If anything in this book doesn’t quite ring true, you’d better start believing! The incredible collection of mind-blowing facts may defy belief, but they are all absolutely true.
This irresistible page-turner will keep your eyes popping and your jaws dropping from start to finish. Did you know that the Moon is the same size as Australia? And Earth could fit inside Jupiter more than 1,000 times? Can you believe the Eiffel Tower would fit inside a Sahara sand dune? Or the blue whale’s heart is as big as a car and the colossal squid has eyes the size of beach balls? Not to mention in the next hour, another 8,000 people will inhabit our planet! All this and much, much more is at your fingertips in It Can’t Be True.
Wow your friends and amaze your family with hundreds of new facts in this fun-filled, picture-packed bumper book. From the tiniest microchip to our unimaginably enormous Universe, no subject is left unexplored for this groundbreaking reference title. Astounding images, inspiring visual comparisons, and informative graphics combine in one unforgettable learning experience.
Now settle down and start reading… you won’t believe your eyes!
2014 International Reading Association and Children’s Book Council Children’s Choices List Winner
In recent years organizations of all kinds have learned that project working, once considered significant only for engineering and construction companies, can help to ensure that the intended benefits of business change will be realized in full and on time. This development means that more people than ever before need to understand the basic process, language and purpose of project working. That awareness is important not only for those actually engaged in project work, in all sectors of industry and commerce, but also for senior managers, project sponsors and the other stakeholders. The fourth edition of Essentials of Project Management is the junior complement to Dennis Lock’s comprehensive, successful and encyclopaedic textbook, Project Management (now in its Tenth Edition). Essentials provides a concise, straightforward account of the principles and techniques of project management, designed to meet the needs of the business manager or student. Using examples and illustrations, the author introduces the key project management procedures and explains clearly how and when to use them. The Essentials of Project Management remains the ideal first text for anyone new to project working or students studying project management as part of a wider business qualification or degree.
It’s ill-becoming for an old broad to sing about how bad she wants it. But occasionally we do. -Lena Horne
“I take a simple view of living. It is: Keep your eyes open and get on with it.” -Laurence Olivier “The only sin is mediocrity.” -Martha Graham
“When I was young, I found out that the big toe always ends up making a hole in a sock. So I stopped wearing socks.” -Albert Einstein
“Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.”-Jimmy Carter
Full of surprise, insight, humor, perspective, celebration, inspiration, and a kind of offhand, poignant poetry, Age Doesn’t Matter Unless You’re a Cheese-title courtesy of Billie Burke-shares hundreds of the best things men and women over sixty have said about how to love, work, laugh, and live. Collected by authors with a perfect ear for quotes, Kathryn and Ross Petras, Age Doesn’t Matter brings together Albert Einstein’s equation for happiness, Colette on the virtues of astonishment, and Julia Child’s secret of longevity: “Red meat and gin.
The gardens of Versailles are perhaps the most famous in the world. Seemingly open to the horizon, their scale is monumental. Their grand east-west axis celebrates the Sun King, even as they offer an expression of the scientific spirit of the age in their geometrical layout and exploitation of the optical properties of reflecting water. The original park design, realized by André Le Nôtre, a few advisers, and Louis XIV himself—author of The Way to Present the Gardens of Versailles—remains largely intact. Yet Louis XV made his own original contribution to the gardens at the Trianon, where later still Richard Mique and Hubert Robert designed the English garden and the delightful village beloved by Marie Antoinette.
Michel Baridon traces the history of the gardens from their inception through three centuries of their history. He stresses the cultural importance of the landscape, provides a chronology to show the stages of its growth, and discusses the contemporary challenges posed by its conservation and historical interpretation. Beautifully illustrated with archival images and commissioned photographs, A History of the Gardens of Versailles provides visitors and enthusiasts with a guide to these legendary grounds.
Watch Biff and Chip look after the hens, go on two space adventures with Kipper and find out how Wilf’s dad saves the day!
This Read with Oxford: Biff, Chip and Kipper collection contains two phonics books and two stories for wider reading. There are tips for parents and fun activities throughout the book for you and your child to enjoy together.
Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy the dog are the well-loved characters from Oxford Reading Tree, used in schools around the world. With exciting stories, humorous illustrations, tips for parents and after-reading activities, this series is the perfect companion from your child’s very first steps in phonics all the way to reading independence.
Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully-levelled reading books to build your child’s reading confidence.