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Alex Woolf - Author

About the Author

Alex Woolf studied History and Politics at Essex University. He has been an editor of non-fiction books for 18 years, and has written more than 30 books, mainly for children. He lives in Southgate, North London, with his wife and two children.

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The Science of Spacecraft The Cosmic Truth about Rockets, Satellites, and Probes

The Science of Spacecraft The Cosmic Truth about Rockets, Satellites, and Probes

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2019

The Science of Buildings The Sky-Scraping Story of Structures

The Science of Buildings The Sky-Scraping Story of Structures

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2019

Travelling Wild: Expedition to the Arctic

Travelling Wild: Expedition to the Arctic

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/2018

Follow a traveller's diary of an expedition to the frozen North Pole! Find out how to gear yourself up for the trip, about the animals and plants that thrive in extreme conditions, landscape features, ecology, climate, industry and people. Discover how animals such as whales and polar bears survive living on pack ice and ice floes, and what life is like for Arctic explorers who brave 24-hour darkness and treacherous conditions to learn more about this challenging climate.

Elizabethan England Elizabethan England Volume 3

Elizabethan England Elizabethan England Volume 3

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2018

A History of Fashion and Costume is an eight-volume set that examines the development of costume and fashion over time - from the earliest cave dwellers to the present - along with the social history that gave rise to it. Introducing readers to the rich world of fashion and dress, this set vividly depicts the changing styles, processes, and trends - from the first people to wear clothes in the last Ice Age to the courtly fashion of medieval Europe to the globalization of Western style - that led us to the clothing of today. Describing both the practical uses of clothing and the highly impractical clothes that have been used throughout history to convey social status, these volumes provide a compelling look at the effects of fashion and costume on society. Each accessible volume describes the fashions of the time, styles and designs, and the changing use of materials. Beautiful illustrations and engaging text examine clothing as well as the jewelry, hairstyles, hats, and footwear that accompanied the fashions and made them unique. Special features in each volume include a foreword written by a fashion industry expert as well as a helpful glossary, timeline, and index.

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Coding!

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Coding!

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2018

The Story of Food: Tea

The Story of Food: Tea

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2018

Did you know that the plain-looking bags you use to brew a steaming mug of tea are steeped in fascinating history? This simple drink has caused wars, been smuggled, been the drink of the elite and even resulted ship races across the globe! This book describes the journey tea has taken, from ancient Chinese rituals to an everyday staple drink. Other topics covered are the health aspects of tea, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world. An ideal leisure read, but also perfect for course work and presentations.

The Story of Food: Salt

The Story of Food: Salt

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2018

Did you know that the little white grains that sit in your salt cellar have an amazing story to tell? The simple condiment has caused wars to break out, empires to be conquered and black markets to flourish. This book describes the journey salt has taken, from prehistoric religious offerings to a staple seasoning. Other topics covered are the health aspects of salt, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world. An ideal leisure read, but also perfect for course work and presentations.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops inFact: Oxford Level 19: So You Want to Build a Castle?

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops inFact: Oxford Level 19: So You Want to Build a Castle?

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2018

By the end of this book, readers will be ready to design the best castle ever! From dungeons to battlements and everything in between, this is a fun and fascinating guide to medieval castles. Learn all about different castle designs, what rooms you'll need and how to decorate them, and what special features you can add - before moving on to find out how you can defend your castle should an invading army attack! The second half of the book describes four famous sieges from history: stories of tricks and tactics told using a variety of text types which are sure to engage readers. The whole book is filled with amazingly detailed illustrations, cutaways and diagrams which open the door to the past. TreeTops inFact is a non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The variety of topics means there are books to interest every child in this compelling series. The series is written by top children's authors and subject experts. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

The Box

The Box

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Project X Origins: Lime+ Book Band, Oxford Level 12: Mirror Mayhem

Project X Origins: Lime+ Book Band, Oxford Level 12: Mirror Mayhem

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2018

The micro-friends are preparing for a talent competition at school when they are confronted with a swarm of X-bots! Can Max use his illusion skills to trick the robots and help the children to escape? Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

The Story of Food: Sugar

The Story of Food: Sugar

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

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. An ideal leisure read, but also perfect for course work and presentations.

The Story of Food: Chocolate

The Story of Food: Chocolate

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Did you know that the chocolate bar you can pick up from any corner shop used to be a precious and exotic food that only aristocracy could afford? This book looks at the history of one of our favourite foods, from the ancient civilisations who made the first hot chocolate to today's global sweets industry. Other topics covered are health aspects of chocolate, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world. An ideal leisure read, but also perfect for coursework and presentations.

The Science of Rocks and Minerals

The Science of Rocks and Minerals

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2017

The Science of Natural Disasters

The Science of Natural Disasters

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2017

Parallel History: The Modern World

Parallel History: The Modern World

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/12/2017

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.

Parallel History: The Nineteenth-Century World

Parallel History: The Nineteenth-Century World

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/12/2017

What developments in government and society, industry, exploration and discovery, science and technology, art, architecture and literature, medicine, communication and transport were there in the nineteenth-century world of Europe, and how did these compare with those made during the same time period in the Islamic world and elsewhere in Africa and Asia? 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 nineteenth-century world chronologically, with timelines to show you when major events and achievements took place.

Parallel History: The Early Modern World

Parallel History: The Early Modern World

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2017

What developments in government and society, food and farming, exploration and discovery, science and technology, art and literature, religion, education and entertainment were there in the early modern world of Europe between the years 1500 and 1789, and how did these compare with those made during the same time period in the Islamic world and elsewhere in Africa and Asia? 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 early modern world chronologically, with timelines to show you when major events and achievements took place.

Parallel History: The Medieval World

Parallel History: The Medieval World

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2017

What developments in government and society, food and farming, architecture, science and technology, art and literature, medicine, education and entertainment were there in the medieval world of Europe and how did these compare with those made during the same time period in the Islamic world and elsewhere in Africa and Asia? 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 medieval world chronologically, with timelines to show you when major events and achievements took place.

The Shakespeare Plot: The Powder Treason

The Shakespeare Plot: The Powder Treason

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2017

A History of the World

A History of the World

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2017

Stories from the Bible

Stories from the Bible

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2017

Stories from the Bible

Stories from the Bible

Author: Alex Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 31/07/2017

Showcasing the best-loved Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments, this charming collection is a wonderful introduction to the Bible for readers aged 4 and up. Narrated with an engaging and easy-to-follow style, and illustrated throughout, Stories from the Bible is perfect for parents reading to younger children at bedtime, for older children to read independently or for use in Sunday schools, and is topical for religious holidays such as Christmas and Easter.

Parallel History: The Ancient World

Parallel History: The Ancient World

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/07/2017

What developments in government and politics, food and farming, architecture, science, art and medicine were there in the ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia and Egypt, and how did these compare with those made during the same time period by the Shang Dynasty, the Assyrians and the Phoenicians? What was happening at the same time in the Persian Empire and in Oceania? Packed with beautiful illustrations, this book, in the Parallel History series for readers upwards of age nine, will help you to explore the ancient world chronologically, with timelines to show you when major events and achievements took place.

Parallel History: The Classical World

Parallel History: The Classical World

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/07/2017

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.

The Science of Acne & Warts The Itchy Truth About Skin

The Science of Acne & Warts The Itchy Truth About Skin

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2017

The Science of Poo & Farts The Smelly Truth About Digestion

The Science of Poo & Farts The Smelly Truth About Digestion

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2017

The Science of Poo & Farts The Smelly Truth About Digestion

The Science of Poo & Farts The Smelly Truth About Digestion

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2017

The Science of Acne & Warts The Itchy Truth About Skin

The Science of Acne & Warts The Itchy Truth About Skin

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2017

The Shakespeare Plot 2: The Dark Forest

The Shakespeare Plot 2: The Dark Forest

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/06/2017

Nightmare Island

Nightmare Island

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2017

The Shakespeare Plot 1: Assassin's Code

The Shakespeare Plot 1: Assassin's Code

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/12/2016

The Impact of Technology Pack A of 4

The Impact of Technology Pack A of 4

Author: Alex Woolf, Matthew Anniss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

How have technology and science helped us to create music, play sport, find out about the past and create visual art? This series will look at the recent history of technology of science and techology's role in history, sport, art and music - and identifies the technology used today and the emerging technology of tomorrow. Each title considers the role of the internet - and other increasingly developed technologies - in these fields and discusses whether if information becoming more available and technology becoming more advanced, will change those fields forever.

The Impact of Technology in History and Archaeology

The Impact of Technology in History and Archaeology

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

How have technology and science helped historians and archaeologists through the years? How does today's technology help us understand the past? What role does technology hold for the future of history studies? From the invention of metal detectors through to today's computer modelling of long-dead people, our knowledge of the past has always been improving thanks to technology. This book looks at historical, current and future techniques for helping us discover traces of the past from artifacts to human remains. We look at how dating these things has become more accurate and also how the internet is giving us more access to historical records than ever before.

The Impact of Technology in Art

The Impact of Technology in Art

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

How have technology and science helped artists through the years? How do today's artists use technology in their work? What role does technology hold for the future of art? From the invention of the camera obscura through to today's digital painting and internet art, artists have always used contemporary technology to aid in the creation and display of their work. This book looks at how the creation of paintings, sculpture and engraving have changed over time and how newer mediums from photography to film and even computer games, have changed our perception of how technology can help us express ourselves.

The Golden Amulet An Anglo Saxon Adventure

The Golden Amulet An Anglo Saxon Adventure

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/09/2016

Project X Origins Graphic Texts: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 15: Great Inventors

Project X Origins Graphic Texts: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 15: Great Inventors

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2016

Project X Origins Graphic Texts can help children to reach higher standards in comprehension. This non-fiction text told in graphic form looks at the lives of some of the worlds most important historical figures. Join Kate and her grandpa as they find out about some of the world's greatest inventors, from Archimedes to Thomas Edison. Perhaps you'll even be inspired to invent something yourself! This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers with advice on supporting older children with their reading, ideas for follow-up activities and higher-level comprehension questions.

Encounters with the Past: Meet the Vikings

Encounters with the Past: Meet the Vikings

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2016

What was life really like for the Vikings? How did they interact socially? What medicines did they use? What did they think about the world they lived in, religion and other peoples? Using recreation photography and images of real historical artefacts this book will help readers 'meet' all kinds of Vikings, from the thrall (or slave) to the various craftspeople, farmers and even some viking children playing games. Journey tot he past and begin to understand what life would have been like in this fascinating and historically-rich time. Perfect for upper KS2 children studying some of the key historical periods. Encounters with the Past is a series of six books designed to engage children directly with history. A loose narrative structure and Q&A format helps the reader flow through the books, uncovering fascinating facts and the thoughts and ideas of the time.

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Bees!

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Bees!

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2016

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Snot!

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Snot!

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2016

The Tudor Kings & Queens

The Tudor Kings & Queens

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2016

The Story of Food: Sugar

The Story of Food: Sugar

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/03/2016

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.

The Story of Food: Chocolate

The Story of Food: Chocolate

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/03/2016

Did you know that the chocolate bar you buy from the shop as a treat used to be a precious and exotic food that only aristocracy could afford? This book looks at the history of one of our favourite foods, from the ancient civilisations who made the first hot chocolate to today's global sweets industry. Other topics covered are health aspects of chocolate, 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.

The Story of Food: Salt

The Story of Food: Salt

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2016

Did you know that the little white grains that sit in your salt cellar have an amazing story to tell? The simple condiment has caused wars to break out, empires to be conquered and black markets to flourish. This book describes the journey salt has taken, from prehistoric religious offerings to a staple seasoning. Other topics covered are the health aspects of salt, 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.

The Story of Food: Tea

The Story of Food: Tea

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2016

Did you know that the plain-looking bags you use to brew a steaming mug of tea are steeped in fascinating history? This simple drink has caused wars, been smuggled, been the drink of the elite and even resulted ship races across the globe! This book describes the journey tea has taken, from ancient Chinese rituals to an everyday staple drink. Other topics covered are the health aspects of tea, 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.

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Poo!

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Poo!

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2016

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Vegetables!

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Vegetables!

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2016

Past in Pictures: A Photographic View of Holidays

Past in Pictures: A Photographic View of Holidays

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2015

Find out how the holidays of British families have changed dramatically in the past 150 years as foreign travel has become easier, cheaper and more accessible. What were holidays like for Victorian children? This book looks at family holidays through the ages, from days out in the countryside, to British seaside resorts and more modern destinations. The Past in Pictures series gives a fascinating look at life in Britain through the photographs of The National Archives. It looks at past eras; at the way rich and poor families lived, the concept of holidays and leisure time for families and how the role of men, women and children from Victorian times, through two world wars, to modern Britain, have changed.

Past in Pictures: A Photographic View of Hospitals

Past in Pictures: A Photographic View of Hospitals

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2015

Find out what life was like in Britain before the National Health Service was introduced in 1948? How has medicine progressed since the Victorian times? Starting in 1871, this book takes a look at how hospitals have changed and how scientific discoveries have improved health care for all. The Past in Pictures series gives a fascinating look at life in Britain through the photographs of The National Archives. It looks at past eras; at the way rich and poor families lived, the concept of holidays and leisure time for families and how the role of men, women and children from Victorian times, through two world wars, to modern Britain, have changed.

The Impact of Technology in Art

The Impact of Technology in Art

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2015

How have technology and science helped artists through the years? How do today's artists use technology in their work? What role does technology hold for the future of art? From the invention of the camera obscura through to today's digital painting and internet art, artists have always used contemporary technology to aid in the creation and display of their work. This book looks at how the creation of paintings, sculpture and engraving have changed over time and how newer mediums from photography to film and even computer games, have changed our perception of how technology can help us express ourselves.

The Impact of Technology in History and Archaeology

The Impact of Technology in History and Archaeology

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2015

How have technology and science helped historians and archaeologists through the years? How does today's technology help us understand the past? What role does technology hold for the future of history studies? From the invention of metal detectors through to today's computer modelling of long-dead people, our knowledge of the past has always been improving thanks to technology. This book looks at historical, current and future techniques for helping us discover traces of the past from artifacts to human remains. We look at how dating these things has become more accurate and also how the internet is giving us more access to historical records than ever before.

The Impact of Technology Pack A of 4

The Impact of Technology Pack A of 4

Author: Alex Woolf, Matthew Anniss Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2015

How have technology and science helped us to create music, play sport, find out about the past and create visual art? This series will look at the recent history of technology of science and techology's role in history, sport, art and music - and identifies the technology used today and the emerging technology of tomorrow. Each title considers the role of the internet - and other increasingly developed technologies - in these fields and discusses whether if information becoming more available and technology becoming more advanced, will change those fields forever.

Impact of Technology in Art

Impact of Technology in Art

Author: Alex Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 05/11/2015

Impact of Technology in History and Archaeology

Impact of Technology in History and Archaeology

Author: Alex Woolf Format: eBook Release Date: 05/11/2015

A History of the World

A History of the World

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2015

Let's Think About the Internet and Social Media

Let's Think About the Internet and Social Media

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

This book helps children to develop critical thinking and debating skills. It examines the topic of the internet and social media in a lively and accessible way. Information is presented to help readers deliberate, debate, and decide for themselves. This books looks at issues surrounding the use of the internet and social media, such as reliability of information, cyber-safety, and whether it is healthy to spend lots of time online.

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Soap!

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Soap!

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2015

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Money!

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Money!

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Mind Swap

Mind Swap

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2015

Meteor Perspectives on Asteroid Strikes

Meteor Perspectives on Asteroid Strikes

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

What is it like to witness a meteor? This book looks at the Chelyabinsk Meteor and other asteroid strikes, using first-hand accounts to describe events and people's experiences, providing multiple perspectives from eyewitnesses, survivors, the emergency services, scientists and the media.

Children of the Holocaust

Children of the Holocaust

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2015

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.

Call Of The Phoenix

Call Of The Phoenix

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/05/2015

A Child's Day In...: My Life in Kenya

A Child's Day In...: My Life in Kenya

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/04/2015

What's it really like to live in Kenya? Come and experience a day in the life of ten-year-old Esther who lives in Nairobi. From the moment she gets up to the moment she goes to bed; see inside her home, her school and find out about all the things she does each day, what she 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.

A Child's Day In...: My Life in India

A Child's Day In...: My Life in India

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2015

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.

A Child's Day In...: My Life in Indonesia

A Child's Day In...: My Life in Indonesia

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2015

What's it really like to live in Indonesia? Come and experience a day in the life of ten-year-old Eva from Soya; from the moment she gets up to the moment she goes to bed. See inside her home, her school and find out about all the things she does each day, what she does with her 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.

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Fire!

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Fire!

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2015

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Books!

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Books!

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2015

Ship of the Dead

Ship of the Dead

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2015

The Mayans

The Mayans

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2015

Medieval Realms: Death and Disease

Medieval Realms: Death and Disease

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2014

This title gives readers an in-depth look at death and disease in medieval times. You can find out what ordinary people did when they fell ill and discover the herbs and potions doctors used to treat the plague and other illnesses. It also tells you about the first medical schools in Europe and about how medicine progressed in five hundred years of medieval living. It includes contemporary written evidence, colour photographs and maps, a timeline, glossary and index.

Medieval Realms: Education

Medieval Realms: Education

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2014

This book gives readers an in-depth look at education in medieval times. You can learn about the different kinds of schools and discover why the church played an important role in the development of education. Discover who went to schoool and the subjects they learned. Find out about the first universities in Europe, and how education progressed in five hundred years of medieval living. It includes contemporary written evidence, colour photographs and maps, a timeline, glossary and index.

Encounters with the Past: Meet the Tudors

Encounters with the Past: Meet the Tudors

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2014

You can learn a lot from what archaeologists and historians have uncovered about the past, but what would the people who actually lived at the time be able to tell you? Meet the Medieval Folk does just that! This book will transport you back to medieval times where you will meet all kinds of people from all walks of life. The Duchess of a grand Tudor house has lost a necklace and thinks it has been stolen. You accompany the constable as he questions lots of people about the missing necklace. Everyone from the laundry maid and a young archer boy, to a priest and an actor will answer your questions and give you the inside information of what it may have been like to live at this time, before you are then transported back to your own era. Encounters with the Past is a brilliant series designed to shine a light on historical ideas about subjects such as medicine, science, religion, food, magic and society. Perfect for readers aged 9-11 who want a more personal account of these fascinating times.

Children of the Holocaust

Children of the Holocaust

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2014

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.

Travelling Wild: Trekking in the Congo Rainforest

Travelling Wild: Trekking in the Congo Rainforest

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/06/2014

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!

Animal Attack: Killer Sharks

Animal Attack: Killer Sharks

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2014

If you ever wanted to know how Killer Sharks survive in the wild, find out in this fascinating book about survival. Different sharks will use different techniques for killing their prey. Some hunt in shoals and others hunt alone. All sharks are carnivores, 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+.al.

Animal Attack: Killer Crocodiles

Animal Attack: Killer Crocodiles

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2014

Past in Pictures: A Photographic View of Home Life

Past in Pictures: A Photographic View of Home Life

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2014

Children will be able to see the homes people lived in, how they cooked, how they furnished and decorated their homes, and how they spent their leisure time. A fascinating journey depicted in photographs from Victorian times to present day.

Past in Pictures: A Photographic View of World War One

Past in Pictures: A Photographic View of World War One

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2014

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?

Past in Pictures: A Photographic View of Schools

Past in Pictures: A Photographic View of Schools

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2014

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.

Design and Engineering Pack A of 4

Design and Engineering Pack A of 4

Author: Alex Woolf, Ian Graham, Chris Oxlade, Richard Spilsbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/04/2014

Did you know that all products have life cycles? That's what we call the stages from their design, manufacture, and sale to their use, cleaning and repair, and eventually their disposal. This series explains what happens to a fascinating range of products during these stages, such as prototyping, the sourcing of materials and components, the manufacturing process, the decisions made by designers and engineers, and recycling.

Travelling Wild: Journey Along the Amazon

Travelling Wild: Journey Along the Amazon

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2014

Follow a traveller's diary of a trip along the entire length of the Amazon, discovering all about the unusual animal and plant life, landscape features, climate, industry and peoples. Find out how to survive the perils of the Amazon: crocodiles, piranhas, leeches, whirlpools and rapids!

Buildings

Buildings

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2014

Did you know that every building has a life cycle? That's what we call the stages from its design, construction and opening to its use, maintenance, and demolition and disposal at the end of its useful life. This book explains what happens during these stages, such as planning, the sourcing of materials, the construction process, the decisions made by designers and engineers, and refurbishing and recycling.

An Asteroid Strike

An Asteroid Strike

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/06/2013

Can you imagine what our lives would be like after a devastating asteroid strike? What effect would the resulting tsunami, storms, and dust cloud have? What would happen to the climate, wildlife, and our food supplies? This book traces the possible consequences of a global event on this scale, with ideas and evidence based on similar scenarios that are a part of fact and fiction.

Soul Shadows

Soul Shadows

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2013

Estelle thinks that a stay in a remote cottage will give her the peace and quiet that she needs, but the nearby wood holds a terrible secret. Can she and her friend Sandor discover what's going on in the mysterious military lab before it's too late? Soul Shadows has been shortlisted for the Falkirk Red Book Award 2014.

Buildings

Buildings

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/02/2013

Did you know that every building has a life cycle? That's what we call the stages from its design, construction and opening to its use, maintenance, and demolition and disposal at the end of its useful life. This book explains what happens during these stages, such as planning, the sourcing of materials, the construction process, the decisions made by designers and engineers, and refurbishing and recycling.

History on Your Doorstep: Anglo-Saxon and Viking Britain

History on Your Doorstep: Anglo-Saxon and Viking Britain

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2012

Much of the evidence we have of past times comes from the buildings people left behind. Their homes, villages and towns give us clues that help us find out about the way they lived. History On Your Doorstep explores different periods of British history through our building heritage.

Finding an Identity

Finding an Identity

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2011

During the years of settlement and exploration of the North American continent, women's position in society was largely restricted to the domestic sphere. Finding an Identity describes the roles women played as colonists settled in what is now the Americas and explores the variations in the roles of women, especially in Native American and African-American cultures. Furthermore, this engaging title examines the growing responsibility accepted by women in colonial society as the colonists moved toward independence from their home countries.

From Pictland to Alba, 789-1070

From Pictland to Alba, 789-1070

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/2007

In the 780s northern Britain was dominated by two great kingdoms; Pictavia, centred in north-eastern Scotland and Northumbria which straddled the modern Anglo-Scottish border. Within a hundred years both of these kingdoms had been thrown into chaos by the onslaught of the Vikings and within two hundred years they had become distant memories. This book charts the transformation of the political landscape of northern Britain between the eighth and the eleventh centuries. Central to this narrative is the mysterious disappearance of the Picts and their language and the sudden rise to prominence of the Gaelic-speaking Scots who would replace them as the rulers of the North. From Pictland to Alba uses fragmentary sources which survive from this darkest period in Scottish history to guide the reader past the pitfalls which beset the unwary traveller in these dangerous times. Important sources are presented in full and their value as evidence is thoroughly explored and evaluated. Unlike most other volumes dealing with this period, this is a book which 'shows its workings' and encourages the readers to reach their own conclusions about the origins of Scotland. Key Features: * The first book in over twenty years to explain the destruction of the Picts and the rise of the Scottish kingdom from contemporary accounts alone * Recounts and evaluates modern scholarship developing readers' awareness of recent debates and controversies * Subjects contemporary sources to rigorous examination allowing students to appreciate the strengths and pitfalls of different types of evidence * Locates early Scottish history firmly within a European context

From Pictland to Alba, 789-1070

From Pictland to Alba, 789-1070

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2007

In the 780s northern Britain was dominated by two great kingdoms; Pictavia, centred in north-eastern Scotland and Northumbria which straddled the modern Anglo-Scottish border. Within a hundred years both of these kingdoms had been thrown into chaos by the onslaught of the Vikings and within two hundred years they had become distant memories. This book charts the transformation of the political landscape of northern Britain between the eighth and the eleventh centuries. Central to this narrative is the mysterious disappearance of the Picts and their language and the sudden rise to prominence of the Gaelic-speaking Scots who would replace them as the rulers of the North. From Pictland to Alba uses fragmentary sources which survive from this darkest period in Scottish history to guide the reader past the pitfalls which beset the unwary traveller in these dangerous times. Important sources are presented in full and their value as evidence is thoroughly explored and evaluated. Unlike most other volumes dealing with this period, this is a book which 'shows its workings' and encourages the readers to reach their own conclusions about the origins of Scotland. Key Features: * The first book in over twenty years to explain the destruction of the Picts and the rise of the Scottish kingdom from contemporary accounts alone * Recounts and evaluates modern scholarship developing readers' awareness of recent debates and controversies * Subjects contemporary sources to rigorous examination allowing students to appreciate the strengths and pitfalls of different types of evidence * Locates early Scottish history firmly within a European context

The The 18th Century The 18th Century Volume 5

The The 18th Century The 18th Century Volume 5

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2005

A History of Fashion and Costume is an eight-volume set that examines the development of costume and fashion over time - from the earliest cave dwellers to the present - along with the social history that gave rise to it. Introducing readers to the rich world of fashion and dress, this set vividly depicts the changing styles, processes, and trends - from the first people to wear clothes in the last Ice Age to the courtly fashion of medieval Europe to the globalization of Western style - that led us to the clothing of today. Describing both the practical uses of clothing and the highly impractical clothes that have been used throughout history to convey social status, these volumes provide a compelling look at the effects of fashion and costume on society. Each accessible volume describes the fashions of the time, styles and designs, and the changing use of materials. Beautiful illustrations and engaging text examine clothing as well as the jewelry, hairstyles, hats, and footwear that accompanied the fashions and made them unique. Special features in each volume include a foreword written by a fashion industry expert as well as a helpful glossary, timeline, and index.

The The Ancient World The Ancient World Volume 1

The The Ancient World The Ancient World Volume 1

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2005

A History of Fashion and Costume is an eight-volume set that examines the development of costume and fashion over time - from the earliest cave dwellers to the present - along with the social history that gave rise to it. Introducing readers to the rich world of fashion and dress, this set vividly depicts the changing styles, processes, and trends - from the first people to wear clothes in the last Ice Age to the courtly fashion of medieval Europe to the globalization of Western style - that led us to the clothing of today. Describing both the practical uses of clothing and the highly impractical clothes that have been used throughout history to convey social status, these volumes provide a compelling look at the effects of fashion and costume on society. Each accessible volume describes the fashions of the time, styles and designs, and the changing use of materials. Beautiful illustrations and engaging text examine clothing as well as the jewelry, hairstyles, hats, and footwear that accompanied the fashions and made them unique. Special features in each volume include a foreword written by a fashion industry expert as well as a helpful glossary, timeline, and index.

The 20th Century

The 20th Century

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2005

A History of Fashion and Costume is an eight-volume set that examines the development of costume and fashion over time - from the earliest cave dwellers to the present - along with the social history that gave rise to it. Introducing readers to the rich world of fashion and dress, this set vividly depicts the changing styles, processes, and trends - from the first people to wear clothes in the last Ice Age to the courtly fashion of medieval Europe to the globalization of Western style - that led us to the clothing of today. Describing both the practical uses of clothing and the highly impractical clothes that have been used throughout history to convey social status, these volumes provide a compelling look at the effects of fashion and costume on society. Each accessible volume describes the fashions of the time, styles and designs, and the changing use of materials. Beautiful illustrations and engaging text examine clothing as well as the jewelry, hairstyles, hats, and footwear that accompanied the fashions and made them unique. Special features in each volume include a foreword written by a fashion industry expert as well as a helpful glossary, timeline, and index.

The Victorian Age

The Victorian Age

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2005

A History of Fashion and Costume is an eight-volume set that examines the development of costume and fashion over time - from the earliest cave dwellers to the present - along with the social history that gave rise to it. Introducing readers to the rich world of fashion and dress, this set vividly depicts the changing styles, processes, and trends - from the first people to wear clothes in the last Ice Age to the courtly fashion of medieval Europe to the globalization of Western style - that led us to the clothing of today. Describing both the practical uses of clothing and the highly impractical clothes that have been used throughout history to convey social status, these volumes provide a compelling look at the effects of fashion and costume on society. Each accessible volume describes the fashions of the time, styles and designs, and the changing use of materials. Beautiful illustrations and engaging text examine clothing as well as the jewelry, hairstyles, hats, and footwear that accompanied the fashions and made them unique. Special features in each volume include a foreword written by a fashion industry expert as well as a helpful glossary, timeline, and index.

The The Medieval World The Medieval World Volume 1

The The Medieval World The Medieval World Volume 1

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2005

A History of Fashion and Costume is an eight-volume set that examines the development of costume and fashion over time - from the earliest cave dwellers to the present - along with the social history that gave rise to it. Introducing readers to the rich world of fashion and dress, this set vividly depicts the changing styles, processes, and trends - from the first people to wear clothes in the last Ice Age to the courtly fashion of medieval Europe to the globalization of Western style - that led us to the clothing of today. Describing both the practical uses of clothing and the highly impractical clothes that have been used throughout history to convey social status, these volumes provide a compelling look at the effects of fashion and costume on society. Each accessible volume describes the fashions of the time, styles and designs, and the changing use of materials. Beautiful illustrations and engaging text examine clothing as well as the jewelry, hairstyles, hats, and footwear that accompanied the fashions and made them unique. Special features in each volume include a foreword written by a fashion industry expert as well as a helpful glossary, timeline, and index.

The The 19th Century The 19th Century Volume 7

The The 19th Century The 19th Century Volume 7

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2005

A History of Fashion and Costume is an eight-volume set that examines the development of costume and fashion over time - from the earliest cave dwellers to the present - along with the social history that gave rise to it. Introducing readers to the rich world of fashion and dress, this set vividly depicts the changing styles, processes, and trends - from the first people to wear clothes in the last Ice Age to the courtly fashion of medieval Europe to the globalization of Western style - that led us to the clothing of today. Describing both the practical uses of clothing and the highly impractical clothes that have been used throughout history to convey social status, these volumes provide a compelling look at the effects of fashion and costume on society. Each accessible volume describes the fashions of the time, styles and designs, and the changing use of materials. Beautiful illustrations and engaging text examine clothing as well as the jewelry, hairstyles, hats, and footwear that accompanied the fashions and made them unique. Special features in each volume include a foreword written by a fashion industry expert as well as a helpful glossary, timeline, and index.

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