Collins Children's World Map

Author: Harpercollins

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008114732

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6098

Colourful Pictorial Map of the World. This highly illustrated pictorial map is designed to take children on a journey of discovery around the countries of the world. The mapping is clear colourful and highly informative. Names countries and capital cities. Pictorial symbols are used with clear colourful world political map to depict themes such as national emblems, customs, food, birds, animals, buildings and sports to help younger readers gain an understanding of peoples around the world. Includes a sheet of peelable stickers. Facts are included about each continent to give children an insight into the way of life of people in far away lands.
Children's atlases

Children's World Atlas

Author: Simon Adams,Mary Atkinson,Sarah Phillips

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405331609

Category: Children's atlases

Page: 136

View: 2622

Send your child on a voyage of discovery with the new edition of this unbeatable world atlas. From the sparsely populated plains of Mongolia to the crowded streets of Tokyo, they'll explore the societies, cultures, histories, climates and landscapes of every corner of the globe. Vivid photographs and state-of-the-art maps capture the unique personality of each region and will give your child a flavour of what it's really like to live in each country.
Children's atlases

Collins Children's Picture Atlas

Author: Collins (Firm : London, England),HarperCollins UK Staff

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007479443

Category: Children's atlases

Page: 64

View: 6715

This highly illustrated pictorial atlas is designed to take children on a journey of discovery around the countries of the world. The mapping is clear colourful and highly informative. Simple activities and quizzes encourage children to find out more about the mapped regions. Ages: 7+Each spread includes introductory text about the region. Pictorial symbols are used on clear colourful background mapping to depict themes such as national emblems, customs, food, birds, animals, buildings, sports etc. to help younger readers gain an understanding of peoples around the world. Continental spreads focus on flags and the most important geographical facts e.g. well known highest, lowest, largest physical and demographic features. A variety of activity based features accompany the mapping on each spread e.g. a 'What am I?' box lists detailed descriptions of familiar features. Activities are designed to encourage the reader to extract information from the map. Other features included are fascinating facts about each country, presented in a fun way, for each spread e.g. Did you know? Try this! It's a fact etc. Website links are listed to assist further study for the older child. Ages:7+
Juvenile Nonfiction

Around the World

A Colorful Atlas for Kids

Author: Anita Ganeri

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497698413

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 9371

A lively illustrated introduction to the countries of the world and the seven continents, this bright, playful atlas gives inquisitive readers just enough information to whet the appetite for exploration. Sprinkled with imagery that picks out a country’s unique essence—like the giant squid and penguins of Antarctica, and a dragonfly-shaped kite from Vietnam’s International Kit Festival—and trivia that informs, this atlas makes a great gift for curious kids. This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.
Reference

Collins the World

Laminated Wall Map

Author: Collins Uk

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007493104

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 1787

Also available nonlaminated, this world map is perfect for an classroom, bedroom, or office wall A new and updated laminated edition, this ideal reference map covering the whole world shows the political units on each continent and includes the national flags and key statistics for every country.
Juvenile Nonfiction

National Geographic Kids World Atlas

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.),National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426314035

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 207

View: 5082

Contains the latest data, maps of the world, and graphs as well as lively essays about the world, geography-themed games, crosswords, and picture puzzles.
Juvenile Fiction

My Map Book

Author: Sara Fanelli

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060264551

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1553

In each spread of this bold and humorous picture book, available for the first time since 1995, children can examine their place in the world around them through detailed and engaging maps. Twelve beautifully illustrated maps such as Map of My Day and Map of My Tummy will fascinate children. When finished reading the book, children can unfold the jacket -- it turns into a poster-size map!
Business & Economics

The Wisdom of Crowds

Author: James Surowiecki

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307275051

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 6410

In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this simple idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, run our companies, and think about our world.

Collins Social Studies Atlas for the Caribbean

Author: Collins UK

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008152260

Category:

Page: 88

View: 5967

Prepared specifically to support social studies and geography courses at upper primary and lower secondary levels throughout the Caribbean. The atlas is fully illustrated and includes the most up to date reference and thematic mapping of the countries within the Caribbean Community as well as the broader Caribbean region. Maps are fully supported with illustrations, photographs and data. World maps cover international issues which have a bearing on Caribbean development.
Education

The Smartest Kids in the World

And How They Got That Way

Author: Amanda Ripley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145165443X

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 8411

Following three teenagers who chose to spend one school year living in Finland, South Korea, and Poland, a literary journalist recounts how attitudes, parenting, and rigorous teaching have revolutionized these countries' education results.
Juvenile Nonfiction

National Geographic Concise Atlas of the World

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426216602

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 200

View: 3046

With more than 470 maps and graphics, this atlas delivers award-winning cartography with superbly designed and amazingly informative maps and graphics providing accurate coverage of the whole world. Including introductory sections for each continent and the flags and country facts at the end of each continental section, this atlas features stunning satellite images that portray unique physical geography and highlights the sprawling extent of major cities.
Fiction

News of the World

A Novel

Author: Paulette Jiles

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062409220

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6605

National Book Award Finalist—Fiction In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust. In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence. In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna’s parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows. Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act “civilized.” Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forming a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land. Arriving in San Antonio, the reunion is neither happy nor welcome. The captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember—strangers who regard her as an unwanted burden. A respectable man, Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become—in the eyes of the law—a kidnapper himself.
Science

The Map That Changed the World

William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061978272

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 5377

In 1793, a canal digger named William Smith made a startling discovery. He found that by tracing the placement of fossils, which he uncovered in his excavations, one could follow layers of rocks as they dipped and rose and fell—clear across England and, indeed, clear across the world—making it possible, for the first time ever, to draw a chart of the hidden underside of the earth. Smith spent twenty-two years piecing together the fragments of this unseen universe to create an epochal and remarkably beautiful hand-painted map. But instead of receiving accolades and honors, he ended up in debtors' prison, the victim of plagiarism, and virtually homeless for ten years more. The Map That Changed the World is a very human tale of endurance and achievement, of one man's dedication in the face of ruin. With a keen eye and thoughtful detail, Simon Winchester unfolds the poignant sacrifice behind this world-changing discovery.
Children's atlases

Usborne Children's Picture Atlas

Author: Ruth Brocklehurst,Doriana Berkovic

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439691048

Category: Children's atlases

Page: 48

View: 7135

An illustrated picture atlas crammed with facts and details to take children on a magical journey around the world.
Fiction

Map of the Heart

A Novel

Author: Susan Wiggs

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006242551X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7687

Love and family. War and secrets. Betrayal and redemption. #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs returns with a deeply emotional and atmospheric story that spans oceans and decades, from the present-day Delaware shore to the battlefields of WWII France. Widowed by an unspeakable tragedy, Camille Palmer has made her peace with the past and settled into the quiet safety of life with her teenage daughter Julie in a sleepy coastal town. Then the arrival of a mysterious package breaks open the door to her family’s secret past. In uncovering a hidden history, Camille has no idea that she’s embarking on an adventure that will utterly transform her. Camille, Julie, and Camille’s father return to the French town of his youth, sparking unexpected memories — recollections that will lead them back to the dark days of the Second World War. And it is in the stunning Provençal countryside that they will uncover their family’s surprising history. While Provence offers answers about the past, it also holds the key to Camille’s future. Along the way, she meets a former naval officer who stirs a passion deep within her — a feeling that she thought she’d never experience again. “Susan Wiggs seamlessly melds historical drama with contemporary romance,” raves Mary Kay Andrews. Now, this hugely popular author has created her biggest, most powerful story yet — a beautiful and heartfelt novel that celebrates the bonds of family and pays homage to the sacrifices of the past.
Humor

Vargic's Miscellany of Curious Maps

Mapping the Modern World

Author: Martin Vargic

Publisher: Harper Design

ISBN: 9780062389220

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 8939

A remarkable, fascinating and beautiful visual guide to the world as you have never seen it. Vargic’s Miscellany of Curious Maps is a wonderfully weird collection of meticulous and striking cartographic creations, such as the infamous Map of Stereotypes. Based on a Westerner’s stereotypical view of the world, Slovakian artist and cartophile Martin Vargic assigns more than two thousand labels and prejudices to cities, states, countries, continents, oceans and seas on a large-scale, visually stunning world map, which alone took more than four months to create. The conceptual Map of the Internet and the Map of Sports are exquisite and surprising, and infographic maps showing the number of heavy-metal bands per capita, the probability of getting struck by lightning, average penis length, and the number of tractors per 1,000 inhabitants make it hard not to share with the person next to you. Including more than 70 maps, four foldout maps and two oversized removable posters, this book is a treasure trove of unexpected facts of our quirky, glorious and diverse big beautiful world.
Juvenile Nonfiction

How I Learned Geography

Author: Uri Shulevitz

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9780374334994

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1252

Having fled from war in their troubled homeland, a boy and his family are living in poverty in a strange country. Food is scarce, so when the boy’s father brings home a map instead of bread for supper, at first the boy is furious. But when the map is hung on the wall, it floods their cheerless room with color. As the boy studies its every detail, he is transported to exotic places without ever leaving the room, and he eventually comes to realize that the map feeds him in a way that bread never could. The award-winning artist’s most personal work to date is based on his childhood memories of World War II and features stunning illustrations that celebrate the power of imagination. An author’s note includes a brief description of his family’s experience, two of his early drawings, and the only surviving photograph of himself from that time. How I Learned Geography is a 2009 Caldecott Honor Book and a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
History

ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA OR A

Author: George 1753-1840 Gleig,Colin Ca 1745-1793 Macfarquhar,Andrew 1726-1809 Bell

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781363089239

Category: History

Page: 530

View: 541

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