Extreme Habitats: Polar Regions
Did you know that Antarctica contains 90% of the Earth's freshwater? Or that amputation is the only cure for frostbite! Narrative text, fact boxes and dramatic imagery place the reader in the role of a traveller exploring the coldest habitats on Earth! Includes survival tips and information about the best way to travel in this extreme environment.
Extreme Habitats: Mountains
Did you know that mountains cover one-fifth of the Earth's surface? Or that Mount Everest is 20 times higher than the world's tallest skyscraper - and it's still growing! Narrative text, fact boxes and dramatic imagery place the reader in the role of a traveller exploring the highest places on Earth! Includes survival tips and information about the best way to travel in this extreme environment.
Extreme Habitats: Deserts
Did you know that there are places in the world where all the rain that falls in a year wouldn't even fill a teacup! Narrative text, fact boxes and dramatic imagery place the reader in the role of a traveller exploring the hottest, driest deserts on Earth! Includes survival tips and information about the best way to travel in this extreme environment.
Earth Then & Now (PB)
By Fred Pearce
Earth Then and Now records the dramatic way in which our planet has changed in just the past one hundred years. It draws on the combined photographic archives of print, picture, and space agencies to create a powerful collection of images. Each pair of photographs has been selected to tell a compelling story - of a melting glacier, an expanding desert, an ever-rising cityscape or a natural disaster - presenting a stark visual comparison. On one page, we are shown a part of the world as it was, five, ten, twenty, fifty or even more than one hundred years ago. On the facing page, we have the same place as it looks today. Concise captions explain the facts and then leave us to draw our own conclusions about the Earth Then and Now and about the Earth to come.
The Encyclopedia of Snakes
By Christopher Mattison
This comprehensive, highly illustrated guide covers the most popular aspects of snake biology. Throughout, colour photographs show the fascinating variety of snake colouration as well as illustrating their amazing capacity for camouflage. Chapters investigate main themes, using text, photography and useful diagrams. There is detailed coverage of snake classification, evolution, natural diversity, size, shape and colouration, physiology, ecology, feeding, defensive behaviour, breeding, mythology, superstition and modern human attitudes to snakes. In addition, there are fact boxes within each chapter, which comprise items of special importance and interest, such as scale-type, population in the wild, egg incubation, etc. Above all, this is a major international title for all involved and interested in snakes, their zoology and care in captivity.
Everything You Need to Create Your Own Professional Looking Fantasy Artwork
By Kevin Crossley
By George C. Mcgavin
There have been at least five great extinctions in the history of the Earth where up to 95 per cent of all species have been wiped out in one event. The causes are attributed to massive volcanic eruptions, disastrous meteor strikes, and rapid climatic change. "Endangered" describes these events, but its main thesis is reserved for the potential sixth great extinction, attributable to mankind. Beautifully illustrated, "Endangered" looks at those species which have become extinct or which are so severely threatened that they soon will if we do not apply more international rational restraint upon the way we exploit our environment. However, this is more than a scare-mongering book designed to exploit guilt and anxiety, it is a celebration of the variety of nature and hopeful guide to a future world, safe for all species. Unimpeachable authorship, extraordinary photography and compelling yet objective text make this book essential to any Natural History reading list in the twenty-first century. "Endangered" is seeking endorsement from the world wildlife fund for nature.
The unique customs and cultures of ancient civilsations have always stimulated the minds of children. This is a book that focuses on the aspects that children can really relate to and will find most intriguing. Colour imagery of the highest quality further enhances the wonder of these historic societies. These books will provide the perfect introduction to some of the most popular civilsations of the ancient world - that of of the Greeks, Egyptians, Romans and Vikings.
Erotique Digitale - The Art of Erotic Digital Photography
By Rod Macdonald
Extreme Digital Photography
By Jonathan Chester
By Caroline Davis
Three in ten households own at least one cat, and over half of these own two or more cats. This book offers expert advice on every aspect of keeping a cat - from choosing a kitten to health and grooming. Whether your cat is socializing with other pets or getting used to your home, guarantee the happiness of your feline friend with detailed explanations of cat behaviour. A special section on health shows you how to feed and exercise your cat for optimum fitness, and spot common illnesses early enough to avoid costly veterinary bills.