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Books by Alex Woolf

  • Trailblazers: Neil Armstrong

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: BYGVW
    Paperback
    Be inspired by the lives of trailblazers past and present in this fun and factual biography series! How did Neil Armstrong become the first person to set foot on the moon? Long before that astonishing day in 1969, Armstrong was already dreaming of journeys above the clouds, visiting air shows and gaining his pilot's license aged just fifteen. Find out how this flight-obsessed astronaut went on to take one of the most momentous steps in history. TRAILBLAZERS biographies are packed with little-known trivia, fascinating facts and lively illustrations.
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  • Let's Think About the Internet and Social Media

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: AOVYS
    Paperback 9 years +
    This book helps children to develop critical thinking and debating skills. It examines the topic of the internet and social media in a lively and accessible way. Information is presented to help readers deliberate, debate, and decide for themselves. This books looks at issues surrounding the use of the internet and social media, such as reliability of information, cyber-safety, and whether it is healthy to spend lots of time online.
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  • The Story of Food: Tea

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: BZLTI
    Paperback
    Did you know that the plain-looking bags you use to brew a steaming mug of tea are steeped in fascinating history? This simple drink has caused wars, been smuggled, been the drink of the elite and even resulted ship races across the globe! This book describes the journey tea has taken, from ancient Chinese rituals to an everyday staple drink. Other topics covered are the health aspects of tea, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world. An ideal leisure read, but also perfect for course work and presentations.
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  • The Story of Food: Salt

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: BZLTH
    Paperback
    Did you know that the little white grains that sit in your salt cellar have an amazing story to tell? The simple condiment has caused wars to break out, empires to be conquered and black markets to flourish. This book describes the journey salt has taken, from prehistoric religious offerings to a staple seasoning. Other topics covered are the health aspects of salt, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world. An ideal leisure read, but also perfect for course work and presentations.
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  • The Story of Food: Sugar

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: BLXCT
    Paperback
    The little grains you use to sweeten your food every day have an amazing story to tell. Like many other foods, sugar has a fascinating history, spanning centuries, continents and cultures. Wars have been fought over this food, empires conquered and black markets have flourished. This book describes the journey sugar has taken, from the use of sugarcane in ancient India to the staple sweetener in our cupboards today.Other topics covered are health aspects of sugar, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world.An ideal leisure read, but also perfect for course work and presentations.
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  • The Story of Food: Chocolate

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: BLXCK
    Paperback
    Did you know that the chocolate bar you can pick up from any corner shop used to be a precious and exotic food that only aristocracy could afford? This book looks at the history of one of our favourite foods, from the ancient civilisations who made the first hot chocolate to today's global sweets industry. Other topics covered are health aspects of chocolate, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world.An ideal leisure read, but also perfect for coursework and presentations.
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  • The Medieval World

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: BKMSL
    Hardback
    What developments in government and society, food and farming, architecture, science and technology, art and literature, medicine, education and entertainment were there in the medieval world of Europe and how did these compare with those made during the same time period in the Islamic world and elsewhere in Africa and Asia? What was happening at the same time in the Americas? Packed with beautiful illustrations, this book, in the Parallel History series for readers upwards of age nine, will help you to explore the medieval world chronologically, with timelines to show you when major events and achievements took place.
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  • From Pictland to Alba, 789-1070

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: BJXPR
    Paperback
    In the 780s northern Britain was dominated by two great kingdoms; Pictavia, centred in north-eastern Scotland and Northumbria which straddled the modern Anglo-Scottish border. Within a hundred years both of these kingdoms had been thrown into chaos by the onslaught of the Vikings and within two hundred years they had become distant memories. This book charts the transformation of the political landscape of northern Britain between the eighth and the eleventh centuries. Central to this narrative is the mysterious disappearance of the Picts and their language and the sudden rise to prominence of the Gaelic-speaking Scots who would replace them as the rulers of the North. From Pictland to Alba uses fragmentary sources which survive from this darkest period in Scottish history to guide the reader past the pitfalls which beset the unwary traveller in these dangerous times. Important sources are presented in full and their value as evidence is thoroughly explored and evaluated. Unlike most other volumes dealing with this period, this is a book which 'shows its workings' and encourages the readers to reach their own conclusions about the origins of Scotland. Key Features: * The first book in over twenty years to explain the destruction of the Picts and the rise of the Scottish kingdom from contemporary accounts alone * Recounts and evaluates modern scholarship developing readers' awareness of recent debates and controversies * Subjects contemporary sources to rigorous examination allowing students to appreciate the strengths and pitfalls of different types of evidence * Locates early Scottish history firmly within a European context
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  • The Classical World

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: BGUAF
    Hardback
    What developments in government and politics, food and farming, architecture, science, art and medicine were there in the classical world of the Ancient Greeks, Celts and Romans and how did these compare with those made during the same time period by the Mauryan Empire and the Qin and Han Dynasties? What was happening at the same time in the Americas? Packed with beautiful illustrations, this book, in the Parallel History series for readers upwards of age nine, will help you to explore the classical world chronologically, with timelines to show you when major events and achievements took place.
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  • The Impact of Technology in History and Archaeology

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: AVWUL
    Paperback
    How have technology and science helped historians and archaeologists through the years? How does today's technology help us understand the past? What role does technology hold for the future of history studies? From the invention of metal detectors through to today's computer modelling of long-dead people, our knowledge of the past has always been improving thanks to technology. This book looks at historical, current and future techniques for helping us discover traces of the past from artifacts to human remains. We look at how dating these things has become more accurate and also how the internet is giving us more access to historical records than ever before.
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  • The Impact of Technology in Art

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: AVGDX
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    How have technology and science helped artists through the years? How do today's artists use technology in their work? What role does technology hold for the future of art? From the invention of the camera obscura through to today's digital painting and internet art, artists have always used contemporary technology to aid in the creation and display of their work. This book looks at how the creation of paintings, sculpture and engraving have changed over time and how newer mediums from photography to film and even computer games, have changed our perception of how technology can help us express ourselves.
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  • The Impact of Technology in Art

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: ARJDX
    Hardback
    How have technology and science helped artists through the years? How do today's artists use technology in their work? What role does technology hold for the future of art? From the invention of the camera obscura through to today's digital painting and internet art, artists have always used contemporary technology to aid in the creation and display of their work. This book looks at how the creation of paintings, sculpture and engraving have changed over time and how newer mediums from photography to film and even computer games, have changed our perception of how technology can help us express ourselves.
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  • A Photographic View of Holidays

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: AQCKB
    Paperback 9 years +
    Find out how the holidays of British families have changed dramatically in the past 150 years as foreign travel has become easier, cheaper and more accessible. What were holidays like for Victorian children? This book looks at family holidays through the ages, from days out in the countryside, to British seaside resorts and more modern destinations. The Past in Pictures series gives a fascinating look at life in Britain through the photographs of The National Archives. It looks at past eras; at the way rich and poor families lived, the concept of holidays and leisure time for families and how the role of men, women and children from Victorian times, through two world wars, to modern Britain, have changed.
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  • A Photographic View of Home Life

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: AQCJV
    Paperback 7 years +
    Children will be able to see the homes people lived in, how they cooked, how they furnished and decorated their homes, and how they spent their leisure time. A fascinating journey depicted in photographs from Victorian times to present day.
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  • Expedition to the Arctic

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: AQCIZ
    Paperback 7 years +
    Follow a traveller's diary of an expedition to the frozen North Pole! Find out how to gear yourself up for the trip, about the animals and plants that thrive in extreme conditions, landscape features, ecology, climate, industry and people. Discover how animals such as whales and polar bears survive living on pack ice and ice floes, and what life is like for Arctic explorers who brave 24-hour darkness and treacherous conditions to learn more about this challenging climate.
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  • Tea

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: APZJN
    Hardback
    Did you know that the plain-looking bags you use to brew a steaming mug of tea are steeped in fascinating history? This simple drink has caused wars, been smuggled, been the drink of the elite and even resulted ship races across the globe! This book describes the journey tea has taken, from ancient Chinese rituals to an everyday staple drink. Other topics covered are the health aspects of tea, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world. An ideal leisure read, but also perfect for course work and presentations.
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  • Sugar

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: APZJM
    Hardback
    The little grains you use to sweeten your food every day have an amazing story to tell. Like many other foods, sugar has a fascinating history, spanning centuries, continents and cultures. Wars have been fought over this food, empires conquered and black markets have flourished. This book describes the journey sugar has taken, from the use of sugarcane in ancient India to the staple sweetener in our cupboards today. Other topics covered are health aspects of sugar, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world. An ideal leisure read, but also perfect for course work and presentations.
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  • Salt

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: APZJK
    Hardback
    Did you know that the little white grains that sit in your salt cellar have an amazing story to tell? The simple condiment has caused wars to break out, empires to be conquered and black markets to flourish. This book describes the journey salt has taken, from prehistoric religious offerings to a staple seasoning. Other topics covered are the health aspects of salt, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world. An ideal leisure read, but also perfect for course work and presentations.
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  • My Life in India

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: APWDU
    Hardback 7 years +
    What's it really like to live in India? Come and experience a day in the life of twelve-year-old Rajiv from Delhi; from the moment he gets up to the moment he goes to bed. See inside his home, his school and find out about all the things he does each day, what he does with their friends and what family life is like. A Child's Day in..., six books that explore daily life in an intimate way. Ideal for children aged 7-12 who are studying different cultures. These books bring to life their homes, their school, the games they play, their chores and responsibilities, the food they eat and how they participate as members of their own families and also in the wider community.
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  • Animal Attack: Killer Sharks

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: APVLG
    Paperback 7 years +
    If you ever wanted to know how Killer Sharks survive in the wild, find out in this fascinating book about survival. Different sharks will use different techniques for killing their prey. Some hunt in shoals and others hunt alone. All sharks are carnivores, but which animals will they hunt and eat? A high-interest, magazine style series of books about some of the world's most dangerous and famous predators for readers aged 9+.al.
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