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Learn the behavioural-biological science of courtship and mating rituals in the animal kingdom and meet the scientists who study them. Coverage includes lobsters and other crustaceans and mollusks; ants and spiders; snakes, frogs, and other amphibians and reptiles; parrots and other birds; chimps, seals, whales, wolves, giraffes, and other mammals; and salmon jellyfish, and other fish.
In the twenty-first century, military marine mammals detect lost equipment and underwater mines. Large rats are trained to find land mines in more than 80 countries. Military working dogs search for explosive devices and other weapons and are trained to take down enemy combatants. In earlier centuries, military fighters rode horses into battle, relied on elephants to haul supplies, and trained pigeons to carry messages. Even cats, goats, and chickens have served in wartime-as mascots! Learn abou
This informative series provides, in a concise format, better understanding of animals and their habitats. Fascinating in its diversity, the natural world comes to life on the pages of these spectacularly illustrated volumes. Animals in the Wild covers the lives of African Wildlife, Baby Animals, Big Cats, Bears, Pandas, Wolves and much more through vibrant colour images of animals living, surviving and thriving in their environments.
As the Arctic experiences increasingly drastic ice melt, a treasure trove of previously inaccessible resources—especially oil and natural gas—are exposed. From oil tankers to military bases, the Arctic has never before hosted so many warring interests . . . and the stakes have never been so high.
Twins Justine and Perry have left their home in Australia and embarked on the road trip of a lifetime in the Pacific Northwest. It's been a year since their dad lost his battle with cancer and Justine became the sole caregiver for her autistic brother, Perry. Now Perry has been accepted into an assisted-living residence in their hometown, Brisbane, Australia, but before he takes up residence, they're seeking to create the perfect memory. For Perry, the trip
A beautifully illustrated collection of seven influential art genres that have shaped the art world. The Art Collections is a visual celebration of prints, paintings, and sculptures from great photographers to extraordinary painters and illustrators. These large format, full-colour books provide a unique look at the rich variety of art created from centuries ago to the present day, reflecting an enduring culture and era. Each title in the Art Collections contains over one hundred museum quality
The art world is ever changing. Although painting and sculpture still have a strong following, many of today's artists are making names for themselves in other art forms including animation, tattoo, and even graffiti. The Art Scene series focuses onwhat some of today's new artists are doing, what they seek to communicate through their art, and how they are using new techniques and technology to create and promote their work. Each book introduces readers to influential artists and presents brief
While many young people dream of a life of creativity in the arts, few have concrete ideas about what a career in a creative industry might look like in reality. This series brings readers inside their favourite creative fields including film, photography, painting, and music to truly understand the business-side of the art they love. The series allows readers to see the many opportunities for someone passionate about starting a creative career. Each title explores a different part of the art wo
In February 2011, artificial intelligent (AI) "smart machine" Watson won a million-dollar prize against two human contestants on Jeopardy. Since then, AI drones, cars, Packbots (rescue robots), and social robots have become realities. Space robots are on the horizon, and according to some AI researchers, the Singularity (smart machines that will reprogram themselves and download massive amounts of information from the Internet until they surpass human intelligence) is not far behind. Award-winni
The countries of East Asia have always captivated minds. In Asian Countries Today, readers travel volume by volume, through nine diverse countries on the world's largest continent. These books are comprehensive and lavishly illustrated in their presentation of the peoples, cultures, histories, geographies, and economies of the countries composing Asia. Along with these key details, the books further offer current events and influences- both regionally and internationally.