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Awareness children’s encyclopaedia of knowledge
Set of 14 books 60-100pp

[Series ISBN 978-1-77008-434-6]
[Poster ISBN 978-1-77008-450-6]

Excellent resource material for school projects!

| Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3 | Volume 4 |
| Volume 5 | Volume 6 | Volume 7 | Volume 8 |
| Volume 9 | Volume 10 | Volume 11 |
| Volume 12 | Volume 13 | Volume 14 |

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Volume 1
Your amazing body: From your head to your toes

ISBN 978-1-77008-435-3

[60pp]

An introduction to the human body, talking about how your body changes as you grow and showing the different parts. The book explains how various parts of the body work and what happens to your body when you become ill.

This book contains a Glossary. 

Revised and updated for southern Africa by Dr Erató-Nadia Bizos, Renée van der Wiel and Monique le Riché.

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Contents

  • Chapter 1: How you grow and change

  • What you are made of

  • How you started

  • Becoming fully grown

  • Chapter 2: Your super-structure

  • Your bones

  • Your teeth

  • Your muscles

  • Your skin

  • Your hair and nails

  • Chapter 3: Your incredible brain

  • Your brain and nervous system

  • Chapter 4: Food for thought

  • Eating and drinking

  • Vitamins

  • Other things in food

  • Chapter 5: Take a deep breath

  • Breathing in and out

  • Chapter 6: The heart of you

  • Your heart

  • Your blood

  • Chapter 7: Feeling good

  • When your body aches

  • Drugs and allergies

  • Did you know …?


Volume 2
Animals through the ages: From African pythons to zebras

ISBN 978-1-77008-436-0

[72pp]

An introduction to the animals that lived long ago, and that live now, all around the world. The book talks about many kinds of animals, reptiles and birds, as well as humans.

This book contains a Glossary.

Revised and updated for southern Africa by Dr Erató-Nadia Bizos, Renée van der Wiel and Monique le Riché.

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Contents

  • Chapter 1: When dinosaurs walked the Earth

  • Dinosaurs

  • Why the dinosaurs disappeared

  • Collecting dinosaur facts

  • Types of dinosaurs

  • Chapter 2: Reptiles and scaly things

  • Reptiles

  • Crocodiles and alligators

  • Snakes

  • Turtles

  • Lizards

  • Chapter 3: Feathered friends

  • All about birds

  • Nests and eggs

  • Birds in flight

  • Bird songs

  • Protecting birds

  • Chapter 4: Incredible creatures from long ago

  • Mammals

  • The first mammals on Earth

  • Collecting mammal facts

  • Chapter 5: Meet some mammals from a to z

  • Follow the alphabet to some of your favourite mammals

  • Chapter 6: Where do you fit in?

  • The first people on Earth

  • Did you know …?


Volume 3
Blast off to space: Astronauts, rockets and moonwalks

ISBN 978-1-77008-437-7

[76pp]

An introduction to space travel and an astronaut’s life in space. The book looks at the history and development of spacecrafts, space explorers and space scientists’ new ideas and plans for the future.

This book contains a Glossary. 

Revised and updated for southern Africa by Dr Erató-Nadia Bizos, Renée van der Wiel and Monique le Riché.

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Contents

  • Chapter 1: Out of this world

  • All about space

  • Space dangers: Radiation and meteoroids

  • Chapter 2: Super-spacecrafts

  • All about rockets

  • Orbits and gravity

  • Spacecrafts

  • Space shuttles

  • Satellites

  • Chapter 3: Three cheers for astronauts

  • Preparing astronauts for space travel

  • Astronauts in outer space

  • Keeping astronauts healthy

  • Chapter 4: Lift-off and landing

  • Mission control

  • 3-2-1 Blast off!

  • Coming back to Earth

  • Chapter 5: Landing on the Moon

  • The Apollo space programme

  • Getting around on the Moon

  • Chapter 6: Get set for the future

  • Space probes

  • Visiting other planets

  • Space stations and colonies

  • Did you know …?

  • Manned missions to remember


Volume 4
Insects, frogs and fish: Wild, weird and wonderful

ISBN 978-1-77008-438-4

[76pp]

An introduction to many of the creatures that live on land and in the sea. The book looks at insects, spiders, fish, boneless creatures and amphibians. It explains how all these creatures behave, and how some of them help people and others harm people.

This book contains a Glossary.

Revised and updated for southern Africa by Dr Erató-Nadia Bizos, Renée van der Wiel and Monique le Riché.

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Contents

  • Chapter 1: Insects

  • All about insects

  • The amazing ant

  • Bees and wasps

  • Moths, butterflies and the “magical” caterpillar

  • Super-pests: Flies, termites, mosquitoes and “roaches”

  • What’s in a name?

  • Chapter 2: Spiders and other crawling things

  • All about spiders

  • Spiders and their webs

  • Black widow spiders and tarantulas

  • Daddy-long-legs, scorpions, mites and ticks

  • Chapter 3: Something fishy

  • Facts about fish

  • Super-swimmers

  • Sharks and piranhas

  • Sea serpents and electric eels

  • Flying fish, goldfish, sea horses and mermaids

  • Chapter 4: No bones about it

  • Animals that live in shells

  • The amazing octopus

  • More boneless wonders

  • Chapter 5: Animals with double lives

  • Fantastic amphibians

  • Frogs

  • Toads

  • Salamanders

  • Did you know …?


Volume 5
Cars, trains and other wheels: Rolling along

ISBN 978-1-77008-439-1

[80pp]

An introduction to the way people go from place to place, showing what the world was like before we invented the wheel, and what it is like now. The book looks at bicycles, cars, trains, buses, trucks and many other amazing vehicles, and explains how they all work.

This book contains a Glossary.

Revised and updated for southern Africa by Dr Erató-Nadia Bizos, Renée van der Wiel and Monique le Riché.

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Contents

  • Chapter 1: A world without wheels

  • Walking

  • Riding on animals

  • Skis, skates and sleds

  • Chapter 2: The amazing wheel

  • Wheels, wheels, wheels

  • Chariots, carriages, coaches and wagons

  • Bicycles

  • Bikes for kids

  • Unusual cycles

  • Cycles with engines

  • Chapter 3: All aboard!

  • The first trains

  • Today’s railway trains

  • Freight trains

  • Tunnels and underground trains

  • Trams, cable cars and monorails

  • Today’s supertrains

  • Chapter 4: Start your engine!

  • The first motor cars

  • Henry Ford and the Model T

  • Engines and fuel

  • Rules of the road

  • Supercars of today and tomorrow

  • Chapter 5: Big wheels: Buses and trucks

  • Buses

  • Trucks

  • Vehicles with special jobs

  • 4x4s and SUVs

  • Fire engines and ambulances

  • Did you know …?


Volume 6
Machines and technology: Gears and gadgets

ISBN 978-1-77008-440-7

[68pp]

An introduction to the machines that were invented to help us do our jobs and activities more easily. The book covers everything from wheels and gears to computers and robots.

This book contains a Glossary. 

Revised and updated for southern Africa by Dr Erató-Nadia Bizos, Renée van der Wiel and Monique le Riché.

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Contents

  • Chapter 1: Machines from the inside out

  • Marvellous machines

  • Chapter 2: Leave it to levers

  • Levers in our everyday lives

  • Chapter 3: The incredible inclined plane

  • Inclined planes

  • Wedges

  • Screws

  • Chapter 4: Round and round, up and down

  • Let’s take a spin with wheels

  • Pulleys all around us

  • Chapter 5: Take action with gears, cranks and springs

  • Get into gear!

  • Crank it up!

  • Spring into action!

  • Chapter 6: Who invented …?

  • Machines and the written word

  • Machines and the clothes we wear

  • Machines and the things we do

  • Chapter 7: The future is here

  • The electronic age: Computers and digital displays

  • Video games

  • Robots

  • Did you know …?


Volume 7
A guide to planet Earth: From the ground up

ISBN 978-1-77008-441-4

[72pp]

An introduction to our planet and everything in it and on it, from the structure of the Earth to its land, oceans, weather and plants.

This book contains a Glossary.

Revised and updated for southern Africa by Dr Erató-Nadia Bizos, Renée van der Wiel and Monique le Riché.

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Contents

  • Chapter 1: The Earth under your feet

  • Earth’s past

  • Rocks and minerals

  • Soil

  • Chapter 2: The Earth in motion

  • Fiery volcanoes

  • When the Earth shakes

  • Chapter 3: Wet and wild

  • Oceans, seas and rivers

  • Waves, currents and tides

  • Frozen water

  • Chapter 4: How’s the weather?

  • Weather and climate

  • Global warming and the greenhouse effect

  • Forecasting the weather

  • Clouds, fog, dew and frost

  • It’s windy outside!

  • Tornadoes and hurricanes

  • Chapter 5: Stormy weather

  • Rain

  • Thunder and lightning

  • Freezing rain and snow

  • Chapter 6: The Earth in bloom!

  • All about plants

  • Seeds

  • Leaves

  • Did you know …?


Volume 8
Science can be super: Sound, light and air

ISBN 978-1-77008-442-1

[84pp]

An introduction to science. The book explores scientific facts about sound and how we hear it, and light and how light behaves. The book also talks about what air is.

This book contains a Glossary.

Revised and updated for southern Africa by Dr Erató-Nadia Bizos, Renée van der Wiel and Monique le Riché.

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Contents

  • Chapter 1: Listen to the sounds

  • Sound and how we hear

  • Sound waves at work

  • Chapter 2: Music to our ears

  • The sound of music

  • Piano

  • Guitar

  • Violin

  • Wind instruments

  • Percussion instruments

  • Chapter 3: Lights, camera, action!

  • Light and how we see it

  • Light at work

  • Movies and cartoons

  • Chapter 4: A change of direction

  • Prisms

  • Mirrors and magnifying glasses

  • Telescopes and microscopes

  • Lasers and holograms

  • Chapter 5: The air around us

  • The nature of air

  • Changing the air’s temperature

  • Chapter 6: No air, and lots of air

  • Vacuums

  • Compressed air at work

  • Did you know …?


Volume 9
Our incredible universe: From stars to black holes

ISBN 978-1-77008-443-8

[84pp]

An introduction to the space all around us in the sky, and the things that the space contains. The book looks at a range of things in space, from the Sun, the Moon and the solar system, to stars and galaxies.

This book contains a Glossary.

Revised and updated for southern Africa by Dr Erató-Nadia Bizos, Renée van der Wiel and Monique le Riché.

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Contents

  • Chapter 1: The amazing universe

  • Let’s meet the universe – galaxies and our solar system

  • How astronomers study the universe

  • Radio astronomy and radio telescopes

  • Chapter 2: No place like home

  • Earth facts

  • The Earth racing through space

  • Chapter 3: The Moon up close

  • Moon facts

  • The Moon in motion

  • An eclipse of the Moon

  • Chapter 4: Our mighty Sun

  • Sun facts

  • On the surface of the Sun

  • Chapter 5: The family of the Sun

  • Solar system facts

  • Mercury, Venus and Mars

  • Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune

  • Asteroids, comets and meteors

  • Chapter 6: Stargazing

  • Star facts

  • Stars from beginning to end

  • Mapping out the stars

  • Did you know …?


Volume 10
Boats and things that float: All aboard

ISBN 978-1-77008-444-5

[80pp]

An introduction to all kinds of craft that move through water. The book looks at the history of sailing, and explores early and modern means of travel, trade, navigation and battle – all on water.

This book contains a Glossary. 

Revised and updated for southern Africa by Dr Erató-Nadia Bizos, Renée van der Wiel and Monique le Riché.

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Contents

  • A map of the world

  • Chapter 1: Row, row, row your boat

  • Why boats float

  • The first rafts

  • Canoes

  • Kayaks and rowing boats

  • Chapter 2: Catching the wind

  • Early sailing ships

  • Sailing around the world

  • The Vikings

  • Exploring with Christopher Columbus

  • Ferdinand Magellan

  • The Spanish Armada

  • Famous sailing ships in history

  • Schooners, clipper ships and windjammers

  • Racing with the wind

  • Chapter 3: Full steam ahead

  • Early steamboats and the paddle wheel

  • Modern ships

  • Chapter 4: Boats on parade

  • The all-purpose motorboat

  • Boats for fun

  • Cargo ships

  • Barges, tugboats, fireboats and ferries

  • Military ships

  • Boats from faraway places

  • Chapter 5: Is that really a boat?

  • Boats above the water

  • Submarines and submersibles

  • Chapter 6: Pull that anchor up, and let’s go!

  • The captain’s log

  • Maps, compasses, radar, sound waves and GPS

  • Docking the boat

  • Dry dock

  • Did you know …?


Volume 11
People and places: The world we live in

ISBN 978-1-77008-446-9

[76pp]

An introduction to several places around the world and the people who live there. The book explores the continents and their diverse populations and cultures.

This book contains a Glossary. 

Revised and updated for southern Africa by Dr Erató-Nadia Bizos, Renée van der Wiel and Monique le Riché.

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Contents

  • A map of the world

  • Chapter 1: Welcome to your world

  • Mapping out the continents

  • The equator and Antarctica

  • Chapter 2: Australia down under

  • The outback wilderness

  • The big cities

  • Aborigines and prisoners

  • Chapter 3: The secrets of Asia

  • The countries of Asia

  • Himalayan families

  • Rice farming in Asia’s lowlands

  • Chapter 4: The countries of Europe

  • Europe’s countries

  • France

  • Greece

  • Italy

  • The Netherlands

  • Chapter 5: Africa, the plateau continent

  • The countries of Africa

  • The rainforests of Central Africa

  • The people of the Sahara

  • The countries of southern Africa

  • Chapter 6: The wonders of South America

  • The countries of South America

  • The people of the Amazon rainforest

  • Chapter 7: Next stop: North America

  • The countries of North America

  • The Inuit of Canada

  • The United States of America

  • Did you know …?


Volume 12
Electricity and magnetism: Invisible forces

ISBN 978-1-77008-447-6

[92pp]

An introduction to electricity and magnetism – what they are and how they work.

This book contains a Glossary.

Revised and updated for southern Africa by Dr Erató-Nadia Bizos, Renée van der Wiel and Monique le Riché.

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Contents

  • Chapter 1: Invisible energy

  • The nature of electricity

  • Magnetism and electromagnets

  • Chapter 2: Charge up your batteries

  • Batteries

  • Rechargeable batteries

  • Chapter 3: Going with the flow

  • Electric currents

  • Power stations

  • Bringing electricity into homes

  • Chapter 4: Safety and electricity

  • Using electricity wisely

  • Current, overloads and circuit breakers

  • Chapter 5: A bright idea

  • Light bulbs

  • Incandescent light bulbs

  • Fluorescent light bulbs

  • Light-emitting diodes

  • Chapter 6: Electricity for communication

  • Electric communication

  • The telephone

  • The radio

  • Radio waves

  • Other ways to communicate

  • Chapter 7: The era of digital communication

  • Evolving from telegraph to computers

  • Chapter 8: Look and listen!

  • Listening to music

  • The compact disc

  • Watching television

  • Chapter 9: Making clean electricity

  • The problems with coal

  • Electricity from wind

  • Electricity from water

  • Electricity from the sun

  • Electricity from the centre of the Earth

  • The power of poo

  • Electricity in the future

  • Did you know …?


Volume 13
Planes and things that fly: Up, up and away

ISBN 978-1-77008-449-0

[56pp]

An introduction to flying through the air. The book explores ways of flying that people have invented over the years, from hot-air balloons, to aeroplanes, to helicopters and gliders.

This book contains a Glossary.

Revised and updated for southern Africa by Dr Erató-Nadia Bizos, Renée van der Wiel and Monique le Riché.

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Contents

  • Chapter 1: Up, up and away

  • Getting off the ground

  • Balloons

  • Airships

  • Zeppelins

  • Blimps

  • Chapter 2: Famous flyers

  • The Wright brothers

  • Famous firsts

  • Amelia Earhart

  • Chapter 3: Fasten your seat belt

  • Taking off and staying up

  • Parts of an aeroplane

  • Have a safe flight

  • Becoming a pilot

  • Chapter 4: Planes at work

  • Airmail and cargo planes

  • Bush pilots

  • Planes for farmers

  • Pictures from the sky

  • Your turn to fly

  • Chapter 5: Sky patrol

  • In the beginning

  • World War I planes

  • World War II planes

  • Planes in the modern air force

  • Chapter 6: Name that plane

  • Prop planes

  • Helicopters

  • Supersonic and hypersonic

  • Seaplanes

  • Gliders

  • Flying around the globe

  • Thinking of the future

  • Did you know …?


Volume 14
Sunny South Africa: Home of the rainbow nation

ISBN 978-1-77008-445-2

[100pp]

An introduction to the sunny country of South Africa. The book looks at the country’s geography; its land, sea and air life; its history and its people. It explains how people live and work, and shows how the country has developed into a democracy.

This book contains a Glossary.

Written by Renée van der Wiel

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Contents

  • Chapter 1: Land, climate and water

  • The land

  • The climate

  • Water: From seas to swamps

  • Chapter 2: Wildlife of the water, land and air

  • Water creatures

  • Birds and bugs

  • Land animals

  • Plant paradise

  • Chapter 3: All in a day’s work

  • Making money

  • Transport

  • Chapter 4: From dinosaurs to democracy

  • Ancient South Africa

  • Times of change: The 1400s to the 1800s

  • South Africa is born

  • The new South Africa

  • Chapter 5: Leaders and laws

  • The government

  • National symbols and public holidays

  • Chapter 6: The people of the rainbow nation

  • The rainbow nation

  • A land of many languages

  • Religions and traditions

  • Delicious dishes

  • Sporty South Africans

  • Chapter 7: A creative country

  • Amazing artists

  • Marvellous music and dance

  • Storytelling: From the fireside to films

  • Did you know ...?


 

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