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Cath Senker - Author

About the Author

Cath Senker is an experienced nonfiction editor and author. She has written more than 120 books for children of all ages.

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Other books by Cath Senker

The Great Nature Hunt: Garden Flowers

The Great Nature Hunt: Garden Flowers

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2019

This book will help you to hunt for flowers in the garden and become a flower expert! You'll find out what happens in the different seasons, how flowers live and reproduce and find out what are annuals, biennials and perennials. You can even make your own mini flower garden. Plus, there are lots of fun puzzles to help your garden plant observation skills. It is part of The Great Nature Hunt a series of books for children aged 7+ which are a great resource for the Science curriculum. They help children make systematic and careful observations, gather data and record their findings. Each book is full of puzzles and challenges through which children can learn, while having fun.

The Great Nature Hunt: Birds

The Great Nature Hunt: Birds

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2019

If you are into bird watching, want to identify common birds or just want to get outdoors and understand nature, this book is for you. It is packed with photos of birds and information about how you can be a great bird-spotter in different habitats from a park or garden to woodland or the seaside. Plus there are fun puzzles and challenges throughout the book, which will help you develop your observation and spotting skills, ready for the great outdoors. It is part of The Great Nature Hunt a series of books for children aged 7+ which are a great resource for the Science curriculum. They help children make systematic and careful observations, gather data and record their findings. Each book is full of puzzles and challenges through which children can learn, while having fun.

Discovery Pack: Space

Discovery Pack: Space

Author: Cath Senker, Giles Sparrow Format: Undefined Release Date: 15/04/2019

Far From Home: Refugees and migrants fleeing war, persecution and poverty

Far From Home: Refugees and migrants fleeing war, persecution and poverty

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2019

A sensitive and accessible account of the refugee crisis facing millions around the world. What if you had to leave your home and you could never go back? What do you think that would be like? For millions of Syrian and Iraqi citizens (and for people from many other nations around the world), these are the question they face. The current, desperate situation in their homelands and the mass migrations from the Middle East is both shocking to us, and sadly nothing new. Far From Home addresses the clear need for a balanced and informative book on this complex topic. It examines the root causes of mass migrations from both a historical and current perspective. Historical sources and first-hand accounts are used to explore racism, religion, life in refugee camps and the challenges migrant and refugees face on arrival in new lands, alongside the response of host countries. The book will also look at the difficult and dangerous journeys people make in an attempt to reach a safe haven and life in refugee camps, with the constant struggle to access shelter, warmth, food, medicine and education. Designed to be accessible to both children and adults, this book is an open and balanced tool for opening discussions around these sensitive issues. For children aged 11+. Author Cath Senker is an expert on writing in this area. She has housed refugees in her own home and is active in helping to provide education to those arriving in Britain. Winner of The Society of Authors ALCS Educational Writers' Award, 2018.

The Science of Medical Technology Machines, Vaccines & Healthcare

The Science of Medical Technology Machines, Vaccines & Healthcare

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2018

Temperate Climates

Temperate Climates

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

The climate in a region affects all aspects of life. This book looks at temperate climates. It explores the characteristics of the land and weather in regions with temperate climates, and how plants, animals and people have adapted to life in temperate regions. The effects of climate change and other developments are also covered.

Tropical Climates

Tropical Climates

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

The climate in a region affects all aspects of life. This book looks at tropical climates. It explores the characteristics of the land and weather in regions with tropical climates, and how plants, animals and people have adapted to life in tropical regions. The effects of climate change and other developments are also covered.

Focus on Climate Zones Pack A of 4

Focus on Climate Zones Pack A of 4

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

The climate in a region affects all aspects of life. These books look at the features of four major climate zones. They explore the characteristics of the land and weather in each zone, and how plants, animals and people have adapted to life in that climate zone. The effects of climate change and other developments in the region are also covered.

Desert Climates

Desert Climates

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The climate in a region affects all aspects of life. This book looks at desert climates. It explores the characteristics of the land and weather in regions with desert climates, and how plants, animals and people have adapted to life in deserts. The effects of climate change and other developments are also covered.

Polar Climates

Polar Climates

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The climate in a region affects all aspects of life. This book looks at polar climates. It explores the characteristics of the land and weather in regions with polar climates, and how plants, animals and people have adapted to life in polar regions. The effects of climate change and other developments are also covered.

The Land and the People: Russia

The Land and the People: Russia

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2018

Russia: the Land and People takes you on a whistlestop tour around this fascinating country. Explore its varied landscapes, from massive lakes to frozen tundra, and meet some incredible wildlife along the way. Marvel at the brightly painted domes of St Basil's Cathedral and ornate palaces of St Petersburg, and delve into the country's rich cultural heritage. Discover what it's like to grow up in Russia - school, family life, socializing and religion - and find out how Russians have a strong sense of who they are, taking pride in their links with the land. Learn about Russia's booming economy, and the industries that fuel it, and get ready to celebrate the year's festivals, Russian-style. Amazing photographs transport you to the very heart of this busy, changing, visually-exciting country. Crammed full of facts, stats and incredible information - and much cheaper than a plane ticket - this is the perfect introduction to Russia!

Following a Faith: A Jewish Life

Following a Faith: A Jewish Life

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2018

The faith you follow is with you from the moment you are born, until the moment you die and beyond. Following a Faith: A Jewish Life explores some of the cornerstones of what it means to be Jewish today, through Passover and Hanukkah celebrations, wedding ceremonies, what happens in a synagogue and why many Jewish people go on pilgrimages to Israel. This book supports the national curriculum guidelines for religious education for children aged 8+, and promotes religious tolerance and consideration. Following a Faith looks at the rich, cultural and colourful traditions, events, rituals, celebrations, foods, buildings, clothing and more that make up a major religion. Beautiful, bright, bold and modern - these books bring religious non-fiction right up to date and make them relevant and essential reading for followers of a faith and for anyone interested to learn what a religion is all about.

Following a Faith: A Hindu Life

Following a Faith: A Hindu Life

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2018

The faith you follow is with you from the moment you are born, until the moment you die and beyond. Following a Faith: A Hindu Life explores some of the cornerstones of what it means to be a Hindu today, through Sacred Thread and Divali celebrations, wedding ceremonies, what happens in a mandir and why many Hindus go on a pilgrimage to the Ganges. This book supports the national curriculum guidelines for religious education for children aged 8+, and promotes religious tolerance and consideration. Following a Faith looks at the rich, cultural and colourful traditions, events, rituals, celebrations, foods, buildings, clothing and more that make up a major religion. Beautiful, bright, bold and modern - these books bring religious non-fiction right up to date and make them relevant and essential reading for followers of a faith and for anyone interested to learn what a religion is all about.

The Land and the People: Mexico

The Land and the People: Mexico

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2017

Mexico: the Land and People takes you on a whistlestop tour around this most incredible country. Explore its rainforests, deserts, mountains and beaches, and meet some incredible wildlife along the way. Marvel at the vibrant street life, the amazing food and the diverse, multiethnic culture, and delve into the country's rich history. Discover what it's like to grow up in Mexico - school, family life, socializing and religion - and find out how life is for the richest and the poorest members of society. With the USA across the border, what's it like to live with with a superpower as a neighbour? Learn about Mexico's booming economy, and the industries that fuel it. Celebrate Mexican culture with mariachi music, sugar skulls and fiery-hot chilis. Amazing photographs transport you to the very heart of this busy, colourful, visually-exciting country. Crammed full of facts, stats and incredible information - and much cheaper than a plane ticket - this is the perfect introduction to Mexico!

10: Events That Changed the World

10: Events That Changed the World

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/11/2017

For thousands of years, humans and their actions have shaped our history. But some events are so profound, they not only change the course of history, they also manage to leave a legacy so powerful, it can be called world-changing. This book looks at 10 of these events - from the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus which brought about a radical change to the face of those continents, to the attacks of 9/11, which ushered in a new era of warfare and terrorism. Each of the 10 world-changing events is examined in detail - what were the circumstances; who was involved and why; what kind of a legacy has it left; and how is it still relevant to us today? Spanning a significant portion of human history, from the age of discovery in the 15th century, to both World Wars, the birth of modern science and the end of Apartheid, this book not only examines the events themselves, but also places them in the context of other historical events and developments. Perfect for course work and cross-curricular activities spanning history, politics and science; the book includes 10 further momentous events, as well as a timeline that places them in the context of world history.

Following a Faith: A Muslim Life

Following a Faith: A Muslim Life

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/11/2017

The faith you follow is with you from the moment you are born, until the moment you die and beyond. Following a Faith: A Muslim Life explores some of the cornerstones of what it means to be a Muslim today, through Id-ul-Fitr and Id-ul-Adha celebrations, wedding ceremonies, what happens in a mosque and why many Muslims go on a pilgrimage known as Hajj. This book supports the national curriculum guidelines for religious education for children aged 8+, and promotes religious tolerance and consideration. Following a Faith looks at the rich, cultural and colourful traditions, events, rituals, celebrations, foods, buildings, clothing and more that make up a major religion. Beautiful, bright, bold and modern - these books bring religious non-fiction right up to date and make them relevant and essential reading for followers of a faith and for anyone interested to learn what a religion is all about.

Following a Faith: A Christian Life

Following a Faith: A Christian Life

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/11/2017

The faith you follow is often with you from the moment you are born, until the moment you die and beyond. Following a Faith: A Christian Life examines some of the cornerstones of what it means to be a Christian today, through Easter and Christmas celebrations, the wedding ceremony, what happens in a church and why many Christians go on pilgrimages. This book supports the national curriculum guidelines for religious education for children aged 8+, and promotes religious tolerance and consideration. Following a Faith looks at the rich, cultural and colourful traditions, events, rituals, celebrations, foods, buildings, clothing and more that make up one major religion. Beautiful, bright, bold and modern - these books bring religious non-fiction right up to date and make them relevant and essential reading for followers of a faith and for anyone interested to learn what a religion is all about.

Far From Home: Refugees and migrants fleeing war, persecution and poverty

Far From Home: Refugees and migrants fleeing war, persecution and poverty

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/06/2017

What if you had to leave your home and you could never go back? What do you think that would be like? For millions of Syrian and Iraqi citizens (and for people from many other nations around the world), these are the question they face. The current, desperate situation in their homelands and the mass migrations from the Middle East is both shocking to us, and sadly nothing new. Far From Home addresses the clear need for a balanced and informative book on this complex topic. It examines the root causes of mass migrations from both a historical and current perspective. Historical sources and first-hand accounts are used to explore racism, religion, life in refugee camps and the challenges migrant and refugees face on arrival in new lands, alongside the response of host countries. The book will also look at the difficult and dangerous journeys people make in an attempt to reach a safe haven and life in refugee camps, with the constant struggle to access shelter, warmth, food, medicine and education. Designed to be accessible to both children and adults, this book is an open and balanced tool for opening discussions around these sensitive issues. For children aged 11+. Author Cath Senker is an expert on writing in this area. She has housed refugees in her own home and is active in helping to provide education to those arriving in Britain.

Planet in Peril: Fierce Floods

Planet in Peril: Fierce Floods

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2017

Extreme weather dominates news bulletins around the world. From tsunamis to superstorms, floods to wild fires, natural disasters affect people globally on a daily basis. Floods, and their deadly consequences, have hit the headlines over the past decade as countries around the world have been affected by serious flooding. But why are these occurrences becoming more frequent, and more severe? And what happens to the affected communities after disaster has struck? Planet in Peril: Fierce Floods answers these questions and many more, including when and why flooding occurs, and how technology is helping people to prepare for it. The book looks at three of these natural disasters from recent years in detail: the Bangladesh floods of 2012, Mississippi flooding in the USA in 2011 and the flash floods in Russia in 2012. Comprehensive case studies cover when and where the floods struck, the immediate impact of the disaster, the flood damage, the long-term effects, the global aid efforts and the rebuilding and regeneration of affected communities. Eyewitness panels give firsthand accounts of the disaster from flood victims, emergency service personnel, aid workers and scientists working to combat the effects of natural disasters. Infographic elements display statistics about each flood in a clear, concise and visual way. Learn about the preparations made for floods: what protective mechanisms and flood warning systems are in place, the emergency drills people must learn, and how communities are evacuated in the event of a disaster. Find out about the disaster recovery effort immediately after each event, how aid reaches affected areas, and where it comes from. See how communities fare in the immediate aftermath, how they cope with damage to infrastructure and homes, lack of basic necessities and, in some cases, the loss of friends or relatives. Then find out how they cope long-term, deal with the economic impact, and regenerate. Discover if climate change and global warming are increasing the impact and severity of flooding, and how research is being done, and technology developed, to combat it. See how flood warning systems and evacuation drills can dramatically improve people's chances of survival, and learn about some natural solutions, such as flood plains, that reduce the impact of floods. Planet in Peril: Fierce Floods is ideal for children age 9+, for geography and science projects, or simply for anyone interested in finding out the background behind the 'extreme weather' news reports. Floods are not the only natural disaster our planet faces, find out about tsunamis, super storms and wild fires in other titles in the series.

Space

Space

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2017

The Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/04/2017

In 1937, a vision led the high lamas of Tibet to an old house in the mountains, with a turquoise roof. Here lived 2-year-old Lhamo Dhondrub, who would go on to become the 14th Dalai Lama. But how did this toddler grow into one of the world's most important religious figures? And why has he been forced into exile? The Dalai Lama looks at his extraordinary story, from his education by monks, deep in the Tibetan mountains, to how he became leader of Tibet aged just 15. The Chinese invasion of Tibet, that forced him to flee his homeland, and begin a new life and government in exile in India, is explained, as is the plight of ordinary Tibetans. The Buddhist faith, and exactly what it means to be a Buddhist, is explored, as is the role it plays in the lives of people around the world. The book also looks at the Dalai Lama's work as a teacher and a leader, and at some of the issues he campaigns for - particularly his environmental activism, and his work to promote religious cooperation and interfaith dialogue.

Temperate Climates

Temperate Climates

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2017

The climate in a region affects all aspects of life. This book looks at temperate climates. It explores the characteristics of the land and weather in regions with temperate climates, and how plants, animals and people have adapted to life in temperate regions. The effects of climate change and other developments are also covered.

Focus on Climate Zones Pack A of 4

Focus on Climate Zones Pack A of 4

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2017

The climate in a region affects all aspects of life. These books look at the features of four major climate zones. They explore the characteristics of the land and weather in each zone, and how plants, animals and people have adapted to life in that climate zone. The effects of climate change and other developments in the region are also covered.

Tropical Climates

Tropical Climates

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2017

The climate in a region affects all aspects of life. This book looks at tropical climates. It explores the characteristics of the land and weather in regions with tropical climates, and how plants, animals and people have adapted to life in tropical regions. The effects of climate change and other developments are also covered.

Polar Climates

Polar Climates

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2017

The climate in a region affects all aspects of life. This book looks at polar climates. It explores the characteristics of the land and weather in regions with polar climates, and how plants, animals and people have adapted to life in polar regions. The effects of climate change and other developments are also covered.

Desert Climates

Desert Climates

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2017

The climate in a region affects all aspects of life. This book looks at desert climates. It explores the characteristics of the land and weather in regions with desert climates, and how plants, animals and people have adapted to life in deserts. The effects of climate change and other developments are also covered.

Big Business: Topshop

Big Business: Topshop

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2016

This title takes an in-depth look at Topshop and the business behind one of the most well-known and exciting clothing brands today. Beginning with a single shop, Topshop is now finding global success with thousands visiting its flagship store every day. We cover how Topshop came into being, the successes and failures over the years, key facts about the industry and their impact on the global market. Readers will learn about branding and the business world with Business Matters features. Each one looks at a different aspect of business and explains it in a clear and concise way for young readers to follow. Key features give information about the Brains Behind the Brand, bringing to the forefront those who run Topshop today and those who have helped build the business in the past. Ideal for budding young entrepreneurs with an eye for opportunity! A brilliant read for those keen to find out how the business behind the brand works. Other titles in the series include; Manchester United, YouTube, Virgin, Heinz and ASOS.

Big Business: Heinz

Big Business: Heinz

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/10/2016

This title takes an in-depth look at Heinz and the business behind one of the most well-known and exciting food brands today. Beginning with a single product, horseradish sauce, Heinz has become a multi-national brand boasting many household products, including those favourites Baked Beans and Tomato Ketchup. We cover how Heinz came into being, the successes and failures over the years, key facts about the industry and their impact on the global market. Readers will learn about branding and the business world with Business Matters features. Each one looks at a different aspect of business and explains it in a clear and concise way for young readers to follow. Key features give information about the Brains Behind the Brand, bringing to the forefront those who run Heinz today and those who have helped build the business in the past. Ideal for budding young entrepreneurs with an eye for opportunity! A brilliant read for readers keen to find out how the business behind the brand works. Other titles in the series include; Manchester United, YouTube, Virgin, Topshop and ASOS.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

This series wil tell the amazing stories of inspiring people who have made a difference and changed the world, despite the odds stacked against them. They will detail the characters' humble origins, the obstacles standing in their way that had to be overcome, and discuss the successes and achievements for which they are lauded today.

The Land and the People: Russia

The Land and the People: Russia

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2016

Russia: the Land and People takes you on a whistlestop tour around this fascianting country. Explore its varied landscapes, from massive lakes to frozen tundra, and meet some incredible wildlife along the way. Marvel at the brightly painted domes of St Basil's Cathedral and ornate palaces of St Petersburg, and delve into the country's rich cultural heritage. Discover what it's like to grow up in Russia - school, family life, socializing and religion - and find out how Russians have a strong sense of who they are, taking pride in their links with the land. Learn about Russia's booming economy, and the industries that fuel it, and get ready to celebrate the year's festivals, Russian-style. Amazing photographs transport you to the very heart of this busy, changing, visually-exciting country. Crammed full of facts, stats and incredible information - and much cheaper than a plane ticket - this is the perfect introduction to Russia!

The Great Nature Hunt: Garden Flowers

The Great Nature Hunt: Garden Flowers

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/05/2016

This book will help you to hunt for flowers in the garden and become a flower expert! You'll find out what happens in the different seasons, how flowers live and reproduce and find out what are annuals, biennials and perennials. You can even make your own mini flower garden. Plus, there are lots of fun puzzles to help your garden plant observation skills. It is part of The Great Nature Hunt a series of books for children aged 7+ which are a great resource for the Science curriculum. They help children make systematic and careful observations, gather data and record their findings. Each book is full of puzzles and challenges through which children can learn, while having fun.

Ethical Debates: Privacy and Surveillance

Ethical Debates: Privacy and Surveillance

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2016

Is surveillance an acceptable practice to aid state security? Does a person's right to privacy depend on their status? Is it acceptable for companies to use surveillance to increase their profits? Explore these issues and find out about the latest technology, the media and crime prevention have introduced and the new levels of surveillance that raise questions about what privacy means. Case studies are used to illustrate the subject and fact panels, quotes and statistics allow an informed insight into the discussion and encourage lively debate. The Ethical Debates series confronts contentious issues affecting people in the 21st century.

The Great Nature Hunt: Minibeasts

The Great Nature Hunt: Minibeasts

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/03/2016

Minibeasts are insects, spiders and other small creatures. Worldwide, there are more than a million species of insect alone! But how can you become a minibeast expert? This book is full of information about these creatures, including their habitats, life cycles and how they can be useful. The book is also full of puzzles which will help you improve your spotting skills. It is part of The Great Nature Hunt a series of books for children aged 7+ which are a great resource for the Science curriculum. They help children make systematic and careful observations, gather data and record their findings. Each book is full of puzzles and challenges through which children can learn, while having fun.

Stories of Women in the 1960s Fighting for Freedom

Stories of Women in the 1960s Fighting for Freedom

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2016

In the 1960s, a woman's place was seen as being in the home. She even found it hard to make a big purchase if a man wasn't with her. African-American women faced racism daily and were given low-paid, exhausting jobs. It was time for women to stand up for equal rights and equal pay. These are the stories of four trailblazers who achieved amazing things in difficult circumstances: Betty Freidan protested at the Miss America pageant against judging women on appearance. Ella Baker helped organize Freedom Schools, where black history was taught for the first time. Barbara Castle was one of the few women members of Parliament and fought for equal pay. Mary Quant showed women they could dress for themselves and not men. Many of the rights women have today are down to their actions. They helped change society's image of women forever.

Big Brands: Samsung

Big Brands: Samsung

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2016

Find out how Samsung grew from a small food export company to become the manufacturer of so many of the must-have gadgets in just 50 years. This title looks at: * Some of the brightest business minds behind Samsung's meteoric rise * How the company consistently stays at the cutting edge of technological innovation * The marketing and PR strategies that have built Samsung into the powerful brand it is today From Samsung's battle with Sony to what the future could hold for the tech company, this is a fascinating look at Samsung, and the technology industry as a whole.

The Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2016

In 1937, a vision led the high lamas of Tibet to an old house in the mountains, with a turquoise roof. Here lived 2-year-old Lhamo Dhondrub, who would go on to become the 14th Dalai Lama. But how did this toddler grow into one of the world's most important religious figures? And why has he been forced into exile? The Dalai Lama looks at his extraordinary story, from his education by monks, deep in the Tibetan mountains, to how he became leader of Tibet aged just 15. The Chinese invasion of Tibet, that forced him to flee his homeland, and begin a new life and government in exile in India, is explained, as is the plight of ordinary Tibetans. The Buddhist faith, and exactly what it means to be a Buddhist, is explored, as is the role it plays in the lives of people around the world. The book also looks at the Dalai Lama's work as a teacher and a leader, and at some of the issues he campaigns for - particularly his environmental activism, and his work to promote religious cooperation and interfaith dialogue.

The Great Nature Hunt: Birds

The Great Nature Hunt: Birds

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2016

If you are into bird watching, want to identify common birds or just want to get outdoors and understand nature, this book is for you. It is packed with photos of birds and information about how you can be a great bird-spotter in different habitats from a park or garden to woodland or the seaside. Plus there are fun puzzles and challenges throughout the book, which will help you develop your observation and spotting skills, ready for the great outdoors. It is part of The Great Nature Hunt a series of books for children aged 7+ which are a great resource for the Science curriculum. They help children make systematic and careful observations, gather data and record their findings. Each book is full of puzzles and challenges through which children can learn, while having fun.

Planet in Peril: Super Storms

Planet in Peril: Super Storms

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2015

Find out about the super storms that have hit the headlines over the past decade as hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons have devastated countries around the world. This book looks at three of these natural disasters from recent years in detail: Hurricane Katrina, that struck the USA in 2004, Typhoon Bopha, that hit the Philippines in 2012, and Superstorm Sandy, that devastated the Caribbean and the USA in 2012. Why are these occurrences are so frequent and destructive and what happens to the affected communities after the disaster has struck? The Planet in Peril series answers these questions and many more, looking at three case studies of recent natural disasters to see what happened, how people coped in the aftermath, and how governments, charities and aid agencies work together to rebuild devastated communities.

Planet in Peril: Tsunami Surges

Planet in Peril: Tsunami Surges

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2015

Find out about the tsunamis that have hit the headlines over the past decade. Read about the devastating consequences of the two enormous tsunami waves that devastated first communities throughout south-east Asia in 2004, and then the coast of Japan in 2011. This book looks at why these occurrences are so difficult to predict and what happens to the affected communities after disaster has struck. The Planet in Peril series answers these questions and many more, looking at three case studies of recent natural disasters to see what happened, how people coped in the aftermath, and how governments, charities and aid agencies work together to rebuild devastated communities.

Moments in History: Why did World War II happen?

Moments in History: Why did World War II happen?

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2015

Read about how a mere two decades after the conclusion of World War I, another large-scale military conflict entrenched most of Europe and many other countries in warfare for a second time. Many of the causes of World War II can be found in the effects of World War I. This book examines some of those causes and effects, providing sidebars, timelines and vivid photographs from the period. Encourages readers at KS3 and KS4 to think critically about the effects World War II has had on the world. Moments in History is an insightful series that presents some of the most important events in modern history. From World War I to the Cold War, readers are encouraged to think critically about the effects these watershed moments have had on the world. Written in a straightforward, engaging style, the books include first-hand speeches, letters, diary entries and other primary source materials that give dramatic clues to the reasons these unforgettable events unfolded as they did. Photographs from the time period show the world as it was at that moment, and the views of professional historians are included in each chapter.

Our World Divided: Israel and the Middle East

Our World Divided: Israel and the Middle East

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Fully updated in 2015, this title examines the roots of the Arab-Israeli conflict as well as the current divisions in Israel and Palestine including unrest over water and oil, the growth of terrorist organisations and Israel's relationships with the West and their Middle Eastern neighbours. Case studies show real-life experiences from a variety of diverse sources. Viewpoint panels present each side of the argument from those involved in the conflict, politicians and the media. The panels look at who is behind each quote and suggest points to consider to guide the debate. Timelines, fact boxes and maps put the events into context. Why do some places experience conflict? What is it like to live in a country torn apart by unrest and violence? Is there a way to resolve the problems? The Our World Divided series explores these questions as it looks at today's most contentious issues affecting areas of conflict around the world.

10: Ideas That Changed The World

10: Ideas That Changed The World

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/07/2015

For thousands of years, humans and their innovations have shaped our history. But some inventions and discoveries are so profound, they not only change the course of history, they also manage to leave a legacy so powerful, it can be called world-changing. This book looks at 10 of these ideas - from the invention of the wheel which brought about a radical change in travel, craftsmanship and manufacture, to anaesthetics, which ushered in a new era of medical care. Each of the 10 world-changing ideas is examined in detail - what were the circumstances; who was involved and why; what kind of a legacy has it left; and how is it still relevant to us today? The ideas range from inventions such as the printing press and the personal computer, to scientific breakthroughs such as anaesthetics and engineering feats including the steam engine. Spanning a significant portion of human history, the ancient civilisations in 3500 BCE, to 15th-century Europe, the Industrial Revolution and the digital era, this book not only examines the ideas themselves, but also places them in the context of other historical events and developments. Perfect for course work and cross-curricular activities spanning history, politics and science; the book includes 10 further momentous ideas, as well as a timeline that places them in the context of world history.

A World of Food: Lebanon

A World of Food: Lebanon

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2015

Food is something that we all have in common. We all need to eat to stay alive but the staggering variety of foods eaten around the world and the variety of ways in which they are cooked makes for a fascinating read. Do you know your baklava from your bulgur wheat? There's much more to Lebanese food than grilled meat and mezze! Discover all about the types of food Lebanese people eat - from the traditional to the modern - and read about how food is used in cultural and religious celebrations, by families, in different regions and at different times of the year. Then have a go at making a Lebanese dish of your own using one of the step-by-step recipes. A series of eight titles that explore food from eight very different countries around the world. Each book gives a brief overview of the history of food in each country before you delve deeper into what makes each a unique eating experience.

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2015

This series wil tell the amazing stories of inspiring people who have made a difference and changed the world, despite the odds stacked against them. They will detail the characters' humble origins, the obstacles standing in their way that had to be overcome, and discuss the successes and achievements for which they are lauded today.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2015

This series wil tell the amazing stories of inspiring people who have made a difference and changed the world, despite the odds stacked against them. They will detail the characters' humble origins, the obstacles standing in their way that had to be overcome, and discuss the successes and achievements for which they are lauded today.

10: Events That Changed the World

10: Events That Changed the World

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/06/2015

For thousands of years, humans and their actions have shaped our history. But some events are so profound, they not only change the course of history, they also manage to leave a legacy so powerful, it can be called world-changing. This book looks at 10 of these events - from the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus which brought about a radical change to the face of those continents, to the attacks of 9/11, which ushered in a new era of warfare and terrorism. Each of the 10 world-changing events is examined in detail - what were the circumstances; who was involved and why; what kind of a legacy has it left; and how is it still relevant to us today? Spanning a significant portion of human history, from the age of discovery in the 15th century, to both World Wars, the birth of modern science and the end of Apartheid, this book not only examines the events themselves, but also places them in the context of other historical events and developments. Perfect for course work and cross-curricular activities spanning history, politics and science; the book includes 10 further momentous events, as well as a timeline that places them in the context of world history.

Big Brands: McDonalds

Big Brands: McDonalds

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2015

Find out how McDonald's grew from one restaurant to become the globe-dominating chain it is today. It looks at some of the brightest business minds behind McDonald's meteoric rise, the development of the company's most famous products, from the Big Mac to the Happy Meal and reveals the marketing and PR strategies that have built McDonald's the powerful brand it is today. From marketing alliances to the company's attempts to counter its critics, this is a fascinating look at McDonald's, and at the fast-food industry as a whole. Big Brands is the perfect series for budding entrepreneurs who want to find out what goes on behind the scenes of the world's biggest companies. Ideal as a leisure read to accompany Business Studies GCSE or A Level, or for cross-curricular biography and literacy work at KS2.

Big Brands: Samsung

Big Brands: Samsung

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2015

Big Brands offers you the chance to delve deep into the amazing stories behind the world's most iconic businesses - how they began, their successes and failures, and their impact on the global market. The series examines the human aspect of each brand - its consumers, brand developers, designers and others who work on it. Big Brands: Samsung looks at the development of the technology giant's most famous products, from the Galaxy S3 to the Samsung Smart TV, along with countless other mobile phones, computers, laptops, televisions and microchips. It explains Samsung's business plan and marketing strategy, and how it presents itself to consumers through logos and advertising campaigns. How Samsung grew from a small export business to the world's largest technology company is also looked at. 'Business Studies' features explain some key industry terms such as management and sponsorship, while 'Building the Brand' features explore the marketing of the brand, from the development of the logo to the huge impact of social media. 'Brains Behind the Brand' features focus on key people at Samsung such as Eric Kim, the head of marketing. Samsung is just one iconic company in the global marketplace. If you enjoyed this title, why not read about Amazon, McDonalds or Mojang, makers of Minecraft, in other titles in the series?

Plant Reproduction How Do You Grow a Giant Pumpkin?

Plant Reproduction How Do You Grow a Giant Pumpkin?

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2015

This interesting book about competitive vegetable contests and how to grow a giant pumpkin teaches readers about plant parts and plant reproduction.

Who Travelled the Underground Railroad?

Who Travelled the Underground Railroad?

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2015

How do we know about the American slaves who escaped using what is known as the Underground Railroad, and about the people that organized it? What were they escaping from, and what happened to them? This book shows how we know about the fugitives and their experiences from primary and other sources. It includes information on some historical detective work that has taken place, using documentary and archaeological evidence, that has enabled historians to piece together the fascinating story of the Underground Railroad.

Scientists Who Made History: Charles Darwin

Scientists Who Made History: Charles Darwin

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2014

This title describes the life and career of Charles Darwin, including an account of his famous voyage and explanations of his theories of evolution and the origin of species, concluding with an analysis of his legacy and contribution to science. The science behind his theories and discoveries are explained through interesting diagrams, and quotation boxes from Darwin and his contemporaries give an insight into this famous scientist's mind.

Big Business: ASOS

Big Business: ASOS

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/06/2014

Popular with fashion lovers everywhere, ASOS is one of the UK's largest online fashion retailers. It is the most visited fashion website in the world for 18-34 year olds and ships goods to over 230 countries globally. How did ASOS build such a hugely successful global brand? Discover what makes people shop at ASOS and how the brand has grown since it's launch in 2000. Learn about the brains behind the iconic brand, including the original founders, explore key business concepts in a straightforward way and develop a product brief for your very own ASOS range. The Big Business series is ideal for young budding entrepreneurs with an eye for opportunity! A brilliant read for readers aged 9+ keen to find out how the business behind the brand works.

Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis

Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

How did John F. Kennedy protect his country from a nuclear threat and avoid the outbreak of a new world war? What choices did he have, what support and advice did he receive, and how did his decisions affect history and his legacy? This book looks at a momentous event from the Cold War, showing how one of the world's most charismatic leaders chose to follow a brave course of action.

Mandela and Truth and Reconciliation

Mandela and Truth and Reconciliation

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

How did Nelson Mandela help to heal a divided nation by supporting South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission? What choices did he have, what support and advice did he receive, and how did his decisions affect history and his legacy? This book looks at a momentous event from recent times showing how one of the world's most charismatic leaders chose to follow a courageous and groundbreaking course of action.

Planet in Peril: Fierce Floods

Planet in Peril: Fierce Floods

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2014

Extreme weather dominates news bulletins around the world. From tsunamis to superstorms, floods to wild fires, natural disasters affect people globally on a daily basis. Floods, and their deadly consequences, have hit the headlines over the past decade as countries around the world have been affected by serious flooding. But why are these occurrences becoming more frequent, and more severe? And what happens to the affected communities after disaster has struck? Planet in Peril: Fierce Floods answers these questions and many more, including when and why flooding occurs, and how technology is helping people to prepare for it. The book looks at three of these natural disasters from recent years in detail: the Bangladesh floods of 2012, Mississippi flooding in the USA in 2011 and the flash floods in Russia in 2012. Comprehensive case studies cover when and where the floods struck, the immediate impact of the disaster, the flood damage, the long-term effects, the global aid efforts and the rebuilding and regeneration of affected communities. Eyewitness panels give firsthand accounts of the disaster from flood victims, emergency service personnel, aid workers and scientists working to combat the effects of natural disasters. Infographic elements display statistics about each flood in a clear, concise and visual way. Learn about the preparations made for floods: what protective mechanisms and flood warning systems are in place, the emergency drills people must learn, and how communities are evacuated in the event of a disaster. Find out about the disaster recovery effort immediately after each event, how aid reaches affected areas, and where it comes from. See how communities fare in the immediate aftermath, how they cope with damage to infrastructure and homes, lack of basic necessities and, in some cases, the loss of friends or relatives. Then find out how they cope long-term, deal with the economic impact, and regenerate. Discover if climate change and global warming are increasing the impact and severity of flooding, and how research is being done, and technology developed, to combat it. See how flood warning systems and evacuation drills can dramatically improve people's chances of survival, and learn about some natural solutions, such as flood plains, that reduce the impact of floods. Planet in Peril: Fierce Floods is ideal for children age 9+, for geography and science projects, or simply for anyone interested in finding out the background behind the 'extreme weather' news reports. Floods are not the only natural disaster our planet faces, find out about tsunamis, super storms and wild fires in other titles in the series.

Planet in Peril: Wild Fires

Planet in Peril: Wild Fires

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2014

Extreme weather dominates news bulletins around the world. From tsunamis to superstorms, floods to wild fires, natural disasters affect people globally on a daily basis. Wild fires, and their deadly consequences, have hit the headlines over the past decade as huge fires have devastated areas in countries around the world. But why are these occurrences becoming more frequent, and more severe? And what happens to the affected communities after disaster has struck? Planet in Peril: Wild Fires answers these questions and many more, including when and why wild fires occur, and how technology is helping people to prepare for, and protect themselves against, them. The book looks at three of these natural disasters from recent years in detail: the Black Saturday bushfires in Australia in 2009, the Colorado wildfire of 2012 and the forest fires in Bolivia in 2010. Comprehensive case studies cover when and where the fires started, the immediate impact of the disaster, the fire damage, the long-term effects, the global aid efforts and the rebuilding and regeneration of affected communities. Eyewitness panels give firsthand accounts of the disaster from flood victims, emergency service personnel, including the rural fire service involved, aid workers and scientists working to combat the effects of natural disasters. Infographic elements display statistics about each wild fire in a clear, concise and visual way. Learn about the preparations made for wild fires: what protective mechanisms and warning systems are in place, the emergency drills people must learn, and how communities are evacuated in the event of a disaster. Find out about the disaster recovery effort immediately after each event, how aid reaches affected areas, and where it comes from. See how communities fare in the immediate aftermath, how they cope with damage to infrastructure and homes, lack of basic necessities and, in some cases, the loss of friends or relatives. Then find out how they cope long-term, deal with the economic impact, and regenerate. Discover whether climate change and global warming are increasing the impact and severity of wild fires, and how research is being done, and technology developed, to combat it. See how warning systems and evacuation drills can dramatically improve people's chances of survival, and learn about some solutions, such as firebreaks, that reduce the impact of wild fires. Planet in Peril: Wild Fires is ideal for children age 9+, for geography and science projects, or simply for anyone interested in finding out the background behind the 'extreme weather' news reports. Wild fires are not the only natural disaster our planet faces, find out about tsunamis, superstorms and floods in other titles in the series.

Big Business: Topshop

Big Business: Topshop

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2014

This title takes an indepth look at Topshop and the business behind one of the most well-known and exciting clothing brands today. Beginning with a single shop, Topshop is now finding global success with thousands visiting its flagship store every day. We cover how Topshop came into being, the successes and failures over the years, key facts about the industry and their impact on the global market. Readers will learn about branding and the business world with Business Matters features. Each one looks at a different aspect of business and explains it in a clear and concise way for young readers to follow. Key features give information about the Brains Behind the Brand, bringing to the forefront those who run Topshop today and those who have helped build the business in the past. Ideal for budding young entrepreneurs with an eye for opportunity! A brilliant read for those keen to find out how the business behind the brand works. Other titles in the series include; Manchester United, YouTube, Virgin, Heinz and ASOS.

Planet in Peril: Tsunami Surges

Planet in Peril: Tsunami Surges

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2014

Extreme weather dominates news bulletins around the world. From tsunamis to superstorms, floods to wild fires, natural disasters affect people globally on a daily basis. Tsunamis, and their deadly consequences, have hit the headlines over the past decade as two enormous tsunami waves devastated first communities throughout southeast Asia in 2004, and then the coast of Japan in 2011. But why are these occurrences so difficult to predict? And what happens to the affected communities after disaster has struck? Planet in Peril: Tsunami Surges answers these questions and many more, including what tsunamis are, what causes them and how technology is helping people to prepare for them. The book looks at three of these natural disasters from recent years in detail: the Boxing Day Asian tsunami, sometimes referred to as tsunami 2004, the Chilean earthquake and tsunami of 2010 and the Japan tsunami of 2011. Comprehensive case studies cover when and where the tsunami wave struck, the immediate impact of the disaster, the long-term effects, the global aid efforts and the rebuilding and regeneration of affected communities. Eyewitness panels give firsthand accounts of the disaster from tsunami victims, emergency service personnel, aid workers and scientists working to combat the effects of natural disasters. Infographic elements display statistics about each tsunami in a clear, concise and visual way. Learn about the preparations made for tsunamis: what protective mechanisms and warning systems are in place, the emergency drills people must learn, and how communities are evacuated in the event of a disaster. Find out about the disaster recovery effort immediately after each event, how aid reaches affected areas, and where it comes from. See how communities fare in the immediate aftermath, how they cope with damage to infrastructure and homes, lack of basic necessities and, in some cases, the loss of friends or relatives. Then find out how they cope long-term, deal with the economic impact, and regenerate. Discover if climate change and global warming are increasing the impact of tsunamis, and how research is being done, and technology developed, to combat them. See how tsunami warning systems and evacuation drills can dramatically improve people's chances of survival, and learn about some natural solutions, such as mangrove forests, that lessen the force of tsunami waves. Planet in Peril: Tsunami Surges is ideal for children age 9+, for geography and science projects, or simply for anyone interested in finding out the background behind the 'extreme weather' news reports. Tsunamis are not the only natural disaster our planet faces, find out about superstorms, floods and wild fires in other titles in the series.

Plant Reproduction How Do You Grow a Giant Pumpkin?

Plant Reproduction How Do You Grow a Giant Pumpkin?

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2014

This interesting book about competitive vegetable contests and how to grow a giant pumpkin teaches readers about plant parts and plant reproduction.

My Country: Great Britain

My Country: Great Britain

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2013

Meet Jake and find out about his country, Great Britain. He'll introduce you the weather, landscape, the people who live there and much more!

History Relived: The Anglo-Saxons and Vikings

History Relived: The Anglo-Saxons and Vikings

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2013

Important historical themes such as family life, entertainment and work are illustrated by fascinating and relevant photographs.

Inspirational Lives: JK Rowling

Inspirational Lives: JK Rowling

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2012

The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. Each book looks at the background, life and achievements of a personality, their impact on popular culture as well as detailing the everyday facets of their job and how they have gained such success.

History Relived: The Romans

History Relived: The Romans

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2012

See for yourself what life was like in Roman times! Step inside a Roman townhouse, watch a craftsman make a mosaic and stand guard at a Roman fort. Find out more about homes, fashion, food, leisure time, transport and technology in Roman times.

Our World Divided: Israel and the Middle East

Our World Divided: Israel and the Middle East

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/07/2011

The background, history and key events of conflicts in Israel and the Middle East are presented. Different opinions, including views found in the media, are explored alongside factual accounts of events. Readers are encouraged to think about their own views and discuss controversial topics.

Women Claim the Vote

Women Claim the Vote

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2011

In the 19th century, the duality of the role of women in society became increasingly obvious. Women became more active in the public sphere, while the cult of true womanhood tried to restore her to her traditional domestic sphere. Early feminists active in the abolition movement increasingly began to compare women's situation with the plight of African-American slaves. Women Claim the Vote explores the development and growth of these viewpoints in the decades leading up to the Civil War.

Strength in Numbers

Strength in Numbers

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2011

The outbreak of the Civil War brought women into the forefront of society, both as nurses and representatives of their absent husbands at home. Furthermore, abolition brought all African-American women into free society. Strength in Numbers explores the effects of war on women of all ethnicities, as well as the growth of suffrage and women's involvement in the exploration of the West.

Talking About My Faith: I Am Jewish

Talking About My Faith: I Am Jewish

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/03/2010

I am Jewish follows Daniel as he talks about his faith. He tells us about his: school, family, books, clothes, beliefs, worship and food.

Talking About My Faith: I Am Christian

Talking About My Faith: I Am Christian

Author: Cath Senker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/03/2010

I am Christian follows William as he talks about his faith. He tells us about his: worship, beliefs, food, family, books, priest and school.

Costume Around the World Germany

Costume Around the World Germany

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2008

Learn how the arid climate and religious traditions have impacted casual and festive clothing in this desert country.

Costume Around the World Germany

Costume Around the World Germany

Author: Cath Senker Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2008

Read about the traditional clothing people wear-from lederhosen to dirndll skirts-to celebrate holidays and other festivals in various regions of Germany.

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