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Do fish wear pyjamas? What's the sound of an iceberg melting? How many sheep did it take to launch a Viking longship? Which is faster - a tsunami or a bullet train? Find the answers to these and many more questions in a book that explores the history, science, environment and art of our planet's seas and oceans. Richly illustrated and perfect for broadening children's knowledge of an essential subject, away from the classroom.
How could plastic-eating bacteria help reduce waste? Can a river be given human rights? Could we generate all the power we need from the sun and the wind? How do woolly sweaters help penguins in peril? Would building a giant sunshade in space stop the world from overheating? Find the answers to these questions and more in this exciting book full of big, small and unexpected ways to save the planet.
Whether you want to dash off a limerick, ponder a sonnet or plot an epic poem, this write-in activity book is here to help. Each page is bursting with tips and inspiration for writing all kinds of poems - and inventing brand new styles too. With links to websites where you can listen to many of the poems in this book, and find more helpful writing tips.
It takes hundreds of people, dozens of machines and years of work to construct a skyscraper. Lift the flaps to see construction crews digging, drilling, pouring, heaving and hoisting as they build a brand new building at the heart of a busy city. Includes Usborne Quicklinks to specially selected websites where you can watch a demolition and fly over skyscrapers.
Who were the Maya? Where did they live? Why did they build tall stone temples? Beginner readers can discover the answers to these questions and lots of other fascinating facts about the Maya in this engaging information book. With simple text, detailed illustrations and stunning photographs, plus internet links to specially selected websites.
A hundred decorated tear-out sheets to fold into a fleet of paper spaceship planes, from orbital cruisers to alien motherships. The book includes detailed folding instructions for four different types of spaceship, from mighty star cruisers to speedy scout ships, plus flying tips and challenges so children can test the spaceships' power and speed.
This simple information book follows the history of Stone Age people and how they lived. Children can discover how they made clothes from animal skins and weapons and tools from stone, and find out about their cave art - some of which can still be seen today. Full of facts, illustrations and photographs of historical artefacts.
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