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release date: Jun 19, 2018
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The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia
This 320-page book is an exhaustive guide to The Legend of Zelda from the original The Legend of Zelda to Twilight Princess HD. Make sure to check out the other installments in this unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise with the New York Times best selling The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia and The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts. Also look for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- Creating a Champion for an indepth look at the art, lore, and making of the best selling video game!

A comprehensive collection of enemies and items, potions to poes, an expansion of the lore touched upon in Hyrule Historia, concept art, screencaps, maps, main characters and how they relate, languages, and much, much more, including an exclusive interview with Series Producer, Eiji Aonuma! This, the last of The Goddess Collection trilogy, which includes Hyrule Historia and Art & Artifacts, is a treasure trove of explanations and information about every aspect of The Legend of Zelda universe!

An exhaustive compendium of everything from the first 30 years of The Legend of Zelda.

An expansion of information from The Legend of Zelda timeline.

Rare development sketches of your favorite characters.

An extensive database of items and enemies.
release date: Mar 17, 2014
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Marvel Encyclopedia

Bring the Marvel Universe home with this all-inclusive encyclopedia detailing little-known facts and information about more than 1,200 iconic Marvel characters.

Created in full collaboration with Marvel Comics, the Marvel Encyclopedia features new entries on the latest characters and teams, updated facts on existing ones including their latest looks and story lines, and expanded entries on major superheroes such as Spider-Man, Thor, and The Avengers. Special double-page features have also been added highlighting recent major crossover events in the Marvel Universe, such as Fear Itself, and the Marvel Now series.

The book is packed with comic book imagery and organized in an easy-to-find A-Z style. PopMatters.com says, "This coffee table volume is incredibly beautiful and presented in ways that online searching can't quite match."

The Marvel Encyclopedia is an essential book for new fans and for anyone who grew up loving the excitement, heroism, and humor if the Marvel Universe.

© 2016 MARVEL

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release date: Jun 19, 2018
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The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition
The Legend of Zelda(TM) is one of the most successful franchises of all time with nearly twenty video games and thirty years of history, but it all started with a gold cartridge...

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition honors the game that started it all by recreating the original gold cartridge as faithfully as possible. The book comes with a black polypropylene sleeve, lined with velvet flocking, and a scale instruction booklet with fun, theme-appropriate material inside.

The cover is a gold foil paper with gloss lamination and a spot gritty varnish. The details are embossed and debossed. It has gold gilding on the top and foredge, with black gilding on the bottom. This book looks and feels so much like the original cartridge you might find yourself blowing into the bottom before you open it!

A comprehensive collection of enemies and items, potions to poes, an expansion of the lore touched upon in Hyrule Historia, concept art, screencaps, maps, main characters and how they relate, languages, and much, much more, including an exclusive interview with Series Producer, Eiji Aonuma! This, the last of The Goddess Collection trilogy, which includes Hyrule Historia and Art & Artifacts, is a treasure trove of explanations and information about every aspect of The Legend of Zelda universe!

Celebrate over thirty years of The Legend of Zelda with a heartfelt homage to the origins of this legendary franchise!
release date: Oct 25, 2016
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DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition

Revamped, redesigned, and fully updated to include the New 52 and Rebirth storylines, this is the definitive and indispensable guide to the characters and worlds of the DC Comics Universe.

Created in full collaboration with DC Comics, this comprehensive reference book has The Washington Post saying, "The DC Comics Encyclopedia is a must." Formatted in an easy-to use A-to-Z layout, this guide is packed with information and thrilling comic book art and features more than 1,100 characters including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Joker, and much more.

The DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition brings everything up to date, providing an accessible, compelling, and lavishly illustrated guide to the dynamics of the DC Comics Universe.

All DC characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics. (s17)

release date: Aug 31, 2016
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Essential Literary Terms: A Brief Norton Guide with Exercises (Second Edition)

Help your students get the most out of their literature course.

Updated with new terms, examples, and exercises, and to reflect the 2016 MLA guidelines, the Second Edition of Essential Literary Terms defines more than 225 must-know literary terms in clear and concise prose, and offers an abundance of examples and exercises to enhance understanding. Master teacher Sharon Hamilton has drawn on decades of teaching experience at the college and AP® levels to design this book especially for introductory students.
by: DK
release date: Apr 04, 2017
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The Elements Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of the Periodic Table

Kids can go on a visual tour of the 118 chemical elements of the periodic table, from argon to zinc, in this one awesome volume packed with incredible images and fascinating facts.

Cataloged by type, each element's properties and atomic structure is explained. More than 1,000 full-color photographs showcase the natural forms of each element, as well as a wide range of unexpected everyday objects in which it is found, to make them relevant to a child's world. How does a motorcycle utilize nitrogen? Which element can absorb harmful chemicals in water? Which famous landmark is made of copper? From hydrogen to sodium to nickel, kids will learn fun facts and be amazed.

Supporting STEM education initiatives and designed in DK's signature visual style, The Elements Book brings the periodic table to life.

by: DK
release date: Oct 06, 2015
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Picturepedia

Ten thousand stunning photographs and illustrations catalog the wonders of history, space, the natural world, and more in this ultimate resource for kids ages 9–12. Bringing together an amazing array of images to explain every topic under the sun—and beyond—this book has a mini-encyclopedia on every page.

Picturepedia contains chapters on science and technology, nature, geography, culture, sports and hobbies, history, insects, musical instruments, spacecraft, world maps, famous discoveries, prehistoric life, and more. Every double-page spread contains a wealth of information on a given topic, with galleries, lists, sequences, facts, timelines, and much more, while every topic is illustrated with up to 100 photos, graphics, and illustrations.

Perfect for gift giving, or adding to any home or school library, Picturepedia is a stimulating quick-reference that kids will come back to time and time again.

release date: Oct 30, 2012
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The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia (Kingfisher Encyclopedias)

Kingfisher's encyclopedias are award-winning, information-packed reference books for all the family. The new, updated editions are beautiful versions of these trusted favorites--perfect for gifts and reference alike. If you want one history encyclopedia, this is it!

History leaps from the page in this completely revised and updated edition of the critically acclaimed Kingfisher History Encyclopedia by the editors at Kingfisher. From man's earliest history right through to the technological and social revolutions of the current day, this trusted reference provides a one-stop source for research, and is the perfect companion to any study of world history. The encyclopedia is organized chronologically and then thematically within each time period. A timeline runs across the top of each page for context. Each section includes biographies of important people and key features on the art, architecture, and technology of the period. No more hunting and pecking all over the internet for incomplete or un-vetted information. With 3,500 indexed references and more than 2,000 full-color illustrations, photographs, and source materials, as well as research-friendly back matter and index, this encyclopedia provides a beautiful, authoritative reference that is essential for any home, school, or library.

by: DK
release date: Dec 15, 2014
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Children's Encyclopedia of American History
Prepare your child to understand American history, write great history reports, and have an easy, clear way to learn more about U.S. history with the Children's Encyclopedia of American History, an essential resource for understanding American history and the events that have shaped the creation of the United States. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, the Children's Encyclopedia of American History has accurate historical information illustrated by more than 750 photographs and art pieces, plus extensive maps, charts, and state-specific information.

Whether you're looking to broaden your child's understanding of current events or add a deeper understanding of U.S. history to a classroom discussion, the Children's Encyclopedia of American History is a perfect resource. Complete texts of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution are printed right in the book for easy reference for classroom work or reports. Put today's news stories into a historical context for kids, or simply browse for the pleasure of learning more about the history of our republic — it's all here in the Children's Encyclopedia of American History!

release date: Feb 01, 2013
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The Norton Sampler: Short Essays for Composition (Eighth Edition)

A trusted collection of short essays arranged by rhetorical mode―with charming, practical writing instruction.

With 71 readings (half new to this edition), well-written writing instruction (including templates to help students get started), and new navigation features that make it very easy to use, The Norton Sampler is a rhetorically arranged reader that practices what it preaches about good writing.
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