• Dietetics & nutrition
      May 2013

      Challenges and Opportunities for Change in Food Marketing to Children and Youth

      Workshop Summary

      by Heather Breiner, Lynn Parker, and Steve Olson, Rapporteurs; Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention; Food and Nutrition Board; Institute of Medicine

      The childhood obesity epidemic is an urgent public health problem. The most recent data available show that nearly 19 percent of boys and about 15 percent of girls aged 2-19 are obese, and almost a third of U.S. children and adolescents are overweight or

    • Dietetics & nutrition
      November 2013

      Creating Equal Opportunities for a Healthy Weight

      Workshop Summary

      by Heather Breiner, Lynn Parker, and Steve Olson, Rapporteurs; Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention; Food and Nutrition Board; Institute of Medicine

      Creating Equal Opportunities for a Healthy Weight is the summary of a workshop convened by the Institute of Medicine's Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention in June 2013 to examine income, race, and ethnicity, and how these factors inters

    • August 2012

      The Sonority Controversy

      by Steve Parker

      In linguistics, the notion of sonority is correlated with the relative loudness of speech sounds. Sonority is often claimed to be a governing force in the organization of sounds into syllables. However, there is widespread disagreement about how sonority

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      May 2014

      THE ILLUSTRATED HANDBOOK OF FOSSILS

      A practical directory and identification aid to more than 300 plant and animal fossils

      by Steve Parker

      This superb visual directory profiles some of the most fascinating fossils on the planet, with fine photographs of some of the world CLICK HERE TO READ THE

    • Rocks, minerals & fossils

      The World Encyclopedia of Fossils & Fossil-Collecting

      An illustrated reference guide to over 375 plant and animal fossils from around the globe and how to identify them, with over 950 photographs and artworks

      by Steve Parker

      Fossils offer an unparalleled insight into the amazing history of our planet. This practical volume explains the best ways to hunt fossils, including how to plan a field trip and present your finds. A directory provides a visual guide to more than 375 fos

    • Science & technology: general interest (Children's/YA)
      June 2012

      FIND OUT ABOUT THE BODY

      A fascinating fact file and learn-it-yourself book, with 17 projects and over 250 pictures

      by Steve Parker

      The human body is one of the most amazing things in the world. You breathe without thinking in order to keep your body supplied with life-giving oxygen. You blink your eyelids to keep your eyes protected with moisture. Your rumbling stomach tells you when

    • Science & technology: general interest (Children's/YA)
      June 2012

      FIND OUT ABOUT MAGNETS

      A fascinating fact file and learn-it-yourself book, with 15 projects and over 200 pictures

      by Steve Parker

      Whether you know it or not, there are magnets hidden everywhere: in compasses, in hairdryers, in telephones, and in computers. This book takes the reader through the different uses and aspects of magnetism: how magnets make engines work, how they can help

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      May 2009

      Fossil Hunting

      The expert guide to finding and identifying fossils and creating a collection

      by Steve Parker

      Fossil Hunting The expert guide to finding and identifying fossils and creating a collection Steve Parker CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Children's & YA
      February 2014

      SHOW ME HOW: NATURE PROJECTS

      Fun-to-do projects for kids shown step by step

      by Steve Jane Parker

      Combining learning and play, this book is designed to introduce young children to nature study with fascinating practical examples. The projects include bark and leaf rubbings, a miniature pond, a book of pressed flowers, and Alf and Freda the alfalfa spr

    • Children's & YA
      May 2014

      SHOW ME HOW: I CAN DO SCIENCE

      Fun-to-do experiments for kids, shown step by step

      by Steve Jane Parker

      The world around us is a source of incredible wonder and amazement to children. This book will reveal and explain how things work, and respond to youngsters <a href="http://www.annesspublishing.com/mint_pageturn/excite/preview/218020233" target="_blank

    • Wildlife (Children's/YA)
      October 2014

      DO ANIMALS NEED UMBRELLAS?

      And other questions and answers about life in the wild

      by Steve Parker Graham Rosewarne

      Do animals carry umbrellas or wear winter clothes? Of course they don't! In nature, animals have to survive using only their own bodies. Creatures in cold climates have thick fur, feathers or fat to keep them warm. Those that live in dry places need to dr

    • Wildlife (Children's/YA)
      October 2014

      DO ANIMALS GO TO SCHOOL?

      And other questions and answers about animal survival

      by Steve Parker Graham Rosewarne

      Do you think animals go to school? Of course not! They don t sit at desks or learn to read, write and do sums like we do. But think a bit harder. Although animals don t go to school in a special building, they do have to learn important lessons to survive

    • Wildlife (Children's/YA)
      September 2014

      WHY DO BUGS BITE AND STING?

      And other questions and answers about creepy crawlies

      by Steve Parker

      Bugs, creepy crawlies, minibeasts... these are names we use for all sorts of small creatures, including beetles, flies and other insects, spiders, scorpions and other arachnids, snails, slugs and other molluscs, centipedes, millipedes, leeches and worms.

    • Dinosaurs & prehistoric world (Children's/YA)
      September 2014

      DID DINOSAURS LAY EGGS?

      And other questions and answers about prehistoric reptiles

      by Steve Parker Graham Rosewarne

      Would you like a pet dinosaur? A small one might seem cute and friendly... but what would it eat? Should you take it for walks? Dinosaurs lived a very long time ago. Their world was very different to the one in which we live today.We know about prehistori

    • Transport (Children's/YA)
      January 2015

      EXPLORING SCIENCE: TRAINS, RAILWAYS, TUNNELS, SIGNALS, DIESEL, STEAM

      With 10 easy-to-do experiments and 230 exciting pictures

      by Michael Harris Steve Parker

      Railways revolutionized the day-to-day lives of ordinary people around the world. This book charts the development of trains, from the early horse-drawn wagons used in mines and the first steam locomotives to the comfort and convenience of modern, streaml

    • Animal stories (Children's/YA)
      February 2015

      FROG'S DIARY

      A Year in My Life

      by Steve Parker

      Well, here we go my very own diary! I think I should start with a few notes about me. I m a frog. I ve got two big eyes to see my food and one wide mouth to gulp it down. I ve got a tubby green body, two strong back legs for leaping with, and two small

    • Animal stories (Children's/YA)
      March 2015

      ANT'S DIARY

      A Year in My Life

      by Steve Parker

      I have a few minutes to spare, so I can begin my diary at last. Here are a few facts about me, my ant sisters and my friends. Ants are tiny. Ants brains are even tinier. We don t have much room for learning, but we are born knowing all we need to know

    • Science & technology: general interest (Children's/YA)
      July 2018

      MY GIANT BOOK OF SCIENCE PROJECTS

      Fun and easy learning Simple step-by-step experiments

      by Steve Parker and Jane Parker

      The world around us is a source of incredible wonder and amazement to children. This book will reveal and explain how things work, and will respond to youngsters' first questions. It encourages readers to carry out their own practical experiments, instill

    • Wildlife (Children's/YA)
      July 2018

      MY GIANT BOOK OF NATURE PROJECTS

      Fun and easy learning Simple step-by-step experiments

      by Steve Parker and Jane Parker

      Combining learning and play, this book is designed to introduce young children to nature study with fascinating practical examples. The exciting projects include bark and leaf rubbings, a miniature pond, a book of pressed flowers, and a garden grown from

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