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Ancient Civilizations

From the lowliest slave to the most powerful ruler, every civilization has been built—and undone—by different classes of people. This series takes an anthropologist’s view of five famous Ancient Civilizations, noting how the various social groups influenced and interacted with each other and changed the very history of the world. Emphasizing each civilization’s legacy and innovations, each title also presents a timeline of major historical events, and engaging facts are highlighted throughout.

Animal Mating Game, The: The Wacky, Weird World of Sex in the Animal Kingdom

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.

Animals Go to War

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

Animals in the Wild

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.

Apollo 13: A Successful Failure

Houston, we've had a problem."" On April 13, 1970, the three astronauts aboard the Apollo 13spacecraft were headed to the moon when a sudden explosion rocked the ship. Oxygen levels began depleting rapidly. Electrical power began to fail. Astronauts James Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise were about to be stranded in the inky void of outer space. The mission to the moon was scrapped. Now, Apollo 13's only goal was to bring the crew home. With the damaged spacecraft hurtling towards the moon a

Arctic Thaw

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.

Are You Seeing Me?  

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

Art Collections

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

Art Scene  

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

Art Today!

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