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Barbara Taylor - Author

About the Author

Barbara Taylor's previous books include an award-winning study of nineteenth-century socialist feminism, Eve and the New Jerusalem; an intellectual biography of the pioneer feminist Mary Wollstonecraft; and On Kindness, a defence of fellow feeling co-written with the psychoanalyst Adam Phillips. She is a longstanding editor of the leading history journal, History Workshop Journal, and a director of the Raphael Samuel History Centre. She teaches History and English at Queen Mary University of London.

Books by Barbara Taylor

I Wonder Why Zips Have Teeth

I Wonder Why Zips Have Teeth

Author: Barbara Taylor, Josephine Paker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2018

This highly popular and long-running series has been revamped for a new generation of readers, with a clean, crisp redesign and colourful covers. The series explores questions that young readers ask about the world around them in an unrivalled child-friendly style. The conversational format is perfect for delivering solid information in a natural, amusing and imaginative way.

In Focus: Big Beasts

In Focus: Big Beasts

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Which animal is the biggest on the Earth? Where do the most big beasts live? Which big animal is the most dangerous in Africa? In Focus: Big Beasts has the answers! In Focus is a cool, information series that's perfect for curious kids. These fun books feature modern, magazine-style pages, including top 10 lists, fast facts, and more! With pages packed with vivid photography and fun facts, kids will have fun learning about the world around them! Each In Focus book features a contents page, glossary, and index.

Make This Book Disappear

Make This Book Disappear

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2018

Use the power of science to put this book through its paces. Prod, tear and cut up a page to test the properties of paper. Make the book disappear, fly, move, grow, scream and shout, attempt the impossible and tell a secret.

In Focus: Reptiles

In Focus: Reptiles

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2017

Which amazing animal can change the color of its skin? Which terrifying creature is so big it was confused for a dragon? Which tricksy reptile pretends to be a toad? In Focus: Reptiles has the answers! In Focus is a cool, new information series that's perfect for curious kids. These fun books feature modern, magazine-style pages, including top 10 lists, fast facts, quickfire quizzes and more! With pages packed with vivid photography and fun facts, kids will have fun learning about the world around them! Each In Focus book features a contents page, glossary, and index plus front and end gatefold flaps on the cover.

Build A Shark

Build A Shark

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Novelty book Release Date: 07/09/2017

Sharks are one of the oldest creatures on the planet, perhaps even older than the dinosaurs. Learn all about them with this exciting book kit, including how they function, where they live and how they survive in some of the ocean's most extreme conditions. Exciting facts, incredible illustrations and easy to follow step-by-step instructions are teamed up alongside a fantastic 25 piece kit, which contains everything you need to build your own 76cm great white! Kit includes: 32-page paperback book, 35 sturdy card pieces

Disgusting and Dreadful Science: Slimy Spawn and Other Gruesome Life Cycles

Disgusting and Dreadful Science: Slimy Spawn and Other Gruesome Life Cycles

Author: Barbara Taylor, Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2017

Slimy Spawn investigates a world of disgusting life cycles, from hungry bed bugs to slimy frogs and from disease-carrying rats to slithery snakes. Disgusting and Dreadful Science features a look at the weird, revolting and shocking aspects of science for children at KS2. From plants and life cycles to the human body and animal adaptations, the books offer Wow! fascinating facts, fun examples and true-life stories to provide ways in to understanding solid scientific principles.

Amazing World of Castles

Amazing World of Castles

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2016

Discover the fascinating world of castles, knights, battles and medieval adventure and romance. Over 300 colour pictures vividly evoke the world of castles.

The Last Asylum A Memoir of Madness in Our Times

The Last Asylum A Memoir of Madness in Our Times

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/01/2016

In the late 1970s, Barbara Taylor, then an acclaimed young historian, began to suffer from severe anxiety. In the years that followed, Taylor's world contracted around her illness. Eventually, her struggles were severe enough to lead to her admission to what had once been England's largest psychiatric institution, the infamous Friern Mental Hospital in North London. The Last Asylum is Taylor's breathtakingly blunt and brave account of those years. In it, Taylor draws not only on her experience as a historian, but also, more importantly, on her own lived history at Friern-- once known as the Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum and today the site of a luxury apartment complex. Taylor was admitted to Friern in July 1988, not long before England's asylum system began to undergo dramatic change: in a development that was mirrored in America, the 1990s saw the old asylums shuttered, their patients left to plot courses through a perpetually overcrowded and underfunded system of community care. But Taylor contends that the emptying of the asylums also marked a bigger loss, a loss of community. She credits her own recovery to the help of a steadfast psychoanalyst and a loyal circle of friends-- from Magda, Taylor's manic-depressive roommate, to Fiona, who shares tips for navigating the system and stories of her boyfriend, the Spaceman, and his regular journeys to Saturn. The forging of that network of support and trust was crucial to Taylor's recovery, offering a respite from the stranded, homeless feelings she and others found in the outside world. A vivid picture of mental health treatment at a moment of epochal change, The Last Asylum is also a moving meditation on Taylor's own experience, as well as that of millions of others who struggle with mental illness.

Children's Animal Atlas

Children's Animal Atlas

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2015

Children's Animal Atlas is the perfect first atlas for young animal lovers. The colourful illustrated maps contain essential geographical information such as countries, principal mountains, rivers and lakes. The book is crammed with interactive fun, so that young readers can truly engage with the animal world. With more than 250 stickers, six postcards and a personalised spotter's guide, readers will be entertained for hours on end. Look for the stunning pictorial icons featuring unique animals, fill in the spotter's guide with stickers, send postcards from six different continents and use the Fact File panel on each map to discover a mini-file of key information. Children's Animal Atlas follows on from the popular Children's Activity Atlas (9781781716793), published in 2014.

Exploring Nature: Turtles & Tortoises

Exploring Nature: Turtles & Tortoises

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2015

This is an in-depth look at chelonians, the shelled reptiles that have existed since the time of the dinosaurs. Features: a fascinating fact-filled journey through the amazing world of turtles, tortoises and terrapins; looks at all the most weird and wonderful species, from those with necks like snakes and noses like pigs to those with shells as flat as pancakes; special feature pages focus on the giant tortoises of the Galapagos and Aldabra Islands, vicious snapping turtles, the nests of the green turtle, rare chelonians, and more; and, ideal reading for 8- to 12-year-olds. From vast oceans and remote islands to the searing heat of the desert, turtles and tortoises have adapted to almost every environment. There are hundreds of different species of this group of reptiles - known as chelonians - which range in size from the enormous leatherback sea turtle to the tiny speckled Cape tortoise, which is small enough to fit in your hand. Informative, lively text complements more than 180 beautiful images, making this a fascinating reference guide for use both at home and in the classroom.

Exploring Nature: Great Apes

Exploring Nature: Great Apes

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2015

This book helps you discover the exciting world of chimps, gorillas, orangutans, bonobos and more, with over 200 pictures. The lifestyles, environments and physical characteristics of great apes are captured in accessible text, dramatic wildlife photographs and detailed illustrations. You can visit remote but threatened habitats, from the misty mountains of Africa to the dark and dappled rainforests of South-east Asia. Focus features zoom in on detailed areas of ape existence, such as how chimpanzees use tools, and what life is like for a baby orangutan. Myth boxes collect the most popular stories about great apes from all over the world. 'Did You Know?' spotlights provide instant, amazing-but-true facts about these remarkable primates. This amazing book investigates all four groups of great ape living in the wild - bonobos, chimpanzees, mighty gorillas and shaggy red orangutans. Drawing interesting comparisons with other members of the primate family, it provides a fascinating insight into every aspect of great ape life.Here you will discover the meaning of gorilla belch, the peace-loving ways of the bonobo and the special physical attributes of all the different species that help them to survive in the wild. With this book, you can explore an entire planet of the apes!

The Last Asylum A Memoir of Madness in our Times

The Last Asylum A Memoir of Madness in our Times

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2015

The Last Asylum is Barbara Taylor's haunting memoir of her journey through the UK mental health system. A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK SHORTLISTED FOR THE RBC TAYLOR PRIZE In July 1988, Barbara Taylor, then an acclaimed young historian, was admitted to what had once been England's largest psychiatric institution: Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum, later known as Friern Hospital. This searingly honest, thought-provoking and beautifully written memoir is the story of the author's madness years, set inside the wider story of the death of the asylum system in the twentieth century. It is a meditation on her own experience of breakdown and healing, but also that of the millions of other people who have suffered, are suffering, will suffer mental illness. 'Personal story, psychoanalytic process, the experience of madness, the feel of being an inpatient in the last days of Friern, the history of the asylum . . . A beautiful memoir, engrossing' Independent 'Moving, brave and intelligent' Susan Hill, The Times 'Dazzling. A great achievement, full of life and hope' Sunday Telegraph Barbara Taylor's previous books include an award-winning study of nineteenth-century socialist feminism, Eve and the New Jerusalem; an intellectual biography of the pioneer feminist Mary Wollstonecraft; and On Kindness, a defence of fellow feeling co-written with the psychoanalyst Adam Phillips. She is a longstanding editor of the leading history journal, History Workshop Journal, and a director of the Raphael Samuel History Centre. She teaches History and English at Queen Mary University of London.

Illustrated Wildlife Encyclopedia: Bugs & Minibeasts

Illustrated Wildlife Encyclopedia: Bugs & Minibeasts

Author: Barbara Taylor, Dr Jen Green, John Farndon Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/12/2014

Beetles, Bugs. Butterflies. Moths. Insects. Spiders. This is an engaging and accessible reference guide to every aspect of these creatures' lives and how they behave. It features more than 800 photographs and illustrations that capture the exciting world of these fabulous species. Stunning picture sequences give an insect's eye view of survival in the wild. It includes fascinating facts and information, supporting school studies on life processes in the natural world. This amazing book examines the intriguing aspects of all kinds of bugs and minibeasts. Did you know that the Wall Brown butterfly smells like chocolate? Or that, during its lifetime, a worker honeybee only collects enough nectar to make about a quarter of a jar of honey? Close-up photographs unveil the secrets of this miniature world - all-seeing compound eyes, super-sensitive antennae, clusters of eggs, powerful stings, a spider spinning its web, and the incredible sight of a perfectly formed insect emerging from its pupal case.

Ultimate Book of Snakes and Reptiles

Ultimate Book of Snakes and Reptiles

Author: Barbara Taylor, Mark O'Shea Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2014

This book helps you discover the amazing world of snakes, crocodiles, lizards and turtles, with over 700 photographs and illustrations. Exciting and accessible information provides a fascinating insight into every aspect of reptilian life. Fabulous wildlife photographs and illustrations show a reptile's-eye view of the world. Stunning photo-features zoom in on habitats, life cycles and survival tactics - from protective skin to camouflage. It is an ideal reference book for 8- to 12-year-olds. This book examines the intriguing aspects of all kinds of reptiles. You will learn how their bodies work and where they live, and discover amazing facts about their habits, life cycles, survival skills and ancestors. Did you know that a chameleon's tongue is so long that it can be twice the length of its entire body, or that a large snake may have up to 400 bones in its spine? Close-up photographs reveal the advantages of powerful jaws and sharp teeth, how a hungry crocodile hunts down its lunch, how some lizards can grow new tails, and much more.

Disgusting and Dreadful Science: Slimy Spawn and Other Gruesome Life Cycles

Disgusting and Dreadful Science: Slimy Spawn and Other Gruesome Life Cycles

Author: Barbara Taylor, Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2014

Disgusting and Dreadful Science features a look at the weird, revolting and shocking aspects of science for children at KS2. From plants and life cycles to the human body and animal adaptations, the books offer Wow! fascinating facts, fun examples and true-life stories to provide ways in to understanding solid scientific principles. Slimy Spawn investigates a world of disgusting life cycles, from hungry bed bugs to slimy frogs and from disease-carrying rats to slithery snakes.

Exploring Nature: Incredible Crocodiles

Exploring Nature: Incredible Crocodiles

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2014

This title looks at the fascinating world of crocodiles, alligators, caimans and gharials, shown in over 180 exciting images. You can find out about one of the most ancient and deadly reptiles on the planet. You can see how crocodiles work, their different shapes and sizes, their teeth and senses, and how they interact. It is packed with over 180 stunning pictures from renowned wildlife photographers and artists. Detailed cross-sections and diagrams reveal the complex inner workings of a crocodilian's body. It is ideal for home and school use for 8- to 12-year-olds. It is the winner of the Key Stage 2 non-fiction category of the English Association's 4-11 Awards for best children's illustrated book. In the murky swamps of the world's tropical regions dwells a group of primitive but fearsome predators - the crocodilians. This exciting and informative book investigates every aspect of their lifestyles, and the differences between alligators, crocodiles, caimans and gharials. It reveals the gentle, nurturing side of crocodilian nature, and how they enjoy social get-togethers, as well as their lethal hunting skills. This is the perfect book to inspire young readers for school projects, home study, or just to learn for fun.

Exploring Nature: Incredible Elephants

Exploring Nature: Incredible Elephants

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2014

An amazing insight into the lives of these intelligent and mysterious creatures, this title helps you learn how elephant bodies work, from the many uses of their versatile trunks and big flapping ears, to their 'conveyor-belt' teeth and mighty tusks. It comes with stunning images by top wildlife photographers, as well as superb illustrations and detailed cross-sections. Special picture sequences zoom in closer, to focus on topics such as the dominance of the bull elephant, and trained elephants that work with human beings. It is perfect for home and classroom use by 8- to 12-year-olds, supplementing school studies on life processes in the natural world. Elephants are the largest and heaviest creatures on land. You can discover the complex way in which these remarkable mammals communicate with each other, and examine the differences between the African and Asian species. There are sections on elephant senses, temperature control, migration, feeding, courtship, growing up, prehistoric ancestors, interaction with humans, conservation and much more. Five special focus spreads allow you to observe particular aspects of these animals' lives, such as the birth of a calf and their love of water.

Exploring Nature Fantastic Penguins: An Exciting, Fact-filled Journey Through the Frozen World of These Flightless Birds, with More Than 200 Pictures

Exploring Nature Fantastic Penguins: An Exciting, Fact-filled Journey Through the Frozen World of These Flightless Birds, with More Than 200 Pictures

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/10/2013

This is an exciting, fact-filled journey through the frozen world of these flightless birds, with more than 200 pictures. You can find out all about these intriguing creatures and their stunning habitat. You can discover the many different penguin varieties, from Adelie and Gentoo to Chinstrap and Macaroni. It offers an accessible information on how penguins survive and behave, such as hunting for food and raising young. It includes amazing-but-true facts and feature boxes. With over 200 images by top wildlife photographers, as well as specially commissioned illustrations, including inside-view anatomical artworks. It is an ideal reference guide for use at home or school for 8- to 12-year-olds. These delightful birds are unlike any other. They cannot fly, and on land they waddle around like clumsy little people - but in the sea they are swift and graceful swimmers. They can also leap high out of the water and some can even jump over rocks. On snow they can slide along on their fronts like toboggans. This lively guide offers a unique insight into the lives of penguins. You can learn about their amazing courtship displays and find out how they survive in freezing temperatures. This volume is a valuable resource for young natural history enthusiasts.

Exploring Nature Sensational Spiders: A Comprehensive Guide to Some of the Most Intriguing Creatures in the Animal Kingdom, with Over 220 Pictures

Exploring Nature Sensational Spiders: A Comprehensive Guide to Some of the Most Intriguing Creatures in the Animal Kingdom, with Over 220 Pictures

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2013

This is a comprehensive guide to some of the most intriguing creatures in the animal kingdom, with over 220 pictures. It includes 24 information spreads that cover everything from spider eyes and fangs to hunting for food and shedding skin. Six focus features take an in-depth look at a particular family or aspect of spider life, such as tarantulas, spinning webs, and jumping spiders. Myth boxes explore legends and stories about these creatures from many cultures and ages. Did You Know? panels provide quirky facts that will both amaze and amuse. It includes detailed cross-sections and diagrams that reveal the complex inner workings of a spider's body. It is ideal for home and school use for 8- to 12-year-olds. Loathed and feared by many, spiders are among the least understood and yet most fascinating creatures in nature. Using examples of these invertebrates from all around the globe, this exciting, eight-legged guide offers an insight into their captivating world. You can find out which spiders stalk their prey just like cats do, how spiders manage not to get caught in their own webs, and why the venom of certain species is deadly. You can discover their amazing courtship rituals, their astonishing use of camouflage, and much more besides.

Exploring Nature: Amazing Snakes an Exciting Insight into the Weird and Wonderful World of Snakes and How They Live, with 190 Pictures

Exploring Nature: Amazing Snakes an Exciting Insight into the Weird and Wonderful World of Snakes and How They Live, with 190 Pictures

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2013

This is an exciting insight into the weird and wonderful world of snakes and how they live, with 190 pictures. It offers in-depth coverage of all aspects of how snakes live and behave - from teeth and venom to hunting and feeding. It has focus features that zoom in on particular aspects of the species, such as how a snake sheds its skin, constricts its prey, swallows its food, or hatches out from an egg. Myth boxes explore popular stories and legends about snakes from around the world. Did You Know? Spotlights provide quirky facts that will both amaze and amuse. Stunning images from renowned wildlife photographers complement intricate illustrations. This is a book that will delight and inform 8- to 12-year-olds, ideal for home or school use. Snakes are often hated, sometimes loved, but rarely understood. This sssssssuper book investigates these shy but remarkable reptiles, exploring their anatomy, instincts and survival skills. You can discover the secrets of the deadly poisoners and stranglers. You can find out why some species lay eggs while others give birth to live young. Detailed cross-section diagrams reveal the complex inner workings of a snake's body. With wonderful wildlife photographs and lively and informative text by an award-winning natural history writer, this is the perfect fun learning book.

Explore the Deadly World of Bugs, Snakes, Spiders, Crocodiles

Explore the Deadly World of Bugs, Snakes, Spiders, Crocodiles

Author: Barbara Taylor, Dr Jen Green, John Farndon, Mark O'Shea Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2013

The dramatic lives and conflicts of the world's strangest creatures are shown in 1500 amazing close-up photographs. It is a fascinating guide to the hidden world of snakes, crocodiles, alligators, lizards, turtles, spiders, beetles, bugs, butterflies, moths, bees and ants. More than 1500 fabulous wildlife photographs and illustrations provide a stunning close-up view of survival in the wild. Exciting and accessible information provides an insight into every aspect of reptile and insect life. 'Did You Know' spotlights reveal amazing-but-true facts: for example, some crocodiles can live up to 100 years. It is an ideal reference book for 8- to 12-year-olds for school and home study, and a superb family encyclopedia. It is written by a team of experts: Barbara Taylor, Dr Jen Green, John Farndon and Mark O'Shea. From poisonous snakes and fearsome alligators to delicate butterflies and industrious honey bees, this guide captures the world of reptiles and insects from all over the globe. It examines life cycles, how the bodies work, habitat, ancestors and conservation. Did you know that some species of ant can lift up to 50 times their own weight? Close-up photos and expert cross-section diagrams reveal anatomical secrets. The text sets out the link between animals and their environment, bringing the subject to life with stunning photography, informative diagrams and lively text. This book makes learning about natural history exciting and accessible.

I Wonder Why Soap Makes Bubbles

I Wonder Why Soap Makes Bubbles

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2013

This highly popular and long-running series has been revamped for a new generation of readers, with a clean, crisp redesign and colourful covers. The series explores questions that young readers ask about the world around them in an unrivalled child-friendly style. The conversational format is perfect for delivering solid information in a natural, amusing and imaginative way.

Mapping Britain's Landscape: Rivers

Mapping Britain's Landscape: Rivers

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2012

Navigators: Planet Earth

Navigators: Planet Earth

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2012

Navigate your way through a fantastic range of subjects with this visually spectacular series. Every spread is brimming with lively text, amazing photographs and artworks, and weblinks and quotes. Panels throughout offer focused information on specific topics. Find out more about the structure of our dynamic planet and its elements. Travel to Earth's core and witness its raging inferno. Watch a mighty volcano explode, and the ground quake with deadly intensity. Glide along with ocean currents and explore rainforests, grasslands, deserts and the poles. See how people's actions affect Earth, its climate and its ecosystems.

Wild Animals Best Ever Box of Books

Wild Animals Best Ever Box of Books

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2011

This is a fabulous collection of eight wildlife books with fascinating facts and over 1600 amazing photographs. Find out fantastic facts about your favourite animals in this collection of eight books. It helps you learn all about bears and pandas, big cats, elephants, monkeys, sharks, snakes, whales and dolphins, and wolves. It offers a fascinating exploration of the incredible wildlife of land and sea: habitats, hunting, communication, reproduction and survival. It helps you investigate how animals work and compare how they have uniquely adapted to their environments. It provides over 1600 fabulous colour photographs, illustrations and inside-view artworks of nature in the wild Children love animals, and love to learn about them. This set of eight books lets children find all their animal favourites in an enjoyable, easy and captivating way, by laying out the information in the form of fun facts, focus features, folklore and myth boxes, 'Did You Know?' highlights, and bite-sized lessons of all kinds. It enables you to discover amazing facts about animal bodies and behaviour. For example, did you know that a lion will cleverly flip a porcupine on its back to avoid the sharp spines, that the blue whale's tongue weighs as much as an African elephant, or that rock pythons can kill and eat crocodiles? Every volume in this collection examines each animal in turn and takes a detailed look at how they function, from their physical make-up such as bones, teeth, skin, scales or fur to how they use their brain and senses to find food, communicate and survive. Thousands of fascinating animal facts are accessible in one place with this exciting and colourful set of books. It is an invaluable read for all young natural history enthusiasts, supporting school studies on animal biology and behaviour. Ideal for home study or school use, these are stimulating and accessible reference books for all 8- to 12-year-olds.

Discover Science: Apes and Monkeys

Discover Science: Apes and Monkeys

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2011

Make science accessible with this essential series that will capture children's imagination while laying the foundation for future learning. With age-appropriate language and an eye-catching design, DISCOVER SCIENCE gives young readers the answers to fundamental questions about the human body, animals, planet Earth and the Solar System.

Planet Animal RC32 Saving Earth's Disappearing Animals

Planet Animal RC32 Saving Earth's Disappearing Animals

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2009

Planet Animal showcases some of the world's best-loved animals that are now at risk due to hunting, habitat destruction, and more recently, climate change. Featuring a host of animals, from polar bears, to elephants and albatrosses, this book uses a new, dynamic format and sumptuous photographs, to explore each animal in the context of its habitat. Quick reference fact boxes explain clearly the reasons why the animals are threatened, how many are left, and what is being done to help them.

Inspiring Learning in Galleries 02

Inspiring Learning in Galleries 02

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/03/2009

Inspiring Learning in Galleries 02 Research Reports

Inspiring Learning in Galleries 02 Research Reports

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/03/2009

Inspiring Learning in Galleries

Inspiring Learning in Galleries

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2008

The Deadly World of Bugs, Snakes, Spiders, Crocodiles and Hundreds of Other Amazing Reptiles and Insects Discover the Amazing World of Reptiles and Bugs, Featuring More Than 1500 Fabulous Wildlife Pho

The Deadly World of Bugs, Snakes, Spiders, Crocodiles and Hundreds of Other Amazing Reptiles and Insects Discover the Amazing World of Reptiles and Bugs, Featuring More Than 1500 Fabulous Wildlife Pho

Author: Barbara Taylor, Dr Jen Green, John Farndon Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2008

A fascinating guide to the hidden world of snakes, crocodiles, alligators, lizards, turtles, spiders, beetles, bugs, butterflies, moths, bees and ants. More than 1500 fabulous wildlife photographs and illustrations provide a stunning close-up view of survival in the wild. Exciting and accessible information provides an insight into every aspect of reptile and insect life and behaviour

Women, Gender and Enlightenment

Women, Gender and Enlightenment

Author: Barbara Taylor, Sarah Knott Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2005

Did women have an Enlightenment? This path-breaking volume of interdisciplinary essays by forty leading scholars provides a detailed picture of the controversial, innovative role played by women and gender issues in the age of light.

Women, Gender and Enlightenment

Women, Gender and Enlightenment

Author: Barbara Taylor, Sarah Knott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2005

Did women have an Enlightenment? This path-breaking volume of interdisciplinary essays by forty leading scholars provides a detailed picture of the controversial, innovative role played by women and gender issues in the age of light.

First Encyclopedia

First Encyclopedia

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2004

The Two-Can First Encyclopedia is perfect for very young children to use with their parents, and for older children to use on their own. With its colorful artwork, this encyclopedia will be distinguished by a novel use of fonts which will combine imaginatively with images to reinforce children's knowledge. Arranged thematically, the Two-Can First Encyclopedia is the ideal starting point for a child's early learning. All the major topics are explored, from Earth, space, weather, and the seasons to animals, plants, and everyday life. With its comprehensive glossary and index, this book will also help children develop their reference skills.

Cambridge Studies in Romanticism Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination

Cambridge Studies in Romanticism Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/03/2003

In the two centuries since Mary Wollstonecraft published A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), she has become an icon of modern feminism: a stature that has paradoxically obscured her real historic significance. In this in-depth 2003 study of Wollstonecraft's thought, Barbara Taylor develops an alternative reading of her as a writer steeped in the utopianism of Britain's radical Enlightenment. Wollstonecraft's feminist aspirations, Taylor shows, were part of a revolutionary programme for universal equality and moral perfection that reached its zenith during the political upheavals of the 1790s but had its roots in the radical-Protestant Enlightenment. Drawing on all of Wollstonecraft's works, and locating them in a vividly detailed account of her intellectual world and troubled personal history, Taylor provides a compelling portrait of this fascinating and profoundly influential thinker.

Cambridge Studies in Romanticism Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination

Cambridge Studies in Romanticism Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2003

In the two centuries since Mary Wollstonecraft published A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), she has become an icon of modern feminism: a stature that has paradoxically obscured her real historic significance. In this in-depth 2003 study of Wollstonecraft's thought, Barbara Taylor develops an alternative reading of her as a writer steeped in the utopianism of Britain's radical Enlightenment. Wollstonecraft's feminist aspirations, Taylor shows, were part of a revolutionary programme for universal equality and moral perfection that reached its zenith during the political upheavals of the 1790s but had its roots in the radical-Protestant Enlightenment. Drawing on all of Wollstonecraft's works, and locating them in a vividly detailed account of her intellectual world and troubled personal history, Taylor provides a compelling portrait of this fascinating and profoundly influential thinker.

How Places Change

How Places Change

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2002

An attractive series of geography books that explores the relationship between people and their environment. Each book starts with a child's local, familiar surroundings before looking at the way people live in other parts of the world. Colourful photographs and cheerful illustrations complement the text, which investigates themes such as environmental change, sustainable development and population and planning. As well as being informative, the books encourage children to think and enquire about issues for themselves, with thought-provoking questions and practical activities to try out. The books are ideal starting points for further investigation. Tasks are set within the framework of the book and extension projects are suggested. This book uses the school as a starting point to get children thinking about how changes in the physical landscape affect them. It focuses on issues such as transport, farming and the supply of goods and services to investigate the reasons for and effect of natural and manmade change.

Where People Shop

Where People Shop

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2001

People at Work

People at Work

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2001

People on the Move

People on the Move

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2001

A series of geography books that explore the relationship between people and their environment. Each title begins with a child's local, familiar surroundings before moving on to the way people live in other parts of the world. Topics discussed include environmental change, population and planning.

Eve and the New Jerusalem Socialism and Feminism in the Nineteenth Century

Eve and the New Jerusalem Socialism and Feminism in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/1983

A new edition of Barbara Taylor's classic book, with a new introduction. In the early nineteenth century, radicals all over Europe and America began to conceive of a 'New Moral World', and struggled to create their own utopias, with collective family life, communal property, free love and birth control. In Britain, the visionary ideals of the Utopian Socialist, Robert Owen, attracted thousands of followers, who for more than a quarter of a century attempted to put theory into practice in their own local societies, at rousing public meetings, in trade unions and in their new Communities of Mutual Association. Barbara Taylor's brilliant study of this visionary challenge recovers the crucial connections between socialist aims and feminist aspirations. In doing so, it opens the way to an important re-interpretation of the socialist tradition as a whole, and contributes to the reforging of some of those early links between feminism and socialism.

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