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People on Earth

By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Welcome to The World in Infographics! Infographics are an exciting form of data visualisation, using icons, pictograms and graphics to present information to kids in a way that is fun and easy to understand.Want to compare production around the world? Or to understand our bone structure? Or find out how the earth is changing?This fantastic title looks at science, technology, life sciences and natural history - visualising amazing data in beautifully designed infographics. Key scientific concepts and ideas are explained with instant clarity and visual appeal.Marvel at the technology we use every day, learn about the the world's biggest machines, find out about the countries of the world and discover fascinating information about the planet we live on - all with the help of graphic organisers.A full index and glossary make this book an invaluable learning tool.
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  • Planet Earth

    By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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    Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    Welcome to the world of infographics! This exciting form of data visualisation uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information to kids in a whole new way. Marvel at the science behind geographical features, ecosystems, volcanoes, earthquakes and our changing climate - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics and graphic organisers.
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  • Plant Life

    By Theresa Greenaway
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    Theresa Greenaway
    This detailed guide to the life cycle of plants is an ideal complement to the National Curriculum. It studies how plants grow and reproduce before examining how human activity can interfere with the natural process. Packed with detailed photographs and diagrams it provides both clear and fascinating coverage of the subject. Numerous activities encourage readers to explore aspects of plant life for themselves. And a topic web and cross-curricular activity ideas provide teachers with additional resources. A re-issue of one of a popular series.
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  • Plant Variation and Classification

    By Carol Ballard
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    Carol Ballard
    Find out how our plant classification system works and look at how scientists use it to identify and group plant species. This book examines the features required to classify a plant, the key plant kingdoms and the plants that fall within them. This also looks at the variation between and within plant species and debates how and why such variations have occurred. Includes fieldwork investigations that show students at Key Stage 3 how to classify plants in their area and fascinating fact boxes that offer in-depth information on topics such as mutation. An activity project shows students how to create their own classification key. The six books in the Living Processes series look at the processes all living organisms must carry out in order to stay alive. From feeding and drinking through to breathing and reproducing, it explores the differing ways in which organisms carry them out.
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  • Plants

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
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    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Finding out about the life of plants has never been so engaging. This book is full of exciting experiments, fun puzzles, quirky humour and science facts to make you say WOW ... it's science with a BOOM! For children progressing through Book Bands, it is suitable for reading at band 10: White.Why not look out for the other BOOM SCIENCE titles? This fun series for children aged 6+ explores key science topics including Electricity, Forces, Human Body, Light, Materials, Plants, Seasons and Sound.
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  • Plants

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    A fantastic resource for children aged 6-8, the Fact Cat series makes a perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments! Why do flowers smell nice? How big is the largest flower in the world? Which plant eats insects? Find out about plants and learn how they grow and reproduce. Follow the life cycle of a plant, see how they make their own food and discover some of the most unusual plants in the world. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.
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  • Plants

    By Sally Hewitt
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    Sally Hewitt
    Amazing Science uses the extraordinary and mind-boggling facts about science to introduce children to the core topic of plants at KS1. Each spread starts with an interesting fact supported by a dramatic picture to engage the child's interest. It then seeks to explain, in simple terms, the science behind it. 'Your Turn' boxes then challenge children to look around them for similar examples, such as what materials are used for.
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  • Plants

    By Jon Richards
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    Jon Richards
    Welcome to the world of infographics! This exciting form of data visualisation uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information in a whole new way. Read about the tallest and the smallest plants, see how flowers produce seeds, and discover how plants make energy - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics. Ideal for children of 9+, and fact and science geeks of all ages, finding out about plants has never been more exciting!
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  • Polar Regions

    By Louise Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury
    Can you imagine living and working at the North or South pole? It's the reality for some scientists, who inhabit laboratories in the frozen wastes of the Arctic or Antarctic. Research on the Edge - Polar Lab is a gripping look at the daily lives of these scientists, and the vital research they carry out in extreme conditions. Discover the difficulties of setting up a polar lab and the challenges of supplying equipment and necessities to the workers. Children can read about the conditions scientists live in, from where they sleep to how they keep warm, and some of the dangers they must avoid. Explore how research conducted under in polar lands can help with conservation, increase our understanding of climate change, and expand our knowledge of polar life, biodiversity and habitats. It can reveal untapped resources, and unknown eco-systems. Learn about the incredible technology that enables the scientists to live and work in dangerous conditions and the transport they use to travel around the poles. See how they attempt to live with as little impact on their environment as possible. Discover how scientists manage their data, and publish it in journals around the world, and see how their findings can affect the way we do things in our everyday lives. Find out about the international science community ­- where and why cutting-edge research is carried out, how it is paid for, and who owns the results. 'Danger' panels highlight some of the perils scientists face, while 'Cutting edge' panels detail the latest technology. Research on the Edge - Polar Lab is ideal for children age 9+, for geography and science projects, or simply as a great leisure read. Polar lands are not the only places where scientists work in extreme conditions. Try reading about the Rainforest Lab, the Space Lab and the Ocean Lab.
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    The Poo That Animals Do

    By Paul Mason, Tony De Saulles
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    Paul Mason
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    Tony De Saulles
    A fascinating insight into the world of animal poo - with "strange but poo" facts, from the smelliest, biggest, smallest, and most expensive poo to poo camouflage and keeping warm, discover all there is to know about animal poo and its uses. Photos combine with the tongue-in-cheek humour of Tony De Saulles' fabulous illustrations and Paul's Mason's raucous text to enliven even the most reluctant reader. A great book for satisfying the curiosity of 7 to 9 years olds while learning science at the same time!
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  • Popcorn: Seasons: Spring

    By Kay Barnham
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    Kay Barnham
    The 'Popcorn' series aims to develop children's knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. Each title has a lively design, engaging text and features an activity at the end of each book. The titles have been written in conjunction with a literacy consultant to ensure the text is completely appropriate for the age-range.
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  • Popcorn: Our Five Senses: Smell

    By Sally Morgan
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    Sally Morgan
    This book shows how we use our sense of hearing to find out about the world around us. Discover how hearing works and find out how humans and other animals use their sense of hearing.
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  • Popcorn: Life Cycles: Sunflower

    By Ruth Thomson
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    Ruth Thomson
    This book follows the life cycle of a sunflower from when its planted, to growing shoots and leaves looking at what it needs to grow. It ends showing the sunflower at the end of summer, showing how the sunflower's seeds can be used again to grow another sunflower, perfectly illustrated the cycle of life. Questions and facts encourage the reader to look more closely at the detailed photographs.
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  • Popcorn: Our Five Senses: Taste

    By Sally Morgan
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    Sally Morgan
    This book shows how we use our sense of taste to find out about the world around us. Discover how taste works and find out how humans and other animals use their sense of taste.
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  • Popcorn: Our Five Senses: Touch

    By Sally Morgan
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    Sally Morgan
    This book shows how we use our sense of touch to find out about the world around us. Discover how touching works and find out how humans and other animals use their sense of touch.
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  • Popcorn: Life Cycles: Chicken

    By Ruth Thomson
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    Ruth Thomson
    This book follows the life cycle of a chicken, from laying eggs to hatching, nurturing them and teaching them how to find food and shelter. The book shows the chick at each stage of its life. Questions and facts encourage the reader to look more closely at the detailed photographs.
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  • Popcorn: In Space: Earth

    By Chris Oxlade
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    Chris Oxlade
    Read about the planet we live on and its place in the solar system. Discover why we have night and day. Find out about the hottest and coldest places on Earth and explore why the Sun is important for life on Earth.
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  • Push and Pull

    By Angela Royston
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    Angela Royston
    This book looks at the simple idea of forces, focusing on pushes and pulls with examples from within children's own experience.
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