When children develop a solid understanding of science, they’re preparing for success. Spectrum Science for grades 3-8 improves scientific literacy and inquiry skills through an exciting exploration of natural, earth, life, and applied sciences. With the help of this best-selling series, your young scientist can discover and appreciate the extraordinary world that surrounds them!
Discover terrifying earthquakes, priceless gemstones, and storms that can destroy buildings. Understand how weather works, what causes the seasons, and the power of water to shape the landscape. Explore life on Earth, and countries and cultures from all around the world. Packed with facts, maps, explanations, illustrations, and photographs, Geography: A Visual Encyclopedia is the ultimate guide to our planet.
Spectrum Geography is an engaging geography resource that goes beyond land formations and maps—it opens up children’s perspectives through local, national, and global adventures without leaving their seats.
The island of Alcatraz has always been a place that's fascinated visitors, from the Native American tribes who believed it was home to evil spirits to the Spanish explorers who discovered the island. In modern times, it was a federal prison for only 29 years, but now draws over a million visitors each year. Learn the history of America's most famous prison, from its initial construction as a fort in the 1800s, to its most famous residents such as Al Capone and "Machine Gun" Kelly. Where Is Alcatraz? also chronicles some of the most exciting escape attempts—even one that involved chipping through stone with spoons and constructing rafts out of raincoats!
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Divided into six chapters: Geography, Nature, People, History, Arts & Entertainment, and Science & Technology, Where on Earth? brings an instant understanding to a wealth of subjects, stimulating interest in the world around us and drawing young readers into the topic. From physical geography, habitats of big cats, the Seven Wonders of the World, Olympic cities, shipwreck sites, and more, every map contains fact panels that provide additional information and useful statistics, while focus features pull out and explain the most interesting facets for an even richer experience.
Marvel at the wonders of the human body, from the tiniest cells to the awesome power of the brain. DK's Human Body is a vivid, cutting-edge look at how our bodies work and will change the way you look at yourself forever.