In the large graphic style popularized by Dorling Kindersley and Usborne, London-based publisher Weldon Owen has created a series of children’s reference books designed to “capture the imagination and stimulate curiosity” in its young readers. We’ve just added some of these hard-to-find references to our online catalog, making them available to our customers not only in their originating UK, but also to educators and students in the USA, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Canada.
Each 56-page reference book in the series features large, captioned color illustrations, and a table of contents and an index for quick topical access.
Using the structure from the Table of Contents, educators may take these references one step further and build their own lesson plans and unit studies. These books also make ideal references for your family’s personal home library.
Below is our current selection of these oversize volumes. If you have some that you’d like to have listed in our catalog, we invite you to consign with us.
Discoveries Series from Weldon Owen
What are the strongest winds on Earth? Why would a tropical beach feel hotter than the Sahara Desert? How did Anders Celsius change the way temperature is measured? What is the coldest place on Earth? When are raindrops coloured red? The answers and more are contained in this brightly illustrated children's reference book.
This children's reference contains both color photos and illustrations documenting the history and science behind our unstable world's earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
"Insects are among the most successful creatures in the living world. ... More than a million species of insect have been identified, which means that they outnumber all other animal species put together." — From "The Great Success Story" (page 6)
One of the oldest towns in the world (7000 B.C.), Çatal Hüyük, in southern Turkey, became a busy trading center, especially due to its wealth in obsidian, a black volcanic glass used to make utensils and tools, even makeup mirrors. Read about the growth of trade and exploration in this generously illustrated children's reference.
"The world is full of dangerous animals with powerful weapons for capturing prey and fighting off predators." — From "Why are animals dangerous?" (page 6)
"The civilisation we call ancient Egypt started about 5,000 years ago, when the rule of the pharaohs began. They made Egypt a rich and powerful nation, admired throughout the ancient world." — From "Power of the Pharaohs" (page 8)