User Heart Menu Basket

History

  • 100 People Who Made History

    Product Code: ADMZI
    Hardback 7 years +
    Meet the people who helped shape the world we know today. "100 People Who Made History" is no ordinary history book. Inventors and explorers rub shoulders with political leaders, sports stars, and entertainers. From Marco Polo to Marie Curie via Pele, this top 100 comes from all over the world, taking in all types of people. Packed with engaging graphics and plenty of unusual facts, each profile describes the major influences and tells true stories about the movers and shakers from our history. You can take a seat and meet the people that have changed our world and discover how they did it.
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £2.60
    More info
  • Hands-on History! Stone Age

    Charlotte Hurdman

    Product Code: AFLEY
    Hardback 7 years +
    Travel back two million years to discover fascinating facts about the life of Stone Age people - where they lived, what they ate, and what they looked like. Marvel at the fine tools and weapons they made, and at their survival alongside creatures such as mammoths. This title features 15 easy and fun projects that enable you to re-create the past - build a shelter from clay mammoth bones, paint your own cave art, make Stone Age hunting tools such as a bow and arrow, fashion a leopard's tooth necklace, prepare a prehistoric meal, model a clay pot, and construct a miniature stonehenge. More than 380 photographs and illustrations include cross sections, a historical map and a pictorial timeline. It is ideal for home or school use for ages 8 to 12. Our earliest human ancestors were making tools from stone at least two million years ago, but our story really begins with the arrival of modern humans, called Homo sapiens sapiens, about 100,000 years ago. This fascinating volume delves into the mysteries and wonders of this distant past. From social structure, communication, hunting, the discovery of fire and types of shelter to crop-growing, crafts, clothing, the first religions and primitive art, this book explores every aspect of the people who shaped the first stages of our civilization.
    • £7.69
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £0.30
    More info
  • Hands-on History! Viking World

    Philip Steele

    Product Code: AEZOD
    Hardback 7 years +
    This title helps you learn about the legendary Norse raiders, with 15 step-by-step projects and more than 350 exciting pictures. You can step back in time to the age of the seafaring Vikings - find out about the ships they sailed in, the distant lands they explored, and the wars they waged. Fact boxes provide additional insights and indicate links with the present. 15 simple and enjoyable projects allow you to recreate the past - build a model Viking house, make a shield ready for battle, sculpt a brooch and a bracelet from clay, bake a Viking loaf, learn to write your name in runes, and play an ancient Norse board game. It is packed with over 350 photographs and illustrations, including a pictorial timeline, cross sections, historical maps and clear step pictures for every technique. It is ideal for home or school use for 8- to 12-year-olds. This fascinating fact and project book is the perfect introduction to Viking history. You can discover how these amazing people lived their lives, the food they ate, the clothes they wore, the heroes they revered, the weapons they used, and the lands they conquered. Practical projects really help young readers to understand what life was like in the past - make a Viking drinking horn, create a lucky charm inspired by the Norse thunder god Thor, build a model of a mighty longship, and construct a full-size battle helmet.
    • £7.69
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £0.30
    More info
  • Hands-on History! Ancient India

    Daud Ali

    Product Code: AGSTQ
    Hardback 7 years +
    This title helps you discover the rich heritage of the Indus Valley and the Mughal Empire, with 15 step-by-step projects and 340 pictures. You can step back in time to explore India's dramatic history. You can trace the origins of the subcontinent's wide variety of beliefs and festivals, art and culture, and see how they developed over time. It features 15 easy-to-do projects inspired by traditional arts and crafts actively involve the reader in understanding the past - sculpt an Aryan offering cup, tie a sari, make a golden fly whisk, and cook a delicious chickpea curry. It includes fascinating fact boxes that provide extra insights and highlight links with the present. It is packed with over 340 photographs and illustrations, including cross-sections, maps and timelines, this is perfect for school or home use by children aged 8 to 12. This wonderful book delves into the distant past to one of the earliest civilizations on Earth - in the Indus Valley - and continues through to the glittering Mughal empire. There are insights into how emperors, priests and ordinary people lived, what they ate and wore, and how magnificent palaces and awe-inspiring temples came to be built. Practical projects include a Hindu garland of flowers, a beautiful lacquered storage box, a pair of pretty anklets, and a helmet fit for a mighty Mughal warrior, making learning stimulating, exciting and fun.
    • £7.89
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £0.10
    More info
  • Hands-on History! Incas

    Philip Steele

    Product Code: AGSLK
    Hardback 7 years +
    This title helps you step into the spectacular world of ancient South America, with 340 exciting pictures and 15 step-by-step projects. You can journey back through the centuries to a time before Europeans arrived in search of gold and land. You can explore the Inca way of life high up in the Andes Mountains, including their study of the stars, their burial rituals, and the intricate rope bridges they wove. It features 15 easy-to-do projects actively involve the reader in understanding the past - make a reed boat that really floats, eat a delicious Inca bean stew, sculpt a Tiwanaku pottery jaguar, and design a dazzling sun god mask. It contains fascinating fact boxes that provide extra insights and highlight links with the present. It is packed with over 340 photographs and illustrations, including historical maps and a pictorial timeline, this is perfect for school or home use by children aged 8 to 12. Successors to the Chimu gold workers and the Tiwanaku lake people, the Incas ruled the most spectacular empire South America has ever seen. The so-called Land of the Sun God was bright with treasure houses of precious metals, the most fabulous clothes and huge stone buildings. A variety of step-by-step projects enable you to bring this past age to life - beat on an Inca drum, make a model granary, and recreate a Chimu ceremonial knife. This is the ideal introduction to South American history, for study, reference and practical learning.
    • £7.69
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £0.30
    More info
  • Hands-on History! Aztec & Maya

    Fiona MacDonald

    Product Code: AGSLA
    Hardback 7 years +
    This title helps you rediscover the lost world of ancient Central America, with 450 exciting pictures and 15 step-by-step projects. You can step back in time to Central America before the Spanish conquest and discover fascinating facts about the people who lived there. You can explore the cultures and beliefs of the Olmecs, Maya, Toltecs and Aztecs - the great cities they constructed, their astronomical knowledge, their use of medicine, and their insatiable drive for human sacrifice. It features 15 step-by-step projects that actively involve the reader in bringing the past to life - use a fan fit for an emperor, make a Maya backstrap loom, wear a mosaic mask, and create the amazing Aztec sun stone. More than 450 photographs and illustrations include diagrams, historical maps and a pictorial timeline. It is ideal for home or school use for 8- to 12-year-olds. History records the Aztecs and Maya as bloodthirsty warriors and priests who committed brutal acts of human sacrifice, yet this is not the whole story. Ancient Mesoamericans also formed close-knit family groups, made beautiful masks from jade and built breathtaking pyramids that are still standing today. A variety of easy-to-make projects enable you to recreate the past. You can build a Maya house or a pyramid temple, eat Aztec-style tortillas, wear a bat brooch, and enjoy the Mesoamerican board game of patolli.
    • £7.69
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £0.30
    More info
  • Hands-on History! Ancient Japan

    Fiona MacDonald

    Product Code: AGSIR
    Hardback 7 years +
    This title lets you step back to the time of shoguns and samurai, with 15 step-by-step projects and over 330 exciting pictures. You can discover the amazing Japanese civilization and learn about a culture that has existed for thousands of years. You can marvel at the secrets of this island nation - a land of emperors and shoguns, tea ceremonies and martial arts. It features fact boxes that provide extra insights and highlight links with the present; 15 practical projects that enable you to re-create the past - wear a dramatic theatrical mask, fly a carp streamer, decorate an elaborate Japanese screen, and make a magnificent helmet fit for a samurai warrior; and more than 330 photographs and illustrations that include diagrams, a historical map and a pictorial timeline. It is ideal for home or school use for 8- to 12-year-olds. This title lets you step back in time more than 30,000 years, to when the first settlers reached Japan and a highly sophisticated civilization was born. You can explore the grand palaces of regal emperors and shoguns, be amazed by the fighting skills of the feuding samurai, and admire the exquisite embroidery of the palace women's glossy silk kimonos. It features step-by-step projects that allow you to delve into everyday life and find out about ancient Japanese foods, skills and fashions - make delicious rice balls, try your hand at the delicate art of calligraphy, and sculpt a netsuke toggle.
    • £7.89
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £0.10
    More info
  • Hands-on History! Ancient Rome

    Philip Steele

    Product Code: AEZZX
    Hardback 7 years +
    Step into the time of the Roman Empire, with 15 step-by-step projects and over 370 exciting pictures. You can travel back through the centuries to one of the greatest civilizations in history - the Roman Empire. You can discover fascinating facts about the Roman way of life, the clothes people wore, the entertainments they enjoyed, and the food they liked to eat. Fact boxes provide extra information and highlight links with the present. More than 370 photographs and illustrations include a pictorial timeline, cross sections and historical maps. 15 easy and fun projects enable you to bring the past to life - make a toga, put on a Roman show, and create a writing tablet like those used hundreds of years ago. It is ideal for home or school use for ages 8 to 12. The modern world owes a great deal to ancient Rome, including many principles of democratic government, law, poetry, drama, art and architecture. You can find out for yourself how the Romans forged the mightiest empire the world has ever known, and discover the techniques that their builders used to create vast cities, towering aqueducts and roads that survive to this day. Amazing projects allow you to construct a model Roman home, make a legionary's uniform, and fashion a headdress that will leave you looking fit to rule an empire!
    • £7.69
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £0.30
    More info