Online Encyclopedia

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Penguin, Feb 21, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 448 pages
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Contents

Physical World 214
214
Political World 216
216
Population 218
218
Mapping 220
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North America 222
222
Canada Alaska and Greenland 224
224
Eastern US 226
226
Western US 228
228

Moon 17
17
Mercury 18
18
Mars 19
19
Saturn 20
20
Neptune 21
21
Extraterrestrial Life 22
22
Asteroids 23
23
Stars 24
24
Universe 26
26
Galaxies 27
27
Rockets 28
28
Space Observatories 29
29
Space Travel 30
30
Astronauts 31
31
Space Shuttle 32
32
Space Stations 33
33
Planet Earth 36
36
Earth Sciences 38
38
Continents 39
39
Oceans 40
40
Islands 42
42
Earthquakes 43
43
Volcanoes 44
44
Mountains 45
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Rocks 46
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Soil 48
48
Atmosphere 49
49
Weather 50
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Winds 51
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Rain 52
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Storms 54
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Erosion 55
55
Rivers 56
56
Caves 57
57
Ice 58
58
Coasts 59
59
Energy Resources 60
60
Climate 62
62
Climate Zones 63
63
Human Impact 64
64
Farming 66
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Fishing 67
67
Life on Earth 70
70
Biology 72
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Cells 73
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Evolution 74
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Fossils 76
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Prehistoric Life 77
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Dinosaurs 78
78
Ecology 80
80
Habitats 82
82
Microorganisms 85
85
Fungi 86
86
Algae 87
87
Plants 88
88
Nonflowering Plants 90
90
Flowering Plants 92
92
Trees 94
94
Animals 96
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Feeding 98
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Senses 99
99
Communication 100
100
Reproduction 101
101
Invertebrates 102
102
Cnidarians 103
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Echinoderms 104
104
Worms 105
105
Mollusks 106
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Arthropods 107
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Arachnids 108
108
Crustaceans 109
109
Insects 110
110
Fish 112
112
Amphibians 114
114
Reptiles 116
116
Birds 118
118
Mammals 120
120
Endangered Species 124
124
Conservation 125
125
Body 128
128
Skeleton 130
130
Muscle 132
132
Skin 133
133
Circulation 134
134
Heart 135
135
Respiration 136
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Lungs 137
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Nervous System 138
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Brain 139
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Eye 140
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Ear 141
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Mouth 142
142
Teeth 143
143
Digestion 144
144
Liver 146
146
Kidneys 147
147
Reproduction 148
148
Growth 149
149
Health 150
150
Disease 151
151
Science 154
154
Measurements 155
155
Matter 156
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Atoms 157
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Time 158
158
Quantum Theory 159
159
Elements 160
160
Chemistry 162
162
Physics 163
163
Forces 164
164
Motion 165
165
Energy 166
166
Nuclear Energy 167
167
Heat 168
168
Materials 170
170
Changing Materials 171
171
Mixtures 172
172
Separating Mixtures 173
173
Alloys 174
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New Materials 175
175
Sound 176
176
Light 178
178
Color 180
180
Lenses 181
181
Electricity 182
182
Magnetism 183
183
Circuits 184
184
Electromagnetism 186
186
Electricity Supply 187
187
Electronics 188
188
Microchips 189
189
Computers 190
190
Networks 191
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Telecommunications 192
192
Robots 194
194
Nanotechnology 195
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Machines 196
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Engines 198
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Transportation 200
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Construction 202
202
Industry 204
204
Manufacturing 205
205
Chemical Industry 206
206
Biotechnology 208
208
Genetics 209
209
Genetic Engineering 210
210
Mexico Central America and the Caribbean 230
230
South America 232
232
Northern South America 234
234
Southern South America 236
236
Africa 238
238
North and West Africa 240
240
East and Central Africa 242
242
Southern Africa 244
244
Europe 246
246
Scandinavia and Iceland 248
248
British Isles 250
250
Western Europe 252
252
Central Europe 254
254
Southeast Europe 256
256
Eastern Europe 258
258
Asia 260
260
Russian Federation and Central Asia 262
262
Western Asia and the Middle East 264
264
Southern Asia 266
266
Eastern Asia 268
268
Southeast Asia 270
270
Australasia and Oceania 272
272
Australia and New Zealand 274
274
Antarctica 276
276
Arctic 277
277
Religion 280
280
Ancient Religions 282
282
Local Religions 283
283
Zoroastrianism 284
284
Confucianism 285
285
Hinduism 286
286
Judaism 287
287
Christianity 288
288
Buddhism 289
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Islam 290
290
Sikhism 291
291
Philosophy 292
292
Societies 294
294
Culture 296
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Media 298
298
Families 300
300
Civil Society 301
301
Economy 302
302
Social Equality 304
304
Politics 306
306
The State 308
308
Law 310
310
Nations 312
312
War 313
313
New World Order 314
314
Global Protest 316
316
Human Rights 317
317
Painting 320
320
Drawing 322
322
Sculpture 323
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Artists 324
324
Photography 325
325
Design 326
326
Decorative Arts 327
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Architecture 328
328
Music 330
330
Musical Instruments 332
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Composition 333
333
Popular Music 334
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Orchestra 335
335
Dance 336
336
Opera 338
338
Writing 339
339
Literature 340
340
Poetry 343
343
Theater 344
344
Cinema 346
346
Writers 348
348
Animation 349
349
Toys 350
350
Home Entertainment 351
351
Sports 352
352
Competitions 354
354
Olympics 356
356
History 360
360
First Modern Humans 362
362
Early Farming 364
364
Megalithic Europe 366
366
Prehistoric Pottery 367
367
Mesopotamia 368
368
First Scripts 369
369
Ancient Egypt 370
370
Middle Eastern Empires 372
372
Mediterranean Seafarers 374
374
Persian Empire 375
375
Ancient Greece 376
376
Chinas First Empire 378
378
Mauryan India 379
379
Early Americans 380
380
Maya 381
381
Ancient Rome 382
382
Celts 383
383
Age of Migrations 384
384
Byzantine Empire 385
385
Islamic Civilization 386
386
Vikings 388
388
Normans 389
389
Medieval Europe 390
390
Mongols 392
392
Imperial China 393
393
Medieval Africa 394
394
Polynesia 396
396
Asian Temple Kingdoms 397
397
Renaissance 398
398
Reformation 399
399
Exploration 400
400
Incas 402
402
Aztecs 403
403
Tudor Age 404
404
Conquistadors 405
405
Thirty Years War 406
406
Mughal India 407
407
American Indians 408
408
Colonial America 409
409
Monarchy 410
410
Scientific Revolution 411
411
Agricultural Revolution 412
412
Slave Trade 413
413
American Revolution 414
414
French Revolution 415
415
The Enlightenment 416
416
Canada 417
417
Industrial Revolution 418
418
South American Independence 420
420
Nationalism 421
421
Age of Empire 422
422
American Civil War 424
424
Australia 425
425
World War I 426
426
Revolutionary Russia 428
428
Revolutionary China 429
429
Asian Conflict 430
430
Fascism 431
431
World War II 432
432
International Organizations 434
434
Cold War 435
435
Timeline of American History 436
436
Timeline of Canadian History 437
437
Index 438
438
Acknowledgments 446
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