Learn about what's inside some of the most important technological breakthroughs of the last 200 years. If you’ve ever wondered how to broadcast live sports events, what a 3D printer does, how TVs can get so slim, what’s in a nuclear reactor or even how the internet works, you’ll find all the answers you’re looking for right here. Featuring:Engineering - Incredible tech that's changed the world.Computing - The machines that make the world work.Gadgets - The coolest kit explained.Domestic - The technology behind everyday life.
The How It Works Book Of The Elements covers all known elements on the planet in the order in which they appear in the periodic table. From lanthanoids to actinoids, alkali metals to transition metals, halogens to noble gases – you can find all you need to know about the universe’s building blocks right here. Featuring:
An introduction to the elements - Electrons. atoms, compounds and much more explained
Elements – a history - Key discoveries and people from the past 400 years
All elements covered - All 118 discovered elements appear.
Element information - Atomic numbers, oxidation states, electron configurations and more for each element.
Introducing the Instant Guide to Creating a Website. This guide will help you build a web presence and discover the benefits of having your own website in minutes. We tackle the basics including how to get some webspace and an address, so if it’s planning or putting down foundations for your site – we’ve got it covered. We advise you how to monetise your new website and make it pay, showing you how to earn cash from advertising and boost visitors. We help you choose the right host by reviewing and rating web-hosting services and web-design software to help you make the right choice. With expert tips and step-by-step tutorials, this is the only guide you need to build a great site for FREE.
Inside History is for people passionate about Australian and New Zealand genealogy, history and heritage. Published bi-monthly, Inside History provides insightful, interesting and practical features to its readers. Its 76 pages are packed with advice, articles and expert tips on genealogy, and stories on our varied history.
The All About History Book Of The First World War explores the battles, spotlights the soldiers, and considers significant figures as well as the people back home, examining what relationships were like between all involved. The words and imagery are accompanied by historical artefacts that, combined, truly paint a picture of what life was like during the First World War. Featuring:
The First Battle of Ypres - Learn about the battles and offensives on all fronts, at land and at sea.
The Role of Women in War - Discover what life was life back home in terms of people and literary influences.
Trench Life - Find out what life was like for the soldiers of the First World War.
The Exhibits - Read letters, diary entries, official repots and more.
Once upon a time, a man named Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the Moon claiming it to be “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Join us as we take you further than ever imagined across our Solar System and into deep space. Featuring:
Explore the Galaxies - Learn about what it takes to get up into space
Discover the Solar System - Journey from the Sun at the centre to the very edges of our Solar System
Sights of the Universe - Space Junk, mega storms, stars and so much more to see on your tour
Into Deep Space - Watch galaxies collide, stars turn supernova and much more in the deepest depths of the galaxy
Have you ever wondered why we sneeze? How about how pearls are formed? If you want to know more about the world we live in, you’ve come to the right place. This book contains facts from six subject areas: the environment, technology, science, space, transport and history – and each section is packed with questions and answers that will feed even the hungriest of minds. Featuring:
Environment - Find out why the coast is eroding and how seahorses reproduce.
Technology - Learn about fracking and roller coasters.
Space - Discover who can lay claim to the moon and what’s inside our Sun.
Transport - See what makes planes fly and how it’s possible to drift.
Big picture leadership, fine-tuned. A cross-discipline approach to the art and science of leadership, with research, opinion and practical advice from the world’s foremost business thinkers and practitioners.
The World of Animals Book of Predators is the story of the most fascinating predators on Earth. Learn how a cheetah stalks and takes down its prey; discover the deadly pack-hunting behaviour of the killer whale; and find out how the orb-weaver spider paralyses and devours its quarry. Featuring:
All about the African lion
- Learn the secrets of one of Africa’s most notorious predators
- The prehistoric creatures still walking the Earth
Inside the mind of a killer whale
- Discover the hunting habits of the fearsome orca
Birds of prey
- The most lethal aerial assassins
Take a look inside your body and discover how everything works. From your brain to your feet, this book will explain how your organs function, the role they have to play, and how your body heals itself. Packed with amazing illustrations, whether you want to know what the pancreas does, why we need hormones or how we're able to taste different flavours, this is the ideal educational resource.50 amazing body facts - Explaining what makes our bodies so fascinating. Human anatomy - Discover how our hearts beat, our brains think and our eyes see, and everything in between.
The body at work -Find out how our bodies work, from genetics and the sensory system to hormones and blood circulation.
Curious questions - Uncover amazing facts that explain some of life’s biggest questions, such as why noses run and what happens as we age.
Stunning illustrations - Explore the body like never before through high-quality anatomical illustrations and detailed photography.
William Shakespeare has undeniably left behind him a legacy of plays and poems that have not only been enjoyed by millions, but shaped the English language into what we know today. This book delves into the works of this legendary playwright, from his histories, comedies and tragedies to his thought-provoking sonnets. Featuring:
His life - From birth to death, learn about his life in Stratford and London
His loves - Explore his love of his wife and children and the questions that spur form his sonnets
His works - The histories, the tragedies and the comedies and his late plays are discussed
His legacy - What has Shakespeare done for us? Find out inside.
Sky at Night Magazine brings you The Apollo Story – your complete guide to the greatest journey in human history. The story begins with the disastrous fire that killed the crew of Apollo 1, continues through Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon, and ends as the cost of space exploration halted the programme at Apollo 17. Packed with all the facts, figures and stories from each and every Apollo mission, as well as rare photographs, this special edition tells the full story of this giant leap.
Young Parents Preschool Guide is the must have guide for parents who are preparing for their child's preschool years. It contains information on preschool preparation, preschool life & what is beyond preschool. Some key highlights: - How to choose the best preschool for your child - Expert answers to all your preschool problems, from separation anxiety to learning woes - Search for childcare and kindergartens by district – we’ve got the complete listings!
This updated version is written by cycling expert Guy Andrews, this MagBook is the authoritative guide to maintaining, repairing and upgrading your bike, whatever your budget. Recommended by the Guardian Newspaper Bike Blog London Cyclist and the British Cycling Organisation, divided into 10 clear sections on maintaining road and mountain bikes, and covering maintenance essentials such as drivetrain, gears, tyres, brakes and suspension, this guide has it all! Moreover through featuring clear, step-by-step photographs demonstrating the maintenance techniques, the guides advice is accessible whatever your technical ability. Being fully indexed, locating the advice and tips you need is quick and simple - meaning you can spend more time on the road and less time in the garage. Guy Andrews is a former road and mountain bike racer, bike mechanic and magazine editor. He is currently editor of Rouleur magazine, a professional road cycling magazine.
Packed with fascinating facts, and covering over 200 million years of history, this book is the perfect guide to the world around us. From the dinosaurs to the Romans and jousting to World War I, you'll discover the key moments that shaped the world into what it is today. Whether you want to take a look inside Buckingham Palace, see how the Sistine Chapel's ceiling was painted, or how Da Vinci's flying machine worked, this is the perfect book to educate and entertain, with colourful images and illustrations that bring history to life.
- Take a closer look at some of the most recognisable structures on Earth.
- From medieval times to WWII find out how weapons have evolved over time.
- See how some of the greatest creations came to exist and change the world.
- Inventors, explorers and scientists who have influenced our lives today.
- Get to know the creatures that once roamed Earth, from birth to extinction.
Explore the wonders of the Solar System through magnificent photographs captured by space probes and the world’s most powerful telescopes. From the Sun right out to the Kuiper Belt, the planets, moons and asteroids that surround us have never looked so striking.
This special edition from the makers of BBC Sky at Night Magazine is the ultimate guide for seasoned astronomers and curious novices, taking you on a high-definition journey like no other.
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