National Geographic Readers Planets

This book list for those who looking for to read and enjoy the National Geographic Readers Planets, you can read or download Pdf/ePub books and don't forget to give credit to the trailblazing authors. Notes some of books may not available for your country and only available for those who subscribe and depend to the source of the book library websites.

La Femme mystifiée

La Femme mystifiée Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Betty FRIEDAN
Editor: Belfond
ISBN: 2714481434
FileSize: 1280kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1280

GET EBOOK

La Femme mystifiée by Betty FRIEDAN Summary

Événement ! La Femme mystifiée, le livre qui a changé la vie des femmes, est pour la première fois réédité depuis sa parution en France en 1964, dans la traduction originale de celle qui n'était pas encore madame la ministre Yvette Roudy. Quand il paraît aux États-Unis en 1963, La Femme mystifiée fait l'effet d'une bombe. Dans cet essai passionnant, fruit d'innombrables entretiens et d'une longue et minutieuse enquête, la journaliste féministe Betty Friedan met des mots sur l'indicible malaise féminin : loin de la plénitude de la femme au foyer célébrée par l' American Way of Life, la femme noie ses frustrations, intellectuelles, culturelles, sexuelles, dans l'alcool et les psychotropes, réduite au rôle de procréatrice silencieuse par un système patriarcal sournoisement oppressant, coupable d'être malheureuse dans une société qui prétend tout faire pour la combler. Plus de cinquante ans plus tard, la voix de Betty Friedan résonne toujours. Une lecture essentielle pour mesurer le chemin parcouru et comprendre les enjeux de notre époque. Le combat n'est pas terminé !

Cassini Mission

Cassini Mission Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marty Gitlin
Editor: Mitchell Lane
ISBN: 154574534X
FileSize: 1014kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1014

DOWNLOAD

Cassini Mission by Marty Gitlin Summary

Launched on Oct. 15, 1997, the spacecraft entered orbit around Saturn on June 30, 2004 (PDT). After its four-year prime mission, Cassini’s tour was extended twice. Beginning in 2010, Cassini began a seven-year mission extension in which it completed many moon flybys on Saturn and Titan. In April 2017, operators placed Cassini on an impact course that unfolded over five months of daring dives. On Sept. 15, 2017, the spacecraft made its final approach to the giant planet Saturn. But this encounter was like no other. This time, Cassini dived into the planet’s atmosphere, sending science data for as long as its small thrusters could keep the spacecraft’s antenna pointed at Earth. To its very end, Cassini was a mission of thrilling exploration.

Reading Planet KS2 - The World's Weirdest Places - Level 8: Supernova (Red+ band)

Reading Planet KS2 - The World's Weirdest Places - Level 8: Supernova (Red+ band) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nancy Dickmann
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1510454624
FileSize: 990kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 990

DOWNLOAD

Reading Planet KS2 - The World's Weirdest Places - Level 8: Supernova (Red+ band) by Nancy Dickmann Summary

Get ready to go on an unforgettable journey through the world's most incredible and unusual natural places. Prepare to be astounded by stepping stones fit for a giant, rocks that leave mysterious tracks along the ground, hills that look like enormous chocolate drops, and a lake that is perfectly pink! On the way you will ... uncover how these extraordinary places were formed; discover how some still defy scientific explanation; and be inspired to do what you can to protect our spectacular natural world. Packed with stunning photos and fascinating facts, this book will be your companion on a journey of amazing discoveries. The World's Weirdest Places is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will be inspired to love reading through the gripping stories and fascinating information books created by top authors. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 10-11 years

Reading Planet KS2 - Pirate vs Explorer - Level 1: Stars/Lime band

Reading Planet KS2 - Pirate vs Explorer - Level 1: Stars/Lime band Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rob Alcraft
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1510453458
FileSize: 1839kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1839

DOWNLOAD

Reading Planet KS2 - Pirate vs Explorer - Level 1: Stars/Lime band by Rob Alcraft Summary

Fancy setting sail with Blackbeard the pirate, or would you prefer joining Captain Cook on a voyage? Do you want gold, or glory? Be careful - you could end up eating walrus, and going to bed early! Pirate v. Explorer is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will love reading the exciting collection of fiction and non-fiction written by top authors. Inspire them to keep reading through gripping stories and fascinating information books packed with rich language and stunning artwork. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 7-8 years

Reading Planet KS2 - Plants vs People - Level 2: Mercury/Brown band

Reading Planet KS2 - Plants vs People - Level 2: Mercury/Brown band Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hawys Morgan
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1510453644
FileSize: 757kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 757

DOWNLOAD

Reading Planet KS2 - Plants vs People - Level 2: Mercury/Brown band by Hawys Morgan Summary

Pack your bag and get ready to visit some of the most amazing landmarks in the UK. From rock-formations and waterfalls, to ancient monuments and modern sky-scrapers, there is so much to explore! On the way you will learn ... the stories behind famous landmarks such as the Giant's Causeway; why landmarks are so important for finding our way; and the skills to become a landmark explorer in your local area! Are you ready? Let's go! Be a Landmark Explorer is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will love reading the exciting collection of fiction and non-fiction written by top authors. Inspire them to keep reading through gripping stories and fascinating information books packed with rich language and stunning artwork. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 7-8 years

The Picture Book Almanac: Picture Books and Activities to Celebrate 365 Familiar and Unusual Holidays

The Picture Book Almanac: Picture Books and Activities to Celebrate 365 Familiar and Unusual Holidays Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nancy J. Polette
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440842779
FileSize: 1040kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1040

DOWNLOAD

The Picture Book Almanac: Picture Books and Activities to Celebrate 365 Familiar and Unusual Holidays by Nancy J. Polette Summary

This essential guide has exactly the right books to help you celebrate special days throughout the year—even "holidays" you've never heard of—and provides hundreds of fun titles and activities that could inspire your students to become life-long readers. • Includes more than 365 recommended picture books selected for their genuine worth as well as for their diversity • Offers fun, quick, and easily completed activities coordinated to daily holidays throughout the year • Provides a useful resource for anyone who works with young children in schools, public libraries, or in the home, for those new to picture books and experienced veterans alike • Helps educators to stress the joy of reading and enable students to learn new and interesting things every day of the year

Face to Face with Elephants: Level 6 (National Geographic Readers)

Face to Face with Elephants: Level 6 (National Geographic Readers) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Beverly Joubert,Dereck Joubert
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000843719X
FileSize: 502kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 502

DOWNLOAD

Face to Face with Elephants: Level 6 (National Geographic Readers) by Beverly Joubert,Dereck Joubert Summary

National Geographic Face to Face Readers is a high-interest series of books for confident, independent readers that have been adapted to a Key Stage 2 audience by education experts. The books pair magnificent National Geographic photographs with lively first-person text and fascinating facts about the natural world.

Hacking Planet Earth

Hacking Planet Earth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas M. Kostigen
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0525538364
FileSize: 979kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 979

DOWNLOAD

Hacking Planet Earth by Thomas M. Kostigen Summary

An exploration of the cutting-edge technology that will enable us to confront the realities of climate change. For decades scientists and environmentalists have sounded the alarm about the effects of global warming. We are now past the tipping point. As floods, storms, and extreme temperatures become our daily reality, "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" efforts aren't enough anymore. In Hacking Planet Earth, New York Times bestselling author Thomas Kostigen takes readers to the frontlines of geoengineering projects that scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, and other visionaries around the world are developing to solve the problems associated with climate change. From giant parasols hovering above the Earth to shield us from an unforgiving sun, to lasers shooting up into clouds to coax out much-needed water, Kostigen introduces readers to this inspiring work and the people who are spearheading it. These futurist, far- thinking, world-changing ideas will save us, and Hacking Planet Earth offers readers their new vision for the future.

From Botswana to the Bering Sea

From Botswana to the Bering Sea Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Canby
Editor: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610910729
FileSize: 992kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 992

DOWNLOAD

From Botswana to the Bering Sea by Thomas Canby Summary

National Geographic has been called a window on the world and a passport to adventure. Each month an estimated forty million people in 190 countries open its pages and are transported to exotic realms that delight the eye and mind. Such widespread renown gives the magazine's writers an almost magical access to people and happenings, as doors that are closed to the rest of the journalistic world open wide. Thomas Y. Canby was fortunate to be a NationalGeographic writer and science editor from 1961 to 1991, a time during which the Society's ventures and size grew by leaps and bounds and the resources available to staff were seemingly limitless. In From Botswana to the Bering Sea, he gives readers an on-the-ground look at the life of a National Geographic field staffer and an insider's view of the fascinating dynamics within the magazine's editorial chambers. Canby's assignments dealt largely with issues of global concern, and his travels took him to the farthest reaches of the planet. This book gives the reader the visas and tickets to share in Canby's experiences -- from a Filipino rice harvest capped by a feast of deep-fried rats, to impoverished villages of Asia and Africa gripped by the world's most widespread famine, to seal hunting and dog sledding with Eskimos in the Canadian high Arctic. Readers match wits with paranoid guardians of the secret Soviet space program; skirt land mines in the flaming oil fields of Kuwait; and dodge death while scuba diving to an archaeological site in a Florida sinkhole. The book also gives insight into the magazine's inner workings: how article subjects are chosen; how writers are assigned and interact; how prolonged trips to impossibly remote destinations are planned; how staffers operate in the field. Working for National Geographic has been called "the best job in the world." From Botswana to the Bering Sea describes that unique job, and answers from first-hand knowledge the question Canby and his colleagues are so often asked: "So, what is it like to work for National Geographic?"

Planet of the Bugs

Planet of the Bugs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Scott Richard Shaw
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022616375X
FileSize: 1941kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1941

DOWNLOAD

Planet of the Bugs by Scott Richard Shaw Summary

This “excellent guide to the history of our planet” offers a bugs-eye view of evolution, biodiversity, and todays ecological crises (The Guardian, UK). According to entomologist Scott Richard Shaw, dinosaurs never ruled the earth—and neither do humans. The true potentates of our planet are, and always have been, insects. Starting in the shallow oceans of ancient Earth and ending in the far reaches of outer space—where insect-like aliens may also reign—Planet of the Bugs spins a sweeping account of insects’ evolution from humble arthropod ancestors into the bugs we know today. Leaving no stone unturned, Shaw explores how evolutionary innovations such as small body size, wings, metamorphosis, and parasitic behavior have enabled insects to disperse widely, occupy increasingly narrow niches, and survive global catastrophes in their rise to dominance. Through bizarre and buggy tales—from caddisflies that construct portable houses to parasitic wasp larvae that develop in the blood of host insects—he demonstrates how changes in our planet’s geology, flora, and fauna contributed to insects’ success, and also how, in return, insects came to shape terrestrial ecosystems. And in his visits to hyperdiverse rain forests to highlight the current insect extinction crisis, Shaw reaffirms how crucial these tiny beings are to planetary health and human survival.

A Planet of Viruses

A Planet of Viruses Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carl Zimmer
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022632026X
FileSize: 1696kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1696

DOWNLOAD

A Planet of Viruses by Carl Zimmer Summary

The past year has been one of viral panic—panic about viruses, that is. Through headlines, public health warnings, and at least one homemade hazmat suit, we were reminded of the powerful force of viruses. They are the smallest living things known to science, yet they can hold the entire planet in their sway. A Planet of Viruses is Carl Zimmer’s eye-opening look at the hidden world of viruses. Zimmer, the popular science writer and author of National Geographic’s award-winning blog The Loom, has updated this edition to include the stories of new outbreaks, such as Ebola, MERS, and chikungunya virus; new scientific discoveries, such as a hundred-million-year-old virus that infected the common ancestor of armadillos, elephants, and humans; and new findings that show why climate change may lead to even deadlier outbreaks. Zimmer’s lucid explanations and fascinating stories demonstrate how deeply humans and viruses are intertwined. Viruses helped give rise to the first life-forms, are responsible for many of our most devastating diseases, and will continue to control our fate for centuries. Thoroughly readable, and as reassuring as it is frightening, A Planet of Viruses is a fascinating tour of a formidable hidden world.

How to Astronaut

How to Astronaut Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Terry Virts
Editor: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 1523512040
FileSize: 799kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 799

DOWNLOAD

How to Astronaut by Terry Virts Summary

"There's something intriguing to be learned on practically every page... [How to Astronaut] captures the details of an extraordinary job and turns even the mundane aspects of space travel into something fascinating."––Publishers Weekly Ride shotgun on a trip to space with astronaut Terry Virts. A born stroyteller with a gift for the surprising turn of phrase and eye for the perfect you-are-there details, he captures all the highs, lows, humor, and wonder of an experience few will ever know firsthand. Featuring stories covering survival training, space shuttle emergencies, bad bosses, the art of putting on a spacesuit, time travel, and much more!

The Hip Hop & Obama Reader

The Hip Hop & Obama Reader Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Travis L. Gosa,Erik Nielson
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199341834
FileSize: 1624kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1624

DOWNLOAD

The Hip Hop & Obama Reader by Travis L. Gosa,Erik Nielson Summary

Featuring a foreword by Tricia Rose and an Afterword by Cathy J. Cohen Barack Obama flipped the script on more than three decades of conventional wisdom when he openly embraced hip hop--often regarded as politically radioactive--in his presidential campaigns. Just as important was the extent to which hip hop artists and activists embraced him in return. This new relationship fundamentally altered the dynamics between popular culture, race, youth, and national politics. But what does this relationship look like now, and what will it look like in the decades to come? The Hip Hop & Obama Reader attempts to answer these questions by offering the first systematic analysis of hip hop and politics in the Obama era and beyond. Over the course of 14 chapters, leading scholars and activists offer new perspectives on hip hop's role in political mobilization, grassroots organizing, campaign branding, and voter turnout, as well as the ever-changing linguistic, cultural, racial, and gendered dimensions of hip hop in the U.S. and abroad. Inviting readers to reassess how Obama's presidency continues to be shaped by the voice of hip hop and, conversely, how hip hop music and politics have been shaped by Obama, The Hip Hop & Obama Reader critically examines hip hop's potential to effect social change in the 21st century. This volume is essential reading for scholars and fans of hip hop, as well as those interested in the shifting relationship between democracy and popular culture.

Understanding the Changing Planet

Understanding the Changing Planet Pdf/ePub eBook Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Committee on Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences in the Next Decade
Editor: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309157230
FileSize: 324kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 324

DOWNLOAD

Understanding the Changing Planet by National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Committee on Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences in the Next Decade Summary

From the oceans to continental heartlands, human activities have altered the physical characteristics of Earth's surface. With Earth's population projected to peak at 8 to 12 billion people by 2050 and the additional stress of climate change, it is more important than ever to understand how and where these changes are happening. Innovation in the geographical sciences has the potential to advance knowledge of place-based environmental change, sustainability, and the impacts of a rapidly changing economy and society. Understanding the Changing Planet outlines eleven strategic directions to focus research and leverage new technologies to harness the potential that the geographical sciences offer.

Masters of the Planet

Masters of the Planet Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ian Tattersall
Editor: St. Martin\'s Press
ISBN: 1137000384
FileSize: 1957kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1957

DOWNLOAD

Masters of the Planet by Ian Tattersall Summary

50,000 years ago – merely a blip in evolutionary time – our Homo sapiens ancestors were competing for existence with several other human species, just as their own precursors had been doing for millions of years. Yet something about our species separated it from the pack, and led to its survival while the rest became extinct. So just what was it that allowed Homo sapiens to become Masters of the Planet? Curator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, Ian Tattersall takes us deep into the fossil record to uncover what made humans so special. Surveying a vast field from initial bipedality to language and intelligence, Tattersall argues that Homo sapiens acquired a winning combination of traits that was not the result of long term evolutionary refinement. Instead it emerged quickly, shocking their world and changing it forever.

Reading the World

Reading the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ann Morgan
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448181569
FileSize: 1370kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1370

DOWNLOAD

Reading the World by Ann Morgan Summary

In 2012, the world arrived in London for the Olympics...and Ann Morgan went out to meet it. She read her way around all the globe’s 196 independent countries (plus one extra), sampling one book from every nation. It wasn't easy. Many languages have next to nothing translated into English; there are tiny, tucked-away places where very little is written down at all; some governments don't like to let works of art leak out to corrupt Westerners. Her literary adventures shed light on the issues that affect us all: personal, political, national and global. Using her quest as a starting point, this book explores questions such as: What is cultural heritage? How do we define national identity? Is it possible to overcome censorship and propaganda? And how can we celebrate, challenge and change our remarkable world?

Into the Planet

Into the Planet Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jill Heinerth
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062691562
FileSize: 490kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 490

DOWNLOAD

Into the Planet by Jill Heinerth Summary

From one of the world’s most renowned cave divers, a firsthand account of exploring the earth’s final frontier: the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planet More people have died exploring underwater caves than climbing Mount Everest, and we know more about deep space than we do about the depths of our oceans. From one of the top cave divers working today—and one of the very few women in her field—Into the Planet blends science, adventure, and memoir to bring readers face-to-face with the terror and beauty of earth’s remaining unknowns and the extremes of human capability. Jill Heinerth—the first person in history to dive deep into an Antarctic iceberg and leader of a team that discovered the ancient watery remains of Mayan civilizations—has descended farther into the inner depths of our planet than any other woman. She takes us into the harrowing split-second decisions that determine whether a diver makes it back to safety, the prejudices that prevent women from pursuing careers underwater, and her endeavor to recover a fallen friend’s body from the confines of a cave. But there’s beauty beyond the danger of diving, and while Heinerth swims beneath our feet in the lifeblood of our planet, she works with biologists discovering new species, physicists tracking climate change, and hydrogeologists examining our finite freshwater reserves. Written with hair-raising intensity, Into the Planet is the first book to deliver an intimate account of cave diving, transporting readers deep into inner space, where fear must be reconciled and a mission’s success balances between knowing one’s limits and pushing the envelope of human endurance.

Blue Planet II

Blue Planet II Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Honeyborne,Mark Brownlow
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1473530075
FileSize: 426kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 426

DOWNLOAD

Blue Planet II by James Honeyborne,Mark Brownlow Summary

Take a deep breath and dive into the mysteries of the ocean. Our understanding of ocean life has changed dramatically in the last decade, with new species, new behaviours, and new habitats being discovered at a rapid rate. Blue Planet II, which accompanies an epic 7-part series on BBC1, is a ground-breaking new look at the richness and variety of underwater life across our planet. From ambush hunters such as the carnivorous bobbit worm to cuttlefish mesmerising their prey with a pulsating light display, Blue Planet II reveals the never-before-seen secrets of the ocean. With over 200 breath-taking photographs and stills from the BBC Natural History Unit's spectacular footage, each chapter of Blue Planet II brings to life a different habitat of the oceanic world. Voyages of migration show how each of the oceans on our planet are connected; coral reefs and arctic ice communities are revealed as thriving underwater cities; while shorelines throw up continual challenges to those living there or passing through. A final chapter explores the science and technology of the Ocean enterprise – not only how they were able to capture these amazing stories on film, but what the future holds for marine life based on these discoveries.

The City Reader

The City Reader Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard T. LeGates,Frederic Stout
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135264120
FileSize: 1766kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1766

DOWNLOAD

The City Reader by Richard T. LeGates,Frederic Stout Summary

The fifth edition of the highly successful City Reader juxtaposes the best classic and contemporary writings on the city. It contains fifty-seven selections including seventeen new contributions by experts including Elijah Anderson, Robert Bruegmann, Michael Dear, Jan Gehl, Harvey Molotch, Clarence Perry, Daphne Spain, Nigel Taylor, Samuel Bass Warner, and others – some of which have been newly written exclusively for The City Reader. Classic writings from Ebenezer Howard, Ernest W. Burgess, LeCorbusier, Lewis Mumford, Jane Jacobs and Louis Wirth, meet the best contemporary writings of Sir Peter Hall, Manuel Castells, David Harvey, Kenneth Jackson. This edition of The City Reader has been extensively updated and expanded to reflect the latest thinking in each of the disciplinary areas included and in topical areas such as sustainable urban development, climate change, globalization, and the impact of technology on cities. The plate sections have been extensively revised and expanded and a new plate section on global cities has been added. The anthology features general and section introductions and introductions to the selected articles. New to the fifth edition is a bibliography listing over 100 of the top books for those studying Cities.

The Human Planet

The Human Planet Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George Steinmetz,Andrew Revkin
Editor: Abrams
ISBN: 1683358805
FileSize: 1921kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1921

DOWNLOAD

The Human Planet by George Steinmetz,Andrew Revkin Summary

A dynamic aerial exploration of our changing planet, published on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day The Human Planet is a sweeping visual chronicle of the Earth today from a photographer who has circled the globe to report on such urgent issues as climate change, sustainable agriculture, and the ever-expanding human footprint. George Steinmetz is at home on every continent, documenting both untrammeled nature and the human project that relentlessly redesigns the planet in its quest to build shelter, grow food, generate energy, and create beauty through art and architecture. In his images, accompanied by authoritative text by renowned science writer Andrew Revkin, we are encountering the dramatic and perplexing new face of our ancient home.