The Encyclopedia of Earth

A Complete Visual Guide

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Author: Hinkler Books Pty, Limited

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781741828740

Category: Earth

Page: 608

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This stunning full-colour reference has been authorized by an international team of experts and is packed with up-to-the-minute information presented in a style and format that appeals to the whole family.

Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate Change

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Author: Juliane L. Fry

Publisher: Thomas Reed Publications

ISBN: 9781408132104

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 512

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With breathtaking scope, this resource tells you everything you need to know about the weather and climate in a straightforward but thorough way, helped by lavish photographs and highly detailed diagrams, maps and charts.

Visual Encyclopedia of Earth

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Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426303661

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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A single-volume reference provides the latest research on Earth's fragile ecosystems and climate shift and includes coverage of the world's oceans, landforms, weather, and resources.

The Encyclopedia of Animals

A Complete Visual Guide

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Author: Fred Cooke

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520244060

Category: Nature

Page: 608

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Presents a survey of all animal groups, with diagrams, distribution maps, color photographs. and overviews of animal evolution, behavior, habitats, and adaptation.

Encyclopedia of Animals

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Author: Karen McGhee,George McKay

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780792259367

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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A comprehensive volume of more than one thousand animals introduces the entire animal kingdom, touring every corner of the planet and covering such topics as scientific and common names, conservation data, habitat, and behavior.

The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

From the Hobbit Through the Lord of the Rings and Beyond

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Author: Robert Foster

Publisher: Del Rey Books

ISBN: 0345449762

Category: Fiction

Page: 568

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Lists every character, event, and place in all of Tolkien's books set in Middle-Earth, incorporating detailed references to "The Silmarillion," which the author considered his most important work.

The Animal Book

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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).

Tolkien

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia

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Author: David Day

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684839792

Category: Fiction

Page: 279

View: 601

Sections alphabetically list facts about the history, geography, sociology, natural history, and biography of Tolkien's imaginary world

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Witchcraft & Practical Magic

A Visual Guide to the History and Practice of Magic Through the Ages - Its Origins, Ancient Traditions, Lanugage, Learning, Ways and Rituals, and Grea

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Author: Susan Greenwood,Raje Airey

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781780194301

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 512

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A historical and anthropological study and practical guide to contemporary white magic, with 950 illustrations.

Animal Encyclopedia

2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps, and More!

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Author: Lucy H. Spelman,National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426310226

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

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Presents a photographic reference with facts about twenty-five hundred animal species that detail animal habitats, life cycles, and conservation efforts.

The Encyclopedia of Animals

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Author: David Alderton

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785830801

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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From big cats to great apes, from penguins to boa constrictors, and from giraffes to termites, The Encyclopedia of Animals is a celebration of the immense diversity of life on Earth, from all creatures great and small. Mammals, birds, insects, amphibians, and reptiles are all featured in this full-color encyclopedia. Profiling more than 400 of the world's most fascinating species, The Encyclopedia of Animals offers a comprehensive overview of creatures from every continent and climate, from the common seal to the leopard, from the field hamster to the duck-billed platypus, from the alpine salamander to the bombardier beetle, and from the kingfisher to the American alligator, and the sea horse. Featured animals are grouped by order, then within each order by family; each family section contains examples of the key species, which are illustrated with beautifully detailed, full-color annotated artworks. For easy reference, each entry includes a table of information on scientific name, order, and family, features, habitats, diet, and breeding, as well as informative maps showing its distribution and detailed box features.

The New Encyclopedia of Snakes

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Author: Christopher Mattison

Publisher: Godsfield Press

ISBN: 9781844035717

Category: Snakes

Page: 272

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This comprehensive, highly illustrated guide covers the most popular aspects of snake biology. Throughout, colour photographs show the fascinating variety of snake colouration as well as illustrating their amazing capacity for camouflage. Chapters investigate main themes, using text, photography and useful diagrams. There is detailed coverage of snake classification, evolution, natural diversity, size, shape and colouration, physiology, ecology, feeding, defensive behaviour, breeding, mythology, superstition and modern human attitudes to snakes. In addition, there are fact boxes within each chapter, which comprise items of special importance and interest, such as scale-type, population in the wild, egg incubation, etc. Above all, this is a major international title for all involved and interested in snakes, their zoology and care in captivity.

Firefly Encyclopedia of Animals

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Author: Philip Whitfield

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781770854574

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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Presents information about animals ranging from vampire bats and tarsiers to oarfish and bumblebees.--

Encyclopaedia of Hell

An Invasion Manual for Demons Concerning the Planet Earth and the Human Race Which Infests It

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Author: Martin Olson

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 1936239043

Category: Humor

Page: 204

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A humorous look at particular aspects of the mordern world set in encyclopedia format, from accordions to zippers, written in the perspective of Satan to his demon followers as a primer on Earth in preparation for invasion.

Encyclopedia of the Solar System

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Author: Tilman Spohn,Doris Breuer,Torrence Johnson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124160344

Category: Science

Page: 1336

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The Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Third Edition—winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Cosmology & Astronomy from the Association of American Publishers—provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact—with an astounding breadth of content and breathtaking visual impact. The encyclopedia includes the latest explorations and observations, hundreds of color digital images and illustrations, and over 1,000 pages. It stands alone as the definitive work in this field, and will serve as a modern messenger of scientific discovery and provide a look into the future of our solar system. New additions to the third edition reflect the latest progress and growth in the field, including past and present space missions to the terrestrial planets, the outer solar systems and space telescopes used to detect extrasolar planets. Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Cosmology & Astronomy from the Association of American Publishers Presents 700 full-color digital images and diagrams from current space missions and observatories, bringing to life the content and aiding in the understanding and retention of key concepts. Includes a substantial appendix containing data on planetary missions, fundamental data of relevance for planets and satellites, and a glossary, providing immediately accessible mission data for ease of use in conducting further research or for use in presentations and instruction. Contains an extensive bibliography, providing a guide for deeper studies into broader aspects of the field and serving as an excellent entry point for graduate students aiming to broaden their study of planetary science.

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures

The Ultimate Illustrated Reference Guide to More Than 1000 Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures, with 2000 Specially Commissioned Watercolours, Maps and Photographs

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Author: Dougal Dixon

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781846812095

Category: Nature

Page: 512

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Profiles all known dinosaurs and prehistoric species from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous eras and beyond, complementing entries with highly detailed illustrations and maps of where important fossil discoveries have been made. Original.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animals of the World

An Expert Reference Guide to 840 Amphibians, Reptiles and Mammals from Every Continent

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Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9780857238627

Category: Gardening

Page: 512

View: 625

A visual guide to animals, a detailed natural history introduction and over 1000 beautiful artworks.

The Elements Book

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Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9781465456601

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Profiles every element on the periodic table and describes their properties, when they were discovered, and how they're used in household materials.

The Encyclopedia of Animals

A Complete Visual Guide

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Author: Fred Cooke

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520244060

Category: Nature

Page: 608

View: 8914

Presents a survey of all animal groups, with diagrams, distribution maps, color photographs. and overviews of animal evolution, behavior, habitats, and adaptation.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Birds

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Author: DK,BirdLife International

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405336161

Category: Nature

Page: 512

View: 4729

The beauty and drama of the bird world brought to breathtaking life in ebook format From hummingbirds weighing less than a coin to monkey-eating eagles this is a unique celebration of birds, photographed and studied in their natural environments around the world. Explore the complete bird story: from their origins to up-to-date information on flight, anatomy, feeding, communication, breeding, habitat, migrations and life cycles. Spectacular features on the most impressive birds, plus a huge catalogue that profiles nearly fifteen hundred different species makes this a must-have for every bird enthusiast. Published with Birdlife International, the world's leading avian authority.