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  • Water

    By Philip Steele
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    Philip Steele
    Water keeps us and our world alive. Without it we couldn't exist. Water and climate influence every aspect of human life. They affect where and how we live, our health, farming and food, our energy and our industry. The world's climate is changing. The amount of water we use is changing and the population is growing. But water is finite. There is only so much of it to go round, and we cannot make any more of it. This book, in the Question It! series for readers upwards of age ten, will explore these important topics in a balanced and objective way, encouraging readers to take a questioning approach to the issues surrounding the global water supply.
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  • Why did the Rise of the Nazis happen?

    By Charles Freeman
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    Charles Freeman
    Read about how following their defeat during World War I, the Germans were looking for new leadership. Find out how Nazi Germany, also called the Third Reich, began when Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany under the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP). This book examines why the Germans embraced the Nazis' rise to power and includes panels featuring expert opinions to encourage critical thinking.Moments in History is an insightful series that presents some of the most important events in modern history. From World War I to the Cold War, readers are encouraged to think critically about the effects these watershed moments have had on the world. Written in a straightforward, engaging style, the books include first-hand speeches, letters, diary entries and other primary source materials that give dramatic clues to the reasons these unforgettable events unfolded as they did. Photographs from the time period show the world as it was at that moment, and the views of professional historians are included in each chapter.Encourages readers at KS3 and KS4 to think critically about the effect Hiroshima has had on the world.
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  • Why Did Hiroshima happen?

    By Reg Grant
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    Reg Grant
    Read about how in the early morning hours of 6 August 1945, a B-29 bomber headed for the Japanese city of Hiroshima to drop an atomic bomb. The aftermath of the bombing still affects the city's inhabitants today. This book details the events of Hiroshima and explains why this haunting event occurred. Photographs from the period provide an informative view of this tragedy.Moments in History is an insightful series that presents some of the most important events in modern history. From World War I to the Cold War, readers are encouraged to think critically about the effects these watershed moments have had on the world. Written in a straightforward, engaging style, the books include first-hand speeches, letters, diary entries and other primary source materials that give dramatic clues to the reasons these unforgettable events unfolded as they did. Photographs from the time period show the world as it was at that moment, and the views of professional historians are included in each chapter.Encourages readers at KS3 and KS4 to think critically about the effect Hiroshima has had on the world.
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  • Why did World War II happen?

    By Cath Senker
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    Cath Senker
    Read about how a mere two decades after the conclusion of World War I, another large-scale military conflict entrenched most of Europe and many other countries in warfare for a second time. Many of the causes of World War II can be found in the effects of World War I. This book examines some of those causes and effects, providing sidebars, timelines and vivid photographs from the period.Encourages readers at KS3 and KS4 to think critically about the effects World War II has had on the world.Moments in History is an insightful series that presents some of the most important events in modern history. From World War I to the Cold War, readers are encouraged to think critically about the effects these watershed moments have had on the world. Written in a straightforward, engaging style, the books include first-hand speeches, letters, diary entries and other primary source materials that give dramatic clues to the reasons these unforgettable events unfolded as they did. Photographs from the time period show the world as it was at that moment, and the views of professional historians are included in each chapter.
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  • Warfare

    By Peter Chrisp
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    Peter Chrisp
    This book takes an in-depth look at warfare in medieval times. You can find out about the major wars and the bloody battles fought in Europe and the Holy Lands. It describes who the great warriors were, and the weapons and tactics they used on the battlefield. It looks at how castles changed the way wars were fought, and at the many other transformations that took place in warfare in five hundred years of medieval living. It includes contemporary written evidence, colour photographs and maps, a timeline, glossary and index.
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  • Why did World War I happen?

    By Reg Grant
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    Reg Grant
    World War I, a war that lead to the deaths of 15 million people, started with the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria on June 28, 1914. How did the assassination of one leader result in armed conflict involving more than 20 countries from multiple continents? The answer to this question and more is revealed in this book, which combines primary source documents with other features to provide an unbiased look at the events of World War I.
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  • World War II

    By Antony Shaw
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    Antony Shaw
    This book on World War II examines in detail the conflict that was fought across the globe between 1939 and 1945. For each battle featured, such as Kursk, Stalingrad and Midway, there is a description of the events, casualty figures and key actions, with maps throughout. This book presents all the facts of a war that remains within living memory.
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  • World War I

    By Philip Steele
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    Philip Steele
    Each book focuses on an aspect of history through exploration of a wealth of primary source material. A factual presentation of World War I is given alongside personal accounts and documents giving the reader an insight into the period. Evidence is explored and assessed throughout each book, which encourages children to debate and evaluate different sources.
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  • Water Supply

    By Louise Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury
    How people use the Earth`s natural resources affects the environment and our dependency on it. This series looks at the key issues surrounding the water supply that affect the environment, both on a local and global scale and aims to find sustainable solutions to the current problems. With fact boxes, evidence boxes and case studies to substantiate the text, this is a complete resource for any classroom.
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  • World War II

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Covering this major period in world history, The Who's Who of World War II introduces key players who significantly influenced the outcome of this global conflict. Included are biographies of such figures as Noor-un-Nisa Inayat Khan, one of the first female British spies to work in mainland Europe, and Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who managed to save 100,000 Hungarian Jews from being killed by the Nazis.
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  • Writing a Blog

    By Luisa Plaja
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    Luisa Plaja
    This series offers a shortcut to instant expertise! Quick Expert's Guides are aimed at teens and 'tweens who are keen to know more about a popular topic but who may be put off the idea of having to read wordy or technical guides. Each title includes features that break down technical/scientific/complex aspects of the subject, inspirational case studies, activities and a final project to test the reader's new skills. Chapter round-ups also offer tips on key words and phrases as well as boosting self esteem and confidence, in order to walk the walk and talk the talk of a true expert.
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