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Franklin Watts

Ten Trucks

Chris Oxlade
Authors:
Chris Oxlade
Wayland

Technology

Colin Hynson
Authors:
Colin Hynson

Discover the amazing array of jobs within the field of technology that you never knew existed. From the professional hackers, known as cyber security experts, who use security techniques to make sure that an organisation's data is safe from falling into the wrong hands, to the app developers who design the latest apps, from games and entertainment to navigation tools. Read about the academic and vocational routes you can take to reach these jobs and how to get ahead in these exciting professions whilst you are at school and college.

Wayland

Solar: From Sunshine to Light Bulb

Michael Bright
Authors:
Michael Bright
Wayland

the Great Depression?

Emma Marriott
Authors:
Emma Marriott

Look at the events that lead to the Wall Street Crash of October 1929 and the shockwaves that it sent around the world, leading to economic crisis and financial panic and plunging millions into unemployment, eviction from their homes and grinding poverty. Explore the legacy of the Great Depression internationally, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as political ferment leading to the rise of fascism, and the good things, including the expansion of the welfare state and provision for those in need, technological innovation and the rise of the cinema industry.

Franklin Watts

Ten Fire Engines and Emergency Vehicles

Chris Oxlade
Authors:
Chris Oxlade

Find out all about ten amazing emergency vehicles!There are lots of ways machines can be cool. They can be the biggest, the smallest, the tallest, the longest and even the noisiest. Machine mad kids will love pouring over the details of the ten awesome machines in each book. Fantastic Five stat panels give the scoop on what makes these machines tick and key design features are highlighted to help you earn something new about your favourite diggers, tractors, trucks ad emergency vehicles.Perfect for readers who can't get enough of books about machines, but who have outgrown the simple picture books aimed at a much younger level. Those who are beginning to read by themselves will find the text fun to read and accessible.For children aged 5+

Franklin Watts

Cricket

Chris Oxlade
Authors:
Chris Oxlade
Wayland

How Does GPS Work?

Leon Gray
Authors:
Leon Gray
Wayland

WWII?

Emma Marriott
Authors:
Emma Marriott

This book looks at the events leading to the World War II, the most widespread war in history, in which the major participants used all their industrial, economic and scientific might to wage 'total war'. It examines the legacy of the war, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as the fear and mistrust between the USA and Russia that led to the Cold War, and the good things, including advances in medicine and computing and the establishment of the United Nations.

Franklin Watts

Seaside Plants and Animals

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

The Beside the Seaside series looks at specific aspects of daily life by the sea, whether examining plant and animal habitats, exploring the various jobs people do, looking at types of buildings and structures, or comparing a holiday by the sea in the past and present day. Seaside Plants and Animals explores all the different forms of life that can be found around seaside habitats. From rockpools to sand dunes and grassy cliffs to the sea shore, discover the range of mammals, birds, plants and living things that survive in these remote places.An essential set of books for learning about all aspects of the seaside, and a perfect teaching tool for Key Stage 1.

Franklin Watts

Volcanoes

Chris Oxlade
Authors:
Chris Oxlade

All around us, our planet is changing. Some changes are sudden and dramatic; others are almost imperceptible and take years. Our Earth in Action looks at these changes - from climate change to erosion and human activity - in detail. Volcanoes examines different types of volcanoes and how they form as well as the impact they have on populations and countries.

Franklin Watts

Weather

Chris Oxlade
Authors:
Chris Oxlade

All around us, our planet is changing. Some changes are sudden and dramatic; others are almost imperceptible and take years. Our Earth in Action looks at these changes - from climate change to erosion and human activity - in detail. Weather describes the many ways in which our planet is shaped - and its inhabitants affected - by the weather, from hurricanes to snow and ice.

Franklin Watts

Mountains

Franklin Watts

Rivers

Chris Oxlade
Authors:
Chris Oxlade

Our Earth in Action examines in detail the forces that shape our planet. From earthquakes to erosion and from volcanoes to extreme weather, this series offers a wide-ranging resource for older children.Rivers takes a look at how rivers form and age, river science, flooding and dams. Included are case studies on the Mississippi and Nile rivers.

Franklin Watts

Seas and Coasts

Chris Oxlade
Authors:
Chris Oxlade
Wayland

Polar Regions

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury

Can you imagine living and working at the North or South pole? It's the reality for some scientists, who inhabit laboratories in the frozen wastes of the Arctic or Antarctic. Research on the Edge - Polar Lab is a gripping look at the daily lives of these scientists, and the vital research they carry out in extreme conditions. Discover the difficulties of setting up a polar lab and the challenges of supplying equipment and necessities to the workers. Children can read about the conditions scientists live in, from where they sleep to how they keep warm, and some of the dangers they must avoid. Explore how research conducted under in polar lands can help with conservation, increase our understanding of climate change, and expand our knowledge of polar life, biodiversity and habitats. It can reveal untapped resources, and unknown eco-systems. Learn about the incredible technology that enables the scientists to live and work in dangerous conditions and the transport they use to travel around the poles. See how they attempt to live with as little impact on their environment as possible. Discover how scientists manage their data, and publish it in journals around the world, and see how their findings can affect the way we do things in our everyday lives. Find out about the international science community ­- where and why cutting-edge research is carried out, how it is paid for, and who owns the results. 'Danger' panels highlight some of the perils scientists face, while 'Cutting edge' panels detail the latest technology. Research on the Edge - Polar Lab is ideal for children age 9+, for geography and science projects, or simply as a great leisure read. Polar lands are not the only places where scientists work in extreme conditions. Try reading about the Rainforest Lab, the Space Lab and the Ocean Lab.

Wayland

Popcorn: In Space: Moon

Chris Oxlade
Authors:
Chris Oxlade

Read about how the Moon shines and why we have night and day. Find out about the surface of the Moon. Discover what the far side of the Moon is. Learn about the astronauts who have visited the Moon.

Wayland

Popcorn: In Space: Earth

Chris Oxlade
Authors:
Chris Oxlade

Read about the planet we live on and its place in the solar system. Discover why we have night and day. Find out about the hottest and coldest places on Earth and explore why the Sun is important for life on Earth.

Franklin Watts

Battles That Changed the World

Chris Oxlade, David West
Contributors:
Chris Oxlade, David West

In AD 732, near the town of Tours, France, a Frankish army defeated the invading Islamic army and stopped the advance of the Islamic empire into Europe. It is one of ten battles in this book, ranging from Thermopylae in Ancient Greece to the Battle of Britain during World War II, chosen because of their lasting effect on world history

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David West

David West is a graphic designer, illustrator and author of children's information books. He has produced over 500 titles on subjects ranging from dinosaurs and mythology to technology and science. Some of his best known titles include Brain Surgery for Beginners, Fifty Three and a Half Things that Changed the World and Dinosaurs in My Street. David went to art school in Kingston-upon-Thames and Harrow, where he specialised in information graphics. He lives in south west London with his wife, two sons, a cat and a goldfish who's over 14 years old.When he's not illustrating, writing and designing he can be found fishing for salmon in Scottish rivers or painting portraits for fun.