Marvel at the technology that keeps you connected, from the ships installing lines deep in the ocean, to the robots locating wire breaks, the satellites beaming signals across the earth, the teams retrieving and splicing lines together, and the servers directing and feeding internet traffic around the world.
The book also takes a look back at the history of the internet, exploring the people and inventions that led to its creation. In this section, you'll tour a virtual museum to see how the technology has progressed over the years, changing the lives of ordinary people everywhere.
Divided into five chapters - On the Move, Getting Connected, Ordinary Things, For Better or Worse, and Culture Shock - all areas of inventions are covered as well as showcasing the inspirational people who brought them to life. From antibiotics to the atomic bomb, microscopes to the microwave, and wind turbines to the World Wide Web, 100 Inventions That Made History is a discovery not to be missed.
Supports the Common Core State Standards.
Discover the history, faith, and culture that have shaped the modern Jewish world.
Eyewitness Transportation introduces readers to the world of trains, planes, automobiles, and more! We explore the world of transportation, and transportation around the world. From the origins of all manner of wagons, bicycles, cars, and trains to the newest technological advances and beyond, no wheel is left unturned.
An in-depth look at the phenomenon of global warming--what’s causing it, what it might lead to, and what we can do to fight back.
The book is packed with facts on nutrition as well as a menu planner, so that children can plan healthy meals the whole family will enjoy. A simple-to-use picture glossary shows children the best way to peel, chop, slice, and dice their way to fabulous food.
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.
Using a travel-guide approach, readers can tour a cavern and lava tube, explore a giant geode and dive under the crust of the Earth, engage on a hunt for diamonds, and be encouraged to ride a magnetic field. A comprehensive and unique look at the wonders of the world, My Tourist Guide to the Center of the Earth is the perfect way for kids to understand our planet.
From perfect sleepover snacks to delicious dinners and picnic salads for summertime fun, girls will love cooking up these mouth-watering ideas with their best-friends.
The easy-to-follow, step-by-step recipes make cooking together fun and easy. With over 45 recipes from cupcakes to smoothies, they'll never run out of things to do.
Learn how vampires live, how they avoid capture, and why they're so darn attractive. Also trace the history of vampire lore--in literature, movies, and on television--from the woods of Transylvania to the modern-day high school.
Chock full of info and insight, each gorgeous page will draw in readers of every age, with innovative styling, never-before-seen imagery, and deliciously wicked design. Perhaps this enticing tome is best read while wearing a garlic necklace . . .
Real-Size Farm Animals presents fun photography of farm animals at their true size, from a fox's pointy ear to a calf's soft nose. Real-Size Farm Animals also teaches children about how the animals behave--whether feeding, playing, or just snuggling close to their moms and dads. A fun, life-size look at your child's favorite barnyard animals!
Dinosaurs fascinate young children, and this colorful catalog of those mysterious creatures from the past will keep even toddlers entertained for hours. Children will love spotting and learning to name all the different dinosaurs--from the fierce, meat-eating Tyrannosaurus and the long-necked, plant-eating Diplodocus to the armor-plated Stegosaurus and the tiny, hen-sized Compsognathus.
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!