A precursor to DK's award-winning "Eyewitness" series, "Eye Wonder" was specially developed for children aged five plus, featuring astonishing photography exhibiting subjects within their natural setting, offering a whole new level of information through powerful images. Each title in the series now contains educational activities including true and false questions, quizzes, matching games, and mazes. Vocabulary is accessible to young readers, with the meanings of new, subject-related words clearly explained. The combination of visuals and informative, accurate text will hook even those children who usually avoid books.
How hot is molten lava? How are volcanoes formed? What happened with the volcano in Pompeii? In "Eye Wonder: Volcano" discover the answers to these questions and more, and learn about the inner workings of one of Earth's most terrifying natural phenomenons.
Coming home from the beach or a walk in the woods with a fine collection of rocks, shells, pine cones, and seed pods is easy. The trick is knowing what to do with them once you get them back to your room. The real fun comes from identifying, preserving, and displaying your treasures
Natural History Collector: Hunt, Discover, Learn is full of hands-on, kid-friendly projects for the budding naturalist. The opening chapter introduces kids to different ways of creating their personal field guides for keeping track of what they see, when and where they see it, and what makes it interesting. They'll move on to techniques for cleaning and caringfor treasures, such as drying flowers, pressing leaves, and desalinizing rocks and shells.
The book's drawings and photographs will help kids discover what to look for when they examine feathers, seeds, and minerals (and recognize the difference between sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic). Extra projects focus on display; making shadow boxes, creating collectors' cases from egg cartons and candy boxes, labeling, hanging, and mounting collections.
A comprehensive modern reference book all about rainforests for confident readers.This book is far more than a collection of bugs and butterflies. It explores rainforests by continent, so the young reader gains first hand experience of the contrasts between the flora and fauna of South America, Africa, and India. It introduces indigenous people who reveal age-old secrets of survival in the forest. It explores how rainforests are exploited for every day products in everyones' homes. The latest research reveals newly discovered creatures unique to this book, and the current threat level to our planet as we continue to destroy Earth's most diverse habitat. Fantastic photos, structured layouts, and age-appropriate vocabulary entice newly confident readers into the world of information books. Data boxes, maps, and stats encourage related numeracy and science skills. Vetted by literacy experts.
Explore the flora and fauna from all around the world with this exciting book full of amazing images, fun quizzes, and incredible information.
Discover all types of forests--from rain forests to boreal forests--and where they are found, learn about the different animals that make their homes there, explore how forests change through the seasons, and find out about forest conservation.
Filled with colorful images and quirky facts, DK findout Forest is engaging and educational. Pull out the special cover flaps to see extra information and take a quiz on everything covered in the book.
Learn more about forests--or anything else--at www.dkfindout.com, a free educational website for kids to have fun with information and expand their knowledge.
Series Overview: From the creators of DK findout , the free online resource for kids, comes an exciting book series full of amazing images, incredible quizzes, and cutting-edge information kids need to know. The DK findout series helps kids become experts on their favorite subjects--from dinosaurs to space. Learning doesn't get more fun.
Young sunbathers can learn all about the wonders at the water's edge with Jim Arnosky's fascinating guide. With friendly notes and detailed illustrations of everything from ghost crabs to shark teeth, this award-winning author and wildlife expert outfits kids with the knowledge they need to become avid beachcombers. Take it along on a family vacation or school trip, or make the beach come alive at home with this personal tour of the shore.
Through infographics, illustrations, facts, and figures, readers will learn about the complex and wonderful place we call home, Earth.
Discover some of the most fascinating aspects of our planet through astonishing numbers: the stretch of time from Earth's formation to the present, the misleading way the surface area of a continent can appear on a map, the angle of Earth's axis that creates the seasons, what percentage of Earth's land is covered in deserts or forests or cities, and so much more.
With his signature style, Steve Jenkins explores the most fascinating fields of natural science.
Splash with the Stickmen at the sea's surface, and then dive down through the darkening zones and into the abyss. But don't stop there Follow the Stickmen to snorkel around coral gardens, find creatures that make their own light, and dive 7 miles down to the deepest trench. The Stickmen have plenty of oxygen (and wild facts) to keep you alert as you float past coral gardens, pods of humpback whales, robotic submarines, and the weirdest creatures of the deep.
Part botany, part history, part cultural anthropology--Trees goes beyond the basics to tell readers everything they might want to know about this particular branch of the plant kingdom. Trees explores the important roles trees play in our ecosystem, takes an up-close-and-personal look at the parts of trees (from roots to leaves), and unpacks the cultural impact of trees from classification systems (like family trees) to art forms (like bonsai trees). Looking forward, Trees also addresses the deforestation crisis. Heavily illustrated in the same style as Bees: A Honeyed History, Trees: A Rooted History serves as a beautifully packaged celebration of trees of all kinds.