Primary Source Detectives by Nicola Barber, Cath Senker, Richard Spilsbury, Neil Morris


Primary Source Detectives by Nicola Barber, Cath Senker, Richard Spilsbury, Neil Morris

This series looks at groups of people, often ordinary people, who did historically significant things, and how we know about their lives and events. Each book shows how we know about the people and their experiences from primary and other sources. It includes information on some historical detective work that has taken place, using documentary, archaeological, and oral evidence, that has enabled historians to piece together fascinating stories, from the escape of slaves on the Underground Railroad to the epic journeys of exploration by lunar astronauts.

About the Author

As well as writing about lost cities, Nicola Barber has written books on the modern-day cities of Tokyo and Los Angeles. She has also written about many periods of history, from the Vikings to the Victorians. Nicola lives in North Wales. Cath Senker has over twenty years' experience in children's educational publishing and has written around 100 books for children for a range of publishers. Her books include highly regarded titles on Anne Frank, the Black Death and the Vietnam War, books on religions and the conflict between North and South Korea, and forthcoming titles on Self-Harm and Relationships. She lives the green lifestyle and has undertaken voluntary work for a range of organizations. Richard Spilsbury is an experienced author of nonfiction books for young people. He has written about a wide range of topics including science, nature, and history. Neil Morris is an experienced writer on children's topics. He has been a contributor to dictionaries and encyclopedias. His recent work includes 'What Has Space Exploration Done for Us?', a guide to researching the Industrial Revolution, and a review of the impact of environmentalism on the landscape.

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Contains 6 Paperbacks
384 pages
Interest Age: From 11


Nicola Barber, Cath Senker, Richard Spilsbury, Neil Morris
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Publication date

7th May 2015



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