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  • In the empire of Aramtesh, scent has power. Seventeen-year-old Rahil has a great talent for fragrances, but her scentlore skills aren’t enough to heal her dying father; a plague is spreading across the land. She leaves her desert village for the city of Aphara in a desperate attempt to save him. Instead, she finds herself indentured to the head priestess at the temple, who holds many secrets – cryptic, ancient tales as well as buried truths from Rahil’s past.

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  • Get the inside track on the incredible lives of history’s biggest names, from William Shakespeare to Oprah Winfrey, and Anne Frank to Julius Caesar.

    More than 150 visual timelines take you on unforgettable journeys through the lives of the great, the terrible, and the overlooked people of world history.

    Following on from the smash hit Timelines of Everything, this fascinating new children’s book focuses squarely on the biographies of a myriad of movers and shakers across millennia. It covers a diverse array of kings and queens, humanitarians, scientists, inventors, explorers, activists, writers, artists, and more, from across the globe.

    Timelines of Everyone reveals not just the incredible achievements, contributions, and adventures of historical figures, but the lesser-known events that shaped them too, from childhood into old age. Did you know that West African ruler Mansa Musa was the richest person ever to have lived? Or that Hollywood screen legend Hedy Lamarr invented technology that would one day develop into WiFi? Or how about the fact that Einstein’s last words were lost because his nurse didn’t speak German?

    Filled with easy-to-understand timelines, vibrant illustrations, and a diverse range of influential people, Timelines of Everyone is the must-have guide to the world’s must-know names.

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  • Learn English with this fun course for complete beginners. Simple exercises and lively audio will have you speaking and reading more than 500 words in no time!

    The perfect introduction to English vocabulary and grammar, English for Everyone Junior: Beginner’s Course provides children aged 6-9 with the support they need as they take the first steps towards learning English as a foreign language.

    Equally effective for home study or the classroom, this carefully levelled English-language course assumes no previous knowledge of English. It takes children through the basics of the language, helping them use and understand elementary English clearly and confidently.

    The book is carefully aligned to the pre-A1 level of the internationally recognized CEFR framework, and covers all the material necessary to prepare for the Cambridge (Pre-A1 Starters) and Trinity GESE (Grade 1) exams. Vocabulary is taught through attractive illustrations, and reinforced with audio resources. Each language/grammar point is explained in a dedicated panel, accompanied by clear examples of how it’s used, and reinforced by exercises. At the back, there is a handwriting guide, grammar overview, and a glossary of language terms used throughout the book.

    Building on the worldwide success of the English for Everyone series, the Junior Beginner’s Course contains everything a child needs to acquire a firm grasp of English in a fun and interactive way.

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  • Beena’s dad is in the Indian army, which means that when duty calls, he’s got to get going at once. Beena knows her dad’s job is important, but her birthday is coming up. She really, really wants her dad to be at home to celebrate with her. Will he be able to make it back in time?
    Read on to find out about the people and their families whose big and small acts of heroism make the Indian army inspiring!

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  • Rohan thinks his mom is a bit like a a superhero-she flies in to save the day, she loops and swoops between the clouds, she even jumps off planes wearing parachutes! But her job demands that she keep moving from place to place, and Rohan doesn’t want to move again. Not this time. Can he find a way to stay?
    Read on to find out about the people and their families whose big and small acts of heroism make the Indian air force formidable!

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  • Our planet is home to some amazing animals. But many of them are in danger of becoming extinct. Their homes are being destroyed. It is difficult for them to find food and water. You can make a difference. This book contains important information, helpful tips and stories of people who have helped protect Earth’s wildlife. There are also lots of fun activities and do-it-yourself projects for you to try at home!

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  • Trees and plants give us food and help to clean up our air. They are also home to many animals. But forests are being cut down all over the world to make room for factories and homes. You can do your bit to save our flora.
    This book contains important information, helpful tips and stories of people who are working to protect trees and plants. There are also lots of fun activities and do-it-yourself projects for you to try at home.

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  • Almost three-quarters of the Earth’s surface is water. Many animals live in our oceans. We need clean drinking water to survive. But water sources all over the world are drying up or being polluted. You can help prevent this.
    This book contains important information, helpful tips and stories of people who have found ways to save water and keep rivers, lakes and seas clean. There are also lots of fun activities and do-it-yourself projects for you to try at home.

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  • Our planet is the only home we’ve got. Yet we cut down trees, pollute the air and water and destroy the environment. It is important that every one of us recognizes the problems we are facing and takes action. We can all save Planet Earth together. This book contains important information, helpful tips and stories of people who are working hard to keep Earth clean and green. There are also lots of fun activities and do-it-yourself projects for you to try at home.

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  • Join Amma and her boys as they travel to Shirdi, home to one of India’s most celebrated saints-Sai Baba. Hear the story of one of the most loved and revered mystics. Walk around the neem tree that gave him shelter. Relish a few moments in Dwarka Mai, the dilapidated mosque that became his home. Visit Dhuni Mai, the ever-burning fire Sai Baba had lit, and receive his blessings. Hear stories of the countless miracles he performed as you pay respects at the Shri Samadhi Temple, where he rests.
    Feel Sai Baba’s all-pervasive presence, blessings and grace as you soak in the spirit of this sanctum. Listen to his teachings of Shraddha and Saburi and his beliefs of ‘Allah Malik’ and ‘Sabka Malik Ek’. Let Amma take you on a journey to witness the life of this unique saint who taught by example, compassion and kindness and who, for a century, has been drawing millions of adoring devotees every year.
    Told through interesting stories with captivating illustrations, this book brings alive an important place of worship in an engaging and non-preachy way.

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  • CRACK THE CODE: Maths Mysteries for All Ages is packed with clever conundrums and ciphers for anyone interested in critical thinking, logical reasoning and mathematics, of course. Whether you are 11 or 41, you’re going to love solving the 25 mysteries in this book that combine simple cryptology and arithmetic with some quick, out-of-the-box thinking. Use these innovative puzzle-based activities and stories to build problem-solving skills, remember maths concepts and practise mental maths in a way that’s effective and, most importantly, interesting.
    Mathematics just became more fun!

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  • We don’t see them on TV, in textbooks or in newspapers, and most of us can’t name a single one. But there are thousands of women scientists in India, who perform experiments in laboratories, peer through powerful telescopes and camp out in harsh and extreme conditions.

    This unique book presents the stories of thirty-one of these trailblazing women who work in a diverse array of fields, from environmental biotechnology to particle physics, palaeobiology to astrophysics. Through their research, they uncover the mysteries of the universe, find more sustainable ways of living, cure life-threatening diseases and study animals and plants that are long gone.

    Find out what drew them to science, read about how they deal with the difficulties and pressures of their work, and learn how they push the boundaries of human knowledge further and further every day.

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  • Do you know why eating right is so important? Because it’s food that makes you zip through classes, tear across the football field or win that game of chess. The right diet influences your mood, your thoughts and even your ability to have fun.
    With the aid of innovative models and striking visuals, this book will help you understand the components of a healthy diet, what makes the five fingers of nutrition (and how they turn into a power-packed punch) and the importance of sleep, water and exercise in your day-to-day life. Not only does this contain the ABCs of nutrition but also a series of amazing facts about how food can change your life.
    N for Nourish will make you look at yourself and what you eat in an absolutely new light!

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  • Experience all that the jungle has to offer with the first in The National Park Explorers series!

    Sameera, Alex and Tarun are headed to Bharatpur with Uncle Avi. They’ve heard that the Siberian cranes have returned to Keoladeo National Park after more than twenty years.

    But things just don’t seem right at the park. The three young explorers find themselves in the midst of things wondrous and wild as they spot birds and animals, bump into wildlife biologist Rauf Ali and sleuth around to solve mysteries along the way. Is the legend of the hidden gastrolith gems more than just folklore? Who is that strange guy lurking around the park? And where are the fabled Siberian cranes everyone is talking about?

    Chaos at Keoladeo is an entertaining adventure, travelogue, encyclopedia and birding guide all rolled into one.

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  • Do you want to design futuristic self-driving cars?
    Be the first to communicate with extraterrestrial life?
    Find concrete solutions to global warming?

    Following the success of Reignited: Scientific Pathways to a Brighter Future, Srijan Pal Singh pens yet another significant book for students. This second volume bares all about some exciting and cutting-edge fields in sciences, such as automobiles; energy; astrobiology; environment and defense technologies; and a lot more!

    This groundbreaking book will provide young readers with a whole new world of ideas, inspiration and inputs from pioneers in fields that have shaped the world, helping them think out of the box and make a difference in the future. A must-have guidebook for all budding scientists who are looking to change the world through careers in science and technology!

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  • The right word, now at your fingertips!

    Word power is an integral part of being able to express yourself-whether you’re in college, appearing for competitive exams or attending a job interview. It makes you an effective and confident communicator. This handy guide brings to you an abridged version of the timeless novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen to familiarize you with a must-read and equip you with new words.
    Accessible and engaging, each book in the Vocabulary Enhancer series simplifies a classic and helps you memorize a list of carefully curated, frequently used words through their definitions, antonyms, examples of usage as well as word exercises and puzzles to recap your learning. So what are you waiting for? Strengthen your understanding of the English language and enhance your vocabulary with this unique companion.

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  • The right word, now at your fingertips!

    Word power is an integral part of being able to express yourself-whether you’re in college, appearing for competitive exams or attending a job interview. It makes you an effective and confident communicator. This handy guide brings to you an abridged version of the timeless tragedy Macbeth by William Shakespeare to familiarize you with a must-read and equip you with new words.
    Accessible and engaging, each book in the Vocabulary Enhancer series simplifies a classic and helps you memorize a list of carefully curated, frequently used words through their definitions, antonyms, examples of usage as well as word exercises and puzzles to recap your learning.
    So what are you waiting for? Strengthen your understanding of the English language and enhance your vocabulary with this unique companion.

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