as describing the moment itself. There is a focus on key profiles of major figures, exploration of important inventions and explanation of significant ideologies that defined their time; this is a visual celebration of human achievement and endeavour, combining fascinating content with stunning images of painting, sculpture and architecture. All of this means that a fresh and contemporary perspective is brought to the subject material. History is a dynamic encyclopaedia of world events with stunning visual impact. The story of human life is a thought-provoking and dynamic journey - a history with genes and viruses, not just battles and treaties.

World War II: The Definitive Visual History

Author: Richard Holmes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756656052

Category: History

Page: 360

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World War II is divided into nine chronological chapters, each introduced by a general overview of the military and political situation. This is followed by a comprehensive timeline, covering events in all theaters of the war. The opening chapter analyzes the build-up of hostility in the years leading up the war, both in Europe and in the Pacific. Similarly the final chapter analyzes the immediate and long-term consequences of the war and the way it has shaped recent history. In the chapters that cover the events of the waritself, the main spreads move from one theater of war to another but are linkedby an easy-to-use system of cross referencing to earlier events and the consequences of the actions described on the spread. The main spreads are interspersed with features, eyewitness accounts, and galleries of weaponry and equipment. This title differs from DK's previous World War II title, in that it is aspread-by-spread account á la History (with "previous" and "following" tabs placing each spread in chronological context)of the war, rather than a narrative that needs to be read from start to finish.

Wildlife of the World

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465449590

Category: Nature

Page: 480

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Wildlife of the World takes you on a journey through some of the most scenic and rich animal habitats-- from the Amazon rain forests to the Himalayas, the Sahara to the South Pole--meeting the most important animals in each ecosystem along the way. In Wildlife of the World, truly spectacular portrait-style photography brings you "face-to-face" with individual animals in up-close and engrossing profiles on how the animals interact with their environments, mate, survive, and even play. From the shaggy musk ox foraging in the Canadian high arctic to the angered Scottish wildcat prowling the Highlands to the rock-climbing gelada monkey of Ethiopia, each animal featured in Wildlife of the World plays a key role in its environment. An additional eighty-page illustrated reference section on the animal kingdom explains the animal groups and profiles additional species. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

First Animal Encyclopedia

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465443045

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 168

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DK First Animal Encyclopedia is loaded with spectacular photographs showing animal habits and habitats. From aardvark to zebra, this book is packed with fascinating facts about animals, giving children a wonderful head start on learning about the animal world. This book is an ideal first reference guide to the animals of the world.

The Complete Human Body

The Definitive Visual Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465455957

Category: Medical

Page: 528

View: 5759

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The Complete Human Body, 2nd Edition is the definitive illustrated guide to the human body as we know it today, from its development and form to its functions and disorders. Mysteries remain, but we have come a long way since the sketches and diagrams of the first anatomists in Ancient Greece. Now updated and expanded to include more information than before, The Complete Human Body, 2nd Edition explores the body's forms and functions in greater depth than any other popular reference, from muscle structure and activity to motor pathways within the brain. Illustrated with unprecedented clarity by computer-generated artworks and the latest medical and microscopic imaging, this comprehensive reference shows anatomical structures and bodily processes in incredible detail. We inhabit it, we are it, and we are surrounded by 7.2 billion examples of it on the planet - the human body. The Complete Human Body, 2nd Edition is your "access all areas" pass.

The Dog Encyclopedia

Author: N.A

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9781465408440

Category: Pets

Page: 360

View: 4820

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A photographic catalog of more than four hundred dog breeds discusses each breed's uses, character, and origins, and includes advice on care, health, and training.

DK Prehistoric Life

Author: DK Publishing, Inc,Peter Frances

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756699109

Category: Nature

Page: 512

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Presents an introduction to prehistoric life, describing dinosaurs, plant life, and the evolutionary stages of early man, with images of fossil remains and discussions of the possible events that led to the extinction of many early life forms.