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Charlie Samuels



Charlie Samuels studied at the University of Oxford before beginning a career in publishing that has lasted over 20 years. He has written hundreds of articles and dozens of books for younger readers, particularly about historical, cultural and military subjects. He has also contributed to and edited many illustrated reference encyclopedias for the British and American markets. He lives in London, where his nephews and godchildren are happy to tell him how to be a better writer.
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Ancient Rome

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From building techniques and making textiles to creating accurate calendars and understanding the human body. Six books that show how each civilisation gradually developed their knowledge and applied it, making advances that would dramatically and permanently change how people lived.Ancient Rome is famous for its achievements in building amazing aqueducts, bridges and arenas. But did you know that the Romans didn't invent all the techniques they used. Some ideas were improvements on technologies that already existed, such as those of the Ancient Greeks. But the Romans were masters of applying technology from around the world, and some of their technology is still relevant today, from the roads you travel on to the home you live in, to the coins in your pocket. This book looks at some of the most important Roman technologies and explores why they occurred at that time.For readers aged 9+.

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Sumer and Ancient Mesopotamia

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From building techniques and making textiles to creating accurate calendars and understanding the human body. Six books that show how each civilisation gradually developed their knowledge and applied it, making advances that would dramatically and permanently change how people lived.

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Ancient Greece

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Explore the technological advances in Ancient Greece, from pivotal developments in mathematics and buildings such the Parthenon to thoughts which still underpin the modern world in philospophy and politics. The practical and theoretical combine for this treasure trove of facts about Ancient Greece.From building techniques and making textiles to creating accurate calendars and understanding the human body. Six books that show how each civilisation gradually developed their knowledge and applied it, making advances that would dramatically and permanently change how people lived. Perfect for fulfilling history curriuclum teaching at Key Stage 2 or children aged 8-11.

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The Digital Age: 1947–Present Day

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Ancient Egypt

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From building techniques and making textiles to creating accurate calendars and understanding the human body. Six books that show how each civilisation gradually developed their knowledge and applied it, making advances that would dramatically and permanently change how people lived.

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The Shang and other Chinese Dynasties

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Explore the technological advances in Ancient China, from the development of farming and water management to the manufacture of silk, and the invention of gunpowder, printed books and coins.From building techniques and making textiles to creating accurate calendars and understanding the human body. Six books that show how each civilisation gradually developed their knowledge and applied it, making advances that would dramatically and permanently change how people lived. A perfect aid to teaching the history Curriculum at KS2 or 8-11 year olds.

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The Age of the Atom: 1900–1946

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The Advent of Electricity: 1800–1900

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The Rise of Industry: 1700–1800

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A must for Key Stage 3 students aged 11 and up, this engaging book uses timelines to describe scientific and technological advances from 1700 to 1800. The Rise of Industry looks at scientific discoveries in the eighteenth century, covering the work of James Watt, Benjamin Franklin, Jethro Tull, Antoine Lavoiser and others. The steam engine, farm machinery, navigation at sea and early railways are included.Each volume in the five-book series examines the story of scientific discovery in a series of timelines and each chapter examines either a particular aspect of science, or the life and work of an important scientist of the time. Parallels with other fields, such as astronomy and mathematics are highlighted so that readers can gain a rounded understanding of how scientists build on what has gone before and how science flourished in different parts of the world, or in different disciplines at the same time.

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The Birth of Science: 1500–1700

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A must for Key Stage 3 students aged 11 and up, this engaging book uses timelines to describe scientific and technological advances from 1500 to 1700. The Birth of Science investigates scientific developments in the early modern era and includes the discoveries of important scientific figures such as Galileo, Copernicus and Newton.Each volume in the five-book series examines the story of scientific discovery in a series of timelines and each chapter examines either a particular aspect of science, or the life and work of an important scientist of the time. Parallels with other fields, such as astronomy and mathematics are highlighted so that readers can gain a rounded understanding of how scientists build on what has gone before and how science flourished in different parts of the world, or in different disciplines at the same time.

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Spying and Security

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Soldiers

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World War II

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World War I

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As well as bravery, leadership and luck, wars have always been decided by technology. This book looks at the weapons, armour and fighting hardware that made the difference in World War I. Twenty signficant vehicles, ships or weapons are described and the specific actions in which they played a decisive part. Combines concise reliable technical specifications with eyewitness accounts and quotes from the people who used the machines.Includes a timeline placing the weapons in the context of war.

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Life Under Occupation

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World War II is explored through first hand-evidence including posters, newspapers, diaries, letters, speeches, poems and songs.