Basher Basics: Weather

Whipping up a storm!

Author: Simon Basher,Dan Green

Publisher: Kingfisher

ISBN: 9780753468258

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 1428

Basher Basics: Weather, Whipping up a storm! created and illustrated by Simon Basher, written by Dan Green: Welcome to the wild world of weather, Basher style! Meet Hurricane, a violent blusterer; Atmosphere, a many-layered character who keeps the planet cozy; hard-nut Hail and sneezy Sleet; Drought, the dusty fellow who makes life hard for animals, plants and people; and mischievous El Niño, who messes around with ocean currents to chaotic effect. Includes plenty of detail on the forces that make weather work—this approach is so effective, readers will forever think about these characters every time they hear a weather report or step outside.

Basher Basics: Music

Author: Simon Basher,Basher (CRT),Dan Green

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0753466295

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 4875

Uses cartoon-style characters to explain basic concepts in music, discussing the basic characteristics of music, musical notation, musical instruments, and styles of music.

Basher Basics: Space Exploration

Author: Dan Green,Simon Basher

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0753471647

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2687

Uses cartoon-style characters to introduce readers to topics related to space exploration and the spacecraft that have been used for it.

Basher Science: Oceans

Making Waves!

Author: Simon Basher,Dan Green

Publisher: Kingfisher

ISBN: 9780753468227

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 8308

From the illustrator who showed the periodic table in a whole new light and gave us his fresh spin on physics, biology, astronomy, rocks and minerals, planet earth and chemistry, comes Basher Science: Oceans, Making Waves! created and illustrated by Simon Basher and written by Dan Green to give us a look into our magical and mysterious oceans. Not content to stay on dry land, Basher takes to the high seas in this friendly guide to everything above and below the oceans. Meet the members of the Shoreline Gang, the Deep-down Dandies, and the characters in the Open-water Crew. Encounter deep trenches, curious creatures, mountains taller than any you will find on land, and the mixers and stirrers that keep the water flowing. Throughout it all, Basher's bold, cheerful artwork pairs with rock solid scientific information to personalize readers' understanding of Earth's mysterious underwater world. Bonus: includes a must-have pull out poster of the oceanic characters

Basher Science: Planet Earth

What Planet are You On?

Author: Simon Basher,Dan Gilpin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0753466163

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 4330

Discusses how the Earth was formed, its different ecosytems, its natural resources, the types of rocks found on the Earth, how water moves on Earth, and the climate and weather of the Earth.

Basher: Go! Go! BoBo Time

Author: Simon Basher

Publisher: Kingfisher

ISBN: 9780753467732

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 20

View: 7204

Basher: Go! Go! BoBo Time created and illustrated by Simon Basher The talented author of the best-selling Basher informational series brings his unique sensibility to this fun series of concept books for the youngest readers. From the moment he gets up to the time he goes to bed, lovable (but accident-prone!) BoBo bounces through his day. A big, bold clock face on each spread will help preschoolers learn how to tell the time, and the super-colorful design and silly antics will make this a favorite.

Basher Science: Sticker Book

A sticky introduction to the world of science!

Author: Simon Basher

Publisher: Kingfisher

ISBN: 9780753468289

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

View: 3404

From Basher, the illustrator who made science too-cool-for-school, comes the Basher Science: Sticker Book, a fun and funky poster and sticker book to introduce the youngest readers to the wonderful world of Basher Science. Featuring some of the friendly and iconic superstars of the best-selling titles in the series—Rocks and Minerals, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Planet Earth, Oceans, and Physics—as well as four pages of reusable stickers and gentle, child-friendly text, this book is an appealing, interactive treat for the youngest science hounds.

Basher Science: The Periodic Table

Elements with Style!

Author: Adrian Dingle

Publisher: Kingfisher Books

ISBN: 9780753460856

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 5363

Web-style "homepages" introduce to budding chemists each of the chemical elements from the periodic table, complete with witty and informative profiles written by the elements themselves. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Natural Hazards, Unnatural Disasters

The Economics of Effective Prevention

Author: United Nations

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821380508

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 6547

"A combination of case studies, data on many scales, and application of economic principles...[this report] provides an understanding of the relative roles of the market, government intervention, and social institutions in determining and improving both the prevention and the response to hazardous occurrences."-Kenneth J. Arrow, Nobel Prize in Economics, 1972

Machine of Death

A Collection of Stories about People who Know how They Will Die

Author: Ryan North,Matthew Bennardo,David Malki

Publisher: Machines of Death LLC

ISBN: 0982167121

Category: Fiction

Page: 452

View: 5225

Presents fantasy stories written by Internet authors that explore how people, cultures, and societies are affected by the predictions of the Machine, an object that provides short yet vague phrases about how a person will die.

I Am Ozzy

Author: Ozzy Osbourne

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780446573139

Category: Music

Page: 416

View: 8363

"They've said some crazy things about me over the years. I mean, okay: 'He bit the head off a bat.' Yes. 'He bit the head off a dove.' Yes. But then you hear things like, 'Ozzy went to the show last night, but he wouldn't perform until he'd killed fifteen puppies . . .' Now me, kill fifteen puppies? I love puppies. I've got eighteen of the f**king things at home. I've killed a few cows in my time, mind you. And the chickens. I shot the chickens in my house that night. It haunts me, all this crazy stuff. Every day of my life has been an event. I took lethal combinations of booze and drugs for thirty f**king years. I survived a direct hit by a plane, suicidal overdoses, STDs. I've been accused of attempted murder. Then I almost died while riding over a bump on a quad bike at f**king two miles per hour. People ask me how come I'm still alive, and I don't know what to say. When I was growing up, if you'd have put me up against a wall with the other kids from my street and asked me which one of us was gonna make it to the age of sixty, which one of us would end up with five kids and four grandkids and houses in Buckinghamshire and Beverly Hills, I wouldn't have put money on me, no f**king way. But here I am: ready to tell my story, in my own words, for the first time. A lot of it ain't gonna be pretty. I've done some bad things in my time. I've always been drawn to the dark side, me. But I ain't the devil. I'm just John Osbourne: a working-class kid from Aston, who quit his job in the factory and went looking for a good time."

Arguing with Idiots

How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government

Author: Glenn Beck,Kevin Balfe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439166833

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 6209

FUNNY. FRIGHTENING. TRUE. It happens to all of us: You're minding your own business, when some idiot informs you that guns are evil, the Prius will save the planet, or the rich have to finally start paying their fair share of taxes. Just go away! you think to yourself -- but they only become more obnoxious. Your heart rate quickens. You start to sweat. You can't get away. Your only hope is... ...this book. Glenn Beck, author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers An Inconvenient Book and Glenn Beck's Common Sense, has stumbled upon the secret formula to winning arguments against people with big mouths but small minds: knowing the facts. And this book is full of them. The next time your Idiot Friends tell you how gun control prevents gun violence, you'll tell them all about England's handgun ban (see page 53). When they tell you that we should copy the UK's health-care system, you'll recount the horrifying facts you read on page 244. And the next time an idiot tells you that vegetable prices will skyrocket without illegal workers, you'll stop saying "no, they won't" and you'll start saying, "actually, eliminating all illegal labor will cause us to spend just $8 a year more on produce." (See page 139.) Idiots can't be identified through voting records, they can be found only by looking for people who hide behind stereotypes, embrace partisanship, and believe that bumper sticker slogans are a substitute for common sense. If you know someone who fits the bill, then Arguing with Idiots will help you silence them once and for all with the ultimate weapon: the truth.

Fiji Before the Storm

Elections and the Politics of Development

Author: Brij V. Lal

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1922144630

Category: Political Science

Page: 205

View: 3735

This volume had its genesis in a series of seminars and workshops held at The Australian National University under the auspices of the Centre for the Contemporary Pacific and the National Centre for Development Studies.

Superstars of Science

Author: R. G. Grant

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780545826273

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 6761

Discover fun facts about the greatest scientists from history through Basher's fresh and unique illustration style. Did you know that Marie Curie used to keep radioactive materials in her pockets? Or that Mendeleyev literally dreamed up his famous periodic table? Superstars of Science tells the stories behind the big ideas in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, mathematics, cosmology, earth sciences, and engineering. Read about 40 great scientists including Newton and Einstein who produced theories that explained the way in which the Universe works, Crick and Watson who uncovered the structure of DNA, and Alexander Graham Bell who had the big idea that became the telephone. Each one of these greats of science has had some vital flash of insight that has changed the way we see the world and the way we live. Come meet the superstars of science!

Gravity's Rainbow

Author: Thomas Pynchon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101594659

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

View: 4503

Winner of the 1974 National Book Award “A screaming comes across the sky. . .” A few months after the Germans’ secret V-2 rocket bombs begin falling on London, British Intelligence discovers that a map of the city pinpointing the sexual conquests of one Lieutenant Tyrone Slothrop, U.S. Army, corresponds identically to a map showing the V-2 impact sites. The implications of this discovery will launch Slothrop on an amazing journey across war-torn Europe, fleeing an international cabal of military-industrial superpowers, in search of the mysterious Rocket 00000, through a wildly comic extravaganza that has been hailed in The New Republic as “the most profound and accomplished American novel since the end of World War II.”

I Never Knew There Was a Word For It

Author: Adam Jacot de Boinod

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141963530

Category: Humor

Page: 800

View: 6639

From 'shotclog', a Yorkshire term for a companion only tolerated because he is paying for the drinks, to Albanian having 29 words to describe different kinds of eyebrows, the languages of the world are full of amazing, amusing and illuminating words and expressions that will improve absolutely everybody's quality of life. All they need is this book! This bumper volume gathers all three of Adam Jacot de Boinod's acclaimed books about language - The Wonder of Whiffling, The Meaning of Tingo and Toujours Tingo (their fans include everyone from Stephen Fry to Michael Palin) - into one highly entertaining, keenly priced compendium. As Mariella Frostup said 'You'll never be lost for words again!'

Slumming India

a chronicle of slums and their saviours

Author: Gita Dewan Verma



Category: Social Science

Page: 183

View: 5514


The Kids' Book of Weather Forecasting

Build a Weather Station, "read" the Sky & Make Predictions!

Author: Mark Breen,Kathleen Friestad,Michael Kline

Publisher: Williamson Books

ISBN: 9780824968229

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 141

View: 4559

A hands-on introduction to the science of meteorology, explaining how to make equipment to measure rainfall, wind direction, and humidity, record measurements and observations in a weather log, make weather predictions, and perform other related activities.

Making Economic Sense

Author: N.A

Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN: 1610164016


Page: N.A

View: 3503