Description : A completely revised and updated fifth edition of the popular birding handbook provides identification tips, full-color artwork, new locator and range maps, information on behavior and nesting, new plumage and species classification data, and other valuable facts about more than eight hundred North American birds. Original. 75,000 first printing.
Description : Providing colorful photography, instructive diagrams and everyday examples, this exciting resource reveals the science behind virtually everything and is divided into four sections - Mechanics, Natural Forces, Materials and Chemistry and Biology and Medicine.
Description : Answers to questions about space and space travel are provided in an accessible and fact-filled reference that encompasses explanations of all aspects of space, including planets, telescopes, the origins of the universe, and discoveries made by Nicolaus Copernicus, Edwin Hubble, and Stephen Hawking, among other distinguished scientists.
Description : Are your kids glued to their screens? Here is a practical, step-by-step guide that gives parents the tools to teach children, from toddlers to teens, how to gain control of their technology use. As children spend more of their time on tablets and smartphones, using apps specially engineered to capture their attention, parents are becoming concerned about the effects of so much technology use—and they feel powerless to intervene. They want their kids to be competent and competitive in their use of technology, but they also want to prevent the attention and behavioral problems that can develop from overuse.In this guide, Lucy Jo Palladino doesn’t demonize technology; instead she gives parents the tools to help children understand and control their attention—and to recognize and resist when their attention is being "snatched." Palladino’s straightforward, evidence-based approach applies to kids of all ages. Parents will also learn the critical difference between voluntary and involuntary attention, new findings about brain development, and what puts children at risk for attention disorders.
Description : Hikers and campers have long been familiar with the legend of the hairy giant in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, but readers of this gripping volume will find that Bigfoot sightings have been reported all over North America. There are so many grainy videos, blurry photographs, and strange audio recordings, but what exactly have they captured? A missing evolutionary link? An undiscovered species? A simple hoax? Readers will learn of some of the most famous cases of Bigfoot sightings, as well as some of the most famous fakes. They will learn the suspected biology and genetics of this mysterious cryptid, and be encouraged to evaluate evidence with features such as the Debunk It! sidebar.
Description : Includes thematic maps and detailed regional and individual maps for sixteen countries from Bahrain to Yemen, plus two Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.
Description : Christmas is coming! Carter and Grandma shop for gifts, visit Santa, pick out a tree, and decorate cookies. On Christmas Eve, they go to church. Then they open presents and share a big meal with family on Christmas Day. Find out how people celebrate this special time of year!
Description : PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, Tenth Edition, uses the combined expertise of three respected geographers to show how Earth’s physical geography impacts humans, and how humans impact Earth’s physical geography. The text emphasizes three essential themes to demonstrate the major roles for the discipline -- Geography as a Physical Science, Geography as the Spatial Science, and Geography as Environmental Science. With a renewed focus on examining relationships and processes among Earth systems, this text helps students understand like never before how the various systems interrelate and how humans are an integral aspect of geography. Historically the first book to take a conservation approach, the authors continue to emphasize the theme of environmental and human impacts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Update booklet for the 3rd Edition of Geography: An Integrated Approach, offering updated data and statistics with additional information, updates to website addresses and information on new sites.