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Pocket Genius Ocean

Book 18
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Pocket Genius Series : Titles in Order

Book 18
Explore all the wonders of the ocean in one pocket-sized reference guide!

From colossal whales to microscopic plankton, our vast oceans are teeming with a wide range of weird and wonderful plants and animals. This beautifully illustrated reference guide is perfect for budding explorers aged 9-12, teaching and helping them discover the secrets of the underwater kingdom! 

In this go-to reference guide, you’ll find:

   • A clear, informative introduction to oceans – what they are, what creatures they hold, how they affect climate, and how humans are changing them 
   • Divided into chapters based on habitats, from the coastline to the ocean floor 
   • Presents information in bite-sized chunks for both avid and reluctant readers, supported by artworks that explain difficult concepts in a simple way

With nearly 97% of the planet’s water held in the oceans, there is an incredible variety of creatures that call the ocean home. This mini-encyclopedia explores all the different marine habitats from tidal pools and salt marshes to coral reefs and ocean floor ridges, to name a few. Curious kids interested in the seven seas will also learn about how oceans are formed, what causes tsunamis and typhoons and how tidal waves are used to generate electricity. 

This beautifully illustrated reference guide is also the perfect introduction to ocean conservation. Young readers can explore the ways marine experts are working to ensure the survival of our oceans in the wake of global warming. Amazing photography paired with simple information makes Pocket Eyewitness Ocean perfect for all budding explorers!
Book 17
Find out about all 118 elements, the building blocks of matter that make up our entire universe, in this pocket-sized encyclopedia.

Discover all the major elements of the periodic table, arranged in chapters according to their group, including alkaline earth metals, lanthanides, and noble gases. Every important element – from hydrogen via carbon, oxygen, and gold to oganesson (that’s element number 118) – is presented here.

Every entry includes a photo of the element in its raw state or in use, as well as its date of discovery and atomic information as found on the periodic table. Plus here are stunning full-page photos showing elements as you have never seen them before – perhaps inside machinery that you can’t normally delve into; or in stunning macro photography that reveals microscopic details invisible to the human eye.

The Pocket Eyewitness series is perfect for all children, from reluctant readers who can easily digest the key points through to budding Marie Curies and Louis Pasteurs who want to know more about the most essential particles on the planet.
Book 16
From marvelous galleries of the Big Dipper, Little Dipper and other constellations to in-depth looks at Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune and to the moons of Jupiter, comets, and galaxies — not to mention entries on rockets and spacecraft — Pocket Genius: Space opens up the vast and mysterious expanse of space. What is a nebula? Why does an eclipse occur? How does a telescope work? Featuring more than 170 planets, stars, rockets, and rovers, Pocket Genius: Space answers the questions young readers want to know.Redesigned in paperback, DK’s best-selling Pocket Genius series is now available in an engaging compact and economical format that is ideal for both browsing and quick reference for use in school and at home. Catalog entries packed with facts provide at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the book with fun facts such as record breakers and timelines. Each pocket-size encyclopedia is filled with facts on subjects ranging from animals to history, cars to dogs, and Earth to space and combines a child-friendly layout with engaging photography and bite-size chunks of text that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers.
Book 15
From the great white to the tiny dwarf lantern, Pocket Genius: Sharks profiles more than 150 sharks and rays and tells what they eat, where they live, and how fast they swim. Young readers will discover fascinating facts about these predators of the ocean including which species are the fastest, the largest, the smallest, and which are the hunters and the hunted.Redesigned in paperback, DK’s best-selling Pocket Genius series is now available in an engaging compact and economical format that is ideal for both browsing and quick reference for use in school and at home. Catalog entries packed with facts provide at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the book with fun facts such as record breakers and timelines. Each pocket-size encyclopedia is filled with facts on subjects ranging from animals to history, cars to dogs, and Earth to space and combines a child-friendly layout with engaging photography and bite-size chunks of text that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers.
Book 14
Covering the basic principles of science, including matter and materials, energy and forces, and the living world, Pocket Genius: Science is a junior look at science, teaching young readers what things are made of, how things move, and how life works. Touching on biology, chemistry, physics, and more, Pocket Genius: Science answers questions such as Why do lemons taste sour? Where does electricity come from? How do plants make their own food? and more to help explain everyday science in our world.Redesigned in paperback, DK’s best-selling Pocket Genius series is now available in an engaging compact and economical format that is ideal for both browsing and quick reference for use in school and at home. Catalog entries packed with facts provide at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the book with fun facts such as record breakers and timelines. Each pocket-size encyclopedia is filled with facts on subjects ranging from animals to history, cars to dogs, and Earth to space and combines a child-friendly layout with engaging photography and bite-size chunks of text that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers.
Book 13
Profiling nearly 200 types of rocks and minerals from volcanic rocks and granite to sparkling diamonds and explosive sulfur, Pocket Genius: Rocks and Minerals digs deep beneath the surface, informing young readers what each rock is made of, how they are formed and what they are used for, how to be a rock collector, and how to identify rocks and minerals. Also highlighting landmarks such as Devils Tower, Giant’s Causeway, and Shiprock Pinnacle, this Pocket Genius title shows how rocks and minerals play a part in the formation of each.Redesigned in paperback, DK’s best-selling Pocket Genius series is now available in an engaging compact and economical format that is ideal for both browsing and quick reference for use in school and at home. Catalog entries packed with facts provide at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the book with fun facts such as record breakers and timelines. Each pocket-size encyclopedia is filled with facts on subjects ranging from animals to history, cars to dogs, and Earth to space and combines a child-friendly layout with engaging photography and bite-size chunks of text that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers.
Book 12
From tiny rats and bats to giant elephants and blue whales, our planet is home to an incredible variety of mammals. Featuring almost 200 profiles of individual species as well, Pocket Genius: Mammals looks at humans, whales, wallabies, camels, and more, highlighting facts on anatomy, behavior, diet, habitats, and classification, plus extinction and conservation efforts to save endangered species.Redesigned in paperback, DK’s best-selling Pocket Genius series is now available in an engaging compact and economical format that is ideal for both browsing and quick reference for use in school and at home. Catalog entries packed with facts provide at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the book with fun facts such as record breakers and timelines. Each pocket-size encyclopedia is filled with facts on subjects ranging from animals to history, cars to dogs, and Earth to space and combines a child-friendly layout with engaging photography and bite-size chunks of text that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers.
Book 11
Discover the fascinating world of inventions and technology. From the first tools to the latest gadgets, Pocket Genius: Inventions showcases key inventors and inventions that changed the world from air, space, water, and land transportation to everyday objects in the home, medical tools and aids, plus telescopes, roller coasters, satellites, and robots, and a look at future technologies. Redesigned in paperback, DK’s best-selling Pocket Genius series is now available in an engaging compact and economical format that is ideal for both browsing and quick reference for use in school and at home. Catalog entries packed with facts provide at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the book with fun facts such as record breakers and timelines. Each pocket-size encyclopedia is filled with facts on subjects ranging from animals to history, cars to dogs, and Earth to space and combines a child-friendly layout with engaging photography and bite-size chunks of text that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers.
Book 10
Focusing on bones and joints, blood and the heart, lungs and breathing, the digestive system, brain, nerves, senses, and the life cycle, Pocket Genius: Human Body is a head-to-toe look at our body and how it works. With images and content appropriate for young readers, Pocket Genius: Human Body looks at this amazing machine from the outer skin to the tiniest cells and tackles tough questions like, What are reflexes? Why do we need food? and How does the heart beat?Redesigned in paperback, DK’s best-selling Pocket Genius series is now available in an engaging compact and economical format that is ideal for both browsing and quick reference for use in school and at home. Catalog entries packed with facts provide at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the book with fun facts such as record breakers and timelines. Each pocket-size encyclopedia is filled with facts on subjects ranging from animals to history, cars to dogs, and Earth to space and combines a child-friendly layout with engaging photography and bite-size chunks of text that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers.
Book 9
From the biggest Shire horse to the smallest pony, horses have been invaluable to people in work, sports, and leisure for centuries. Featuring more than 125 individual breeds of horses, ponies, and their cousins — zebras, mules, and donkeys — Pocket Genius: Horses looks at the anatomy and behavior of these beautiful animals at work and play. Young readers can learn about their color, markings, and evolution, plus read up on mythical horses, horses in literature, and famous stud farms around the world in this pocket-size encyclopedia.Redesigned in paperback, DK’s best-selling Pocket Genius series is now available in an engaging compact and economical format that is ideal for both browsing and quick reference for use in school and at home. Catalog entries packed with facts provide at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the book with fun facts such as record breakers and timelines. Each pocket-size encyclopedia is filled with facts on subjects ranging from animals to history, cars to dogs, and Earth to space and combines a child-friendly layout with engaging photography and bite-size chunks of text that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers.
Book 8
A visual look at the planet we call home, Pocket Genius: Earth delves into Earth’s geology and geography, examining oceans, mountains, deserts, clouds, and more. From sky-high mountains to deep, dark oceans and densely packed forests, Pocket Genius: Earth profiles more than 180 of Earth’s features including volcanoes, rivers, and weather and answers questions like What causes an earthquake? Where is the world’s largest glacier?, and Why is climate change happening?Redesigned in paperback, DK’s best-selling Pocket Genius series is now available in an engaging compact and economical format that is ideal for both browsing and quick reference for use in school and at home. Catalog entries packed with facts provide at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the book with fun facts such as record breakers and timelines. Each pocket-size encyclopedia is filled with facts on subjects ranging from animals to history, cars to dogs, and Earth to space and combines a child-friendly layout with engaging photography and bite-size chunks of text that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers.
Book 7
Ideal for every young dog lover, Pocket Genius: Dogs is packed with information that makes learning about dogs even more exciting. How did dogs evolve? Find out! Read about dog anatomy, their senses, and their intelligence. With 194 catalog entries of individual dog breeds from Great Danes to tiny terriers, Pocket Genius: Dogs details each group from working dogs to companion dogs and explains domestication and breed classifications.Redesigned in paperback, DK’s best-selling Pocket Genius series is now available in an engaging compact and economical format that is ideal for both browsing and quick reference for use in school and at home. Catalog entries packed with facts provide at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the book with fun facts such as record breakers and timelines. Each pocket-size encyclopedia is filled with facts on subjects ranging from animals to history, cars to dogs, and Earth to space and combines a child-friendly layout with engaging photography and bite-size chunks of text that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers.
Book 6
Pocket Genius: Dinosaurs profiles more than 140 prehistoric animals and features fossils, skeletons, anatomy, and history as well as species including dinosaurs on land, winged pterosaurs in the sky, and a range of sea monsters in the ocean. Find out what they looked like, where they lived, how they ate, and about the fossils they’ve left behind and their relatives that still roam the Earth today.Redesigned in paperback, DK’s best-selling Pocket Genius series is now available in an engaging compact and economical format that is ideal for both browsing and quick reference for use in school and at home. Catalog entries packed with facts provide at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the book with fun facts such as record breakers and timelines. Each pocket-size encyclopedia is filled with facts on subjects ranging from animals to history, cars to dogs, and Earth to space and combines a child-friendly layout with engaging photography and bite-size chunks of text that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers.
Book 5
From the factory to the road, browse through more than 170 cool cars — from hatchbacks to hybrids — in Pocket Genius: Cars. Trace the history of the automobile from early vintage cars to modern concept cars, limousines to coupes, and minivans to sports cars in this compact-size reference guide perfect for children ages 8–12.Redesigned in paperback, DK’s best-selling Pocket Genius series is now available in an engaging compact and economical format that is ideal for both browsing and quick reference for use in school and at home. Catalog entries packed with facts provide at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the book with fun facts such as record breakers and timelines. Each pocket-size encyclopedia is filled with facts on subjects ranging from animals to history, cars to dogs, and Earth to space and combines a child-friendly layout with engaging photography and bite-size chunks of text that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers.
Book 4
Whether it’s the industrious ant, the breathtaking Monarch butterfly, or the multi-legged centipede, children will discover the fastest, strongest, and most harmful species in Pocket Genius: Bugs. Profiling more than 200 insects and bugs, from beetles and butterflies to spiders and scorpions, find out what bugs eat, which are poisonous, which live the longest, and which can be found in your own backyard. Plus, learn about the products we get from bugs, such as honey, ink, silk, and jewelry, and how bugs and insects play important roles in our world.Redesigned in paperback, DK’s best-selling Pocket Genius series is now available in an engaging compact and economical format that is ideal for both browsing and quick reference for use in school and at home. Catalog entries packed with facts provide at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the book with fun facts such as record breakers and timelines. Each pocket-size encyclopedia is filled with facts on subjects ranging from animals to history, cars to dogs, and Earth to space and combines a child-friendly layout with engaging photography and bite-size chunks of text that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers.

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