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History & the past: general interest (Children's / Teenage)

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A Short, Illustrated History of... Scientific Discoveries

A Short, Illustrated History of... Scientific Discoveries

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2020

If you're fed up with learning the names of kings and queens or dates of battles, then this is the history book for you. This book only contains some of the most brilliant discoveries in history. No rubbish diagrams or grainy photos - just really cool facts, intriguing people and of course the best eureka moments - all beautifully illustrated. It includes, Archimedes leaping out of the bath as he discovered volume, the correct order of the solar system, the theory of evolution, the big bang, gravity, electricity, chemical elements, fossils of dinosaurs, alien worlds and more. We've curated for you some of the best examples of discoveries from history. The chronological order will help you get to grips with how and why one discovery can lead to another. It also shows how humans have continually strived to improve their lives and even the world by building on successes from the past, inspiring them to take leaps into the unknown or to reveal their genius to the world. Designed to spark the interest of children aged 8+ studying history and STEM topics at key stage 2, the text is snappy and completely relevant, so boredom is not an option. The 4-book series, A Short Illustrated History, celebrates some of the best thinkers, scientists, mathematicians, inventors, engineers and creative geniuses the world has ever seen! Titles in this series: Epic Space Exploration Incredible Scientific Discoveries Ingenious Inventions Marvels of Medicine

A Short, Illustrated History of... Inventions

A Short, Illustrated History of... Inventions

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2020

If you're fed up with learning the names of kings and queens or dates of battles, then this is the history book for you! This book only contains some of the most interesting inventions in history. No rubbish diagrams or grainy photos - just really cool facts, intriguing people and of course incredible inventions - all beautifully illustrated. It includes: the invention of the wheel, ancient Chinese, Roman and Greek technological advances that have helped shape history, the bicycle, the motor car, steam engines, the motor engine, aircraft, satellites, lasers, computers, the World Wide Web and more. We've curated for you some of the best examples of inventions from history. The chronological order will help you get to grips with how and why one invention or discovery can lead to another. It also shows how humans have continually strived to improve their lives and the world by building on successes from the past, inspiring them to take leaps into the unknown or to reveal their genius to the world. Designed to spark the interest of children aged 8+ studying history and STEM topics at key stage 2, the text is snappy and completely relevant, so boredom is not an option. The 4-book series, A Short Illustrated History, celebrates some of the best thinkers, scientists, mathematicians, inventors, engineers and creative geniuses the world has ever seen! Titles in this series: Epic Space Exploration Incredible Scientific Discoveries Ingenious Inventions Marvels of Medicine

Life Through Time

Life Through Time

Author: John Woodward Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Explore astonishing landscapes teeming with giant insects, dinosaurs, and giant mammals, and see the extraordinary creatures that lived in ancient seas, to discover life from ancient animals to early humans. In a series of stunning panoramic illustrations and lively, engaging text, this book tells the story of life on Earth through key evolutionary periods, from life's earliest origins to the first farmers. The amazing story of life's evolution begins in vast oceans and swamp forests, and is shaken by dramatic extinctions caused by ice, violent volcanic eruptions, and meteor impacts. Life Through Time explores geological time and the origins of species that still exist today in early fish, amphibians, birds, reptiles, and mammals. It takes readers through the years of dinosaurs and megafauna up to the appearance of our first human ancestors around six million years ago to the evolution of hunter-gathering Homo sapiens in the last ice age and the first civilizations. Perfect for children and parents to read together and discover the incredible story of life on our planet. Open the book and let the four-billion-year journey begin!

History Atlas

History Atlas

Author: Thiago de Moraes Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Prepare to embark on a global tour through time. You might want to take a map... But this is no ordinary atlas. The maps in HISTORY ATLAS are rich visual extravaganzas, packed with kings, queens, heroes, villains, inventors, artists and explorers. Travel from Ancient Egypt and Rome to Ethiopia, Russia and China, and meet movers and shakers of world history from Genghis Khan to Martin Luther King. With quirky facts, astonishing characters, humorous details and compelling stories, this is history at its most entertaining.

The Humans

The Humans

Author: Jonny Marx, Charlie Davis Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

This book showcases the greatest achievements of ancient civilisations, peoples and iconic figures from history. From the Nubians to the Native Americans, and the Akkadians to the Aztecs, our predecessors have pioneered a plethora of wonderful and wacky inventions, technologies and practices. They've constructed monumental buildings and sprawling cities, created languages, modes of transport, art, medicines, music, stories, myths and more. Let's delve into the past and discover what humankind accomplished in the centuries and millennia since the first civilisations were formed...

Fabulously Feisty Queens

Fabulously Feisty Queens

Author: Valerie Wilding, Lucy Worsley Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Who needs a Prince Charming when you're busy running the world? From ancient empresses and warrior queens, to fearsome pirates and modern-day monarchs, Fabulously Feisty Queens explores the lives and legacies of history's most powerful women. Made of stronger stuff than beauty and grace, discover just how bright, brave, brilliant and clever the world's female rulers have been throughout the centuries. With a foreword by historian and Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, Lucy Worsley and illustrations by Pauline Reeves.

How We Lived in Ancient Times

How We Lived in Ancient Times

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

What if you could look back in time and meet everyday children just like you, but from a totally different world? How We Lived in Ancient Times is an amazing window into history through the lives of children through time, showing the clothes they wore, the food they ate, the games they played, and the amazing worlds they lived in. Each section opens with a new child introducing themselves to the reader in a stunning illustrated double-page scene. Behind them, the reader can see the child's environment, from prehistoric caves to Egyptian temples. This is followed by fact-filled pages, allowing readers to see their tools they used, the toys they loved, the food they ate, and much more. Join them in a Japanese palace, explore a Viking village, and race with them on horseback across the Scythian plains. How We Lived in Ancient Times is an unforgettable journey back in time.

Invaders and Raiders: The Greeks are coming!

Invaders and Raiders: The Greeks are coming!

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2020

The terrible Ancient Greeks are coming! Invaders and Raiders: Greeks describes how the Ancient Greeks set up a mighty empire from the viewpoint of a young Persian warrior. The hugely powerful Greek army, Greek daily life and customs are all explored against a backdrop of the famous battles of Marathon and Thermopylae. The book concludes with a look at Ancient Greece's expansion and eventual decline as the power of the Roman Empire grew. It also assesses Ancient Greece's legacy today. Illustrated with a mix of illustrations and found objects, each book describes a great civilisation, its customs and organisations, how it began and expanded, and finally how it ended.

Invaders and Raiders: The Romans are coming!

Invaders and Raiders: The Romans are coming!

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2020

The fearful Romans are coming! Invaders and Raiders: Romans describes the Roman invasion and settlement of Britain from the viewpoint of a native Celt. The all-conquering Roman army, Roman daily life and customs are all explored against a backdrop of fierce fighting, surrender and life under Roman rule. The book concludes with a look at the Roman legacy in Britain and the eventual fall of the Roman Empire. Illustrated with a mix of illustrations and found objects, each book describes a great civilisation, its customs and organisations, how it began and expanded, and finally how it declined or ended.

Famous Firsts: Famous Firsts: First Woman in Space

Famous Firsts: Famous Firsts: First Woman in Space

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2020

A gripping illustrated account of how Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to journey into space on 16 June 1963. As the post-war world was gripped by the Space Race between the USA and the Soviet Union, the Soviet Union surged ahead by putting the first woman in space in 1963. Discover how Valentina Tereshkova accomplished this top-secret, dangerous mission, from the arduous selection and training, to the dangerous flight itself and her triumphant return to Earth. Fully illustrated throughout, with fresh, modern artwork breathing new life into this famous story. Perfect for readers aged 8 and up.

Mayflower

Mayflower

Author: Rebecca Siegel Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2020

Join the Pilgrims on their perilous journey across the ocean, as they start a new life in North America. This stunning book marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's voyage, with edge-to-edge illustrated scenes, interspersed with detailed maps, inventories and cutaways, along with engaging, narrative text to make this a history book to treasure and pour over time and again. Learn about the perilous journey, the crew and passengers, the cargo on board and what happened when they finally dropped anchor in Cape Cod. Meet the Wampanoag people and learn about how the Pilgrims' arrival changed their way of life. Atmospheric artwork and detailed scenes will spark your imagination as you discover the amazing true story behind the birth of a nation. Find out as if you were there: Who were the Pilgrims? Why did they want to leave England? Why was the journey so perilous? What was the Mayflower Compact? Who are the Wampanoag? How did the Pilgrims interact with the Wampanoag? What happened at the first Thanksgiving? What became of the Mayflower? This fact-packed children's book includes a comprehensive timeline of events, an author's note, plus a glossary and ideas for further learning.

We Will Remember Them

We Will Remember Them

Author: S. Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2020

Every year, crowds of people come together to remember the men and women who fought and died in wars. This beautifully illustrated non-fiction book explains to children why it's so important to remember those we have lost in wars. The sensitively written text tells of the world wars as well as other wars that are remembered at this time. We look at the history behind poppies, why we hold 1- or 2-minute silences and what happens in commemorative parades around the world. The book will include poems and quotes from veterans who bravely fought in these wars.