National Geographic Wild Animal Atlas: Earth’s Astonishing by coll.

By coll.

Attractive critters, eye-grabbing photos, bizarre and freaky facts—what higher means for children to benefit geography! during this child-friendly atlas, attractive animal photographs mix with colourful, simply available maps to coach younger readers approximately geography in the course of the wild creatures that fascinate them. every one global area incorporates a "spotlight" on animals within the sector. Thematic spreads convey the evidence approximately habitats, endangered species, and extra. cautious learn and all-around child charm make this a must have children’s atlas for domestic and college.

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The sea shone golden in the evening light, but across the sparkling waves no glimmer of the Irish shore was to be seen. Columba and his white-robed followers landed, and climbing to the highest point in the island again turned their eyes westward. Still no faintest outline of the Irish shore was to be seen. They had found what they sought, and kneeling on the rocky shore they gave God thanks who had brought them in safety over the sea. The dove and his message of peace had found a resting-place.

So he called some of his greatest nobles and sent them with a message to Achaius, King of Scots. These nobles stepped into a beautiful ship with purple sails and gilded prow and sailed away to Scotland. As soon as they landed they were led to the court of King Achaius, who greeted them kindly and treated them with great honour. "Noble King," said the messengers, bowing low before Achaius, "our master, the most Christian Prince Charlemagne, sends you greeting. The fame of your good name and of the love you bear to the Christian faith has come to him.

Then it was no dream. " So they spoke to each other, and after some hurried consultation, they went quickly to the King. "Great King," they said, "this night we have seen strange signs and visions. " Then they told the King of the vision which each one had seen in the night. "I too have seen a vision," said the King, "but I said naught of it, fearing lest you should think I boasted. " This of course was not true, and the King knew very well that what the lords had seen was no vision, but only his own servants dressed up.

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