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Franklin Watts

Ten Trucks

Chris Oxlade
Authors:
Chris Oxlade

Find out all about ten amazing trucks!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 and 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+

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Ten Fire Engines and Emergency Vehicles

Chris Oxlade
Authors:
Chris Oxlade
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Cricket

Chris Oxlade
Authors:
Chris Oxlade

Looking to take up a new sport? Or just thinking about ways to keep fit and healthy? This book is a great introduction to all the important cricket skills you'll need. Full of skills tips and photos showing key techniques, you'll discover everything - from training to competing - while also finding out something about cricket stars of the past and present.

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Technology

Colin Hynson
Authors:
Colin Hynson
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How Does GPS Work?

Leon Gray
Authors:
Leon Gray
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Solar: From Sunshine to Light Bulb

Michael Bright
Authors:
Michael Bright

What happens when you switch a lightswitch? Or the power button on the TV? Electricity flows to the device and it switches on. Most of us use electrical gadgets all day, every day, without thinking about it. But where does electricity come from?Solar power is one of the most exciting forms of renewable energy today. From the powerful solar rays to the bright light bulbs being switched on all over the world, we follow the journey from the source to the resource. We look at other sources of energy, how the national grid works to move electricity across land and sea, and how it is fed into our homes. Home electricity is not the only use for solar power, so we look at solar farms, solar furnaces, solar towers and even solar transport. Finally we consider the future for solar energy and the advantages and disadvantages of this amazing resource.Other titles in the Source to Resource series include:From Field to PlateFrom Oil Rig to Petrol PumpFrom Raindrop to Tap

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Weather

Chris Oxlade
Authors:
Chris Oxlade
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Mountains

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. Mountains describes the largest and most impressive landforms on Earth. It looks at the ways in which mountains are formed and, over time, eroded away.

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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.

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Seas and Coasts

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.Seas and Coasts takes a look at how the seas affect the world's coastal areas, including flooding, shaping coastal features, estuaries, deltas and environmental issues. Included is a case study on the Pacific Ocean.

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Polar Regions

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury
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Popcorn: In Space: Moon

Chris Oxlade
Authors:
Chris Oxlade
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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.

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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.