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Download and read online How Come in PDF and EPUB Answers to approximately 135 of kids' science questions about people, animals, and the natural world, such as why cats purr and why our fingers wrinkle in water.
Download and read online How Come in the Neighborhood in PDF and EPUB Provides answers to kids' questions about stuff that happens at home, in the backyard, at school, and on vacation.
Download and read online What If in PDF and EPUB The creator of the incredibly popular webcomic xkcd presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including “What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?” and “Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?” 100,000 first printing.
Download and read online The Potato Man in PDF and EPUB Grandpa tells stories of the fruit and vegetable huckster in his childhood neighborhood, a man he learns to appreciate after a rocky start.
Download and read online Jungle in PDF and EPUB A new Photicular book (the series has more than 1.3 million copies in print) featuring the most colorful and exotic creatures of the rain forest, and a look into one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Eight Photicular images really move!
Download and read online The Science Book in PDF and EPUB All the big ideas in science, simply explained Part of the popular Big Ideas series, The Science Book explores the history of science, how scientists have sought to explain our incredible universe and how amazing scientific discoveries have been made. Discover how Galileo worked out his scientific theories of motion and inertia, why Copernicus's ideas were contentious and what the discovery of DNA meant. All the big scientific ideas and discoveries are brought to life with quirky graphics, pithy quotes and step-by-step 'mind maps', plus every area of science is covered, including astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, maths and physics. You'll be brought up-to-date on scientific ideas from black holes to genetic engineering with eye-catching artworks showing how the ideas of key scientists have impacted our understanding of the world. Whether you are a science student or just have an interest in scientific ideas, The Science Book is a perfect way to explore this fascinating subject.
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Download and read online Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria in PDF and EPUB Shares real-life examples and current research that support the author's recommendations for "straight talk" about racial identity, identifying practices that contribute to self-segregation in childhood groups. Original. 50,000 first printing.
Download and read online Boys Girls and Body Science in PDF and EPUB "an excellent resource that will make life easier for parents struggling to find the words to explain reproduction and sex to their children." -"Quill & Quire"