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Romans

By Richard Platt
Illustrated by David Lawrence

  • Paperback
  • £8.99

Fun informative guides on how people in the past solved technological problems.

Written by award-winning author Richard Platt, How They Made Things Work: Romans examines aspects of technology in ancient Rome, including concrete, road building, weapons, domes and arches.

Suitable for Key Stages 2-3, How They Made Things Work looks at how people in history advanced their societies by pushing the boundaries of technology.

Biographical Notes

Richard Platt is one of the best-known children\'s non-fiction authors working in the UK today. Beginning his publishing career at Dorling Kindersley, he has written dozens of books for DK, Walker Books, Kingfisher and Franklin Watts.

He authored the immensely successful Stephen Biesty\'s Cross-Sections series for DK in the 1990s, following this up with Castle Diary and Pirate Diary for Walker Books. He has won numerous awards for his work.

Richard lives in Kent.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781445164335
  • Publication date: 26 Apr 2018
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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