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Author: Sean Callery; Clive Gifford; Mike Goldsmith
Publisher: New York, NY : Kingfisher, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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An encyclopedia divided into thematic subjects provides up-to-date information on everything from people, places, and events of the ancient world to working with renewable energy today.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Callery; Clive Gifford; Mike Goldsmith
ISBN: 9780753462690 0753462699
OCLC Number: 181517393
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 320 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Planet Earth --
formation and structure --
continents and mountains --
earthquakes --
volcanoes --
roacks and soil --
weathering and erosion --
glaciers and ice --
rivers and lakes --
seas and oceans --
atmosphere --
earth's resources --
earth facts --
Space and the Stars --
the solar system --
the sun --
the moon --
the rocky planets --
the giant planets --
space rubble --
satellites and space stations --
space exploration --
space robots --
stars and stardust --
constellations --
space clouds --
the universe --
life elsewehre --
astronomy --
space facts --
The Living World --
habitats and biomes --
ecosystems and cycles --
climate zones --
weather --
wild weather --
plants --
plant reproduction --
seeds and growing --
trees and forests --
rainforests --
hot and cold deserts --
ocean life --
grasslands --
natural resources --
threats and conservation --
living-world facts --
Animal Life --
what is an animal? --
evolution and extinction --
classifying nature --
how animal life developed --
primates --
other mammals --
the elephant --
birds --
snakes --
other reptiles --
amphibians --
migration --
life in teh water --
comouflage --
insects and spiders --
animal facts --
Body Science --
bones and skeletons --
muscles and movement --
blood and circulation --
brain and nerves --
thinking and dreaming --
senses --
skin. hair. and teeth --
lungs and breathing --
eating and digestion --
hormones and metabolism --
genes and chromosomes --
sex and reproduction --
growth and aging --
defense systems --
health and fitness --
body facts --
The Story of the Past --
early civilizations --
the ancient egyptians --
the qin dysnasty --
the ancient greeks --
the roman empire --
the maya --
medieval europe --
explorers --
the age of revolution --
the industrial revolution --
colonies and migration --
world war I --
world war II --
the cold war --
the modern world --
historical facts --
People and Society --
the human population --
homes and settlements --
health and education --
celebrations --
religions of the world --
religious ceremonies --
sports --
the olympics --
countries and nations --
government --
law and human rights --
money --
trade --
warfare --
international organizations --
society facts --
Arts and Entertainment --
architecture --
dance --
decorative arts --
games --
movies and television --
special effects --
classical music --
modern music --
painting --
sculpture --
photography --
print --
theater --
the globe theater --
out and about --
arts-and-entertainment facts --
Science and Technology --
what is science? --
how science works --
time --
matter and atoms --
elements and compounds --
materials --
energy --
sound, light, and color --
heat --
electricity and magnetism --
forces and motion --
engineering --
industry and manufacturing --
medicine --
biotechnology --
science facts --
Communication --
messages and the media --
why we communicate --
long-distance communication --
television --
languages --
the written word --
computers --
land transportation --
water transportation --
air transportation --
future communications --
communication facts --
glossary --
index --
acknowledgments
Responsibility: Sean Callery, Clive Gifford, and Mike Goldsmith.
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An encyclopedia divided into thematic subjects provides up-to-date information on everything from people, places, and events of the ancient world to working with renewable energy today.

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