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    • ISBN:9781526301659
    • Publication date:27 Apr 2017
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Eco-cities

By Nancy Dickmann

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Discover how people all around the world are putting the planet first and helping the environment in new and exciting ways!

From recycling drinking water to green transport links and renewable energy sources, cities can be adapted and built to be sustainable in all sorts of ways.

In Putting the Planet First: Sustainable Cities, discover how people around the world are working all the time to innovate and create self-sustaining settlements. Learn too, what you can do to help the environment, and about small changes you can make that will have a real impact.

It's a fascinating introduction to the positive changes people are making to try and live more sustainably, and will inspire children to think creatively about how they can put the planet first!

Biographical Notes

Nancy Dickmann grew up in the USA, where she played baseball, ate hot dogs and read encyclopaedias for fun. She has now lived in England long enough to think that cold and rain are normal, but still has yet to try Morris dancing. Before becoming an author, she worked as an editor and publisher of children's books. Now, with Pushkin the Three-Legged Wonder Cat as her trusty assistant (in charge of lap-sitting), she writes books on a wide range of topics, including animals, space, history, health and explorers. The highlight of her career so far has been getting to interview a real astronaut to find out how they use the toilet in space!

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  • ISBN: 9781526301666
  • Publication date: 09 May 2019
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Wayland
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Biomes

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Illustrated series introducing children to various aspects of Nature, through a Q&A formatHave you ever wondered why pine trees have needles, how bushfires start or why there are no trees at the tops of tall mountains? Read this book to find out about the world's biomes and the plants and animals that live in them.Why is the sky blue? How long does a forest take to grow? Is it Mist or Fog? These are a few of the questions that are answered in the illustrated series Curious Nature. Natural phenomena are introduced as questions and answered in a simple and comprehensive way. Perfect for readers aged 6 and up.

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Human Body

Nancy Dickmann
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Sport

Nancy Dickmann
Authors:
Nancy Dickmann

Discover sport's most brilliant and bizarre true stories Sport can bring moments of joy and huge emotion. It can also bring moments of supreme weirdness! Some of sport's oddest stories are almost too strange to be believed. From lucky socks and alligators on the golf course to marathon runners who let the train take the strain, this book uncovers some of the strangest true stories in the history of sport. It's a great fun read for any sports fan aged 8+.If you enjoyed this book, why not look out for Strange but True: Football.

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Planet Earth

Nancy Dickmann
Authors:
Nancy Dickmann

Illustrated series introducing children to various aspects of Nature, through a Q&A formatHave you ever wondered where the Sun goes at night, what air is made of or how fossils form? Read this book to find out about our amazing planet and what makes it so special.Why is the sky blue? How long does a forest take to grow? Is it Mist or Fog? These are a few of the questions that are answered in the illustrated series Curious Nature. Natural phenomena are introduced as questions and answered in a simple and comprehensive way. Perfect for readers aged 6 and up.

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Animals

Nancy Dickmann
Authors:
Nancy Dickmann

Illustrated series introducing children to various aspects of nature, through a Q&A formatHave you ever wondered why zebras have stripes, how animals change colour or why lizards like to sit in the sun? Read this book to find out how animals feed, grow and survive. From acorns to zebras, we'll look at the puzzlingquestions you may have. Some of the answers might surprise you!Why is the sky blue? How long does a forest take to grow? Is it Mist or Fog? These are a few of the questions that are answered in the illustrated series Curious Nature. Natural phenomena are introduced as questions and answered in a simple and comprehensive way. Perfect for readers aged 6 and up.Contents:What are animals?What is a mammal?Why do lizards lie in the sun?.Which animal has the most legs?How do fish breathe underwater?Can animals change colour?Why do zebras have stripes?Can animals use tools?Which animal is the fastest?Why do salmon swim upstream?What is the biggest animal?How do caterpillars turn into butterflies?Activity: make a bug hotelGlossaryFurther resourcesIndex

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Weather and Seasons

Nancy Dickmann
Authors:
Nancy Dickmann

Illustrated series introducing children to various aspects of Nature, through a Q&A formatHave you ever wondered why we have seasons, where the wind comes from or how we predict the weather? Read this book to find out about weather and how our planet changes throughout the year.Why is the sky blue? How long does a forest take to grow? Is it Mist or Fog? These are a few of the questions that are answered in the illustrated series Curious Nature. Natural phenomena are introduced as questions and answered in a simple and comprehensive way. Perfect for readers aged 6 and up.

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Plants

Nancy Dickmann
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Chinese

Nancy Dickmann
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Nancy Dickmann
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Indian

Nancy Dickmann
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Renewable Energy

Nancy Dickmann
Authors:
Nancy Dickmann

All sorts of natural power can be harnessed to make energy, from the sun and the tide to wind and waves. In Putting the Planet First: Renewable Energy, discover how people around the world are working all the time to find new ways to create energy without harming the environment or using fossil fuels. Learn too, what you can do to help the environment, and about small changes you can make that will have a real impact. It's a fascinating introduction to the positive changes people are making to try and live more sustainably, and will inspire children to think creatively about how they can put the planet first!

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Viking

Nancy Dickmann
Authors:
Nancy Dickmann

This book takes a light-hearted look at the characters and creatures from the Viking (Norse) mythological stories. From wolves and giants to the gods themselves there are adventures, betrayals and incredible stories to read. The book is structured as a 'Who's Who' of the culture's myths and legends and has a gossipy, informal tone, allowing the characters' personalities to come through.The chapters begin with a spread featuring factfiles of two characters. Each of these has an "In His Own Words" section, where the character himself (or herself) gives fast facts such as parents, powers, crowning achievements, and "Not to be confused with...". This is followed by a myth re-relling, presented in a magazine-style, featuring the two characters. In total there are six spreads of fact files (12 characters total) and six different re-tellings.It is part of the Stars of Mythology series, which explores great myths from around the world.

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Egyptian

Nancy Dickmann
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Greek

Nancy Dickmann
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Roman

Nancy Dickmann
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Adam Bushell

Adam is a former teacher who turned his hand to writing full time in 2007. He has written both adult teaching guides and children's fiction booksand is often touring shcools and libraries and running creative writing sessions. He lives in Durham.

Alexandra Bracken

Alexandra Bracken is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Passenger, Wayfarer and The Darkest Minds series, which is available throughout the world in over fifteen languages. After selling her debut novel in college, Alex worked in children's publishing for several years before leaving to write full time. She now lives in Arizona, where she was born and raised. Visit her online at www.alexandrabracken.com and on Twitter and Instagram as @alexbracken

Andy Glynne

Andy Glynne is a double BAFTA award-winning documentary filmmaker, producer, clinical psychologist and author. He is the Founding Director of DFG - the Documentary Filmmakers Group - the UK's national organisation to promote innovation and talent in documentary filmmaking. Andy is also Managing Director of the production company Mosaic Films. He has directed and produced numerous award-winning documentaries both in the UK and across the world, and has spent much of his career working with, and mentoring, new and emerging filmmakers.

Anita Croy

Anita Croy has written numerous books for children, mainly about ancient and modern history and the geography of Asia and the Americas, where she has travelled widely. She lives in London with her young family.

Anita Jones

Anita is married with three children and one gorgeous grandchild. She loves reading and travelling, and lives in Solihull. She's had a unique and interesting career path including PA/Secretary, Project Manager, IT Consultant and Teacher. She also owned and ran a newsagent's shop for three years.She's a founder member of a small local writers' group who meet once a month to discuss their writing projects. She also loves to sing and is a keen member of Solihull Pop Chorus who've sung at various concerts and by special invitation at a prestigious inauguration event at The Mansion House in London. They recorded a charity CD in November 2016 at Abbey Road Studios in aid of Help Harry Help Others.

Anita Loughrey

Anita Loughrey was a primary school teacher for seventeen years before becoming a full-time writer. She writes teacher resources, educational fiction and non-fiction on a wide variety of subjects for a wide range of publishers with over 85 books published in the UK and many more worldwide. She writes for the national writing magazine Writers' Forum and teaches creative writing.Anita's favourite toy as a child was the typewriter she wrote her autobiography with at the age of ten. As nothing exciting ever happened, she made most of it up. Her interests include writing, reading children's books, knitting, jive dancing and camping with her family in their VW campervan. She reckons there is nothing better than sleeping under the stars and cooking in the great outdoors, as long as it isn't raining.