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7 edition of The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia found in the catalog.

The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia

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Published by Kingfisher .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Reference - Encyclopedias,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Juvenile General And Reference Works,
  • Juvenile Science (General),
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction,
  • Science & Nature - General,
  • Children: Grades 4-6,
  • Science,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / Reference / Encyclopedias,
  • Encyclopedias,
  • Encyclopedias, Juvenile

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsEditors of Kingfisher (Editor), Charles Taylor (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages496
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7987215M
    ISBN 100753458861
    ISBN 109780753458860
    OCLC/WorldCa68042309

    While they are often associated with rivers and lakes, over half the world's species are found in forests and forested streams. While students might read it through cover-to-cover, I suspect that it will more likely be used as a reference volume as you try to correlate events and find information about particular people or events. This authoritative reference work is aimed at anyone with a serious interest in contemporary academic thinking about the individual in society. Each chapter closes with a crowded page of summary facts, and a final section of back matter contains thumbnail portraits of famous scientists and inventions, formulas for calculating the areas of geometric figures, conversion tables, and like features. This inclusive text addresses conservation which goes hand in hand with Earth Day observances and Reuse, Reduce, Recycle content.

    In addition, its appealing and colorful layout and accessible information will lend it to casual browsing by students and adults. Beginning with pre-history, it presents a new topic for every two-page spread. The bill is usually longer and more compressed in species that hunt fish, and shorter and more broad in species that hunt prey off the ground. The six species occurring in the Americas are four closely related green kingfishers in the genus Chloroceryle and two large crested kingfishers in the genus Megaceryle. Explanations are clear and accessible, and the writing is lively and engaging.

    Kingfisher History Encyclopedia revised. The index is also alphabetized in four column format but no words are in bold. This edition concludes with a one-page summary of the war on terror that takes us up through Teaching Pre-K-8 As with any good reference work there are also references to help young inquisitive minds follow the threads deeper and further. Furthermore, though frequent cross references and a large index facilitate access to most of the content, the index includes only spotty coverage of the illustrations and fails to list the earthquake and reactor mentioned above. History leaps from the page in this completely revised and updated edition of the critically acclaimed Kingfisher History Encyclopedia by the editors at Kingfisher.


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In addition, its appealing and colorful layout and accessible information will lend it to casual browsing by students and adults. It will also find a place in public libraries with a need for affordable science reference books.

The Kingfisher science encyclopedia

A timeline runs across the top of each page for context. Each subject is written in a lively, vivid way by experts in the particular field, and this will hold a child's interest and make reading the encyclopedia a pleasure.

This comprehensive science encyclopedia covers the fundamentals of life science, earth science, physical science, plus materials and technology and conservation.

Editorial Reviews Entries feature a visually appealing balance of colorful illustrations and text, certain to appeal to both casual browsers and students alike. Having beaten the prey, it is manipulated and then swallowed.

If you want one history encyclopedia, this is it! Some entries cover a variety of enduring and newly vital areas of study and research methods. The kingfishers have excellent vision; they are capable of binocular vision and are thought in particular to have good colour vision.

Most topics are presented on pleasing two-page spreads, with relevant charts, timelines, and other illustrations surrounding the text. Experts review theoretical debates from The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia book and rational choice theory to poststructuralism, and address the great questions that cut across the social sciences.

There is at least one obvious typo "Two million people worldwide now access the Internet" and a brash claim that humans are "the most successful of all creatures.

Woodland and forest kingfishers take mainly insects, particularly grasshoppers, whereas the water kingfishers are more specialised in taking fish. Teachers of elementary to middle school agree this is a must for school and public libraries.

It is precisely the kind of science book to lure non-science types into serious browse mode. What is the nature of consciousness and cognition?

In addition, they are capable of compensating for the refraction of water and reflection when hunting prey underwater, and are able to judge depth under water accurately.

As in the earlier work, the sciences are divided into 10 topical chapters ranging from "Space and Time" to "Conservation and the Environment. An index makes it easy to look things up. A to the present dayThe Kingfisher History Encyclopedia covers every major empire, civilization, revolution, and war, as well as the technological and cultural advances that have left their mark on history.

While they are often associated with rivers and lakes, over half the world's species are found in forests and forested streams. The irises of most species are dark brown.

Packed with scintillating facts, lavish illustrations and quality photographs, The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia is a wonderful reference source for both home and school, and the definitive information book which will enthuse any budding scientist.

Click on links where available to verify price accuracy. They have restricted movement of their eyes within the eye sockets, instead using head movements to track prey.

He has presented lectures on BBC television and has written many science books for children. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it.

What do people mean by the Counter-Reformation? With 3, indexed references and more than 2, full-color illustrations, photographs, and source materials, as well as research-friendly back matter and index, this encyclopedia provides a beautiful, authoritative reference that is essential for any home, school, or library.

The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia, 3rd edition is the one reference that includes all of the information students need to know in a concise and trustworthy package.

Critical moments and events in each subject area are highlighted throughout.Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia (Note – I recommend this for older students only.) Biology. Kingfisher First Encyclopedia of Animals DK Encyclopedia of Animals (Note – Love this book!!!) Kingfisher First Human Body Encyclopedia (Note – This book is out of print, but if you can get your hands on it.

kingfisher, common name for members of the family Alcedinidae, essentially tropical and subtropical land birds, with affinities to trogons and swifts and related to the hornbill. Kingfishers have chunky bodies, short necks and tails, large heads with erectile crests, and strong, long beaks.

Jun 23,  · Buy a cheap copy of The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia book. This one-volume encyclopedia with nearly entries offers detailed information about science.

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Mike Goldsmithamazing is a page universe-in-a-book and is the perfect reference for home, school, or anywhere Available in: Buy. The largest kingfisher in Africa is the giant kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima), which is 42 to 46 cm (17 to 18 in) in length and – g (– oz) in weight.

The familiar Australian kingfisher known as the laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) is the heaviest species with females reaching nearly grams (18 oz) in atlasbowling.com: Aves. Oct 03,  · Editorial Reviews. Middle graders will be so receptive to working on science homework with The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia.” —Teaching Pre-K-8 “As with any good reference work there are also references to help young inquisitive minds follow the threads deeper and further.4/5.