"Did you know that giraffes can lick their ears? Or that ostriches can't walk backwards? These and many more charming quirks about the animal kingdom (ants never sleep! starfish don't have brains!) are detailed in this visually sophisticated and appealing gift book. Illustrator Maja Sofstr m's entrancing illustrations bring these captivating facts to life-making The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Factsa must-have for animal and art lovers both young and old."
Animals of a Bygone Era
Author: Maja Säfström
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
A beautifully illustrated collection of fascinating, surprising, and funny facts about extinct animals. In the past, amazing and strange animals roamed the earth, including giant sea scorpions, tiny horses, enormous sloths, and fierce "terror birds." These and many more fantastic extinct animals are illustrated in this whimsical collection by Swedish artist Maja Säfström.
Lost in Translation
Author: Ella Frances Sanders
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
An artistic collection of more than 50 drawings featuring unique, funny, and poignant foreign words that have no direct translation into English. Did you know that the Japanese language has a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees? Or that there’s a Finnish word for the distance a reindeer can travel before needing to rest? Lost in Translation brings to life more than fifty words that don’t have direct English translations with charming illustrations of their tender, poignant, and humorous definitions. Often these words provide insight into the cultures they come from, such as the Brazilian Portuguese word for running your fingers through a lover’s hair, the Italian word for being moved to tears by a story, or the Swedish word for a third cup of coffee. In this clever and beautifully rendered exploration of the subtleties of communication, you’ll find new ways to express yourself while getting lost in the artistry of imperfect translation. From the Hardcover edition.
Whether they’ve seen Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie, read Walter Isaacson’s biography, or just own an iPhone, this graphic novel retelling of the Apple innovator’s life will capture the imaginations of the legions of readers who live and breathe the technocentric world Jobs created. Told through a combination of black-and-white illustrations and handwritten text, this fast-paced and entertaining biography in graphic format presents the story of the ultimate American entrepreneur, the man who brought us Apple Computer, Pixar, Macs, iPods, iPhones, and more. Jobs’s remarkable life reads like a history of the personal technology industry. He started Apple Computer in his parents’ garage and eventually became the tastemaker of a generation, creating products we can’t live without. Through it all, he was an overbearing and demanding perfectionist, both impossible and inspiring. Capturing his unparalleled brilliance, as well as his many demons, Jessie Hartland’s engaging biography illuminates the meteoric successes, devastating setbacks, and myriad contradictions that make up the extraordinary life and legacy of the insanely great Steve Jobs. Here's the perfect book for any teen interested in STEM topics, especially tech. A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year “If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this comic tale can hang with the sprawling biographies.” —Macworld.com “An accessible take . . . undoubtedly valuable for kids who are growing up using Apple’s products but knowing little about the man who created them.” —GeekDad.com From the Hardcover edition.
An adaptation of the nineteenth-century science fiction tale of an electric submarine, its eccentric captain, and the undersea world, which anticipated many of the scientific achievements of the twentieth century.
Kevin is a little boy who is on his way! Follow his adventures at school in this wonderfully vibrant picture book that is sure to delight even the youngest child.
A study of the Burgess Shale, a sea bed 530 million years old, and attempts to tackle what the findings are and what it means
Author: Roland Barthes, Richard Howard, Annette Lavers
"This new edition of MYTHOLOGIES is the first complete, authoritative English version of the French classic, Roland Barthes's most emblematic work"--
Author: Benoit Tardif
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
A wordbook guide to the great cities of the world. The bold and colorful illustrations in this wordbook primer introduce young children to thirty-two of the world’s major metropolises. Iconic buildings, local delicacies, favorite pastimes, natural wonders and landmarks from each city are featured, all labeled with simple descriptive words. New York’s Empire State Building, Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival, Athens’s Parthenon, Cairo’s Sphinx, Bangkok’s pad thai — the distinct features of these fascinating places are all brought to brilliant life here for the littlest of adventurers! Young armchair travelers will want to climb aboard for this around-the-world-journey — from San Francisco to Stockholm to Sydney — without ever getting on a plane!
The definitive guide to rocks, minerals and gems, this title includes an introduction to rocks and minerals and how they form, and a quick guide to what you need and where to look. There is also a complete guide to identifying rocks and minerals and everything you need to know to start building a collection. Packed with fun facts and practical ......
Open up this super-sized atlas and prepare to be immersed in the beauty of our natural world!
Making magic: The phenomenal Disney journey Always remember that this whole thing started with a mouse. Walt DisneyFrom mouse to mega global entertainment industry, Disney is the most dazzling parable for the power of imagination. In this first volume of the most comprehensive illustrated Disney publication to date, we chart the empire s masterworks from the Golden Age of Animation, when Walt Disney s trailblazing vision elevated animation into an art form in its own right.With unlimited access to the Disney archives and extensive research, the book s authors have gathered some 1500 images, including concept art, story sketches, backgrounds, and animation drawings as well as many behind-the-scenes photos to trace the origins and evolution of such favorites as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, 101 Dalmatians, and The Jungle Book. Transcripts from Walt s story development meetings, published here for the first time, reveal his imaginative genius in action and immerse the reader at the very heart of Disney s remarkable creative hub.This fascinating archival material covers not only the early Disney classics, but also the experimental short films of the Silly Symphonies and the lesser-known war and propaganda films of the 1940s. Widely neglected musical features such as Make Mine Music and Melody Time are also given extensive coverage. Along the way, we encounter the work of all major Disney illustrators and stylists of the era, including such greats as Ub Iwerks, Albert Hurter, Ferdinand Horvath, Gustaf Tenggren, Kay Nielsen, Carl Barks, Mary Blair, Sylvia Holland, Bianca Marjorie, Tyrus Wong, Ken Anderson, Eyvind Earle, and Walt Peregoy. Special archival finds also bear witness to Disney s collaboration with leading visual artists of the age, Salvador Dali and Thomas Hart Benton."
Author: Carl Sagan
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Presents an illustrated guide to the universe and to Earth's relationship to it, moving from theories of creation to humankind's discovery of the cosmos, to general relativity, to space missions, and beyond.