Tim Atkinson - United Kingdom - Hachette Children's Group

United Kingdom

By Tim Atkinson

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  • £8.99

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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

Tim Atkinson has worked in education for more than 20 years. He was assistant headteacher at Boston Grammar School until July 2009 and is now a full-time author and educational consultant.
In addition to his contribution to the Discover Countries series Tim has written books on the subject of Fatherhood and Creative Writing and is the author of the acclaimed novel, Writing Therapy.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780750267830
  • Publication date: 09 Feb 2012
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Wayland
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