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Claudia Martin - Author

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Books by Claudia Martin

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.

Adventures in STEAM: Computers

Adventures in STEAM: Computers

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/10/2017

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 new series aims to inspire children with a lifelong love of STEAM subjects.

Satansschatten

Satansschatten

Author: Claudia Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 27/08/2017

Jung, so herrlich naiv und unerfahren. Noch ahnt das Mdchen nicht, dass sie schon bald zum Spielball des Teufels werden soll. Ahnt nicht, dass ihre Sinne Geister von Verstorbenen wahrnehmen knnen und sie andere Parallelwelten durchwandern wird. In der Ich-Form geschrieben erzhlt das Buch von einem Mdchen Namens Julia. Behtet von der Familie verluft ihr Leben in geregelten Bahnen. Das ndert sich, als Freunde ein Geschenk in Form eines unscheinbaren Tisches mitbringen. Was als harmloses Gesellschaftsspiel beginnt und den Kontakt zum Jenseits herstellen soll, ffnet das Portal zu anderen Dimensionen.

The History Detective Investigates: London

The History Detective Investigates: London

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/05/2017

Explore the rich history of London! Find out about when the Romans settled Londinium in AD48, Saxon Lundenwic, William Conqueror and the Tower of London, medieval trade and the Black Death, Tudor Londoners and how they found entertainment from festivals and alehouses to theatres and football, how the Great Fire changed London, the Bow Street Runners and Henry Fielding, Robert Peel and the police force, Joseph Bazalgette and the sewers of London after the Great Stink; how the opening of the Tube expanded London; the Blitz and the rebuilding; the arrival of the Windrush from Jamaica making London even more multicultural and how London is still changing today with everyone wanting to see London's famous landmarks from St Paul's to the London Eye and Buckingham Palace. Read about the people who have influenced London such as Boudicca, Edward the Confessor,Aethelred the Unready, Bede, William the Conqueror, William of Poitiers, Dick Whittington, Shakespeare, Samuel Pepys, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. Follow the dog, Sherlock Bones, as he guides you around London and encourages you to find out more. Learn how you can make your own project about London. Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014. If you enjoy reading about the History Detective, then take a look at other titles in this series, such as the Stone Age to Iron Age, Ancient Greece, Ancient Sumer, The Mayan Civilization, The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China and Early Islamic Civilizations.

Explore!: The Indus Valley

Explore!: The Indus Valley

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2017

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.

Inspirational Lives: Tim Berners-Lee

Inspirational Lives: Tim Berners-Lee

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2017

The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. Each book looks at the background, life and achievements of a personality, their impact on popular culture as well as detailing the everyday facets of their job and how they have gained such success. This title explores how Tim Bernes-Lee, the British born computer scientist, became the man to invent the World Wide Web. Carrying on to become the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, Tim Bernes-Lee has been awarded for 'ground breaking innovation in engineering that has been of global benefit to humanity', and will continue to inspire for generations.

Human Rights of Older People Universal and Regional Legal Perspectives

Human Rights of Older People Universal and Regional Legal Perspectives

Author: Claudia Martin, Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, Bethany Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2016

This book focuses on descriptions of the developments in legal frameworks and policies regarding the human rights of older persons. First, it covers the policies adopted and practices developed at the universal system, particularly within the sphere of the United Nations. Second, it includes a side-by-side comparison of the work of regional human rights mechanisms, which have picked up some momentum in the past decade. Through its inclusion of law, policy, and current processes, the widest net possible has been cast to collect a descriptive resource for advocates. Overall, we hope that this book contributes to a better understanding of the current limitations and possibilities that international institutions offer to uphold the human rights of older persons. We expect that this information will allow states and other policy makers to move forward with the international recognition of the human rights of older persons. We know this is only a first effort in compiling and reporting the standards that are being produced by different international institutions. But we have no doubt that many others will follow with their expert analysis of these emerging standards, and that the ongoing discussion will finally crystalize in international human rights binding instruments explicitly recognizing the universal rights of older persons.

My Little Book of Weather

My Little Book of Weather

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/04/2016

Few things have such a profound effect on our everyday lives as the weather. Weather conditions decide whether we go out or stay in, and even what we need to wear, but for enquiring young minds, there are far more exciting things going on in our atmosphere than an occasional shower of rain. Lightning, blizzards, hurricanes and hailstorms are all explained in My Little Book of Weather along with how our climate and the atmosphere work and how we can predict the weather. Using clear, concise text and colourful illustrations and photographs, the mysteries of our changing weather patterns are explored.

Inspirational Lives: Malala Yousafzai

Inspirational Lives: Malala Yousafzai

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2016

Take a look at the life of Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. Find out about her human rights advocacy for education and for women in her native province of northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school and the international movement it has inspired. Discover how Malala, a schoolgirl from Pakistan, stood up to the Taliban and defended her right to obtaining an education. From her initial blogging for the BBC, to the shooting that rocked the world, to her emergence as a powerful speaker in favour of feminist rights, Malala's story will amaze and inspire.

My Little Book of... Emergency Vehicles

My Little Book of... Emergency Vehicles

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/01/2016

Simple, easy-to-understand text combines with spectacular photography to provide an exciting first introduction to emergency vehicles. What does a tow truck do? How does an ambulance work? When do we use firetrains? My Little Book of Emergency Vehicles answers all of these questions and many more. See hard-working vehicles in action and also learn about unusual rescue vehicles such as amphibious trucks and firefighting aircraft. Perfect for reluctant readers, this book will hold the interest of young children and encourage them to find out more about these impressive vehicles and the amazing jobs they do.

The History Detective Investigates: London

The History Detective Investigates: London

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2016

Explore the rich history of London! Find out about when the Romans settled Londinium in AD48, Saxon Lundenwic, William Conqueror and the Tower of London, medieval trade and the Black Death, Tudor Londoners and how they found entertainment from festivals and alehouses to theatres and football, how the Great Fire changed London, the Bow Street Runners and Henry Fielding, Robert Peel and the police force, Joseph Bazalgette and the sewers of London after the Great Stink; how the opening of the Tube expanded London; the Blitz and the rebuilding; the arrival of the Windrush from Jamaica making London even more multicultural and how London is still changing today with everyone wanting to see London's famous landmarks from St Paul's to the London Eye and Buckingham Palace. Read about the people who have influenced London such as Boudicca, Edward the Confessor,Aethelred the Unready, Bede, William the Conqueror, William of Poitiers, Dick Whittington, Shakespeare, Samuel Pepys, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. Follow the dog, Sherlock Bones, as he guides you around London and encourages you to find out more. Learn how you can make your own project about London. Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014. If you enjoy reading about the History Detective, then take a look at other titles in this series, such as the Stone Age to Iron Age, Ancient Greece, Ancient Sumer, The Mayan Civilization, The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China and Early Islamic Civilizations.

Explore!: The Indus Valley

Explore!: The Indus Valley

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2015

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 your local library where you can find out more about the Indus Valley. The detective shows readers how to create your own project about daily life in Mohenjo-Daro, make Indus Valley-style figurine and interview the rulers of the Indus Valley. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates 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 for 2014.

The History Detective Investigates: Early Islamic Civilization

The History Detective Investigates: Early Islamic Civilization

Author: Claudia Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2015

How did Islam start? What weapons did Islamic warriors use? Where was the 'Round City'? Who invented the elephant clock? 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 local libraries where they can find out more about early Islamic civilization. The detective shows readers how to create their own project reimagining a stroll through Baghdad, interview their favourite scientist or inventor from the Islamic world and spot the key features of mosques. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past.

Human Rights of Older People Universal and Regional Legal Perspectives

Human Rights of Older People Universal and Regional Legal Perspectives

Author: Claudia Martin, Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, Bethany Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/07/2015

This book focuses on descriptions of the developments in legal frameworks and policies regarding the human rights of older persons. First, it covers the policies adopted and practices developed at the universal system, particularly within the sphere of the United Nations. Second, it includes a side-by-side comparison of the work of regional human rights mechanisms, which have picked up some momentum in the past decade. Through its inclusion of law, policy, and current processes, the widest net possible has been cast to collect a descriptive resource for advocates. Overall, we hope that this book contributes to a better understanding of the current limitations and possibilities that international institutions offer to uphold the human rights of older persons. We expect that this information will allow states and other policy makers to move forward with the international recognition of the human rights of older persons. We know this is only a first effort in compiling and reporting the standards that are being produced by different international institutions. But we have no doubt that many others will follow with their expert analysis of these emerging standards, and that the ongoing discussion will finally crystalize in international human rights binding instruments explicitly recognizing the universal rights of older persons.