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Books by Alex Woolf

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
    Paperback
    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 History and Archaeology

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: ARJDZ
    Hardback
    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: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Soap

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: AONUD
    Paperback
    Many dangerous diseases are carried by bacteria - tiny organisms that can get into the body and multiply inside it. Bacteria breed in unhygienic environments, but soap can be used to keep our surroundings and bodies clean and healthy, keeping bacteria at bay. This book tells the story of how soap was invented, and its impact on our quality of life. You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Soap! is part of a brand-new science and technology strand within the internationally acclaimed You Wouldn't Want to Be series, created and designed by David Salariya.
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  • You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Money

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: AONUB
    Paperback
    Money is one of the most important inventions in the history of human civilisation, allowing people to exchange goods and services, and amass great wealth and power. This book tells the story of money, from its origins to the rise of the banking system and beyond. You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Money! is part of the new science and technology strand within the internationally acclaimed You Wouldn't Want to Be series, created and designed by David Salariya.
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