Reference Books for Children

  • ALTEU 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £19.99
    • RRP £20.00
    The Classical Music Encylopedia, now fully updated, traces the development of Western music from medieval times through to the twenty-first century. Each chapter begins with an Introduction to the era, followed by an A to Z of the key composers and musicians of the era, with an expert's recommended recording for each entry. Within these, the musical greats - from Mozart to Stravinksy - have more extensive entries. The Styles and Forms sections discuss the many different styles of music, from the earliest notation to the minimalism of the twentieth century, while the development of each era's Instruments is also extensively investigated. Written by many of the world's leading experts in the field, this invaluable encyclopedia is comprehensive, easy-to-use and highly informative - an essential guide for readers of all levels.
  • AEGQW 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £11.19
    • RRP £13.99
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    This new edition of the Oxford School Atlas includes country data and easy-to-read colourful mapping, presented in an accessible visual layout based on research into how students use maps. The atlas covers key curriculum themes such as earthquakes and volcanoes, climate, economic activity, and development. It includes comprehensive coverage of the British Isles, and case studies of Italy, Kenya, Brazil, Japan, China, California, the Indian Ocean tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and Antarctica. The Oxford School Atlas is accompanied by an e-Atlas CD-ROM providing an interactive version of the atlas suitable for both individual study and whole-class display.
  • AMYEZ 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £11.29
    • RRP £12.99
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    Britain's best-selling secondary school atlas, now in its 98th Edition, Philip's Modern School Atlas is an essential reference work for secondary education (14-18 year olds), suitable for Key Stage 4, GCSE, A-Level and international schools. The contents are divided into sections for ease of use, with each page colour-coded for rapid reference. A 12-page Remote Sensing section covers such topics as satellite imagery and GIS (with an explanation of false-colour usage), incorporating a selection of images used in studies of exploration, land reclamation, erosion, geology, pollution and urban regeneration, with explanatory text. The next section covers the United Kingdom and Ireland in 31 pages. With physically coloured maps, this is the most accurate mapping of the UK and Ireland available at the chosen scales - accompanying the physical maps are thematic maps on numerous key social and economic themes. The middle section is made up of 74 pages of World topographical maps, incorporating continental thematic maps on topics such as climate, population and economics, followed by 30 pages of World thematic maps. Completing the atlas is a section of World social and economic statistics, accompanied by the index to the topographical maps in the atlas, showing letter-figure grid references as well as latitude and longitude co-ordinates. Available in both hardback and paperback formats, Philip's Modern School Atlas 98th Edition is an unbeatable combination of highly detailed physical mapping backed up by numerous tables and thematic maps.
  • AUURY 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £11.29
    • RRP £12.99
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    This new edition of the Oxford Student's Dictionary is fully revised, with new curriculum vocabulary and up-to-date meanings. This is a comprehensive dictionary for students aged 14+ who need clear and straightforward definitions for vocabulary that they encounter at school and when preparing for exams. It includes subject specific language as well as everyday words and phrases. The new supplement gives spelling, punctuation and grammar tips for exam success, how to interpret exam command words and tips on what you can do to make a difference when checking through the exam paper.