Kids Only

Author: Miranda MacQuitty
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780565092382
Page: 48
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The colourful Kids Only guide to the Museum has been designed especially for kids to enjoy at the Museum and at home. It is packed with fascinating facts and fun for all the family including puzzles, games and quizzes. The content has been developed around themes that showcase all of the Museum galleries. Each theme is based on a question – What is a dinosaur? What is ecology? How old is the Earth? – that can be explored within the galleries.The book also goes beyond the galleries to explore behind the scenes at the Museum including what our scientists do, what’s in our collections and why they are so useful.This fun, interactive guide incorporates the latest Museum map and can be dipped into as necessary, or used to follow a route through the galleries.Kids Only aims to support family visits and facilitate children’s learning and enjoyment in the galleries and beyond. It is complemented by the Museum website and will make theMuseum more accessible to those unable to visit.

Bake with Barbie

With Over 40 Recipes: Fun, Easy and Yummy!
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781999705800
Category: Baking
Page: 77
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Author: Jenny Bloom
Publisher: Templar Publishing
ISBN: 1787413292
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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Welcome to the museum! There are more than 160 animal specimens to be discovered in Animalium, the first in a series of virtual museums. Wander the galleries - open 365 days a year - and discover a collection of curated exhibits on every page, accompanied by informative text. Each chapter features a different branch of the tree of life, from the simple sponge to the enormous elephant.

Windows on Nature

The Great Habitat Dioramas of the American Museum of Natural History
Author: Stephen Christopher Quinn
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
Category: Nature
Page: 179
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Provides photographic studies of the habitat dioramas of the American Museum of Natural History, giving an inside view of these exhibits, their creation, and the experts and artists who created them.


Author: Smithsonian
Publisher: Smithsonian
ISBN: 1588341097
Category: Travel
Page: 158
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A tour of one of the most famous museums in the world features its history and a look behind the scenes, as well as an in-depth exploration of the various exhibits and essential information such as phone numbers and hours designed to make any visit a success. Original.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Shatter Your Senses!

Author: N.A
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 9781609911782
Category: Reference
Page: 256
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Shatter Your Senses! is the 2018 edition of the bestselling annual series by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! There’s no way to prepare yourself for this all-true, all-new collection filled with incredible facts, unbelievable stories, and mind-blowing photography. A sensory overload, Shatter Your Senses! is sure to amaze and astound children and adults alike. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Shatter Your Senses! is filled with thousands of strange stories, bizarre feats, and hair-raising oddities from around the world. Discover the sport of underwater ice hockey or marvel at the flower that bloomed in space—it’s all weird and all true! Bursting with vibrant and eye-catching photos, as well as submissions from our dedicated readers, this book is a must-have for every Ripley’s fan.

Rocks and Minerals Sticker Book

Author: Natural History Museum
Publisher: Natural History Museum, London
ISBN: 9780565093006
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 14
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A colorful and informative introduction to some of the most common rocks and minerals, packed with amazing facts, fun puzzles and games, and more than 100 reusable stickers Ideal for younger readers, this beautiful sticker book showcases stones from the tiger’s eye and leopard skin stone to rubies, sapphires, diamonds, emeralds, and many more. The stickers are accompanied by fun learning pages with information on how rocks and minerals form, what they are made into, and how to identify them, as well as lots of bite-size facts about their size, color, and origin. Readers can put their knowledge to the test with some puzzles and games, including a coloring activity and rocky maze, and create their own scenes by adding stickers to a colorful double page landscape spread. The book is fully checked and approved by the department of zoology at the Natural History Museum, London. The museum’s world-class collections of minerals, ores, meteorites, rocks, and soils include specimens from Mars and the moon, and from the earliest bodies that helped to form the solar system 4.56 billion years ago.

Official Guide to the Smithsonian

Author: Smithsonian Institution
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 1588345424
Category: Travel
Page: 240
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The Smithsonian Institution holds more than 142 million artifacts and specimens in its trust. This colorful guide to the museums and galleries on the National Mall, in the Washington metropolitan area, and in New York City presents an enormous amount of history and pertinent museum information, ensuring a rewarding visit. Each detailed section presents the history of the museums and offers a fully illustrated, gallery-by-gallery tour. All the practical information--location, hours, phone numbers, public transportation, services, tours, dining, gift shops, special attractions for children, web site addresses--is also included. With so much to see and do, this is the definitive source of all the information in one place.

Guinness World Records 2018 Gamer's Edition

The Ultimate Guide to Gaming Records
Author: Guinness World Records
Publisher: Guinness World Records
ISBN: 1912286211
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 216
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From the global authority in record-breaking comes the 11th edition of the world’s best-selling videogames annual. Packed with the latest records, coolest stars and the biggest games, the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition is the go-to bible for every gaming fan. Just ask the five million readers who’ve made it an international sensation! Inside you’ll find amazing stats, thrilling facts, inspirational tales, lightning-quick speed-runs and dazzling photos. Read about the records behind your favorite games including Mario, Overwatch, FIFA, WWE and Rocket League, plus recap on a year of crazy Pokémon GO stories. Go behind the scenes of the world’s longest-running eSports organizer. Spook yourself silly with real-life videogame mysteries. Check out the fastest videogame completions. And gaze in envy at the world’s largest Zelda and Tomb Raider collections! You’ll also meet gaming heroes such as the world’s oldest games YouTuber at 81, a man with a real-life cyborg arm that was inspired by Deus Ex, and the kingpin of eSports fighting games. But the videogame stars don’t get much bigger than DanTDM, whose Minecraft channel has been watched nearly 10 billion times! So we’re thrilled he’s written a special intro just for the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition. Speaking of heroes...grab your cape and turn to this year’s special chapter featuring superhero games. It hard to believe it’s been nearly 40 years since Superman first exploded onto our consoles! So, we’re celebrating with your favorite costumed crime-battlers. From Spider-Man’s web-crawling to Batman’s gadgetry, they’re just as powerful in pixels as they are in the movies. So, whether you want to know who scored the fastest goal in FIFA or achieved the fastest speed-run of Final Fantasy XV, or just want to see the world’s biggest Game Boy, this is the book for you!

Ripley's Fun Facts & Silly Stories Activity Annual 2019

Author: Robert Ripley
Publisher: Arrow
ISBN: 9781784759971
Page: 96
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From the team behind the globally bestselling Ripley's Believe It Or Not! annual, a completely new collection of fascinating facts and awesome activities. Ripley's annual offering for children ages 7-10, Fun Facts & Silly Stories 2019 will delight anyone who loves the weird, the wild, and the wonderful! Jam-packed with exclusive content not found in any other Ripley's book, the activity annual eye-popping photographs and engrossing activities that will engross kids and parents alike.

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2018

Author: National Geographic Society (U. S.),National Geographic Kids
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426327722
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 352
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Provides the latest information on a wide range of topics, including animals, culture, geography, the environment, history, and science.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Out of This World Edition 2018

Author: Staff Ripley's Entertainment Inc.
Publisher: Ripley's Believe It or Not!
ISBN: 9781338200270
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
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Presents a collection of strange facts and coincidences about animals and human beings in the world of science.

The Feather Thief

Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century
Author: Kirk Wallace Johnson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101981628
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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“Fascinating from the first page to the last—you won’t be able to put it down.” —Southern Living A rollicking true-crime adventure and a thought-provoking exploration of the human drive to possess natural beauty for readers of The Stranger in the Woods, The Lost City of Z, and The Orchid Thief. On a cool June evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London's Royal Academy of Music, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History. Home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world, the Tring museum was full of rare bird specimens whose gorgeous feathers were worth staggering amounts of money to the men who shared Edwin's obsession: the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying. Once inside the museum, the champion fly-tier grabbed hundreds of bird skins—some collected 150 years earlier by a contemporary of Darwin's, Alfred Russel Wallace, who'd risked everything to gather them—and escaped into the darkness. Two years later, Kirk Wallace Johnson was waist high in a river in northern New Mexico when his fly-fishing guide told him about the heist. He was soon consumed by the strange case of the feather thief. What would possess a person to steal dead birds? Had Edwin paid the price for his crime? What became of the missing skins? In his search for answers, Johnson was catapulted into a years-long, worldwide investigation. The gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man's relentless pursuit of justice, The Feather Thief is also a fascinating exploration of obsession, and man's destructive instinct to harvest the beauty of nature.

Rick Steves London 2018

Author: Rick Steves,Gene Openshaw
Publisher: Rick Steves
ISBN: 1631216929
Category: Travel
Page: 614
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Explore London from the sacred stones of Westminster Abbey to the top of the London Eye: with Rick Steves on your side, London can be yours! Inside Rick Steves London 2018 you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring London Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from Trafalgar Square and the Victoria & Albert to where to find the best tikka masala or fish and chips How to connect with local culture: Catch a show in Soho, meet the ravens at the Tower of London, and end your day at the pub sharing a pint and chat with a friendly Londoner Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax over a cup of tea Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, popular British slang, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Annually updated information on the whole city, plus day trips to Windsor, Cambridge, and Stonehenge Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves London 2018. Spending just a few days in the city? Try Rick Steves Pocket London.

Opulent Oceans

Author: Melanie L. J. Stiassny, Ph.D.
Publisher: Sterling Signatures
ISBN: 9781454913412
Category: Science
Page: 163
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Without our oceans, which cover almost 72 percent of our planet, Earth simply could not exist—or humanity survive. Join author Melanie Stiassny from the American Museum of Natural History on an epic, oceanic journey. These fascinating essays, taken from the museum's Rare Book Collections, expand on the science behind the early histories that shaped the study of oceanography. They take close-up looks at coral, jellyfish, sea worms, whales, sharks, squid, and more, and provide accounts from legendary explorers and early naturalists. This gorgeously illustrated volume, which includes 40 frameable prints, will appeal to every seafaring and natural-science enthusiast. The Natural Histories series introduces today's readers to lost, fully illustrated scientific tomes from the American Museum of Natural History Library's Rare Book Collections. The museum's top experts provide interesting facts and commentary that enrich the original material and appeal to nature, science, and art lovers.

The World Factbook

Author: Central Intelligence Agency
Publisher: Masterlab
ISBN: 8379912136
Category: Reference
Page: 3100
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The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! 2018

Author: No Author Details
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781847948151
Page: 256
View: 5047

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Following hot on the heels of last year's Top 10 bestseller, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2018 offers a completely new assortment of strange-but-true facts and amazing stories! From the elephant who can play baseball, to the flowers that bloomed in space, to the weasel found inside the world's biggest computer, Ripley's compendium of hair-raising oddities will delight and fascinate the whole family. Complete with a mind-blowing 3D-effect cover, and packed with gob-smacking photos and illustrations, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2018 offers another feast of mind-blowing tales of the extraordinary. Prepare yourself for this year's Ripley's bonanza!

Guinness World Records: Science and Stuff

Author: Guinness World Records
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910561638
Page: 216
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Packed with spectacular superlatives, shocking stats, fantastic facts and fun figures, Science and Stuff celebrates the simple joy in finding things out. What can cats teach us about the laws of physics? Why was cabbage banned on the International Space Station? (Can you fart in space?) And would a penny dropped from the Empire State Building really kill someone? (Short answer: No!)But it's not all facts and stats. The feature chapter just for Makers, introduced by our very own mad professor Burnaby Q. Orbax, challenges you to attempt record-breaking science experiments at home, from the fastest Mentos & Soda rocket car to the most slime thrown and caught in a minute!Join us as we rise from the deepest depths of the ocean, where weird glowing fish hunt in the darkness, to the mountaintop observatories where scientists unravel the secrets of the universe.

Rick Steves Rome 2018

Author: Rick Steves,Gene Openshaw
Publisher: Rick Steves
ISBN: 1631216848
Category: Travel
Page: 588
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in the Eternal City of Rome. With the self-guided tours in this book, you'll walk the same streets as the Caesars and discover the secrets of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Learn how to avoid the lines at the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basilica. Take a night walk across the city and enjoy floodlit fountains and piazzas. Then grab a sidewalk table at the locals' favorite trattoria and watch the world go by. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You'll learn how to navigate the Rome Metro and which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.