Author: Elizabeth Carney

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: 1426323581

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 3041

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.
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Travels Through Paraguay

Author: John Gimlette

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307806529

Category: Travel

Page: 400

View: 3669

A wildly humorous account of the author's travels across Paraguay–South America's darkly fabled, little-known “island surrounded by land.” Rarely visited by tourists and barely touched by global village sprawl, Paraguay remains a mystery to outsiders. Think of this small nation and your mind is likely to jump to Nazis, dictators, and soccer. Now, John Gimlette’s eye-opening book–equal parts travelogue, history, and unorthodox travel guide–breaches the boundaries of this isolated land,” and illuminates a little-understood place and its people. It is a wonderfully animated telling of Paraguay's story: of cannibals, Jesuits, and sixteenth-century Anabaptists; of Victorian Australian socialists and talented smugglers; of dictators and their mad mistresses; bloody wars and Utopian settlements; and of lives transplanted from Japan, Britain, Poland, Russia, Germany, Ireland, Korea, and the United States. The author travels from the insular cities and towns of the east, along ghostly trails through the countryside, to reach the Gran Chaco of the west: the “green hell” covering almost two-thirds of the country, where 4 percent of the population coexists–more or very-much-less peacefully–with a vast array of exotic wildlife that includes jaguars, prehistoric lungfish, and their more recently evolved distant cousins, the great fighting river fish. Gimlette visits with Mennonites and the indigenas, arms dealers and real-estate tycoons, shopkeepers, government bureaucrats and, of course, Nazis. Filled with bizarre incident, fascinating anecdote, and richly evocative detail, At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig is a brilliant description of a country of eccentricity and contradiction, of beguilingly individualistic men and women, and of unexpected and extraordinary beauty. It is a vivid, often riotous, always fascinating, journey. From the Hardcover edition.
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Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465458743

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 4667

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.
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A Colorful Atlas for Kids

Author: Anita Ganeri

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497698413

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 6012

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.
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Author: Henry Pollack Ph.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101524855

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 5323

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.
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Author: Elizabeth Carney

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426320507

Category: Curiosities and wonders

Page: 128

View: 9962

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.
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Author: Rosie Dickins,Nicola Butler

Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780794514525

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 94

View: 1975

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.
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The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis

Author: Timothy Egan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547840608

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 1075

“A vivid exploration of one man's lifelong obsession with an idea . . . Egan’s spirited biography might just bring [Curtis] the recognition that eluded him in life.” — Washington Post Edward Curtis was charismatic, handsome, a passionate mountaineer, and a famous portrait photographer, the Annie Leibovitz of his time. He moved in rarefied circles, a friend to presidents, vaudeville stars, leading thinkers. But when he was thirty-two years old, in 1900, he gave it all up to pursue his Great Idea: to capture on film the continent’s original inhabitants before the old ways disappeared. Curtis spent the next three decades documenting the stories and rituals of more than eighty North American tribes. It took tremendous perseverance — ten years alone to persuade the Hopi to allow him to observe their Snake Dance ceremony. And the undertaking changed him profoundly, from detached observer to outraged advocate. Curtis would amass more than 40,000 photographs and 10,000 audio recordings, and he is credited with making the first narrative documentary film. In the process, the charming rogue with the grade school education created the most definitive archive of the American Indian. “A darn good yarn. Egan is a muscular storyteller and his book is a rollicking page-turner with a colorfully drawn hero.” — San Francisco Chronicle "A riveting biography of an American original." – Boston Globe
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A Believer Book of Advice

Author: The Believer

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307947661

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 5445

The Believer magazine presents a compendium of advice from producers, writers, and actors of The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation, Late Show with David Letterman, The Hangover, and The Colbert Report, along with other musicians, cartoonists, New Yorker writers, and those similarly unqualified to offer guidance. Here Amy Sedaris describes the perfect murder for unwanted hermit crabs—you will need a piece of meat and a brick. Simon Rich explains how to avoid being found dead in your underwear by firemen—buy some long johns. Zach Galifianakis provides insight into how he changed his name without a social security card—he just started calling himself Adam Zapple, and it stuck. Bob Saget finally illuminates what “friends with benefits” really means—a nonsexual relationship wherein your ex makes monetary deposits into your bank account. Contributors include: Rob Baedeker, Anne Beatts, Elizabeth Beckwith, Jerri Blank, Roz Chast, Louis C.K., Mike Doughty, Dave Eggers, Rich Fulcher, Zach Galifianakis, Dan Guterman, Anthony Jeselnik, Julie Klausner, Lisa Lampanelli, Nick Hornby, Sam Lipsyte, Liam Lynch, Merrill Markoe, Rose McGowan, Misc. Canadian rock musicians, Laraine Newman, The Pleasure Syndicate, Bob Powers, Simon Rich, Bob Saget, George Saunders, Kristen Schaal, Paul Scheer, Amy Sedaris, Allison Silverman, Paul Simms, Brendon Small, Jerry Stahl, Scott Thompson, Fred Willard, Cintra Wilson, Weird Al Yankovic, and Alan Zweibel
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A Memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 5462

The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.
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Kit Carson, John C. Fremont and the Claiming of the American West

Author: David Roberts

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743225767

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9037

John C. Frémont, nearly forgotten today, was one of the giants of nineteenth-century America. He led five expeditions into the American West in the 1840s and 1850s, covering a greater area than any other explorer. His expedition reports -- ghost-written by his beautiful and talented wife, Jessie Benton Frémont -- were bestsellers in their day. Riding the wave of his popularity, he captured the Republican Party nomination for president in 1856 but narrowly lost the election. Frémont's scout on three of his expeditions was Kit Carson. Frémont fancied himself a mountaineer, and he possessed great stamina and courage, but he lacked Carson's skills and knowledge. The only expedition Frémont led without Carson was a disaster that, like the better-known Donner Party debacle, culminated in one of the rare documented instances of cannibalism in American history. A Newer World is the fascinating story of the Frémont-Carson expeditions and of two men, utterly unalike in so many ways, who became friends as well as fellow explorers. Frémont owed his life to Carson, who saved him on several occasions, while the legend of Kit Carson, the greatest mountain man of his day, grew out of Frémont's expedition reports. The Frémont-Carson expeditions are second only to Lewis and Clark's in their significance for America's western expansion. Their 1845-46 campaign, for example, helped to precipitate the Mexican-American War and led to the wresting of California from Mexico. Carson is often remembered today for his 1863-64 roundup of Apaches and Navajos, leading to the infamous Long Walk. David Roberts demonstrates that Carson, who was twice married to Indian women, was profoundly ambivalent about the campaign, which was ordered by an Army officer who was his superior. Throughout the book, Roberts draws on little-known primary sources in telling the dramatic stories of these expeditions. He shows how Frémont saw himself as a historical figure, especially in his reports, while Carson -- taciturn where Frémont was outspoken, modest where Frémont was boastful, and, significantly, illiterate -- was oblivious to his own fame. Yet it was Carson who underwent an evolution from an Indian killer to an Indian advocate. In addition to his archival research, Roberts traveled the routes of Frémont and Carson's expeditions to gain a firsthand knowledge of the territory they explored. In analyzing how Frémont and Carson advanced the Americanizing of the West, Roberts writes with a modern-day sensitivity to the Indians, for whom these expeditions were a tragedy.
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Politics, the Press, and the President

Author: Sean Spicer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621578151

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 4929

NOW A NATIONAL BESTSELLER! Wall Street Journal Bestseller USA Today Bestseller Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller Conservative Book Club Bestseller “One of the best reads of 2018." — Sean Hannity "The book is well worth your time." — Megyn Kelly "A story told with both heart and knowledge. Really good, go get it!" — President Donald J. Trump No job is more of a pressure cooker than being a White House press secretary…especially in this White House. For more than two decades, Sean Spicer had been a respected political insider, working as a campaign and communications strategist. But in December 2016, he got the call of a lifetime. President-elect Donald J. Trump had chosen him to be the White House press secretary. And life hasn’t been the same since. When he accepted the job, Spicer was far from a household name. But then he walked into the bright lights of the briefing room, and the cameras started rolling. His every word was scrutinized. Every movement was parodied. Every detail became a meme. And that’s just the public side. Behind the scenes, things were almost as difficult in an administration plagued by leaks that frustrated and angered both Spicer and the president. Not to mention the extraordinary pressures on Spicer’s family and his faith. Now, in his provocative and enlightening political memoir, The Briefing, Spicer reveals the truth behind some of the biggest news stories of our time, and he offers a glimpse into what it’s like to stand at the press secretary’s podium—and how he got there. The Briefing is the first insider account written by someone who worked on the Trump campaign, with the Trump transition team, and in the Trump White House—and has seen Donald Trump rallying voters, building an administration, and making crucial policy decisions. Spicer’s riveting and personal account makes The Briefing the must-read political memoir of the year.
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An Operation World Prayer Resource

Author: Molly Wall,Jason Mandryk

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830874100

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 4171

Window on the World is your ticket to travel around the world! If you appreciate Operation World as an adult, your kids will love this invaluable and age-appropriate prayer resource that develops cultural, political, and geographical awareness through a Christian lens. Find out how God is changing the lives of families everywhere through prayer—from the frozen Arctic to the hottest desert, on the highest mountains and in crowded cities. Window on the World brings alive the culture, history, and traditions of all sorts of different people. With "Fact Files" and "Do You Know?" features, each section brings you information, true stories, maps, and easy-to-use prayer points that take you into homes around the world. See how children live, what they like to do, where they go to school, what they eat and wear, and what they hope and dream. This revised edition includes new entries for more countries and people groups, with updated information and prayer points from the team at Operation World. It will draw a new generation into learning about the world, reaching out to people, and praying for those who have never heard about Jesus. Through Window on the World, young people and adults alike can discover and pray for the peoples of the world.
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Author: Craig Froman

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 1614583250

Category: Science

Page: 96

View: 959

A one-of-a-kind atlas that glorifies God, explores His creation, and honors His followers around the world! Discover amazing wonders of God's creation, including longest rivers, tallest mountains, and more. Examine interesting factual details about Christian explorers, missionaries, and history makers. learn about geographic features and how these were formed by the Flood, plate tectonics, and volcanic activity - plus other details of God's amazing design. The atlases that line the shelves of libraries and bookstores are filled with both evolutionary thought and secular worldviews. This atlas is packed with unique insights into Christian history makers and amazing landmarks. One will explore the design of ecosystems and biomes, great civilizations, and discoveries found around the world. The full-color, visually engaging book provides a dual purpose as an elementary curriculum and a valued reference tool. Outline maps and facts regarding the seven continents are provided, as well as detailed maps and data of the featured countries. The comprehensive information provided for each focus country will bring to light their culture and traditions, holidays, exploration, legal system, and economic industries, as well as missionary accounts and other material to help children connect to people from regions around the globe.
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Author: Susanna Van Rose

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9781564586261

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 63

View: 5001

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.
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Author: Jane Yolen

Publisher: Wordsong

ISBN: 9781590789360

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7177

A collection of poems explores the wonder underground, from animal burrows and subways to caves and magma.
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Life as One Direction

Author: One Direction

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062213431

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 6010

It's hard to believe how much has changed for us in just a few months. From five guys who didn't even know each other to making it to The X Factor final, heading off on our first tour, recording our first album, and releasing our own music, we've written this book so you can get to know who we really are, where we came from, and where we're going next. This is our story of life as One Direction so far, and we're really proud to share it all with you! "It's no exaggeration to say we're having the time of our lives right now, and it would not be happening if it wasn't for you. Thank you for all your unbelievable support."
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Author: Yance Marti

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 146713838X

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 390

The Cream City of yesteryear was a dingy haven for scofflaws and villains. Red-light districts peppered downtown's landscape, but none had the enduring allure of River Street, where Kitty Williams and Mary Kingsley operated high-class brothels. Chinese opium dens flourished in the backrooms of laundries. The demise of the Whiskey Ring brought down local distillers in a nationwide scandal that nearly reached the Oval Office. As a result, Police Chief John Janssen and the Committee to Investigate White Slavery and Kindred Vice waged a protracted battle to contain the most brazen offenses. Local historian and founder of OldMilwaukee.net Yance Marti uncovers the rough and rowdy blackguards who once made Milwaukee infamous.
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Author: Carolyn Curtis,Alison Jay

Publisher: Barefoot Books

ISBN: 9781841486116

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5103

A boy and the moon share a walk through his neighborhood.
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Author: Ira Wolfman

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780761130697

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 1053

Introduces the geography of the world. Includes an inflatable globe on which boundaries can be drawn, countries labeled, and stickers pasted.
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