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Science, Discovery and Exploration

Kids come to us filled with questions... but without instruction manuals for the answers! Sometimes it's nice to let them figure it out themselves. Science experiments help them delve deep into their questions and come back out knowing more than they ever thought possible. (And certainly more than we ever could have told them!)

 

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Sharks: Predators of the Sea reveals the true nature of these remarkable prehistoric creatures. As an apex predator in their watery world, they are critical to the health of the world's oceans but also largely misunderstood. This book is the perfect choice to engage readers and shed light on this important marine animal. The book is packed with 200 full color photographs plus sidebars, fact files, and illustrations. Chapters of accessible text describe the natural history of 17 of the world's 450 species of sharks along with some shark relatives. Special features on shark biology describe the physical characteristics that make them so remarkable. Sharks: Predators of the Sea covers these 17 shark species: Great White, Great Hammerhead, Bull, Mako, Blue, Thresher, Tiger, Lemon Shark, Goblin, Wobbegong, Dwarf Lanternshark, Cookie-cutter, Greenland, Whale, Megamouth, Frilled, and Reef, plus a few shark relatives, the Manta Ray, Stingray, Electric Ray, and Sawfish.
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Created in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution and with the latest CGI technology, the Knowledge Encyclopedia is a bold new approach to family reference using 3-D rendered images to explore the wonders of the world in unprecedented detail.

Divided into six chapters — Space, Earth, Nature, Human Body, Science & Technology, and History & Culture, plus a reference section — a wide range of topics come to life. Illustrated with fascinating facts, maps, timelines, and graphics, the Knowledge Encyclopedia makes complex subjects easy to understand and is the perfect resource for kids, whether to help with homework or to pique their curiosity.

Hardcover containing 360 pages.

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By National Geographic

Presenting the next must-have, fun-filled gift book from the team that created Ultimate Weird But True, 5,000 Cool Facts About Everything treats kids to brain candy and eye candy all rolled into one treasure trove of high-interest fascinating facts!

A visual feast of 1200 colourful photographs surrounded by swirling, tipping, expanding, and climbing bits of information in a high-energy design, this book will satisfy both the casual browser and the truly fact obsessed.

Hardcover containing 224 pages.

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Perfect for getting children out into the open air to discover nature, this colourful, easy and fun bird guide is ideal for beginning birders! DK Spot the Bird covers more than 100 of the most common North American birds. Each page features one bird, along with a full-colour photograph and clear, concise text to pick out the main identifying features.

Colourful symbols let young naturalists know what the bird eats, where it lives, how many eggs it lays, and whether it will be seen alone or in flocks. To add fun to the challenge of spotting them, all the birds have stickers - when children spot the bird, they can add their sticker!

Softcover containig 120 pages.

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National Geographic brings you 1000 wild and wacky facts and photos that prove truth really is stranger than fiction! With a colourful, metallic cover, a kid-friendly design, and a wacky sense of humor, this stunning book will give kids a winning combination of smarts and fun!

Enjoy hundreds of snack-size stories about weird animals, space vacations, wacky inventions, freaky weather, amazing feats, wild extreme sports, and more. Plus, "Ultimate Secrets Revealed", explaining the strange truth behind the most mind-bending facts, like how it's possible to convert peanut butter into a diamond and how frogs can fall from the sky!

You'll discover:

  • A dog that can read
  • A mouse that hitched a ride on a frog's back
  • Tornadoes of fire
  • A motorcycle shaped like hamburger
  • A 13-foot-tall pink poodle
  • ...And much, much more!

Hardcover containing 192 pages.

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By Terence Dickinson

Explore different aspects of our solar system. See snaps of the universe at different distances from Earth, 1.3 light-seconds to 300,000,000 light years from Earth. Then learn about the different planets, stars, black holes and more which are found in the universe. The last section is devoted to star gazing. Learn about constellations and when some of them can be seen, learn how to read star maps and more. There is also a section about buying equipment for backyard star gazing. The photographs and colour illustrations help you understand and visualize what is being described.

Paperback, 72 pgs, full colour illustrations.

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This is a definitive full color guide for young readers. It includes an introduction to rocks, minerals and gems and how they form, how and where to look for them, how to identify rocks and minerals, and everything there is to know about building a collection. Packed with fun facts and practical activities, the book features high-definition color photography and data keys that show noteworthy qualities of each specimen in extraordinary detail. Rocks, Minerals and Gems shows how to read the landscape for clues and identify different rock types -- from dazzling diamonds to grainy sandstone. It describes fascinating facts and data boxes provide short facts to help with quick identification. Earth's most precious rocks, minerals and gems can be anywhere and everywhere in the world -- from riverbeds to beaches, cliff faces to fields. The only equipment needed is a backpack, a smartphone and some good walking shoes -- and maybe a small bag to carry home the treasure.
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More exciting than a video game, this boredom-busting book is an explosion of information about sensational topics kids love: dessert, underwear, amusement parks, pirates, famous criminals, marsupials, Ancient Egypt, famous landmarks, you name it! The new 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) 2 has even more brain and eye candy rolled into one beautifully designed, high-octane treasure trove that captures kids' attention and keeps them yearning to learn more.

Hardcover book containing 224 pages.

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By the editors of Klutz

Get ready to smash, crash, and bash!

Smash Bots are no ordinary paper robots. Build 8 action-packed, 3D papercraft robots that zoom on pullback motors. Then create an entire city and prepare yourself for ultimate mayhem. Topple skyscrapers and wreck ramps in an epic battle between good and evil.

Includes 46-page book, 8 papercraft robots, 2 pull-back motor chassis, 30 papercraft buildings, 2 ramps, 3 air bridges, and glue.

Mixed media book, 46 pages.

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You don’t need a laboratory full of expensive equipment to be a super cool science sleuth! With help from Everyday Science, kids can learn how to find the science that exists in everyday activities. Four main chapters offer experiments in physics, chemistry, geology, and biology. Budding scientists will gain practical knowledge while learning how to: Build a time machine, guess tomorrow’s weather, generate salty stalactites, make a rainbow disappear, form mountain ranges, learn how the water cycle works, make a well, build a pendulum, create fossils, and more. Amaze your family and friends with these original, fun, and surprising experiments that will help you discover the many fun ways that science can be applied to the real world.
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Each page in this book features a color photograph of a member of the Animal Kingdom. It may be a mammal, a reptile or amphibian, an insect, a bird, a fish or a mysterious ocean creature. It might be enormous like an elephant or tiny like a spider. There are newborns, infants and adults. It could be fighting or eating, running or sleeping, alone or with its littermates or herd. There are mysterious close-ups to identify. And much more. Concise text identifies the animals and describes the scene. 365 Incredible Animals is bright, colorful, informative and an ideal gift selection, for children especially.
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This amazing book from the famous Naked Scientists offers a fun way to introduce science to kids, with 50 simple experiments that produce spectacular results. Want to know how to create fireworks from a bag of chips? Turn rice into quicksand? Generate a cloud in a soda bottle? How about build a toaster-powered hot air balloon, or work out the speed of light using margarine and a microwave? The results will amuse, astound, and educate in equal measure, whether you're 8 or 80. Most of these activities can be performed with commonplace materials that are probably lying around the house. Concise scientific explanations are included on how and why the experiments actually work. Each activity is straightforward and manageable, yet impressive enough to get anyone interested in science. So whether it's racing jelly jars, making a bowl invisible, or instantly freezing soda before your eyes—with the Naked Scientists' help, you'll never have a dull rainy day again!
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By Allen Kurzweil and Son

Mmmmm, science! Irresistibly packaged inside a potato chip bag, Potato Chip Science is the wildly imaginative book and kit that introduces 29 experiments using potato chips, potatoes and chip bags, tubes, and lids. Make a chip that can gobble like a turkey. Ready and fire the pocket-size potato propulsion pipe. Build a balloon-powered chip train. Hook up a working digital clock to the mysterious potato "battery".

Create a shrunken potato head. Set off the bag blaster - and when the weather's right, go fly a chip bag kite! The book is filled with experiments, interesting modifications, and scientific principles. In addition, more than a dozen items used in the "snacktivities" are packaged in the bag: the digital clock, a 100% biodegradable, child-friendly lab knife, caliper gauge, googly eyes, magnet, fingerprint brush, and more. Remember: when it comes to Potato Chip Science experiments, nobody can test just one!

Softcover containing 96 pages.

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