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Everybody knows Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa, drew that famous guy inside a circle, and-oh yeah-has something to do with that code, too. But what about the man behind the myth? Although he's incredibly famous for his artistic achievements, most people don't know much about this genius's life. 101 Things You Didn't Know about Da Vinci takes a fun, fresh look at the master, from his less-than-illustrious origins as an illegitimate child, to his later years hobnobbing with popes, dukes, and kings. This engaging volume is your ticket to all sorts of off-beat tidbits, including how and why: 1. Leonardo developed a backwards writing code, to keep his ideas secret. 2. The Italian military swiped the bronze for one of Leonardo's sculptures. 3. Catholic monks filed a lawsuit against Leonardo over the Virgin of the Rocks. And more! Full of the unexpected, this book takes you beyond the hearsay and hype, proving that when it comes to Leonardo Da Vinci, fact really is stranger than fiction!
The Everything Astronomy Book, by noted SETI Institute scientist Dr. Cynthia Phillips, helps you stargaze with authority. The book not only provides clear descriptions of all the theories of the origins of the universe, it explains the facts about the planets, moons, and stars in language anyone can understand-completely free of the usual astro-jargon. In addition, common myths are debunked: Find out why the Big Dipper is not an actual constellation, and that a shooting star isn't really a star at all!
Some babies are fussy eaters. Some suffer from food allergies. And many others are just plain persnickety about food. The Everything Cooking for Baby and Toddler Book is the perfect tool to help you create a balanced, natural diet that your little one will actually enjoy! With more than 300 recipes to choose from, you can make meals for your baby using a wide variety of healthy fruits, vegetables, meats, and fish. Highlights include information about: Foods to avoid in your baby's first year; Storing and handling food so that it's safe for your baby to eat; Moderating nitrate consumption (in foods like carrots and spinach); Special holiday meals and just-for-baby beverages; Healthy treats to comfort your teething baby and keep your chewing toddler interested. With sections on choosing the appropriate first food, feeding babies with food allergies, and using kitchen tools to create appropriately textured foods for babies and toddlers, The Everything Cooking for Baby and Toddler Book can guide you through feedings and please even the most finicky baby!
The Everything Cooking for Baby and Toddler Book is the perfect tool to help you create a balanced, natural diet that your little one will actually enjoy!
Whatever you've heard about Leonardo Da Vinci, the truth is even more fascinating! From his provocative relationship with the church and secret societies such as the Freemasons to the secrets behind his art and inventions, Da Vinci was a man ahead of his time who willingly paid the price to live life his way. This multitalented man, arguably the greatest genius of all time, was not only a magnificent artist, scientist, and inventor, but also a politically-minded radical who defied convention at every turn in his rich, amazing life. With The Everything Da Vinci Book, you'll immerse yourself in the extraordinary mind, heart, and soul of this quintessential Renaissance man, and be inspired to live your own life to the fullest!
Whatever you've heard about Leonardo Da Vinci, the truth is even more fascinating! From his provocative relationship with the church and secret societies such as the Freemasons to the secrets behind his art and inventions, Da Vinci was a man ahead of his time who willingly paid the price to live life his way. This multitalented man, arguably the greatest genius of all time, was not only a magnificent artist, scientist, and inventor, but also a politically-minded radical who defied convention at every turn in his rich, amazing life. WithThe Everything Da Vinci Book, you'll immerse yourself in the extraordinary mind, heart, and soul of this quintessential Renaissance man, and be inspired to live your own life to the fullest!
Readers will learn everything they didn't know about the quintessential Renaissance Man, the easy "Everything" way.
- His childhood curiosities and unusual education- The scientific climate of Einstein's time and the people who influenced him- His theories, their impact, and their potential for future application- Einstein's philosophies on war, religion, and pacifism- Einstein in America
Parenting is never easy. Gay and lesbian couples face special questions and concerns. Should they adopt, use surrogates, artificial insemination or conception by one partner? How will the two partners handle the traditional roles of mother and father? How can gay and lesbian parents help their growing children deal with teasing and homophobia at school? And how can they get legal protection to ensure that both parents have equal rights and responsibilities? Gay Parenting provides clear, direct answers to these questions and more. This insightful, thoroughly researched guide offers sage advice for same-sex families in every stage, from making the decision to have children to dealing with embarrassed teenagers. Discover the ways same-sex parents should accent family pride to deal with being more visibly out. Explore the options for bringing children into your lives, including adoption, fostering, surrogacy and donor insemination. Learn how to handle other people's reactions, from the delivery room to the PTA and from extended families and the community. Noted authors Shana Priwer and Cynthia Phillps, parents of three, give gay and lesbian parents the practical tools they need to help their children grown up in a happy and healthy family environment.
"Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: Leonardo Da Vinci" is a unique collection of surprising revelations and quirky stories about one of the most amazing people ever to have lived. This engaging volume reveals Da Vinci's phenomenal accomplishments, including mathematical discoveries, investigating the secrets of the human body, inventing a robot and even his plans to divert the entire Arno River! Brief, accessible and entertaining pieces on a wide variety of subjects makes it the perfect book to dip in to. "The Amazing and Extraordinary Facts" series presents interesting, surprising and little-known facts and stories about a wide range of topics which are guaranteed to inform, absorb and entertain in equal measure.
Your comprehensive guide to remarkable achievements in space Do you long to explore the universe? This plain-English, fully illustrated guide explains the great discoveries and advancements in space exploration throughout history, from early astronomers to the International Space Station. You'll learn about the first satellites, rockets, and people in space; explore space programs around the world; and ponder the controversial question: Why continue to explore space? Take a quick tour of astronomy - get to know the solar system and our place in the galaxy, take a crash course in rocket science, and live a day in the life of an astronaut Run the Great Space Race - trace the growth of the Space Age from Sputnik to the Apollo moon landings and meet the robots that explored the cosmos Watch as space exploration matures - from the birth of the Space Shuttle to the creation of the Mir Space Station to successes and failures in Mars exploration, see how space programs reached new levels Journey among the planets - check out the discoveries made during historic voyages to the inner and outer reaches of the solar system Understand current exploration - review the telescopes in space, take a tour of the International Space Station, and see the latest sights on Mars Look into the future - learn about upcoming space missions and increased access to space travel Open the book and find: Descriptions of space milestones and future missions An easy-to-follow chronological structure Color and black-and-white photos The nitty-gritty details of becoming an astronaut A grand tour of the solar system through space missions Explanations of tragedies and narrow escapes Facts on the creation of space stations by NASA and the USSR Ten places to look for life beyond Earth
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