The study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth.
It's unbelievable Explore some of the weirdest, wildest places on Earth through the pages of this fascinating book. Get ready to visit the world's strangest and most surprising places From animal islands filled with deadly snakes to terrifying towns and decaying buildings, these natural features and ma ...Show more
Category: NZ Non Fiction
The story of how James Cook charted Aotearoa New Zealand, lavishly produced and richly illustrated. Since it was published by the Admiralty in 1816, James Cook's chart of New Zealand has long been regarded as one of the most extraordinary achievements in the history of cartography. First Map: How James ...Show more
How did the USA become a superpower? Why do people go to war? And why are some countries rich while others are so poor? The answers to these questions and many more in this eye-opening book, which uses maps to explain how geography has shaped the history of our world. Discover how the choices of world ...Show more
If you were asked to tell someone on the other side of the world about yourself, where would you start? Perhaps you'd mention your favourite hobbies, the pranks you play on your family, or what you want to be when you grow up. Would you include a selfie or a family photo? A cute snap of your puppy or t ...Show more
Captain James Cook (1728 1779) was one of the most influential explorers in history. Cook sailed thousands of nautical miles across largely uncharted areas of the globe, discovering new lands and mapping vast areas of the Pacific Ocean including the islands of New Zealand and the East Coast of Terra Aus ...Show more
Introduce kids to the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean and get them to help plan their next family trip with this giant fold-out map. Bright and colorful, it unfolds into a detailed poster ready for kids to personalize by adding stickers to mark their family's travels and favorite locatio ...Show more
Category: Lift-the-Flaps | Reading Level: Children's - Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
With a page for each continent, children will love lifting the flaps in this atlas to discover the interesting animals, buildings, foods and cultures that they would find there.
Do you know where the Rocky Mountains are? Do you know what an isthmus is? Find out the answers to these questions and many more when you read North America. The Continents Series introduces readers to each of the world's seven major landmasses. Full-colour photographs and illustrated maps help the rea ...Show more
"What is it like to witness an earthquake? This book looks at the Haitian and other earthquakes, using firsthand accounts to describe events and people's experiences, providing multiple perspectives from eyewitnesses, survivors, the emergency services, scientists, and the media."--Provided by publisher. ...Show more
Category: NZ Non Fiction
Thousands of Earthquakes occur in New Zealand every year, some so small we don't feel them. Others such as the recent quakes in Christchurch and Kaikoura cause significant damage. This book explains what causes earthquakes and why New Zealand has so many, what types of quake occur and the most frequentl ...Show more
When astronauts look down at our planet and see its vibrant surface shining against the blackness of space, they experience the Overview Effect--a sense of awe, an awareness that everything is interconnected, and an overwhelming desire to take care of our one and only home. Overview - Young Explorer's ...Show more
Some of the most famous and daring explorers from history are featured in this interactive, lift-the-flap reference book. Find out about Marco Polo's journey from Italy to China in 1271, Ibn Battuta's 28-year trip around the globe, Christopher Columbus' discovery of the 'New World', the race to the pole ...Show more