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  • Eyewitness Books: Pond & River (Hardback)

    Eyewitness Books: Pond & River (Hardback)


    "Discover in close-up the ecology of the plants and animals that make freshwater habitats their home." — Front Cover

  • Eyewitness Books: Butterfly & Moth (Hardback)

    Eyewitness Books: Butterfly & Moth (Hardback)


    "Discover the world of butterflies and moths in close-up—their structure, behavior, habitats, and secret life." — Front Cover

  • Eyewitness Books: Tree (Hardback)

    Eyewitness Books: Tree (Hardback)


    "Discover the life of a tree in close-up—from tiny seed to forest giant to woody skeleton." — Front Cover

  • Eyewitness Books: Plant (Hardback)

    Eyewitness Books: Plant (Hardback)


    "Discover the world of plants in close-up—their structure, natural history, and importance in human life." — Front Cover

  • The Volume Library - Book 1

    The Volume Library (2-Volume Hardback Set)


    "The Volume Library, which is revised and updated annually, was designed for interested, well-informed people—students and adults who need an authoritative reference book for their home book-shelves, and parents who want to keep abreast of the subjects their children are studying in school."—Preface

  • Antigone (Unabridged Paperback)

    Antigone (Unabridged Paperback)


    The story of the sons of Oedipus, their sister, their uncle and the revenge of the Greek gods. One of Sophocles' best.

  • Hedda Gabler (Unabridged Paperback)

    Hedda Gabler (Unabridged Paperback)


    "A masterpiece of modern theater, Hedda Gabler is a dark psychological drama whose powerful and reckless heroine has tested the mettle of leading actresses of every generation since its first publication in Norway in 1890." — From the Back Cover

  • A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century (Hardback)

    A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century (Hardback)


    "Beautifully written, careful and thorough in its scholarship...What Ms. Tuchman does superbly is to tell how it was...No one has ever done this better." — The New York Review of Books

  • The Look-It-Up Book of Explorers (Paperback)

    The Look-It-Up Book of Explorers (Paperback)


    "Entertaining and packed with facts, [this book] features concise, exciting accounts of the men and women who first explored our world—and beyond." — Random House, Publisher

  • Clear and Present Danger (Hardback)

    Clear and Present Danger (Hardback)


    "Clancy is known for his abilities to take technical details and weave them into a gripping and fascinating story. Here, he is in top form as he takes Jack Ryan through his paces, including an incredible heart-stopping scene on a Russian runway. Stunning." — Associated Press

  • The Timechart of Military History (Hardback)

    The Timechart of Military History (Hardback)


    "Whether you are fascinated by the period from Sargon to Schwarzkopf, from Wallenstein to Waterloo, you will find something of interest in this fascinating timechart. At the very least, this book will help the reader to put any given conflict in the wider context of history and to put a clear perspective on our own relatively peaceful times, long may they last." — David G. Chandler in the Foreword

  • Compact Atlas of the World, Third Edition (Paperback)

    Compact Atlas of the World, Third Edition (Paperback)


    The Compact Atlas of the World is "invaluable for home, office, or school with over 60 state-of-the-art digital maps and country factfiles." — Front Cover

  • The Handy Science Answer Book, Revised and Expanded Second Edition(Paperback)

    The Handy Science Answer Book, Revised and Expanded Second Edition (Paperback)


    "You had more questions, and we've got more answers!" — Back Cover

  • The Swiss Family Robinson (Paperback)

    The Swiss Family Robinson (Paperback)


    "The enchanting story of a shipwrecked family—a minister, his wife, and four sons, Fritz, Ernest, Francis and Jack—who are cast up on a desert island, build a wonderful house in a tree, and survive so cleverly and happily apart from the world that they never want to be rescued." — From the Back Cover

  • The Hobbit (Paperback)

    The Hobbit (Paperback)


    "This stirring adventure fantasy begins the tale of the Hobbits that was concluded by J. R. R. Tolkien in his bestselling epic The Lord of the Rings."—From the Back Cover

  • The Giver (Paperback)

    The Giver (Paperback)


    "The story of Jonas, a young boy of twelve years, who is selected to become his community's 'Giver.' The Giver is the member of the community who 'alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life.'" — Portions From the Back Cover

  • Around the World in Eighty Days (Paperback)

    Around the World in Eighty Days (Paperback)


    "Realistically utilizing nearly every means of transportation known in the 1870s, Around the World in Eighty Days generated enchantment with scientific progress—and its delightful mixture of fantasy, comedy, and dazzling suspense has kept it a perennially superb entertainment." — From the Back Cover

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (Paperback)

    The Scarlet Pimpernel (Paperback)


    "First published in 1905, The Scarlet Pimpernel is an irresistible novel of love, gallantry, and swashbuckling adventure."—From the Back Cover

  • The Hunt for Red October: A Novel (Hardback)

    The Hunt for Red October: A Novel (Hardback)


    "Red October is first-rate by any standards. A superb example of a highly technical thriller which also contains a superb story. I couldn't put it down." — Jack Higgins, Author of The Eagle Has Landed and Exocet

  • George Washington\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s First War: His Early Military Adventures (Hardback)

    George Washington's First War: His Early Military Adventures (Hardback)


    "Clary's portrait of the young George Washington is a revelation, offering incredible insights into the great Virginian as military thinker. A marvelous historical accomplishment. Highly recommended!" — Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History at Rice University and author of The Wilderness Warrior

  • Where the Red Fern Grows (Paperback)

    Where the Red Fern Grows (Paperback)


    "An exciting tale of love and adventure you'll never forget." — From the Back Cover

  • Halo Cryptum: The Forerunner Saga (Hardback)

    Halo Cryptum: The Forerunner Saga (Hardback)


    "Bornstellar Makes Eternal Lasting is a young rebellious Forerunner. He is a Manipular, untried—yet to become part of the adult Forerunner society where vast knowledge and duty wait. He comes from a family of Builders, the Forerunners' highest and most politically powerful rate." — from the front flap. This book in the Halo series is not from the usual SF military based genre most other Halo books are based upon.

  • Roman Britain: A New History (Hardback)

    Roman Britain: A New History (Hardback)


    "Roman Britain was Britain's first truly historical period, and as such it has deservedly been the subject of many books, especially in the last thirty years. Today, thanks to excavations, scientific techniques and new research, we know far more about this unique mixture of classical and Celtic civilization." — Guy De La Bédoyère, Author

  • Battle Ready (Hardback)

    Battle Ready (Hardback)


    "It is an eye-opening book—a front-row seat to a man, an institution, and a way of war and of peace that together make this an instant classic of military history."—From the Dust Jacket


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