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Eyewitness Books: Elephant  Reg:$18.99 Now:$15.99   (Save 15%)
Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the fascinating world of elephants. Superb color photographs of Asian and African elephants, their living relatives and reconstructions of their ancestors offer a unique "eyewitness" view of these remarkable animals, their natural history and relationship with people. See the adult "tusker", inside an elephant's mouth, a baby elephant feeding, an elephant in a threatening posture, elephants at work, and an elephant painting a picture. Learn how to tell an African from an Asian elephant at a glance, why elephants are worshipped, how long an elephant's tusks can grow, how elephants "talk" to each other, and why the future of elephants is threatened. Discover why elephants walk on their tiptoes, how much food an adult elephant eats in a day, the cruelty of the ivory trade, why elephants flap their ears, what an elephant does to keep cool, how intelligent elephants are, and much, much more.
Hardcover | 8.89 x 11.37in | 64 pages | ISBN 9780789458728| 14 Jun 2000 | 8 - 12 years
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Eyewitness Books: Gorilla, Monkey & Ape  Reg:$18.99 Now:$15.99   (Save 15%)
Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the lives of the great apes, monkeys and other primates. Superb color photographs of gorillas, orangutans, macaques, baboons, lemurs and numerous other primate species offer a unique "eyewitness" view of some of the world's most intelligent animals. See a great silverback gorilla, the monkey with the biggest nose, how gibbons swing through the trees, multicolored marmosets and a day in the life of a gorilla family. Learn about the knuckle walk, how a tail becomes a hand, why gorillas build nests, which South American monkeys have the loudest call and how orangutans got their name. Discover why mountain gorillas are endangered, how chimpanzees communicate, why ring-tailed lemurs wave their tails in the air, which monkeys can run like cheetahs and why pottos fall out of trees, and much, much more!
Hardcover | 8.70 x 11.37in | 64 pages | ISBN 078946036X | 14 Jun 2000 | 8 - 12 years
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Eyewitness Books: Jungle  Reg:$18.99 Now:$15.99   (Save 15%)
Here is a spectacular and informative guide to some of the most extraordinary habitats on Earth. Superb color photographs offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the remarkable and colorful plants, animals and insects of the world's jungles. See the beautiful but poisonous passionflower, the rare golden lion tamarin, a Heckel chew stick from Nigeria, the red howler monkey howling at dawn and a kangaroo climbing a tree. Learn how paper wasps make their nest, how a siamang moves, how wax is taken from the wax palm, how geckos "fly" and how pitcher plants trap insects. Discover what red lemurs eat, how poison is taken from a poison dart frog, why bowerbirds build bowers, why canopy leaves have drip tips, where gorillas live and why chameleons change color, and much, much more!
Hardcover | 8.81 x 11.29in | 72 pages | ISBN 0756606942 | 02 Aug 2004 | 8 - 12 years
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Eyewitness Books: Reptile  Reg:$18.99 Now:$15.99   (Save 15%)
Here is an original and exciting new look at the fascinating world of reptiles. Stunning real-life photographs of snakes, crocodiles, lizards and turtles offer a unique "eyewitness" view of some of the world's most curious living creatures, their intriguing characteristics and unusual behavior. See a snake eating a rat, a lizard in mating display, a crocodile's pantry, a baby snake hatching from its egg, and a turtle defending itself. Learn how crocodiles look after their young, how snakes measure the size of their prey, how lizards store fat in their tails, and how chameleons swivel their eyes. Discover how baby reptiles are independent from birth, how snakes are charmed, how geckos walk upside down, how crocodiles swallow stones so they sink under water, how a snake is milked of its venom, and much, much more.
Hardcover | 8.77 x 11.37in | 64 pages | ISBN 0789457865 | 14 Jun 2000 | 8 - 12 years
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Whales & Dolphins (Smithsonian Handbooks)  Reg:$22.99 Now:$19.99   (Save 13%)
A beautifully illustrated guide to every species of whale, dolphin and porpoise. Covers their identification, evolution, biology, behaviour, reproduction and social lives. Includes tips on how and where to watch whales, dolphins and porpoises, and information on their conservation.
5.78 x 8.30in | 64 | ISBN 9780789489906 | 15 May 2002
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Mammals (Smithsonian Handbooks)  Reg:$22.99 Now:$19.99   (Save 13%)
The most visually appealing guides to the natural world that one can buy. Packed with superb full-color photography, detailed descriptions, and highlights of key facts, Mammals is the latest addition to the Smithsonian Handbook series. Including more than 500 profiles each with its own spread, there isn't a more reliable identification guide on the market.
5.78 x 8.38in | 400 pages | ISBN 9780789484048 | 27 Mar 2002
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Eye Wonder: Dinosaur  Reg:$11.99 Now:$9.99   (Save 16%)
Step back in time to an age when dinosaurs rules the Earth. Find out about gentle Jurassic giants and the terrifying Tyrannosaurus rex. Marvel at fearsome packs of Velociraptors with their switchblade claws, and spy on herds of Hadrosaurs sporting colorful crests. Dramatic, atmospheric photography provides a wealth of visual information. Packed with facts and written in an accessible style, Eye Wonders are the perfect educational start for young children. Eye Wonder is a groundbreaking reference series specially developed for younger children aged five plus. In a stunning style departure for DK, wonderful photography shows subjects within their natural setting, offering a whole new level of information through powerful images. Vocabulary is accessible to children aged five plus, with the meanings of new, subject-related words clearly explained. The series provides an excellent knowledge base on the natural world for children starting to learn. The combination of breathtaking visuals and informative, accurate text will hook even those children who usually avoid books.
Hardcover | 7.95 x 10.43in | 48 pages | ISBN 9780789478511| 09 Jul 2001 | 5 - 8 years
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Eye Wonder: Mammals  Reg:$11.99 Now:$9.99   (Save 16%)
Offering a new level of information through powerful visuals, the Eye Wonder reference series was specially developed for children ready for their first books about the natural world. Full-color photography is matched with clearly written text to build a foundation for advanced exploration and help show children a stunning new view of the world.
Hardcover | 7.99 x 9.05in | 48 pages | ISBN 0789488698 | 11 Oct 2002 | 5 - 8 years
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Eye Wonder: Big Cats  Reg:$11.99 Now:$9.99   (Save 16%)
Prowl into the wild and exciting world of big cats. From lounging leopards to the king of beasts, explore the super senses of big cats. A wealth of facts, combined with dramatic photography, ensures that Eye Wonders are the perfect educational start for young children. Eye Wonders is a groundbreaking reference series specially developed for younger children aged five plus. In a stunning style departure for DK, wonderful photography shows subjects within their natural setting, offering a whole new level of information through powerful images. Vocabulary is accessible to children aged five plus, with the meanings of new, subject-related words clearly explained. The series provides an excellent knowledge base on the natural world for children starting to learn. The combination of breathtaking visuals and informative, accurate text will hook even those children who usually avoid books.
Hardcover | 7.91 x 10.43in | 48 pages | ISBN 9780789485489| 03 May 2002 | 5 - 8 years
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Eye Wonder: Birds  Reg:$11.99 Now:$9.99   (Save 16%)
Fly with amazing birds over deserts, seas, woodlands, and lush rainforests. From pink flamingos to chattering parrots and racing roadrunners, there are lots of feathered friends to meet. A wealth of facts, combined with dramatic photography, ensures that Eye Wonders are the perfect educational start for young children. Eye Wonders is a groundbreaking reference series specially developed for younger children aged five plus. In a stunning style departure for DK, wonderful photography shows subjects within their natural setting, offering a whole new level of information through powerful images. Vocabulary is accessible to children aged five plus, with the meanings of new, subject-related words clearly explained. The series provides an excellent knowledge base on the natural world for children starting to learn. The combination of breathtaking visuals and informative, accurate text will hook even those children who usually avoid books.
Hardcover | 7.91 x 10.43in | 48 pages | ISBN 0789485508 | 03 May 2002 | 5 - 8 years
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Visual Encyclopedia: Dinosaurs  Reg:$14.99 Now:$12.99   (Save 13%)
With more than 1,000 full-color photographs, diagrams, charts, cutaway drawings, and detailed illustrations in each book, DK's Visual Encyclopedias cover everything you've ever wanted to know about animals, dinosaurs, and science.
5.47 x 6.49in | 512 pages | ISBN 9780756608583 | 18 Apr 2005 | 8 - 12 years
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Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!  Reg:$4.99 Now:$3.99   (Save 20%)
Longer sentences and an expanded vocabulary make this series of 48-page books slightly more challenging: Level 2 is appropriate for children who have started to read but still need help. Information boxes full of background information will stimulate inquisitive minds. These books contain between 700 and 850 words, and they are approximately 70 percent pictures and 30 percent text. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4.
Paperback | 5.98 x 9.01in | 32 pages | ISBN 0789434385 | 15 Sep 1998 | 5 - 8 years
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Dinosaur Dinners  Reg:$4.99 Now:$3.99   (Save 20%)
It was eat or be eaten in the days of the dinosaurs. Step back in time and let them tell you themselves! Longer sentences and an expanded vocabulary make this series of 48-page books slightly more challenging: Level 2 is appropriate for children who have started to read but still need help. Information boxes full of background information will stimulate inquisitive minds. These books contain between 700 and 850 words, and they are approximately 70 percent pictures and 30 percent text. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4.
Paperback | 5.78 x 8.58in | 32 pages | ISBN 0789429594 | 15 Mar 1998 | 3 - 5 years
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Journey of a Humpback Whale  Reg:$4.99 Now:$3.99   (Save 20%)
DK Readers is a multi-level learning-to-read program combining DK's highly visual style with appealing stories at four graduated levels. Stunning photographs and engaging, age-appropriate stories are guaranteed to capture a child's interest while developing reading skills and general knowledge. DK Readers allow progression from stories for beginning readers with simple sentences and word repetition through to stories with rich vocabulary and more challenging sentence structure for proficient readers.
Paperback | 5.90 x 8.97in | 32 pages | ISBN 078948515X | 02 Aug 2002
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Slinky, Scaly Snakes!  Reg:$4.99 Now:$3.99   (Save 20%)
Longer sentences and an expanded vocabulary make this series of 48-page books slightly more challenging: Level 2 is appropriate for children who have started to read but still need help. Information boxes full of background information will stimulate inquisitive minds. These books contain between 700 and 850 words, and they are approximately 70 percent pictures and 30 percent text. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started.
Paperback | 5.90 x 8.97in | 32 pages | ISBN 0789434393 | 15 Sep 1998 | 5 - 8 years
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Shark Attack  Reg:$4.99 Now:$3.99   (Save 20%)
Savage killers or endangered victims? Discover the truth about the most feared creatures in the sea. The 48-page Level 3 books, designed for children who can read on their own, contain more complex sentence structure and more detail.
Paperback | 5.94 x 9.01in | 48 pages | ISBN 9780756656072 | 15 Sep 1998 | 5 - 8 years
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Spiders' Secrets  Reg:$4.99 Now:$3.99   (Save 20%)
Learn the truth about six creepy spiders - from hairy tarantulas with real fangs to eight-eyed jumping spiders! The 48-page Level 3 books, designed for children who can read on their own, contain more complex sentence structure and more detail.
Hardcover | 5.98 x 9.01in | 48 pages | ISBN 0789483734 | 13 Mar 2002 | 5 - 8 years
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Eyewitness Books: Horse  Reg:$18.99 Now:$15.99   (Save 15%)
Here is an original and exciting guide to the fascinating world of horses and ponies. Stunning, real-life photographs of horses, ponies, donkeys, mules, and zebras offer a unique "eyewitness" view of these remarkable animals, their natural history and role in civilization. See an authentic Wells Fargo stagecoach, a 19th-century woman riding sidesaddle, a performing circus horse, and a real-life jousting tournament. Learn why horses flatten back their ears, how a blacksmith shoes a horse, how horses have been used in wartime, and how a horse's teeth show its age. Discover why a zebra has stripes, which wild asses are now extinct, what a Roman horseshoe looked like, the difference between an English and a Western saddle, what makes horses race, and much, much more.
Hardcover Book: Book and CD | 9.25 x 6.25in | 72 pages | ISBN 9780756637750 | 30 Jun 2008 | Dorling Kindersley | 8 - 18
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Gorillas by Seymour Simon  Reg:$9.99 Now:$7.99   (Save 20%)
Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon has teamed up with the Smithsonian Institution to bring you an updated edition of his classic full-color photographic introduction to these fascinating animals. br> Paperback • Trim: 10 x 10 • Pages: 32 • Picture Book Nonfiction • Ages: 5 to 9 • Grades: K up
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Wolves by Seymour Simon  Reg:$9.99 Now:$7.99   (Save 20%)
Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon has teamed up with the Smithsonian Institution to give you the real story about this mythical and legendary animal in an updated edition of his classic full-color photographic introduction.
• Trim: 10 x 10 • Pages: 32 • Picture Book Nonfiction • Ages: 5-9 • Grades: K-3
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Snakes by Seymour Simon  Reg:$9.99 Now:$7.99   (Save 20%)
Exceptional nonfiction for children from two of the most trusted names in science education: Seymour Simon and the Smithsonian Institution. "Snakes hold a fearful fascination (and) Simon intensifies our interest with (mesmerizing) facts on where various snakes live, how they reproduce, their role in keeping down rodents. However many books you have on the subject, it’s hard to turn down one as informative and visually stunning as this one." -- Booklist
Paperback • Trim:10x10 • Pages: 32 • Picture Book Nonfiction • Ages: 5-8 • Grades: K-3
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Sounds of the Wild Birds  Reg:$19.99 Now:$16.95   (Save 15%)
Features fascinating sound clips that bring amazing birds to life as well as gorgeous popup panaramas. This book takes readers across the globe - from lush wetlands and tropical forests to remote deserts and mountains - to discover all types of birds big and small.
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Life-Size Aquarium  Reg:$21.99 Now:$18.95   (Save 13%)
From the clownfish to the killer whale, sea otter to walrus, young readers will see some of their favorite animals from a perspective that they've never had before. Three of the animals in the book - a walrus, killer whale and a dolphin - spring out of the book in oversized gatefolds.
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DK Pockets: Mammals  Reg:$8.99 Now:$6.99   (Save 22%)
DK Pockets is a major series of reference guides, small enough to fit in a pocket but comprehensive enough to provide an in-depth look at each subject. Pockets may be compact, but they are bursting with text and pictures. Within the covers, the enthusiast will find essential facts on the subject, plus a valuable reference section packed with charts and lists. These highly collectible guides are fascinating and easy-to-use mini-information books that gather everything you need to know about a subject-and put it in your pocket!
Paperback | 3.93 x 5.15in | 128 pages | ISBN 9780789434173 | 21 Sep 1998 | Dorling Kindersley
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