Collins the World

Paper Wall Map

Author: Collins Uk

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007493111

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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Printed on high quality flat paper is the newest edition of the Collins world map A new and updated flat paper edition, this ideal reference map covering the whole world shows the political units on each continent and includes the national flags and key statistics for every country.

Collins Children's World Map

Author: Harpercollins

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008114732

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 7043

Colourful Pictorial Map of the World. This highly illustrated pictorial map is designed to take children on a journey of discovery around the countries of the world. The mapping is clear colourful and highly informative. Names countries and capital cities. Pictorial symbols are used with clear colourful world political map to depict themes such as national emblems, customs, food, birds, animals, buildings and sports to help younger readers gain an understanding of peoples around the world. Includes a sheet of peelable stickers. Facts are included about each continent to give children an insight into the way of life of people in far away lands.

Collins World Atlas

Author: Collins Maps Staff,Collins UK

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008136659

Category:

Page: 256

View: 3127

This new edition of the popular mini world atlas has been brought fully up-to-date to reflect all recent global changes. Designed in the distinctive Collins style, this is a detailed guide to the world in a handy format. Detailed maps, specifically designed for this small format, provide balanced and up-to-date coverage of the world. The maps rely on the latest cartographic technology to ensure their accuracy, accessibility and distinctive style. The level of detail is impressive for such a small format atlas, and the index contains references to over 20,000 place names. All recent political changes are included in the mapping, as are recently changed place names.

The Wisdom Of Crowds

Author: N.A

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385721706

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

View: 1695

Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.

Spelling Success!

Upper Primary Graded Lists and Activities for Upper Primary

Author: N.A

Publisher: Blake Education

ISBN: 9781864412369

Category: English language

Page: 152

View: 7051

Age 9-12.

The Earth in the Attic

Author: Fady Joudah

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300134304

Category: Poetry

Page: 77

View: 1084

Fady Joudah’s The Earth in the Attic is the 2007 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. In his poems Joudah explores big themes—identity, war, religion, what we hold in common—while never losing sight of the quotidian, the specific. Contest judge Louise Glück describes the poet in her Foreword as “that strange animal, the lyric poet in whom circumstance and profession . . . have compelled obsession with large social contexts and grave national dilemmas.” She finds in his poetry an incantatory quality and concludes, “These are small poems, many of them, but the grandeur of conception is inescapable. The Earth in the Attic is varied, coherent, fierce, tender; impossible to put down, impossible to forget.”

My Map of the World

Children's Wall Map

Author: Michelin,Michelin Travel Publications

Publisher: Michelin Travel Publications

ISBN: 9782067194014

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 3137

Michelin's beautifully colored and engaging laminated world wall map is designed to capture children's interest and lead them to interact with the map and its reusable flag stickers. In the process children discover world geography and learn to identify countries in an enjoyable yet informative way. A child chooses a flag from the sticker sheet, locates the associated country with the help of the map's flag border, and places the flag on the proper country on the map. The laminated wall map serves as a constant visual reference, illustrating the different countries of the world.

Dreamland

The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

Author: Sam Quinones

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620402513

Category: True Crime

Page: 384

View: 3880

Winner of the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction Named on Amazon's Best Books of the Year 2015--Michael Botticelli, U.S. Drug Czar (Politico) Favorite Book of the Year--Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize Economics (Bloomberg/WSJ) Best Books of 2015--Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky (WSJ) Books of the Year--Slate.com's 10 Best Books of 2015--Entertainment Weekly's 10 Best Books of 2015 --Buzzfeed's 19 Best Nonfiction Books of 2015--The Daily Beast's Best Big Idea Books of 2015--Seattle Times' Best Books of 2015--Boston Globe's Best Books of 2015--St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Best Books of 2015--The Guardian's The Best Book We Read All Year--Audible's Best Books of 2015--Texas Observer's Five Books We Loved in 2015--Chicago Public Library's Best Nonfiction Books of 2015 From a small town in Mexico to the boardrooms of Big Pharma to main streets nationwide, an explosive and shocking account of addiction in the heartland of America. In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America--addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland. With a great reporter's narrative skill and the storytelling ability of a novelist, acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones weaves together two classic tales of capitalism run amok whose unintentional collision has been catastrophic. The unfettered prescribing of pain medications during the 1990s reached its peak in Purdue Pharma's campaign to market OxyContin, its new, expensive--extremely addictive--miracle painkiller. Meanwhile, a massive influx of black tar heroin--cheap, potent, and originating from one small county on Mexico's west coast, independent of any drug cartel--assaulted small town and mid-sized cities across the country, driven by a brilliant, almost unbeatable marketing and distribution system. Together these phenomena continue to lay waste to communities from Tennessee to Oregon, Indiana to New Mexico. Introducing a memorable cast of characters--pharma pioneers, young Mexican entrepreneurs, narcotics investigators, survivors, and parents--Quinones shows how these tales fit together. Dreamland is a revelatory account of the corrosive threat facing America and its heartland.

Dark Summer

Author: Ali Sparkes

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780192710987

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8434

Eddie hates staying with his cousins - so it looks set to be a really long summer. But then they visit the amazing caves at Wookey Hole and Eddie is entranced, until he wanders off down a secret passage and gets lost in the dark. Underground, on his own, and nobody knows where he is. Then someone steps out of the blackness to help him . . .

London A-Z

Author: Geographers' A-Z Map Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843480211

Category: London (England)

Page: 368

View: 7736

Flash MX developers who need instant on-the job reminders about the ActionScript language should find O'Reilly's new ActionScript for Flash MX Pocket Reference useful. This concise reference is the portable companion to the Flash coder's essential resource, ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide by Colin Moock.

Edexcel Linear

Author: N.A

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007340222

Category: Mathematics

Page: 416

View: 7458

'New GCSE Maths' student books are the perfect way to help students working at Grades G to C tackle the 2010 Edexcel GCSE Maths specification. Packed with functional skills, problem solving and graded maths practice, it will give your students the confidence to take on all aspects of the new curriculum in their exams and own lives.

The Ultimate Book of Randomly Awesome Facts

Author: Inc. Scholastic,Penelope Arlon

Publisher: Scholastic Nonfiction

ISBN: 9780545826266

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 9712

Hundreds of lists -- thousands of facts! There's a new online sensibility, and kids are encountering it every day. It's the "flipped" world of facts -- facts presented as instant, cool, unexpected. And in this world of BuzzFeed and YouTube, a big focus of the new factual sensibility is lists. What You Really Need to Know is a book of best-ever lists, with a completely different look and feel to reflect today's digital world. The lists cover topics from science and technology to history and pop culture, and every one of them has a hook. The information appears random, like it's from an Internet search. But in-depth research and expert writing mean that the book is filled with the most important, most engaging, most up-to-the-minute facts. This is reference reinvented, with supermodern lists, and a supermodern visual presentation to match.

Drawn

The Art of Ascent

Author: Jeremy Collins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594859588

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 960

A graphic adventure narrative that delves into why we pursue the wild outdoors - Companion book to the film Drawn, now showing in the traveling Banff Film Festival - Captures the emotion of adventure through the soulful vibe of visual art - Author's art is among the most influential in the world of climbing - Includes two removable postcards created by authorShivering in a cave beneath Mount Fitz Roy in Patagonia, artist and rock climber Jeremy Collins had an intense and anxious vision, "both geographic and artistic," about his life and what he was doing with it. As a result, he left Argentina and commenced on a four-year journey that took him in the four cardinal directions from his home in Kansas City - north, south, east, west - to create art in the wild, climb new routes, and "live out his own map." Drawn: The Art of Ascent shares his exploits, his art, and what he discovered about balancing wilderness adventure with peace at home. At home, Jeremy has a wife and two children whose existence leave him constantly asking himself, "Why am I here on this mountain instead of with them?" The answer is gradually revealed through his heartfelt journey, an intimate visual exploration of how one reconciles family, career, and personal passion. Based on Jeremy's sketchbooks kept over the course of pursuing and achieving four different summits, Drawn is not a snow, ice, gloom-and-doom or cut-the-ropes adventure; rather, it is about a contemplative dad with dreams he desires to share with his family in a way that both honors them and remains true to his personal goals. With climbing as a catalyst, he finds a more fully-realized approach to life.Jeremy's art is a rich and textured mixed media of pencil, charcoal, watercolor, torn paper, and photographs; he often features pages from his in-situ sketchbooks and hand-written text. Some of the photographs he uses were contributed by climbing partners, who include Corey Rich, James Q Martin, Tommy Caldwell, Hayden Kennedy, Mark Jenkins, and Mikey Schaefer. Each of the four first ascents also features a hand-drawn topo map.