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In Outer Space

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Human Body

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Did you know blood is made of 55% plasma and 45% blood cells? Together they make 100% blood. Or that 65% of the body is water? Learn about the human body through facts focused on percentages. Lungs, the brain, muscles, senses are some of the topics covered in this exciting new way of exploring how our body works.Find out what makes the world complete by understanding the different components that make everything whole.The series combines the visual style of infographics and their striking way of presenting facts and figures, alongside in-depth explanations and diagrams.

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Engineering

Paul Mason
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See the world from a whole new angle!This innovative series, illustrated with amazing isometric artwork, reveals the technology, science and engineering behind our world's infrastructure.Discover how engineering has shaped the world around us. Find out how we cross rivers, construct roads, build skyscrapers and dig valuable minerals out of the ground. Perfect reading for the next generation of engineers, scientists and innovators aged 9 and up.

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Power Stations and Electricity

Paul Mason
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See the world from a whole new angle!This innovative series, illustrated with amazing isometric artwork, reveals the technology, science and engineering behind our world's infrastructure.Discover how fossil fuels generate electricity, what reusables are and what goes on inside a nuclear power station. Perfect reading for the next generation of engineers, scientists and innovators aged 9 and up.

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Transport

Paul Mason
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See the world from a whole new angle!This innovative series, illustrated with amazing isometric artwork, reveals the technology, science and engineering behind our world's infrastructure.Discover in this book how transport helps us to travel around the world and the huge range of vehicles we use to move from place to place, from driverless cars to high-speed maglev trains. It also takes a look forward to see how transport might evolve in the future.

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Technology

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Paralympic Power

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Events

Paul Mason
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Champions

Paul Mason
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Get up close with the champions of the biggest sporting event in the world!From shot-putters to ice-skaters, the Olympic Games showcase the very best sporting achievements and feature some truly memorable personalities and performances. Discover them in The Unofficial Guide to Olympic Champions!Great reading for children aged 8 and up.Contents 'Faster, higher, stronger' Athletics (Track): Usain Bolt/Jamaica & Mo Farah/GB Athletics (Field) Valerie Adams/NZ & Carl Lewis/USA Boxing: Nicola Adams/GB & Teófilo Stevenson/Cuba Cycling: Jason Kenny/GB & Anna Meares/Australia Football: USA & Hungary Gymnastics: Simone Biles/USA & Nadia Comaneci/Romania Rowing/canoeing: Steve Redgrave/GB & Michal Martikán/Slovakia Ice skating: Yuzuru Hanru/Japan & Ireen Wüst/NetherlandsSnowboard/skiing: Shaun White/USA & Marit Bjørgen/Norway Swimming: Michael Phelps/USA & Rebecca Adlington/GB Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee/GB & Simon Whitfield/Canada Olympic not-so-champions Olympic words Olympic host cities Index & Further information

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34.7 Quadrillion Minutes Since the Last Dinosaurs Died

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Italian Supercars

Paul Mason
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British Supercars

Paul Mason
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Get your young petrolhead into gear with the perfect introduction to the newest, hotest, fastest British supercar marques on the planet. Featured inside are: ASTON MARTIN V12 ZAGATO, MCLAREN 12C, NOBLE M600, JAGUAR F-TYPE and more!Written specifically for car lovers aged around 9 years old, this series is ideal for reading on the go and to encourage reading for pleasure. Each title features superb photography and easy-to-read, informative text.

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Be a Rugby Expert

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How to Design the World's Best Sports Stadium

Paul Mason
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Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a sports stadium. You'd definitely want it to be the best sports stadium the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.

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Did Anything Good Come Out of... the Cold War?

Paul Mason
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This book looks at how and why the Cold War developed between the USSR and the USA and their opposing ideas of communism and capitalism. It examines the legacy of the Cold War, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as instability and conflicts around the world, denial of human rights to millions of people and the stockpiling of nuclear and conventional weapons, and the good things, including technological progress, advances in medical understanding and developments in art, literature and sport.

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UK

Paul Mason
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Is there somewhere you really want to travel to, or just yearn to know better?Do you want all the essential facts about the UK at your fingertips?If you want to know what it's really about (rather than the things your parents think you should see!), The Real UK is a great place to start. What's hot: UK highlights you really won't want to miss Take a walking tour of London - with a difference! Check out the UK's music scene, including the Glastonbury Festival and the music you should be listening out for Explore the mysterious standing stones and other spooky sites The best places to check out next year's fashions - today! Need-to-know information about internet access, mobile networks, dialling codes and moreWhether you are planning a trip or a holiday, just day-dreaming about one or simply need to know the facts, The Real UK is your essential guide.It is part of a series of books that help young people find out what a country is really about.

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Your Mind-Bending Brain and Nifty Nervous System

Paul Mason
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Packed with amazing facts and eye-grabbing images, Your Mind-Bending Brain and Nifty Nervous System takes a different approach to teaching readers about the brain and nervous system.Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body - for example - Your amazing brain generates enough electricity on its own to power a light-bulb! - then goes on to explain how scientifically this ispossible. By exploring these attention-grabbing sections, readers will build up their understanding of how the brain and nervous system work.Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively, factual text. Your Mind-Bending Brain and Nifty Nervous System looks at the structure of the brain and what the different parts of the brain are responsible for. How are memories formed? How do we learn? How does your brain control your body functions? Answers to all these questions and many more can be found in this fascinating title.ThThe Your Brilliant Body series includes:'See for Yourself' features - practical activities that help readers understand key ideasAmazing fact panels to intrigue the readerAdvice on keeping in good shape, and warnings about common health problems.

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Brazil

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The Fact or Fiction Behind Urban Myths

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Formula 1

Paul Mason
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This book takes you to the centre of the action of one the most exciting motor sport events in the world: Formula 1. It includes stunning photgraphs that capture the thrill of Formula 1, with a manageable amount of text to be accessible to children aged 7+.