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  • What Do We Know About the Solar System?

    Ian Graham

    eBook (Raintree, Dec. 21, 2015)
    This book explains the evidence that supports our understanding of the solar system, including the very latest discoveries.
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  • 100 Facts Solar System- Planets, Moons, Galaxies, Educational Projects, Fun Activities, Quizzes and More!

    Ian Graham

    Paperback (Miles Kelly, Jan. 1, 2019)
    What is a meteor? Which planet could float in water? Discover everything you need to know about our solar system in this extraordinary fact book. Flip through 100 fascinating facts covering everything from comets and asteroids to the sun's gravity, then test your knowledge with fun quizzes. Each page is packed with activities, projects and mind-blowing facts for a truly engaging experience. With stunning photographs and beautiful illustrations, this fun-filled book is sure to challenge young readers and prepare them for academic success.
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  • My Best Book of Spaceships

    Ian Graham

    Paperback (Kingfisher, Nov. 13, 2018)
    My Best Book of Spaceships introduces young readers to the amazing variety of spacecraft past, present, and ready to blast off into the future. From the first steps on the Moon, to life on a space station--this book has everything an aspiring young astronaut would ever want to know!
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  • Megastructures: Tallest, Longest, Biggest, Deepest

    Ian Graham

    Hardcover (Firefly Books, Aug. 17, 2012)
    An in-depth look at the world's mightiest structures. Stunning foldout pages, panels, diagrams, photographs and "Mega Facts" boxes make this book a stimulating read for all ages. Megastructures describes how and why these structures were designed and built. It explains the physics behind the designs, which allows buildings, dams or bridges to rise to incredible heights, withstand enormous pressures, and resist collapse from environmental forces. The book is organized into four sections. Towering Giants: skyscrapers, towers, monuments, offshore platforms Burj Khalifa Skyscraper (gatefold) -- casts shadows on passing clouds Troll A Gas Platform -- its legs weigh an astonishing 72,300 tons each Pearl River Tower -- the first "green" skyscraper Gigantic Lengths: wide and long, over and under Types of bridges -- beam, arch, cantilever, suspension, cable-stayed Öresund Link (gatefold) -- joins Denmark and Sweden Gatthard Base Tunnel -- at 35 miles, the world's longest Massive Monsters and Darkest Depths: stadiums, islands, dams London's Olympic Stadium (gatefold) -- cut-away diagrams Hoover Dam -- changing a river course Palm Islands, Dubai -- palm-tree shaped artificial islands longest Darkest Depths: mines, power stations, ice cores Channel Tunnel (gatefold) -- a network of interlinking tunnels and passages Thunder Horse Oil Field -- the deepest oil field ever found Bingham Canyon Mine -- the world's deepest opencast mine longest In each chapter, Megastructures also looks at Failures and Accidents, including such frightening events as windows falling out, roofs collapsing, floods and explosions. Future chapters in each section describe the monsters of tomorrow, like the pickle-shaped Gherkin tower, the Lake Vostok tunnel deep under Antarctic ice and the Bering Bridge linking the USA and Russia. A glossary of words highlighted in the text, a resources section and an index round out this riveting book.
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  • Space Travel

    Ian Graham

    Hardcover (DK Children, Nov. 1, 2004)
    Describes the history of space exploration through resources found in the text and on a Web site related to the book.
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  • Monster Trucks

    Ian Graham

    Paperback (Firefly Books, Oct. 4, 2016)
    Monster trucks are noisy, roaring monsters! They crush cars, jump in the air, ride over ramps, and do wheelies and spin. But there are more monster trucks. Road giants haul the biggest, heaviest and longest loads, like a house or an airplane. Monster miners are the biggest trucks in the world, so big that they would crack an ordinary road, and NASA's crawler-transporters carry the space shuttle! Here are Mighty Machines that jump off the page. Large type describes the machines, their parts and their uses. Glossaries explain essential terms and suggested activities add to the fun. The big format and vibrant designs make the books perfect for kids to read alone or share with a friend. With their lively designs and topics that are always a favorite with kids, these books offer popular subject matter and excellent value.
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  • Dump Trucks and Other Big Machines

    Ian Graham

    Paperback (Firefly Books, Oct. 4, 2016)
    What kid doesn't love dump trucks? And diggers, loaders, bulldozers, and big spinning concrete mixers? There are also mighty machines that kids might not see. Rock-eating tunnelers used underground, roadbuilders and pavers used at night, and enormous flat-bed trucks that carry the supertall cranes used to build skyscrapers. Big machines are a thrill that never grows old. Here are Mighty Machines that jump off the page. Large type describes the machines, their parts and their uses. Glossaries explain essential terms and suggested activities add to the fun. The big format and vibrant designs make the books perfect for kids to read alone or share with a friend. With their lively designs and topics that are always a favorite with kids, these books offer popular subject matter and excellent value.
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  • The Science of Scabs and Pus: The Sticky Truth about Blood

    Ian Graham

    eBook (The Salariya Book Company, July 26, 2020)
    This gruesome guide to blood uses fact-packed, easy-to-read text and humorous illustrations to explore the structure, uses, and lifecycle of blood, covering everything from why we grow scabs over cuts to why people donate blood at hospitals. Each spread has multiple entry points, including an introductory paragraph, illustrations and side panels such as Fascinating Facts, Helpful Hint, Can You Believe It? and Disgusting Data, which provide additional information and handy advice.
  • My Best Book of Spaceships

    Ian Graham

    Hardcover (Kingfisher, Sept. 30, 1998)
    Join the crew and find out how rockets, probes, telescopes, and space shuttles work! Discover the incredibly diverse challenges that can be met by modern satellites! The Best Book of Spaceships by Ian Graham introduces young readers to the amazing variety of spaceships past, present, and ready to blast off into the future. Full color illustrations, clear captions, combined with a simple, descriptive text will help kids to discover the answers to tricky questions such as - What's in space? - What does it feel like to put on a space suit? - and provide a fascinating overview of life and work in the space environment, from the first steps on the moon, to life on a space station. This information-packed book makes an exciting gift and is an ideal reference for the young reader who wants to know more about spaceships and the work of humans beyond the Earth's atmosphere.
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  • Smithsonian Build the Rocket

    Ian Graham

    Paperback (Silver Dolphin Books, Nov. 1, 2017)
    Build your own rocket and blast off with the Smithsonian!Travel out of this world with the Smithsonian in this exciting kit! Smithsonian Build the Rocket lets curious kids discover the thrilling science of space travel by examining spacecrafts in ways they never have before. Have fun with colorful illustrations and infographics, fascinating facts about rockets, and finally building your very own 2 ½-foot-tall model from the ground up. Launch yourself into the world of space exploration and learn everything you need to know about these space-traveling shuttles.Includes:32-page nonfiction book on space travel and the science of rockets88 slotted cardstock pieces to build a three-dimensional 2 ½-foot-tall rocket
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  • Microscopic Scary Creatures

    Ian Graham

    Paperback (Franklin Watts, Aug. 7, 2009)
    Discover the physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, diet, and life cycles of different microscopic creatures and includes information on ticks, mites, fleas and other parasites.Beware the beasts you'll meet inside Scary Creatures series, special "X-Ray" pages that let readers (Ages 7-9) peer clear through to the animal's skeleton, colorful "call-out" illustrations, and myth-busting "Did You Know" questions - everything you need to safely get to know some of the scariest creature that ever lived!
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  • You Wouldn't Want to Climb Mount Everest!

    Ian Graham

    Paperback (Franklin Watts, Sept. 1, 2010)
    This interactive series will enthrall young and reluctant readers (Ages 8-12) by making them part of the story,Invites readers to become the main character. Each book uses humorous illustrations to depict the sometimes dark and horrific side of life during important eras in history.
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