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Claudia Martin - Author

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Pets 300 Small Animals

Pets 300 Small Animals

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2019

Tabby cat or toucan? Airedale terrier or Angora rabbit? Python or Parakeet? If you didn't have a pet as a child, you probably wanted one. Pets features a huge range of pets from everyday pets such as cats and dogs to exotic pets such as tropical fish, toucans and terrapins, from cute mice to formidable pythons, from energetic rabbits to docile tortoises to thoroughbred horses.Part of the highly successful Mini Encyclopedia series, Pets includes 300 pets from around the world, offering a wealth of fascinating information on the background, breeding and natural habitat of these animals.With a page and outstanding colour illustration given to each pet, and specification boxes detailing on the origins, appearance, size, diet and lifespan of each animal, Pets is an easy-to-use pocket reference book for anyone interested in domesticated animals.

The War in Syria

The War in Syria

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

The media is full of images and stories about the people of Syria and the suffering they have undergone in recent years. This book looks in detail at the history of the conflict, explains how it came about and the plight of the refugees, while emphasising the point of view of the people actually involved.

Scotland Highlands, Islands, Lochs & Legends

Scotland Highlands, Islands, Lochs & Legends

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2019

Where in the world do passenger planes land on the beach each day? Where might you search for the world's most famous underwater monster? Where would you find a capital city with more listed buildings than anywhere else in the world? Yes, in Scotland of course. The airport runway on the island of Barra is, simply, the beach. People still flock to Loch Ness in the hope of seeing the Loch Ness Monster. And Edinburgh has more listed buildings than any other capital city. Scotland is a fascinating exploration of the most beautiful country of the British Isles. From the pretty Georgian streets of Edinburgh's New Town to the Victorian grandeur and Art Deco delights of Glasgow, from the remote islands in the Hebrides to the bustle of the Edinburgh Festival, from Europe's oldest tree (a 3,000-year old twisted yew) to the majesty of Glenfinnan viaduct - made even more famous by the Harry Potter films - the book is packed with 200 spectacular colour photographs. Presented in a landscape format and with captions explaining the story behind each entry, Scotland is a stunning collection of images celebrating this beautiful country.

Italy

Italy

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2019

In over 150 striking images, Italy celebrates perhaps the most beautiful country in the world. From the natural beauty of lakes such as Como or Garda to the vineyards in Tuscany to the many beaches, from the pretty seaside towns of the Cinque Terre to the glory of Venice's canals and palaces, from the magnificence of classical antiquity in Rome to the Arab-Norman architecture of Palermo to Renaissance Florence, there is just so much to feast on in Italy. But apart from the famous highlights, the book also features lesser known sides to the country, be it pretty, unexplored corners and examples of everyday life, or the abandoned cave towns of Puglia and the 16th century star-shaped town of Palmanova. Presented in a landscape format and with captions explaining the story behind each entry, Italy is a stunning collection of images.

Wonders of the World

Wonders of the World

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/03/2019

What are the wonders of the world today? The Grand Canyon? The Hoover Dam? The Great Pyramid of Giza - the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world that survives today? From the ancient world to the present day, from the natural world to man-made accomplishments, Wonders of the World explores the most outstanding places around the globe. From waterfalls to deserts, from bridges to opera houses, from natural fires that never stop burning to the Earth's largest man-made holes, the book explains the fascinating stories about extraordinary places, both famous and little-known. Arranged by continent, the book includes natural features such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Northern Lights and Niagara Falls, as well as human creations like Stonehenge, Rome's Colosseum, Chartres Cathedral, Angkor Wat and the Empire State Building. Presented in a landscape format, Wonders of the World is a stunning collection of 200 images.

The War in Syria

The War in Syria

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

The media is full of images and stories about the people of Syria and the suffering they have undergone in recent years. This book looks in detail at the history of the conflict, explains how it came about and the plight of the refugees, while emphasising the point of view of the people actually involved.

Why do we remember?: The Battle of Hastings

Why do we remember?: The Battle of Hastings

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

Why Do We Remember?: The Battle of Hastings looks at the gripping events that led up to the famous battle of Hastings in 1066 and the following Norman conquest of Anglo-Saxon Britain. This simple, friendly children's first history series, aimed at readers aged 5 and up, takes a close look at some key events and personalities through history and reveals how and why they are still important to us today. A perfect support to learning about history at Key Stage 1, each book uses a rich variety of historical sources, from diaries to paintings, to bring events to life, while simple historical vocabulary is introduced and explained. Each book also features a simple timeline and explores how we find about the past. All text has been carefully checked by a historian.

Italy From the Ancient Ruins of Rome to the Catwalks of Milan

Italy From the Ancient Ruins of Rome to the Catwalks of Milan

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/06/2018

In 150 striking images, Italy celebrates perhaps the most beautiful country in the world. From the natural beauty of lakes such as Como or Garda to the vineyards in Tuscany to the many beaches, from the pretty seaside towns of the Cinque Terre to the glory of Venice's canals and palaces, from the magnificence of classical antiquity in Rome to the Arab-Norman architecture of Palermo to Renaissance Florence, there is just so much to feast on in Italy. But apart from the famous highlights, the book also features lesser known sides to the country, be it pretty, unexplored corners and examples of everyday life, or the abandoned cave towns of Puglia and the 16th century star-shaped town of Palmanova. Presented in a landscape format and with captions explaining the story behind each entry, Italy is a stunning collection of images.

Our World in Crisis: Terrorism

Our World in Crisis: Terrorism

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2018

What is terrorism? How do terrorists differ from other criminals? What makes some individuals and groups decide to use violence to create terror as a means of achieving their aims? This book looks at the history of terrorism and analyses the motivations for its use. It looks at what is being done to tackle terrorism and asks readers to think about what they can do to help people in countries affected by terrorism, for example by fundraising for organisations supporting victims of terrorist attacks.

Explore!: The Indus Valley

Explore!: The Indus Valley

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/04/2018

Around 4,000 years ago, the Indus Valley was home to a great civilisation. Find out about the mysterious rulers of the Indus Valley, their splendid cities and their flushing toilets. How were the cities of the Indus Valley built? What were homes like? What food did people eat? What gods were worshipped? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in their local library where they can find out more about the Indus Valley. Packed with fascinating information, the Explore! series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past. A great tool for readers age 8+ or teachers looking for books to support the new curriculum.

Our World in Crisis: Immigration

Our World in Crisis: Immigration

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2018

People have many different reasons for leaving their home country, but they are nearly always looking for a better or safer life. This book considers the pull factors that attract people to another country and the push factors that drive them from their home country. It looks at movements of people in the past, the impact of current immigration and the arguments that people put forward in favour or against welcoming immigrants to a country. It asks readers to think about what they can do to learn more about this global issue and the people affected by it.

Rock Explorer: Fossils

Rock Explorer: Fossils

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2018

Did you know that thousands of years ago the ancient Chinese found dinosaur fossils and thought they were dragon bones? Or that everyone thought the coelacanth fish had been extinct for 66 million years, and then in 1938 living coelacanths were discovered off the coast of Africa? Fossils are the remains of animals and plants that lived thousands or millions of years ago and are the best way for us to understand how we, and other species, have evolved over time. This comprehensive and accessible introduction to palaeontology shows the beliefs and myths that have advanced - and inhibited - our understanding of evolution. Full of facts and photos of real-life excavations from all over the , world, it gives advice on where to find fossils and how to treat ancient remains with care. A brilliant first introduction to palaeontology, featuring awesome photography that captures ancient fossils.

Rock Explorer: Minerals

Rock Explorer: Minerals

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2018

Did you know that if you pass electricity through quartz, it shakes at a regular pace? That is why many watches contain a tiny quartz crystal, to keep them ticking evenly. And did you know rhodium is far more expensive than gold? It is used in cars' catalytic converters, which cut down the pollution from exhausts. Discover how and where minerals form, why some minerals are rarer than others, and how they are used to advance technology with this fascinating fact-filled book. Plus, find out what gives some minerals their fabulous colours and why some form intricate patterns and shapes in this absorbing, illustrated non-fiction title.

Rock Explorer: Rocks

Rock Explorer: Rocks

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2018

Did you know there are three different kinds of rock - igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic? Find what our earth is made of and what processes make it a constantly changing environment, in this fun introduction to geology. From how rocks form and their distinguishing features, to whether they are valuable to scarce and where to find them, this accessible guide is full of fascinating facts to uncover, revealing the secrets of the past.

Rock Explorer: Gems

Rock Explorer: Gems

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2018

Did you know that sometimes diamonds fall to Earth from space inside rocks called meteorites? Most gemstones are minerals which form in the ground as rock heated in the Earth cools down. As minerals grow, they make regular shapes called crystals. Discover more fabulous facts about gemstones in this comprehensive and accessible guide, which features agate, amber, amethyst, diamond, emerald, jasper, lapis lazuli, opal, ruby and sapphire. Packed with stunning photographs of bright, shiny gems, as well as more practical images of excavation and extraction, this book explains how different environments affect different gemstones and provides a colourful insight into the geology of our world.

Adventures in STEAM: Materials

Adventures in STEAM: Materials

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/12/2017

Inject some fun into STEAM topics, with these lively examinations of buildings, robots, computers, vehicles, materials and space! This bright, colourful new series aims to inspire children with a lifelong love of STEAM subjects. Education in these five areas is very much an interdisciplinary approach, therefore these books will cover all of the STEAM subjects in each title, highlighting the importance of a well-rounded scientific education.