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  • World's Toughest

    By Anne Rooney
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    Anne Rooney
    Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience.This book is part of Slipstream LEVEL 2. The 350-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 7-9, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too.All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.Do you know what is the toughest material? Or the name of the toughest helicopter? What about a robot that goes into volcanoes?No? Then find out in World's Toughest - filled with facts about some of the toughest things on Earth.
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  • World Economy: What's the Future?

    By Matt Anniss
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    Matt Anniss
    World Economy delves into the complexities of the global economy, exploring how our interlinked economies ensure full global trade but also expose each country to greater risk if the economy in one part of the world collapses. The book offers expert opinion about the advantages and risks of a global economy, examining the causes and outcomes of recent and historic economic disasters.Is our planet's population out of control? What is the future of the global economy? Are we playing God with genetic modification? How secure is the global positioning system and who is tracking you? In Ask the Experts discover some of the most topical issues facing people today and read expert opinions on each subject. Once you have 'asked the experts', become an expert yourself and use the knowledge you have learned to make up your own mind about our future. An investigative series for children aged 9+.
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  • Woodland

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Read all about woodlands, where in the world you can find them, what animals and plants live there and how these are dependent on each other. Learn about food chains, seasons and what we can do to protect this important habitat.Simple quiz questions at the back help readers to remember what they've just read.Perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
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  • Wonders of the World

    By Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
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    Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
    Ever thought about the Wonders of the World? What they are and where to find them? These are the questions that will be explored in this exciting book. The Great Wall of China, the Giant's Causeway and the Galapagos Islands are just some of the incredible places you will learn about in this book. There are eight titles in the series Visual Explorers. High-impact books with incredible information about the world around us. Perfect for KS2 and children aged 7+ with an interest in natural phenomenon and natural history.
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  • Wildfires

    By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
    Natural disasters devastate communities. They reshape the landscape and can alter people's ways of life in an area for years after the event. Learn all about the 10 worst wildfires in this book from the Peshtigo Fire in the USA in 1871 to the wildfires in Indonesia of 2015.This series explores the world's top ten worst recorded disasters, explaining how and why they happen and where in the world they have taken place. The series also invites the reader to examine what they have learnt about natural disasters and to apply that knowledge by answering critical thinking questions at the end of each book. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Wild Fires

    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. Wild fires, and their deadly consequences, have hit the headlines over the past decade as huge fires have devastated areas in countries around the world. But why are these occurrences becoming more frequent, and more severe? And what happens to the affected communities after disaster has struck? Planet in Peril: Wild Fires answers these questions and many more, including when and why wild fires occur, and how technology is helping people to prepare for, and protect themselves against, them. The book looks at three of these natural disasters from recent years in detail: the Black Saturday bushfires in Australia in 2009, the Colorado wildfire of 2012 and the forest fires in Bolivia in 2010. Comprehensive case studies cover when and where the fires started, the immediate impact of the disaster, the fire damage, 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 flood victims, emergency service personnel, including the rural fire service involved, aid workers and scientists working to combat the effects of natural disasters. Infographic elements display statistics about each wild fire in a clear, concise and visual way. Learn about the preparations made for wild fires: 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 whether climate change and global warming are increasing the impact and severity of wild fires, and how research is being done, and technology developed, to combat it. See how warning systems and evacuation drills can dramatically improve people's chances of survival, and learn about some solutions, such as firebreaks, that reduce the impact of wild fires. Planet in Peril: Wild Fires 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. Wild fires are not the only natural disaster our planet faces, find out about tsunamis, superstorms and floods in other titles in the series.
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  • Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? Questions and Answers About Animals

    By Thomas Canavan
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    Thomas Canavan
    Do animals have belly-buttons? Can birds sleep in mid-air? Which anmal has the longest teeth? Find out the answers to these questions and lots of other incredible facts about animals. Bitesize chunks of information mean this book is full of stuff you've never even thought of on everything that is unique or impressive about the world we live in.Science FAQs is a series of 6 books that answer questions on everything from black holes plant-eating insects in a fun and engaging way.
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  • Why Do Reptiles Have Scales?

    By Pat Jacobs
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    Pat Jacobs
    An original new science series which explores the key characteristics that divide the main animal and plant groups, and looks at how these characteristics have evolved over time. The information is supported by examples that highlight the quirky and amazing qualities of the natural world, as well as revealing the dazzling variety within each group.Why do Reptile Have Scales? looks at the features that make reptiles so unique. It describes how reptiles have evolved over time, and highlights how they adapt to survive in many different kinds of environment. Reptile anatomy, movement and self-defence all also feature.
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  • Why Do Plants Have Flowers?

    By Pat Jacobs
    Authors:
    Pat Jacobs
    Why do Plants Have Flowers? looks at the features that make plants so unique. It describes how they have evolved over time, and looks at how flowers, seeds and pollination developed. Behaviour, habitats and adaptation all also feature.An original new science series which explores the key characteristics that divide the main animal and plant groups, and looks at how these characteristics have evolved over time. The information is supported by examples that highlight the quirky and amazing qualities of the natural world, as well as revealing the dazzling variety within each group.
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  • Why Do Mammals Have Fur?

    By Pat Jacobs
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    Pat Jacobs
    Why Do Mammals Have Fur? looks at the defining features of mammals, such as being warm-blooded, having hair and feeding their young with milk, and explores how mammals have evolved and adapted over time. Mammal life cycles, behaviour and habitats all also feature.An original science series which explores the key characteristics that divide the main animal and plant groups, and looks at how these characteristics have evolved over time. The information is supported by examples that highlight the quirky and amazing qualities of the natural world, as well as revealing the dazzling variety within each group.
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  • Why Do Insects Have Six Legs?

    By Pat Jacobs
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    Pat Jacobs
    Why do Insects Have Six Legs? looks at the features that make insects so unique. It describes how they have evolved over time, and looks at how their movement developed. Insect senses, behaviour and habitats all also feature.An original new science series which explores the key characteristics that divide the main animal and plant groups, and looks at how these characteristics have evolved over time. The information is supported by examples that highlight the quirky and amazing qualities of the natural world, as well as revealing the dazzling variety within each group.
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  • Why Do Ice Cubes Float? Questions and Answers About the Science of Everyday Materials

    By Thomas Canavan
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    Thomas Canavan
    How do igloos stay warm without melting? How does glue make things stick together? Does all wood float? Find out the answers to these questions and lots of other incredible facts about materials. Bitesize chunks of information mean this book is full of stuff you've never even thought of on everything that is unique or impressive about the materials we use and the amazing properties some of them have.Science FAQs is a series of 6 books that answer questions on everything from black holes to plant-eating insects in a fun and engaging way.
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  • Why Do Fish Have Gills?

    By Pat Jacobs
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    Pat Jacobs
    An original new science series which explores the key characteristics that divide the main animal and plant groups, and looks at how these characteristics have evolved over time. The information is supported by examples that highlight the quirky and amazing qualities of the natural world, as well as revealing the dazzling variety within each group.Why do Fish Have Gills? looks at the features that make fish so unique. It describes how they have evolved over time, and highlights how they adapt to survive in an ever-changing environment. Fish anatomy, self-defence and senses all also feature.
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  • Why Do Birds Have Feathers?

    By Pat Jacobs
    Authors:
    Pat Jacobs
    Why do Birds have Feathers? looks at the features that make birds so unique. It describes how birds evolved from small dinosaurs, and looks at how feathers and flight developed. Bird senses, behaviour, habitats and flightless birds all also feature.An original science series which explores the key characteristics that divide the main animal and plant groups, and looks at how these characteristics have evolved over time. The information is supported by examples that highlight the quirky and amazing qualities of the natural world, as well as revealing the dazzling variety within each group.
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  • Why Are Black Holes Black? Questions and Answers About Outer Space

    By Thomas Canavan
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    Thomas Canavan
    How far could you throw a ball on the Moon? How much rubbish have humans left in space? How do astronauts go to the loo? Find out the answers to these questions and lots of other incredible facts about planet outer space. Bitesize chunks of information mean this book is full of stuff you've never even thought of on everything that is unique or impressive about the world we live in.Science FAQs is a series of 6 books that answer questions on everything from black holes plant-eating insects in a fun and engaging way.
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  • Who Split the Atom?

    By Jillian Powell
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    Jillian Powell
    This series looks at some of the major inventions and discoveries that have helped to shape our world today.
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    Whizzy Science

    By Anna Claybourne
    Authors:
    Anna Claybourne
    Send a rocket sky-high, create explosions and make a cup squawk like a parrot! Not only that, these fun craft experiments help you learn about science, too. This book will guide you in easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions through over 70 great crafty experiments, as well as explaining the science of sound, forces, light, how things change and how they grow.Using readily available materials that you can find around your house or school, these experiments couldn't be simpler - or more fun!- includes beautiful step-by-step illustrations- all experiments can be carried out at home or in school- Ties into the science National Curriculum
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  • Wheels Keep Turning: a book about simple machines

    By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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    Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    Long ago an idea began turning in human minds - the idea was a wheel and once it had started it couldn't be stopped. Join in the celebration of human ingenuity in a whirlwind tour of the history of the wheel, from rolling logs and a potter's wheel to air-filled tyres and a spinning CD. And discover how Wheels Keep Turning!The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.
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  • What's It Made Of

    By Terry Jennings
    Authors:
    Terry Jennings
    Why do we need materials? We need them to make everything we use.What's It Made Of? shows you how materials such as wood, metal, glass and wool are used to make nearly everything around us. Lively text, bright pictures and fun puzzles will help you learn all about materials.Part of the series Now You Know Science - 6 titles that cover fun science topics.
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  • What Makes You Hiccup? Questions and Answers About the Human Body

    By Thomas Canavan
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    Thomas Canavan
    How fast is the air in a sneeze? Why can't you tickle yourself? Does eating fish make you clever? Find out the answers to these questions and lots of other incredible facts about the human body.Bitesize chunks of information mean this book is full of stuff you've never even thought of on everything that is unique or impressive about the human body.Science FAQs is a series of 6 books that answer questions on everything from black holes plant-eating insects in a fun and engaging way.
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