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  • Extreme Adaptations

    By Louise Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury
    What does the term 'survival of the fittest' mean and why is life on Earth a battle? Find out in Extreme Adaptations and explore how animals and plants have changed by adaptation to carve out a life in a deadly world. Find out why the black heron uses an umbrella, which animal 'plays dead' and the many ways animals have adapted to keep safe, survive winter, survive the heat and much more. Discover what adaptation means, why it is necessary for survival and how without evolution life on Earth could not continue.The Savage Nature series explores life science and life on Earth at its most extreme, from the fight for survival from birth to death through to the way that organisms have adapted to survive in extreme habitats. The series offers high-interest, engaging information, fascinating fact boxes and an in-depth exploration of the most exciting aspects of life science. A high-interest look at the natural world for children aged 9+.
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  • Extreme Earth

    By Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver
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    Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver
    A world of Extreme Earth is waiting to be explored in this exciting book.Volcanoes, earthquakes, deserts and hurricanes are just some of the incredible environments and weather phenomenon you will find inside this book. Discover where they are and how they occur, which ones are the most dangerous and what life is like near them.A detailed fact file containing measurements, statistics and environmental issues will help you discover and learn about these extreme wonders. Perfect for KS2 and children aged 7+ with an interest in natural phenomenon and natural history.There are two titles in the series Visual Explorers. High-impact books with incredible information about fearsome Predators and our Extreme Earth.
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  • Extreme Sports People

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    Celebrity Secrets feature nine celebrities in depth. The star's background, personal life and career highlights are explored. The books also features six mini-biographies of other celebrities.
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  • Extreme Life Cycles

    By Louise Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury
    Every living thing on Earth is part of a life cycle: the journey from emerging as a new organism, through the stages of growth and development, to becoming an adult that can reproduce new organisms of the same type. The journey is full of big challenges, and this book explores the extreme tactics some organisms use to make sure their life cycles succeed. From a zombie ant fungus to tapeworms that live in intestines, this book is full of fascinating, gory and extreme information.The Savage Nature series explores life science and life on Earth at its most extreme, from the fight for survival from birth to death through to the way that organisms have adapted to survive in extreme habitats. The series offers high-interest, engaging information, fascinating fact boxes and an in-depth exploration of the most exciting aspects of life science. A high-interest look at the natural world for children aged 9+.
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  • Extreme Food Chains

    By Louise Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury
    What are the deadliest food chains on Earth and what animals and plants belong to them? Find out in Extreme Food Chains and take an up-close look at the lethal world of predators and prey. From life in the oceans and rainforests to the extreme environments of the Arctic and deserts, discover the world's top predators. Find out how they hunt and what they eat, and learn how their prey in turn eats other organisms for food. Explore the links in nature's most savage food chains!The Savage Nature series explores life science and life on Earth at its most extreme, from the fight for survival from birth to death through to the way that organisms have adapted to survive in extreme habitats. The series offers high-interest, engaging information, fascinating fact boxes and an in-depth exploration of the most exciting aspects of life science. A high-interest look at the natural world for children aged 9+.
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  • Explorers

    By Philip Steele
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    Philip Steele
    Find out about 12 of the most incredible expeditions in history, from the ancient Egyptian voyage to the land of Punt around 1470 BCE to the Apollo mission to space in 1969; taking in Marco Polo's journey to China, the great 15th-century Chinese voyages, the Portuguese sailing around the Cape of Good Hope, the New World voyages, the circumnavigation of the globe, the mapping of the Pacific, the exploration of the American West, the exploration of Africa, the race to the South Pole and the descent into the Mariana Trench on the way. Discover the dates and location of each expedition, the people involved and the distances travelled. Find out about the expedition leaders, Hatshepsut, Marco Polo, Zheng He, Christopher Columbus, Bartolomeu Dias, Vasco da Gama, Ferdinand Magellan, Captain James Cook, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Dr Livingstone, Henry Morton Stanley, Mary Kingsley, Robert Scott, Roald Amundsen, Jacques Picard, James Cameron, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin. Epic: Explorers also looks at the technology and vehicles involved in each expedition, from the Chinese treasure ships and the American canoes to the skis and dog sleds used on the South Pole expedition, and the rocket that carried the astronauts to the Moon. The dangers the adventurers faced are also catalogued, from the deserts, robbers and storms Marco Polo braved on his journey to China, to the lions, crocodiles and diseases Stanley and Livingstone battled in Africa. A perfect resource for project work on exploration, geography or history, or simply a great leisure read, for children aged 9 and above. For more epic events, try reading the other titles in the Epic series: Animal Migrations, Battles and Empires.
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  • Explaining... Down's Syndrome

    By Angela Royston
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    Angela Royston
    The Explaining series looks at a range of conditions, illnesses and disabilities that affect children and adults all over the world. The books explain why they occur, how they are diagnosed, how they affect people and how they can be treated.Explaining: Down's Syndrome will help you understand what Down's Syndrome is and how it affects people. Case studies illustrate what is like to live with Down's Syndrome and how people with it manage their conditions to live full and happy lives.
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  • Explaining: Epilepsy

    By Lionel Bender
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    Lionel Bender
    The Explaining series looks at a range of conditions, illnesses and disabilities that affect children and adults all over the world. The books explain why they occur, how they are diagnosed, how they affect people and how they can be treated.Explaining: Epilepsy will help you understand what epilepsy is and how it affects people. Case studies illustrate what is like to live with epilepsy and how people with the condition manage it to live full and happy lives.
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  • Explaining... Asthma

    By Angela Royston
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    Angela Royston
    The Explaining series looks at a range of conditions, illnesses and disabilities that affect children and adults all over the world. The books explain why they occur, how they are diagnosed, how they affect people and how they can be treated.Explaining: Asthma will help you understand what asthma is and how it affects people. Case studies illustrate what is like to live with asthma and how people with the condition manage it to live full and happy lives.
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  • Expedition to the Arctic

    By Alex Woolf
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    Alex Woolf
    Follow a traveller's diary of an expedition to the frozen North Pole! Find out how to gear yourself up for the trip, about the animals and plants that thrive in extreme conditions, landscape features, ecology, climate, industry and people. Discover how animals such as whales and polar bears survive living on pack ice and ice floes, and what life is like for Arctic explorers who brave 24-hour darkness and treacherous conditions to learn more about this challenging climate.
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  • Exercise and Play

    By Robyn Hardyman
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    Robyn Hardyman
    Find out all about how to stay healthy and happy with fun exercise and games! This book explores the many kinds of exercise and sport you can do, and gives you Healthy Hints - tips on great activities you can enjoy.
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  • Exciting Escapes

    By Jane Bingham
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    Jane Bingham
    Exciting Escapes takes a look at some of the most daring getaways in history, from rooftop leaps to canyon rescues. Packed with facts, stats, true-life stories and amazing photographs this book will appeal to everyone interested in extreme survival.In this series, experience the thrills of fast machines, daring journeys, extreme sports and much more through this series of action packed high-interest reads designed for older children.
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  • The Evolution of You and Me

    By Michael Bright
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    Michael Bright
    Evolution of You and Me tracks modern humans, from their origins to leaving Africa. Take a closer look at tree shrews, the first primates, how we came to stand on two legs, early tools and cooking, and the conflict with Neanderthals. Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, Evolution of You and Me brings core curriculum subjects to life with an engaging design.Written by bestselling author Michael Bright, his digestible approach to science makes this the perfect book for project work or interest reading.
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  • Everyday Life, Art and Culture

    By John C. Miles
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    John C. Miles
    Vikings have a fearsome reputation as terrifying and brutal warriors, raiding other lands and killing without mercy. Yet the Vikings were also incredibly cultured and lived in a complex society. Through artefacts and excavations, Discover the Vikings: Everyday Life, Art and Culture explores the Viking world by examining - among other things - shipbuilding and navigation, longhouses and home life, food and farming and their skills as craftspeople.The book also invites readers to use their own imaginations to think about what it would be like to live in Viking times. Would you be hardy enough to travel far from home in a mighty longship? For readers aged 7+.
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  • Everyday Life

    By Moira Butterfield
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    Moira Butterfield
    Discover the Anglo-Saxons introduces young readers to key figures, aspects and themes of Anglo-Saxon Britain. The books feature an appealingly graphic, young, colourful approach, with one large image per spread plus fact and feature boxes, timelines, places to visit and further resources.Everyday Life offers a look at how both rich and poor people lived from day to day in Anglo-Saxon times. From housing to transport and from cooking to entertainment, young readers can build up a clear picture of everyday life in this vital period of British history.
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  • Everyday Life

    By Moira Butterfield
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    Moira Butterfield
    The lives of the ancient Britons were dramatically different from the lives we lead today. There were no large cities, no written languages and for much of the Iron Age there wasn't even any money. Yet the Iron Age Celts were nothing if not creative and skilled artists, farmers, warriors, traders and craftspeople. Incredible artefacts dug from fields, rivers and graves each tell us something about how they lived their lives, their beliefs and gods they worshipped, and how they fought and died. In Everyday Life, discover how tribes were organised and the roles of warriors, chieftains and druids. Find out what Celtic people actually looked like; the hill forts, brochs and roundhouses they lived in; Celtic names and clothes; gods and goddesses and why the technique of making iron tools and weapons had such an impact on their society.Discover the Celts and the Iron Age is a classic history topic series that takes a look at aspects of life in Iron Age Britain through the objects they left behind. Aimed at readers aged 7+ studying Key Stage 2 history.
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  • Everyday Life

    By Moira Butterfield
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    Moira Butterfield
    Each 'Discover the Tudors' title offers a fascinating look at a different key area of Tudor life, from monarchy to exploration.
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  • Events That Changed the World

    By Cath Senker
    Authors:
    Cath Senker
    For thousands of years, humans and their actions have shaped our history. But some events are so profound, they not only change the course of history, they also manage to leave a legacy so powerful, it can be called world-changing. This book looks at 10 of these events - from the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus which brought about a radical change to the face of those continents, to the attacks of 9/11, which ushered in a new era of warfare and terrorism.Each of the 10 world-changing events is examined in detail - what were the circumstances; who was involved and why; what kind of a legacy has it left; and how is it still relevant to us today? Spanning a significant portion of human history, from the age of discovery in the 15th century, to both World Wars, the birth of modern science and the end of Apartheid, this book not only examines the events themselves, but also places them in the context of other historical events and developments. Perfect for course work and cross-curricular activities spanning history, politics and science; the book includes 10 further momentous events, as well as a timeline that places them in the context of world history.
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  • Events That Changed the World

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    On September 11, 2001, the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in New York City collapsed as a direct result of a terrorist attack. The resulting war on terrorism has had major consequences around the globe. Find out what the other top nine Events are that Changed the World!
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  • Events

    By Moira Butterfield
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    Moira Butterfield
    Each title of The Olympics examines the the Olympic Games from ancient times, then the revival of the 1890s through to today's multi-million pound business. From the history of the games to which events are included and why, and from scandals to record breakers, The Olympics puts the reader at the centre of the action with fact-packed text, dramatic full-colour photos, facts and statistics.
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