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The Modern World

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Since 1900, the world has undergone many changes and seen some huge technological leaps. War became far more deadly during the modern era and tens of millions died in two world wars. Mass media, telecommunications, the Internet and social media all helped spread knowledge and create a more globalised culture. Packed with beautiful illustrations, this book, in the Parallel History series for readers upwards of age nine, will help you to explore the major events and developments of the modern era, with timelines to show you when they took place around the world.

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The Medieval World

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The Ancient World

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The Classical World

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What developments in government and politics, food and farming, architecture, science, art and medicine were there in the classical world of the Ancient Greeks, Celts and Romans and how did these compare with those made during the same time period by the Mauryan Empire and the Qin and Han Dynasties? What was happening at the same time in the Americas? Packed with beautiful illustrations, this book, in the Parallel History series for readers upwards of age nine, will help you to explore the classical world chronologically, with timelines to show you when major events and achievements took place.

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Sugar

Alex Woolf
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The little grains you use to sweeten your food every day have an amazing story to tell. Like many other foods, sugar has a fascinating history, spanning centuries, continents and cultures. Wars have been fought over this food, empires conquered and black markets have flourished. This book describes the journey sugar has taken, from the use of sugarcane in ancient India to the staple sweetener in our cupboards today.Other topics covered are health aspects of sugar, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world.With bright illustrations and amazing photographs, this is an ideal leisure read, but also perfect for coursework and presentations for key stage 2 readers.

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Children of the Holocaust

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The Holocaust is one of the most shocking events of the 20th century and one that continues to resonate today. Its Nazi perpetrators showed no mercy, not even to children and perhaps, as a result, it is often the experiences of the children of this era that speak to us most strongly. This moving and important book explores what happened to children during the Holocaust, from the early persecution of the Jews to the 'final solution'. It also considers the experiences of those who escaped or hid, and those who survived. As the Holocaust moves further away from us in history, it is important to keep it in the consciousness of the next generation. By using the experiences of children, this book is a powerful way to engage the attention and sympathy of young people today.

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My Life in India

Alex Woolf
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What's it really like to live in India? Come and experience a day in the life of twelve-year-old Rajiv from Delhi; from the moment he gets up to the moment he goes to bed. See inside his home, his school and find out about all the things he does each day, what he does with their friends and what family life is like.A Child's Day in..., six books that explore daily life in an intimate way. Ideal for children aged 7-12 who are studying different cultures. These books bring to life their homes, their school, the games they play, their chores and responsibilities, the food they eat and how they participate as members of their own families and also in the wider community.

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My Life in Indonesia

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Killer Spiders

Alex Woolf
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If you ever wanted to know how Spiders survive in the wild, find out in this fascinating book about their hunting techniques. Catching prey in sticky webs, trapdoors and even fishing are spider specialities! All spiders, have to hunt and kill prey to stay alive but which animals will they hunt and eat? A high-interest, magazine style series of books about some of the world's most dangerous and famous predators for readers aged 9+.

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Killer Cats

Alex Woolf
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If you ever wanted to know how Big Cats survive in the wild, find out in this fascinating book about survival. Different cats will use different techniques for killing their prey. Some work in packs and others hunt alone. All big cats are carnivores, but which animals will they hunt and eat? Learn about camouflage and how they protect their cubs.A high-interest, magazine style series of books about some of the world's most dangerous and famous predators for readers aged 9+.

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Killer Snakes

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Expedition to the Arctic

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Trekking in the Congo Rainforest

Alex Woolf
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Follow a traveller's journey through the African rainforest and learn about the unusual animals and plants, peoples, landscape, climate and industry. Find out how to survive on your journey when you meet poisonous insects, venomous snakes and learn how to build a shelter and makeshift campfire!

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Terrorism

Alex Woolf
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Global Issues: Terrorism considers the definition of terrorism, its history from the French Revolution, its causes, and its human and economic impact. The various responses to terrorism, the new forms it may take in the future, for example relating to animal rights and environmental concerns, and the media's role in reporting on and even perpetuating terrorism, are also taken into account.

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A Photographic View of Schools

Alex Woolf
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We see what life was like for school children in the past. What lessons did they have, what did their classrooms look like and how did they dress? It raises questions about discipline and what was expected from children.

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A Photographic View of World War One

Alex Woolf
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Photographs from The National Archives will show what life was like during World War One. What were conditions like in the trenches, what did they eat and what fighting strategies did they follow?

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Journey Along the Amazon

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Sailing the Great Barrier Reef

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Follow a traveller's diary of a diving trip on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia! Find out all about the unusual animal and plant life, landscape features, ecology, climate, industry and people. Discover how conservation projects are underway to protect the reef and its wildlife. Also learn how to survive the perils of the Great Barrier Reef including sharks, the blue-ringed octopus, jellyfish and cone shells!

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Roman Britain

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Anglo-Saxon and Viking Britain

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