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              SuperSimple Biology: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide
               

              SuperSimple Biology: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide (Paperback)

              By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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              From reproduction to respiration and enzymes to ecosystems, this guide makes complex topics easy to grasp at a glance. Perfect support for coursework, homework, and exam revision. Each topic is fully illustrated to support the information, make the facts crystal clear, and bring ...the science to life. For key ideas, How it Works and Look Closer boxes explain the theory with the help of simple graphics. And for revision, a handy Key Facts box provides a simple summary you can check back on later. With clear, concise coverage of all the core biology topics, Super Simple Biology is the perfect accessible guide to biology for children, supporting classwork, and making studying for exams the easiest it's ever been.
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              ISBN 9780241390467
              Released NZ 19 May 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series SuperSimple
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              SuperSimple Chemistry: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide
               

              SuperSimple Chemistry: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide (Paperback)

              By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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              From acids to alloys and equations to evaporation, ?this guide makes complex topics easy to grasp at a glance. ?Perfect support for coursework, homework, and exam revision. Each topic is fully illustrated, to support the information, make the facts crystal clear, bring the scienc...e to life and make studying a breeze. A large central image explains the idea visually and each topic is summed up on a single page, helping children to quickly get up to speed and really understand how chemistry works. For key ideas, How it Works and Look Closer boxes explain the theory with the help of simple graphics. And for revision, a handy Key Facts box provides a simple summary you can check back on later. With clear, concise coverage of all the core topics, Super Simple Chemistry is the perfect accessible guide to chemistry for children, supporting classwork, and making studying for exams the easiest it's ever been.
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              ISBN 9780241390450
              Released NZ 19 May 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series SuperSimple
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              Knowledge Encyclopedia History!: The Past as You've Never Seen it Before

              Knowledge Encyclopedia History!: The Past as You've Never Seen it Before (Hardback)

              By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

              • RRP: $48.00
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              Transform your view of history with this groundbreaking visual encyclopedia of the events of the past. From the disciplined armies of ancient Rome and the lives of ferocious samurai warriors to World War II and the rise of modern robotics, historical events are visualized in incr...edible detail, providing a fascinating introduction to the world through time. You'll find yourself transported into the past through engaging explanations, incredible illustrations, phenomenal photographs, and jaw-dropping computer-generated images. This new book in the Knowledge Encyclopedia series will inspire young readers with its vivid depictions of history and its comprehensive and authoritative information on a huge range of topics. Highly detailed CGI images bring subjects to life, allowing readers to peer inside ancient buildings, marvel at elaborate outfits, and become transported into the battles of history. Journey through history from our earliest ancestors right up to the world we live in today.
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              ISBN 9780241363379
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
              Series Knowledge Encyclopedia
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              Trees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds: A visual encyclopedia of the plant kingdom

              Trees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds: A visual encyclopedia of the plant kingdom (Hardback)

              By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

              • RRP: $37.00
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              A unique and beautiful children's guide to the extraordinary world of plants, from the smallest seeds to the tallest trees. We couldn't live without plants. We need them for food, shelter, even the air we breathe, yet we know surprisingly little about them. Why do thistles bristl...e with spines? How do some plants trap and eat insects? Did you know there are trees more than 5,000 years old? Trees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds explores the mysterious world of plants to find the answers to these and many more questions. Each type of plant - such as a flowering plant, a tree, a grass, or cactus - is examined close-up, with an example shown from all angles and even in cross-section. Then picture-packed galleries show the wonderful variety of plants on different themes, perhaps the habitat they grow in, a flower family, or the plants that supply us with our staple foods. But the book also takes a fun, more sideways look at some truly weird and wonderful plants, including trees with fruits like a giant's fingers, orchids that look like monkey faces, seeds that spin like helicopters, and trees that drip poison. So open this fascinating book and find out more about the amazing world of trees, leaves, flowers, and seeds.
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              ISBN 9780241339923
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              Timelines of Everything: From woolly mammoths to world wars

              Timelines of Everything: From woolly mammoths to world wars (Hardback)

              By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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              Explore an illustrated history of the world through over 140 timelines for kids. From dinosaurs and Vikings to the history of cinema and espionage, discover incredible world history in this lavish collection of timelines.Jam-packed with surprising facts and amazing details, such ...as the most bloodthirsty pirate of all time and the first crime to be solved by studying fingerprints, Timelines of Everything will take you on a whirlwind journey through an illustrated history of time, from the Big Bang to the modern world.More than 140 timelines give you all the general knowledge you need - and even some surprising trivia you don't! Must-know topics and alternative history are showcased with beautiful, detailed illustrations and straightforward, easy-to-read text. Whether you want to know key breakthroughs that set the Industrial Revolution in motion or defining moments in the history of fashion, you'll find it all here. With timelines on a diverse range of subjects, Timelines of Everything is the ultimate guide to history for kids.
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              ISBN 9780241302323
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2018
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              1000 Inventions and Discoveries
               

              1000 Inventions and Discoveries (Paperback)

              By Bridgman, Roger; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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              • Pub Date
                2 Jul 20

              Dip into this illustrated account of key inventions and discoveries, listed year by year, with intriguing facts about each invention and the person (or people) who invented it. From the prehistoric hunting tools our early ancestors used to the modern-day smartphones and social me...dia that connect the entire planet, this book provides a fascinating tour through the history of humankind's inventions and discoveries. Fully revised and updated for 2020, 1000 Inventions & Discoveries explores recent inventions like the Amazon Echo as well as showcasing revolutionary historical inventions such as the wheel. Whether you're a budding inventor, a history buff, or both, this amazing guide is packed with the inventions and discoveries in science, technology, transport, medicine, and mathematics that changed the course of human existence. Find out who came up with the idea, how they were influenced, and key events that formed the backdrop of the discovery. Packed with stunning pictures and features you'll relive the most amazing discoveries ever made. Feature boxes and spreads highlight the most important inventions and discoveries, delving into new depths of detail to uncover the stories behind the most important and remarkable inventions and discoveries in history.
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              ISBN 9780241412800
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              Stem Lab
               

              Stem Lab (Hardback)

              By Challoner, Jack; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

              • RRP: $42.50
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              Presents over two dozen science activities demonstrating such scientific properties as forces and motion, chemical reactions, shapes and structures, and light and sound.

              ISBN 9781465475619
              Released NZ 29 Jan 2019
              Publisher DK PUBLISHING (DORLING KINDERS
              Interest Age 9-12 years
              Series Maker Lab
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              Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life: The definitive visual guide to prehistoric animals

              Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life: The definitive visual guide to prehistoric animals (Hardback)

              By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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              From the origin of life, through the age of dinosaurs stalked by the terrifying Tyrannosaurus rex, to the earliest humans, this book tells the story of life on Earth. Dinosaurs may be the stars of the show, but the book is truly comprehensive, with fossil plants, invertebrates, a...mphibians, fish, birds, reptiles, mammals, and even early bacteria conjuring up an entire past world. To put all of these extinct species in context, the book explores geological time and the way life-forms are classified. It also looks at how fossils preserve the story of evolution, and how it can be deciphered. The chapter on Young Earth explains how forces shaped Earth and steered the course of life. The main part of the book - Life on Earth - lays out and catalogues the rich story of life, from its beginnings 4 billion years ago, through each geological period, such as the Jurassic and Cretaceous, to ?the present. The stunning visuals and authoritative text make Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life a fascinating and revealing encyclopedia that will appeal to the whole family.
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              ISBN 9780241287309
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Manmade Wonders of the World

              Manmade Wonders of the World (Hardback)

              By DK; Foreword by Cruickshank, Dan; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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              Discover the most incredible man-made wonders, from Stonehenge to Burj Khalifa, with this unparalleled catalogue of the most amazing, famous, and intriguing buildings and monuments ever created by humans. Manmade Wonders of the World features a range of structures from buildings ...to monuments, statues, and bridges, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Hoover Dam. It opens with a foreword by Dan Cruickshank and then takes the reader on a continent-by-continent journey, exploring and charting the innovations, ingenuity, and imagination employed by different cultures to create iconic buildings such as the Great Pyramid of Giza. This truly global approach reveals how humans tackled similar challenges, such as keeping the enemy out, in vastly different parts of the world, from the Great Wall of China to the defensive walls of Central American cities. Illustrations show floorplans and cutaway views, while explanations cover the history, architecture, and unique stories behind their construction. Featuring breathtaking images, Manmade Wonders of the World is a complete celebration of the world humans have built over thousands of years.
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              ISBN 9780241340714
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              To the Moon! Knowledge Cards Deck

              To the Moon! Knowledge Cards Deck

              By Institution, Smithsonian

              ISBN 9780764954559
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2010
              Publisher Hardie Grant
              Interest Age General Audience
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