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Indus Valley Civilisation

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Today, the Indus Valley Civilisation is known mainly through the ruins of its cities and the artefacts its people made. Ancient objects enable us to step back into the world of the people who made them. This book combines facts about the inhabitants of the Indus Valley with photographs of the artefacts they left behind to present a full picture of life at the time.

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Ancient Rome

Tim Cooke
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Ancient Greece

Tim Cooke
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Shang Dynasty

Tim Cooke
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The Shang were skilled builders, artists and craftsmen, and one of the best ways to discover how they lived is by studying the artefacts they made. Just as ancient objects enable us to step back into the world of the people who made them, the stories people told can reveal what they thought about their world. This book combines facts about the ancient Chinese with photographs of the artefacts they left behind and the stories they shared with each other to present a full picture of life at the time.

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The Vikings

Tim Cooke
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Tim Cooke
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Bombers

Tim Cooke
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Tim Cooke

Bombers strike without warning from high above the clouds. Some can fly long distances, carrying huge quantities of bombs. Others use smart missiles to strike targets on the ground. Either way, bombers and their deadly weapons are hard to stop once they are in the air! This book introduces teh world's greatest strike aircraft. Find out about leading bombers from around the world - including their technical specifications.Learn about the history of military strike aircraft - from their first use, through incredible developments in technology, right up to the most clever machines around today. Ultimate Military Machines delves into the incredible world of fighting machines and takes an upclose look at the latest technology used by the army, navy and air forces today. Each title takes an indepth look at one type of military vehicle - from its first use in warfare up to recent conflicts.

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Tanks

Tim Cooke
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Helicopters

Tim Cooke
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Helicopters can deliver soldiers or supplies where no other transportation can. This makes them key on remote battlefields. Choppers carry special forces into warzones, perform search and rescue, and carry out reconnaissance. They also pack a punch: Helicopter gunships carry a fearsome load of guns, bombs and missiles. Find out about leading helicopters from around the world - including their technical specifications.Learn about the history of military helicopters - from their first use, through incredible developments in technology, right up to the latest, cleverset machines around today. Ultimate Military Machines delves into the incredible world of fighting machines and takes an upclose look at the latest technology used by the army, navy and air forces today. Each title takes an indepth look at one type of military vehicle - from its first use in warfare up to recent conflicts.

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Submarines

Tim Cooke
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Fighter Aircraft

Tim Cooke
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Explore everything there is to know about the quickest of all military machines, the fighter jet. When it comes to aerial fighting, split seconds make the difference between life and death. This book follows the history of fighters from duelling pilots above the trenches of World War I to modern stealth aircrafts that enter enemy territory at speeds faster than the speed of sound.The Ultimate Military Machines series gives an up-close look at the most powerful weapons and fighting vehicles in the world and explains what makes them so lethal.

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Warships

Tim Cooke
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Tim Cooke

From wooden Greek galleys to vast battleships bristling with huge guns, warships have provided vital defense for nations around the globe. Throughout history, warships have become faster, stronger - and ever more deadly. This book follows the history of warships from the iron-clad vessels used in the American Civil War to today's gigantic aircraft carriers that can accommodate for over 60 fighter jets.

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The Ancient Greeks

Tim Cooke
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Tim Cooke

Ever wondered what life was really like for people in the past? The At Home With series will show you. Let us take you behind the scenes to reveal the fashions, fads and secrets of the past. And don't miss our famous guides for tourists in the ancient world! The Greeks get the credit for having invented democracy, philosophy ... and the Olympic Games. But what was life like at home? Find out in the great guide to the Greek world ... and learn why one of ancient Greece's greatest thinkers told people not to eat beans! A fun take on a Key Stage 2 National Curriculum topic!

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The Aztecs

Tim Cooke
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The Victorians

Tim Cooke
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Tim Cooke

Ever wondered what life was really like for the Victorians? Did Queen Victoria really say 'We are not amused'? Well, she may have done if she had read our behind-the-scenes guide to her 19th-century world. Learn about the good (and bad) side of life for the Victorians in this vibrant guide!Part of a series of books that takes children behind the scenes to reveal the fashions, fads and secrets of the past.

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The Ancient Egyptians

Tim Cooke
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Tim Cooke

Life in the past was in many ways very different from life today, but in one way it was very similar.There were always some people who were wealthier, more powerful or more famous than everyone else- and it was those early celebrities who set the fashions of the age and who got tongues wagging withearly celebrity gossip. At Home With... uses a magazine approach to reveal what fashionable life was like in various societies.Each book in the series focuses on a highly popular and widely studied period of history. The subjects include famous individuals and their homes, fashions, pastimes, food and drink, ways of getting around - and the must-have possessions of the day.

Jane Simmons

Before Jane could walk she was painting and drawing. She cried after her first day at school because they hadn't taught her to read and write in one day. From then on she hasn't stopped. Jane moved with her family and many animals around the world, living in houses, flats and camper vans moving from school to home education and back to school. Jane has continued to travel, write, draw and paint, always with animals, living in squats, tents, vans and boats. As a mature student she studied a BA in illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge and won the highest awards given in the Macmillan Children's Book Prize for both her final two years. Jane shot to fame with the success of her DAISY picture books, all about an irresistible little duck with big feet. More success followed with EBB AND FLO, whose characters were brought to life on television. Jane, her husband, and her menagerie of rescued animals travelled to and around the Mediterranean on her ex-fishing boat home and her adventures have provided the inspiration for many of her books. Most recently Jane has turned her hand to fiction, with the exciting adventures of BERYL GOES WILD and SHIP'S CAT DORIS. Jane is currently living in France with her boat not far away.

Jeff Norton

Jeff Norton is a London based author and writer-producer. A reluctant reader as an adolescent, and life-long science fiction fan, Jeff created the high-tech METAWARS books to be as compelling and as addictive as the best of films and video games. Jeff's creative focus is on creating compelling characters, awesome stories and immersive worlds, such as the laugh-out-loud MEMOIRS OF A NEUROTIC ZOMBIE books, and his first picture book, STOMP SCHOOL. Originally from Canada, Jeff moved from Los Angeles to London, where he now lives with his wife and two young sons. Jeff is on the web at: www.jeffnorton.com and tweets as @thejeffnorton.

Jenny Oldfield

Born and brought up in Harrogate, Yorkshire, Jenny Oldfield went on to study English at Birmingham University, where she did research on the Brontë Novels and on Children's Literature. She then worked as a teacher, before deciding to concentrate on writing. She writes novels for both children and adults and, when she can escape from her desk, likes to spend time outdoors. She loves the countryside and enjoys walking, gardening, playing tennis, riding and travelling with her two daughters, Kate and Eve.

Jerry Spinelli

Jerry Spinelli started out wanting to be a cowboy. Luckily for young readers, he later decided to become a writer, even though he's still not sure he can call himself one (he does other things too, like picking berries and skipping stones).

John Agard

John Agard was born in Guyana and emigrated to Britain in 1977. He has worked as an actor and a performer with a jazz group and spent several years with the Commonwealth Institute, travelling all over Britain giving talks, performances and workshops. He has visited literally thousands of schools. His poem 'Half-caste' is on the AQA Englsih GCSE syllabus, and every year he tours the country performing with other top poets for GCSE students. His children's poetry includes WE ANIMALS WOULD LIKE A WORD WITH YOU, POINTS OF VIEW WITH PROFESSOR PEEKABOO, and most recently EINSTEIN, THE GIRL WHO HATED MATHS and HELLO H2O, poems about maths and science respectively. All these titles have been in collaboration with the illustrator Satoshi Kitamura He lives in Sussex and is married to Grace Nichols, herself a respected Caribbean poet. They have a daughter.