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This dazzling collection of specially commissioned photographs opens our eyes to the variety, complexity, and beauty of shells and their inhabitants. It examines the habitats where shells can be found, and shows us shell fossils from millions of years ago. The fascinating story of disease-causing microbes, bacteria, and viruses crosses every area of human existence from medicine, social history, and geography to art and natural history. They'll learn all about its gravitational pull and the hugely important effect on Earth's ocean tides Author: Greenaway, Theresa The story of Titanic's tragic maiden voyage still tugs at heartstrings and sparks universal curiosity. Author: Sebag-Montefiore, Poppy From the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong to the sprawling Himalayan mountains and mighty Yangtze River, China is home to an astonishing 1. See the flag of a Chinese pirate ship, the banners of medieval knights, the flags of the French and Russian revolutions, and the national flags of 160 different countries. This a great reference tool for the whole family.