• Children's & young adult reference material
      April 2016

      Kings & Queens of England and Scotland

      by Pamela Egan

      This fascinating, full-colour book illustrates and describes all the English monarchs since William the Conqueror and all the Scottish monarchs since Robert the Bruce, right up to Queen Elizabeth II. Each spread features a family tree together with biographies of the monarchs and a description of key events of the period. An A3 pull-out poster shows a continuous timeline of all the monarchs in succession, along with the dates of each one’s reign.

    • History & the past: general interest (Children's/YA)
      March 2016

      Arms and Armour

      by Chris Gravett

      POINTERS is an exciting range of information books with beautiful illustrations and engaging text. From the time of early humans, people have fought over possessions and land. This book tells the story of the weapons they used, how they became more powerful and more accurate over time, and the armour that was developed to give the best possible protection against dangerous and deadly weapons.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      March 2016

      Castles and Forts

      by Miriam Moss

      POINTERS is an exciting range of information books with beautiful illustrations and engaging text. From the earliest times, people gathered into fortified camps for protection against enemies. These forts developed into castles, some of which were magnificient and beautiful homes. This book looks at famous forts and castles around the world, including Iron Age hill forts, Norman keeps and medieval castles, and describes what life was like for the people that lived there.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      March 2016

      Rocks, Minerals and Fossils

      Investigate and Understand

      by Neil Curtis

      Investigate the world of rocks, minerals and fossils with this beautifully illustrated book. Our planet is made of rocks, which in turn are composed of minerals. Find out how different kinds of rocks and minerals are made and how they are used. Discover how fossils formed and the best places to look for them. ‘Spotlight’ illustrations at the bottom of every page encourage readers to look out for easy-to-find rocks and minerals that can be seen in museums or in the countryside.

    • Science & technology: general interest (Children's/YA)
      January 2016

      Physics

      by Rose Johnson

      Eureka! We have it and so can you--a discovery-packed book that makes the world of physics understandable, engaging, and fun! And that's a very good thing, because physics is all around us, responsible for everything from why balls bounce to why the stars in the sky shine--so we might as well understand and enjoy it. Chock-full of photos and diagrams, this book and its useful images further explain and expand upon the clear and informative text. (Oh, and as for who reportedly shouted "Eureka!" while sitting in his wooden bathtub, see page 7 of this engaging volume.) Our understanding of the world has been built up by observation, deduction and experimentation carried out over thousands of years. This series looks at the discoveries that have changed the way people think about science. It shows how scientists build on the work of earlier thinkers and how a breakthrough can spark a chain of scientific discovery. The books will inspire and inform budding scientists.

    • Science & technology: general interest (Children's/YA)
      January 2016

      Transportation Technology

      by Tim Harris

      The revolution in Transportation Technology has changed our world. This book outlines the science behind the way ships, planes, trains, and automobiles move, as well as how people can survive for short periods underwater. There are diagrams, historic photos, sidebars, and fact boxes that describe travel from the roads of Rome to high-speed rail. All of this knowledge is enhanced with an easy-to-understand question and answer format.

    • History & the past: general interest (Children's/YA)
      August 2016

      The Reformation

      by Enzo George

      Primary Sources in World History introduces readers to key times in history by exploring objects, buildings, documents, texts and artworks from the period. Each source is illustrated, accompanied by text that explains what it tells historians about how people lived at that time. Primary Sources in World History is linked to common core standards and curricula that require students to be able to interpret a range of primary sources as evidence about the nature of the past, understanding history as a construct of many individual “facts” that can be considered in various ways. Primary sources are the raw materials of historical research. They bring history and cultures to life by providing direct evidence of how people lived, their views and attitudes and their understanding of their place in the world. Each volume in the series focuses on a particular period in history. An introduction gives an overview of the period to provide a wider context. This is followed by a series of self-contained spreads, each of which is based on a single primary source, be it an object, an image, or a written account. Each source is illustrated, accompanied by text that explains what it tells historians about the time—but also suggests instances where there are doubts or conflicting views about how a source should be interpreted. The text explains the background of the source and explores its significance, investigating what it tells us about the people who created it and how they lived and saw their world. Subsidiary boxes look at how the source relates to others from the period, provide additional eyewitness quotes or highlight important individuals. Each book has a full introduction and concludes with a timeline, glossary, and list of resources for further information.

    • Reference works (Children's/YA)

      Politics and Democracy

      by Tim Cooke

      What is a country? Why do we vote? When was money invented? This fascinating series asks and answers some big questions about the ideas that shape our world. A witty design and colourful infographics help bring each topic to life. Each book provides a snapshot of how things work around the world today.

    • Reference works (Children's/YA)
      January 2016

      The Story of the Earth

      by Tim Harris

      Hundreds of superb colour artworks chart the history of our planet, examine the forces that shape it daily and explore its diversity of environments, animals and plants. Subjects include prehistoric life, the workings of the water cycle and the role of humans in taming and changing the planet. Each artwork is fully captioned to provide concise information about the subject.

    • Educational: History
      August 2016

      The Middle Ages

      by Enzo George

      Primary Sources in World History introduces readers to key times in history by exploring objects, buildings, documents, texts and artworks from the period. Each source is illustrated, accompanied by text that explains what it tells historians about how people lived at that time. Primary Sources in World History is linked to common core standards and curricula that require students to be able to interpret a range of primary sources as evidence about the nature of the past, understanding history as a construct of many individual “facts” that can be considered in various ways. Primary sources are the raw materials of historical research. They bring history and cultures to life by providing direct evidence of how people lived, their views and attitudes and their understanding of their place in the world. Each volume in the series focuses on a particular period in history. An introduction gives an overview of the period to provide a wider context. This is followed by a series of self-contained spreads, each of which is based on a single primary source, be it an object, an image, or a written account. Each source is illustrated, accompanied by text that explains what it tells historians about the time—but also suggests instances where there are doubts or conflicting views about how a source should be interpreted. The text explains the background of the source and explores its significance, investigating what it tells us about the people who created it and how they lived and saw their world. Subsidiary boxes look at how the source relates to others from the period, provide additional eyewitness quotes or highlight important individuals. Each book has a full introduction and concludes with a timeline, glossary, and list of resources for further information.

    • Educational: History
      August 2016

      The Renaissance

      by Enzo George

      Primary Sources in World History introduces readers to key times in history by exploring objects, buildings, documents, texts and artworks from the period. Each source is illustrated, accompanied by text that explains what it tells historians about how people lived at that time. Primary Sources in World History is linked to common core standards and curricula that require students to be able to interpret a range of primary sources as evidence about the nature of the past, understanding history as a construct of many individual “facts” that can be considered in various ways. Primary sources are the raw materials of historical research. They bring history and cultures to life by providing direct evidence of how people lived, their views and attitudes and their understanding of their place in the world. Each volume in the series focuses on a particular period in history. An introduction gives an overview of the period to provide a wider context. This is followed by a series of self-contained spreads, each of which is based on a single primary source, be it an object, an image, or a written account. Each source is illustrated, accompanied by text that explains what it tells historians about the time—but also suggests instances where there are doubts or conflicting views about how a source should be interpreted. The text explains the background of the source and explores its significance, investigating what it tells us about the people who created it and how they lived and saw their world. Subsidiary boxes look at how the source relates to others from the period, provide additional eyewitness quotes or highlight important individuals. Each book has a full introduction and concludes with a timeline, glossary, and list of resources for further information.

    • Science & technology: general interest (Children's/YA)
      January 2016

      The Animal Kingdom

      by Tim Harris

      Fish, birds, amphibians and reptiles, and land and sea mammals are explored in this fascinating look at the diverse creatures with which we share our planet. There are diagrams of different life forms, photos of animals in action, and sidebars and fact boxes on the wonders of our world. All of this knowledge is enhanced with an easy-to-understand question and answer format.

    • Science & technology: general interest (Children's/YA)
      January 2016

      Earth Science

      by Tim Harris

      Earth Science uses geography and geology to outline the way our planet works. There is a diagram of the Earth's layers and another showing why we have seasons. The causes of the forces of nature are outlined, as are the effects those forces have on water and land. There are fact boxes on our environment and on habitat. All of this knowledge is enhanced with an easy-to-understand question and answer format.

    • Science & technology: general interest (Children's/YA)
      January 2016

      Life Science

      by Tim Harris

      Life Science introduces students to the ways humans, plants, and animals are created, and how living things exist on our planet. There are diagrams of parts of the human brain and body, as well as of simpler life forms. Fact boxes spell out the basics of life, and sidebars cover subjects such as carnivores and herbivores. All of this knowledge is enhanced with an easy-to-understand question and answer format.

    • Science & technology: general interest (Children's/YA)
      January 2016

      Physical Science

      by Tim Harris

      Physical Science introduces students to non-living systems and teaches them how things move. There are chapters on chemicals and materials, and on forces, energy, and different kinds of waves. Diagrams, sidebars, and fact boxes provide important details. All of this knowledge is enhanced with an easy-to-understand question and answer format.

    • Educational: Sciences, general science
      January 2016

      Space Science

      by Tim Harris

      Space Science describes the world outside of ours. It includes a map of the planets, a description of the beginning of the universe, and fact boxes and sidebars on the sun, other stars, the planets, and other topics. It outlines the history of our study of the heavens. All of this knowledge is enhanced with an easy-to-understand question and answer format.

    • Educational: Sciences, general science
      January 2016

      Chemistry

      by Rose Johnson

      Our world would be a much different place without the groundbreaking work of scientific visionaries such as Hennig Brand, Marie and Pierre Curie, and Antoine Lavoisier, to name a few. This volume offers readers a vivid and colorful history of chemistry, highlighting some of field's most notable discoveries. Fact boxes illustrate how these discoveries continue to impact our world today, highlight key scientists and their work, and feature fun facts. Bright photographs and illustrations reinforce and expand upon the text. The insatiable curiosity of these chemists will surely pique readers' interests as they discover some of chemistry's most world-changing breakthroughs. Our understanding of the world has been built up by observation, deduction and experimentation carried out over thousands of years. This series looks at the discoveries that have changed the way people think about science. It shows how scientists build on the work of earlier thinkers and how a breakthrough can spark a chain of scientific discovery. The books will inspire and inform budding scientists.

    • Space (Children's/YA)
      January 2016

      Earth and Space Science

      by Rose Johnson

      Students often take for granted that many of the basic principles of science we study today were once major discoveries that revolutionized the way humans view our planet (not to mention the universe around it!). In this photograph-packed history of major discoveries in Earth and space science, a chronological tour guides readers through the historical progression of how scientists viewed the world. Biographies of key figures--coupled with fact boxes and sidebars that highlight the later implications of each discovery--make this book a fascinating voyage for both science-lovers and laypeople alike. Our understanding of the world has been built up by observation, deduction and experimentation carried out over thousands of years. This series looks at the discoveries that have changed the way people think about science. It shows how scientists build on the work of earlier thinkers and how a breakthrough can spark a chain of scientific discovery. The books will inspire and inform budding scientists.

    • Science & technology: general interest (Children's/YA)
      January 2016

      Life Science

      by Rose Johnson

      The planet Earth has more than 8 million species of complex life, and perhaps millions more of simpler bugs and germs. Life science studies these living things and investigates where life forms came from and they survive. This book examines fifteen of the most essential discoveries in the history of the study of life science, including the implications resulting from of each finding. Readers will learn about early discoveries, such as the invention of the microscope, the discovery of photosynthesis, and development of the concept of natural selection, along with more recent revelations, such as the structure of DNA and cloning of Dolly the Sheep. Our understanding of the world has been built up by observation, deduction and experimentation carried out over thousands of years. This series looks at the discoveries that have changed the way people think about science. It shows how scientists build on the work of earlier thinkers and how a breakthrough can spark a chain of scientific discovery. The books will inspire and inform budding scientists.

    • Science & technology: general interest (Children's/YA)
      January 2016

      Medicine

      by Rose Johnson

      Few know the stories behind some of the biggest discoveries in medicine made throughout history. The first-known surgeries in ancient India, the accidental discovery of antibiotics by a Scottish bacteriologist, and contemporary techniques such as in vitro fertilization are all covered in this neatly organized, vivid text that guides readers through a chronologically ordered history of medical breakthroughs. Biographical sidebars narrate the lives of the bright minds behind these breakthroughs, and a succinct timeline summarizes their findings for readers. Do not miss this chance to explore the medical discoveries that changed the world. Our understanding of the world has been built up by observation, deduction and experimentation carried out over thousands of years. This series looks at the discoveries that have changed the way people think about science. It shows how scientists build on the work of earlier thinkers and how a breakthrough can spark a chain of scientific discovery. The books will inspire and inform budding scientists.

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