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How to Design the World's Best Skatepark

In 10 Simple Steps

By Paul Mason

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Transform a fantasy design into a design for a real-world product in just ten simple steps!

Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a skatepark. You'd definitely want it to be the best skatepark in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.

Biographical Notes

Armed with a MacBook Air and the miracle of the Internet, Paul lives and writes at a secret location somewhere on the west coast of Europe. You can be pretty sure that keeping his feet warm under the writing table is his one-eyed surf dog, Daisy.

As well as being a writer, Paul is a wanderer. He has lived in various countries - always in the high mountains, or somewhere near a good surfing beach. "Wherever I am, though, and whatever else I'm doing," he says, "I follow Ray Bradbury's advice: 'Write, every single day.'" Paul writes about many subjects, but his books are mostly to do with sports, the world's different peoples, places, and animals, or the weird and wonderful.

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  • ISBN: 9780750291910
  • Publication date: 09 May 2019
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Wayland
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People and Places

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Did you know that 66% of the world population lives in cities and just 34% lives in the countryside? Find out about the biggest cities on the planet. Learn about people and places through facts focused on percentages. Cities, habitats, coastal areas are some of the topics covered in this exciting new way of exploring people and places.Find out what makes the world complete by understanding the different components that make everything whole.The series combines the visual style of infographics and their striking way of presenting facts and figures, alongside in-depth explanations and diagrams.

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Human Body

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Did you know blood is made of 55% plasma and 45% blood cells? Together they make 100% blood. Or that 65% of the body is water? Learn about the human body through facts focused on percentages. Lungs, the brain, muscles, senses are some of the topics covered in this exciting new way of exploring how our body works.Find out what makes the world complete by understanding the different components that make everything whole.The series combines the visual style of infographics and their striking way of presenting facts and figures, alongside in-depth explanations and diagrams.

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Our Living Planet

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Did you know that 40% of volcanoes are active and 60% aren't? Find out what causes earthquakes and how they are measured. Learn about our planet Earth through facts focused on percentages. Habitats, earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, the air we breathe are some of the topics covered in this exciting new way of exploring how our planet works.Find out what makes the world complete by understanding the different components that make everything whole.The series combines the visual style of infographics and their striking way of presenting facts and figures, alongside in-depth explanations and diagrams.

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A short, illustrated play set in ancient Rome, perfect for class reading as well as performance, written by Julia Donaldson, author of the modern classic, The Gruffalo.Arthur Godbold discovers a bronze head of the Roman Emperor Claudius. As he tries to figure out how the head ended up in a Suffolk river, the dramatic story of the Roman invasion of Britain unfolds in front of his very own eyes.Emperor Claudius, British Queen Boudicca, ordinary Roman soldiers and British slave girls all appear in this exciting play, providing a variety of opportunities for KS2 classes to explore both historical and literary topics in an involving and creative setting.

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Engineering

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Power Stations and Electricity

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A World of Supercars

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The Wee that Animals Pee

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Welcome to the weird world of animal wee! Find out which animals are the fastest at peeing, which animals don't actually pee and how animal wee can save the planet!Impress friends with "would you wee-lieve it?" wacky animal wee facts and discover the fascinating science behind animal wee, with Paul Mason's highly accessible and entertaining text.The Poo that Animals Do illustrator Tony De Saulles combines his trademark humorous artwork with fun, factual photographs to create a bladder-busting encyclopedia of animal wee. Perfect for any curious reader but ideally pitched for 7+

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Transport

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See the world from a whole new angle!This innovative series, illustrated with amazing isometric artwork, reveals the technology, science and engineering behind our world's infrastructure.Discover in this book how transport helps us to travel around the world and the huge range of vehicles we use to move from place to place, from driverless cars to high-speed maglev trains. It also takes a look forward to see how transport might evolve in the future.

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Technology

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Paralympic Power

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A celebration of the Paralympic Games for young readersA celebration of the Paralympic Games! The profile of the Paralympics is on the rise and the 2020 Games in Tokyo are set to be the biggest yet, with over 4,400 athletes taking part in 537 medal events. Paralympic Power gives allthe essential background information on the Paralympics, from how they originated to how the different events arecategorised and staged. Interviews with Paralympians both past and present reveal the personalities behind the Games. Perfect reading for children aged 8 and up.

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Grandma Dangerous and the Toe of Treachery

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Events

Paul Mason
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Get inside the events of the biggest sporting occasion in the world!The Olympic Games feature a dazzling variety of sporting events, from sprinting to fencing, and from powerlifting to rhythmic gymnastics. Together, they make for an amazing spectacle. Explore them for yourself in The Ultimate Guide to Olympic Events. Great reading for children aged 8 and up.ContentsThe changing OlympicsAthletics (track) Athletics (field)Ball sports Boat sports Combat sports Cycling Football Gymnastics Multi-sport events Racquet sports Swimming and aquatics New Olympic sports Olympic words Olympic events Finding out more Index

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Champions

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Pop Art

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Discover the art movements that shaped our world in this wonderfully visual series for children aged 9 and upPop Art burst onto the scene in the mid-20th century, filling the grey post-war years with life, colour - and fun! Pop artists from Andy Warhol to David Hockney strived to make art accessible for everyone, celebrating the popular symbols of the modern age - from cars to hamburgers - in their work. In the process, they changed the face of art forever. An accessible and in-depth guide to some of the most popular and significant art movements, Inside Art Movements explores their origins, evolution and legacy in today's world.

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2.67 Trillion Internet Searches Each Year Using Technology

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Keeping Clean

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How to Design the World's Best Bike

Paul Mason
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Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a bike. You'd definitely want it to be the best bike in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.