Animal Olympics


Publisher: Ivy Kids

ISBN: 1782409874

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8317


Are you ready to meet some of the most incredible Olympians in the world? These animal athletes are at the top of their game, and they’re ready to go for gold! This fascinating book for readers aged 5+ examines the incredible abilities of animals from all around the globe with a captivating and original conceit – in Animal Olympics, the creatures are competing, and the reader has a front row seat to the action. In each event, animals are awarded bronze, silver or gold for their skills. Events featured in the book include diving, wrestling, rock climbing and gymnastics. Readers will discover all kinds of astounding animals, from the bar-headed goose, which flies at heights of up to 6,300 metres, to the flic-flac spider, which cartwheels across the Moroccan desert. Fun vignettes show the animals in their heat, and are accompanied by absorbing, fact-packed captions. On your marks, get set, and off we go to the Animal Olympics!

Amazing Human Feats of Speed

Author: Debbie Vilardi

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1543555780

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4467


Many people push themselves to the limit to be the fastest. Fastest in what? In anything! Read this book to learn about these record-setters in speed.

Nightingales in November

A Year in the Lives of Twelve British Birds

Author: Mike Dilger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472915364

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 1287


Have you ever wondered what 'our' birds get up to when they're not pinching our peanuts, pilfering our pyracantha berries or nesting under the eaves of our homes? The One Show's natural history star Mike Dilger tells us the answers in Nightingales in November. This brilliant almanac tells the very different personal and annual stories of twelve well-known birds we deign to call 'British'. Through a lyrical narrative, Nightingales in November showcases amazing avian facts gleaned over decades by birdwatchers, ringers, nest recorders and migration recorders. The perfect 'dip-into' book, any enquiring naturalist will be able to find out such facts as where British-breeding swallows spend Christmas Day, when to look out for juvenile tawny owls, or when is the best date in the calendar to listen out for nightingales. By using a combination of cutting-edge satellite technology and millions of ringing records, Nightingales in November reveals the mysteries of migration, tracking the regular movements of, for example, cuckoos for the eight months they're not in the UK, or divulging why not all robins are the 'stay-at-home' territorial types we once imagined. Illustrated throughout by Darren Woodhead, the birds featured include a rich mix of resident birds, summer visitors, winter visitors and passage migrants. Nightingales in November is a great read for anyone with a fondness for British birds.

Ed Stafford's Ultimate Adventure Guide

The Bucket List for the Brave

Author: Ed Stafford

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9780228101604

Category: Travel

Page: 264

View: 7614


An inspirational and practical book for experiencing the wild wonder of our amazing planet. There are bucket lists featuring comfort and indulgence, like staying at the George V in Paris or eating at Eleven Madison Park in New York. There are "if I ever..." bucket lists, like being an extra in a movie or learning to sing. And then there are bucket lists for the brave, the daring and the dreamers who want to check off as many challenging adventures as they can. They want every minute of life to count. Ed Stafford's Ultimate Adventure Guide is for them. It presents Ed's hand-picked selection of exciting challenges for those who don't mind a bit of discomfort. Life's great adventures are theirs for the taking. There are 125 adventures among the following challenge categories: Frozen Water - Dive under, swim through and walk over frozen water. With a Paddle - Canoe/kayak remote land and seascapes, the open sea and rugged coastlines. White Wilderness - Tackle vast wild places or strike out for a specific target, such as a Pole. Heavenly Pursuits - Retreat into the world of monks; make one of the world's great pilgrimages. Drop Zone - Survive nerve-shredding parasailing, extreme skydiving and top of the world heli-skiing. Bicycle vs Mountain - Ride the Tour de France's iconic routes. Island Survival - Endure complete isolation on an island for a life-changing experience. Outrageous Marathons - Test body and mind with a long-distance ultra-running challenge. Head for the Heights - Get high with these vertical climbing challenges. Safari by Foot - Walking safaris around the world. Hell or Whitewater - Nature in its rawest form: whitewater rafting adventures set your pulse racing. Last Chance to See - See the animals we are driving to extinction, and help them too. From Source to Sea - Walk the entire length of a river. Stunning photography inspires, sketch maps show the way, and Ed's commentary throughout motivates the brave to set out on a life-changing adventure.