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  • SUVs and Off-Roaders

    By Rob Colson
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    Rob Colson
    From super cars such as the Bugatti Veyron to the luxury Bentley, Mercedes and BMW, this series looks at the most incredible cars in existence! Top Marques: SUVs and Off-Roaders looks at the history of SUVs, and at some of the most cutting-edge 4x4 vehicles around, from the Porsche Cayenne to the Range Rover SDV8, the Nissan Navara, the Toyota FJ Cruiser, the Jeep Wrangler and the Mercedes Unimog. 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: Racing Cars, Top Marques: Luxury Cars and Top Marques: Supercars.
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  • Supertrucks

    By Paul Harrison
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    Paul Harrison
    If trucks are your thing, then you'll love Supertruck! A look at some of the biggest, most powerful and amazing trucks in the world. From massive mining trucks like the Libherr T and the fastest racing trucks, to a car-eating 'Robosaurus' and everything in between, find out about what makes these trucks so incredible.Mean machines is a series of books that take a close look at some of the most stylish, powerful and incredible vehicles on the planet.
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  • Superplanes

    By Paul Harrison
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    Paul Harrison
    If all thinks airborne are your thing, then you'll love Superplanes! A look at some of the most amazing planes in the world. From military jets and planes that can reach space, to highly agile stunt planes and everything in between, learn about what makes these planes so incredible.Mean machines is a series of books that take a close look at some of the most stylish, powerful and incredible vehicles on the planet.
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  • The Superhuman Body

    By Joy Lin, Alan Brown
    Authors:
    Joy Lin
    Illustrated by:
    Alan Brown
    What if you could be immortal or have super senses or read minds? You'd be a superhero! BUT are these superpowers feasible in the real world? Superpower Science: The Superhuman Body tells you all about the reality of these superpowers when looked at through a scientific lens.The series Superpower Science focuses on the superpowers commonly associated with superheroes and reveals just how scientifically realistic they could be to us mere humans. Each title focuses on four superpowers and explains which science principles would come into action if the superpower existed and what effect these science principles would have on the body. The comic book format and vintage-looking colourful illustrations paired with quirky and humorous explanations turn what would be considered by many as dry physics principles into high-interest exciting books. By pointing out the physical limitations of superpowers, the series aims to fix them, not crush children's dreams but inspire them to be interested in science. Perfect for reader aged 9 and up.
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  • Supercopters

    By Paul Harrison
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    Paul Harrison
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  • Supercars

    By Paul Harrison
    Authors:
    Paul Harrison
    If supercars are your thing, then you'll love this book. A look at some of the most amazing and iconic supercars in the world. From the incredible Bugatti Veyron Super Sport to classic Lamborghinis and everything in between, learn about what makes these cars so powerful and expensive to build.Mean machines is a series of books that take a close look at some of the most stylish, powerful and incredible vehicles on the planet.
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  • Supercars

    By Annabel Savery
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    Annabel Savery
    Can you believe that the Bugatti Veyron can reach speeds of 267 miles per hour? Find more amazing facts like this in It's Amazing: Supercars!Bright, fun books on topics that young children love to read about, from supercars to princesses. Accessible text and colourful design make these ideal first topic books.
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  • Superboats

    By Paul Harrison
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    Paul Harrison
    If gleaming, powerful and incredible boats are your thing, then you'll love Superboats. A look at some of the most amazing boats in the world. From racing powerboats, such as the Victory Team, a luxury yacht that looks like a submarine, and a research boat that flips itself vertical above the water, while most of the boat is underwater to specialist military boats and everything in between,find out about why these boats among the most incredible machines in the worldMean Machines is a series of books that take a close look at some of the most stylish, powerful and incredible vehicles on the planet.
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  • Superbikes

    By Paul Harrison
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    Paul Harrison
    If gleaming, powerful two-wheeled machines are your thing, then you'll love Superbikes. A look at some of the most amazing bikes in the world. From the Dodge Tomahawk concept bike to specialist racing bikes and everything in between, learn about what makes these bikes so powerful and expensive to build.Mean machines is a series of books that take a close look at some of the most stylish, powerful and incredible vehicles on the planet.
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  • Super Storms

    By Cath Senker
    Authors:
    Cath Senker
    Extreme weather dominates news bulletins around the world. From tsunamis to superstorms, floods to wild fires, natural disasters affect people globally on a daily basis. Superstorms, and their deadly consequences, have hit the headlines over the past decade as hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons have devastated countries around the world. But why are these occurrences so frequent and destructive? And what happens to the affected communities after disaster has struck? Planet in Peril: Superstorms answers these questions and many more, the different types of superstorm, what causes them and how technology is helping people to prepare for them. The book looks at three of these natural disasters from recent years in detail: Hurricane Katrina, that struck the USA in 2004, Typhoon Bopha, that hit the Philippines in 2012, and Superstorm Sandy, that devastated the Caribbean and the USA in 2012. Comprehensive case studies cover when and where each storm struck, the immediate impact of the disaster, the long-term effects, the global aid efforts and the rebuilding and regeneration of affected communities. Eyewitness panels give firsthand accounts of the disaster from survivors, emergency service personnel, aid workers and scientists working to combat the effects of natural disasters. Infographic elements display statistics about each storm in a clear, concise and visual way. Learn about the preparations made for superstorms: what protective mechanisms and warning systems are in place, the emergency drills people must learn, and how communities are evacuated in the event of a disaster. Find out about the disaster recovery effort immediately after each event, how aid reaches affected areas, and where it comes from. See how communities fare in the immediate aftermath, how they cope with damage to infrastructure and homes, lack of basic necessities and, in some cases, the loss of friends or relatives. Then find out how they cope long-term, deal with the economic impact, and regenerate. Discover if climate change and global warming are increasing the impact of superstorms, and how research is being done, and technology developed, to combat them. See how storm tracking systems and evacuation drills can dramatically improve people's chances of survival, and how storm shutters, storm doors and storm windows can help people to protect their homes. Planet in Peril: Superstorms is ideal for children age 9+, for geography and science projects, or simply for anyone interested in finding out the background behind the 'extreme weather' news reports. Superstorms are not the only natural disaster our planet faces, find out about tsunamis, floods and wild fires in other titles in the series.
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  • Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    The World Wide Web has changed the way we communicate and socialise with our friends. Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety investigates how social media sites work and how to stay safe in the online world. Want to type a tweet or write a blog? Upload your photos and videos? Share your news on a social media site? Find out how here!Uncover the code behind the social media networks that connect people around the world. Learn how the networks are built and think about how to participate in them safely and responsibly. 'Try at home' examples encourage you to get practical with computing and are NOT linked to specific software or operating systems. Real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology will inspire a new generation of digital technology scientists.This series will provide support to many teachers who are not subject specialists in this area and who can use this book for ideas, inspiration and materials. The book doesn't rely on a particular software/OS.Other titles in the Get Ahead in Computing series: Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs; Awesome Algorithms & Creative Coding; Computing and Coding in the Real World; Great Games and Amazing Animation; The Science of Computers; Web Page Design
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  • Super Senses

    By Rob Colson
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    Rob Colson
    How do you feel? What's inside your ears? Where are your taste buds? This book explores your senses and how you use them. Find out how special body parts collect signals, allowing you to detect the world around you. This book is part of the Science is Everywhere series, which demystifies the key science topics and shows how they relate to the world around us with fun, colourful graphics. These books are ideal for children aged 9 plus who are studying science, or for young readers who want to get to grips with science in a fun way.
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  • The Sun

    By Mary-Jane Wilkins
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    Mary-Jane Wilkins
    Find out about the Sun, the star at the center of our solar system. Discover what the Sun is made from, where the solar wind comes from, and how space probes study the Sun.Part of the Our Solar System series of books that explore the exciting topic of space and are specially written for younger readers. With stunning photographs and explanatory artwork, the books are the perfect introduction to our solar system. Other titles in the series: Asteroids, Comets and Meteors; The Inner Planets; The Outer Planets; Earth and The Moon
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  • The Sun and Stars

    By Giles Sparrow
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    Giles Sparrow
    Space Travel Guides offer a unique look at our Solar System and beyond for older children. Adopting a `travel guide` format, this original series takes the reader on a fascinating fact-packed voyage, offering insights and points of interest along they way. Stunning full-colour photographs and quirky cartoons ensure that no detail is omitted as the trip progresses - from planetary features to star magnitudes and from space toilets to driving on the Moon.
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  • Sun

    Read all about the Sun, what it's made of, and how the planets of the solar system orbit the Sun. Find out how day and night, sunrise and sunset and the seasons occur on Earth and what happens during a solar eclipse.Simple quiz questions at the back help readers to remember what they've just read.
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  • Sumer and Ancient Mesopotamia

    By Charlie Samuels
    Authors:
    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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  • Submarines

    By David West
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    David West
    Learn all about submarines from the first submarines to submersibles and modern submarines.Have you ever wondered where the crew all sit inside a tank, or what a jet engine looks like behind the turbine blades? Well these six books will help you find out just that! Find out something amazing about each vehicle and then turn the page to see it sliced in two where its innermost secrets will be revealed. Simple text and large labels and captions will make the bite-sized pieces of information appeal to a wide range of reading abilities, and the artwork is both friendly and accessible. What's Inside - perfect for inquisitive, machine-mad readers who love the details of how vehicles work. Suitable for readers aged 8+.
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  • Submarines

    By Andrew Langley
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    Andrew Langley
    Written and designed for the young reader, an introductory to Machines On the Move . This eight book series explores a wide range of fascinating machines through clear explanatory text supported by superb colour photographs and illustrations
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  • Stuff-Materials and How They Change

    By Peter Riley
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    Peter Riley
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  • A Stroll Through the Seasons

    By Kay Barnham, Maddie Frost
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Illustrated by:
    Maddie Frost
    Take a stroll through the seasons! From bright spring blossoms to colourful autumn leaves, follow the wonderful changes that each season brings.This beautifully illustrated picture book shows the glorious nature of each new season, from spring greenery, dazzling summer sunshine, vibrant autumn leaves and sparkling winter snow. Follow the journey of a young boy and girl as they stroll through wind, rain, sunshine and snow to explore the wonderful changes that each season brings.'Look and Wonder' is a fresh, bold and bright, narrative non-fiction picture book series, for children aged 4 and up, introducing children to life cycles and the natural world. The eye-poppingly colourful digital illustration style will explain the scientific concepts while the light and fun text-style will make these books real home and classroom favourites.Other titles in the series:A Stroll Through the SeasonsA Wonderful World of WeatherIncredible RainforestsThe Amazing Butterfly Life Cycle StoryThe Amazing Plant Life Cycle StoryThe Awesome Night SkyThe Great Big Water Cycle Adventure
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