• Children's & YA

      Beyond Earth (Third Edition)

      by David Jefferis

      As an alternative to the Future Space series, the two books Beyond Earth and Robot Explorers have been combined and redesigned in a 96-page format to appeal to young adults, i.e. the 10+ age range. Beautiful computer-generated artwork is used to cover such topics as the International Space Station, space telescopes, advanced space travel, the exploration and utilization of the planets and other bodies of our solar system, and even exploration of the nearest stars and beyond, not just in this century but in a distant future that we can only imagine.

    • Children's & YA

      ISS International Space Station

      by David Jefferis

      ISS is an in-depth look at the International Space Station. A project supported by 16 countries, the ISS was inaugurated in 1998 with the launch of the Russian-built control module Zarya. The finished station, a vast orbiting laboratory, will be the largest man-made object built in space and will be manned by a crew of up to seven. Sebastian Quigley’s state-of-the-art computer-generated artwork takes you into the ISS as it will be, exploring the workings of the station and the various modules that make it up. You will learn about the daily life of the crew, their work and leisure, and how the station is provided with supplies and new parts and serviced and repaired – and how the US Space Shuttle delivers major components to the ISS. Dangers and emergencies are also covered. A feature of the book is a spectacular fold-out of the ISS, with a key to all its working parts and modules. The book will reflect the importance of the ISS in future scientific research as well as in further space exploration.

    • Romance & relationships stories (Children's/YA)
      April 2015

      Beyond Reach

      True Calling Book 2

      by Siobhan Davis (Author), Kelly Hartigan (Editor)

      SOME SECRETS ARE WORTH FIGHTING FOR Back on Earth, Ariana is caught in a dangerous crossfire between clandestine rebel organization Clementia and the power-hungry government. Refusing to divulge the location of the secret information entrusted to her by her father, she desperately tries to bargain for her Mom, Lily, and Cal’s rescue. But she’s fighting a losing battle, and the clock is ticking.Conflicted by evidence of fiancé Cal’s apparent betrayal, she loyally defends him despite her concerns. As she grows closer to ex-boyfriend Zane, her heart is increasingly troubled.When the stakes are raised, a succession of shocking revelations rocks her world, setting her on a path that will not only change her destiny but the fate of humanity. Confronted by a memory so abhorrent comes a truth she would do anything to forget. But some things just can’t be undone

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories
      August 2015

      Destiny Rising

      True Calling Book 3

      by Siobhan Davis (Author), Kelly Hartigan (Editor)

      EVERY CHOICE HAS A CONSEQUENCE. Once again, the world is on the brink of momentous change. As revolutionary organization Saoirse prepares to battle the government for control of Earth and Novo, Ariana and those she loves must join humanity’s fight for justice and freedom. As haunted memories resurface, old discoveries and new realities conspire to shatter her world forever. Torn in one direction by her unique connection to childhood sweetheart Zane and pulled in the other by a relentless passion for her fiery fiancé Cal, she must make the hardest decision of all. While embarking on a road to self-discovery, her psychic gift evolves and the full extent of her powerful ability is revealed. Then fate lands another savage blow, and she faces the most horrific choice of all. Forced into striking a deal with the enemy, she must make the ultimate personal sacrifice or risk everything she holds dear. When destiny finally rears its head, what will the future hold?

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories
      May 2015

      Light of a Thousand Stars

      True Calling #2.5

      by Siobhan Davis (Author), Kelly Hartigan (Editor)

      Ariana Skyee has been the center of Zane Anders' world for years. They got together as a couple ten months ago, so Zane finally has the girl of his dreams. Life should be peachy. But it isn't. Haunted by a shared secret that threatens to destroy their relationship and claim their sanity, Zane is on a one-man mission to prevent Ari from falling apart. Then Commander Skyee drops the biggest bombshell of all, and everything Zane has taken for granted about the future is shattered overnight. Always and Forever: That's what Zane has promised Ari. Keeping that promise is about to become the hardest thing he will ever do. THIS IS A NOVELLA - 2.5 IN THE TRUE CALLING SERIES.

    • Children's & YA
      September 2016

      Nefertiti, the Spidernaut

      The Jumping Spider Who Learned to Hunt in Space

      by Darcy Pattison

      Hunger! How does a jumping spider hunt in space? What if you could send an exciting experiment to the International Space Station? In 2011, 18-year-old Amr Mohamed of Alexandria, Egypt got to do just that. He suggested sending a jumping spider to space. Most spiders are passive spiders, just building a web and waiting for prey to come it them. Jumping spiders, by contrast, actively hunt by jumping on prey. The research question was this: what will happen when a jumping spider tries to hunt in a weightless environment? Thus begins the adventure of Nefertiti, the Spidernaut. A Phiddipus johnsonii, or Johnson jumping spider was chosen because she was large enough to photograph well. Amr’s original hypotheses was that the jumping spider would NOT adapt to space and would NOT be able to eat. In 2012, Nefertitti clocked 100 days in space, during which time she circled Earth about 1584 times, traveling about 41,580,000 miles. And she learned to eat. This is a story of change: through the dark and cold, in spite of being weightless and isolated, this amazing spider adapted and learned to hunt. She survived to return to Earth, where she had to re-adapt to Earth’s gravity. Nefertiti’s story of survival inspires hope that we, too, can adapt to a changing world.

    • Space (Children's/YA)
      January 2016

      Earth and Space Science

      by Rose Johnson

      Students often take for granted that many of the basic principles of science we study today were once major discoveries that revolutionized the way humans view our planet (not to mention the universe around it!). In this photograph-packed history of major discoveries in Earth and space science, a chronological tour guides readers through the historical progression of how scientists viewed the world. Biographies of key figures--coupled with fact boxes and sidebars that highlight the later implications of each discovery--make this book a fascinating voyage for both science-lovers and laypeople alike. Our understanding of the world has been built up by observation, deduction and experimentation carried out over thousands of years. This series looks at the discoveries that have changed the way people think about science. It shows how scientists build on the work of earlier thinkers and how a breakthrough can spark a chain of scientific discovery. The books will inspire and inform budding scientists.

    • Educational: Sciences, general science
      June 2016

      The Moon

      by Mary-Jane Wilkins

      Explore the exciting topic of space with this new series specially written for younger readers. Find out about the Sun, the star at the center of our solar system, and the planets in orbit around it. How many planets are there in our solar system, and why does the number keep changing? What is a comet and what is the difference between a meteor and a meteorite? How many astronauts have landed on the Moon?

    • Educational: Sciences, general science
      June 2016

      Earth

      by Mary-Jane Wilkins

      Explore the exciting topic of space with this new series specially written for younger readers. Find out about the Sun, the star at the center of our solar system, and the planets in orbit around it. How many planets are there in our solar system, and why does the number keep changing? What is a comet and what is the difference between a meteor and a meteorite? How many astronauts have landed on the Moon?

    • Educational: Sciences, general science
      June 2016

      The Inner Planets

      by Mary-Jane Wilkins

      Explore the exciting topic of space with this new series specially written for younger readers. Find out about the Sun, the star at the center of our solar system, and the planets in orbit around it. How many planets are there in our solar system, and why does the number keep changing? What is a comet and what is the difference between a meteor and a meteorite? How many astronauts have landed on the Moon?

    • Educational: Sciences, general science
      June 2016

      The Outer Planets

      by Mary-Jane Wilkins

      Explore the exciting topic of space with this new series specially written for younger readers. Find out about the Sun, the star at the center of our solar system, and the planets in orbit around it. How many planets are there in our solar system, and why does the number keep changing? What is a comet and what is the difference between a meteor and a meteorite? How many astronauts have landed on the Moon?

    • Educational: Sciences, general science
      June 2016

      Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors

      by Mary-Jane Wilkins

      Explore the exciting topic of space with this new series specially written for younger readers. Find out about the Sun, the star at the center of our solar system, and the planets in orbit around it. How many planets are there in our solar system, and why does the number keep changing? What is a comet and what is the difference between a meteor and a meteorite? How many astronauts have landed on the Moon?

    • Educational: Sciences, general science
      June 2016

      The Sun

      by Mary-Jane Wilkins

      Explore the exciting topic of space with this new series specially written for younger readers. Find out about the Sun, the star at the center of our solar system, and the planets in orbit around it. How many planets are there in our solar system, and why does the number keep changing? What is a comet and what is the difference between a meteor and a meteorite? How many astronauts have landed on the Moon?

    • Astronomy, space & time

      Solar System Scale Model 1:100 billion (US edition)

      The perfect tool to learn all about our Solar System

      by Rob Walrecht

      This unique product is both a scale model and concise encyclopaedia of the Solar System in one! It consists of sixteen information-packed cards (10x12 cm or 4x5 inch), all pertaining to the Sun, the planets, the Moon, asteroids, comets and the new class to which Pluto now belongs, the dwarf planets. These cards are a quick way to learn all there is to know about these objects, as well as being ideal for youngsters, papers and talks! Primarily, however, it is an exquisite scale model (scale 1:100 billion) of our fascinating Solar System, presenting the best possible representation of the distances within our Solar System as well as the unimaginable emptiness of the universe. This version is made for US customers, as the units used are inches, miles, Fahrenheit etc. In this scale model, the Sun is the size of a marble (14 mm), Jupiter, which is at 8 m/26 ft from the Sun, as large as a plastic pin-head, the Earth (at 1.5 m/5 ft) as large a grain of coarse sand, Mars (at 2.3 m/7.5 ft) as large a grain of fine sand and Pluto, which would now be at 47 m/155 ft from the Sun, as large as a dust particle... The scale model, when completely placed, is 64 m (210 ft) long. The closest next star is at 400 km (250 miles) from the Sun! The cards show the sizes of the Heavenly bodies at scale, as well as these sizes one hundred times ‘enlarged’, for better comparison of the members of our Solar System. Special standards to place them are included and the cards contain holes to be hung on the wall or from sticks. Available are an English version (with metric units), a US version (with inches, miles, Fahrenheit etc.) and a Dutch version.

    • Astronomy, space & time

      Solar System Scale Model 1:100 billion (metric)

      The perfect tool to learn all about our Solar System

      by Rob Walrecht

      The perfect tool to learn all about our Solar System This unique product is both a scale model and concise encyclopaedia of the Solar System in one! It consists of sixteen information-packed cards (10x12 cm or 4x5 inch), all pertaining to the Sun, the planets, the Moon, asteroids, comets and the new class to which Pluto now belongs, the dwarf planets. These cards are a quick way to learn all there is to know about these objects, as well as being ideal for youngsters, papers and talks! Primarily, however, it is an exquisite scale model (scale 1:100 billion) of our fascinating Solar System, presenting the best possible representation of the distances within our Solar System as well as the unimaginable emptiness of the universe. In this scale model, the Sun is the size of a marble (14 mm), Jupiter, which is at 8 m/26 ft from the Sun, as large as a plastic pin-head, the Earth (at 1.5 m/5 ft) as large a grain of coarse sand, Mars (at 2.3 m/7.5 ft) as large a grain of fine sand and Pluto, which would now be at 47 m/155 ft from the Sun, as large as a dust particle... The scale model, when completely placed, is 64 m (210 ft) long. The closest next star is at 400 km (250 miles) from the Sun! The cards show the sizes of the Heavenly bodies at scale, as well as these sizes one hundred times ‘enlarged’, for better comparison of the members of our Solar System. Special standards to place them are included and the cards contain holes to be hung on the wall or from sticks. Available are an English version (with metric units), a US version (with inches, miles, Fahrenheit etc.) and a Dutch version.

    • Astronomy, space & time

      Astroset 'Sterrenkunde is fun!'

      A set of three wonderful astronomical instruments for youngsters

      by Rob Walrecht

      This is a special set made for youngsters, and consisting of three products: the Solar System Scale Model (scale 1:100 billion), the build-it-yourself Star Wheel and the BIY Sundial. The Solar System Scale Model is a ready made product; the two BIY products are made of high quality 400 gram cardboard. It is a very instructive set, consisting of three veru special products.

    • Astronomy, space & time

      Zonnestelselmodel (Solar System Scale Model) 1:100 billion (Dutch)

      The perfect tool to learn all about our Solar System

      by Rob Walrecht

      This unique product is both a scale model and concise encyclopaedia of the Solar System in one! It consists of sixteen information-packed cards (10x12 cm or 4x5 inch), all pertaining to the Sun, the planets, the Moon, asteroids, comets and the new class to which Pluto now belongs, the dwarf planets. These cards are a quick way to learn all there is to know about these objects, as well as being ideal for youngsters, papers and talks! Primarily, however, it is an exquisite scale model (scale 1:100 billion) of our fascinating Solar System, presenting the best possible representation of the distances within our Solar System as well as the unimaginable emptiness of the universe. In this scale model, the Sun is the size of a marble (14 mm), Jupiter, which is at 8 m/26 ft from the Sun, as large as a plastic pin-head, the Earth (at 1.5 m/5 ft) as large a grain of coarse sand, Mars (at 2.3 m/7.5 ft) as large a grain of fine sand and Pluto, which would now be at 47 m/155 ft from the Sun, as large as a dust particle... The scale model, when completely placed, is 64 m (210 ft) long. The closest next star is at 400 km (250 miles) from the Sun! The cards show the sizes of the Heavenly bodies at scale, as well as these sizes one hundred times ‘enlarged’, for better comparison of the members of our Solar System. Special standards to place them are included and the cards contain holes to be hung on the wall or from sticks. Available are an English version (with metric units), a US version (with inches, miles, Fahrenheit etc.) and a Dutch version.

    • Astronomy, space & time
      July 2013

      Astronomy Posters

      Set of 6 posters about astronomy

      by Rob Walrecht

      The many illustrations in the three astronomy books of our 'Enjoying Astronomy' series are a real treasure and were used to publish a set of six astronomy posters (for now in Dutch only). The posters are coupled to the books: 2 posters made from illustrations of one book. The posters are: 1a. Alles beweegt! De bewegingen van Zon en Maan (Everything moves! The movements of the Sun and Moon). It is an overview of the major celestial movements, causing the ‘day’, the ýear’, the seasons, the phases of the Moon, eclipses and more. Size 50 x 70 cm. 1b. The Stars. Everything about stars: their sizes, colours and temperatures, brightness and more. . Size 50 x 70 cm. 2a. Overview of the Solar System. The Solar System in five steps, with the Inner Solar System (up to the Asteroid Belt; the Outer Solar System (the realm of the giant planets); the Kuiper Belt, the Inner Oort Cloud to the Outer Oort Cloud. Size 50 x 70 cm. 2b. The members of the Solar System; comparisons of groups of Solar System objects: the rocky planets, giants, dwarf planets (and candidate dwarf planets!) and satellites (‘moons’). Also a large ‘familie portrait’ with all the members of the Solar System of 1000 km diameter and larger. Finally the Solar System to scale (up to Neptune). Size 50 x 70 cm. 3a – The Universe. An overview of the Universe, in nine step, from the Inner Solar System to a distance of 1 billion light-years and then to the complete Universe. Size 45 x 95 cm, portrait. 3b. Radiation from the Universe. A complete Electromagnetic Spectrum, almost 1 metre wide. Also contains a lot of interesting information about the astronomical importance of different wavelengths, with pictures of the great galaxy M 81 (Ursa Major) in radio wavelengths, infrared, visible light, UV, X-rays, gamma rays and combinations. Size 45 x 95 cm, landscape.

    • Children's & YA

      Beyond Earth

      by David Jefferis

      As an alternative to the Future Space series, the two books Beyond Earth and Robot Explorers have been combined and redesigned in a 96-page format to appeal to young adults, i.e. the 10+ age range. Beautiful computer-generated artwork is used to cover such topics as the International Space Station, space telescopes, advanced space travel, the exploration and utilization of the planets and other bodies of our solar system, and even exploration of the nearest stars and beyond, not just in this century but in a distant future that we can only imagine.

    • Children's & YA

      Beyond Earth (Second Edition)

      by David Jefferis

      As an alternative to the Future Space series, the two books Beyond Earth and Robot Explorers have been combined and redesigned in a 96-page format to appeal to young adults, i.e. the 10+ age range. Beautiful computer-generated artwork is used to cover such topics as the International Space Station, space telescopes, advanced space travel, the exploration and utilization of the planets and other bodies of our solar system, and even exploration of the nearest stars and beyond, not just in this century but in a distant future that we can only imagine.

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