Gareth Stevens Library

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  • Horrible Jobs of the Renaissance
    During the Renaissance, people were pinned into their clothing, even elaborate gowns. Children often had to work as pin makers, a job that paid only about $1 for each 20,000 pins made! Clear—but gross—descriptions of other horrible jobs of the Renaissance will draw readers into the castles of lords ..
    R390.00
    Ex Tax: R390.00
  • How Do Cuts and Bruises Heal?
    Cuts and bruises are often a daily occurrence for many people, so it’s a good thing our bodies know how to heal them. Readers learn the fascinating science behind how our skin keeps us safe, and how cuts and bruises heal. Clear photographs and illustrations, as well as a helpful graphic organizer, h..
    R285.00
    Ex Tax: R285.00
  • How Do Hair and Nails Grow?
    Did you know that hair and nails are actually forms of skin? In this book, readers will learn this and many other intriguing facts about our nails and hair. Colorful photographs and illustrations help readers understand this important science topic, and a graphic organizer helps them remember import..
    R285.00
    Ex Tax: R285.00
  • How Does a Network Work?
    There were communications networks long before the advent of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. In fact, modern computer networks—whether on a website, college campus, or just in your home—stem from technology used to create the first telephone networks, and later, television network..
    R390.00
    Ex Tax: R390.00
  • How Does a Touch Screen Work?
    It seems simple: tap the screen of your smartphone to open an app, or swipe your finger across the screen to make the smartphone do something else. However, that touch screen has been years in the making and is a complex piece of what is now essential technology. Readers will find out how layers of ..
    R390.00
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  • How Does Cloud Computing Work?
    Social networks are part of daily 26, but there seems to be no end to the number of comments and pictures one can post. Internet e-mail providers, such as Gmail and Hotmail, are similarly common and seem to have infinite storage space. Cloud computing is part of the reason. Readers will learn the hi..
    R390.00
    Ex Tax: R390.00
  • How Does GPS Work?
    When taking a road trip today, some sort of GPS device is essential. It may be built into the car’s dashboard, or perhaps it’s just an app on a smartphone. But GPS is used for more than just finding your way! Readers will be fascinated by its beginnings as a military system and its many modern uses,..
    R390.00
    Ex Tax: R390.00
  • How Does Voice Recognition Work?
    In the past, secretaries and assistants were in charge of taking dictation from their bosses to write letters, memos, and other documents. With the advent of speech recognition software, this practice is hardly done anymore! Including interesting history and development of the latest voice technolog..
    R390.00
    Ex Tax: R390.00
  • How Does WiFi Work?
    Even though computer wireless networks haven’t been around for very long, the basic technology used to create them is more than 100 years old. WiFi uses radio waves to send and receive data and connect smartphones, tablets, and computers to the Internet. Today, almost everywhere you go has WiFi, inc..
    R390.00
    Ex Tax: R390.00
  • Hunting with Hawks
    Hawks have a reputation for being keen-eyed hunters. That's where the expression "hawkeyed" comes from. These carnivores are often flying high above the 31 or sitting still on a towering perch, waiting for movement below. This book allows readers to take flight with many different kinds of hawks. Th..
    R285.00
    Ex Tax: R285.00
  • Hunting with Hyenas
    Hyenas are known for their vicious attacks on other animals. Even "laughing hyenas" can be quite scary. Sometimes scavengers and sometimes predators, hyenas eat prey completely, bones, hair, and all. They even attack lions. Luckily, readers can keep their distance as they look at the similarities an..
    R285.00
    Ex Tax: R285.00
  • Hunting with Killer Whales
    Killer whales are actually a kind of dolphin. They got their name when sailors witnessed some killing a whale long ago. Despite their deadly name, people have little to fear from these sea mammals. However, fish, seals, walruses, and even other killer whales have to watch out. These specially camouf..
    R285.00
    Ex Tax: R285.00
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