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Nick Hunter has written more than 50 books for young people. He has a degree in modern history and specializes in writing about history and social studies. Before becoming an author, Nick worked in children's publishing for many years. He lives in Oxford, UK with his wife and two sons.
As the nation prepares to celebrate Shakespeare, 400 years on from his death, this book looks at the man behind the plays using original documents and historical artefacts. Items reproduced include the entry in the parish register that records Shakespeare's birth on 26 April 1564, a document from 1552 fining his father John Shakespeare for making a refuse heap in the street (he was a glove-maker and may have been using waste to soften the leather) and part of the first printed edition of Hamlet in 1603. There is also the famous page from Shakespeare’s will leaving his wife Anne his second best bed, and an explanation as to why he might have done that! With contemporary paintings and drawings plus photographs of statues and buildings it’s attractive to look at and full of fascinating insight. ~ Andrea Reece
From the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, WWI Unclassified takes readers on a journey back in time to discover the amazing stories behind this devastatingly terrible war that shook the world and changed it forever. Complete with Glossary and Timeline it is an indispensible authority that has been created in collaboration with the National Archives.
What is Socialism and how does this political system work? This fascinating book looks at different aspects of Socialism explaining what they are, how they have come about and giving examples of such political systems in the world today.
If two children from both sides of a conflict could write to each other, what would they say? This series looks at key areas of conflict around the globe and examines them from a new perspective in the form of letters written by two children, one on each side of the conflict. Through their eyes, the reader is able to examine the causes of the conflict, and how it affects daily life for the people living in these war-torn areas.
If two children from both sides of a conflict could write to each other, what would they say? This hard-hitting but heartwarming book tells of war and confilict in Afghanistan over the past ten years through the eyes of two fictional children who are corresponding by letter, as penpals. One child, Kelly, is living in the United States; Fatimah is living in war-torn Afghanistan. Discover the lives of ordinary people in a war-torn country and how conflict affects their daily lives.
What is a Dictatorship and how does this political system work? This fascinating book looks at different aspects of Dictatorships explaining what they are, how they have come about and giving examples of such political systems in the world today.
The question of what it means to be British has never been more relevant to young people. Government insists that schools promote British values, but what does that really mean? Is it inclusive or does it exclude certain people or ideas? Can you be British and European or Scottish or Indian or Muslim? Is Britishness about a shared history and language, or a set of values? This book does not offer rigid answers to these questions, but asks readers to think about their own personal views and choices and how they would define British identity.
Where did human beings come from? Why is there such a huge variety of living things on Earth? The theory of evolution answers these and many more questions we may have on where we come from and how life has developed. This fascinating book looks at the historical controversies that surround the theory of evolution and tells the stories of the scientists who worked on the theory. It also examines how the theory of evolution was arrived at, how it was tested and what impact the theory has had on our understanding of science today.
Why does the rain fall? Why do rivers flow to the sea? The scientific theory of gravity answers these and many more questions we may have about this invisible force. This fascinating book looks at the historical controversies that surround the theory of gravity and tells the stories of the scientists who worked on the theory. It also examines how the theory of gravity was arrived at, how it was tested and what impact the theory has had on our understanding of science today.
We all have rights. But the rights we have now were not always protected. For hundreds of years, brave men and women have fought and even died to win the rights that we now enjoy. These are their stories.
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