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Claudia Martin - Author

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Books by Claudia Martin

The Oceans Explored: Ocean Life

The Oceans Explored: Ocean Life

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/03/2021

Take a deep dive into the depths of our blue planet with this stunning book all about the ocean - Earth's largest biome. In Ocean Life, beautiful illustrations and striking photographs combine to portray an incredibly variety of creatures that call these watery worlds home. Readers will explore how these animals survive and co-exist and learn about the importance of eco-systems and the delicate balance of life in ocean habitats around the world. For readers aged 7+ who are studying geography, habitats and natural history at key stage 2. The Oceans Explored series is also an excellent resource for children interested in ecology and green issues. Titles in this series: Ocean Habitats Ocean Life Ocean Pollution Oceans at Work

The Oceans Explored: Ocean Habitats

The Oceans Explored: Ocean Habitats

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/03/2021

Take a deep dive into the depths of our blue planet with this stunning book all about the ocean - Earth's largest biome. In Ocean Habitats, beautiful illustrations and striking photographs combine to help readers explore some incredibly varied and beautiful underwater and coastal habitats. Readers will explore the depths of the ocean, coral reefs, rock pools and more and be inspired to know more about the animals that live there and the delicate balance of life in ocean habitats around the world. For readers aged 7+ who are studying geography, habitats and natural history at key stage 2. The Oceans Explored series is also an excellent resource for children interested in ecology and green issues. Titles in this series: Ocean Habitats Ocean Life Ocean Pollution Oceans at Work

Greece

Greece

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2021

Regarded as the cradle of Western civilization, Greece is the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, Western literature, political science, major mathematical principles and Western drama, as well as the Olympic Games. But it is also a country of mountains - 80 per cent of the country is mountainous - as well as islands - of more than 1,000 islands, 227 are inhabited. And it has the longest coastline of any Mediterranean country. From antiquity to modernity, from the tallest mountains to the tiniest islands, from the Romans to the Venetians to the Ottomans, Greece is a beautiful photographic exploration of this fascinating country. Arranged by region, the book celebrates such classical highlights as Athens's Acropolis, the ruins at Mycenae in the Peloponnese, the Byzantine churches of Thessaloniki and the ancient Temple at Delphi. It also explores the beauty of the islands of the Aegean and the Ionian Sea, the Zagori mountains in the northwest of the country and the hydrothermal craters on Nisyros. Presented in a landscape format and with captions explaining the story behind each entry, Greece is a stunning collection of images celebrating one of the world's most popular destinations.

The Oceans Explored: Ocean Pollution

The Oceans Explored: Ocean Pollution

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2021

Take a deep dive into the depths of our blue planet with this stunning book all about the ocean - Earth's largest biome. In Ocean Pollution, beautiful illustrations and striking photographs combine to help readers explore how ocean habitats are threatened by pollution from industry, farming, litter and human carelessness. It will inspire young readers to think about how human activity is harming our world and the delicate balance of life in ocean and coastal habitats around the world. For readers aged 7+ who are studying geography, habitats and natural history at key stage 2. The Oceans Explored series is also an excellent resource for children interested in ecology and green issues. Titles in this series: Ocean Habitats Ocean Life Ocean Pollution Oceans at Work

The Oceans Explored: Oceans at Work

The Oceans Explored: Oceans at Work

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2021

Investigate the oceans of the world and how we interact with them. Discover how humans interact with the ocean and how we have come to depend on it for travel, food and fun. Investigate our use of the seas from seaweed farms to fishing boats, whaling to a world cruises. Learn about the different industries relating to oceans as well as our dependence on them. The Ocean Explored series investigates four key areas of ocean activity: ocean life, ocean habitats, ocean pollution and ocean work by combining photos and artwork that present the diversity of ocean life and activity. Focuses on the great importance of oceans for life on Earth and the need to protect them. Each title includes a map of the world highlighting each ocean and what phenomena occur there. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.

Great Destinations of a Lifetime

Great Destinations of a Lifetime

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

From the desert of Death Valley in California to the lagoons around Bora Bora in French Polynesia, from Niagara Falls on the US-Canadian border to Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean-Zambian border, and from Norwegian fjords to the Lascaux cave paintings, Great Destinations roams far and wide in selecting the most outstanding accessible locations around the world. Including both natural and man-made wonders, the book features not only well-known attractions but also less explored places. Discover the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia's magnificent 10,582 sq km (4,086 sq miles) wide salt flats; marvel at the multicoloured Rainbow Mountain in Peru; explore Borobudur, a ninth century Buddhist temple in the Javanese jungle; and follow in the footsteps of mythical giants on Ireland's Giant's Causeway. Each location is accompanied by a caption explaining the geographical and historical background of the place. Illustrated with 180 colour photographs, Great Destinations of a Lifetime ranges from the Namib Desert to New Zealand's glaciers, from ancient structures to the spectacular Grand Canyon. A feast of colour, unusual geography and fascinating history, this is the book that will define your bucket list of destinations.

Wonders of the World

Wonders of the World

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2020

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 images that will make you want to visit the wonder sites themselves.

Children's World Atlas

Children's World Atlas

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2020

This beautifully illustrated atlas is a celebration of our extraordinary, interconnected planet, specially designed for young readers. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, children can explore all corners of the world through perfectly rendered, clearly annotated maps. They can learn about natural habitats and busy cities; ancient traditions and modern lifestyles; and the landmarks and achievements that make each country unique. Includes: * Stunning full-colour photography * National flags of each country * Stats on famous cities * 'Did you know?' fact boxes on each page * Information on population, industries, and languages With cutting-edge knowledge on physical and human geography, this hardback atlas gives children a fascinating insight into the world around them. It includes a comprehensive glossary and is fully indexed. Ideal for readers aged 8+.

The Amazing Book of Ocean Life

The Amazing Book of Ocean Life

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2020

Whether shark mad, dotty for dolphins or orca obsessed, this extraordinary book has all you need to know about life beneath the ocean. Full of fascinating facts and stunning sea life photography, this book covers everything from the ocean shores to deep sea creatures. Find out why octopuses release ink, why clownfish live in anemone tentacles and where can you find a guitarfish. Based on the latest research, this definitive guide to ocean life includes easy-to-follow information on anatomy and behaviour of sea creatures. It also includes fun fact-boxes, with information you wouldn't believe! Perfect for children working on a school project, or simply the ocean obsessed, this is a brilliant guide for kids aged 8+.

The Amazing Book of Rocks and Fossils

The Amazing Book of Rocks and Fossils

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2020

Discover the fascinating world of geology with this comprehensive book. Full of surprising facts and stunning photographs, this accessible book looks at the rocks that make up our world-from granite mountains to beautiful marble buildings. Fossils and gemstones are also covered in detail, making this the definitive children's guide to understanding the planet beneath our feet. Accessible, entertaining, and authoritative, this is the perfect introduction to the world of geology for children aged 8+.

Children's First Animal Encyclopedia

Children's First Animal Encyclopedia

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2020

Young readers will delight in this beautifully illustrated animal encyclopedia, containing some of the world's most unusual and magnificent creatures. Each page contains intriguing and memorable facts accompanied by eye-catching photographs. Kids can discover why hummingbirds have such long beaks, how baby kangaroos travel around, and what makes a shark such a good hunter. Covering mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, amphibians, and invertebrates, this hardback reference guide supports the key stage 1 (KS1) curriculum and is great for home learning. Perfect for introducing children aged 5+ to the wonders of the animal kingdom.

Children's Encyclopedia of Birds

Children's Encyclopedia of Birds

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2020

Set off on an extraordinary tour of the world of birds - from powerful eagles and flocking flamingos, to beautiful hummingbirds and clever corvids. This comprehensive visual encyclopedia brings together cutting-edge knowledge and awe-inspiring ideas with clarity and accuracy. Learn about an osprey's natural swimming goggles, how gentoo penguins can recognise the calls of their own chicks and how birds evolved from feathered dinosaurs. Children's Encyclopedia of Birds includes stunning photography of many bird species, pointing out their vibrant plumage and distinctive characteristics. Alongside these pictures are amazing facts about their anatomy and behaviour. This book supports the key stage 2 (KS2) curriculum and is great for home learning. A brilliant guide for kids aged 8+. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Arcturus Children's Reference Library series uses stunning photography, fabulous facts and useful diagrams to introduce a variety of subjects - from the animal kingdom to space. Great to dip into, these reference guides are a staple for any child's bookshelf.

Children's Encyclopedia of Ocean Life

Children's Encyclopedia of Ocean Life

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2020

Whether shark mad, dotty for dolphins or orca obsessed, this extraordinary encyclopedia has all you need to know about life beneath the ocean. Full of fascinating facts and stunning sea life photography, this book covers everything from the ocean shores to deep sea creatures. Find out why octopuses release ink, why clownfish live in anemone tentacles and where can you find a halloween crab. Based on the latest research, this definitive guide to ocean life includes easy-to-follow information on anatomy and behaviour of sea creatures. It also includes fun fact-boxes, with information you wouldn't believe! Perfect for children working on a school project, or simply the ocean obsessed, this book supports the key stage 2 (KS2) curriculum and is great for home learning. A brilliant guide for kids aged 8+.

Norway

Norway

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2020

Did you know that Oslo is the only capital city in Europe where you can go cross-country skiing? Just take your skis on the metro to the suburbs and ski off from the platform across the frozen, snowy landscape. Stretching so far from north to south, and from west to east - the country reaches further east than St Petersburg - Norway has a larger number of different habitats than almost any other European country. It has Scandinavia's most spectacular fjords, steep mountains, pretty fishing villages, beautiful beaches - and continental Europe's largest glacier. From remote settlements within the Arctic Circle to Oslo's lively city life, from the northern lights to white nights when the sun never sets, from sculpture gardens to immense bridges linking the country's many islands, Norway is a fascinating exploration of this increasingly popular tourist destination. Presented in a handy pocket-sized landscape format and with captions explaining the story behind each entry, Norway is a stunning collection of images celebrating this striking country.

Scotland

Scotland

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2020

When you think of Scotland do you picture rugged castles amid mountains, lochs and glens, or Edinburgh's elegant streets? Perhaps tartan kilts, the Loch Ness Monster, or golf, which originated in Scotland in the Middle Ages, spring to mind. Scotland's landscape and culture make it stand out as one of the most enchanting places on earth. There is much to discover in this breathtakingly beautiful country. Scotland's wilderness and charming cities, high mountains disappearing into the mist and tiny islands, and grandiose mansions and, even, palm trees, make it a country of immense variety. Scotland is a fascinating exploration of the most magnificent country of the British Isles. From the Georgian houses of Edinburgh's New Town to the Victorian grandeur of Glasgow, from the Highlands to the many lochs, from the remote islands in the Hebrides to the majesty of Glenfinnan Viaduct, this book is packed with more than 200 spectacular photographs. Presented in a handy pocket-sized landscape format and with captions explaining the story behind each entry, Scotland is a stunning collection of images celebrating this beautiful country.

Adventures in STEAM: Computers

Adventures in STEAM: Computers

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Take a look at how computers are designed, how engineers program them and how all the data in computers is held. Find out about memory, outputs and inputs, explore amazing feats of computing such as the web, artificial intelligence and virtual reality and imagine what computers might be able to do in the future. Test your understanding with fun activities, such as writing your own program using a programming language such as Scratch. Inject some fun into STEAM topics with these lively examinations of buildings, robots, computers, vehicles, materials and space! This bright, colourful series aims to inspire children aged 8 and up with a lifelong love of STEAM subjects.