The How It Works Book of Extreme Weather explores the powerful forces of nature The How It Works Book of the Extreme Weather delves into the science behind some of the wildest forms weather, from megafloods and avalanches to heatwaves and cyclones. Discover what causes these powerful, and often destructive, events, and find out what it takes to survive them. There are also interviews with storm chaser Warren Faidley and British weatherman Michael Fish, alongside explanations about how we forecast and measure the weather.
The How It Works Book of Incredible History is packed with fascinating facts about over 200 million years of history. What did Jurassic Park get wrong about the dinosaurs? How did medieval people write? How did Leonardo da Vinci learn to fly? Find the answers to these questions and more in this fantastic book. Bring history to life with colourful images and stunning illustrations that help explain how past events have shape our world. Take a look inside Buckingham Palace, see how the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling was painted and much, much more.
The World of Animals investigates and describes the anatomy, behavior, and habitats of over 1,000 animals. From microscopic worms and insects to reptiles, birds, and mammals, this book will provide children with an insight into the incredible range of life in Gods wonderful world. This comprehensive but easy-to-use book boasts a wide range of features to help bring its readers face-to-face with the science and beauty of the living world.
When Hope Prescott's parents disappeared, her carefree teenage life vanished forever. She and her three siblings were separated and sent to different foster homes around the country. Now, seven years later, Hope is still searching for them. To support herself, she works for an answering service, and cares for her clients as if they were family.
A classic collection of oral German folklore, brought together for posterity by the scholarly brothers Grimm in the 1800s, this epitome of fairy tales includes many of the world’s best known stories. In these dark foreboding woods, you will find: Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, Lily and the Lion (better known as Beauty and the Beast), and Snow White and Rose Red, among other timeless works. These tales were later heavily revised and sanitised, but here are presented closer to their grim and beloved originals.
How It Works, the magazine that explains everything you never knew you wanted to know about the world we live in. Loaded with fully illustrated guides and expert knowledge, and with sections dedicated to science, technology, transportation, space, history and the environment, no subject is too big or small for How It Works to explain.
Proust's 'A la recherche du temps perdu' ('In Search of Lost Time', 1913─27) changed the course of modern narrative fiction. This Introduction provides an account of Proust's life, the socio-historical and cultural contexts of his work and an assessment of his early works. At its core is a volume-by-volume study of 'In Search of Lost Time', which attends to its remarkable superstructure, as well as to individual images and the intricacies of Proust's finely-stitched prose.