Battles That Changed the World by Chris Oxlade


Battles That Changed the World by Chris Oxlade

In AD 732, near the town of Tours, France, a Frankish army defeated the invading Islamic army and stopped the advance of the Islamic empire into Europe. It is one of ten battles in this book, ranging from Thermopylae in Ancient Greece to the Battle of Britain during World War II, chosen because of their lasting effect on world history

About the Author

Chris Oxlade, is an experienced writer of information books for children. He specializes in science and technology, and has written more than sixty titles, on subjects ranging from kites to virtual reality as well as books on various forms of transport. David West is a graphic designer, illustrator and author of children's information books. He has produced over 500 titles on subjects ranging from dinosaurs and mythology to technology and science. Some of his best known titles include Brain Surgery for Beginners, Fifty Three and a Half Things that Changed the World and Dinosaurs in My Street. David went to art school in Kingston-upon-Thames and Harrow, where he specialised in information graphics. He lives in south west London with his wife, two sons, a cat and a goldfish who's over 14 years old. When he's not illustrating, writing and designing he can be found fishing for salmon in Scottish rivers or painting portraits for fun.

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32 pages


Chris Oxlade
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Publication date

22nd December 2010



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