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Alex Woolf - Author

About the Author

Alex Woolf was born in Willesden Green, North-West London in 1964 and studied History and Politics at Essex University. He has travelled in America and Europe and worked variously as an accountant, a warehouse assistant, a print buyer, a door-to-door salesman and a dish washer in a roach-infested restaurant in Florida.

Since 1995, he has been editing books for young people, and in 2001, he began to write. He has penned more than 40 books on a surprisingly wide range of topics, including the fantastic new fiction title, Aldo Moon and the Ghost of Gravewood Hall.

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All The Way Down: Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures

All The Way Down: Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures

Author: Alex Woolf Illustrator: Isobel Lundie Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2022

The Ancient World Volume 1

The Ancient World Volume 1

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2022

A History of Fashion and Costume is an eight-volume set that examines the development of costume and fashion over time - from the earliest cave dwellers to the present - along with the social history that gave rise to it. Introducing readers to the rich world of fashion and dress, this set vividly depicts the changing styles, processes, and trends - from the first people to wear clothes in the last Ice Age to the courtly fashion of medieval Europe to the globalization of Western style - that led us to the clothing of today. Describing both the practical uses of clothing and the highly impractical clothes that have been used throughout history to convey social status, these volumes provide a compelling look at the effects of fashion and costume on society. Each accessible volume describes the fashions of the time, styles and designs, and the changing use of materials. Beautiful illustrations and engaging text examine clothing as well as the jewelry, hairstyles, hats, and footwear that accompanied the fashions and made them unique. Special features in each volume include a foreword written by a fashion industry expert as well as a helpful glossary, timeline, and index.

The 18th Century Volume 5

The 18th Century Volume 5

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/07/2022

A History of Fashion and Costume is an eight-volume set that examines the development of costume and fashion over time - from the earliest cave dwellers to the present - along with the social history that gave rise to it. Introducing readers to the rich world of fashion and dress, this set vividly depicts the changing styles, processes, and trends - from the first people to wear clothes in the last Ice Age to the courtly fashion of medieval Europe to the globalization of Western style - that led us to the clothing of today. Describing both the practical uses of clothing and the highly impractical clothes that have been used throughout history to convey social status, these volumes provide a compelling look at the effects of fashion and costume on society. Each accessible volume describes the fashions of the time, styles and designs, and the changing use of materials. Beautiful illustrations and engaging text examine clothing as well as the jewelry, hairstyles, hats, and footwear that accompanied the fashions and made them unique. Special features in each volume include a foreword written by a fashion industry expert as well as a helpful glossary, timeline, and index.

The Victorian Age

The Victorian Age

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2022

A History of Fashion and Costume is an eight-volume set that examines the development of costume and fashion over time - from the earliest cave dwellers to the present - along with the social history that gave rise to it. Introducing readers to the rich world of fashion and dress, this set vividly depicts the changing styles, processes, and trends - from the first people to wear clothes in the last Ice Age to the courtly fashion of medieval Europe to the globalization of Western style - that led us to the clothing of today. Describing both the practical uses of clothing and the highly impractical clothes that have been used throughout history to convey social status, these volumes provide a compelling look at the effects of fashion and costume on society. Each accessible volume describes the fashions of the time, styles and designs, and the changing use of materials. Beautiful illustrations and engaging text examine clothing as well as the jewelry, hairstyles, hats, and footwear that accompanied the fashions and made them unique. Special features in each volume include a foreword written by a fashion industry expert as well as a helpful glossary, timeline, and index.

The Medieval World Volume 1

The Medieval World Volume 1

Author: Alex Woolf Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2022

A History of Fashion and Costume is an eight-volume set that examines the development of costume and fashion over time - from the earliest cave dwellers to the present - along with the social history that gave rise to it. Introducing readers to the rich world of fashion and dress, this set vividly depicts the changing styles, processes, and trends - from the first people to wear clothes in the last Ice Age to the courtly fashion of medieval Europe to the globalization of Western style - that led us to the clothing of today. Describing both the practical uses of clothing and the highly impractical clothes that have been used throughout history to convey social status, these volumes provide a compelling look at the effects of fashion and costume on society. Each accessible volume describes the fashions of the time, styles and designs, and the changing use of materials. Beautiful illustrations and engaging text examine clothing as well as the jewelry, hairstyles, hats, and footwear that accompanied the fashions and made them unique. Special features in each volume include a foreword written by a fashion industry expert as well as a helpful glossary, timeline, and index.

Train Your Brain: Think Like an Astronaut

Train Your Brain: Think Like an Astronaut

Author: Alex Woolf Illustrator: David Broadbent Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2022

Help your child to develop their growth mindset as they discover how real astronauts look at the world and how they think. Children's brains are powerful and flexible, but they need exercising and challenging to develop. In this book they will uncover the core skills that can make a good astronaut great, and be encouraged to have a go at some simple activities to help them to train their brain to become better at applying outstanding scientific practice. By uncovering the way that real astronauts and space scientists look at the world and approach problems, they will be learning skills that will set them in good stead for life. Each topic is broken down into manageable chunks, so the reader can build up their skills and naturally develop their thinking. Each book contains biographies of four top space pioneers, and the humorous illustrations throughout help the reader to understand some of the trickier concepts. Ideal for students aged 8+ who are studying Space or S.T.E.A.M. topics at key stage 2. Titles in this series: Think Like An Astronaut Think Like An Artist Think Like a Coder Think Like An Engineer Think Like A Mathematician Think Like A Scientist

Train Your Brain: Think Like a Mathematician

Train Your Brain: Think Like a Mathematician

Author: Alex Woolf Illustrator: David Broadbent Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2022

Help your child to develop their growth mindset as they discover how real mathematicians look at the world and how they think. Children's brains are powerful and flexible, but they need exercising and challenging to develop. In this book they will uncover the core skills that can make a good mathematician great, and be encouraged to have a go at some simple activities to help them to train their brain to become better at applying outstanding mathematic practice. By uncovering the way that real mathematicians look at the world and approach problems, they will be learning skills that will set them in good stead for life. Each topic is broken down into manageable chunks, so the reader can build up their skills and naturally develop their thinking. Each book contains biographies of four top mathematicians, and the humorous illustrations throughout help the reader to understand some of the trickier concepts. Ideal for students aged 8+ who are studying Maths or S.T.E.A.M. topics at key stage 2. Titles in this series: Think Like An Astronaut Think Like An Artist Think Like a Coder Think Like An Engineer Think Like A Mathematician Think Like A Scientist

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