Big Book of Knowledge

Author: N.A

Publisher: Gardners Books

ISBN: 9780751359237

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 480

View: 9537

Intended as a basic reference source for nature, science and technology and people and places. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.

Big Book of Knowledge

Author: Sarah Phillips

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789485014

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 480

View: 4529

Collects information on the natural world, Earth, space, science, and technology.

The DK Big Book of Knowledge

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Incorporated

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9781564585189

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 9905

More than two thousand full-color photographs and illustrations, along with charts, maps, diagrams, and a glossary, help present young readers with a treasure chest of information about the world in which we live.

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why

Author: Amy Shields

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426307926

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 127

View: 8535

Provides answers to commonly asked questions such as "Why does my skin wrinkle in the tub?" and "Why do we see a rainbow?"

Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs

Author: Catherine D. Hughes

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426308469

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 127

View: 7693

This book provides pictures and brief facts about a variety of different kinds of dinosaurs.

Big Picture Book of General Knowledge

Author: James Maclaine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781474917889

Category:

Page: 32

View: 9205

A big picture book with giant fold-out pages to satisfy the curiosity of every young child. This book will teach children fun facts about general knowledge, which is all displayed on a huge double-gate fold. Makes a perfect gift which children will pore over for hours.

The Book of Circles

Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge

Author: Manuel Lima

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616895845

Category: Design

Page: 272

View: 1814

In this follow-up to his hugely popular The Book of Trees and Visual Complexity, Manuel Lima takes us on a lively tour through millennia of circular information design. Three hundred detailed and colorful illustrations from around the world cover an encyclopedic array of subjects—architecture, urban planning, fine art, design, fashion, technology, religion, cartography, biology, astronomy, and physics, all based on the circle, the universal symbol of unity, wholeness, infinity, enlightenment, and perfection. Clay tokens used by ancient Sumerians as a system of recording trade are juxtaposed with logos of modern retailers like Target; Venn diagrams are discussed alongside the trefoil biohazard symbol, symbols of the Christian trinity, and the Olympic rings; and a diagram revealing the characteristics of ten thousand porn stars displays structural similarities to early celestial charts placing the earth at the center of the universe. Lima's introduction provides an authoritative history of the circle, and a preface describes his unique taxonomy of the many varieties of circle diagrams, rounding out this visual feast for infographics enthusiasts.

The Big Book of Kombucha

Brewing, Flavoring, and Enjoying the Health Benefits of Fermented Tea

Author: Hannah Crum,Alex LaGory

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612124356

Category: Cooking

Page: 400

View: 9832

2016 Silver Nautilus Book Award Winner Brew your own kombucha at home! With more than 400 recipes, including 268 unique flavor combinations, you can get exactly the taste you want — for a fraction of the store-bought price. This complete guide, from the proprietors of Kombucha Kamp, shows you how to do it from start to finish, with illustrated step-by-step instructions and troubleshooting tips. The book also includes information on the many health benefits of kombucha, fascinating details of the drink’s history, and recipes for delicious foods and drinks you can make with kombucha (including some irresistible cocktails!). “This is the one go-to resource for all things kombucha.” — Andrew Zimmern, James Beard Award–winning author and host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods

The Big Book of Bugs

Author: Yuval Zommer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500650677

Category:

Page: 64

View: 2515

Introductory spreads explain that bugs live nearly everywhere on Earth and give tips on how to become a young bug spotter. The book is divided into key groups of bugs, including beetles, moths, butterflies, bees, snails, crickets, grasshoppers, worms and spiders, all illustrated with scenic compositions. Some spreads approach the world of bugs thematically, such as bugs that come out at night, baby creepy-crawlies and life cycles, how bugs hide and show off and how some bugs love to live in your home. The text is chatty, funny and full of amazing facts.

The Big Book of Maker Skills

Tools & Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects

Author: Chris Hackett,Editors of Popular Science Magazine

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 1681881616

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 833

Makers, get ready: This is your ultimate, must-have, tip-packed guide for taking your DIY projects to the next level—from basic wood- and metalworking skills to 3D printing and laser-cutting wizardry, plus the entrepreneurial and crowd-sourcing tactics needed to transform your back-of-the-envelope idea into a gleaming finished product. In The Big Book of Maker Skills: 334 Tools and Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects, readers learn classic, tried-and-true techniques from the shop class of yore—how to use a metal lathe, or pick the perfect drill bit or saw—and get introduced to a whole new world of modern manufacturing technologies, like using CAD software, printing circuits, and more. Step-by-step illustrations, helpful diagrams, and exceptional photography make this book an easy-to-follow and easy-on-the-eyes guide to getting your project done. With an emphasis on making DIY projects that can change the world, The Big Book of Maker Skills includes sections and tutorials on: Setting Up a Hackerspace Picking the Right Tools Welding Smarts Circuitry Basics Programming & Arduinos Working with Wood 3-D Printing Laser-cutting CNC Routing Testing & Prototyping Drones and Space Exploration Tools Robotics Biotechnology Sourcing and Crowdsourcing

Book of Knowledge

Author: N.A

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780753413814

Category: Children's encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 320

View: 5887

This volume covers everything children want to know about their world, from the great empires of the past to the wonders of the natural world. It is full of tough questions, amazing answers and funny facts.

The Book of Knowledge

Author: David Michae Slater

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943549481

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6347

The Big Book of Knowledge

Author: John Farndon,Angela Koo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780752564463

Category: Children's encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 383

View: 7950

The Book of General Ignorance

Author: John Mitchinson,John Lloyd

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307405517

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 8285

Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and flawed facts finally get the heave-ho in this humorous, downright humiliating book of reeducation based on the phenomenal British bestseller. Challenging what most of us assume to be verifiable truths in areas like history, literature, science, nature, and more,The Book of General Ignorance is a witty “gotcha” compendium of how little we actually know about anything. It’ll have you scratching your head wondering why we even bother to go to school. Think Magellan was the first man to circumnavigate the globe, baseball was invented in America, Henry VIII had six wives, Mount Everest is the tallest mountain? Wrong, wrong, wrong, and wrong again. You’ll be surprised at how much you don’t know! Check out THE BOOK OF GENERAL IGNORANCE for more fun entries and complete answers to the following: How long can a chicken live without its head? About two years. What do chameleons do? They don’t change color to match the background. Never have; never will. Complete myth. Utter fabrication. Total Lie. They change color as a result of different emotional states. How many legs does a centipede have? Not a hundred. How many toes has a two-toed sloth? It’s either six or eight. Who was the first American president? Peyton Randolph. What were George Washington’s false teeth made from? Mostly hippopotamus. What was James Bond’s favorite drink? Not the vodka martini. From the Hardcover edition.

Alcoholics Anonymous

the story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism

Author: Bill W.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Alcoholics

Page: 575

View: 5899

The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn

Author: Colleen Graves,Aaron Graves

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 125964426X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 9343

Start-to-finish, fun projects for makers of all types, ages, and skill levels! This easy-to-follow guide features dozens of DIY, low-cost projects that will arm you with the skills necessary to dream up and build your own creations. The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn offers practical tips for beginners and open-ended challenges for advanced makers. Each project features non-technical, step-by-step instructions with photos and illustrations to ensure success and expand your imagination. You will learn recyclables hacks, smartphone tweaks, paper circuits, e-textiles, musical instruments, coding and programming, 3-D printing, and much, much more! Discover how to create: • Brushbot warriors, scribble machines, and balloon hovercrafts • Smartphone illusions, holograms, and projections • Paper circuits, origami, greeting cards, and pop-ups • Dodgeball, mazes, and other interesting Scratch games • Organs, guitars, and percussion instruments • Sewed LED bracelets, art cuffs, and Arduino stuffie • Makey Makey and littleBits gadgets • Programs for plug-and-play and Bluetooth-enabled robots • 3D design and printing projects and enhancements

World Without Mind

The Existential Threat of Big Tech

Author: Franklin Foer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101981113

Category: HISTORY

Page: 257

View: 8762

Elegantly tracing the intellectual history of computer science, Foer puts the DNA of the very idea of "tech" under the microscope. Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon, he argues, are breaking laws intended to protect intellectual property and privacy. This is not the path towards freedom and prosperity, but the total automation and homogenization of our social, political, and intellectual lives. Today's corporate giants want access to every facet of our identities and influence over every corner of our lives. Foer both indicts these companies, and shapes a path towards reining them in.

The Book of Trees

Visualizing Branches of Knowledge

Author: Manuel Lima

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781616892180

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 8444

Our critically acclaimed bestseller Visual Complexity was the first in-depth examination of the burgeoning field of information visualization. Particularly noteworthy are the numerous historical examples of past efforts to make sense of complex systems of information. In this new companion volume, The Book of Trees, data viz expert Manuel Lima examines the more than eight hundred year history of the tree diagram, from its roots in the illuminated manuscripts of medieval monasteries to its current resurgence as an elegant means of visualization. Lima presents two hundred intricately detailed tree diagram illustrations on a remarkable variety of subjects—from some of the earliest known examples from ancient Mesopotamia to the manuscripts of medieval monasteries to contributions by leading contemporary designers. A timeline of capsule biographies on key figures in the development of the tree diagram rounds out this one-of-a-kind visual compendium.

How to Read a Book

The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476790159

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 1687

Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.