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Clive Gifford - Author

About the Author

Clive Gifford is an award-winning author who has written hundreds of articles and over 80 non-fiction books. For Kingfisher, Clive's titles include Football - The ultimate guide to the beautiful gameFootball SkillsOlympics10 Explorers Who Changed the WorldHow the World Works and Think Again! He has received commendations from the Smithsonian Museum in the US and received a Times Educational Supplement Information Book of the Year award. A life-long supporter of the London team Queens Park Rangers, he has also been a football coach and contributed to various football fanzines. Clive lives in Manchester.

Featured books by Clive Gifford

Other books by Clive Gifford

Football Record Breakers

Football Record Breakers

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

From the FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championships to the record-breakers of Serie A, the Bundesliga and the Premier League, football's record-breaking stars are here. This book is packed with thousands of eye-popping stats about incredible trophy-winning teams and legendary goalscorers from around the globe, and contains all the need-to-know facts and figures from the 2018-19 season and the 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals.

Monster Trucks

Monster Trucks

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2019

The monster trucks are back and they're still big, just like kids love them. Monster Trucks is an in-your-face book about the eye-popping behemoths that attract more than four million Monster Jam fans every year to sold-out stadiums around the world, including the UK (Manchester, Coventry, Cardiff) and Europe. Superfans dress up in the painted designs of their hero truck, pack the seats, and add to the noise. Monster trucks are their superheroes. On wheels. Very, very BIG wheels. This new tie-in book is marginally smaller but still as big and bold in colour and content as are the roaring monsters that crush cars, jump in the air, and do wheelies, spins and tricks. Large type describes the nuts and bolts of monster trucks, literally: how they are made, what makes them safe, and exactly how impressively big and tall and wide and fat they are. But the kick for monster truck fans are the pages and pages of the most famous monster trucks: Monster Medic, Thundertrax, Maximum Destruction, Jurassic Attack, Raminator, Grim Reaper and more. With a quiz to test monster truck know-how and activities to keep the fun going, plus a glossary of terms, Monster Trucks is perfect for kids to enjoy alone or with other monster truck superfans.

The Ancient World in 100 Words Start conversations and spark inspiration

The Ancient World in 100 Words Start conversations and spark inspiration

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2019

How do you sum up the ancient world in 100 words? This book takes on the challenge! With 100 carefully chosen words, each explained in just 100 words, this book provides a quick and fun insight into the characters, events and inventions of the ancient world. With entries on the Egyptians, the Phoenicians, the Minoans, the Greeks,and the Romans, this book is an easy way to gain a rounded knowledge of the subject area, while also sparking discussion and provoking thought from readers, young and old. What were pyramids used for? How did the Romans fight battles? Which Greek inventions are still used today? Each word is brought to life with engaging illustrations and absorbing text, sure to inspire the imagination of budding historians.

You Smell! (And so does everything else)

You Smell! (And so does everything else)

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2019

Everyone smells! The sense of smell plays a crucial part in survival, communication, and taste, and is the basis of a multi-billion-dollar industry. But, despite all this, it's the sense we often know least about. This hilarious and fact-packed book puts that right. Find out everything you could ever want to know about stinks, whiffs and pongs, from the fruit so pungent it's banned from public transport to the top-secret military programme that developed the stinkiest stink bombs.

Guardians of the Planet How to be an Eco-Hero

Guardians of the Planet How to be an Eco-Hero

Author: Clive Gifford, Jonathan (Illustrator) Woodward Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2019

This environmentally positive book contains everything children need to become guardians of the planet. Kids can learn how to become keepers of the coasts, friends of the forests, home heroes and much more through a mix of compelling facts, creative activities and proactive tips. Key environmental topics are clearly explained, and the easy-to-follow projects and suggestions help to put the issues in an everyday context. From reusing clothes and composting food to reducing water waste and giving wildlife a helping hand, this book will encourage children to engage with environmental problems and inspire them to take care of our wonderful planet. The book includes an introduction by ClientEarth, an organization that uses environmental law to protect oceans, forests and other habitats, as well as all people, and a foreword by Brian Eno. Printed using waterless ink on FSC paper.

A World of Computers and Coding Discover Amazing Computers and the Power of Coding

A World of Computers and Coding Discover Amazing Computers and the Power of Coding

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

In this exciting, photo-packed book, discover the world's most amazing computers, from the first mechanical calculators to the latest groundbreaking designs. Step back in time to explore the history of computer gaming - from the first simple pong game to the latest high-tech console. Meet the pioneers of computer programming and gain an insight into how computers work. You can even become a coder yourself - follow step-by-step instructions to program your very own computer game!

Rugby World Cup 2019 TM Kids' Handbook

Rugby World Cup 2019 TM Kids' Handbook

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

The only official children's companion to Rugby World Cup 2019 (TM), which kicks off on 20 September, 2019. As excitement builds in the run-up to RWC 2019, the official Rugby World Cup 2019TM Kids' Handbook provides the perfect tournament companion for younger rugby fans. It's bursting with information about the host country, Japan, plus the stadiums, top teams, superstar players, Rugby World Cup facts and stats, as well as loads of games, quizzes and puzzles.

Get Ahead in Computing: Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety

Get Ahead in Computing: Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

The World Wide Web has changed the way we communicate and socialise with our friends. Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety investigates how social media sites work and how to stay safe in the online world. Want to type a tweet or write a blog? Upload your photos and videos? Share your news on a social media site? Find out how here! Uncover the code behind the social media networks that connect people around the world. Learn how the networks are built and think about how to participate in them safely and responsibly. 'Try at home' examples encourage you to get practical with computing and are NOT linked to specific software or operating systems. Real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology will inspire a new generation of digital technology scientists. This series will provide support to many teachers who are not subject specialists in this area and who can use this book for ideas, inspiration and materials. The book doesn't rely on a particular software/OS, and is ideal for young readers studying KS2 Computing in school. Other titles in the Get Ahead in Computing series: Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs; Awesome Algorithms & Creative Coding; Computing and Coding in the Real World; Great Games and Amazing Animation; The Science of Computers; Web Page Design

Get Ahead in Computing: Webpage Design

Get Ahead in Computing: Webpage Design

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

The World Wide Web is the world's biggest source of knowledge and entertainment, but how does all that information get there? Webpage Design looks at how people plan, design and code all types of webpages, from social media to shopping sites. Investigate all the options available and see how website designers choose fonts, colours and images, then code it all to create the coolest webpages. Learn the code, pick your pictures and have a go at creating your very own webpage! 'Try at home' examples encourage you to get practical with computing and are NOT linked to specific software or operating systems. Real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology will inspire a new generation of digital technology scientists. This series provides support to many teachers who are not subject specialists in this area and who can use this book for ideas, inspiration and materials. The book doesn't rely on a particular software/OS. Other titles in the Get Ahead in Computing series: Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs; Awesome Algorithms & Creative Coding; Computing and Coding in the Real World; Great Games and Amazing Animation; Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety; The Science of Computers

First Space Book

First Space Book

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/06/2019

Children can set off on an incredible adventure through the Universe and discover planets, stars, space travel, astronauts and much, much more. Quirky cartoon characters communicate extra fun facts, and a practical activity on every spread encourages reader participation. Also included is a wall poster of our Solar System, plus a useful glossary.

The Race to Space From Sputnik to the Moon Landing and Beyond...

The Race to Space From Sputnik to the Moon Landing and Beyond...

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2019

You know that man has walked on the Moon, but do you know the story of how he got there? With the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing on 20th July 2019, this book celebrates the Space Race rivalry between the US and the Soviet Union. Readers will learn about the neck-and-neck race between the two superpowers, through an illustrated story of the rivalry that gripped the world. From Russia's first satellite, Sputnik, to Neil Armstrong planting a US a flag on the moon, discover the events that unfolded through amazing nostalgic illustrations and engaging text. Explore, too, how these two space agencies now work together, and how the monumental achievements of the space race have created world-changing technology that we all use and benefit from today.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Kids' Handbook

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Kids' Handbook

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

As excitement builds in the run-up to the Cricket World Cup 2019, the official ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Kids' Handbook provides the perfect tournament companion for one-day cricket fans aged 7+. The book is bursting with information about the hosts, England and Wales, plus the grounds, teams profiles, superstar players, Cricket World Cup facts, stats and record breakers, as well as loads of games, quizzes and puzzles.

The Ultimate Guide to Surviving in the Wild

The Ultimate Guide to Surviving in the Wild

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2019

An absorbing, fast-paced and comprehensive guide to surviving in the wild, with a particular focus on the animals you might encounter - and want to avoid! - while you're there. Whether you're lost in the mountains, stranded in the desert, or adrift at sea, if you've read this book, you might just have a fighting chance at staying alive. Vivid photos, maps and other colourful graphics provide plenty to inspire armchair explorers. Chapters cover survival at sea, on a Pacific island, in the Outback, the Sahara Desert, the Amazon Rainforest, Polar wilderness and the Rocky Mountains. Readers are provided with information on what to do first, the key rules for survival, the animals in each habitat and how to signal for help. Feature pages highlight real-life survivors who escaped these harsh environments to inspire young explorers.

A Robot World

A Robot World

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2019

In today's wired world, robots are everywhere, from movies, in space, computer games - maybe even walking among us. Aimed at readers aged 7 to 11, this is a look at the rise of robots: how they've developed over time, from early sketches to terrifying battlebots and factory operatives, to the latest AIs running free from their workshops. Presented chronologically, this robot history will focus on landmark robots that have captured the imagination, including creations from popular culture.

Football Record Breakers

Football Record Breakers

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2019

From the FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championship to the record-breakers of Serie A, the Bundesliga and the Premier League, football's goal scoring, trophy winning and legendary stars are here. Football Record Breakers is packed with thousands of eye-popping stats about incredible trophy-winning teams and goalscorers from around the globe, and contains all the need-to-know facts and figures from the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Watch This Space: Astronomy, Astronauts and Space Exploration

Watch This Space: Astronomy, Astronauts and Space Exploration

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/12/2018

Uncover the amazing story of astronomy, from terrific telescopes to outstanding observatories. Find out about the latest space probes, and learn how rockets lift off. Discover the remarkable astronauts who have set off on stupefying space walks, and take a look at life in space. Find the answer to questions such as: * Which space probe is the farthest from Earth? * How do you go to the toilet in space? * Which probe took a piggy-back ride on an asteroid? * What's a vomit comet? * How much do you grow in space? Perfect for the new curriculum, this fascinating title is packed full of information, number-based awe-inpiring facts and figures.

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