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  • 30 Million Different Insects in the Rainforest

    By Paul Rockett, Mark Ruffle
    Authors:
    Paul Rockett
    Illustrated by:
    Mark Ruffle
    You can count numbers all around you, from the eight legs on a spider to the one nose on your face. But can you the animal species found in the rainforest or the fish in the River Amazon? Find out all about RAINFOREST in THE BIG COUNTDOWN, including its extraordinary variety of plant and animal life, its tribal people, its layered structure, its role as an oxygen producer and why we need to protect it.The Big Countdown looks at popular topics and investigates the great many numbers that make them fascinating. From the mind-bogglingly large to smallest and most precious, this series helps us understand that it's not just our days that are numbered.
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  • 10 Minute Crafts: Spring

    By Annalees Lim
    Authors:
    Annalees Lim
    Make your own handmade plants, a bark rubbing collage, shadow flowers or a twig hanging, plus many more!Using readily available, seasonally related materials, this series is an ideal and fun introduction to the spring season for young children. The crafts are explained in easy to follow step-by-step instructions, and are perfect for teachers looking for original ideas as well as time-poor parents.
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  • The 1990s

    By Anne Rooney
    Authors:
    Anne Rooney
    The 1990s was a time of big changes, including the end of the Cold War, democratic elections in South Africa, signs of peace in the Middle East and a global agreement to confront climate change. It also saw the arrival of the World Wide Web, the Hubble Space telescope and the first cloned mammal. This book describes these and many other world-changing events that occurred during this decade.Part of the series Dates of a Decade, each title looks at the key dates that helped shape history during a particular decade in the 20th century. As well as describing landmark events, the books examine their causes and consequences and include contemporary newspaper reports and eyewitness accounts.
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  • The 1980s

    By Joseph Harris
    Authors:
    Joseph Harris
    The 1980s was a time of economic growth and great wealth for some. It was the age of enterprise culture and the 'yuppie'. Capitalism appeared triumphant as the communist world crumbled, and the Berlin Wall fell. It was also the time of Live Aid, disaster at Chernobyl and the launch of the IBM PC. This book describes these and many other world-changing events that occurred during this decade.Part of the series Dates of a Decade, each title looks at the key dates that helped shape history during a particular decade in the 20th century. As well as describing landmark events, the books examine their causes and consequences and include contemporary newspaper reports and eyewitness accounts.
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  • The 1970s

    By Nathaniel Harris
    Authors:
    Nathaniel Harris
    The 1970s was a time of dentente, an easing of Cold War tensions and an historic visit by President Nixon to China. The conflict in the Middle East led to international terrorist incidents and a major oil crisis. Iran erupted in revolution, space probes landed on Mars and the Sex Pistols shocked the establishment. This book describes these and many other world-changing events that occurred during this decade.Part of the series Dates of a Decade, each title looks at the key dates that helped shape history during a particular decade in the 20th century. As well as describing landmark events, the books examine their causes and consequences and include contemporary newspaper reports and eyewitness accounts.
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  • The 1950s

    By Paul Harrison
    Authors:
    Paul Harrison
    The 1950s was a tense time in the Cold War, with the McCArthy witch hunts in the USA, the crushing of the Hungarian uprising and the rise of Castro in Cuba. It was also a time of great achievement, including the conquest of Everest, the first organ transplant and the launch of Sputnik. This book describes these and many other world-changing events that occurred during this decade.Part of the series Dates of a Decade, each title looks at the key dates that helped shape history during a particular decade in the 20th century. As well as describing landmark events, the books examine their causes and consequences and include contemporary newspaper reports and eyewitness accounts.
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