The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia

Author: Charles Taylor
Publisher: Kingfisher
ISBN: 9780753473849
Format: PDF
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Science is vital for every inhabitant of today’s world, and being scientifically informed and literate is a crucial part of any child’s education. Science can seem daunting –- especially as scientific knowledge advances so quickly –- and this volume is the perfect purchase for any family. It will bear repeated use by all the family from 10+ through the teenage years. Fully updated for this new 4th edition with the very latest facts and data; clear text and more than 1000 photos and illustrations will inform and amaze.

The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia

Author: Editors of Kingfisher
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780753457849
Format: PDF, Docs
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A reference guide to world history, featuring a timeline, key date boxes, and biographies of historical figures.

Kingfisher Encyclopedia of Everything

Author: Sean Callery
Publisher: Kingfisher
ISBN: 9780753473559
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This amazing 320-page volume is the perfect guide to everything for children aged seven plus! It is packed with colorful illustrations, step-by-step sequences, and the latest photography to keep children engaged. Arranged thematically into key areas, the concise text is clear, accurate, and perfectly pitched, making this an unbeatable resource for home and school. Plus, a glossary and index are included along with a list of websites for further learning.

The Kingfisher Geography Encyclopedia

Author: Clive Gifford
Publisher: Kingfisher Publications
ISBN: 9780753455913
Format: PDF, Docs
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Statistics, text, and color maps reveal the physical geography, peoples, politics, governments, languages, religions, and currencies of each nation of the world.

Reference and Information Services An Introduction 5th Edition

Author: Linda C. Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440836973
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Thoroughly updated, this is the essential guide to one of the most fundamental fields in the library profession. It links you—and through you, your patrons—to the significant changes that have occurred in reference and information sciences with emphasis on the growth of digital content. • Provides a comprehensive text edited by two highly regarded experts in reference and academic librarianship, Linda C. Smith and Melissa A. Wong, with chapters written by some of the best minds in the library science field • Includes newly updated information that reflects today's realities in reference service with an indication of how reference service may be provided to meet changing patron needs in the future • Encompasses the effective use of print sources, free online sources, and fee-based sources • Features individual chapters that can be used for in-service staff training or in student course packs

The Kingfisher Space Encyclopedia

Author: Dr. Mike Goldsmith
Publisher: Kingfisher
ISBN: 9780753473535
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This amazing 160-page volume is the perfect guide to space and outer space for children aged seven plus. It is packed with colorful illustrations, step-by-step sequences, and the latest photography to keep children engaged and entertained. Arranged thematically into key areas, the concise text is clear, accurate, and perfectly pitched, making this an unbeatable resource for home and school. Plus, a glossary and index are included along with a list of websites for further learning.

The Well Trained Mind A Guide to Classical Education at Home Fourth Edition

Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393253635
Format: PDF
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Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child’s education—by doing it yourself. The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child’s mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school “grammar stage,” when the building blocks of information are absorbed through memorization and rules; the middle school “logic stage,” in which the student begins to think more analytically; and the high-school “rhetoric stage,” where the student learns to write and speak with force and originality. Using this theory as your model, you’ll be able to instruct your child—whether full-time or as a supplement to classroom education—in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. Thousands of parents and teachers have already used the detailed book lists and methods described in The Well-Trained Mind to create a truly superior education for the children in their care. This extensively revised fourth edition contains completely updated curricula and book lists, links to an entirely new set of online resources, new material on teaching children with learning challenges, cutting-edge math and sciences recommendations, answers to common questions about home education, and advice on practical matters such as standardized testing, working with your local school board, designing a high-school program, preparing transcripts, and applying to colleges. You do have control over what and how your child learns. The Well-Trained Mind will give you the tools you’ll need to teach your child with confidence and success.

The Concise Science Encyclopedia

Author: Kingfisher Publications, plc
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780753406403
Format: PDF, ePub
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This encyclopaedia introduces children to the basic principles of science. Arranged thematically with a comprehensive index, it aims to help readers to think for themselves, develop an enquiring mind, pose challenging questions, discover how to collect and use evidence, and explore new topics. Critical scientific events and discoveries are highlighted, and there are illustrated biographies of important scientific figures, as well as details of the work they undertook.