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  • American Supercars

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    Get your young petrolhead into gear with the perfect introduction to the newest, hotest, fastest American supercar marques on the planet. Featured inside are: CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1, DODGE CHALLENGER SRT HELLCAT, FORD GT, SHELBY SUPER SNAKE and more!Written specifically for car lovers aged around 9 years old, this series is ideal for reading on the go and to encourage reading for pleasure. Each title features superb photography and easy-to-read, informative text.
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  • Aircraft

    By Tom Jackson
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    Tom Jackson
    From the first hot air balloons to military supercraft, trace the evolution of technology's hottest topic - man's never ending quest to fly. A host of famous flying machines throughout history show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make aircraft such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some major developments, such as the jet engine and wing shapes and also explains what happens in a sonic boom and how thrust, gravity lift and weight are all crucial to flight to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.Technology Timelines is a series of six book aimed at upper KS2 and early KS3 readers, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.
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  • Asteroids and Comets

    By Ian Graham
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    Ian Graham
    Did you know there are rocks hurtling through space? Ever wondered what would happen if one of them crashed into Earth? Asteroids & Comets explores the intricacies of comets, meteorites and asteroids through exciting facts and beautiful illustrations.Learn about the wonders of space in this series, designed for readers aged 7 and up, but accessible to a wide range of reading abilities. If you've ever wondered what can be found on the dark side of the moon, or what other galaxies lurk beyond the Milky Way, these are the books for you. From the Sun, asteroids and comets to planets far and near Earth, you will discover here the most recent developments in space exploration and research.
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  • Ancient Sumer

    By Tracey Kelly
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    Tracey Kelly
    Ancient Sumer looks at one of the most fascinating and advanced ancient civilisations. Through structures as imposing as a ziggurat or objects as simple as a stone seal, readers aged 9 and up gain a picture of who was whom in the ancient Middle East and how the civilisation in which they lived really worked.Perfect for Key Stage 2, each book in the Great Civilisations series approaches its subject through a scene-setting spread about Who/where were the... It then introduces the achievements of the chosen civilisation through 12 structures or objects, each of which illustrates a key aspect or theme. Writing, architecture, industry, warfare, transport and learning are all covered in the same simple, colourful and engaging way. Fact boxes and panels present incidental information and point the reader to the importance of parallel developments in other parts of the world.
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  • All About Plants

    By Peter Riley
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    Peter Riley
    A first science series that introduces young readers to basic science principles in a friendly and accessible way. Early scientific skills are taught through a combination of experiments, activities and key questions, designed to get young scientists thinking!All About Plants looks at the parts of a plant and describes where and how plants grow.
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  • Ancient Egypt

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    Each book in Great Civilisations approaches its subject through a scene-setting spread Who/where were the... then introduces the achievements of the chosen civilisation through 12 structures or objects, each of which illustrates a key aspect or theme. Writing, architecture, industry, warfare, transport and learning are all covered in the same simple, colourful and engaging way. Fact boxes and panels present incidental information and point the reader to the importance of parallel developments in other parts of the world.Ancient Egypt looks at one of the best-known ancient civilisations. Through objects as complex and magnificent as Tutankhamun's funeral mask and sarcophagus or as simple as a shaduf, readers gain a picture of who was whom in ancient Egypt and how the civilisation in which they lived really worked.
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  • Albert Einstein and Sir Arthur Eddington

    By Mary Colson
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    Mary Colson
    Albert Einstein and Sir Arthur Eddington takes a look at the scientific partnership that changed our understanding of the universe. It explores the early work of both men including Einstein's Theory of Relativity and his famous equation E=MC2, how Eddington was instrumental in helping to prove Einstein's theories, and how his support helped the great Einstein bring his brilliant theories to fruition.How have some of the most successful scientific pairings in history changed the advancement of science and led to discoveries that might never otherwise have been made? Dynamic Duos explores the fascinating scientific partnerships between some of the world's leading scientists. From Darwin and Wallace to Einstein and Eddington, without these 'dynamic pairings' some of the most spectacular discoveries and critical theories in the history of science might never have been made. An informative series for children aged 9+.
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  • Ancient Rome

    By Charlie Samuels
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    Charlie Samuels
    From building techniques and making textiles to creating accurate calendars and understanding the human body. Six books that show how each civilisation gradually developed their knowledge and applied it, making advances that would dramatically and permanently change how people lived.Ancient Rome is famous for its achievements in building amazing aqueducts, bridges and arenas. But did you know that the Romans didn't invent all the techniques they used. Some ideas were improvements on technologies that already existed, such as those of the Ancient Greeks. But the Romans were masters of applying technology from around the world, and some of their technology is still relevant today, from the roads you travel on to the home you live in, to the coins in your pocket. This book looks at some of the most important Roman technologies and explores why they occurred at that time.For readers aged 9+.
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  • Ancient Greece

    By Charlie Samuels
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    Charlie Samuels
    Explore the technological advances in Ancient Greece, from pivotal developments in mathematics and buildings such the Parthenon to thoughts which still underpin the modern world in philospophy and politics. The practical and theoretical combine for this treasure trove of facts about Ancient Greece.From building techniques and making textiles to creating accurate calendars and understanding the human body. Six books that show how each civilisation gradually developed their knowledge and applied it, making advances that would dramatically and permanently change how people lived. Perfect for fulfilling history curriuclum teaching at Key Stage 2 or children aged 8-11.
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  • The Age of the Atom: 1900–1946

    By Charlie Samuels
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    Charlie Samuels
    A must for Key Stage 3 students aged 11 and up this engaging book uses timelines to describe scientific and technological advances from 1900 to 1946. In the first half of the 20th century, science changed the lives of everyone. Scientists explored the nature of atoms and discovered the immense power they contained. Radio and television transformed the way people communicated, and aeroplanes and cars made the world seem smaller. Each volume in the five-book series examines the story of scientific discovery in a series of timelines and each chapter examines either a particular aspect of science, or the life and work of an important scientist of the time. Parallels with other fields, such as astronomy and mathematics are highlighted so that readers can gain a rounded understanding of how scientists build on what has gone before and how science flourished in different parts of the world, or in different disciplines at the same time.
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  • The Advent of Electricity: 1800–1900

    By Charlie Samuels
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    Charlie Samuels
    A must for Key Stage 3 students aged 11 and up this engaging book uses timelines to describe scientific and technological advances from 1800 to 1900. The 19th century saw the birth of photography and the internal combustion engine, which led to the production of the first cars. Scientists developed theories about evolution, genetics and the nature of elements. But the end of the century, they had discovered the elusive electron and its role in electricity.Each volume in the five-book series examines the story of scientific discovery in a series of timelines and each chapter examines either a particular aspect of science, or the life and work of an important scientist of the time. Parallels with other fields, such as astronomy and mathematics are highlighted so that readers can gain a rounded understanding of how scientists build on what has gone before and how science flourished in different parts of the world, or in different disciplines at the same time.
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  • Ancient Egypt

    By Charlie Samuels
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    Charlie Samuels
    From building techniques and making textiles to creating accurate calendars and understanding the human body. Six books that show how each civilisation gradually developed their knowledge and applied it, making advances that would dramatically and permanently change how people lived.
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  • Ambulance Rescue

    By Deborah Chancellor
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    Deborah Chancellor
    Ambulances speed past with bright lights flashing as they race to the rescue... Lots of noisy words and plenty of high-speed action introduce emergency vehicles and other life-saving equipment in a lively and exciting way.Emergency Vehicles - four books all about the different vehicles each emergency uses and the situations they use them in. For KS1 readers
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  • Architecture

    By Lori Dittmer
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    Lori Dittmer
    An in-depth look at potential future developments in architecture, including self-contained cities as well as computerised blueprints and other technologies that are currently considered to be state of the art. By examining the historical roots of architecture this book presents a knowledgeable and balanced account of modern and future architecture.Part of the series What's Next? The Future Of..., there are four titles in the series examining warfare, medicine, architecture and space exploration.
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  • Aircraft

    By Kate Riggs
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    Kate Riggs
    Now That's Fast: Aircraft tells us all about these fast machines, looking at the different types of planes and how they are built, powered and used around the world.An exciting, eye-catching series about speedy machines with clear, manageable text and big, attractive images.
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