Energy for Everyone?: The Business of Energy
By Nick Hunter
Energy For Everyone? explores one of the world's most profitable industries. It discovers how the energy industry began and why energy companies can charge so much for their goods. The book also discusses the challenges the energy industry faces as our planet's natural resources are depleted, and the genius solutions businesses have in place to ensure they continue to make billions.Discover the world's biggest money-making industries and the secrets of their success in Big-time Business. From the pharmaceutical industry and entertainment world through to the business of beauty, banking, social networking and energy, find out why these enterprising worlds have a grip on the global economy and are considered the biggest money-generators on the planet. A high-interest exploration of the business world for 9+ readers.
By Clive Gifford
The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. This title looks at the life of Ellie Simmonds, the troubles she has overcome and the sacrifices she has made to become the swimming champion that she is today. Learn about her performances at the Beijing Olympics and at London 2012, and how she has made an impact on Paralympic sport.
By 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.
By Tim Harris
Planned with reference to the Key Stage 2 national curriculum, this title looks at how elephants work together to survive in their habitat. It explains how they find food, bring up their young and defend themselves against predators. It also shows how factors such as the environment and the availability of resources shape the physical and behavioural characteristics of elephants. Pages are illustrated with full colour photographs and specially commissioned artworks suitable for readers of seven and above.
By Alex Woolf
This book gives readers an in-depth look at education in medieval times. You can learn about the different kinds of schools and discover why the church played an important role in the development of education. Discover who went to schoool and the subjects they learned. Find out about the first universities in Europe, and how education progressed in five hundred years of medieval living. It includes contemporary written evidence, colour photographs and maps, a timeline, glossary and index.
By A. J. Stones
Can you imagine leaving your home and your family, and moving hundreds of miles away to live with strangers, because it was too dangerous to stay in your hometown? During World War II, this was situation millions of people, the majority of them children, faced. Stories of World War II: Evacuation tells the stories of these children: where they came from, where they went, who looked after them, what they ate, and how they went to school, along with many other details about their lives as evacuees.Much of the material on which the book is based comes from The National Archives, and so is made up of government documents and reports from during World War II. This gives the book a real grounding in fact and in history - it is a true account of what life was like for evacuees during World War II.The other book in the series, Stories of World War II: Kindertransport, tells the story of Jewish children evacuated to Britain from Germany, Holland and Austria before the outbreak of World War II.
By Camilla De La Bedoyere
This title looks at Egypt through a variety of themes such as location, landscape and climate, population and health, settlements, family life, religion and beliefs, education and learning, employment and economy, industry and trade, farming and food, transport and communications, leisure and tourism and environment and wildlife.Includes maps, statistics panels and simple graphs and charts; and a topic web showing links with this series to other subject areas.
By Damian Harvey, Rupert Van Wyk
Elizabeth I ruled during a turbulent time in Tudor history. Find out about her highs and lows from being imprisoned in the Tower of London to inspiring victory over the Spanish Armada.Discover the stories of people who have helped to shape history, ranging from early explorers such as Christopher Columbus to more modern figures like Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web.These chapter books combine historical fact with engaging narrative and humourous illustration, perfect for the newly independent reader.
Expedition to the Arctic
By 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.
By John Hawkins
Earthquakes are one of the most destructive natural forces we are likely to experience on Earth. They can devastate entire cities and kill thousands of people. They can also trigger (and be triggered by) other natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.Earthquake Disasters first explores the science behind these powerful events - with an overview of tectonics and the continental plates moving, types of fault lines and how scientists (seismologists) study and predict the occurrence of earthquakes all over the world. Some famous earthquakes are then explored in detail, explaining how, why and when some of the world's biggest and most famous quakes occurred. From the Fukushima disaster in 2011 and the Haiti earthquake in 2010, to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and as far back as the quake that devastated Antioch in Turkey in CE 526, the power and devastation of these fascinating natural disasters will make for compelling reading.Part of a series of 6 books, Catastrophe! uses historical reports, eyewitness accounts and expert opinions to explore incredible natural and man-made disasters.Suitable for KS2-3 these are excellent reference books for teachers and students.
By Alice Harman
Find out about the people and places of Egypt. Looking at topics such as land and sea, weather, town and country, homes, shopping, food, sport, holidays and festivals. Learn how to speak Arabic. Have fun making a pharaoh's headdress.
The Ethics of War
By Patience Coster
Is it ever right to go to war? What is a 'just war'? Where should the moral line be drawn in an armed conflict? People have been fighting each other, and discussing the rights and wrongs of warfare, since the beginning of human history. It's time to consider Both SIdes of the Story.The Both Sides of the Story series explores the major global debates of our time from two opposing viewpoints. Each book investigates the facts behind the headlines, the history behind current trends and the latest hot topics.
By Jack Gillett, Meg Gillett
Each title in this series addresses an environmental topic and illustrates its aspects with the help of maps. This title presents energy resources, and explains key ideas, concepts and vocabulary. Twelve spreads each introduce an area of the world, including a map locating relevant sites, graphs offering comparative data and photography.A spread at the back of the book provides further study and comparison exercises.
By Patience Coster
Is it ever acceptable to help another person to die? Faced with a terminally ill patient in great pain, what should a doctor or relative do? Euthanasia - the intentional ending of a life in order to relieve pain and suffering - raises many ethical questions. It's time to consider Both Sides of the Story.The series, Both Sides of the Story, explores the major global debates of our time from two opposing viewpoints. Each book investigates the facts behind the headlines, the history behind current trends and the latest hot topics.
By Nicola Barber
Homes chronicles the various types of entertainment popular in the Tudor period, examining the differences across age groups, social classes and those who lived in towns and cities and those who lived in the country. It includes music, dance, festivals, masques, theatre, childhood games, and a very gory pastime: public executions!
By 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.
By Tom Jackson
From algae producing oil and driverless cars to Tsunami-proof towns and farmer-bots, welcome to how our environment may look in the near future! Find out all about the mind-blowing science and technology the future has in store for us.
The Eastern Front
By Peter Hepplewhite
Each book focuses on an aspect of World War II through exploration of a wealth of primary source material. A factual presentation of each topic is given alongside personal accounts and case-studies giving the reader an insight into the period. Evidence is explored and assessed throughout each book, which encourages children to debate and evaluate different sources.
Exercise and Play
By 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.