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Books in Story of the World series

  • Beyond Europe

    Neil Morris, John Malam

    Library Binding (McRae Books, Aug. 1, 2009)
    "A detailed overview of the history of non-European parts of the world from 500 to 1500, including Africa, China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and India"--Provided by publisher.
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  • The World of Ships

    Philip Wilkinson

    Paperback (Kingfisher, Aug. 18, 2005)
    The World of Ships is divided into four section--Trade and Discovery, Ships of War, Peopling the World, and Discovering Ships. Each section includes several page spreads focusing on specific themes and topics related to ships and seafaring. A glossary and an index are also included to build vocabulary and research skills.
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  • Seals and Sea Lions of the World

    Nigel Bonner

    Hardcover (Facts on File, Feb. 1, 2004)
    The 17th title in the "Of the World" series, this volume covers seals, sea lions and walruses. Information includes the distribution and zoology of the various species, and how they interaction with humans.
  • Crocodiles & Alligators of the World

    David Alderton, Bruce Tanner

    Hardcover (Facts on File, Feb. 1, 2004)
    Perceived for too long as predatory killers, crocodilians face their gravest danger--extinction--with little human help and sympathy. As this volume proves, alligators and crocodiles can be extremely fascinating. Examine this creature's anatomy to see why it makes such a fine hunter: its almost fully submerged body remains nearly invisible, its slit eyes help it see in the dark and judge distance precisely, and its tough skin protects it against the salt water. Many societies viewed crocodiles with awe because of their power and size, and even made them a part of their folklore and religion. Information on origins, evolution and distribution, courtship, reproduction, and many individual species paint a thorough portrait. Maps of their habitats, disappearing swiftly because of environmental damage, trace their presence worldwide, and excellent color photos bring these sometimes scary reptiles up close and personal. Blandford 192 pages, 40 color illus., 80 b/w illus., 6 x 9.
  • History of the World - The American Revolution

    Don Nardo

    Hardcover (KidHaven Press, Nov. 12, 2001)
    This concise, clearly-written volume explains how the Revolutionary War came about, as Britain's American colonies increasingly viewed rule by a king in a faraway country as intolerable. The discussion then focuses on some of the major figures and events of the conflict that ended up creating the infant United States.
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  • Foxes, Wolves and Wild Dogs of the World

    David Alderton, Bruce Tanner

    Hardcover (Facts on File, Feb. 1, 2004)
    A guide to the wild members of the canine family, including foxes, wolves, coyotes and dingos. Sections include: classification and species; distribution and habitat; physiology and zoology; breeding and reproduction; food and feeding; behaviour and life cycles; and interaction with humans.
  • Primates of the World

    Rod Preston-Mafham, Ken Preston-Mafham

    Hardcover (Facts on File, March 1, 2003)
    Lemurs, monkeys, and apes: they're man's closest relatives, and their habitats are swiftly disappearing. See how they live in the wild, rear their young, establish social systems, and even communicate with each other.
  • The Relocation of the North American Indian

    Don Nardo

    Hardcover (KidHaven Press, Nov. 12, 2001)
    As the tragic wars between the United States and the Indian tribes on its frontiers continued, the U.S. government developed one of it most devastating weapons against its Native American opponents -- forcibly removing and relocating them to lands lying west of the Mississippi River. In terms understandable to young readers, this volume tells the sad, moving tale of Indian removal and relocation.
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  • My Little Bible Books Boxed Set

    Patricia A. Pingry

    Board book (WorthyKids, Jan. 1, 2013)
    Great savings on four little Bible story board books! The Little Bible Books series combines a convenient size and vibrant illustrations with the classic, easy-to-understand text parents have come to expect from CandyCane Press. This boxed set includes: The Story of Jesus, The Story of Noah, The Story of Jonah, and The Story of the Ten Commandments. Author Patricia A. Pingry uses only about 200 words each to introduce children to these vital stories of the Bible. Ages 2-5.
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  • Bees of the World

    Christopher O'Toole, Anthony Raw

    Paperback (Blandford Pr, April 1, 1999)
    Covering all aspects of apian life and natural history, this illustrated guide demonstrates the wide diversity of these insects.
  • Fire and Ice: Stories of Winter from around the World

    Lari Don, Francesca Greenwood

    Paperback (Darby Creek TM, Aug. 1, 2016)
    A shaman hunts a silver fox through the frosted snow. A brave little robin defies a polar bear. The blind Viking god of winter plays a dangerous game with his brother, the god of summer. . . Explore wintertime through the eyes of cultures around the world with this chilly collection of traditional tales. From the frozen tundra of Canada to the far off islands in the Pacific Ocean, explore how diverse peoples have told the story of winter.
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  • Prehistoric and Ancient Europe

    Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers

    Library Binding (Heinemann/Raintree, April 1, 1989)
    Looks at developments in Europe from the Paleolithic period to the Bronze Age, and shows examples of early art and artifacts