Dorling Kindersley Collection

A Slice of Organic Life

Features over 90 self-contained projects, from growing your own food organically, cooking home-grown produce, keeping selected livestock, and leading a more sustainable lifestyle.

Amphibian

Provides detailed information on the different habitats, life cycles, and natural history of frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and the rare caecilians.

Amphibian, Rev. ed.

Examines the natural history of these creatures from frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders to the rare caecilians.

Animal Life

Examines animals such as sea animals, spiders, and mammals featuring their behavior, homes, and care of offspring and eggs.

Animals

Introduces toddlers to different kinds of animals.

Animals Around the World

Presents information about a wide variety of animals, from speedy cheetahs to enormous elephants.

Animals Up Close

Features close-up images of animals from insects to reptiles to mammals to birds, revealing the colors, textures, and structures of each animal.

Arctic & Antarctic

Provides a unique view of our planet's polar wildernesses. Covers the northern and southern lights, the crushing power of ice, why Amundsen beat Scott to the South Pole, how penguins keep warm, and what reindeer eat.

Arctic and Antarctic

Provides an introduction to the polar regions and the plants and animals that survive in such hostile conditions.

Arctic and Antarctic

Covers all aspects of life in the Arctic and Antarctic. Examines how people live and work in this environment, and introduces animals such as polar bears, penguins, and sea lions.

Baby Animals

Introduces toddlers to different kinds of baby animals.

Bird

Provides detailed information on birds' habitats, diet, and sizes, as well as other interesting facts about birds.

Bird, Rev. ed.

Covers the world of birds, examining such topics as body construction, feathers and flight, the adaptation of beaks and feet, feeding habits, courtship, nests and eggs, and bird watching.

Boat

Provides a guide to the origins, principles, and historical study of boats.

Building

Covers the components and construction materials of a building, and discusses staircases, fireplaces, doors, windows, and ornament.

Bunny

Follows the growth and development of a bunny from birth to six weeks old.

Butterfly

Provides detailed information on the life cycle of a butterfly.

Butterfly

Follows the growth and development of the butterfly from a caterpillar into a butterfly.

Butterfly & Moth

Explores the behavior and life cycles of butterflies and moths, examining mating rituals, camouflage, habitat, and growth from pupa to larva to adult.

Car

Covers the history, development, and impact of automobiles from horseless carriages and Model T Fords to modern high-performance racing cars.

Castle

Describes the castles of the Middle Ages and the lives of the people who lived in them.

Cat, Rev. ed.

Covers the anatomy, behavior, habitats, and other aspects of wild and domestic cats.

Chick

Shows the development of a chick from hatching to eight weeks old.

Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia

Covers entries ranging from Abolitionist Movement to Zoos.

Civil War

Provides information on the American Civil War including the issues that divided the country, the battles that shaped the conflict, and the birth of the reunited states.

Compost

Covers how to make the best compost using ingredients that are easily found around the house.

Cool Stuff 2.0 and How It Works

Uses computer-generated images to explain how many devices and processes of modern technology work. Covers inventions such as HDTV, game consoles, robot cars, helicopters, space probes, oil rigs, mass dampers, biometric id's, and tsunami alert systems.

Crystal & Gem

Provides information about the formation and practical uses of crystals, semiprecious stones, and precious metals.

Crystal and Gem, Rev. ed.

Examines crystals and gems in various shapes, sizes and colors. Also explores how crystals are used in everything from industrial tools and electronics to items in the household.

DK Guide to Dinosaurs

Depicts how dinosaurs lived and died, covering such topics as habitats, size, hunting techniques, self-defense, courtship, and family life.

DK Guide to Mammals

Explores the world of mammals--their habitats, behavior, anatomy, intelligence, and more.

DK Guide to Savage Earth

Depicts the powerful natural forces that shape the Earth including glaciers, volcanos, earthquakes and tsunamis.

DK Guide to Weather

Explores a wide range of weather topics, including climate and seasons, wind and gales, lightning and thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes, solar wonders, and weather forecasting.

DK Guide to the Human Body

Provides a guide to the skeleton, organs and senses. Explains the processes of the human body in detail.

Dangerous Dinosaurs Q&A

Examines facts about dinosaurs including why some plant-eating dinosaurs grew so large, how dinosaurs used teeth, claws, spikes, and tail clubs in their fight for survival, and why the dinosaurs died out and what happened afterwards.

Desert

Provides an introduction to the harsh world of hot and cold deserts and the people, plants, and animals that live in them.

Desert

Examines the forces that form deserts and discusses the animals and people that inhabit them.

Dinosaur

Provides detailed information on the world of dinosaurs. Describes their sizes, how they looked, how they lived, and how they behaved.

Dinosaur

Provides online links with fossil hunters, scientists, and the people who bring dinosaurs to life.

Dinosaur

Covers the world of the dinosaur, focusing on their teeth, feet, eggs, and fossils.

Dinosaur Atlas

Find out what the world was like millions of years ago by exploring the prehistoric continents to see how and where dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals lived.

Dog, Rev. ed.

Covers the evolutionary history of the entire dog family, their domestication, anatomy, behavior, and breeds, highlighting the many ways in which they have helped people throughout history.

Duck

Shows the development of a duckling from hatching to eight weeks old.

Eagle & Birds of Prey

Describes the anatomy, hunting techniques, mating, nesting, and eating habits of birds of prey, as well as their techniques for stalking, catching and killing their quarry.

Early Humans

Provides detailed information on the world of ancient people and their ways of life.

Early Humans

Covers how the world's first people lived from cave dwellings to the tools of the Iron Age.

Earth

Provides fun facts about the planet Earth. Examines the earth's position in the solar system and how its surface is constantly being re-shaped by the elements.

Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters

Describes natural disasters which have occurred in various places throughout the world.

Ecology, Rev. ed.

Provides information about ecology in general, specific ecosystems, and our changing understanding of life around us.

Encyclopedia of Space

Provides a guide to astronomy and space science and includes the facts and figures from the latest missions to the planets, and images from the Hubble Space Telescope.

Energy

Explains how energy sources like electricity, heat, power, sun, lightening, fire, and combustion, shape our landscape and climate.

Epidemic

Discusses what an epidemic is, how it evolves, various causes and carriers, and efforts to prevent epidemics.

Eruption! The Story of Volcanoes

Describes volcano eruptions that have occurred in various places throughout the world.

Everest

Provides information on Everest and mountains around the world. Includes sections on mountain climbing gear, the Winter Olympics, and alpine conservation.

Evolution, Rev. ed.

Covers animals, plants, bones, and fossils to reveal the ideas and discoveries that have changed our understanding of the natural world and how life began.

Explorer

Provides detailed information on the world of exploration, from early expeditions to high-tech trips into space.

Explorer

Charts the journeys of intrepid travelers, from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong, looking at the challenges they faced and the discoveries they made.

Explorer, Rev. ed.

Covers many types of exploration including early expeditions across the globe, space exploration, and deep sea exploration.

Farm

Introduces toddlers to different things one can find on a farm.

Farm

Covers the different aspects of farming through the ages including the equipment, domestic animals, crops, and the future of farming.

First Garden Activity Book

Teaches young gardeners how to growing plants and includes projects to enjoy with easy-to-follow ideas.

Fish

Provides detailed information on the world of fish, including how they evolved, how they live, and their habitats.

Flag

Covers flags from countries all over the world, including special flags such as signal flags for ships and boats, flags for special festivals and sports, political flags and coats of arms.

Flying Machine

Provides an introduction to the history of flight and explores the various aircraft in use today.

Food

Covers many topics involving food including healthy eating, food and culture, food allergies, and cooking, among others.

Forest

Introduces characteristics of different kinds of forests found around the world, the plants and animals that populate them, and how they are endangered.

Fossil

Provides information on what fossils are, how they were formed, and how they lived millions of years ago.

Fox

Shows the development of a red fox from birth to twelve weeks old.

Frog

Shows the development of a frog from the egg stage through its first year.

Future

Illustrates the visions of the future of scientists, artists and inventors through the ages. Presents a view of a world we are yet to know, in the twenty-first century and beyond.

Garden Design

Shows step-by-step techniques for tackling every aspect of garden design from planning and planting to simple construction projects.

Geography of the World, Rev. and Updated ed.

Examines geography all over the world.

Gorilla, Monkey & Ape

Covers details about the behavior, family life, and intelligence of gorillas and other primates.

Grow It, Cook It

Offers a fresh approach to healthy eating by getting children involved in food right from the start. Children will learn that when they eat a carrot, they're biting into a root; salads are made up of leaves; and berries are the fruit and seeds of plants, encouraging an early appreciation of food and its origins.

Grow Organic

A practical guide to organic gardening that explains and illustrates all the key principles and techniques needed to grow a garden the natural way.

Horse

Provides detailed information on the world of horses and ponies. Describes their natural history, their role in civilization, and many other interesting facts.

Horse

Features all kinds of facts about horses, including why horses flatten back their ears, how a blacksmith shoes a horse, how horses have been used in wartime, and more.

Horse

Covers the different types, physical characteristics, behavior, senses, and uses of horses.

Human Body

Provides detailed information on the human body's structure, function, and disorders.

Human Body

Covers the human body, including its inner workings, how it protects and repairs itself, the skeleton, senses and systems that enable us to live and function.

Hurricane

Provides an introduction to hurricanes, including details of their destructive forces and their historical background.

Hurricane & Tornado, Rev. ed.

Explores various types of extreme weather including tornadoes, hurricanes, snowstorms, and hailstorms, among others.

Insect

Provides detailed information on the world of insects. Describes the variety and complexity of insects, their structure, life cycles and behavior.

Insect, Rev. ed.

Features the busy world of insects. Discover their structure, history, and fascinating variety.

Invention

Provides an introduction to a variety of inventions, both ancient and modern, that have changed the world.

Invention, Rev. ed.

Explores such inventions as the wheel, gears, levers, clocks, telephones, and rocket engines.

Judaism

Discusses the historical origins, teachings, practices, persecution, spread, and challenges of Judaism and explores the history, faith, and traditions of Jews.

Jungle

Provides an introduction to the plants, animals and insects of the world's jungles.

Jungle, Rev. ed.

Examines the plants, animals, and insects found in the world's tropical rain forests.

Kitten

Shows the development of a kitten from birth to ten weeks old.

Knight

Provides information on the world and lives of knights.

Knight, Rev. ed.

Explores what life was like for knights in medieval times. Covers topics such as battles, hunting, weaponry, armor, jousting, and castles.

Lamb, Rev

Depicts the growth and development of a lamb from its first hours of life to twelve weeks old.

Light

Provides a guide to the origins, principles, and historical study of light.

Mammal

Discover why a wallaby has a pouch. Find out how to recognize animal footprints. See how newborn mice develop. Be an eyewitness to the lives of your remarkable relatives, the mammals--from hedgehogs and bats to elephants and bushbabies.

Mammal, Rev. ed.

Examines the world of mammals, depicting their development, feeding habits, courtship rituals, protective behavior, and physical adaptation to their various ways of life.

Mars

Covers many topics including Mars of the ancients, Mariner 9, the Martian atmosphere, life on mars, and future exploration, among others.

Moon

Covers the Moon's physical characteristics, relationship to the Earth, and the history of human reactions to and exploration of it.

Mouse

Shows the development of a mouse from birth to eight weeks old.

Music, Rev. ed.

Covers the history of music, how instruments are made, and how they have evolved today.

Mythology

Provides an introduction to the world of mythology. Discusses the stories told by different cultures to explain the mysteries of the world.

Natural Disasters

Covers the power of hurricanes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters.

North American Indian

Provides information on the civilizations of North American Indians.

Notable African American Writers

Compiles essays on great novelists, poets, playwrights, short-story writers, and writers of nonfiction from colonial America to today. Includes overviews of each author's biography and literary career as well as ready-reference listings of their major works in all genres.

Notable Latino Writers

Compiles essays on great novelists, poets, playwrights, and short-story writers of the Western Hemisphere who are considered "Latino" in the broad sense of the term. Includes works originally written in English and those Spanish and Portuguese works that have been translated into English. Includes overviews of the author's biography and literary career as well as ready-reference listings of their major works in all genres.

Ocean

Provides an introduction to the natural history, geology, and exploration of the world's vast oceans.

Ocean

Explores the lives and habitats of sea creatures on the ocean floor from dolphins and sharks to jellyfish.

Ocean

Covers the world's oceans, from the geological and physical processes that affect the ocean floor, to the key habitat zones.

Oil

Provides information about oil and other petroleum products by explaining what they are and how they are used. Also discusses oil exploration, drilling, refining, and looks at the problem of pollution and alternatives to oil as a fuel source.

Olympic Games

Presents the history of the Olympic games from ancient Greece to the present.

One Million Things

Featuring photographs that illustrate and educate, this visual encyclopedia is packed with images that bring more than one million things to light.

Our Living World: Earth's Biomes

Multi-volume set takes an in-depth look at various ecosystems. Original, detailed maps and vibrant pictures inform readers about various biomes, the myriad plants and animals that live within each, and the role that humans must play to protect earth's fragile environment. Interesting facts, recommended learning materials, and glossary words are interspersed throughout the volumes. Aimed at grades 4-8.

Owl

Shows the development of a barn owl from hatching to twelve weeks old.

Penguin

Follows the growth and development of a young penguin through its first year.

Pig

Charts the early stages of a young pig's life.

Pirate

Provides information on the world and lives of pirates.

Piratepedia

Covers the pirate world of the past, featuring high-sea rogues, their vessels, hideouts, cunning adventures, and gnarly ends by combining facts and classic fiction.

Plant

Provides an introduction to the world of plants, including the natural history of plant anatomy and growth.

Plant

Describes the appearance, life-cycle, pollination, food, and development of a variety of plants including trees and meat-eaters as well as discussing climatory factors in plant growth.

Pond & River

Provides an introduction to the plant and animal life that thrives in freshwater habitats.

Pony

Charts the early stages of a young pony's life.

Puppy

Depicts the growth and development of a puppy from its first day alive to its eighth week.

Rain Forest

Explores the world of the rainforest and the many jungle creatures that live there.

Religion, Rev. ed.

Explores the histories, beliefs, and practices of religions all over the world.

Reptile

Provides detailed information on the world of reptiles, including their natural history, habits, and lifestyles.

Rivers and Lakes

Describes how rivers flow to the sea and the characteristics of rivers and lakes, including the animal life found within and near them.

Robot

Covers robots from the earliest single-task machines to the advanced intelligence of robots with feelings, and learn all that robots can do.

Rock & Mineral

Examines the beauty and importance of minerals, metals, crystals, fossils, and gemstones and provides insight into the evolution and composition of the Earth.

Rock & Mineral

Examines the creation, importance, erosion, mining, and uses of rocks and minerals.

Seashore

Provides an introduction to the seashore and the creatures that live there.

Shark

Provides detailed information on the world of sharks. Describes the natural history, behavior, and habits of sharks and their relatives.

Shipwreck

Provides an introduction to the world's most significant shipwrecks and their lost cargoes and treasures.

Skeleton

Provides detailed information on human and animal skeletons, including their evolution, structure, and function.

Space

Explores outer space and investigates the wonders of the universe from Saturn's rings to life in space stations.

Space Exploration

Provides information on the history of space exploration and the daily life of astronauts.

State-by-State Atlas

Provides young geographers with answers to who, what, when, where, and why questions about United States geography.

The Book of Weeds

Offers information and advice on handling weeds and shows how to recognize them, how to control them, and how to exploit them.

The Cook's Herb Garden

Provides recipes, step-by-step photographs on how to plant, nurture, harvest, and store herbs, and flavor charts that list the best herbs to partner with popular ingredients.

The Human Brain Book

Covers the one organ in the body that makes each person a unique individual and includes the latest findings from the field of neuroscience.

The New Self-Sufficient Gardener

A complete illustrated guide to planning, growing, storing and preserving your own garden produce.

Things that Go

Introduces toddlers to different kinds of vehicles.

Titanic

Provides an introduction to the Titanic, from its maiden voyage to its wreck on the ocean floor.

Tomato

Showcases the different varieties of tomatoes and shows how to grow them-in pots, hanging baskets, grow bags, under glass, and outdoors-and harvest tomatoes, as well as cooking and preserving them.

Tree

Provides an introduction to the world of trees, from tiny saplings to forest giants.

Tree, Rev. ed.

Covers many kinds of trees from coniferous to tropical. Includes topics such as the lifecycle of a tree, the many parts of a tree, and identifying trees.

Twisters!

Describes how tornadoes form and what effects they have on people and their surroundings.

Viking

Provides information on the world and lives of Vikings.

Volcano

Provides information on the inner workings of volcanoes and famous volcanic eruptions.

Volcano

Explores the danger and wonder of volcanoes from fiery mountains under the sea to spectacular explosions.

Voyage

Covers all there is to know about the oceans.

Water

Explains how rain, rivers, currents, and oceans shape our landscape and climate, support unique marine habitats, and threaten our coasts and cities with rising sea levels.

Weapon

Covers weapons, and the warriors who used them, from the stone axes of the earliest warfare to the heavy artillery of today's modern armies.

Weather

Provides an introduction to the power and beauty of the weather.

Weather

Explores many aspects of weather and how it affects people's lives.

Weather, Rev. ed.

A guide to the forces and displays of nature. Covers topics such as weather prediction, thunder and lightning, rainbows, snow and extreme weather.

Whale

Provides detailed information on the world of whales. Describes how they live, how they behave, how they look, and many other interesting facts.

Whales & Dolphins

A brief introduction to the physical characteristics and behavior of various marine mammals, particularly whales and dolphins.

Why Pi?

Focusing on how people from ancient Egyptians to modern scientists have used numbers to measure things through the ages. Includes games, puzzles, brainteasers, and fun facts.

World Religions

Explores the main principles and thinking of each religion to reveal the symbolism and meaning in religious imagery and iconography in great detail.

World War I

Provides an introduction to World War I including the events that led to its outbreak, the leaders, the people who fought, and the battles that shaped the conflict.

World War II

Provides an introduction to World War II including the events that led to its outbreak, the leaders, the people who fought, and the battles that shaped the conflict.

Science eBook Collection

A Slice of Organic Life

Features over 90 self-contained projects, from growing your own food organically, cooking home-grown produce, keeping selected livestock, and leading a more sustainable lifestyle.

Amphibian

Provides detailed information on the different habitats, life cycles, and natural history of frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and the rare caecilians.

Amphibian, Rev. ed.

Examines the natural history of these creatures from frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders to the rare caecilians.

Animal Life

Examines animals such as sea animals, spiders, and mammals featuring their behavior, homes, and care of offspring and eggs.

Animals

Introduces toddlers to different kinds of animals.

Animals Around the World

Presents information about a wide variety of animals, from speedy cheetahs to enormous elephants.

Animals Up Close

Features close-up images of animals from insects to reptiles to mammals to birds, revealing the colors, textures, and structures of each animal.

Astronomy

Provides an introduction to astronomy and a glimpse into its history, from the origins of the universe to space exploration.

Astronomy

Features the discoveries and research that have transformed our understanding of the planets and stars of the universe.

Bird

Provides detailed information on birds' habitats, diet, and sizes, as well as other interesting facts about birds.

Bird, Rev. ed.

Covers the world of birds, examining such topics as body construction, feathers and flight, the adaptation of beaks and feet, feeding habits, courtship, nests and eggs, and bird watching.

Building

Covers the components and construction materials of a building, and discusses staircases, fireplaces, doors, windows, and ornament.

Butterfly

Provides detailed information on the life cycle of a butterfly.

Butterfly

Follows the growth and development of the butterfly from a caterpillar into a butterfly.

Butterfly & Moth

Explores the behavior and life cycles of butterflies and moths, examining mating rituals, camouflage, habitat, and growth from pupa to larva to adult.

CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa

Provides descriptions of household and high-interest products, step-by-step descriptions of manufacturing processes, and sidebars with additional information. Covers for each entry: why there was a need, who invented it, how it is made, what it is made of, and how it works. Includes photographs, illustrations and line drawings, and a glossary of definitions.

Cat, Rev. ed.

Covers the anatomy, behavior, habitats, and other aspects of wild and domestic cats.

Chick

Shows the development of a chick from hatching to eight weeks old.

Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia

Covers entries ranging from Abolitionist Movement to Zoos.

Compost

Covers how to make the best compost using ingredients that are easily found around the house.

Crystal & Gem

Provides information about the formation and practical uses of crystals, semiprecious stones, and precious metals.

Crystal and Gem, Rev. ed.

Examines crystals and gems in various shapes, sizes and colors. Also explores how crystals are used in everything from industrial tools and electronics to items in the household.

DK Guide to Dinosaurs

Depicts how dinosaurs lived and died, covering such topics as habitats, size, hunting techniques, self-defense, courtship, and family life.

DK Guide to Mammals

Explores the world of mammals--their habitats, behavior, anatomy, intelligence, and more.

DK Guide to Savage Earth

Depicts the powerful natural forces that shape the Earth including glaciers, volcanos, earthquakes and tsunamis.

DK Guide to Weather

Explores a wide range of weather topics, including climate and seasons, wind and gales, lightning and thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes, solar wonders, and weather forecasting.

DK Guide to the Human Body

Provides a guide to the skeleton, organs and senses. Explains the processes of the human body in detail.

Dangerous Dinosaurs Q&A

Examines facts about dinosaurs including why some plant-eating dinosaurs grew so large, how dinosaurs used teeth, claws, spikes, and tail clubs in their fight for survival, and why the dinosaurs died out and what happened afterwards.

Desert

Provides an introduction to the harsh world of hot and cold deserts and the people, plants, and animals that live in them.

Desert

Examines the forces that form deserts and discusses the animals and people that inhabit them.

Dinosaur

Provides detailed information on the world of dinosaurs. Describes their sizes, how they looked, how they lived, and how they behaved.

Dinosaur

Provides online links with fossil hunters, scientists, and the people who bring dinosaurs to life.

Dinosaur

Covers the world of the dinosaur, focusing on their teeth, feet, eggs, and fossils.

Dinosaur Atlas

Find out what the world was like millions of years ago by exploring the prehistoric continents to see how and where dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals lived.

Dog, Rev. ed.

Covers the evolutionary history of the entire dog family, their domestication, anatomy, behavior, and breeds, highlighting the many ways in which they have helped people throughout history.

Duck

Shows the development of a duckling from hatching to eight weeks old.

Eagle & Birds of Prey

Describes the anatomy, hunting techniques, mating, nesting, and eating habits of birds of prey, as well as their techniques for stalking, catching and killing their quarry.

Early Humans

Covers how the world's first people lived from cave dwellings to the tools of the Iron Age.

Earth

Provides fun facts about the planet Earth. Examines the earth's position in the solar system and how its surface is constantly being re-shaped by the elements.

Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters

Describes natural disasters which have occurred in various places throughout the world.

Ecology, Rev. ed.

Provides information about ecology in general, specific ecosystems, and our changing understanding of life around us.

Encyclopedia of Space

Provides a guide to astronomy and space science and includes the facts and figures from the latest missions to the planets, and images from the Hubble Space Telescope.

Endangered Species, ed. 2

Including the addition of 25 new species, this new 2nd edition is completely updated to reflect the changes in endangered and threatened status. Color photographs and maps provide further illustrate the many species threatened by extinction, including amphibians, birds, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, and more. Each entry gives a species description, location, reason for endangerment, and measures being taken to prevent it from extinction.

Eruption! The Story of Volcanoes

Describes volcano eruptions that have occurred in various places throughout the world.

Everest

Provides information on Everest and mountains around the world. Includes sections on mountain climbing gear, the Winter Olympics, and alpine conservation.

Evolution, Rev. ed.

Covers animals, plants, bones, and fossils to reveal the ideas and discoveries that have changed our understanding of the natural world and how life began.

Farm

Introduces toddlers to different things one can find on a farm.

Farm

Covers the different aspects of farming through the ages including the equipment, domestic animals, crops, and the future of farming.

First Garden Activity Book

Teaches young gardeners how to growing plants and includes projects to enjoy with easy-to-follow ideas.

Fish

Provides detailed information on the world of fish, including how they evolved, how they live, and their habitats.

Flying Machine

Provides an introduction to the history of flight and explores the various aircraft in use today.

Food

Covers many topics involving food including healthy eating, food and culture, food allergies, and cooking, among others.

Forest

Introduces characteristics of different kinds of forests found around the world, the plants and animals that populate them, and how they are endangered.

Fox

Shows the development of a red fox from birth to twelve weeks old.

Frog

Shows the development of a frog from the egg stage through its first year.

Garden Design

Shows step-by-step techniques for tackling every aspect of garden design from planning and planting to simple construction projects.

Grow It, Cook It

Offers a fresh approach to healthy eating by getting children involved in food right from the start. Children will learn that when they eat a carrot, they're biting into a root; salads are made up of leaves; and berries are the fruit and seeds of plants, encouraging an early appreciation of food and its origins.

Grow Organic

A practical guide to organic gardening that explains and illustrates all the key principles and techniques needed to grow a garden the natural way.

Horse

Provides detailed information on the world of horses and ponies. Describes their natural history, their role in civilization, and many other interesting facts.

Horse

Features all kinds of facts about horses, including why horses flatten back their ears, how a blacksmith shoes a horse, how horses have been used in wartime, and more.

Horse

Covers the different types, physical characteristics, behavior, senses, and uses of horses.

Human Body

Provides detailed information on the human body's structure, function, and disorders.

Human Body

Covers the human body, including its inner workings, how it protects and repairs itself, the skeleton, senses and systems that enable us to live and function.

Hurricane

Provides an introduction to hurricanes, including details of their destructive forces and their historical background.

Hurricane & Tornado, Rev. ed.

Explores various types of extreme weather including tornadoes, hurricanes, snowstorms, and hailstorms, among others.

Insect

Provides detailed information on the world of insects. Describes the variety and complexity of insects, their structure, life cycles and behavior.

Insect, Rev. ed.

Features the busy world of insects. Discover their structure, history, and fascinating variety.

Invention

Provides an introduction to a variety of inventions, both ancient and modern, that have changed the world.

Invention, Rev. ed.

Explores such inventions as the wheel, gears, levers, clocks, telephones, and rocket engines.

Jungle

Provides an introduction to the plants, animals and insects of the world's jungles.

Jungle, Rev. ed.

Examines the plants, animals, and insects found in the world's tropical rain forests.

Kitten

Shows the development of a kitten from birth to ten weeks old.

Lamb, Rev

Depicts the growth and development of a lamb from its first hours of life to twelve weeks old.

Light

Provides a guide to the origins, principles, and historical study of light.

Mammal

Discover why a wallaby has a pouch. Find out how to recognize animal footprints. See how newborn mice develop. Be an eyewitness to the lives of your remarkable relatives, the mammals--from hedgehogs and bats to elephants and bushbabies.

Mammal, Rev. ed.

Examines the world of mammals, depicting their development, feeding habits, courtship rituals, protective behavior, and physical adaptation to their various ways of life.

Mars

Covers many topics including Mars of the ancients, Mariner 9, the Martian atmosphere, life on mars, and future exploration, among others.

Moon

Covers the Moon's physical characteristics, relationship to the Earth, and the history of human reactions to and exploration of it.

Mouse

Shows the development of a mouse from birth to eight weeks old.

Natural Disasters

Covers the power of hurricanes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters.

Ocean

Explores the lives and habitats of sea creatures on the ocean floor from dolphins and sharks to jellyfish.

Ocean

Covers the world's oceans, from the geological and physical processes that affect the ocean floor, to the key habitat zones.

Oil

Provides information about oil and other petroleum products by explaining what they are and how they are used. Also discusses oil exploration, drilling, refining, and looks at the problem of pollution and alternatives to oil as a fuel source.

One Million Things

Featuring photographs that illustrate and educate, this visual encyclopedia is packed with images that bring more than one million things to light.

Our Living World: Earth's Biomes

Multi-volume set takes an in-depth look at various ecosystems. Original, detailed maps and vibrant pictures inform readers about various biomes, the myriad plants and animals that live within each, and the role that humans must play to protect earth's fragile environment. Interesting facts, recommended learning materials, and glossary words are interspersed throughout the volumes. Aimed at grades 4-8.

Owl

Shows the development of a barn owl from hatching to twelve weeks old.

Penguin

Follows the growth and development of a young penguin through its first year.

Pig

Charts the early stages of a young pig's life.

Plant

Provides an introduction to the world of plants, including the natural history of plant anatomy and growth.

Plant

Describes the appearance, life-cycle, pollination, food, and development of a variety of plants including trees and meat-eaters as well as discussing climatory factors in plant growth.

Pony

Charts the early stages of a young pony's life.

Puppy

Depicts the growth and development of a puppy from its first day alive to its eighth week.

Rain Forest

Explores the world of the rainforest and the many jungle creatures that live there.

Reptile

Provides detailed information on the world of reptiles, including their natural history, habits, and lifestyles.

Rivers and Lakes

Describes how rivers flow to the sea and the characteristics of rivers and lakes, including the animal life found within and near them.

Robot

Covers robots from the earliest single-task machines to the advanced intelligence of robots with feelings, and learn all that robots can do.

Rock & Mineral

Examines the beauty and importance of minerals, metals, crystals, fossils, and gemstones and provides insight into the evolution and composition of the Earth.

Rock & Mineral

Examines the creation, importance, erosion, mining, and uses of rocks and minerals.

Shark

Provides detailed information on the world of sharks. Describes the natural history, behavior, and habits of sharks and their relatives.

Skeleton

Provides detailed information on human and animal skeletons, including their evolution, structure, and function.

Space

Explores outer space and investigates the wonders of the universe from Saturn's rings to life in space stations.

Space Exploration

Provides information on the history of space exploration and the daily life of astronauts.

Space Exploration Reference Library

From Chinese rockets of the 11th century to the latest developments in modern space travel, the four-volume Space Exploration Reference Library provides a wealth of information on this still-emerging science.

State-by-State Atlas

Provides young geographers with answers to who, what, when, where, and why questions about United States geography.

The Book of Weeds

Offers information and advice on handling weeds and shows how to recognize them, how to control them, and how to exploit them.

The Cook's Herb Garden

Provides recipes, step-by-step photographs on how to plant, nurture, harvest, and store herbs, and flavor charts that list the best herbs to partner with popular ingredients.

The New Self-Sufficient Gardener

A complete illustrated guide to planning, growing, storing and preserving your own garden produce.

Things that Go

Introduces toddlers to different kinds of vehicles.

Tomato

Showcases the different varieties of tomatoes and shows how to grow them-in pots, hanging baskets, grow bags, under glass, and outdoors-and harvest tomatoes, as well as cooking and preserving them.

Tree

Provides an introduction to the world of trees, from tiny saplings to forest giants.

Tree, Rev. ed.

Covers many kinds of trees from coniferous to tropical. Includes topics such as the lifecycle of a tree, the many parts of a tree, and identifying trees.

Twisters!

Describes how tornadoes form and what effects they have on people and their surroundings.

UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features

Focuses on the physical and geological aspects, structure, and features of 48 of the earth's landforms - what they are, how they look, how they were created, how they change over time, and major geological events associated with them. Written for middle school students to support earth science and landform-related assignments, alphabetically arranged entries follow a standard and consistent subheaded format; and range in length from 9 to 11 pages.

UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science

This encyclopedia explores water science and issues from an international perspective. Topics covered include lakes and streams, oceans, aquatic animals, weather and climate, glaciers, wetlands, ecology, hydropower, commercial fishing, acid rain, recreation, pollution, economics, water conservation, international water law, global warming and much more.

Volcano

Explores the danger and wonder of volcanoes from fiery mountains under the sea to spectacular explosions.

Voyage

Covers all there is to know about the oceans.

Weather

Provides an introduction to the power and beauty of the weather.

Weather

Explores many aspects of weather and how it affects people's lives.

Weather, Rev. ed.

A guide to the forces and displays of nature. Covers topics such as weather prediction, thunder and lightning, rainbows, snow and extreme weather.

Whale

Provides detailed information on the world of whales. Describes how they live, how they behave, how they look, and many other interesting facts.

Whales & Dolphins

A brief introduction to the physical characteristics and behavior of various marine mammals, particularly whales and dolphins.

Why Pi?

Focusing on how people from ancient Egyptians to modern scientists have used numbers to measure things through the ages. Includes games, puzzles, brainteasers, and fun facts.

Social Studies eBook Collection

American Civil War Reference Library

American Civil War Reference Library offers comprehensive and wide ranging research options on this compelling era of American history. Material in each of the three titles has been reviewed by an independent advisory board for its curriculum relevance and its accessibility to students in grades 6-12.

American Revolution

Provides information on the American war for independence: the battles and leaders, soldiers and heroes, scoundrels and patriots.

American Revolution Reference Library

This 4-vol. set supplies the in-depth information about the American Revolution that students and researchers need for class assignments and reports.

Arms & Armour

Presents the history of weapons and armor through the ages. Describes the design, construction and workings of various weapons, and discusses how methods of warfare have changed.

Atlas of Ancient Worlds

Provides facts about Egyptian pharaohs, Japanese dynasties, Peruvian people, and other ancient civilizations.

Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the United States

An alphabetical presentation of brief statistics, maps and pictorial information about each of the fifty United States, as well as U.S. territories and possessions. Coverage includes geography, state history, population, ethnic groups, natural resources, famous natives, and vital statistics. For students in elementary schools.

Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the World

An alphabetical presentation of brief statistics, maps and pictorial information about every country in the world. Coverage includes geography, industry, population, ethnic groups, climate, religion, education, and daily life. Includes a special section of political, topographical, and thematic world maps. For students in elementary schools.

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America

The hairstyles, slang terms, advertising jingles, pop music sensations, and all else described as popular culture is covered in this five-volume reference. Arranged chronologically by decade and by broad topics within each decade, this set focuses solely on the popular culture of the twentieth century, offering more detailed information on trends and fads than any other resource. Written specifically for students in grades 5 through 12.

Car

Covers the history, development, and impact of automobiles from horseless carriages and Model T Fords to modern high-performance racing cars.

Castle

Describes the castles of the Middle Ages and the lives of the people who lived in them.

Castle and Knight

Explores the world of knights and castles.

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government

Presents easy to understand information about the inner workings of the federal government. Includes historical overviews and examinations of the day-to-day operations of each branch, as well as Constitutional duties and obligations of each branch, specifics related to eligibility, elections and appointments of key positions, changes since 1776, the future of each branch, and other topics. For student and general audiences.

Children's Book of Art

Covers important art movements from the Renaissance to Rococo as well as the great artists from these eras.

Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia

Covers entries ranging from Abolitionist Movement to Zoos.

China

Investigates the present-day culture of the most populous country on the planet, China.

Christianity, Rev. ed.

Covers the faith of Christianity from its origins to its role in the 21st century.

Civil War

Provides information on the American Civil War including the issues that divided the country, the battles that shaped the conflict, and the birth of the reunited states.

Cold War Reference Library

Covers the Cold War period between the Western powers and the Communist bloc from the end of World War II through 1989. Includes discussion of the historic causes of the tension and information on the lives and actions of major figures, such as Harry Truman, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin.

Colonial America Reference Library

The Colonial America Reference Library provides students with the comprehensive information on the Colonial American period they need to write reports and class assignments including biographical profiles and primary source documents.

Cowboy, Rev. ed.

Traces the history and lore of cowboys from around the world.

Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library

Covering the evolution of the American criminal justice system throughout history, Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library explores everything from juvenile justice to organized crime.

Da Vinci and His Times, Rev. ed.

Explores the life and times of the great painter, scientist, philosopher, and engineer Leonardo da Vinci.

Early Humans

Provides detailed information on the world of ancient people and their ways of life.

Early Humans

Covers how the world's first people lived from cave dwellings to the tools of the Iron Age.

Epidemic

Discusses what an epidemic is, how it evolves, various causes and carriers, and efforts to prevent epidemics.

Explorer

Provides detailed information on the world of exploration, from early expeditions to high-tech trips into space.

Explorer

Charts the journeys of intrepid travelers, from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong, looking at the challenges they faced and the discoveries they made.

Explorer, Rev. ed.

Covers many types of exploration including early expeditions across the globe, space exploration, and deep sea exploration.

Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages

Provides a broad overview of costume traditions of diverse cultures from prehistoric times to the present day. Examines more than 430 items of human decoration and adornment, ranging from togas to turbans, necklaces to tennis shoes. Explores how and why items were created, the people who made them, and their uses. This set shows how clothing, headwear, body decorations, and footwear reflect the different cultural, religious, and societal beliefs.

Film

Explores every aspect of film and provides pointers on how to watch and understand films of different types, styles, and periods. Profiles the most important historical and contemporary directors, actors, producers, and studios.

Flag

Covers flags from countries all over the world, including special flags such as signal flags for ships and boats, flags for special festivals and sports, political flags and coats of arms.

Geography of the World, Rev. and Updated ed.

Examines geography all over the world.

How to Be a Genius

Explores the working of the brain, the potential of the mind and how the brain makes a person unique. Includes puzzles, games, and optical illusions.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography

Includes information on physical properties and characteristics of nearly 200 countries. Designed specifically for students in grades 5-12.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays

Written for students in middle and high school, offering in-depth information on such holidays as Children's/Youth Day, Christmas (and related celebrations), Halloween and Festivals of the Dead, Hanukkah, Independence Day (Cinco de Mayo, Bastille Day, etc.), Kwanza, Yom Kippur, New Year celebrations and many others. 4 volume set.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 5

Presents profiles of 194 countries of the world. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, government, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, and famous people.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 5

Presents profiles of the 50 states of the nation, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US dependencies. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, state and local governments, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, sports, famous people.

Knight

Provides information on the world and lives of knights.

Knight, Rev. ed.

Explores what life was like for knights in medieval times. Covers topics such as battles, hunting, weaponry, armor, jousting, and castles.

Korean War Reference Library

Covers the Korean War by exploring the major topics and events related to the period. The combined Almanac and Primary Sources covers the background of and issues related to the conflict in 13 chapters. Biographies includes 25 biographical entries on major figures from the period and 50 photographs.

Mexican-American War

Covers the period from the U.S. annexation of Texas to the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo (1848), including the battles of the conflict and also the mixed feelings of Americans regarding the war.

Mythology

Provides an introduction to the world of mythology. Discusses the stories told by different cultures to explain the mysteries of the world.

North American Indian

Provides information on the civilizations of North American Indians.

North American Indian, Rev. ed.

Covers the customs and traditions of many North American Indians including those of the Great Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes region, and the far North.

Olympic Games

Presents the history of the Olympic games from ancient Greece to the present.

One Million Things

Featuring photographs that illustrate and educate, this visual encyclopedia is packed with images that bring more than one million things to light.

Pirate

Provides information on the world and lives of pirates.

Pirate, Rev. ed.

Covers the bloodthirsty activities of pirates, from the barbarous corsairs of the Mediterranean to the cutthroat buccaneers of the Spanish Main.

Piratepedia

Covers the pirate world of the past, featuring high-sea rogues, their vessels, hideouts, cunning adventures, and gnarly ends by combining facts and classic fiction.

Religions

Examines all of the world's major faiths, as well as the lesser-known beliefs of Africa and the Americas. Explores the religious practices and traditions of each belief system, and profiles the deities and holy figures of each faith.

Shipwreck

Provides an introduction to the world's most significant shipwrecks and their lost cargoes and treasures.

Soldier

Describes the lives of soldiers from the Middle Ages to the present and discusses their training, tactics, vehicles, and weapons.

Spanish-American War

Covers the underlying causes of the Spanish American war, the battles, and the resolution of the conflict with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.

State-by-State Atlas

Provides young geographers with answers to who, what, when, where, and why questions about United States geography.

Super Structures

Provides an introduction to historic buildings, unusual buildings, and buildings of the future.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Automobiles

Provides a review of 150 of the most incredible cars in motoring history from the earliest to experiments for the future.

Things that Go

Introduces toddlers to different kinds of vehicles.

Titanic

Provides an introduction to the Titanic, from its maiden voyage to its wreck on the ocean floor.

Titanic, Rev. ed.

Covers the famous luxury ship and explores its remains on the ocean floor.

UXL American Decades

This series covers 20th-century events and social history beginning in 1900 and ending in 1999, written expressly for middle school students. Each decade is covered in one volume. Topics for each decade include: Headline Makers, Topics in the News, Arts and Entertainment, Business and the Economy, Education, Government, Politics, and Law, Lifestyles and Social Trends, Medicine and Health, Science and Technology, and Sports.

Universe, Rev. ed.

Provides a comprehensive look at the universe with a unique integration of words and pictures. Topics covered include, black holes, galaxies, the solar system, asteroids, meteors, meteorites, stars, and quasars.

Vietnam War

Traces the history of the unpopular war that killed over 58,000 Americans, discussing the causes and effects, leaders, major battles, guerrilla warfare, aerial bombing, weaponry, peace negotiations, and lessons learned.

Vietnam War Reference Library

This title traces the progression of this controversial war from its beginnings in 1941 with the creation of the Vietminh guerrilla force under Ho Chi Minh, through its last days in 1975 with the fall of Saigon. It covers high ranking government officials both foreign and domestic, antiwar activists, and soldiers and provides a variety of perspectives on the country's involvement in the war with excerpts from screenplays, literature, speeches and hearing testimonies.

Viking

Provides information on the world and lives of Vikings.

Viking

Explores the world of Vikings including epic voyages, daily life, longboats and special festivals.

War in the Persian Gulf Reference Library

Triggered by its invasion of Kuwait, Iraq was pitted against a 32-nation coalition of forces commanded by Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, whose air attacks led the way for a ground war that met with success in less than four days.

War of 1812

This concise resource covers the War of 1812 by providing a detailed overview of an often overlooked war.

Warrior

Chronicles the evolution of warriors from around the world from 600 BCE to the present. Explores their tactics, means of transportation, housing, and training. Also discusses the armor, weapons, and gear they used.

Water

Looks at the role of water in our bodies, our cultures, and our world.

Weapon

Covers weapons, and the warriors who used them, from the stone axes of the earliest warfare to the heavy artillery of today's modern armies.

World War I

Provides an introduction to World War I including the events that led to its outbreak, the leaders, the people who fought, and the battles that shaped the conflict.

World War I Reference Library

Covers major topics related to the period, including the roots of the war; causes of U.S. involvement; the Espionage Act and Sedition Act; weapons of mass destruction; and more. Profiles the major players of the period, including Woodrow Wilson, Kaiser Wilhelm II, John Pershing, and Henri-Philippe Petain. Presents full or excerpted primary source materials, including diaries, speeches, letters, journals and memoirs.

World War II

Provides an introduction to World War II including the events that led to its outbreak, the leaders, the people who fought, and the battles that shaped the conflict.

World War II Reference Library

Provides background and information on major topics about the World War II period, biographies of significant men and women involved in the war, and primary sources such as full or excerpted speeches, diary entries, newspaper accounts and other original documents.

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