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  • Racing Cars

    By Rob Colson
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    Rob Colson
    Top Marques: Racing Cars looks at the history of car racing, and at some of the speediest vehicles around, from the Mercedes AMG Petronas, the Dallara-Honda, the Chevrolet SS, the Audi R18, the Mini and the Chevrolet Cruze. It also looks at the most famous, and prestigious, car races in the world, from Formula 1 to Indycar, NASCAR and Le Mans. A 'High Spec' panel on every spread details some of the jaw-dropping features of these cars, and a 'Fast and Furious' feature explains the basic science behind how prestige cars perform and are powered, such as G-force, combustion, friction, acceleration, and aerodynamics. Finally, discover amazing 'Turbo Facts' such as, for example, why a F1 car could drive on the ceiling!Incredible, full-bleed photographs and punchy, fact-filled text make this the perfect series for all car fanatics aged 7 and above.Racing cars are just some of the prestige cars around. Why not learn about more, in the other books in the series: Top Marques: Supercars, Top Marques: Luxury Cars and Top Marques: SUVs and Off-roaders.
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  • Rainforest

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Read all about rainforests, where in the world you can find them, what animals and plants live there and how they are dependent on each other. Learn about food chains, deforestation and what we can do to protect this important habitat.Simple quiz questions at the back help readers to remember what they've just read.Perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
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  • Rainforests

    By Louise Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury
    What is it like to live and work deep within Earth's rainforests? How many mysteries do these ancient forests hold and what are scientists hoping to discover by researching them? Explore how research conducted in rainforests can help with conservation, increase our understanding of climate change, and expand our knowledge of medicines, biodiversity and habitats. It can reveal untapped resources, and unknown eco-systems. Discover life and science on the edge in this fascinating exploration of one of Earth's most extreme environments.The Research on the Edge series examines how scientists live and work in some of Earth's most extreme habitats. It looks at how they carry out their research and how the discoveries they make are changing our lives. The series also explores the many adventures, challenges and dangers of daily life for scientists researching 'on the edge'.An exciting read for children aged 9+, for geography and science projects, or simply as a great leisure read.
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  • Rationing in World War II

    By Martin Parsons
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    Martin Parsons
    Why was there a shortage of familiar foods like bacon, butter and bananas? How did people make their rations go further? What did it mean to 'Dig for Victory'? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions by exploring real-life accounts, looking on the Internet and finding clues about what life was like when food and other supplies were rationed. The detective shows readers how to create their own project about rationing, discover what it meant to 'Dig for Victory' and find out how ration books worked. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates 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 for 2014.
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  • Record-Breaking Animals

    By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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    Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    From the deadliest to the loudest and from the largest to the fastest, this book looks at the amazing record-breakers of the animal kingdom. It uses stunning icons, graphics and visualisations to show how these amazing creatures raise the bar in the natural world.See which birds have the largest wings and how they use them!Discover which animals make the loudest sounds and why!See how big bugs can grow!Read about which animals would win in a sprint race!
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  • Record-Breaking Buildings

    By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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    Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    From the tallest to the longest and from the busiest to the largest, this book looks at fantastic record-breaking buildings from all over the planet and beyond! It uses stunning icons, graphics and visualisations to show you how these structures have raised the bar in the construction industry.See which buildings have held the record for being the world's tallest over the last 100 years!Find out just how big a space station can be, and what's inside!Discover how fast the world's quickest roller coaster can travel!Learn about the staggering size of the world's biggest palaces!Read how ancient people built some of the greatest monuments on the planet!
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  • Record-Breaking Humans

    By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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    Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    From the tallest to the shortest, the fastest to the strongest, and the oldest to the richest, this book looks at amazing human record-breakers. It uses stunning icons, graphics and visualisations to show you how human beings keep pushing their potential to the absolute limits.Meet the tallest and shortest people and compare your hand to the biggest in the world!See just how far some divers can swim underwater on a single breath of air.Compare the size of the largest film cast with the population of Iceland.Measure the world's largest book next to a giraffe.
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  • Record-Breaking Earth and Space

    By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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    Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    From the biggest to the closest and from the driest to the fastest, this book looks at the amazing record-breakers in the Universe. It uses stunning icons, graphics and visualisations to show you how these amazing planets, stars, comets and asteroids are true galactic greats.See what is inside a volcano and discover how violent a volcanic eruption can be.Discover why conditions on our planets are just right for life to exist.Find out about the planets that exist outside the Solar System and measure how big they are.Weigh how much Moon rock was brought back by the Apollo missions.
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  • Red

    By Gabrielle Woolfitt
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    Gabrielle Woolfitt
    This photographic series looks at the colour red around the world, from colour in food, animals, nature, everyday objects, historical objects, in festivals and in habitats.Written by a science teacher, these books contain questions throughout to give children a chance to think about and discuss colours around them.
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  • Remembrance Day

    By Kay Barnham
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    Kay Barnham
    A fun and interactive beginners look at amazing events and people in history.
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  • Renaissance

    By Susie Brooks
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    Susie Brooks
    Discover the art movements that shaped our world The exciting time known as the Renaissance revolutionised art, as artists broke with the past to embrace new subjects, techniques and mediums. Painters and sculptors including Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo became famous across Europe, creating works as enduringly iconic as the Mona Lisa and David. For readers aged 9 and up, Inside Art Movements provides an accessible and in-depth guide to some of the most popular and significant art movements.
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  • Reptiles

    By Sarah Wilkes
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    Sarah Wilkes
    The Classifying Animals series welcomes readers to the world of classification, in which about 2 million different organisms have been identified and sorted into groups. This appealing and attractive book looks at the class of reptiles, and the orders, families and species within it. Find out about the characteristics that distinguish the reptiles in different groups and compare the differences in their life cycles. Discover the various ways in which reptiles have adapted to life in different climates and habitats on land and in water.
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  • Rescue Vehicles

    By Daniel Gilpin
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    Daniel Gilpin
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  • Richard Branson

    By Liz Gogerly
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    Liz Gogerly
    The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. This book looks at the background, life and achievements of Richard Brandon, his impact on popular culture as well as detailing the everyday facets of his job and how he has gained such success.
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  • Richard Hammond

    By Hettie Bingham
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    Hettie Bingham
    Did you know that car-mad Richard Hammond worked in radio before that all-important audition for Top Gear? And there is more to him than just cars... he has presented science shows, a challenge game show and nature documentaries.Find out all about the man nicknamed The Hamster by his co-presenters: what inspires him, who his celebrity mates are, just how many cars he owns, what his favourite food is, and much more. A fantastic resource for biography based project work!
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    Robbers, Cops, Crime

    By Roy Apps
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    Roy Apps
    At the first sign of danger we call 999, but what did people do before the police force existed? Learn about the evolution of the service that protects us - from keeping invaders in order to the first bobbies on the beat and the latest crime-fighting scientific developments. Wayland have partnered with The National Archives to bring you this incredible photographic record of one of the most revered professions around: policing. Trace policing through history, beginning with the Romans. Then learn about Scotland's first organised police force, smuggling, poaching and street crime, the River police and the Industrial Revolution, the evolution of police vehicles, the world's most famous detective and the introduction of women to the service. Learn about all this and more in Bobbies, Cops and Crime: An Illustrated History of Policing!
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  • Robert Pattinson

    By Kay Barnham
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    Kay Barnham
    Want to know more about your favourite pop and film stars? Read on! Want to Know Your Idol? is a fascinating, in-depth pop and film biography series that is packed to the brim with the latest facts on the stars and tells the story of their lives from childhood and their ascent to fame, and reports on what their lives are like today as some of the world's biggest idols. Find out all about the most famous vampire on the planet! Learn about his childhood, his early acting days, through to his most famous Twilight years and beyond!Find out about his family, his fave actor/musician/dinosaur and what superpower he would most like to possess! Take the quizzes threaded throughout the book to find out if you are an R-Pattz Super Fan!
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  • Robot

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a robot. You'd definitely want it to be the best robot in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.
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  • Rocks and Soil

    By Alice Harman
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    Alice Harman
    This colourful book introduces young childre to rocks and soil. Looks at topics such as what's inside the Earth, igneous and sedimentary rocks, types of rock, rocks and minerals, life in the soil, types of soil, soil layers and erosion. Includes a quiz, a step-by-step recipe to make chocolate igneous rocks. Free downloadable worksheets available.
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  • Roller Coaster

    By Paul Mason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
    Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a roller coaster. You'd definitely want it to be the best roller coaster in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.
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