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Tom Jackson has been an author for about 15 years. He has written more than 60 books and contributed to hundreds of others. Tom lives in Bristol, England, with his wife and three children. Tom has written about everything from alpine skiing to nanotechnology and algebra to ping pong.
Following on from Quiz Whiz, Quiz Whiz Nature and Quiz Whiz History, this fourth title in the series contains more than 300 questions and answers about sport on its information-rich pages. The text is geared perfectly for the age group, with smaller paragraphs, larger fonts and eight questions per spread.
From the icy tundra regions to the searing heat of the desert plains, the wildlife of North America is as complex and diverse as the terrain it inhabits. The resulting diversity is astonishing, and - with the help of beautiful artworks - familiar and rare species alike are brought to life in this stunning volume. This comprehensive guide provides information about North American habitats and the creatures found in them. It details the physiology and anatomy of each species, together with information on their ecology and evolution, their senses, survival and reproductive habits. With entries of more than 420 creatures, and more than 950 artworks, maps and photographs, this is a colourful, easy-to-use and highly informative reference book that will be enjoyed and referred to again and again by all nature lovers.
This comprehensive guide provides essential information about British habitats and the creatures found in them, including mammals, amphibians and reptiles, freshwater and marine fish, and the many breeds of birds that visit and live on the islands. It details the physiology and anatomy of each species, together with fascinating information on their ecology and evolution, their senses, survival and reproductive habits. Animals, birds and fish are listed in three separate directories, and entries are illustrated with accurate watercolour artworks. There is a quick-glance fact box for each featured creature, with information about its distribution and habitat, food, size, breeding and rare or common status. The accompanying commentaries have been provided by expert naturalists and include tips for identification and notes on the species' habits and behaviour.
This is a world encyclopedia of amphibians, reptiles and mammals with over 500 detailed illustrations. This is a fully illustrated encyclopedia of over 350 amphibians, reptiles and mammals from the world. It includes the venomous western diamondback rattlesnake of the southern United States; the tree-dwelling flying lizard of South-east Asia, the extraordinary egg-laying platypus of Australia. This is a natural history guide that focuses on how animals have adapted in terms of anatomy, senses and survival skills, and describes the varied habitats in which animals live. This is a fabulous, accessible natural history reference for both families and schools. The first section of this incredible illustrated reference book focuses on the diversity of life in the animal kingdom, looking at the habitats in which animals live and how they survive. It also includes a guide to a mphibian, reptilian and mammalian anatomy and senses. The rest of the book is divided into three chapters, each focusing on a different area of the world: the Americas; Europe and Africa; and Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Each animal is accompanied by a colour illustration and a specification panel giving information about distribution, habitat, food, size, maturity, breeding, life span and more. With over 900 magnificent colour illustrations and photographs, and packed with fascinating facts, this book is a must-have family reference for anyone interested in wild animals, where they live and how they survive.
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing and the International Year of Astronomy with this breathtaking, interactive gift book. This awe-inspiring, accessible exploration of the entire Universe will be a favourite on children's shelves for years to come. Leading science writer, Tom Jackson, has worked with Sir Patrick Moore and the rock star-astronomer Brian May. It contains illustrations from professional astronomer Dr Mark A. Garlick, a fellow of the International Association of Astronomical Artists. Extra components, novelties and finishes include: adjustable double-sided star maps featuring all 88 constellations; pull-out Sky Guide booklet, with top-tips for safe star gazing; big, double-sided poster featuring rockets, spaceships, satellites and spacestations on one side, and an illustrated Sky Map on the other; massive pop-up Big Bang, pull-out cards, concertina fold-out, booklets and gatefolds throughout; and, padded, moon suit cover, with embossing, foil and textured lamination.