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Understanding the Universe

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Accurate, detailed visual information is all defined in lay language to make it readily accessible to the non-expert. Definitions to scientific terms are given either in the explanation itself, or in the comprehensive...


The Environment

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (September 05, 2012)

The Environment sheds light on the biosphere, the water cycle, erosion, ecosystems and climates. It also delves into environmental threats, including the depletion of the ozone layer, acid rain and deforestation....


Sports: The Complete Visual Reference

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (September 05, 2012)

You will find everything you need to know about the history, rules, techniques, tactics, records, and even facilities and equipment. In addition, profiles on athletic training and psychological preparation will...


Understanding The Earth

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 08, 2012)

For all curious readers, the Knowledge Guides open the door to a world of complex and captivating phenomena. Accurate, detailed visual information is all defined in lay language to make it readily accessible...


The Visual World Atlas

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (November 14, 2012)

An overview of the state of the world for understanding global issues Inside you will find: • more than 110 thematic maps, • more than 50 fact tables from world renown organizations, • more than 130 photographs,...


Understanding the Human Body

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

With 6 trillion cells, 206 bones, and 600 muscles, the human body is an amazing living mechanism that is in intense and constant activity. For all curious readers, the Knowledge Guides open the door to a world...


The Visual Dictionary of the Human Body

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (September 05, 2012)

Attractive, entertaining, and educational: the Visual Dictionary of the Human Body is an indispensable family reference, and a great tool to acquire vocabulary and discover the complexity of the human body.


The Visual Encyclopedia of Our World

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Almost 40,000 tons of meteorites fall to Earth each year… A living fossil is discovered off the coast of South Africa… The swirling wind becomes a devastating tornado that destroys everything in its path…...


The Visual Food Encyclopedia

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

“The Visual Food Encyclopedia will be a welcome addition to any food reference collection.” Booklist (USA) “By going through The Visual Food Encyclopedia, the first thing you learn is that you still have...


Understanding Weather and the Environment

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

For all curious readers, the Knowledge Guides open the door to a world of complex and captivating phenomena. Accurate, detailed visual information is all defined in lay language to make it readily accessible...


The Ultimate Juices and Smoothies Encyclopedia

by Jill Hamilton Thunder Bay Press (May 19, 2014)

From veggie juicer recipes to fruit smoothies, The Ultimate Juices and Smoothies Encyclopedia has it all! With over 300 pages of recipes, this encyclopedia contains the perfect recipe for whatever mood you are...


Whitaker's Britain

by Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Publishing (September 26, 2013)

Whitaker's Britain draws on an extensive archive which dates back to 1868 when Joseph Whitaker first published Whitaker's Almanack. With its combination of facts, figures and commentary on subjects as diverse...


The Encyclopedia of Epic Films

by Constantine Santas, James M. Wilson, Maria Colavito & Djoymi Baker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 21, 2014)

This resource contains reviews of every major production considered to be an epic film. Entries consider the characteristics of what makes an epic, including length, structure, spectacular special effects, and...


The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weaponry: From Flint Axes to Automatic Weapons

by Chuck Wills Thunder Bay Press (September 01, 2013)

When did hunting weapons begin to be used against humans instead of animals? What is the difference between the Plains Indian War Club and the Fijian War Club? What weapon is common to peoples in every part...


Talking Turkey

by Robert Hendrickson Skyhorse (February 11, 2014)

Food is a favorite topic of conversation around the world—how to create it, how to season it, how to compliment it with other foods, how to serve it...the list goes on. Yet little attention is paid to where...


The Encyclopedia of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List

by Duane Swierczynski Skyhorse (February 04, 2014)

In 1949, a crime reporter looking for a way to fill a column published the nation’s ten worst criminals as classified by the FBI: two accused murderers, four escaped convicts, a bank robber, and three “confidence...


A Modern Herbal, Vol. II

by Margaret Grieve Dover Publications (March 25, 2013)

Volume 2 of the fullest, most useful compilation of herbal material. Gigantic alphabetical encyclopedia, from aconite to zedoary, gives botanical information, medical properties, folklore, economic uses, more....


A Modern Herbal, Vol. I

by Margaret Grieve Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

Volume 1 of the fullest, most exact, most useful compilation of herbal material. Gigantic alphabetical encyclopedia, from aconite to zedoary, gives botanical information, medical properties, folklore, economic...


Accessories of Dress: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

by Katherine Lester & Bess Viola Oerke Dover Publications (January 22, 2013)

Illustrations of hats, veils, wigs, cravats, shawls, shoes, gloves, and other accessories enhance an engaging commentary that reveals the humor and charm of the many-sided story of accessorized apparel. 644...


The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things

by Kate Harding, Amanda Hess & Anna Holmes Grand Central Publishing (October 22, 2013)

From Jezebel.com, the popular website for women, comes a must-read encyclopedic guide to pop culture, feminism, fashion, sex, and much more.

Within months of Jezebel's May 2007 appearance on the new media scene,...


The Uncyclopedia

by Gideon Haigh Hachette Books (September 15, 2004)

Make way for this defiantly idiosyncratic, hilariously illuminating compendium of curiosities you never knew you wanted to know! How do you flirt in Turkish? How do you dump someone in Japanese? What are the...


The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols

by Ellen Frankel & Betsy Patkin Teutsch Jason Aronson, Inc. (November 01, 1995)

The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols contains more than 250 definitions and descriptions for ceremonial objects and images, personalities, places, concepts, motifs, and events-all representing central Jewish ideas...


American Wine: A Comprehensive Guide

by Anthony Dias Blue HarperCollins e-books (September 28, 2010)

The incomparable Anthony Dias Blue—the world's leading expert on American wine—has revised and updated his definitive reference on America's wine-producing regions and wines. Both entertaining and informative...


Don't Know Much About Anything Else

by Kenneth C. Davis HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

For years, Kenneth C. Davis has enlightened and enthralled us, opening our minds and tickling our fancies with his wonderfully irreverent, fun, and factual Don't Know Much About® books. He has carried readers...


Don't Know Much About Anything

by Kenneth C. Davis HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In his wildly entertaining, winningly irreverent, New York Times bestselling Don't Know Much About® series, author Kenneth C. Davis has amused and edified us with fascinating facts about history, mythology,...


mental floss presents Instant Knowledge

by Editors of Mental Floss William Morrow Paperbacks (October 13, 2009)

Mental_floss is proud to present a full-bodied jolt of inspiration for thirsty minds on the go. Blended with titillating facts, startling revelations, and head-scratching theories collected from around the world,...


Why Girls Can't Throw

by Mitchell Symons HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Warning: the truth can be shocking, seductive, offensive, outrageous...even disgusting!

Are you perplexed by the mysteries of the universe, confounded by the workings of the human body, prone to pondering the...


Encyclopedia Paranoiaca

by Henry Beard & Christopher Cerf Simon & Schuster (November 20, 2012)

IGNORE THIS BOOK AT YOUR PERIL!

Did you know that carrots cause blindness and bananas are radioactive? That too many candlelight dinners can cause cancer? And not only is bottled water a veritable petri dish...


The Illinois Wildlife Encyclopedia

by Scott Shupe Skyhorse (April 02, 2019)

Illinois’s wildlife has always played an important role in the history of human beings inhabiting the state. Native Americans depended on birds, mammals, and fish for sustenance and the state’s first Europeans...


The Florida Wildlife Encyclopedia

by Scott Shupe Skyhorse (May 28, 2019)

Florida’s wildlife has always played an important role in the history of human beings inhabiting the state. Native Americans depended on birds, mammals, and fish for sustenance. The state’s first European...


The Horse-Lover's Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition

by Jessie Haas Storey Publishing, LLC (March 21, 2017)

Here is a completely revised, full-color second edition of the established go-to source for equestrian information. This comprehensive A-to-Z guide covers “everything horse” and bridges gaps in the equestrian...


The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators

by Janet Vorwald Dohner Storey Publishing, LLC (May 16, 2017)

Learn to identify threatening species through tracks, scat, and the damage they leave behind. Fascinating profiles of more than 50 predatory mammals, birds, and reptiles teach farmers, ranchers, homesteaders,...


The Plant Lover's Guide to Tulips

by Richard Wilford Timber Press (April 08, 2015)

Tulips are one of the most popular spring-flowering bulbs. Available in a huge range of colors and in a wide array of shapes, they’re a mainstay of most spring gardens. They are the focus of festivals worldwide...


The Plant Lover's Guide to Snowdrops

by Naomi Slade Timber Press (April 22, 2014)

Snowdrops have a delicate, quiet beauty. Their white bell-shaped petals are striking alone and in a swath, and they are a harbinger of spring. The Plant Lover’s Guide to Snowdrops is the first book to make...


The A to Z of Plant Names

by Allen J. Coombes Timber Press (July 16, 2012)

Botanical names can be baffling to even the most experienced gardener. But a plant's botanical name is more than just a handy label—it can tell a plant's country of origin, the shape of its leaves, the color...


The Plant Lover's Guide to Dahlias

by Andy Vernon Timber Press (April 22, 2014)

Dahlias are the showgirls of the garden. A favorite of floral and landscape designers, they come in a wide range of jewel-like colors—rich reds and vibrant oranges, shocking pinks—and an engaging variation...


Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs

by Michael A. Dirr Timber Press (March 17, 2016)

3500 photographs. Over 380 genera. More than 3700 species and cultivars.

Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs is the most comprehensive visual reference to more than 3700 species and cultivars. From majestic...


The Plant Lover's Guide to Salvias

by John Whittlesey Timber Press (April 22, 2014)

Salvias are available in a huge range of sizes, colors, foliage, and hardiness, with over 900 species and hundreds of hybrids. Salvia’s popularity stems from how easy they are to grow, their multiple medicinal...


The Complete Book of Potatoes

by Hielke De Jong, Walter De Jong & Joseph B. Sieczka Timber Press (April 25, 2011)

The only comprehensive resource for home gardeners and commercial potato growers, The Complete Book of Potatoes has everything a gardener or commercial potato grower needs to successfully grow the best, disease-resistant...


The Well-Tended Perennial Garden

by Tracy DiSabato-Aust Timber Press (February 22, 2017)

“This practical guide is lush with clear, step-by-step advice.” —Real Simple

Whether you are a new gardener or a green thumb, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is here to help you successfully plan, plant,...


The Plant Lover's Guide to Sedums

by Brent Horvath Timber Press (April 22, 2014)

Sedums are most popular flowering succulent. They range from groundcovers to large border perennials and are often included in green roof and vertical garden design because of their visual interest and drought...


The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weaponry

by Chuck Wills Thunder Bay Press (August 01, 2013)

A complete look at weapons--from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age, from spears to swords.

When did hunting weapons begin to be used against humans instead of animals? What is the difference between the Plains...


Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South

by Mark A. Lamport, Katalina Tahaafe-Williams, Philip Jenkins & Fenggang Yang et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 31, 2018)

Christianity has transformed many times in its 2,000-year history, from its roots in the Middle East to its presence around the world today. From the mid-twentieth century onward the presence of Christianity...


The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows

by David Perlmutter Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 04, 2018)

Once consigned almost exclusively to Saturday morning fare for young viewers, television animation has evolved over the last several decades as a programming form to be reckoned with. While many animated shows...


The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945

by Gareth Cornwell, Dirk Klopper & Craig Mackenzie Columbia University Press (April 13, 2010)

From the outset, South Africa's history has been marked by division and conflict along racial and ethnic lines. From 1948 until 1994, this division was formalized in the National Party's policy of apartheid....


Lighthouse Encyclopedia

by Ray Jones Globe Pequot Press (August 20, 2013)

A wealth of facts and history fill this beautifully designed armchair and reference book. This single volume, packed with full-color and vintage photos, contains everything a lighthouse lover or maritime historian...


The Unofficial Christmas Truce of 1914 - History of the World | Children's Military Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

The spirit of Christmas was strong between the soldiers fighting in 1914. They voluntarily stopped fighting to celebrate Christmas. They shared a good laugh and a cigarette or two, too! How we wish that agreement...


How WWI Changed Modern Warfare - History War Books | Children's Military Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Did you know that apart from lessons on ethics and morals, the World War 1 also gives valuable contributions to the progress of military science? Open this book to learn How WWI Changed Modern Warfare. Take...


World War I, President Wilson and His Fourteen Points - History 5th Grade | Children's Military Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

This is a huge history book for fifth graders because of the topics discussed here. What is was the relationship between President Wilson, his fourteen points and World War I? Learning about some of the most...


Scottish History: From Bannockburn to Holyrood (Collins Little Books)

by John Abernethy Collins (September 07, 2017)

From prehistoric Scotland to the Brexit referendum, this little book covers all of the main events in Scottish history.

A concise and excellent guide to Scottish history and how Scotland has come to be what...