Alex Woolf - Sailing the Great Barrier Reef - Hachette Children's Group

Sailing the Great Barrier Reef

By Alex Woolf

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  • £8.99

This series follows an intrepid traveller's fictitious journey through some of the most exciting, dangerous and inhospitable places on Earth, to discover animal and plant life, landscape and climate, and negotiate perilous survival situations!

Follow a traveller's diary of a diving trip on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia! Find out all about the unusual animal and plant life, landscape features, ecology, climate, industry and people. Discover how conservation projects are underway to protect the reef and its wildlife. Also learn how to survive the perils of the Great Barrier Reef including sharks, the blue-ringed octopus, jellyfish and cone shells!

Biographical Notes

Alex Woolf studied history at Essex University, and has written and edited many 20th century history titles for young people.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780750283250
  • Publication date: 24 Jul 2014
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Wayland
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Salt

Alex Woolf
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Alex Woolf

Did you know that the little white grains that sit in your salt cellar have an amazing story to tell? The simple condiment has caused wars to break out, empires to be conquered and black markets to flourish. This book describes the journey salt has taken, from prehistoric religious offerings to a staple seasoning.Other topics covered are the health aspects of salt, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world. An ideal leisure read, but also perfect for course work and presentations.

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Sugar

Alex Woolf
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Alex Woolf

The little grains you use to sweeten your food every day have an amazing story to tell. Like many other foods, sugar has a fascinating history, spanning centuries, continents and cultures. Wars have been fought over this food, empires conquered and black markets have flourished. This book describes the journey sugar has taken, from the use of sugarcane in ancient India to the staple sweetener in our cupboards today.Other topics covered are health aspects of sugar, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world.An ideal leisure read, but also perfect for course work and presentations.

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Chocolate

Alex Woolf
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Alex Woolf
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The Modern World

Alex Woolf
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Alex Woolf

Since 1900, the world has undergone many changes and seen some huge technological leaps. War became far more deadly during the modern era and tens of millions died in two world wars. Mass media, telecommunications, the Internet and social media all helped spread knowledge and create a more globalised culture. Packed with beautiful illustrations, this book, in the Parallel History series for readers upwards of age nine, will help you to explore the major events and developments of the modern era, with timelines to show you when they took place around the world.

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The Nineteenth-Century World

Alex Woolf
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Alex Woolf
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The Medieval World

Alex Woolf
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Alex Woolf

What developments in government and society, food and farming, architecture, science and technology, art and literature, medicine, education and entertainment were there in the medieval world of Europe and how did these compare with those made during the same time period in the Islamic world and elsewhere in Africa and Asia? What was happening at the same time in the Americas? Packed with beautiful illustrations, this book, in the Parallel History series for readers upwards of age nine, will help you to explore the medieval world chronologically, with timelines to show you when major events and achievements took place.

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The Early Modern World

Alex Woolf
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Alex Woolf

What developments in government and society, food and farming, exploration and discovery, science and technology, art and literature, religion, education and entertainment were there in the early modern world of Europe between the years 1500 and 1789, and how did these compare with those made during the same time period in the Islamic world and elsewhere in Africa and Asia? What was happening at the same time in the Americas? Packed with beautiful illustrations, this book, in the Parallel History series for readers upwards of age nine, will help you to explore the early modern world chronologically, with timelines to show you when major events and achievements took place.

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The Ancient World

Alex Woolf
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Alex Woolf
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The Classical World

Alex Woolf
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Alex Woolf

What developments in government and politics, food and farming, architecture, science, art and medicine were there in the classical world of the Ancient Greeks, Celts and Romans and how did these compare with those made during the same time period by the Mauryan Empire and the Qin and Han Dynasties? What was happening at the same time in the Americas? Packed with beautiful illustrations, this book, in the Parallel History series for readers upwards of age nine, will help you to explore the classical world chronologically, with timelines to show you when major events and achievements took place.

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Meet the Vikings

Alex Woolf
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Alex Woolf

What was life really like for the Vikings? How did they interact socially? What medicines did they use? What did they think about the world they lived in, religion and other peoples? Using recreation photography and images of real historical artefacts this book will help readers 'meet' all kinds of Vikings, from the thrall (or slave) to the various craftspeople, farmers and even some viking children playing games. Journey tot he past and begin to understand what life would have been like in this fascinating and historically-rich time. Perfect for upper KS2 children studying some of the key historical periods. Encounters with the Past is a series of six books designed to engage children directly with history. A loose narrative structure and Q&A format helps the reader flow through the books, uncovering fascinating facts and the thoughts and ideas of the time.

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Tea

Alex Woolf
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Alex Woolf

Did you know that the plain-looking bags you use to brew a steaming mug of tea are steeped in fascinating history? This simple drink has caused wars, been smuggled, been the drink of the elite and even resulted ship races across the globe! This book describes the journey tea has taken, from ancient Chinese rituals to an everyday staple drink. Other topics covered are the health aspects of tea, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world.With bright illustrations and amazing photographs, this is an ideal leisure read, but also perfect for coursework and presentations for key stage 2 readers.

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A Photographic View of Holidays

Alex Woolf
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A Photographic View of Hospitals

Alex Woolf
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Children of the Holocaust

Alex Woolf
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Alex Woolf
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My Life in Kenya

Alex Woolf
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Alex Woolf

What's it really like to live in Kenya? Come and experience a day in the life of ten-year-old Esther who lives in Nairobi. From the moment she gets up to the moment she goes to bed; see inside her home, her school and find out about all the things she does each day, what she does with their friends and what family life is like.A Child's Day in..., six books that explore daily life in an intimate way. Ideal for children aged 7-12 who are studying different cultures. These books bring to life their homes, their school, the games they play, their chores and responsibilities, the food they eat and how they participate as members of their own families and also in the wider community.

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My Life in India

Alex Woolf
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Alex Woolf

What's it really like to live in India? Come and experience a day in the life of twelve-year-old Rajiv from Delhi; from the moment he gets up to the moment he goes to bed. See inside his home, his school and find out about all the things he does each day, what he does with their friends and what family life is like.A Child's Day in..., six books that explore daily life in an intimate way. Ideal for children aged 7-12 who are studying different cultures. These books bring to life their homes, their school, the games they play, their chores and responsibilities, the food they eat and how they participate as members of their own families and also in the wider community.

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My Life in Indonesia

Alex Woolf
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Alex Woolf

What's it really like to live in Indonesia? Come and experience a day in the life of ten-year-old Eva from Soya; from the moment she gets up to the moment she goes to bed. See inside her home, her school and find out about all the things she does each day, what she does with her friends and what family life is like.A Child's Day in..., six books that explore daily life in an intimate way. Ideal for children aged 7-12 who are studying different cultures. These books bring to life their homes, their school, the games they play, their chores and responsibilities, the food they eat and how they participate as members of their own families and also in the wider community.

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Meet the Tudors

Alex Woolf
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Alex Woolf

You can learn a lot from what archaeologists and historians have uncovered about the past, but what would the people who actually lived at the time be able to tell you? Meet the Medieval Folk does just that! This book will transport you back to medieval times where you will meet all kinds of people from all walks of life. The Duchess of a grand Tudor house has lost a necklace and thinks it has been stolen. You accompany the constable as he questions lots of people about the missing necklace. Everyone from the laundry maid and a young archer boy, to a priest and an actor will answer your questions and give you the inside information of what it may have been like to live at this time, before you are then transported back to your own era. Encounters with the Past is a brilliant series designed to shine a light on historical ideas about subjects such as medicine, science, religion, food, magic and society. Perfect for readers aged 9-11 who want a more personal account of these fascinating times.

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Death and Disease

Alex Woolf
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Medieval Realms: Education

Alex Woolf
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