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  • Empires

    By Philip Steele
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    Philip Steele
    Epic: Empires focuses on 12 of the biggest and most incredible empires in the history of the world, from the first Babylonian Empire, founded in 1792 BCE, to the British Empire, which ended formally in 1997. On the way, it takes in ancient Egypt, ancient Persia, the early Indian empires, Imperial China, ancient Rome, the Mongols, the Ottoman empire, the Aztecs, the Inca, the Spanish empire and the British empire. The book details the dates, location and extent of each empire, along with its most famous rulers. A timeline on every spread gives the key dates from each empire, and what happened when. Additional background information to each empire is also provided, including how each one came into being, who its enemies were, the gods its people worshipped, and how it met its downfall. Epic: Empires also looks at the technology, advances and inventions that came out of each empire, from the paper, fireworks and compasses of imperial China to the sewers, roads and aqueducts of ancient Rome. Infographic elements on each spread present information in a simple and highly visual way. Clear, concise text and a bright, appealing design make the book the perfect resource for project work on geography or history, or simply a great leisure read, for children aged 9 and above.For more epic events, try reading the other titles in the Epic series: Animal Migrations, Battles and Explorers.
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  • The Evolution of You and Me

    By Michael Bright
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    Michael Bright
    The Evolution of You and Me tracks modern humans, from their origins to leaving Africa. Take a closer look at tree shrews, the first primates, how we came to stand on two legs, early tools and cooking, and the conflict with Neanderthals. Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, Evolution of You and Me brings core curriculum subjects to life with an engaging design.Written by bestselling author Michael Bright, his digestible approach to science makes this the perfect book for project work or interest reading.
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  • Early Life on Earth

    By Michael Bright
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    Michael Bright
    Early Life on Earth tracks the evolution of life on Earth, from its origins up to the imminent arrival of the dinosaurs. Take a closer look at the first multi-celled forms, the Cambrian explosion, the age of fish, giant insects and amphibians and the mass extinction that paved the way for dinosaurs. Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, Early Life on Earth brings core curriculum subjects to life with an engaging design.Written by bestselling author Michael Bright, his digestible approach to science makes this the perfect book for project work or interest reading.
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  • Edith Cavell

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Find out about the life of Edith Cavell. Read about her childhood and discover how she helped British and German soldiers at the beginning of the First World War. Learn how she helped British soldiers to escape from Belgium and what happened after the Germans arrested her.A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read. A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments! Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
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  • Emily Davison

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Find out about the exciting life of Emily Davison. Read about her childhood and learn about the marches and protests of the WSPU. Discover what happened at the Epsom Derby and how women finally got the vote in Britain. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read. A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments! Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
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  • Events That Changed the World

    By Cath Senker
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    Cath Senker
    For thousands of years, humans and their actions have shaped our history. But some events are so profound, they not only change the course of history, they also manage to leave a legacy so powerful, it can be called world-changing. This book looks at 10 of these events - from the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus which brought about a radical change to the face of those continents, to the attacks of 9/11, which ushered in a new era of warfare and terrorism.Each of the 10 world-changing events is examined in detail - what were the circumstances; who was involved and why; what kind of a legacy has it left; and how is it still relevant to us today? Spanning a significant portion of human history, from the age of discovery in the 15th century, to both World Wars, the birth of modern science and the end of Apartheid, this book not only examines the events themselves, but also places them in the context of other historical events and developments. Perfect for course work and cross-curricular activities spanning history, politics and science; the book includes 10 further momentous events, as well as a timeline that places them in the context of world history.
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  • Endangered People

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    Time is running out to see some of the rarest people on Earth. There are many people on our planet, but some groups might not be around for much longer. This book takes an in-depth look at some of the most endangered people on Earth. Find out why they are in danger, what we would lose of they were to disappear completely and what, if anything, is being done to save them. This engaging series looks at the devastating impact pollution, global warming, habitat loss and deforestation are having on our planet. Explore why time is running out to see some of Earth's most endangered people, places, plants and animals. Covering the UK geography curriculum and aimed at students aged 9 and up Last Chance to See is a must for young conservationists.
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  • Endangered Plants

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    Time is running out to see some of the most amazing plants on Earth. Our world is full of incredible plants, but some of them might not be around for much longer. This book takes an in-depth look at some of the most endangered plants on Earth. Find out why they are in danger, what we would lose of they were to disappear completely and what, if anything, is being done to save them. This engaging series looks at the devastating impact pollution, global warming, habitat loss and deforestation are having on our planet. Explore why time is running out to see some of Earth's most endangered people, places, plants and animals. Covering the UK geography curriculum and aimed at students aged 9 and up Last Chance to See is a must for young conservationists.
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  • Eco-cities

    By Nancy Dickmann
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    Nancy Dickmann
    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!
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  • The Egyptian Empire

    By Ellis Roxburgh
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    Ellis Roxburgh
    Travel back in time and explore Egypt's New Kingdom, an empire that lasted from around 1550 to 1070 BCE. Find out about the key rulers of the empire including Akhenaten and his chief wife Nefertiti and his son Tutankhamen and find out how Egypt's armies pushed the frontiers of the empire further than ever before.Each book in this series covers a particular empire or regional series of empires, charting its history from its rise to its eventual fall. Concise text and supporting boxes explore the reasons for the empire's success and its failure and explain the mechanics of governing the empire and the experience of living under it.
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  • Endangered Places

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    Time is running out to see some of the most amazing places on Earth. Our world is full of incredible places, but some of them might not be around for much longer. This book takes an in-depth look at some of the most endangered places on Earth. Find out why they are in danger, what we would lose of they were to disappear completely and what, if anything, is being done to save them. This engaging series looks at the devastating impact pollution, global warming, habitat loss and deforestation are having on our planet. Explore why time is running out to see some of Earth's most endangered people, places, plants and animals. Covering the UK geography curriculum and aimed at students aged 9 and up Last Chance to See is a must for young conservationists.
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  • Endangered Animals

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    Time is running out to see some of the rarest animals on Earth. Our world is full of amazing animals, but some of them might not be around for much longer. This book takes an in-depth look at some of the most endangered animals on Earth. Find out why they are in danger, what we would lose of they were to disappear completely and what, if anything, is being done to save them. This engaging series looks at the devastating impact pollution, global warming, habitat loss and deforestation are having on our planet. Explore why time is running out to see some of Earth's most endangered people, places, plants and animals. Covering the UK geography curriculum and aimed at students aged 9 and up Last Chance to See is a must for young conservationists.
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  • Early Islamic Civilisation

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Early Islamic civilisation spread across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia in the 7th and 8th centuries CE, forming a massive empire. Find out about the birth of Islam, amazing inventions and trade across the empire. Read about weapons and war, the city of Baghdad, the life of a scribe, science and medicine and find out how to make an Islamic tile design!Packed with fascinating information, the Explore! series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past. A great tool for readers age 8+ or teachers looking for books to support the new curriculum.
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  • Emmeline Pankhurst

    By Kay Barnham
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    Kay Barnham
    Votes for Women! This biography tells the story of Emmeline Pankhurst, from her early campaigns for the rights of women to vote, through the formation of the Women's Social and Political Union, to the triumph following the First World War of the granting of rights for women. Emmeline believed that action was the way to get her cause noticed and to gain support.Through the story of Emmeline Pankhurst's strive for women's suffrage, we learn about the role of women in the society of Victorian Britain and the early 1900s. Looking at the challenges faced by society helps readers to consider their own life and time and how they have been shaped by the actions of individuals in the past. Readers will learn to draw conclusions from the evidence provided - a great basis for classroom discussion.History VIP biographies each look at the life of a famous Briton telling the stories of these Very Important People with clear, lively text. Amazing facts are added with feature panels and graphic-style illustrations give visual information of the time and society the VIP lived in. With these key biographies students learn how individual people's actions have shaped the course of history. Key terms are defined in an easy-to-use glossary encouraging readers to use historical terms in their own work. History VIPs biographies focus on key subjects in the history curriculum for Key Stages 2 and 3, exploring the impact of exceptional figures in history and the society and culture in Britain at the time that they lived. Features include:In other news - these panels give context and help readers to understand the society and events of the wider world in which the subject livedTrue or False - questions lead students to question information and to interact with the facts they are presented with. What they said - quote features bring the subjects to life using their own words!WOW! - Boxes add humorous or amazing information to astound the reader and bring out the hilarious side of history
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  • The Equator

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    How long do day and night last at the equator? Which rainforest does the equator pass through? Which country is named after the equator?Discover the answers to all of these questions and take a trip around the world and learn about the equator. Discover the nearby habitats, from chilly mountains to tropical islands. See what life is like in the countries along the equator, and meet some of the people who live there.The Fact Cat series takes children at nursery age through to Key Stage 1 and above on a journey to discover the world around them, learning about a vast array of subjects on the way from space and science to ancient history and geography!
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    Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Antarctic Expedition

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    In October 1914, the explorer, Ernest Shakleton and a team of men, set out on the ship, Endurance, to cross Antarctica via the South Pole. A few months into their voyage, the ship became trapped in ice, eventually sinking.With little hope of rescue, Shakleton's crew lived on the ice, enduring freezing temperatures and with only the food they could catch from the sea. When the ice floes began to crack beneath them, the men undertook a treacherous journey in three small lifeboats across the icy, stormy sea, eventually landing on Elephant Island - a place where no-one lived or was ever likely to visit...Retold in vivid detail and illustrated with contemporary photographs and artefacts, this story recounts one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human endeavor ever recorded.
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  • Explorers

    By Philip Steele
    Authors:
    Philip Steele
    Find out about 12 of the most incredible expeditions in history, from the ancient Egyptian voyage to the land of Punt around 1470 BCE to the Apollo mission to space in 1969; taking in Marco Polo's journey to China, the great 15th-century Chinese voyages, the Portuguese sailing around the Cape of Good Hope, the New World voyages, the circumnavigation of the globe, the mapping of the Pacific, the exploration of the American West, the exploration of Africa, the race to the South Pole and the descent into the Mariana Trench on the way. Discover the dates and location of each expedition, the people involved and the distances travelled. Find out about the expedition leaders, Hatshepsut, Marco Polo, Zheng He, Christopher Columbus, Bartolomeu Dias, Vasco da Gama, Ferdinand Magellan, Captain James Cook, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Dr Livingstone, Henry Morton Stanley, Mary Kingsley, Robert Scott, Roald Amundsen, Jacques Picard, James Cameron, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin. Epic: Explorers also looks at the technology and vehicles involved in each expedition, from the Chinese treasure ships and the American canoes to the skis and dog sleds used on the South Pole expedition, and the rocket that carried the astronauts to the Moon. The dangers the adventurers faced are also catalogued, from the deserts, robbers and storms Marco Polo braved on his journey to China, to the lions, crocodiles and diseases Stanley and Livingstone battled in Africa. A perfect resource for project work on exploration, geography or history, or simply a great leisure read, for children aged 9 and above. For more epic events, try reading the other titles in the Epic series: Animal Migrations, Battles and Empires.
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  • Early Islamic Civilization

    By Claudia Martin
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    Claudia Martin
    How did Islam start? What weapons did Islamic warriors use? Where was the 'Round City'? Who invented the elephant clock? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in local libraries where they can find out more about early Islamic civilization. The detective shows readers how to create their own project reimagining a stroll through Baghdad, interview their favourite scientist or inventor from the Islamic world and spot the key features of mosques. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past.
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  • England

    By Alice Harman
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    Alice Harman
    Where in London does the Queen live? What do people like to eat on Sundays? What is the Jurassic Coast famous for?Discover the answers to all of these questions and learn all about England and the people who live there. Find out what it's like in English cities such as London, Liverpool and York. Explore the farms and landscapes of England's countryside, and see the wild animals that live there. Read about the amazing history of Stonehenge, and discover the thrill-seeking sport of mountain biking!The Fact Cat series takes children at nursery age through to Key Stage 1 and above on a journey to discover the world around them, learning about a vast array of subjects on the way from space and science to ancient history and geography!
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  • Elizabeth I

    By Stephen White-Thomson
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    Stephen White-Thomson
    A fun and interactive beginners' look at some of the most amazing people that have shaped history. This book tells the story of Queen Elizabeth I, the last of the Tudors. Find out about her long and exciting reign, read about the Spanish Armada and Drake's exploration of the world, and follow a simple activity to make a Tudor knot garden.
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