• Maps

Map Link Catalog

Maps for the Entire World
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Maps
Page: N.A
View: 9492

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Thunder Underground


Author: Jane Yolen
Publisher: Wordsong
ISBN: 9781590789360
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 2573
A collection of poems explores the wonder underground, from animal burrows and subways to caves and magma.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Discovery Globe: Build-Your-Own Globe Kit


Author: Leon Gray
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 9780763697488
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 3123
Build your own spinning globe -- then start exploring it with the help of a World Explorer's Guide. For curious adventurers everywhere comes a unique guide to the amazing diversity of life on planet Earth. From the poles to the equator, from dense cities to vast wildernesses, from deep below the sea to high in the forest canopy, this illustrated globe and guide take readers on a rich and exciting tour of discovery and revelation. The Discovery Globe kit contains: - model pieces, wooden dowels, a plastic connector, and a pedestal -- all you need to make your own globe - a forty-eight page World Explorer's Guide, including a glossary, a key to world biomes, questions for testing exploring skills, and globe assembly instructions

    • History

PrairyErth

A Deep Map
Author: William Least Heat-Moon
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547527470
Category: History
Page: 640
View: 3874
This New York Times bestseller by the author of Blue Highways is “a majestic survey of land and time and people in a single county of the Kansas plains” (Hungry Mind Review). William Least Heat-Moon travels by car and on foot into the core of our continent, focusing on the landscape and history of Chase County—a sparsely populated tallgrass prairie in the Flint Hills of central Kansas—exploring its land, plants, animals, and people until this small place feels as large as the universe. Called a “modern-day Walden” by the Chicago Sun-Times, PrairyErth is a journey through a place, through time, and into the human mind from the acclaimed author of Here, There, Elsewhere: Stories from the Road. “A sense of the American grain that will give [PrairyErth] a permanent place in the literature of our country.” —Paul Theroux, The New York Times

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Around the World

A Colorful Atlas for Kids
Author: Anita Ganeri
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497698413
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
View: 9041
A lively illustrated introduction to the countries of the world and the seven continents, this bright, playful atlas gives inquisitive readers just enough information to whet the appetite for exploration. Sprinkled with imagery that picks out a country’s unique essence—like the giant squid and penguins of Antarctica, and a dragonfly-shaped kite from Vietnam’s International Kit Festival—and trivia that informs, this atlas makes a great gift for curious kids. This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

    • Science

Bad Astronomy

Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing "Hoax"
Author: Philip C. Plait
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471422075
Category: Science
Page: 288
View: 4507
Advance praise for Philip Plait s Bad Astronomy "Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astronomy and space you never knew you suffered from." --Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia "Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named Philip Plait, who is the world s leading consumer advocate for quality science in space and on Earth. This important contribution to science will rest firmly on my reference library shelf, ready for easy access the next time an astrologer calls." --Dr. Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for Scientific American, and author of The Borderlands of Science "Philip Plait has given us a readable, erudite, informative, useful, and entertaining book. Bad Astronomy is Good Science. Very good science..." --James "The Amazing" Randi, President, James Randi Educational Foundation, and author of An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural "Bad Astronomy is a fun read. Plait is wonderfully witty and educational as he debunks the myths, legends, and 'conspiracies that abound in our society. 'The Truth Is Out There' and it's in this book. I loved it!" --Mike Mullane, Space Shuttle astronaut and author of Do Your Ears Pop in Space?

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the World


Author: Elizabeth Carney
Publisher: National Geographic Society
ISBN: 1426323581
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
View: 7829
This charming reference introduces young readers to the wider world by exploring languages, landscapes, weather, animals, capital cities, mountains, deserts, and other landscapes and landforms, and more. It encourages kids to get play with activities such as creating a mini-rainforest in a bottle and singing a simple song in Spanish. More than 100 colorful photos are paired with kid-friendly and age-appropriate maps along with basic facts about each continent. This book will quickly become a favorite at storytime, bedtime, or any other time. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Children's Illustrated Atlas


Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465458743
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
View: 8216
Bring geography to life and explore the countries of the world like never before with DK's Children's Illustrated Atlas. Featuring approximately 50 unique maps of the world that show each country in full-color detail, this new atlas is bursting with information, combining colorful icons with photographs representing key points about each country. Young adventurers ages 8-12 will start by learning the fundamentals of reading a map by using a key, compass, and scale, and will progress to discovering fascinating trivia about all the countries of the world, from the United States to Ukraine and Turkey to Taiwan. Bite-size facts and figures that cover a variety of topics such as climates, population, mountains and rivers, and politics in different continents help support school curriculum and make this a perfect book for the classroom. With an engaging infographic design and easy to understand layout and text, the Children's Illustrated Atlas will get the most reluctant explorer learning about the world outside of their own experience.

    • Science

A World Without Ice


Author: Henry Pollack Ph.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101524855
Category: Science
Page: 304
View: 2063
A co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize offers a clear-eyed explanation of the planet’s imperiled ice. Much has been written about global warming, but the crucial relationship between people and ice has received little focus—until now. As one of the world’s leading experts on climate change, Henry Pollack provides an accessible, comprehensive survey of ice as a force of nature, and the potential consequences as we face the possibility of a world without ice. A World Without Ice traces the effect of mountain glaciers on supplies of drinking water and agricultural irrigation, as well as the current results of melting permafrost and shrinking Arctic sea ice—a situation that has degraded the habitat of numerous animals and sparked an international race for seabed oil and minerals. Catastrophic possibilities loom, including rising sea levels and subsequent flooding of lowlying regions worldwide, and the ultimate displacement of millions of coastal residents. A World Without Ice answers our most urgent questions about this pending crisis, laying out the necessary steps for managing the unavoidable and avoiding the unmanageable.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Canyons and Ice: The Wilderness Travels of Dick Griffith


Author: Kaylene Johnson
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1467556858
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 280
View: 3516
Canyons and Ice: The Wilderness Travels of Dick Griffith is an epic tale of adventure as well as a thoughtful reflection on what motivates a man to travel the hinterlands of silence across some of the most remote places on earth. Griffith helped pioneer rafting in the Grand Canyon, was the first to descend the dangerous Barranca del Cobre in Mexico, and eventually traversed the Northwest Passage solo and unassisted, traveling more than 6,000 miles across Alaska and the Canadian Arctic. Amidst this call to wilderness came a romance that would change Griffith’s life.

    • History

The 9/11 Commission Report

Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. Authorized Edition
Author: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393060416
Category: History
Page: 604
View: 813
Provides the final report of the 9/11 Commission detailing their findings on the September 11 terrorist attacks.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

My World and Globe


Author: Ira Wolfman
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780761130697
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
View: 2681
Introduces the geography of the world. Includes an inflatable globe on which boundaries can be drawn, countries labeled, and stickers pasted.

    • Science

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062316109
Category: Science
Page: 464
View: 1594
New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

    • Travel

How to Pack for Any Trip


Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1760341843
Category: Travel
Page: N.A
View: 6320
With Lonely Planet's stylishly illustrated How to Pack for Any Trip, learn to up your packing game. Take the pain out of packing by using our cut-out-and-keep lists. Teach the kids to pack and learn how to edit your own capsule wardrobe. Make your tech work harder by choosing apps that will pack for you. Find luggage that's a true soulmate for your travel style that will be in it for the long haul. Even take comfort and inspiration in stories of packing mishaps and luggage pioneers from days gone by. Are you a stylish city weekender wanting to look your best while on the go, a streamlined business traveller looking for even more efficient carry-on packing techniques, a tipping-the-scales travelling family preparing for any kind of meltdown or an adventuring adrenaline junkie needing necessary kit supplies? Headed for a beach break, a jungle trek, a 48-hour jaunt or a six-month expedition? Preparing for sweltering heat or subzero conditions? No matter what type of traveller you are or what kind of trip you're planning, the various tailored packing lists, tips, techniques and advice in this book will help you unleash the packing pro within and keep your luggage light and organised. Includes: comprehensive packing lists tried-and-tested packing methods advice for choosing luggage how-to illustrations kit ideas for every type of trip Packing light is once again a la mode. As the author Antoine de Saint-Exupery once said: 'He who would travel happily, must travel light.' When it comes to your suitcase, less really is more, leaving you light on your feet and free to immerse yourself in local culture and nature without being weighed down. However, regarded as an art, a science, or even a necessary evil, packing is a task all travellers must tackle before their journey even begins, yet not many of us, do it well or approach it with any sense of pleasure. Let us fix that! Step away from that mountainous pile of clothing, get up off that suitcase you're trying to squash shut, and allow this book to unclutter your path to luggage liberation. Indeed, packing light can take more time and strategy. Happily, this guide will teach you the skills to decide what is absolutely necessary and what can be done without. Happy packing! About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

    • Curiosities and wonders

Little Kids First Big Book of the World


Author: Elizabeth Carney
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426320507
Category: Curiosities and wonders
Page: 128
View: 6071
This charming reference introduces young readers to the wider world by exploring languages, landscapes, weather, animals, capital cities, mountains, deserts, and other landscapes and landforms, and more. It encourages kids to get play with activities such as creating a mini-rainforest in a bottle and singing a simple song in Spanish. More than 100 colorful photos are paired with kid-friendly and age-appropriate maps along with basic facts about each continent. This book will quickly become a favorite at storytime, bedtime, or any other time.

    • Fiction

The Kite Runner

Rejacketed
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140882485X
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 2432
Over 21 million copies sold worldwide

    • Children's atlases

Collins Children's Picture Atlas


Author: Collins (Firm : London, England),HarperCollins UK Staff
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780007479443
Category: Children's atlases
Page: 64
View: 9880
This highly illustrated pictorial atlas is designed to take children on a journey of discovery around the countries of the world. The mapping is clear colourful and highly informative. Simple activities and quizzes encourage children to find out more about the mapped regions. Ages: 7+Each spread includes introductory text about the region. Pictorial symbols are used on clear colourful background mapping to depict themes such as national emblems, customs, food, birds, animals, buildings, sports etc. to help younger readers gain an understanding of peoples around the world. Continental spreads focus on flags and the most important geographical facts e.g. well known highest, lowest, largest physical and demographic features. A variety of activity based features accompany the mapping on each spread e.g. a 'What am I?' box lists detailed descriptions of familiar features. Activities are designed to encourage the reader to extract information from the map. Other features included are fascinating facts about each country, presented in a fun way, for each spread e.g. Did you know? Try this! It's a fact etc. Website links are listed to assist further study for the older child. Ages:7+

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

The Earth Atlas


Author: Susanna Van Rose
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9781564586261
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 63
View: 9943
An atlas that focuses on how the earth works takes readers beneath the earth's crust, inside a volcano, under a glacier, and to the bottom of an ocean trench.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Art Treasury


Author: Rosie Dickins,Nicola Butler
Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780794514525
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 94
View: 5107
Introduces twenty-two famous art works from around the world, along with instructions for art projects that can be done in the style of each artist.