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

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Fantastic Fails Pack A of 4

Fantastic Fails Pack A of 4

Author: Amie Jane Leavitt, Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 04/02/2021

History comes alive with stories of great mishaps and the important lessons they provided. Some of the world's greatest failures taught us something and, in many cases, led to later successes. Learn about unforgettable failures in transport, medicine, inventions and structures from around the world and the lessons learned from each. Then discover the success stories that grew out of the failures.

British Museum: So You Think You've Got it Bad? A Kid's Life in the Aztec Age

British Museum: So You Think You've Got it Bad? A Kid's Life in the Aztec Age

Author: Chae Strathie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Part of Nosy Crow's list of publishing in collaboration with the British Museum and developed in consultation with one of the world's leading experts on the Aztecs. A kid's life in the Aztec Age might sound like fun, what with all that brilliant sunny weather and exciting festivals, but actually life for kids could be pretty hard. In this hilarious book, written by award-winning author Chae Strathie, children will learn just how tough life really was, from being jabbed by cactus spikes to snacking on maggots... and even wearing jaguar skins! Probably the first book about the Aztec Age that involves wedgies and skateboards, this is a must read for kids with a passion for horrible history! Brought to life with rich, humorous illustrations by super-talented Marisa Morea. Other titles in the series include: Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Prehistoric Times.

Swordswoman!

Swordswoman!

Author: Devika Rangachari Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Queen Lakshmibal of of Jhansi was an unconventional queen. She could read and write; she rode a horse and wielded a sword; she trained other women to ride and fight alongside her. When the East India Trading Company, who ruled India in the 19th century, demanded that she hand over control of Jhansi, she refused. And when an uprising began to stir in 1857, and the British laid siege to her fortress, the warrior queen tied her infant son to her back, mounted her favourite horse, and escaped to raise an army. This is the story of a woman who defied all conventions to become an icon of resistance in colonial-era India

Medical Mishaps

Medical Mishaps

Author: Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

See some of the world's most messed-up medical mishaps at a microscopic level. Find out how each procedure, tool or operation failed, the basic science that was missed and what doctors learned from their mistakes.

Amazing Treasures

Amazing Treasures

Author: David Long Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Discover 100 of the world's most remarkable artefacts, most stunning artworks and most intriguing ruins in this beautifully illustrated book about Earth's treasures. Treasures both natural and manmade make an appearance in a tour which stretches across thousands of years and all around the globe. Discover sunken wrecks loaded with pirate gold, the abandoned tombs of the world's most powerful rulers and even meteorites - treasures from outer space! A central gatefold offers a world map revealing the locations of all the treasures included in the book, while Blue Peter award-winning author David Long also addresses contemporary topics such as our threatened natural wonders and the ownership of cultural treasures.

The Flag Never Touched The Ground

The Flag Never Touched The Ground

Author: Kekla Magoon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

In 1863, the US Civil War was raging. Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation had freed over 3.5 million African-American slaves, and now the Union Army began to recruit a second all-black regiment of soldiers to join the fight. As the struggle against the Confederate South raged on, the newly-formed 54th Massachusetts battalion prepared to attack the seemingly impregnable fortress of Fort Wagner. The odds were heavily against them; the fort had never been taken. America was watching them - and when the bugle sounded they marched towards the guns, flag held high.

British Museum: So You Think You've Got it Bad? A Kid's Life in the Aztec Age

British Museum: So You Think You've Got it Bad? A Kid's Life in the Aztec Age

Author: Chae Strathie Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Part of Nosy Crow's list of publishing in collaboration with the British Museum and developed in consultation with one of the world's leading experts on the Aztecs. A kid's life in the Aztec Age might sound like fun, what with all that brilliant sunny weather and exciting festivals, but actually life for kids could be pretty hard. In this hilarious book, written by award-winning author Chae Strathie, children will learn just how tough life really was, from being jabbed by cactus spikes to snacking on maggots... and even wearing jaguar skins! Probably the first book about the Aztec Age that involves wedgies and skateboards, this is a must read for kids with a passion for horrible history! Brought to life with rich, humorous illustrations by super-talented Marisa Morea. Other titles in the series include: Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Prehistoric Times.

Transport Breakdowns

Transport Breakdowns

Author: Amie Jane Leavitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

See some of the world's fastest transport breakdowns! Find out how each form of transport failed, the basic engineering missed during construction and what engineers learned from their mistakes.

We Are the Romans

We Are the Romans

Author: David Long Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Step back in time to Ancient Rome and meet some of the many people who lived, worked, and played during that time. From a young slave boy to a fierce gladiator, a washerwoman to a wealthy lady, and a mosaic artist to the emperor himself - each one will share with you the story of their own daily life. Together, they are the Romans. Featuring 19 different characters from Roman times, as well as an introduction to the Roman world, a map of the empire and a timeline of key events, this book provides a new angle on a classic subject, bringing the ancient world to life.

Story of Rob Roy

Story of Rob Roy

Author: David Ross Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2021

Children of the Clearances

Children of the Clearances

Author: David Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2021

Story of Robert the Bruce

Story of Robert the Bruce

Author: David Ross Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2021

The story of the King of Scots, Robert the Bruce, is retold in a format suitable for children.