What's Where on Earth? Atlas

The World As You've Never Seen It Before

Author: Dorling Kindersley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241228371

Category: Children's atlases

Page: 160

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A series of maps provide a continent-by-continent tour of the world, depicting such things as where the world's largest butterfly lives and which international border is crossed more than any other.

What's Where on Earth? Atlas

The World as You've Never Seen It Before!

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241308690

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 7935

Much more than just a book of maps, What's Where on Earth? Atlas brings our amazing world to life in 3-D. What's Where on Earth? Atlas is like no other atlas you have ever seen. With its specially commissioned 3-D maps and artworks, it will take you on a continent-by-continent tour of the world. Themed maps for each continent, on topics such as major geographical features, cities and monuments, population, and wildlife, explore the world in incredible detail. What's Where on Earth? Atlas is the perfect gift and home reference for any child aged between 8 and 11 with an interest in the world around them.

Kinderatlas

Author: Kerstin Wendsche

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831005680

Category: Atlases

Page: 128

View: 3465

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Atlas Obscura

Entdeckungsreisen zu den verborgenen Wundern der Welt

Author: Joshua Foer,Ella Morton,Dylan Thuras

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641207118

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 5011

Der außergewöhnlichste Reiseführer der Welt Der Atlas Obscura sieht nur auf den ersten Blick aus wie ein Reiseführer. Es ist vor allem ein Buch zum Lesen und Träumen – eine Wunderkammer voller unerwarteter, bizarrer und mysteriöser Orte, die gleichermaßen Wunderlust und Wanderlust hervorrufen. Jede einzelne Seite dieses außergewöhnlichen Buchs erweitert unseren Horizont und zeigt uns, wie wunderbar und schräg die Welt in Wirklichkeit ist. Fesselnde Texte, hunderte von fantastischen Fotos, überraschende Fakten und Karten für jede Region des Globus machen es nahezu unmöglich, nicht gleich die nächste Seite aufzuschlagen und weiterzuschmökern! Eine erstaunliche Liebeserklärung an die Welt, in der wir leben.

A Secret Atlas

Book One of the Age of Discovery Trilogy

Author: Michael A. Stackpole

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 9780553901306

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 6718

In Nalenyr, the family of the Royal Cartographer stands in a unique position. They not only draw the maps, but also explore uncharted territories, expanding and updating the existing knowledge of the world. Their talent has yielded them enormous power and wealth–and it can also cost them their lives. Now the Royal Cartographer’s two grandsons, Keles and Jorim, have been sent on a dangerous mission to explore the darkest corner of the unknown. As one charts the seas, looking for new lands, the other braves a region torn apart by ancient magics. Meanwhile, back home, their sister, Nirati, tries to protect her brothers from the intrigues, passions, and jealousies that constantly endanger their family. But what Keles and Jorim discover this time is bigger and more terrifying than any new land or sea. It will threaten the fragile peace maintained since the near-apocalyptic Cataclysm years earlier. And provoke a murderous act against the Cartographers that will set off a chain of events shaking the world–both discovered and undiscovered–to its core.… From the Trade Paperback edition.

What Happened When in the World

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241217040

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 4362

History as you've never seen it before, walk through the past and find out what happened when Step into What Happened When in the World, a unique historical atlas for kids and discover the global events that shaped our world. Watch the key moments in our history unravel on the page in front of you through colourful, illustrated 3D maps. Follow the devastating spread of the black death through Europe, the Roman Empire's expansion to North Africa and the Middle East, and the impact of world war II on the globe. What Happened When in the World reveals our history through 60 stunning, specially commissioned historical maps which chart the migration of humans, the spread of the black death, D-day landings and much more.

Die Macht der Geographie

Wie sich Weltpolitik anhand von 10 Karten erklären lässt

Author: Tim Marshall

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428562

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 8130

Wie Geografie Geschichte macht Weltpolitik ist auch Geopolitik. Alle Regierungen, alle Staatschefs unterliegen den Zwängen der Geographie. Berge und Ebenen, Flüsse, Meere, Wüsten setzen ihrem Entscheidungsspielraum Grenzen. Um Geschichte und Politik zu verstehen, muss man selbstverständlich die Menschen, die Ideen, die Einstellungen kennen. Aber wenn man die Geographie nicht mit einbezieht, bekommt man kein vollständiges Bild. Zum Beispiel Russland: Von den Moskauer Großfürsten über Iwan den Schrecklichen, Peter den Großen und Stalin bis hin zu Wladimir Putin sah sich jeder russische Staatschef denselben geostrategischen Problemen ausgesetzt, egal ob im Zarismus, im Kommunismus oder im kapitalistischen Nepotismus. Die meisten Häfen frieren immer noch ein halbes Jahr zu. Nicht gut für die Marine. Die nordeuropäische Tiefebene von der Nordsee bis zum Ural ist immer noch flach. Jeder kann durchmarschieren. Russland, China, die USA, Europa, Afrika, Lateinamerika, der Nahe Osten, Indien und Pakistan, Japan und Korea, die Arktis und Grönland: In zehn Kapiteln zeigt Tim Marshall, wie die Geographie die Weltpolitik beeinflusst und beeinflusst hat.

The Emerald Atlas

Author: John Stephens

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780375899553

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8585

Called “A new Narnia for the tween set” by the New York Times and perfect for fans of the His Dark Materials series, The Emerald Atlas brims with humor and action as it charts Kate, Michael, and Emma's extraordinary adventures through an unforgettable, enchanted world. These three siblings have been in one orphanage after another for the last ten years, passed along like lost baggage. Yet these unwanted children are more remarkable than they could possibly imagine. Ripped from their parents as babies, they are being protected from a horrible evil of devastating power, an evil they know nothing about. Until now. Before long, Kate, Michael, and Emma are on a journey through time to dangerous and secret corners of the world...a journey of allies and enemies, of magic and mayhem. And—if an ancient prophesy is correct—what they do can change history, and it is up to them to set things right. From the Hardcover edition.

Daughters of the Lost World

Author: K.N. Ross

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465383980

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 130

View: 5175

When a horrible phenomenon settles into humanity four girls are forced to accept their destiny and take their place in the battle between good and evil. With the help of their ancient teacher and guide, Taryn, Vanessa, Sophie and Karissa embark on a journey through a world of magic and wonder with evil lurking in the shadows. While these heroines prepare to fight, there are two on the side of evil who will stop at nothing to tip the scales in their favor. In battle there are wins and losses but what will the girls have to sacrifice to see victory

The Noonday Demon

An Atlas Of Depression

Author: Andrew Solomon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451676883

Category: Psychology

Page: 576

View: 3148

With uncommon humanity, candor, wit, and erudition, award-winning author Andrew Solomon takes the reader on a journey of incomparable range and resonance into the most pervasive of family secrets. His contribution to our understanding not only of mental illness but also of the human condition is truly stunning. The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, doctors and scientists, policymakers and politicians, drug designers and philosophers, Solomon reveals the subtle complexities and sheer agony of the disease. He confronts the challenge of defining the illness and describes the vast range of available medications, the efficacy of alternative treatments, and the impact the malady has had on various demographic populations around the world and throughout history. He also explores the thorny patch of moral and ethical questions posed by emerging biological explanations for mental illness. The depth of human experience Solomon chronicles, the range of his intelligence, and his boundless curiosity and compassion will change the reader's view of the world.

Department of Health

The Management of Adult Diabetes Services in the NHS, Seventeenth Report of Session 2012-13, Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215049803

Category: Medical

Page: 46

View: 9671

The percentage of the population diagnosed with diabetes doubled between 1994 and 2009 and is continuing to increase which could have a significant impact on NHS resources. Too many diabetic people are developing complications because they are not receiving the straightforward care and support they need. The Department estimates that 24,000 people with diabetes die prematurely each year because their diabetes has not been managed effectively and it's estimated 80% of the costs of diabetes in the NHS are attributable to the treatment and management of serious, yet avoidable, diabetic complications. These costs will continue to increase as the number of diabetic people rises as will premature deaths. The National Service Framework for Diabetes, 2001 set out minimum standards for good diabetes care, including nine basic care processes which check for the early signs of avoidable diabetic complications as well as treatment targets for the management of blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol to minimise the risk of diabetic complications developing. Progress in delivering these standards of care and in achieving treatment targets has been poor. There is no strong national leadership, no effective accountability arrangements for commissioners, and no appropriate performance incentives for providers. The Committee saw no evidence that the Department will ensure that these issues are addressed effectively in the new NHS structure. Variation in the level of progress across the NHS also means that there is an unacceptable "postcode lottery" of care

Das Licht der letzten Tage

Roman

Author: Emily St. John Mandel

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492971474

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2074

Niemand konnte ahnen, wie zerbrechlich unsere Welt ist. Ein Wimpernschlag, und sie ging unter. Doch selbst jetzt, während das Licht der letzten Tage langsam schwindet, geben die Überlebenden nicht auf. Sie haben nicht vergessen, wie wunderschön die Welt war. Sie vermissen all das, was einst so wundervoll und selbstverständlich war, und sie weigern sich zu akzeptieren, dass alles für immer verloren sein soll. Auf ihrem Weg werden sie von Hoffnung geleitet – und Zuversicht. Denn selbst das schwächste Licht erhellt die Dunkelheit. Immer.

New Outlook

Author: Alfred Emanuel Smith,Francis Walton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5502

Die Knochenuhren

Author: David Mitchell

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644047219

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

View: 949

An einem verschlafenen Sommertag des Jahres 1984 begegnet die junge Holly Sykes einer alten Frau, die ihr im Tausch für «Asyl» einen kleinen Gefallen tut. Jahrzehnte werden vergehen, bis Holly Sykes genau versteht, welche Bedeutung die alte Frau dadurch für ihre Existenz bekommen hat. Die Knochenuhren folgt den Wendungen von Holly Sykes’ Leben von einer tristen Kindheit am Unterlauf der Themse bis zum hohen Alter an Irlands Atlantikküste, in einer Zeit, da Europa das Öl ausgeht. Ein Leben, das gar nicht so ungewöhnlich ist und doch punktiert durch seltsame Vorahnungen, Besuche von Leuten, die sich aus dem Nichts materialisieren, Zeitlöcher und andere kurze Aussetzer der Gesetze der Wirklichkeit. Denn Holly – Tochter, Schwester, Mutter, Hüterin – ist zugleich die unwissende Protagonistin einer mörderischen Fehde, die sich in den Schatten und dunklen Winkeln unserer Welt abspielt – ja, sie wird sich vielleicht sogar als deren entscheidende Waffe erweisen. Metaphysischer Thriller, moralische Betrachtung und Chronik unseres selbstzerstörerischen Handelns – dieser kaleidoskopische Roman mit seiner Vielfalt von Themen, Schauplätzen und Zeiten birst vor Erfindungsreichtum und jener Intelligenz, die David Mitchell zu einem der herausragenden Autoren seiner Generation gemacht hat.

Atlas

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Journalism

Page: N.A

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