Paul Harrison - Kenya - Hachette Children's Group

Kenya

By Paul Harrison

  • Paperback
  • £8.99

Up-to-date information on countries.

Each title looks at each country through a variety of themes such as location, landscape and climate, population and health, settlements, family life, religion and beliefs, education and learning, employment and economy, industry and trade, farming and food, transport and communications, leisure and tourism and environment and wildlife.

Includes maps, statistics panels and simple graphs and charts; and a topic web showing links with this series to other subject areas.

Biographical Notes

Chris Ward is an experienced children's author and education consultant. He has been researching and writing about Kenya for over ten years.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780750264112
  • Publication date: 24 Jun 2010
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Wayland
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The Book of Saints

Paul Harrison
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Paul Harrison
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Mother Teresa

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison

In 1997, the death of an 87-year-old nun in Kolkata, in India, sparked an outbreak of mourning across the globe. Why? The nun was Mother Teresa - one of the most iconic spiritual figures of the 20th century. She became famous for her work with, and compassion towards, the world's poorest people. She and the fellow nuns of her order tended to the vulnerable, sick and dying in the most poverty-stricken places, providing care, love and compassion where it was most needed. But who was this extraordinary woman, and what inspired her, the daughter of a wealthy Albanian businessman, to dedicate her life to such a cause? Mother Teresa looks at her remarkable story, and how she became such a popular and widely-celebrated figure. It looks at how and why she went about setting up her order as well as her work with people suffering from leprosy. The publicity she undertook to raise the profile of her work, and the criticism she faced, are also discussed.The Catholic faith, and the charitable work the Church undertakes around the world, is explained, as are some of its more complex terms and processes. Boxes on each spread provide background information on topics as varied as how saints are created, the Nobel Peace Prize, Kolkata, and how an order of nuns is created.

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Boudicca

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison

Queen of the Iceni tribe, Boudicca, led a rebellion against Roman rule that is still remembered to this day. This biography tells the story of Boudicca, from her becoming the Queen of the Iceni tribe on the death of her husband, to her great battle against the Roman Army. Thousands were killed in these bloody rebellions, and Boudicca was finally defeated by the Roman Army led by Roman Governor, Paulinus.Through the story of Boudicca and her rebellion, readers learn about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. Looking back, we learn of the Roman invasion, the nature of their society and culture, and the legacy that they left behind. We look too at the discovery of Roman artefacts and writing, and how they have been used to construct a picture of the time. Readers will learn to draw conclusions from the evidence provided - a great basis for class discussions.History VIP biographies each look at the life of a famous Briton telling the stories of these Very Important People with clear, lively text. Amazing facts are added with feature panels and lively illustrations give visual information of the time and society the VIP lived in. With these key biographies students learn how individual people's actions have shaped the course of history.Key terms are defined in an easy-to-use glossary encouraging readers to use historical terms in their own work.Features include:In other news - these panels give context and help readers to understand the society and events of the wider world in which the subject livedTrue or False - questions lead students to question information and to interact with the facts they are presented with.What they said - quote features bring the subjects to life using their own words!WOW! - Boxes add humorous or amazing information to astound the reader and bring out the hilarious side of history

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King John

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison

Was King John really the cruel and terrible king that history paints him as? This biography explores the life of King John, from his ascension to the throne, through wars with France and his own English barons, to the signing of the Magna Carta. This Great Charter was a turning point is English political history and heralded the beginning of parliament.Through the story of King John, readers will learn about the changing nature of the monarchy in Medieval Britain, and the changing roles of the church and state in Medieval society. Readers will learn to draw conclusions from the evidence provided - a great basis for class discussions.History VIP biographies each look at the life of a famous Briton telling the stories of these Very Important People with clear, lively text. Amazing facts are added with feature panels and lively illustrations give visual information of the time and society the VIP lived in. With these key biographies students learn how individual people's actions have shaped the course of history.Key terms are defined in an easy-to-use glossary encouraging readers to use historical terms in their own work.Features include:In other news - these panels give context and help readers to understand the society and events of the wider world in which the subject livedTrue or False - questions lead students to question information and to interact with the facts they are presented with.What they said - quote features bring the subjects to life using their own words!WOW! - Boxes add humorous or amazing information to astound the reader and bring out the hilarious side of history

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Homes

Nicola Barber, Paul Harrison
Authors:
Nicola Barber, Paul Harrison
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The Pope

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison
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Clothes

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison

Roman Life is a series that will explore the establishment of the Roman Empire and the notable people of the age, such as Augustus, Virgil and Homer. The text will chronicle the features and characteristics of the Roman age and explore the lives of the different social classes, as well as men, women and children. Readers will learn what it was like to live as a Roman, be able to compare how their present lives have been influenced by the past and learn how much has changed since Roman times.This title looks at Roman clothes - the different fashions for men, women and children, including hairstyles and what jewellery they wore. It investigates the foreign influences on clothing at the time, as well as what textiles were used and different types of footwear.

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Superboats

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison

If gleaming, powerful and incredible boats are your thing, then you'll love Superboats. A look at some of the most amazing boats in the world. From racing powerboats, such as the Victory Team, a luxury yacht that looks like a submarine, and a research boat that flips itself vertical above the water, while most of the boat is underwater to specialist military boats and everything in between,find out about why these boats among the most incredible machines in the worldMean Machines is a series of books that take a close look at some of the most stylish, powerful and incredible vehicles on the planet.

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Supercopters

Paul Harrison
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Paul Harrison

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Extreme Supercars

Paul Harrison
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Paul Harrison
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Racing Supercars

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison
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Superplanes

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison
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Supertrucks

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison

If trucks are your thing, then you'll love Supertruck! A look at some of the biggest, most powerful and amazing trucks in the world. From massive mining trucks like the Libherr T and the fastest racing trucks, to a car-eating 'Robosaurus' and everything in between, find out about what makes these trucks so incredible.Mean machines is a series of books that take a close look at some of the most stylish, powerful and incredible vehicles on the planet.

Franklin Watts

Superbikes

Paul Harrison
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Paul Harrison
Franklin Watts

Supercars

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison
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Justin Bieber

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison

Want to know more about your favourite pop and film stars? Read on! Want to Know Your Idol? is a fascinating, in-depth pop and film biography series that is packed to the brim with the latest facts on the stars and tells the story of their life, from childhood and through their ascent to fame, and reports on what their lives are like today as some of the world's biggest idols. Find out all about Justin Bieber's early family life and what made him so determined to reach the top. Discover his star sign and what it says about him, his favourite food, colour, place in the world and top superstitions!

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Dastardly Dictators, Rulers & other Loony Leaders

Paul Harrison
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Paul Harrison
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Rhine

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison

In these books, each river is divided into five sections and each section begins with a map showing the area that will be covered. Map references are highlighted within the text to show the reader where they are on their journey.

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The Fact or Fiction Behind Science

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison
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Work

Nicola Barber, Paul Harrison
Authors:
Nicola Barber, Paul Harrison

Roman Life is a series that will explore the establishment of the Roman Empire and the notable people of the age, such as Augustus, Virgil and Homer. The text will chronicle the features and characteristics of the Roman age and explore the lives of the different social classes, as well as men, women and children. Readers will learn what it was like to live as a Roman, be able to compare how their present lives have been influenced by the past and learn how much has changed since Roman times.