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              Timelines of Everything: From woolly mammoths to world wars

              Timelines of Everything: From woolly mammoths to world wars (Hardback)

              By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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              Explore an illustrated history of the world through over 140 timelines for kids. From dinosaurs and Vikings to the history of cinema and espionage, discover incredible world history in this lavish collection of timelines.Jam-packed with surprising facts and amazing details, such ...as the most bloodthirsty pirate of all time and the first crime to be solved by studying fingerprints, Timelines of Everything will take you on a whirlwind journey through an illustrated history of time, from the Big Bang to the modern world.More than 140 timelines give you all the general knowledge you need - and even some surprising trivia you don't! Must-know topics and alternative history are showcased with beautiful, detailed illustrations and straightforward, easy-to-read text. Whether you want to know key breakthroughs that set the Industrial Revolution in motion or defining moments in the history of fashion, you'll find it all here. With timelines on a diverse range of subjects, Timelines of Everything is the ultimate guide to history for kids.
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              ISBN 9780241302323
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2018
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              Super Simple Physics: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide
               

              Super Simple Physics: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide (Paperback)

              By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

              • RRP: $30.00
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              • Pub Date
                4 Feb 21

              Packed with all the core curriculum topics, this physics book for kids 12+ is the perfect support for home and school learning. Breaking down the information into easy, manageable chunks, Super Simple Physics covers everything from atoms to astronomy and forces to flotation. Each... topic is fully illustrated, to support the information, make the facts crystal clear, and bring the science to life. For key ideas, a How it works panel explains the theory with the help of bright, simple graphics. And for revision, a handy Key facts box provides a simple summary you can check back on later. With clear, concise coverage of all the core physics topics, Super Simple Physics is the perfect accessible guide to science for children, will support classwork, and make studying for exams the easiest it's ever been.
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              ISBN 9780241381434
              Released NZ 4 Feb 2021
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series SuperSimple
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              Super Simple Biology: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide
               

              Super Simple Biology: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide (Paperback)

              By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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              From reproduction to respiration and enzymes to ecosystems, this guide makes complex topics easy to grasp at a glance. Perfect support for coursework, homework, and exam revision. Each topic is fully illustrated to support the information, make the facts crystal clear, and bring ...the science to life. For key ideas, How it Works and Look Closer boxes explain the theory with the help of simple graphics. And for revision, a handy Key Facts box provides a simple summary you can check back on later. With clear, concise coverage of all the core biology topics, Super Simple Biology is the perfect accessible guide to biology for children, supporting classwork, and making studying for exams the easiest it's ever been.
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              ISBN 9780241390467
              Released NZ 19 May 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series SuperSimple
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              Trees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds: A visual encyclopedia of the plant kingdom

              Trees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds: A visual encyclopedia of the plant kingdom (Hardback)

              By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

              • RRP: $37.00
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              A unique and beautiful children's guide to the extraordinary world of plants, from the smallest seeds to the tallest trees. We couldn't live without plants. We need them for food, shelter, even the air we breathe, yet we know surprisingly little about them. Why do thistles bristl...e with spines? How do some plants trap and eat insects? Did you know there are trees more than 5,000 years old? Trees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds explores the mysterious world of plants to find the answers to these and many more questions. Each type of plant - such as a flowering plant, a tree, a grass, or cactus - is examined close-up, with an example shown from all angles and even in cross-section. Then picture-packed galleries show the wonderful variety of plants on different themes, perhaps the habitat they grow in, a flower family, or the plants that supply us with our staple foods. But the book also takes a fun, more sideways look at some truly weird and wonderful plants, including trees with fruits like a giant's fingers, orchids that look like monkey faces, seeds that spin like helicopters, and trees that drip poison. So open this fascinating book and find out more about the amazing world of trees, leaves, flowers, and seeds.
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              ISBN 9780241339923
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              Behind the Scenes at the Museum: Your Access-All-Areas Guide to the World's Most Amazing Museums

              Behind the Scenes at the Museum: Your Access-All-Areas Guide to the World's Most Amazing Museums (Hardback)

              By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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              Take an exclusive backstage tour of the world's most exciting museums and discover their hidden treasures. This behind-the-scenes guide showcases a huge range of incredible artefacts from history and reveals the hard work, care, and effort that goes into collecting, preserving, a...nd storing them. Ever wondered what happens to an astronaut's space suit after it's been worn on the Moon? Or how the world's most valuable diamond is looked after? Find out all about how museums work and the people that make it happen - from how historians preserve and care for Anne Frank's diary to what it takes for an archaeologist and curator to excavate and exhibit an enormous wooly mammoth skeleton. You'll even find out about the bugs and pests that museum workers have to guard against to protect the future of history's most precious artefacts. Behind the Scenes at the Museum gives the reader exclusive access to hidden objects that aren't normally on public display. It lets you into a world of animal specimens pickled and preserved in jars, priceless gems and jewellery too valuable to be on display, and fragile documents and fabrics that must be kept in carefully controlled conditions. Along the way, you'll learn about the techniques and processes that keep these objects in good condition, preserved and safe for future generations. Filled with incredible images, step-by-step explanations of exciting techniques, and job profiles of the people that make it happen, Behind the Scenes at the Museum offers unique, behind-the-curtain access to the secret delights of the world's most interesting museums.
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              ISBN 9780241381762
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              Knowledge Encyclopedia History!: The Past as You've Never Seen it Before

              Knowledge Encyclopedia History!: The Past as You've Never Seen it Before (Hardback)

              By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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              Transform your view of history with this groundbreaking visual encyclopedia of the events of the past. From the disciplined armies of ancient Rome and the lives of ferocious samurai warriors to World War II and the rise of modern robotics, historical events are visualized in incr...edible detail, providing a fascinating introduction to the world through time. You'll find yourself transported into the past through engaging explanations, incredible illustrations, phenomenal photographs, and jaw-dropping computer-generated images. This new book in the Knowledge Encyclopedia series will inspire young readers with its vivid depictions of history and its comprehensive and authoritative information on a huge range of topics. Highly detailed CGI images bring subjects to life, allowing readers to peer inside ancient buildings, marvel at elaborate outfits, and become transported into the battles of history. Journey through history from our earliest ancestors right up to the world we live in today.
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              ISBN 9780241363379
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
              Series Knowledge Encyclopedias
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              Super Simple Chemistry: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide
               

              Super Simple Chemistry: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide (Paperback)

              By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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              From acids to alloys and equations to evaporation, ?this guide makes complex topics easy to grasp at a glance. ?Perfect support for coursework, homework, and exam revision. Each topic is fully illustrated, to support the information, make the facts crystal clear, bring the scienc...e to life and make studying a breeze. A large central image explains the idea visually and each topic is summed up on a single page, helping children to quickly get up to speed and really understand how chemistry works. For key ideas, How it Works and Look Closer boxes explain the theory with the help of simple graphics. And for revision, a handy Key Facts box provides a simple summary you can check back on later. With clear, concise coverage of all the core topics, Super Simple Chemistry is the perfect accessible guide to chemistry for children, supporting classwork, and making studying for exams the easiest it's ever been.
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              ISBN 9780241390450
              Released NZ 19 May 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series SuperSimple
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              Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life: The definitive visual guide to prehistoric animals

              Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life: The definitive visual guide to prehistoric animals (Hardback)

              By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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              From the origin of life, through the age of dinosaurs stalked by the terrifying Tyrannosaurus rex, to the earliest humans, this book tells the story of life on Earth. Dinosaurs may be the stars of the show, but the book is truly comprehensive, with fossil plants, invertebrates, a...mphibians, fish, birds, reptiles, mammals, and even early bacteria conjuring up an entire past world. To put all of these extinct species in context, the book explores geological time and the way life-forms are classified. It also looks at how fossils preserve the story of evolution, and how it can be deciphered. The chapter on Young Earth explains how forces shaped Earth and steered the course of life. The main part of the book - Life on Earth - lays out and catalogues the rich story of life, from its beginnings 4 billion years ago, through each geological period, such as the Jurassic and Cretaceous, to ?the present. The stunning visuals and authoritative text make Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life a fascinating and revealing encyclopedia that will appeal to the whole family.
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              ISBN 9780241287309
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              1000 Inventions and Discoveries

              1000 Inventions and Discoveries (Paperback)

              By Bridgman, Roger; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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              Dip into this illustrated account of key inventions and discoveries, listed year by year, with intriguing facts about each invention and the person (or people) who invented it. From the prehistoric hunting tools our early ancestors used to the modern-day smartphones and social me...dia that connect the entire planet, this book provides a fascinating tour through the history of humankind's inventions and discoveries. Fully revised and updated for 2020, 1000 Inventions & Discoveries explores recent inventions like the Amazon Echo as well as showcasing revolutionary historical inventions such as the wheel. Whether you're a budding inventor, a history buff, or both, this amazing guide is packed with the inventions and discoveries in science, technology, transport, medicine, and mathematics that changed the course of human existence. Find out who came up with the idea, how they were influenced, and key events that formed the backdrop of the discovery. Packed with stunning pictures and features you'll relive the most amazing discoveries ever made. Feature boxes and spreads highlight the most important inventions and discoveries, delving into new depths of detail to uncover the stories behind the most important and remarkable inventions and discoveries in history.
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              ISBN 9780241412800
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              To the Moon! Knowledge Cards Deck

              To the Moon! Knowledge Cards Deck

              By Institution, Smithsonian

              ISBN 9780764954559
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2010
              Publisher Hardie Grant
              Interest Age General Audience
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