With a series of specially commissioned photographs, Amphibian takes a close look at the fascinating natural history of these creatures from the bright green, red-eyed tree frogs to dull, burrowing, worm-like caecilians; from startling black and yellow fire salamanders to tiny transparent glass frogs. See a jaguar swimming, a cat that can outrun a car, a cat with a curly coat, a leopard that has lost its spots, the cat worshiped by the ancient Egyptians, a caracal's tufted ears, and a black panther stalking its prey. See Zinedine Zidane lift the 1998 World Cup, how a soccer field is made, legendary players in action, and the offside trap being sprung. Learn how to signal by semaphore, how to hoist a flag, what stars represent on the American flag, and how flags were hoisted on the Moon and at the South Pole. Igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks as well as hundreds of sparkling minerals are covered in detail on where and how they form; as well as explaining characteristics such as hardness, color, and luster.
Learn the techniques developed through the centuries to forecast weather, about the chicken that was stripped of its feathers by a tornado, about Benjamin Franklin's lightning rod, and why human activity can cause weather patterns to change. Learn why humans first stood upright, how people survived the cold of the Ice Age, how scientists uncovered the Piltdown Man hoax, how to make a flint ax head, and which people used magic to find their food. They'll also discover the secrets of the Inca stonemasons, the rites of passage every warrior had to face, and ceremonies for human sacrifice. Author: Clutton-Brock Juliet An exciting and informative guide to the extraordinary world of cats, both wild and domestic. Eyewitness Medieval Life gives the reader an in-depth look at life during that era, in both the town and the country, and for the peasants as well as the aristocracy. By tracing its roots from 6,500 years ago in the Middle East through the dawn of the Oil Age in 1853, and finally to present day, find out why oil truly is king.
Superb color photographs of animals, plants, and ecosystems reveal the ideas and discoveries that have changed our understanding of life around us. Author: Arthur, Alex An intriguing look at the secrets of the media - the way information is spread by television, radio, newspapers and the Internet. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Learn how early humans discovered fire, how they used stone to create tools, and how they fought to survive. Here is an original and exciting new look at fossils--the remains of long-vanished animals and plants. See rare memorabilia, home run hitters, and the World Series trophy. Author: Pearson, Anne Watch the past come to life in Eyewitness: Ancient Greece, from their myths and gods, to the first Olympics, to the trial and execution of Socrates.
Learn how the first records were made and how surgical operations were performed in the 19th century. Learn about carbon dating, how to tell the difference between a fake and the real thing, why tombs were plundered, and the secrets behind standing stones. They'll learn all about its gravitational pull and the hugely important effect on Earth's ocean tides Author: Greenaway, Theresa The story of Titanic's tragic maiden voyage still tugs at heartstrings and sparks universal curiosity. Author: Matthews, Rupert Here is an original and exciting new guide to the magic and beauty of dance around the world. Author: Challoner, Jack The skeleton is the framework of the body. See the beautifully preserved figurehead of the Hamilton wreck, the five-hundred-year-old elephant's tusk recovered from the bottom of the ocean, and scissors that still cut paper and cloth after two hundred years beneath the sea. Author: Chrisp, Peter Not only are seashores a popular muse for painters, the stretching seashore is also home to millions of creatures, from crabs to sea lions and sea urchins to puffins.
See a secretary bird stamping on a snake, a kestrel hovering in midair, a tawny eagle in flight across the page, and a burrowing owl coming out of its burrow. Discover Einstein's Theory of Relativity, see one of Thomas Edison's early light bulbs, find out why a great French chemist lost his head, and much, much more! See the 206 different bones in the human body, how your skull differs from a lion's or a chimp's, how teeth grow, and what the inside of a bone looks like. See the ancient Greek site of Olympia, what an athlete wore in 1896, how a sports shoe is made, and the first Fosbury flop. Author: Redmond, Ian A visually stunning introduction to the fascinating and diverse land of Russia. See a catalog of magical amulets and talismans, magic dolls from different cultures, and tools for divining and predicting the future.
It examines the habitats where shells can be found, and shows us shell fossils from millions of years ago. See the gold of King Kofi-Karikari of the Asante, a priest's costume made of bird's feathers, a traveler's magic charm, the flywhisks and crowns of the Obas of Nigeria, and the incredible distorted masks of the Bamileke of Cameroon. Author: Langley, Andrew A spectacular and informative guide to the history of the great Chinese empire and the customs and traditions of its people. Possible ex library copy, thatâll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Learn how fossils are formed, how trilobites have been preserved for 590 million years, where to look for a belemnite, and how fossils helped the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. See a great silverback gorilla, the monkey with the biggest nose, how gibbons swing through the trees, multicolored marmosets, and a day in the life of a gorilla family.
One of the most beautiful parts of our landscape, trees are rarely seen close up because of their height. Learn how food was prepared and served at a great banquet. See the stunning sand dunes of the Namib Desert, a Bedouin in full wedding dress, the desert in bloom, a jewel wasp, and a camel's regalia. See a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis, how silk-moths make silk, a caterpillar eating its own eggshell, and butterflies that have become extinct. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Pull out the special cover flaps to see extra information about the Stone Age, read an interview with an expert, and follow the timeline of the Stone Age. See a seed grow into a sapling, the changing colors of the Fall, and buds bursting into leaves.
Learn how a caterpillar can frighten off predators, why some adult moths never eat, which butterfly migrates the length of a subcontinent, and how to breed butterflies and moths, and much more! See how plants store their food supply, how dung enriches the soil, how biodiversity is measured, the damage caused by acid rain, and a field-digger wasp capturing a fly. Several of the specimens featured were photographed alive; others come from specialized museum collections and are seen here for the first time. Learn why humans first stood upright, how people survived the cold of the Ice Age, how scientists uncovered the Piltdown Man hoax, how to make a flint ax head, and which people used magic to find their food. See castles among the clouds, cable cars, funiculars, and steep mountain roads, lost ruins of the fabled Inca and Aztec civilizations, and dramatic waterfalls and rock formations. Author: Mound, Laurence Learn fun facts about knights and what it was like to go to battle: did you know caltrops — spiked objects — were scattered over the ground before battle to injure animals or men who stepped on them? By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number.