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The Handy Answer Book For Kids And Parents

Author: Gina Misiroglu
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578593247
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Kids ask the darndest things . . . and here are the answers—all in one helpful book! Anyone who has ever been a kid, raised a kid, or spent any time with kids knows that asking questions is a critical part of growing up. Kids have curious minds and they come up with some very interesting questions. But the truth is adults don't always know the answers. The Handy Answer Book for Kids (and Parents) comes to the rescue. Written with a child's imagination in mind, this easy-to-understand book is a launching pad for curious young minds and a life raft for parents at wits end. It addresses nearly 800 queries with enough depth and detail to both satisfy the curiosity of persistent young inquisitors and provide parents with a secure sense of a job well done. It'll equip every parent for those difficult, absurd, or sometimes funny questions from their kids, such as Is there life on Mars? Do rivers ever dry up? Why are there wars? Is there such a thing as a funny bone? Why do dogs bark? Why is the sky blue? Why do people have to grow old? Why do people speak different languages?

The Handy Answer Book For Kids And Parents

Author: Judy Galens
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781578591107
Size: 18.11 MB
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Kids ask the darnedest things. If you've ever tried to fend for yourself in this alien world, you know that a book like this is long overdue. The Handy Answer Book for Kids addresses nearly 800 queries that only a kid can think up. It's easy to understand and organized by simple topical chapters, permitting kids (and parents) to help themselves. Born in a moment of quiet desperation, it easily handles the occasional solitary stumper lobbed like a live grenade, like How many stars are there? It's more than a bunch. What did people use before toothbrushes were invented? With Handy Kids, love means never having to say I don't know. Chapters include Earth, Sky, and Beyond; Me, Myself, and I; My Family and Friends; Being Green (about the plant world); How Things Work; Home Life and School Days; World Tour; Animal Neighbors; and others.

The Handy Answer Book For Kids

Author: Judy Galens
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781578591817
Size: 26.16 MB
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How many suckers does an octopus have on its arms? Why do helium-filled balloons float up in the air? How can cows make so much milk? Do people use more muscles when they smile or when they frown? Kids ask the darndest things. Anyone who has ever been a kid, or had a kid, or hung out with a kid knows that asking questions is what kids do. It happens to be a great way to find out about the world around you. But in their eagerness to investigate, they may occasionally exhaust the immediate resources of their adult answer people. The Handy Answer Book for Kids addresses nearly 800 queries that children might have with enough depth and detail to both satisfy the curiosity of persistent young inquisitors and provide parents with a secure sense of a job well done. Written with a child's imagination in mind, The Handy Answer Book for Kids is easy to understand and organized by simple topical chapters, permitting kids to help themselves. It focuses on subjects that are front-and-center in a child's world, things that are parts of kids' daily lives or that spark their imaginations - from the stars twinkling overhead to earthworms burrowing into the earth to their ever-changing, always-surprising bodies. More than 100 photographs illustrate concepts and enliven the text. Consider The Handy Answer Book for Kids a launching pad for inquisitive young minds. And who knows where they'll go from here?

The Handy Ocean Answer Book

Author: Thomas E. Svarney
Publisher: Omnigraphics
ISBN: 9780780807259
Size: 40.24 MB
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This easy-to-use, comprehensive resource on ocean behavior and myth answers 1,000 questions about such topics as ancient oceans and early life, ocean-air interactions, El Nino, currents, hurricanes, the gulf stream, and much more. 150 photos, including 16-page color insert.

The Handy California Answer Book

Author: Kevin Hile
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 157859622X
Size: 29.39 MB
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California is the country's most populous state. The home of the entertainment industry and silicon valley. It's known for its beaches, its redwood forests, and as the “land of fruit and nuts.” Its people, industries, politicians, climate, and allure captivates the world and draws millions of visitors each year. Exploring the state’s fascinating history, people, myths, culture, and trivia, The Handy California Answer Book takes an in-depth look look at this fascinating, quirky, and diverse state. Learn about the original Indigenous peoples, the Spanish explorers, the independence from Spain, the secession from Mexico, the Gold Rush, the building of the Los Angeles Aqueducts, the earthquakes, the water shortages, and much, much more. Tour landmarks, learn about famous sons and daughters, the sports teams, and the unique character of the state through a combination of facts, stats, and history, as well as the unusual and quirky. This comprehensive guide to California answers more than 1,100 intriguing questions, including How did “Eureka!” become the state motto? Why is a grizzly bear on the state flag when no grizzlies exist in California? Was the coast of California ever attacked by pirates? How did Silicon Valley become a center for the high tech industry?

The Handy Physics Answer Book

Author: Paul W Zitzewitz
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578593573
Size: 41.48 MB
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Eschewing the usual mathematical explanations for physics phenomena, this approachable reference explains complicated scientific concepts in plain English that everyone can understand. Tackling the big issues such as gravity, magnetism, sound, and what really happens in the Large Hadron Collider, this engaging look at physics also spells out why cats always land on their feet, why people appear to have red eyes in photographs, and the real danger of looking at an eclipse. For everyone who ever wondered how a light bulb works or how squirrels avoid electrocution on the power lines, this handbook supplies answers on the physics of everyday life and examines the developments in the exploration of subatomic particles. In addition to the question-and-answer section, an addendum of facts about physicists explains what the Nobel prize is and who has won it, and tells the story of the scientist who was incarcerated for agreeing with Copernicus. Answers more than eight hundred questions about physics, ranging from everyday life applications to the latest explorations in the field.

The Handy Psychology Answer Book

Author: Lisa J Cohen
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578593549
Size: 66.16 MB
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Featuring more than 800 answers to questions of how the human mind and the science of psychology really work, this fascinating discussion gives readers the real facts of modern psychology in a fun, approachable way. Avoiding the entertainment fluff of pop psychology and the dryness of overly academic works, this exploration gives insight into the current science of the mind by answering questions questions such as What makes a marriage last? Why do toddlers have temper tantrums? and What are the benefits of getting older? In addition to the question-and-answer section, an overview looks at the psychology of money, sex, morality, and everyday living.

The Handy American History Answer Book

Author: David Hudson
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578595460
Size: 49.21 MB
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Early civilizations, Native Americans, the English colonies, slavery, the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights begin the journey and lay the foundation for the United States of today. The Handy American History Answer Book takes a walk through the economic, political, and social forces, as well as the military conflicts that created, changed, and built the United States. It explains the impact of the biggest events, the wars, the presidents, lesser-known personalities and figures, sports, music, and much more. This handy primer is a captivating, concise, and convenient history of America and Americans. From Washington to the microchip, Columbus to modern terrorist threats, the Anasazi to the iPhone, The Handy American History Answer Book traces the development of the nation, including the impact of the Civil War, the discovery of gold in California, the inventions, the political and economic crises, and the technology transforming modern culture today. It answers nearly 900 commonly asked questions and offers fun facts about American, its history, and people, including What was the Lost Colony? Who were the robber barons? Was the U.S. mainland attacked during World War II? What was Reaganomics? How many states recognize same-sex marriages?

The Handy English Grammar Answer Book

Author: Christine A. Hult
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578595703
Size: 19.86 MB
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Whether it’s for a professional document, a school paper, an Internet blog, or something more personal, effective communication depends on clear, concise, and grammatically correct writing. Punctuation, spelling, and grammar rules can trip up anyone, while organization and word choice can make writing memorable—or banal. The Handy English Grammar Answer Book is an engaging guide to writing with clarity for all occasions. It offers fundamental principles, grammar rules, and punctuation advice, as well as insights on writing for different occasions and audiences. From a brief history of the English language to the deconstruction—and explanation—of the different parts of a sentence, and from showing how to punctuate correctly to how to organize a well-argued essay, this easy-to-use reference answers nearly 500 questions and offers fun facts on the English language and its usage, including How did English become a language spoken worldwide? What is a sentence fragment? When do I use “that” versus “which”? How do I use materials ethically on my own websites? How do I write an outline? Several appendices, including model papers and sample writing for every occasion, a glossary of commonly used terms, a bibliography, and an index add to the book's usefulness.

The Handy Presidents Answer Book

Author: David L Hudson
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578593603
Size: 44.80 MB
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A complete look at every Presidents' who, what, when, where, why, and, how … Offering an engaging overview of the U.S. presidency and all past presidents, this valuable tome asks a variety of questions, from the trivial to the topical, that further expands one's understanding of America's highest office. With an intriguing range of questions about religious affiliations, unusual backgrounds, and tidbits of odd trivia—from "Which president killed a man in a duel?" to "Who was the first Baptist to become president?"—this reference also covers former presidential candidates, first ladies, key appointments, and election results. Revealing important answers to foreign policy questions and decisions made during times of war, as well as presidential actions in times of economic boom and bust, isolationism and expansion, and economic policies and unusual anecdotes, this fun and absorbing anthology provides a thorough overview of more than 200 years of U.S. presidents.