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This striking, energetic series of which this is one of the titles, takes a rapid-fire ‘look and learn’ approach to subjects suitable for children aged 8 and over and each title makes the learning experience really fun. With fascinating topics ranging from Dinosaurs to Art, from Myths to Science, each of these books presents a key subject in a fresh and fascinating format. The subjects in each title are explained in 30-second sound-bites, supported by 3-second flash summaries. And if all that isn’t stimulating enough, the 3-minute mini-missions included will further challenge lively young minds. With colourful, original explanatory artwork on every page and text from a range of expert authors, these books are loaded with fun information and fast-track facts.
Discover all the action and adventure from this year's must view movie through the eyes of Lyra Belaqua as she embarks on an amazing quest to rescue her best friend. And if you haven't read the book, Northern Lights on which the film is based, then having read this story of the movie, we guarantee you'll want to.
Since the 1860s trains have conveyed crushed limestone from Derbyshire to the soda ash and chemicals works in mid-Cheshire. By the 1930s a new higher capacity design of wagon was needed, and so the 'Hoppers' were built by Charles Roberts for Imperial Chemical Industries. The fleet of 152 bogie hopper wagons became instantly recognisable to railway enthusiasts. For just over sixty-one years between 1936 and the end of 1997 the wagons worked almost every day of the year, running several times per day. Modern wagons took over the duties from 1998 and the traffic still runs around six times per week, feeding the sole remaining soda ash plant. Many companies and locomotive classes and types have hauled these services since 1936 including the LMS, BR, Transrail, EWS, Freightliner Heavy Haul and now DB Cargo. The locomotives used include steam classes 4F, 8F and 9F; and diesel-electric classes 25, 37, 60 and 66.
Harrison argues that population growth, rising consumption and damaging technologies have combined to bring on the biggest environmental crisis in human history. Just as crisis spurred the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions, so it may be a third revolution that is needed to achieve sustainable development. Harrison provides a bulletin on the state of the planet and the process of destruction, and a blueprint for the third revolution. Harrison is author of Inside the Third World and was the 1988 recipient of the UNEP Global 500 award for outstanding services to the environment. The book is being made into a TV documentary to coincide with publication.
It is widely believed that the practice of ancient Egyptian religion ceased with the end of pharaonic culture and the rise of Christianity. However, an organised reconstruction and revival of the authentic practice of Egyptian, or Kemetic religion has been growing, almost undocumented, for nearly three decades. Profane Egyptologists is the first in-depth study of the now-global phenomenon of Kemeticism. Presenting key players in their own words, the book utilises extensive interviews to reveal a continuum of beliefs and practices spanning eight years of community growth. The existence of competing visions of Egypt, which employ ancient material and academic resources, questions the position of Egyptology as a gatekeeper of Egypt's past. Exploring these boundaries, the book highlights the politised and economic factors driving the discipline's self-conception. Could an historically self-imposed insular nature have harmed Egyptology as a field, and how could inclusive discussion help guard against further isolationism? Profane Egyptologists is both an Egyptological study of Kemeticism, and a critical study of the discipline of Egyptology itself. It will be of value to scholars and students of archaeology and Egyptology, cultural heritage, religion online, phenomenology, epistemology, pagan studies and ethnography, as well as Kemetics and devotees of Egyptian culture.
Setting Out on the Great Way brings together different perspectives on the origins and early history of Mahayana Buddhism and delves into selected aspects of its formative period. As the variety of the religion which conquered East Asia and also provided the matrix for the later development of Buddhist Tantra or Vajrayana, Mahayana is regarded as one of the most significant forms of Buddhism, and its beginnings have long been the focus of intense scholarly attention and debate. The essays in this volume address the latest findings in the field, including contributions by younger researchers vigorously critiquing the reappraisal of the Mahayana carried out by scholars in the last decades of the 20th century and the different understanding of the movement which they produced. As the study of Buddhism as a whole reorients itself to embrace new methods and paradigms, while at the same time coming to terms with exciting new manuscript discoveries, our picture of the Mahayana continues to change. This volume presents the latest developments in this ongoing re-evaluation of one of Buddhism's most important historical expressions.
The Peak District area of England has yielded limestone products since around the time of the Romans and by 1794 the Peak Forest Tramway arrived to help transport products further afield. By the time the Midland Railway arrived in the Buxton area in the 1860s, limestone and stone traffic was booming by rail. Even now large tonnages of raw limestone, aggregates and cement are dispatched all over the UK. This book illustrates some of these traffic flows, both past and present, and how they have changed locomotives and wagons. Some of these traffic flows are long-standing ones such as the Tunstead to Northwich, whereas others are more recent and short-term spot hire traffic. Privatisation in the mid-1990s saw EWS dominate the main flows but now DB Cargo, Freightliner Heavy Haul and GBRf all vie for lucrative flows from the four main rail-served quarries.
DCI Will Scott and the Eastborough Police force are hit with sinister new crimes - a series of murders with a terrifyingly dark undertone. When a elderly woman is sadistically murdered in her own home, Will struggles to determine a motive for the crime. As the murders of older females continue across the region, the presence of dark arts becomes evident at the crime scenes. In an intense game of cat and mouse, the serial killer remains relentless in the pursuit of a deadly agenda, becoming more daring, and more grotesque in their actions. With each new atrocity sending shock waves through the community, Will takes ever-greater risks to catch the killer...putting his own life under threat...and the lives of those closest to him.
What can you see down by the river? Follow one child on their journey in this non-fiction recount. What can you see down by the river? Follow one child on their journey in this non-fiction recount. Red B level/ Band 2B offers emergent readers simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. The focus sounds in this book are: /ai/ /ee/ /igh/ /oa/ /oo/ /ar/ /ur/ /ow/ /oi/ /ear/ /er/ /g/ gg /n/ nn Pages 14 and 15 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.