First Science Encyclopedia


Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241314127

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

View: 4395

Help your child learn all about science with First Science Encyclopedia. Filled with fun science facts about many different subjects, from the human body and animals to facts about space and matter. From the blood and breathing to rocks and minerals, kids will love getting to grips with this exciting encyclopedia. Perfect for homework or just for fun, First Science Encyclopedia is the ideal starting place for young scientists aged 6 and up.

My First Science Encyclopedia


Author: Kate Scarborough,Philippa Moyle

Publisher: Salamander Books

ISBN: 9781858338774

Category: Science

Page: 40

View: 5882

First Science Encyclopedia


Author: N.A

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9781465443441

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

View: 1394

A perfect first visual reference book for children ages 7-10 eager to learn about all things science, now revised and updated. Packed with amazing photography and fun facts, First Science Encyclopedia will take kids on a journey of discovery with its comprehensive look at the forces and elements that make up our amazing world. This visual reference covers many different subjects, from the human body and animals to space and matter. Kids can discover how a flower grows, what's in the air we breathe, and why what goes up must come down. Photos and illustrations bring science to life and quizzes make learning even more fun. A glossary at the back provides a quick reference of key science terms, from bacteria and genes to global warming and fossil fuels. First Science Encyclopedia is an ideal starting place for budding scientists.

The Kingfisher First Science Encyclopedia


Author: Chris Oxlade,Anita Ganeri

Publisher: Kingfisher

ISBN: 9780753450895

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 6734

Introduces important scientific principles and provides basic definitions of common terms in standard alphabetical arrangement with references to related entries.

The Social Science Encyclopedia


Author: Adam Kuper,Fellow of the British Academy Adam Kuper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134359705

Category: Reference

Page: 952

View: 9674

The Social Science Encyclopedia, first published in 1985 to acclaim from social scientists, librarians and students, was thoroughly revised in 1996, when reviewers began to describe it as a classic. This third edition has been radically recast. Over half the entries are new or have been entirely rewritten, and most of the balance have been substantially revised. Written by an international team of contributors, the Encyclopedia offers a global perspective on key issues within the social sciences. Some 500 entries cover a variety of enduring and newly vital areas of study and research methods. Experts review theoretical debates from neo-evolutionism and rational choice theory to poststructuralism, and address the great questions that cut across the social sciences. What is the influence of genes on behaviour? What is the nature of consciousness and cognition? What are the causes of poverty and wealth? What are the roots of conflict, wars, revolutions and genocidal violence? This authoritative reference work is aimed at anyone with a serious interest in contemporary academic thinking about the individual in society.

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Fourth Edition)


Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Jessie Wise

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393253635

Category: Education

Page: 880

View: 6697

Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child’s education—by doing it yourself. The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child’s mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school “grammar stage,” when the building blocks of information are absorbed through memorization and rules; the middle school “logic stage,” in which the student begins to think more analytically; and the high-school “rhetoric stage,” where the student learns to write and speak with force and originality. Using this theory as your model, you’ll be able to instruct your child—whether full-time or as a supplement to classroom education—in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. Thousands of parents and teachers have already used the detailed book lists and methods described in The Well-Trained Mind to create a truly superior education for the children in their care. This extensively revised fourth edition contains completely updated curricula and book lists, links to an entirely new set of online resources, new material on teaching children with learning challenges, cutting-edge math and sciences recommendations, answers to common questions about home education, and advice on practical matters such as standardized testing, working with your local school board, designing a high-school program, preparing transcripts, and applying to colleges. You do have control over what and how your child learns. The Well-Trained Mind will give you the tools you’ll need to teach your child with confidence and success.

Reference Skills for the School Librarian: Tools and Tips, 3rd Edition


Author: Ann Marlow Riedling Ph.D.,Loretta Shake,Cynthia Houston

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1586835297

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

View: 4275

This book is a user-friendly guide for K–12 librarians, teachers, and school library media specialists that covers all major areas in reference, from the reference interview to encyclopedias and dictionaries.

The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia


Author: Charles Taylor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780753452691

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 488

View: 7281

Today's children stand on the threshold of a new millennium that promises incredible scientific and technological advances. The need to understand basic scientific principles has never been greater and these principles are brought within the grasp of every child by The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia. All the essential subject areas, from Space and Time, Materials and Technology, to Human Biology, are covered in this one-volume encyclopedia. Accurate, approachable, and an indispensable source of information for school projects, The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia is the perfect gift for the up-and-coming Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, or Marie Curie in the family. Special Features: More than 3,500 indexed references. Thematic arrangement. Important events highlighted. Illustrated biographies of key figures. Cross-references. Comprehensive index. Glossary.

Companion Encyclopedia of Science in the Twentieth Century


Author: John Krige,Dominique Pestre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136483322

Category: History

Page: 978

View: 8080

With over forty chapters, written by leading scholars, this comprehensive volume represents the best work in America, Europe and Asia. Geographical diversity of the authors is reflected in the different perspectives devoted to the subject, and all major disciplinary developments are covered. There are also sections concerning the countries that have made the most significant contributions, the relationship between science and industry, the importance of instrumentation, and the cultural influence of scientific modes of thought. Students and professionals will come to appreciate how, and why, science has developed - as with any other human activity, it is subject to the dynamics of society and politics.

Encyclopedia of Science Fiction


Author: N.A

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438140622


Page: N.A

View: 9191

Presents articles on the science fiction genre of literature, including authors, themes, significant works, and awards.

First Encyclopedia of Science


Author: Rachel Firth

Publisher: Usborne Books

ISBN: 9781409522447

Category: Science

Page: 64

View: 6466

Introduces major topics in the sciences, and suggests related activities.

Young People's Science Encyclopedia


Author: N.A

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: Science

Page: 2086

View: 6020

Nearly four-thousand alphabetically arranged topics from many areas of the biological and physical sciences. Also includes more than two hundred suggested experiments and projects.

Science in the Early Twentieth Century

An Encyclopedia


Author: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851096655

Category: Reference

Page: 399

View: 9889

The first A–Z resource on the history of science from 1900 to 1950 examining the dynamic between science and the social, political, and cultural forces of the era.

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Volume 48 - Supplement 11: Automated Archival Systems to University-Based Technology Transfer and 2000: Explanation: Example, and Expectations


Author: Allen Kent

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824720483

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

View: 5213

"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."