The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Pavilion Children\'s

ISBN:1843652404

Total Pages:300

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'A forgotten treasure!' - The Bookseller highlights A retro book with a real sixties feel, fondly remembered by many of today's parents. Beautifully illustrated by the great Ralph Steadman. An important message about being yourself, magically told. A beautifully imaginitive gem from the 60's, brought bang up-to-date while maintaining a wonderful retro feel. Life in the forest is difficult for the small animals. The Squirrel, Mouse and Frog always have to be on the look-out for the big creatures, such as the Lion, Rhinoceros and Crocodile. But one day things magically change... the little animals grow bigger and the large animals shrink. But is live really any easier for the Squirrel now that he is King of the forest? THE ILLUSTRATOR Ralph Steadman is a cartoonist and caricaturist famous for his illustrations for Punch, Private Eye, the Daily Telegraph, the New York Times and Rolling Stone and for his work with gonzo writer Hunter S Thompson. Titles include: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Joke's Over and editions of the classics Animal Farm and Alice in Wonderland.

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Great British Journeys

Author:Nicholas Crane

Publisher:Orion

ISBN:0297865404

Total Pages:272

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Intrepid presenter Nicholas Crane investigates eight epic journeys, following in the footsteps of our greatest indigenous explorers. Nick presents eight of the most interesting traveller-chroniclers to have explored and reported on the state of the nation. From Gerald of Wales who embarked on a seven week journey around the wild perimeter of Wales in March 1188, to HV Morton, the journalist and travel writer who crossed the length and breadth of England by car in the 1920s. Others include Celia Fiennes who started her many journeys around Britain on horseback in the late 1600s at the age of 20, Tudor antiquarian John Leland, Daniel Defoe, William Cobbett, Thomas Pennant, and William Gilpin, who travelled through the north of England by boat in 1770.

A to Zoo, Supplement to the Ninth Edition: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books, 9th Edition

Author:Rebecca L. Thomas

Publisher:ABC-CLIO

ISBN:1610698207

Total Pages:159

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This supplement updates the ninth edition of the classic reference with information on children's picture books published in 2014 and 2015. It is an essential guide for collection development and readers' advisory as well as an invaluable resource for program planning. • Offers quick access to subjects of interest to young children • Provides easy-to-understand subject headings that can be used by patrons as well as professionals • Helps in preparing reading lists and organizing storytime themes • Covers a broad range of subjects to meet the needs of librarians, teachers, parents, and homeschoolers • Features user-friendly organization • Includes in-depth indexing and full bibliographical details

The Rough Guide to Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei

Author:Rough Guides

Publisher:Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN:1789194180

Total Pages:624

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Discover these exciting destinations with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to trek through the Taman Negara rainforest, kick-back on the idyllic Perhentian Islands or explore Singapore's dynamic art scene, The Rough Guide to Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. - Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. - Full-colour maps throughout - navigate the backstreets of Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown or Singapore's downtown shopping streets without needing to get online. - Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. - Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei's best sights and experiences. - Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organise your trip. - Detailed regional coverage - whether off the beaten track or in more mainstream tourist destinations, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Kuala Lumpur; Penang; George Town; Cameron Highlands; Langkawi; Perhentian Islands; Taman Negara; Sarawak; Sabah; Kota Kinabalu. Attractions include: Petronas Towers; Batu Caves; Gunung Mulu National Park; Ulu Temburong National Park; Mount Kinabalu; Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre; Little India; The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. - Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more. - Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.

1,000 Places to See Before You Die

Author:Patricia Schultz

Publisher:Workman Publishing

ISBN:0761168710

Total Pages:1216

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The world is calling. Time to answer. The world’s wonders, continent by continent: A trek through Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. Sri Lanka’s Hill Country. A sunrise balloon safari over the Masai Mara. Canyon de Chelly. The sacred festivals of Bhutan. The Amalfi Coast. Sailing the Mekong River. In all, 1,000 places guaranteed to give travelers the shivers: sacred ruins, coral reefs, hilltop villages, deserted beaches, wine trails, hidden islands, opera houses, wildlife preserves, castles, museums, and more. Each entry tells why it’s essential to visit and includes hotels, restaurants, and festivals to check out. Then come the completely updated nuts and bolts: websites, phone numbers, prices, best times to visit. 1,000 Places to See Before You Die is the world’s bestselling travel book and a #1 New York Times bestseller. 1,000 Places reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide. As Newsweek wrote, it “tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun, and what’s just unforgettable—everywhere on earth.” Second edition includes 600 full-color photographs, over 200 entirely new entries. More suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to visit, festivals to check out. And along with starred restaurants and historic hotels, you'll also find moderately priced gems that don’t compromise on atmosphere or charm.

Malaysia Bagus!

Author:Sharon Cheah

Publisher:Epigram Books

ISBN:9810732120

Total Pages:N.A

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Not many of us can claim to have pounded the streets of Kuala Lumpur as part of a 21km run, fallen off Mount Murud, Sarawak’s tallest mountain (and survived!), or sailed down the Linggi River in Negeri Sembilan in search of crocodiles. But Sharon Cheah can! And that’s only scratching the surface of her whirlwind tour of Malaysia. This was a journey that spanned five years as Cheah, a Malaysian journalist, set the goal of visiting every state in East and West Malaysia, to really get to know her homeland.The result? A fascinating series of travel essays spanning history, culture, religion, environment, food, and myth and archaeology. From a homestay in Kelantan to visiting one of the top three rainforest research centres in the world (in Sabah), come discover Malaysia as you’ve never seen it before.Malaysia Bagus!

The Ghosts Of Evolution

Author:Connie Barlow

Publisher:Basic Books

ISBN:9780786724895

Total Pages:352

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A new vision is sweeping through ecological science: The dense web of dependencies that makes up an ecosystem has gained an added dimension-the dimension of time. Every field, forest, and park is full of living organisms adapted for relationships with creatures that are now extinct. In a vivid narrative, Connie Barlow shows how the idea of "missing partners" in nature evolved from isolated, curious examples into an idea that is transforming how ecologists understand the entire flora and fauna of the Americas. This fascinating book will enrich the experience of any amateur naturalist, as well as teach us that the ripples of biodiversity loss around us are just the leading edge of what may well become perilous cascades of extinction.

Anne of Ingleside

Author:L. M. Montgomery

Publisher:Virago

ISBN:0349009503

Total Pages:400

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The sixth book in the Anne Shirley series. 'It's been lovely to be Anne of Green Gables again for a week, but it's a hundred times lovelier to come back and be Anne of Ingleside' There's never a dull moment at Ingleside, Anne's lively home: Anne is now the mother of five children - with a sixth baby on the way. But even with endless demands on her time, she couldn't be happier and there's nowhere in the world she'd rather be. No matter what life brings - whether it's the numerous scrapes her children get up to or Gilbert's insufferable aunt outstaying her welcome by months - Anne faces every challenge with her usual verve for life. But then she begins to suspect that Gilbert doesn't love her any more. She's a little older, it's true, but Anne is the same spirited redhead she's always been. She hasn't changed. But has he? A collection that will be coveted by children and adults alike, this list is the best in children's literature, curated by Virago. These are timeless tales with beautiful covers, that will be treasured and shared across the generations. Some titles you will already know; some will be new to you, but there are stories for everyone to love, whatever your age. Our list includes Nina Bawden (Carrie's War, The Peppermint Pig), Rumer Godden (The Dark Horse, An Episode of Sparrows), Joan Aiken (The Serial Garden, The Gift Giving) E. Nesbit (The Psammead Trilogy, The Bastable Trilogy, The Railway Children), Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Little Princess,The Secret Garden) and Susan Coolidge (The What Katy Did Trilogy). Discover Virago Children's Classics.

The Ecology of Tropical East Asia

Author:Richard T. Corlett

Publisher:Oxford University Press

ISBN:0192549030

Total Pages:352

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Tropical East Asia is home to over one billion people and faces massive human impacts from its rising population and rapid economic growth. It has already lost more than half of its forest cover to agriculture and urbanization, and has the highest rates of deforestation and logging in the tropics. Habitat loss, coupled with hunting and the relentless trade in wildlife products, threatens all its large and many of its smaller vertebrates. Despite these problems, the region still supports an estimated 15-25% of global terrestrial biodiversity and a growing environmental awareness means that it is no longer assumed that economic development justifies environmental damage, and no longer accepted that this trade-off is inevitable. Effective conservation action now depends on integrating a clear understanding of the ecological patterns and processes in the region with the varied needs of its human population. This third edition continues to provide an overview of the terrestrial ecology of Tropical East Asia: from southern China to Indonesia, and from Bhutan and Bangladesh to the Ryukyu Islands of Japan. It retains the balance between compactness and comprehensiveness of the previous editions, and the even-handed geographical treatment of the whole region, but it updates both the contents and the perspective. Approximately one third of the text is new or greatly modified, reflecting the explosion of new research in the region in the last few years and the increasing use of new tools, particularly from genomics and remote sensing. The change in perspective largely reflects the growing realization that we are in a new epoch, the Anthropocene, in which human activities have at least as large an influence as natural processes, and that stopping or reversing ecological change is no longer an option. This does not mean that biodiversity conservation is no longer possible or worthwhile, but that the biodiverse future we strive for will inevitably be very different from the past. The Ecology of Tropical East Asia is an advanced textbook suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate level students taking courses on the terrestrial ecology of the East Asian tropics, as well as an authoritative regional reference for professional ecologists, conservationists, and interested amateurs worldwide.

Explorer's Guide Alaska Panhandle: A Great Destination (Explorer's Great Destinations)

Author:Carol Fowler

Publisher:The Countryman Press

ISBN:1581579217

Total Pages:336

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Explorer's Guide The Alaska Panhandle covers the basics for lodging, restaurants, shopping, and recreational activities in this untamed paradise. It tells you how to get around in this distinctive 1,000-mile region where there are no roads between towns. Cruise passengers will find a section on port highlights and things to do away from the crowds, as well as tips for observing wildlife, and a rundown on cruise lines that visit the Panhandle each summer. Another chapter focuses on Alaska Natives, especially the Tlingits, and their intriguing totem pole art. Another section takes travelers into the Yukon along the Chilkoot Trail on the paths blazed in the Klondike Gold Rush.

Van Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia

Author:Douglas M. Considine,Glenn D. Considine

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:1475769180

Total Pages:3524

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Advancements in science and engineering have occurred at a surprisingly rapid pace since the release of the seventh edition of this encyclopedia. Large portions of the reference have required comprehensive rewriting and new illustrations. Scores of new topics have been included to create this thoroughly updated eighth edition. The appearance of this new edition in 1994 marks the continuation of a tradition commenced well over a half-century ago in 1938 Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, First Edition, was published and welcomed by educators worldwide at a time when what we know today as modern science was just getting underway. The early encyclopedia was well received by students and educators alike during a critical time span when science became established as a major factor in shaping the progress and economy of individual nations and at the global level. A vital need existed for a permanent science reference that could be updated periodically and made conveniently available to audiences that numbered in the millions. The pioneering VNSE met these criteria and continues today as a reliable technical information source for making private and public decisions that present a backdrop of technical alternatives.

Does It Fart?

Author:Nick Caruso,Dani Rabaiotti

Publisher:Hachette Books

ISBN:031648413X

Total Pages:144

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From the scientist duo behind True or Poo?, their original New York Times bestselling sensation--a scientifically precise, fully illustrated, utterly hilarious guide to animal flatulence. Dogs do it. Millipedes do it. Dinosaurs did it. You do it. I do it. Octopuses don't (and nor do octopi). Spiders might do it: more research is needed. Birds don't do it, but they could if they wanted to. Herrings do it to communicate with each other. In 2017 zoologist Dani Rabaiotti's teenage brother asked her a most teenaged question: Do snakes fart? Stumped, Rabaiotti turned to Twitter. The internet did not disappoint. Her innocent question spawned the hashtag #doesitfart and it spread like a noxious gas. Dozens of noted experts began weighing in on which animals do and don't fart, and if they do, how much, how often, what it's made of, what it smells like, and why. Clearly, the public demands more information on animal farts. Does it Fart? fills that void: a fully authoritative, fully illustrated guide to animal flatulence, covering the habits of 80 animals in more detail than you ever knew you needed. What do hyena farts smell especially bad? What is a fossa, and does it fart? Why do clams vomit but not fart? And what is a fart, really? Pairing hilarious illustrations with surprisingly detailed scientific explanations, Does it Fart? will allow you to shift the blame onto all kinds of unlikely animals for years to come.

Wildlife of the World

Author:DK

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1465449590

Total Pages:480

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Wildlife of the World takes you on a journey through some of the most scenic and rich animal habitats-- from the Amazon rain forests to the Himalayas, the Sahara to the South Pole--meeting the most important animals in each ecosystem along the way. In Wildlife of the World, truly spectacular portrait-style photography brings you "face-to-face" with individual animals in up-close and engrossing profiles on how the animals interact with their environments, mate, survive, and even play. From the shaggy musk ox foraging in the Canadian high arctic to the angered Scottish wildcat prowling the Highlands to the rock-climbing gelada monkey of Ethiopia, each animal featured in Wildlife of the World plays a key role in its environment. An additional eighty-page illustrated reference section on the animal kingdom explains the animal groups and profiles additional species. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

The Shy Little Kitten

Author:Cathleen Schurr

Publisher:Golden Books

ISBN:0375982655

Total Pages:24

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One beautiful day, a shy little kitten embarks on a journey filled with adventure! In the course of her wanderings, she meets an interesting and often amusing collection of fellow creatures. The Shy Little Kitten, with illustrations by the renowned Gustaf Tenggren.

My Friend Rabbit

Author:Eric Rohmann

Publisher:Roaring Brook Press

ISBN:1466812311

Total Pages:32

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Rabbit saves the day in a most ingeneous way. When Mouse lets his best friend, Rabbit, play with his brand-new airplane, trouble isn't far behind. From Caldecott Honor award winner Eric Rohmann comes a brand-new picture book about friends and toys and trouble, illustrated in robust, expressive prints. My Friend Rabbit is the winner of the 2003 Caldecott Medal.

Oxygen Sensing

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Publisher:Elsevier

ISBN:0080497195

Total Pages:824

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The ability of cells to sense and respond to changes in oxygenation underlies a multitude of developmental, physiological, and pathological processes. This volume provides a comprehensive compendium of experimental approaches to the study of oxygen sensing in 48 chapters that are written by leaders in their fields.

Goliath Beetle

Author:Mary Packard

Publisher:Bearport Publishing

ISBN:1597164763

Total Pages:24

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In Goliath Beetle, young readers follow the world's biggest insect as they learn about its natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, life cycle, and behavior. Bright, colorful photographs are closely linked to age-appropriate text to engage young readers as they discover how this amazing insect manipulates its large size for survival. This beetle is so heavy that its legs have claws allowing it to cling tightly to the tree trunk. Goliath Beetle includes such useful and fun learning features as a detailed diagram that compares the animal's super size to something familiar in kids' own lives.

The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot

Author:Margaret McNamara

Publisher:Schwartz & Wade

ISBN:0375986944

Total Pages:40

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Introduce kids to the planets and solar system in this fractured fairy tale retelling of the classic The Three Little Pigs. Parents and children alike will adore this out-of-this-world story, which is set in outer space! GREEP BOINK MEEP! The three little aliens are happily settling into their new homes when the Big Bad Robot flies in to crack and smack and whack their houses down! A chase across the solar system follows in this humorous and visually stunning book from Margaret McNamara (How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?) and Mark Fearing (The Book that Eats People). The endpapers even include a labeled diagram of all the planets.

Bug Boys

Author:Laura Knetzger

Publisher:Random House Graphic

ISBN:1984896776

Total Pages:272

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Join two bug friends as they learn about the science of the world around them and the meaning of friendship in this early graphic novel series perfect for fans of Narwhal and Jelly! Rhino-B is a brash, but sweet guy. Stag-B is a calm and scholarly adventurer. Together these two young beetles make up the Bug Boys, best friends who spend their time exploring the world of Bug Village and beyond, as well as their own -- sometimes confusing and complicated -- thoughts and feelings. In their first adventure, the Bug Boys travel through spooky caves, work with a spider to found a library, save their town's popular honey supply from extinction, and even make friends with ferocious termites! Join these two best bug buddies as they go above and beyond for each other and the friends they meet in their adventures. “Bug Boys has a wonderful blend of silliness, introspection, adventure and the right amount of weirdness. I loved how Rhino-B and Stag-B deal with the pressure of being true to each other and to the new friends they make on their journeys.” – Drew Brockington, author of CatStronauts