Patterns can be so beautiful that people come from all over the world to see them, or so familiar you hardly notice them. They appear everywhere: beehives, dinner plates, even the bottoms of your shoes. Photographs show diverse examples from nature and artwork around the world. The secrets behind the patterns are revealed and gain fun ideas for making your own.
Fun pictograms and infographics about the human body make learning about math topics such as bar charts, percentages, averages and fractions easy and fun. In this book, readers go on an amazing mission inside the human body and use their mathematical skills to check their diet, test their strength, and chart their growth. Math puzzles and exercises help children build confidence in their math skills.
From cockroaches and beetles to dragonflies and ants, provides an introduction to the diverse world of insects, describing their various habitats, physical characteristics, life cycles, and roles in the ecosystem.
An introduction to working with animals shares anecdotes, photographs, facts based on peer-reviewed research, and hands-on activities designed to promote conservation awareness and animal-related career interests.
Outlines the process of making and patenting inventions and presents innovations in such fields as transportation, appliances, child and pet care, and amusement that did not work, were too early or too late, or failed for other reasons.
Readers will discover how detection dogs are able to use their noses to find everything from people, both alive and dead, to explosives to whale poop. These working dogs work to please, work to play, and work for love.
Describes the skill, training, and determination needed to become a professional hockey player, including the types of workouts and dietary plans NHL players use and how they prevent and treat injuries.
Presents an introduction to ancient Egypt and its civilization, and includes facts about pharoahs, the army, mummies, pyramids, the Egyptian gods, housing, everyday life, the Nile, and common occupations.
A tribute to twenty Hispanic and Latino Americans who have made a positive impact on the world through outstanding contributions to the arts, politics, science, humanitarianism, and athletic. Portraits complement biographies of Cesar Chavez, Sonia Sotomayor, Ellen Ochoa, Roberto Clemente, and many more along with inspirational quotes.
In the early 1900s, Robert Miller, a.k.a. "Count Victor Lustig," moved to Paris hoping to be an artist. A "con" artist, that is. He used his ingenious scams on unsuspecting marks all over the world, from the Czech Republic, to Atlantic ocean liners, and across America. Tricky Vic pulled off his most daring con in 1925, when he managed to "sell" the Eiffel Tower to one of the city's most successful scrap metal dealers. Six weeks later, he tried to sell the Eiffel Tower all over again. Vic was never caught. For that particular scam, anyway.
This book does not settle questions of theology. Instead, it presents young readers with a biography that covers what is known historically about Jesus and places in his life in the context of his world when Jerusalem was part of the Roman Empire. It also explains the early origins of Christianity and how it became a major religion.
Born in California, Ripley began his career as a sports cartoonist. He went on to chronicle global records and oddities in his weekly column, Believe It Or Not! After publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst took an interest in the column, it became a syndicated global success. Ripley spent his life traveling to more than 200 countries in search of strange objects and interesting facts. His penchant for the peculiar launched an entertainment empire, and his collection of artifacts can be seen worldwide at his famous Odditoriums.