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A perfect survival guide for novice soldiers about how to stay alive in the Roman Army, revealing all the gruesome truths of life in the Roman army including what soldiers ate, what they wore and how they lived. Witty illustrations complement the text, creating a friendly and accessible introduction to Roman history.
The ultimate guide for the novice knight, covering everything from sieges to swordplay, feasts to fights and crusades to courtly love. Written in a lively, humorous and engaging style and packed with informative historical detail. A really fun way to access medieval history.
One of our Books of the Year 2015 | Cartoon-like illustrations fill this book which is packed with information about all things to do with space from machinery to suits to simple explanations of physics. Tricia Adams This book, with a Foreword by Tim Peake who in December 2015 became the first British astronaut to go to the International Space station, should go to the top of any must-have list for young children interested in space travel. It’s packed with fascinating information on everything from what to study to help you become an astronaut, to the special training astronauts undergo, rocket science and how shuttles get into space, and what it’s like to live on the International Space Station. Of course it explains how astronauts go to the loo, but the sections on what happens to human stomachs in space is just as icky and interesting! The information is very well presented, and despite the conversational tone there’s no talking down. After all, the children reading this book could become fully fledged astronauts in the 2030s. Inspiring stuff!
For all those inquisitive youngsters in the family then this 'how to be a good spy' handbook will give them hours of entertainment before putting what they learn into practice. From cracking secret codes and creating effective disguises to tracking and decoding signals it's a book to be kept close at hand but hidden from the unknown enemy! There is a sister title to this called The Official Detective's Handbook for all those who want to outsmart the criminal mind.
This is the perfect book for any youngster who wants to solve crimes when they're a grown up. The book provides a great deal of enterainment and knowledge on how to become a solver of crimes, how to distinguish fakes from the real thing and how to notice even the smallest clues at a crime scene and lots more. Clearly laid out with illustrations throughout to guide you on your journey to being a great detective. There is a sister book to this one for all spy enthusiasts called The Official Spy's Handbook.
A humorous guide to a pirate's life on the high seas packed with intriguing historical detail that no self-respecting sea-dog should leave port without. * Young landlubbers can become the fiercest of pirates by finding out how to keep their ship in tip-top shape, the best way to settle an argument with a shipmate and how to survive a storm at sea. * Reveals the true nature of piracy to be more fascinating than the myths of peg legs, eye patches and parrots.
From holding lances to courtly dances, this is the ultimate guide for the novice knight, covering everything from sieges to swordplay, feasts to fights and crusades to courtly love. Written in a lively, humorous and engaging style, this book is packed with a wealth of fascinating and informative historical detail that brings the period of medieval knights and valour vividly to life. Wittily illustrated by Ian McNee, this is the handbook that every chivalrous young knight will want to have tucked in his chainmail. Illustrations:Full colour throughout