Simon Adams - Author

About the Author

Simon Adams was born in Bristol and studied at London and Bristol universities. He worked as an editor of children’s reference and other non-fiction books before becoming a full-time writer. Since then, he has written and contributed to more than 50 books on subjects as varied as American history, the sinking of the Titanic, the two world wars and the history of jazz.

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Project Ancient Egypt

Project Ancient Egypt

Author: Simon Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2018

Britain and the European Union A comprehensive guide for children

Britain and the European Union A comprehensive guide for children

Author: Simon Adams Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2016

On 23 June 2016 Britain voted to leave the European Union. To understand this important outcome and resulting Brexit, we need to know what the EU does and find out about its past relationship with Britain. This comprehensive guide is an ideal introduction to the concept of the EU for readers aged 10 and up. It explores what the EU is, how it was formed, how it governs, its member states, its citizens and its role in Europe and the wider world, with a particular focus on Britain's relationship with the EU. It includes a chapter exploring the results of the Brexit referendum, looking at the pros and cons of being a member and what the future hold for Britain, post-Brexit. It concludes with a detailed factfile on every country that is currently a member of the EU, as well as a glimpse at possible future member states, such as Turkey.

Exploration and Discovery

Exploration and Discovery

Author: Simon Adams Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/06/2016

The discovery and mapping of the world, its peoples, oceans and continents, are the result of centuries of exploration. This book traces the history of such travel and the pioneers who pushed back the frontiers of the known world. It explains the reasons for their journeys, whether out of scientific curiosity, to create trading opportunities, to spread religious beliefs or for personal gain or glory.With the aid of over 250 illustrations, maps and photographs, this accessible reference work captures all the excitement and spirit of adventure.

Kingfisher Atlas of World History

Kingfisher Atlas of World History

Author: Simon Adams Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/03/2016

This edition combines all four volumes in the series, depicting the world and its people between 10000 BCE and the present day. It covers all major human civilizations, from the ancient world to modern times, and examines the core curriculum themes of religion, exploration, colonization, industry, technology, war and diplomatic relations.

The History Detective Investigates: Monarchs

The History Detective Investigates: Monarchs

Author: Simon Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2015

How has the power of the monarchy in Great Britain changed throughout history? Why does Wales have a prince? Why did Henry VIII marry six times? Why is the royal family named after a castle? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in local libraries where they can find out more about monarchs. The detective shows how to create a profile of a king or queen, discover what it's like to work for a monarch and hold a lively debate on the monarchy. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past.

World War Two: Holocaust

World War Two: Holocaust

Author: Simon Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2015

World War Two is a series of fact-packed books on key aspects of the Second World War. Each title offers an appealing, magazine-style design and contains readable narrative text plus panels focusing on personalities, events, weapons, documents and other background information. Also included are mini timelines that highlight the dates of important events to keep a clear chronological picture in readers' minds. Holocaust chronicles the mass murder of six million people by the Nazis - from prejudice and repression in Nazi Germany before the war to 'The final solution to the Jewish question' and the extermination camps at Auschwitz and elsewhere, through to rescue and liberation by Allied forces in 1945.

World War Two: Occupation and Resistance

World War Two: Occupation and Resistance

Author: Simon Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2015

World War Two is a series of fact-packed books on key aspects of the Second World War. Each title offers an appealing, magazine-style design and contains readable narrative text plus panels focusing on personalities, events, weapons, documents and other background information. Also included are mini timelines that highlight the dates of important events to keep a clear chronological picture in readers' minds. Under Occupation looks at what life was like in the countries occupied by Axis forces during the war, covering topics such as resistance, partisans, forced labour and prisoners of war.

World War Two: Timeline of the Second World War

World War Two: Timeline of the Second World War

Author: Simon Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2015

World War Two is a series of fact-packed books on key aspects of the Second World War. Each title offers an appealing, magazine-style design and contains readable narrative text plus panels focusing on personalities, events, weapons, documents and other background information. Also included are mini timelines that highlight the dates of important events to keep a clear chronological picture in readers' minds. Timeline of the Second World War looks at the causes, course and consequences of the war, from the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 to the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan in 1945.

Soldiers of the First World War

Soldiers of the First World War

Author: Simon Adams Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/10/2013

Soldiers of the First World War employs short extracts from diaries and letters to recount the experiences of the men from around the world who took part in this massive conflict. Linked by common experiences, such as 'in battle' or 'losing a friend', Soldiers of the First World War is an invaluable resource for any child studying the conflict.

Documenting WWII: Occupation and Resistance

Documenting WWII: Occupation and Resistance

Author: Simon Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2013

Each book focuses on an aspect of World War II through exploration of a wealth of primary source material. A factual presentation of each topic is given alongside personal accounts and case-studies giving the reader an insight into the period. Evidence is explored and assessed throughout each book, which encourages children to debate and evaluate different sources.

Russia

Russia

Author: Simon Adams Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2012

In Russia, you will learn that Russia is the largest country in the world and its natural resources make it one of the richest. It has experienced enormous political, social, and economic upheaval during the last century, and as a result, Russia faces many challenges.

Secret History: The Iraq War

Secret History: The Iraq War

Author: Simon Adams Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2010

Part of a six book series that investigates the hidden world of spies, double agents, assassins and saboteurs and how their actions affected the course of the world's major conflicts.

Presidents of the United States

Presidents of the United States

Author: Simon Adams Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2005

Presidents of the United States

Presidents of the United States

Author: Simon Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2005

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