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CLAUDIA MARTIN has worked in book publishing for 17 years. She is the author of several books and websites for children and young people. Her favourite subjects are history, current affairs and technology.
There are 60 plus pages of information about different kinds of emergency vehicles in this attractive little book. Fire, police, ambulance and search and rescue vehicles from across the world, including lots in the UK, are included, represented in clear photos and described in easy to read but useful short sentences of text. The spread on airport crash tenders tells readers why they are needed, how they are used and how fast they can go, and also includes extra details such as notes on their all-wheel drive and powerful sprays. With contents page, index and glossary, this is an excellent first reference book, full of interesting, well-presented information. ~ Andrea Reece
What are the wonders of the world today? The Grand Canyon? The Hoover Dam? The Great Pyramid of Giza - the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world that survives today? From the ancient world to the present day, from the natural world to man-made accomplishments, Wonders of the World explores the most outstanding places around the globe. From waterfalls to deserts, from bridges to opera houses, from natural fires that never stop burning to the Earth's largest man-made holes, the book explains the fascinating stories about extraordinary places, both famous and little-known. Arranged by continent, the book includes natural features such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Northern Lights and Niagara Falls, as well as human creations like Stonehenge, Rome's Colosseum, Chartres Cathedral, Angkor Wat and the Empire State Building. Presented in a landscape format, Wonders of the World is a stunning collection of images that will make you want to visit the wonder sites themselves.
From the desert of Death Valley in California to the lagoons around Bora Bora in French Polynesia, from Niagara Falls on the US-Canadian border to Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean-Zambian border, and from Norwegian fjords to the Lascaux cave paintings, Great Destinations roams far and wide in selecting the most outstanding accessible locations around the world. Including both natural and man-made wonders, the book features not only well-known locations but also less explored places, such as the waterfalls at Plitvice in Croatia, the striking rock formations in the marble caves on General Carrera Lake in Chile/Argentina and the Sandstone Mountains in German Saxony. Each entry is completed with a caption explaining the geographical and historical background to the wonder. Illustrated with more than 200 colour photographs, Great Destinations ranges from the Namib Desert to New Zealand's glaciers, from bizarre rock formations in Turkey to Venice's canals. A feast of colour, unusual geography and fascinating history, this is the book that will define your bucket list of destinations.
This beautifully illustrated atlas is a celebration of our extraordinary, interconnected planet, specially designed for young readers. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, children can explore all corners of the world through perfectly rendered, clearly annotated maps. They can learn about natural habitats and busy cities; ancient traditions and modern lifestyles; and the landmarks and achievements that make each country unique. Includes: * Stunning full-colour photography * National flags of each continent * Stats on famous cities * 'Did you know?' fact boxes on each page Combining cutting-edge knowledge with exceptional clarity, this hardback atlas gives children a fascinating insight into the world around them. Ideal for readers aged 8+.
Whether shark mad, dotty for dolphins or orca obsessed, this extraordinary book has all you need to know about life beneath the ocean. Full of fascinating facts and stunning sea life photography, this book covers everything from the ocean shores to deep sea creatures. Find out why octopuses release ink, why clownfish live in anemone tentacles and where can you find a guitarfish. Based on the latest research, this definitive guide to ocean life includes easy-to-follow information on anatomy and behaviour of sea creatures. It also includes fun fact-boxes, with information you wouldn't believe! Perfect for children working on a school project, or simply the ocean obsessed, this is a brilliant guide for kids aged 8+.
Discover the fascinating world of geology with this comprehensive book. Full of surprising facts and stunning photographs, this accessible book looks at the rocks that make up our world-from granite mountains to beautiful marble buildings. Fossils and gemstones are also covered in detail, making this the definitive children's guide to understanding the planet beneath our feet. Accessible, entertaining, and authoritative, this is the perfect introduction to the world of geology for children aged 8+.
Young readers will delight in this beautifully illustrated animal encyclopedia, containing some of the world's most unusual and magnificent creatures. Each page contains intriguing and memorable facts accompanied by eye-catching photographs. Kids can discover why hummingbirds have such long beaks, how baby kangaroos travel around, and what makes a shark such a good hunter. Covering mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, amphibians, and invertebrates, this hardback reference guide supports the key stage 1 (KS1) curriculum and is great for home learning. Perfect for introducing children aged 5+ to the wonders of the animal kingdom.
Set off on an extraordinary tour of the world of birds - from powerful eagles and flocking flamingos, to beautiful hummingbirds and clever corvids. This comprehensive visual encyclopedia brings together cutting-edge knowledge and awe-inspiring ideas with clarity and accuracy. Learn about an osprey's natural swimming goggles, how gentoo penguins can recognise the calls of their own chicks and how birds evolved from feathered dinosaurs. Children's Encyclopedia of Birds includes stunning photography of many bird species, pointing out their vibrant plumage and distinctive characteristics. Alongside these pictures are amazing facts about their anatomy and behaviour. This book supports the key stage 2 (KS2) curriculum and is great for home learning. A brilliant guide for kids aged 8+. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Arcturus Children's Reference Library series uses stunning photography, fabulous facts and useful diagrams to introduce a variety of subjects - from the animal kingdom to space. Great to dip into, these reference guides are a staple for any child's bookshelf.
Whether shark mad, dotty for dolphins or orca obsessed, this extraordinary encyclopedia has all you need to know about life beneath the ocean. Full of fascinating facts and stunning sea life photography, this book covers everything from the ocean shores to deep sea creatures. Find out why octopuses release ink, why clownfish live in anemone tentacles and where can you find a halloween crab. Based on the latest research, this definitive guide to ocean life includes easy-to-follow information on anatomy and behaviour of sea creatures. It also includes fun fact-boxes, with information you wouldn't believe! Perfect for children working on a school project, or simply the ocean obsessed, this book supports the key stage 2 (KS2) curriculum and is great for home learning. A brilliant guide for kids aged 8+.