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The world's best-selling advanced-level dictionary for learners of English.
The Oxford Mini School French Dictionary is the perfect bilingual dictionary for pupils learning French. The two sides of the dictionary are clearly divided into French-English and English-French, with an essential verb table list in the centre with essential English translations for the different tenses. The headwords are carefully selected to suit beginners, and particular attention is given to computing, word-processing, and ICT terms. In line with curriculum requirements, there is a special section dedicated to vocabulary and phrases on French life and culture. The simple layout, the alphabet down the side of each page, and the clear print will help pupils navigate around the dictionary and take them straight to the translation they are looking for. This dictionary comes in a handy mini-size format with a new eco-friendly binding, perfect for school bags and for taking on holiday. For free downloadable fun activities in French, go online to the www.oxforddictinaries.com website.
The Oxford Mini School Thesaurus is the best quick reference tool for students ten years plus, ideal for primary school leavers about to start secondary school. Packed with information, it includes thousands of entries, and carefully-levelled examples to lead the student to the most appropriate synonym. Specially highlighted information on overused words and topic words, makes finding the word you are looking for quick and easy. It is powered by the Oxford Children’s Corpus, a unique database of millions of words of writing for children. An extended supplement on Top 10 Tips for Writing gives pupils all the writing support they need. The clear and accessible design, headwords in blue, the alphabet down the side of every page, makes navigation easy. The Oxford Mini School Thesaurus is compact enough to fit into any pocket, comes with a new eco-friendly cover, and is perfect to use at home and at school. It is the ideal companion to the Oxford Mini School Dictionary. Plus, for free downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities, go online to the www.oxforddictionaries.com/school website.
This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date paperback dictionary of botany available. It contains over 5,500 clear and concise entries on all aspects of botany, including biochemistry, plant physiology, cytology, ecology, genetics, evolution, biogeography, molecular biology, and the earth sciences. Classification is comprehensive and wide-ranging: approximately one-third of the entries are devoted to taxonomic groups, from bacteria and fungi to the main groups of flowering and non-flowering plants. Helpful cross-referencing throughout makes it a breeze to find exactly what you are looking for. This edition also includes biographical notes supplying context on important individuals in the field. This fascinating dictionary is invaluable to students, amateur botanists and naturalists, and essential reading for anyone with an interest in plants and their environments. It will also provide a useful reference tool for students and others with interests in agriculture, horticulture, physical geography, and related fields.
An authoritative and expert directory of the tree species of the world, comprising an illustrated identifier with detailed descriptions and winter and summer profiles, and a fascinating introduction to the tree, its parts and life-cycle, all shown with 800 artworks and photographs.
There are currently 10,000 known living species of birds. Believed to have evolved from dinosaurs 150 million years ago, birds are some of the most fascinating creatures on Planet Earth. They can be found in all climates, can live on land or sea, and range in size from hummingbirds to ostriches. They can be pets or prey. They are often social animals that flock, mob predators, hunt and migrate together. They communicate through visual signals, calls and song. The Encylopedia of Birds profiles more than 400 species from all continents and climates. With a broad sweep from the greater flamingo to the snowy owl, from the golden eagle to the canary, from the puffin to the green kingfisher, The Encylopedia of Birds is a celebration of one of the most intriguing life forms on the planet.
Guinness World Records 2014 brings together thousands of the planet’s most awe-inspiring people, pets and products, including new record-holders such as a skateboarding goat, a 15-metre-long robot dragon, the world’s furriest cat and a king-size drumkit that needs five people to play it! Packed to bursting with new and updated achievements, Guinness World Records 2014 features an all-new design and more images than we’ve ever had before – including over 100 all-new original photographs you won’t find anywhere else. New topics this year include Superheroes, Venom, and Social Networking, and feature chapters on the Circus and Dynamic Earth round off our most exciting and explosive edition yet. And finally, jumping off the page this year are even more Officially Amazing Augmented Reality features. Just download the free app to your phone or tablet device and look for the “See-It-3D” icons scattered throughout the book.
This driving atlas covers South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe & Mozambique. This pictorial journey of Southern Africa divides the region into 7 major driving routes. Each driving route opens with pictorial spread; containing strip map showing distances & places along the route. Beautiful images show the reader the visual. Journey they are about to drive. Following this, the route is split into smaller more detailed routes covering; areas of interest along the route. Sites of special interest are highlighted in more detail with images or maps. 60 top sites along each route are covered as a double page, with more detailed mapping & images. The town plans section has 96 city & town maps, covering all the capital cities & important towns along the chosen route. The comprehensive road atlas has 64 pages of seamless mapping covering the entire Southern African. Region at a scale of 1,5 million. The resource section has 11 pages of contact details & listings of tour operators & tourist authorities.