Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Single Subject Reference

These wonderful children's reference books offer everything a young person wants to know about key subjects. Beautiful, meticulous illustrations inspire young researchers, and features including illustrated glossaries and indexes make learning clear and easy.

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Flight
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Flight

Single Subject Reference
Ian Graham
Kingfisher

Prepare to scramble! From man's first attempts at flight to the exploits of the space shuttle and the elusive stealth bomber, this is a generously illustrated compendium of the world of flight. ...

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Dogs
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Dogs

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Amanda O'Neill
Kingfisher

From the domestic popularity of the Golden Retriever to the wrinkly charm of the regal Shar-Pei, this generously illustrated compendium of everything canine is the perfect gift for the young dog enthusiast. The colorful, fact-filled pages and informative text provide children with a wide-ranging overview of the world of dogs. Kids will not only learn how to care for their dogs but also how to interpret their moods and understand their behavior, and physiology. The various breeds and their evolution are covered, as well as dogs in film, art, fiction, and mythology. Liz Taylor's lapdogs are given appropriate celebrity treatment, while Sirius the "Dog Star" is given credit for warning ancient Egyptians of the coming flood season. Special features include an illustrated glossary, index, and a canine family tree. From wet nose to wagging tail, this is the perfect gift for the young dog lover.

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Cats

Cats

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Amanda O'Neill; Roger Tabor
Kingfisher

No young cat lover will be able to contain their curiosity about this essential compendium of everything feline. Cats covers a wide range of topics, including history and evolution, myths...

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Wild West
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Wild West

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Mike Stotter
Kingfisher

Journey back to another century and visit the untamed American West -- the land of the Gold Rush and home to many Native American tribes. See what life was like in a covered wagon, in a frontier...

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Castles
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Castles

Single Subject Reference
Philip Steele
Kingfisher

Magnificent, detailed illustrations bring history to life in this all encompassing castle tour that covers everything from the majestic splendour of the great halls to the hardships of living in...

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Disasters
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Disasters

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Ned Halley
Kingfisher

Throughout history there have been sudden, terrible events that have shaken the world. Sometimes they are natural disasters, such as the catastrophic eruption of the island of Krakatau or the devastating...

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Ships
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Ships

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Philip Wilkinson
Kingfisher

Full steam ahead! Join the crew for a stirring voyage through the world of ships in this generously illustrated compendium of everything nautical. Investigate the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle,...

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Knights
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Knights

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Philip Steele
Kingfisher

From the battlefields of Flanders, to the banquet halls of the great English manor houses, this gloriously appointed book offers page after page of splendorous illustration and information. Everything a young person could want to know about knights is included: shields, scutcheons, jousts, castles, sieges, chivalry and fearless steeds, all depicted in a colorful abundance of detailed battlescapes, scenarios and maps. Topics include the knight's place in feudal society, how he trained for war, his code of honor, heraldry and armor, and famous battles; knights' popular companions including the various types of horses -- chargers, palfreys, hackneys -- and other animals such as mastiffs and carrier pigeons that accompanied them on campaigns; knights in other cultures -- Sioux braves and Polish lancers in the West to Japanese samurai in the East -- and the knight of medieval romances and today's blockbuster films. The knight in shining armor may have disappeared from the battlefield, but rides on in an ageless fascination shared by children and people of all ages. Includes an illustrated glossary and index.

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Dinosaurs
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Dinosaurs

Single Subject Reference
Michael Benton
Kingfisher

Here's the ultimate guide for the young dinosaur enthusiast who craves the latest information from the lost world of prehistoric animals. With its winning combination of dramatic artwork, and exciting,...

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Ballet
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Ballet

Single Subject Reference
Kate Castle
Kingfisher

Written by a former member of The Royal Ballet company, this book offers a true insider's view of absolutely everything a budding balletomane wants to know about dance from the costumes, the steps, the choreographers, and the dance companies to what it's like in a class, a rehearsal and a performance. The illustrations --luscious and atmospheric -- thrill and inspire. Also a terrific reference, this book provides detailed coverage of the history of ballet, retellings of favorite ballet stories, and a glossary of dancers, choreographers, companies and technical terms, as well as a timeline of performances. A beautiful gift book as exciting as opening night!

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Pyramids
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Pyramids

Single Subject Reference
Anne Millard
Kingfisher

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Horses
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Horses

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Jackie Budd
Kingfisher

Picture-packed and covering all aspects of horses -- from practical advice on riding, jumping, and grooming to the fascinating history and mythology of horses -- this comprehensive reference is a...

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