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    • ISBN:9781445148878
    • Publication date:22 Sep 2016
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Everyday Life, Art and Culture

By John C. Miles

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Discover loads of amazing facts about Vikings through the objects they left behind

Vikings have a fearsome reputation as terrifying and brutal warriors, raiding other lands and killing without mercy. Yet the Vikings were also incredibly cultured and lived in a complex society. Through artefacts and excavations, Discover the Vikings: Everyday Life, Art and Culture explores the Viking world by examining - among other things - shipbuilding and navigation, longhouses and home life, food and farming and their skills as craftspeople.

The book also invites readers to use their own imaginations to think about what it would be like to live in Viking times. Would you be hardy enough to travel far from home in a mighty longship? For readers aged 7+.

Biographical Notes

John. C Miles began his fascinating journey of discovery in Toronto, Canada where he trained as a classical musician. Moving to the UK, he spent many years as a parasite on the broad back of London whilst working as a children's non-fiction editor. Like Anthony à Wood, he is a snapper up of unconsidered historical trifles and has spent many years studying the past and wondering how and why. He now lives near Bath, growing parsnips, taking photographs with his collection of vintage film cameras and dressing as an 18th-century pirate.

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  • ISBN: 9781445153704
  • Publication date: 25 Oct 2018
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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Plastic Planet

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A powerful look at how plastic pollution is becoming one of the biggest environmental disasters of our generation Once hailed as a miraculous invention, plastic has become the indestructible scourge of our Earth. It has infiltrated every part of our planet, from the deepest oceans to most remote ice fields. It chokes our wildlife, litters our beaches and even pollutes our drinking water. The world is reaching a crisis point.Plastic Planet offers readers aged 8 and up a look at plastic through the ages, exploring what it is, how it's made and how we have become so dependent on it in a single-use, disposable world. It highlights the social inequality of plastic pollution and explores how plastic has become a widespread and dangerous pollutant that is inextricably linked to climate change. The book looks ahead to possible solutions to our plastic crisis, from global changes such as changing people's mindsets, to innovations such as compostable plastics, to practical solutions such as recycling and bottle return schemes.

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Teen Pioneers

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Inspiring profiles of young people who have changed the world around them for the better A look at some amazing young people, from activists to entrepreneurs, whose lives and achievements have had a big impact on the world around them. Designed to inspire and empower today's readers and show them that anyone, no matter how old, can make a big difference.

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Mammals, Birds and other Vertebrates

Clare Hibbert, Rudolf Farkas
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Birds

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At Sea

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The Home Front

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On Land

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A look at the heroic fighting forces of the Second World WarHow did the forces that fought on land affect the outcome of the Second World War? This book explores the units who slugged it out to gain precious territory in the Second World War, from the French Foreign Legion and British SAS, to the Afrika Korps and Chindits. Along the way, readers will discover the key battles, tactics and weapons that helped the Allies to victory. The Fighting Forces of the Second World War is a must-read for all young military buffs, who enjoy poring over the tactics, uniforms, weapons, special equipment and much more of the heroic fighting forces who waged the Second World War. Key battles and notable events, told chronologically, provide a useful solid historical structure and offer key learning, while the single-topic approach allows easy comparison between the different sides. A great series for readers aged 11 and up.

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In the Air

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Killer Plants and Other Green Gunk

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Between the Wars: 1918-1939: The Armistice and After

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The First World War ended in November 1918. As nations struggled to recover from the losses of more than four years of total war, the settlements that politicians agreed helped lay the foundations for an even more devastating war only twenty years later.Between the Wars focuses on this critical time in history. It examines the treaties that ended the First World War and looks at the social, political and economic events of the 1920s and 30s. These include the creation of the League of Nations, revolutions in Russia, the splitting up of the Ottoman Empire and the creation of Palestine, the Spanish Civil War, the Great Depression in the USA, fascism in Europe, Stalin's Soviet Union, the militarisation of Japan and the rise of the Nazis in Germany, which ultimately led to the Second World War and the Holocaust.This fascinating book perfectly sets the scene for the study of the Second World War, showing how the twenty years between the wars was a time of huge global political change, propelling us from one war to another.

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A fantastic book for children aged 9+ that explains why we should all be feminists. Divided into sections such as Work and Money, Politics and Power, Media, Education, Family and Bodies, the book looks at the how feminism and the feminist movement, have affected each area in turn throughout history, and at the issues they are working to combat today. It also presents key figures in the fight for equal rights, from the Pankhursts to Germaine Greer and Malala Yousafzai, and looks at modern initiatives such as Emma Watson's He for She campaign.People in the public eye put their opinions across, from Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney and Chief Executive of Girlguiding UK Julie Bentley, to rapper, comedian, actor and screenwriter Ben Bailey Smith aka Doc Brown. A brilliant introduction for children to the movement, looking at the history of feminism, what it is today and its enormous relevance to young people and a vital tool for children in the process of figuring out the world and how it works. Part of the groundbreaking and important 'And Other Questions' series, which offers balanced and considered views on the big issues we face in the world we live in today. Other titles in the series include:What is Humanism? How do you live without a god?Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave their Homes?What is Consent? Why is it important? What is Gender? How does it define us?

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Anglo Saxons

Jane Bingham
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Travel back to the time of the Anglo Saxons! Who was Alfred the Great? Where did the Anglo Saxons come from, and what traditions and beliefs did they bring with them? Explore this ancient civilisation to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today. Find out how we know about the Anglo Saxons, and how archaeologists and historians have pieced together their story from the evidence and artefacts found. Learn about the Anglo Saxon way of life - how they farmed and feasted, what they believed and where and how they lived. Information about their songs, music, poems, arts and crafts will help you to picture yourself among them. Read an Anglo Saxon warrior's letter, and try your hand at making an Anglo Saxon helmet!Readers will enjoy the bright design and photographic approach.

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YOU are a spy codenamed Scorpio. Arch-villain Sebastien Mammon has seized control of laser satellites orbiting the Earth. He's going to destroy key capital cities, starting with London, if you don't stop him...This is a title in the interactive I HERO Immortals series - where the reader is the hero! In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects how the story progresses - it really is 'decide-your-own-destiny!Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (more commonly known as the 2Steves), and illustrated by comics legend, Jack Lawrence. Age appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds and more sensitive readers. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.

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The Mystery of the Disappearing Cat

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The Find-Outers is a clever mystery series from bestselling author Enid Blyton, and perfect for fans of The Secret Seven. A prize winning Siamese Cat has been stolen, and all evidence points to the Find-Outers' friend Luke. Fatty Larry, Daisy, Pip and Bets know Luke is innocent, but how can they prove it? The Find-Outers have another mystery to solve!First published in 1944, this edition contains the orginal text and is unillustrated.

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Warriors, Exploration and Trade

John C. Miles
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Samuel Pepys

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Read all about Samuel Pepys and the diary he wrote 400 years ago. Find out about the important events he recorded, such as the Great Fire of London and the Great Plague, and why he was known as the 'father of modern navy'. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read. A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!

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London on Fire: A Great City at the time of the Great Fire

John C. Miles
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Welcome to London in the late 17th century. After years of Civil War and repressive Puritan rule, King Charles II is back in town and his restoration has brought new life to this great city. The theatres are open again, markets and shops are thriving and the streets are crowded. People are talking about new ideas in science and architecture and experimenting with new fashions. This book takes you on a journey across London at this time, telling you about its 'five-star' sights and their history. It also explains the key events of the time: the reasons for the Restoration, the arrival of the Plague and, of course, the Great Fire of 1666 and the new London that arose out of its ashes. Published to coincide with the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire, this book gives older children a much broader context for this famous event. With a mixture of maps, archive images and present day photography, it acts as a wonderful guide both to London in the 1660s and how its legacy can still be found in the capital today. London on Fire is an ideal resource for readers aged 10+ and supports the history curriculum at Key Stage 3.