Cars, Trains, Ships & Planes is a visual encyclopedia of every vehicle to zoom, sail, soar, float, or fly across the land, sea, and sky. Displaying more than 1,000 vehicles including classic cars, hybrids, race cars, sail boats, luxury cruise ships, BMX and dirt bikes, military tanks, steam locomotives, mountain trains, hot air balloons, fighter jets, International Space Station manned spacecraft and more, plus a glossary and index, this visual catalog is perfect for young transportation buffs. In addition to the eye-catching images for readers to spot and explore, exciting text covers facts and figures on record breakers and news makers and includes the story of the history of transportation--from the first wheel to the latest hybrids--giving this book a special appeal to reluctant readers.
Cars, Trains, Ships & Planes is the fastest route to take young readers on a journey to learn about all things that go.
From chocolate bars to violins, See How It’s Made lifts the lid on all kinds of everyday objects, foods and toys, revealing the amazing ways they are designed and manufactured.
Venture behind the scenes right into the heart of busy factories to see the step-by-step processes that turn sand into glass, give a football its bounce and squeeze toothpaste into a tube.
You’ll even find out how this book was put together!
In this clear and lively introduction to music history, the book takes a chronological journey around the world, exploring the sounds and rhythms of different cultures, the development of instruments, and the progression of musical styles. From the beginnings of music for ritual or magical purposes to the technological developments that have taken modern music in new directions, the fascinating history of how music has become an international exchange of ideas.
This book simply explains how instruments are played and how composers have written music to express their feelings, and demystifies the language of music. Included are profiles of the fascinating lives, inspirations, and achievements of great composers and international performers, and timelines tracing the influences and roots of classical periods and modern popular music. A deeper appreciation of music is encouraged further, by "try it yourself ' activities and suggested lists of music to listen to.
Give your child the gift of music with the Children's Book of Music!
Enticing seasonal crop planners for 10x10 foot (3x3 meter) and 6.5x6.5 foot (2x2 meter) plots, and for planters and mini raised beds, demonstrate the possibilities. The artworks of each crop are drawn to scale to show the correct number of plants in three planting schemes: a standard mix, an easy-to-grow selection, or a gourmet selection of fruit and vegetables.
Follow-on charts show substitutes to increase choice and variety, making this the easiest of garden design packages for new gardeners. Key topics such as soil preparation, watering, feeding, sowing, transplanting, and extending the seasons are presented in the opening chapter, ensuring the book covers every aspect of growing your own.
The bulk of the book is made up of attractive profiles of 60 vegetables and 15 fruits, delivered with step-by-step photographs showing each stage of growth and clear instructions. These are followed by gallery spreads to help gardeners choose the best varieties to grow from seed or source as plants.
The Problem Solver is a useful troubleshooting section to help gardeners nip problems in the bud, with a clear directory of common weeds, pests, and diseases. Useful resources and a glossary of terms complete the guide.
There is a wealth of incredible facts and images online-if only we know where to look. DK's Online Encyclopedia combines the best of a traditional encyclopedia with the best of the web. Throughout the eBook, special keywords are featured, such as "astronaut" or "insects." Readers can then type these keywords into Online Encyclopedia's dedicated website, which will provide them with downloadable images, streaming video, and a continually updated list of links to supplement the information in the book. A fascinating resource children learning about today's technology-driven world!
With step by step breakdowns, learn how to grow your own food, forage in the wild, or buy items from a herbalist. Then, Home Herbal teaches you how to use herbs and recommends the top herbs for treating common ailments and presents nourishing, healing recipes for every season. Learn step-by-step techniques and herbal recipes for balms, massage blends, and bath oils. Home Herbal also features a fully illustrated A-Z directory of herbs that covers everything you need to know about each of the 100 herbs selected, from how to grow them, to which conditions they can help to treat, and the best ways to apply them.
With Home Herbal as your guide, discover the satisfaction that comes from growing your own herbs and using them to care for yourself and your family, safe in the knowledge that they are natural and gentle, but highly effective.