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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.
Did you ever hear the saying there are two sides to every story? This is especially true for major events in history. The details of the same event can appear very different depending on the perspectives of the people involved. In this fresh take on history, read about the lives of Elizabeth I of England and Mary, Queen of Scots from both queens' points of view.
Explore historical perspectives with the fresh take that this series provides. Each title is like two books in one: start from one end and immerse yourself in one viewpoint on a major historical event, then flip it over and immerse yourself in another, very different viewpoint. Readers will come away with a deeper understanding of events and history's many perspectives.
Discover how scientists are fighting back against a possible energy crisis and explore the incredible weapons they are deploying. The book looks at why an energy crisis might happen - from the depletion of fossil fuels through to the crisis of a polluted planet due to overuse of certain energy sources. The book also looks at what scientists are doing to educate people and find alternatives way that science can fight back.
Did you ever hear the saying there are two sides to every story? This is especially true for major events in history. The details of the same event can appear very different depending on the perspectives of the people involved. In this fresh take on history, read about the Norman Conquest from both the Norman and Anglo-Saxon points of view.
Discover how scientists are fighting back against the issues that threaten mankind today and explore the incredible weapons they are deploying. This series looks at key problems facing mankind today and how people are using science to 'fight back' and ensure our survival for the future.
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.
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.
In this book, discover what a carbon footprint is, how we all create a carbon footprint and what we can do to reduce it. Find out why the carbon footprint of a person in a developed country is bigger than that of a person in a developing country and how you can calculate your own carbon footprint. Explore the world's most revolutionary and exciting ecological developments in Eco Works. This series for 9+ readers examines how green technology is finding inventive solutions to some of the most pressing problems facing us today. From sourcing sustainable energy and reducing our carbon footprints through to creating recycling processes and community gardens that provide our growing urban populations with green space and food, find out exactly how and why 'eco works'.
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