Mission Moon 3-D
Reliving the Great Space Race
With a foreword by the 1972 Lunar Module Pilot Charlie Duke and an Afterword by Jim Lovell, Commander of the Apollo 13 mission, this volume tells the story of the space race in the USSR and the West that culminated in the Apollo 11's lunar landing and Neil Armstrong’s ‘giant leap’ in July 1969. The whole scientific adventure is lavishly illustrated with photographs, including many ‘side-by-side’ stereoscopic pairs offering a 3-D lunar experience. A Lite Owl stereoscopic viewer is included.
Cars, Trains, Ships & Planes
A Visual Encyclopedia of Every Vehicle
When it comes to travelling by land, air or sea, humans have shown remarkable creativity. From the penny farthing and George Stephenson’s Rocket, through the record-breaking Blue Bird to today’s supercars, spacecraft and nuclear submarines, this is a visual tour of the history of vehicles. Age 9+
The Practical Encyclopedia of Drawing
The first part of this fully illustrated introduction to all aspects of drawing explains the materials and equipment required and explores a variety of techniques via guided exercises. Part two contains over 25 step-by-step projects commissioned from leading artists and a series of ‘quick sketch’ tutorials which demonstrate how to approach these subjects in less than 30 minutes.
A Children's Encyclopedia
Beginning with their formation and the power of features such as volcanoes, tsunamis and underwater currents, this exploration of the oceans continues with a closer look at a vast range of sea life. Concise text and colourful photographs present information on animals including predators of the open ocean, shallow water fish, coral reefs and creatures living in coastal or polar regions, before a final section on human activity discusses topics such as research and conservation. Age 6+
My Encyclopedia of Very Important Dinosaurs
In this colourful encyclopedia, the directory of dinosaurs is divided into types (including grazers, predators, giants and sharp, bumpy and spiky ones) and provides realistic artworks and information on each creature’s diet, habitat, size and how to pronounce its name. Other chapters describe the prehistoric world, life as a dinosaur and research as a palaeontologist. Age 8+
The Natural History Museum Book of Predators
How Predators Find, Catch and Consume Their Prey
Many different strategies have evolved that allow predators to overcome their prey, from the deadly trap of a spider's web to the pack hunting of wolves and wild dogs. This illustrated exploration of the natural world explains how predators find, catch and consume their quarry, revealing an array of heightened senses and weaponry from the telephoto eyesight of a hawk to the deadly venom of a king cobra.
Flags of the World
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, this A–Z of nations and their flags contains basic information, a summary history and an example of each country’s postage stamps as well as the illustration and full description of its flag. The book also provides introductory sections on topics such as flag history, anatomy and styles; world maps; and illustrated lists of international organizations, sub-national flags, and alphabet and numeral signal flags.
They Got it Wrong: Science
All the Facts that Turned Out to Be Science Fiction
Is the Earth hollow? Can lead be turned into gold? Could tobacco smoke resurrect the dead? Of course not – but some of history's greatest minds accepted these and many other scientific theories that have since been proven to be completely ridiculous. But we must not feel too superior: as well as showing why these ideas seemed so convincing, Donald also highlights other myths that persist today.