Books by Catherine Chambers

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    Benin Empire (Paperback)

    Catherine Chambers

    Benin Empire looks at one of the most fascinating and advanced ancient civilisations. Through structures as imposing as a vast walled city built on trade or objects as beautiful as a bronze plaque, readers aged 9 and up gain a picture of who was who in ancient Africa and how the civilisation in which they lived really worked. Perfect for Key Stage 2, each book in Great Civilisations approaches its subject through a scene-setting spread Who/where were the...then introduces the achievements of the chosen civilisation through 12 structures or objects, each of which illustrates a key aspect or theme. Writing, architecture, industry, warfare, transport and learning are all covered in the same simple, colourful and engaging way. Fact boxes and panels present incidental information and point the reader to the importance of parallel developments in other parts of the world.
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  • ARJKW 9 years +

    How Effective is Recycling? (Paperback)

    Catherine Chambers

    How do we end up eating plastic bags? What is 'e-waste'? How do we recycle plastics? This book discusses recycling in a world that has an increasing amount of waste, looking at how effective we are globally at recycling and highlighting issues such as the dangers of recycling toxic or hazardous waste, the potential of 'blackwater' treatment and the use of new building materials that are sustainable, such as guadua bamboo.
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  • BMAZM 7 years +

    The Building of Britain's Railways (Paperback)

    Catherine Chambers

    The British railway system is the oldest in the world. This fascinating book describes the early days in the British railway industry, from the opening of the first public steam inter-city railway line in 1830 and Robert Stephenson's Rocket, through to the glory days of the Flying Scotsman and the expansion of the national rail networks in the 1940s to form British Railways. With a biography of George Stephenson the Father of the Railways and his son Robert, a timeline and Track Facts, this book is a must for anyone with an interest in trains and train travel.
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  • ARJKV 9 years +

    Can We Protect People from Natural Disasters? (Paperback)

    Catherine Chambers

    What turns a flood event into a flood disaster? What can be done to protect crops from pests and fire? How do scientists detect likely tornado formation inside a thunderstorm? This book discusses natural disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanoes, floods and droughts and looks into how scientists use their technology to try and protect people from them, such as seismology to detect earthquakes and sensors on buoys at sea to detect water pressure changes in the lookout for tsunamis, and whether these measures that are taken are effective or proactive enough.
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    Respect and Tolerance (Paperback)

    Catherine Chambers

    In our multi-cultural society, respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs is increasingly important. This book helps readers to think about how other people's beliefs are different from their own and to respect those differences, so that they can understand and appreciate the views of other people.
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    Individual Liberty (Paperback)

    Catherine Chambers

    Individual liberty means the right to be free to enjoy rights and privileges. In Britain we are free to read what books we like, make friends with whoever we want, and to go to whatever school clubs interest us. This book explores what lies behind the fundamental British value of individual liberty and how it affects people who live in Britain.
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    Obeying the Law (Paperback)

    Catherine Chambers

    The Rule of Law is one of the fundamental British values. Laws help us recognize the difference between right and wrong, accept responsibility for our behaviour and understand the conseqences of our actions. All of this helps us make a positive contribution in society. This book shows readers the importance of laws, showing how they protect us and are essential for our well-being and safety.
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    Democracy (Paperback)

    Catherine Chambers

    Democracy is one of the fundamental British values. It means "rule by the people", but what does that actually mean for people who live in a democracy? What rights and responsibilities do people have in a democracy? This book explores the answers to these questions and more.
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  • BMAZN 7 years +

    The Battle of Britain (Paperback)

    Catherine Chambers

    During World War II, between 10 July and 31 October 1940, Nazi Germany launched an attempt to invade Great Britain, beginning with air raids. The German air force named the Luftwaffe fought in the skies above Britain against the British Air Force. The battle in the air caused destruction and chaos on the cities and towns below. However, thanks to the bravery of fighter pilots and the clever strategy of British forces, all was not lost. In this fascinating book, primary sources, quotes from Winston Churchill, Battle facts, a timeline and much more will provide readers with all they need to know about one of Britain's most challenging events in its long history.
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    Individual Liberty (Hardback)

    Catherine Chambers

    Individual liberty means the right to be free to enjoy rights and privileges. In Britain we are free to read what books we like, make friends with whoever we want, and to go to whatever school clubs interest us. This book explores what lies behind the fundamental British value of individual liberty and how it affects people who live in Britain.
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  • BGJOB 8 years +

    Respect and Tolerance (Hardback)

    Catherine Chambers

    In our multi-cultural society, respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs is increasingly important. This book helps readers to think about how other people's beliefs are different from their own and to respect those differences, so that they can understand and appreciate the views of other people.
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    The Building of Britain's Railways (Hardback)

    Catherine Chambers

    The British railway system is the oldest in the world. This fascinating book describes the early days in the British railway industry, from the opening of the first public steam inter-city railway line in 1830 and Robert Stephenson's Rocket, through to the glory days of the Flying Scotsman and the expansion of the national rail networks in the 1940s to form British Railways. With a biography of George Stephenson the Father of the Railways and his son Robert, a timeline and Track Facts, this book is a must for anyone with an interest in trains and train travel.
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    The Battle of Britain (Hardback)

    Catherine Chambers

    During World War II, between 10 July and 31 October 1940, Nazi Germany launched an attempt to invade Great Britain, beginning with air raids. The German air force named the Luftwaffe fought in the skies above Britain against the British Air Force. The battle in the air caused destruction and chaos on the cities and towns below. However, thanks to the bravery of fighter pilots and the clever strategy of British forces, all was not lost. In this fascinating book, primary sources, quotes from Winston Churchill, Battle facts, a timeline and much more will provide readers with all they need to know about one of Britain's most challenging events in its long history.
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    The Tooth Fairy (Paperback)

    Catherine Chambers

    Each book in this series presents a fun "autobiography" of a popular mythical character. Amusingly illustrated and with simple levelled text, the books will be sure to hook in reluctant readers. The autobiographical style and text in the first person will also make the books work well as example of Common Core genres and text types. In this book, the Tooth Fairy tells her story.
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  • ARVFZ 3 years +

    The Elephants' Ears (Paperback)

    Catherine Chambers

    This contemporary fable of how the African and Indian elephant first found their homelands also shows children that it is important to be loved and cherished for one's own unique characteristics.
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  • ARJKX 9 years +

    How Harmful are Fossil Fuels? (Paperback)

    Catherine Chambers

    Is burning coal still harmful today? What is fracking? What do we do when fossil fuels run out? This book looks at the potentially harmful implications on the state of our planet from the use of fossil fuels, discussing in depth the various techniques of fossil fuel extraction such as longwall mining for coal, the major effects of oil leaks and spills on the ocean and the reason for the heated debate about fracking. The book also looks at alternative energy sources such as biofuels, hydroelectric power and even a new type of rocket fuel.
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    Count Dracula (Hardback)

    Catherine Chambers

    Each book in this series presents a fun "autobiography" of a popular mythical character. Amusingly illustrated and with simple levelled text, the books will be sure to hook in reluctant readers. The autobiographical style and text in the first person will also make the books work well as example of Common Core genres and text types. In this book, Count Dracula tells his story.
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    The Loch Ness Monster (Hardback)

    Catherine Chambers

    Each book in this series presents a fun "autobiography" of a popular mythical character. Amusingly illustrated and with simple levelled text, the books will be sure to hook in reluctant readers. The autobiographical style and text in the first person will also make the books work well as example of Common Core genres and text types. In this book, the Loch Ness Monster tells her story.
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    Big Foot (Hardback)

    Catherine Chambers

    Each book in this series presents a fun "autobiography" of a popular mythical character. Amusingly illustrated and with simple levelled text, the books will be sure to hook in reluctant readers. The autobiographical style and text in the first person will also make the books work well as example of Common Core genres and text types. In this book, Big Foot tells his story.
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    How Effective is Recycling? (Hardback)

    Catherine Chambers

    How do we end up eating plastic bags? What is 'e-waste'? How do we recycle plastics? This book discusses recycling in a world that has an increasing amount of waste, looking at how effective we are globally at recycling and highlighting issues such as the dangers of recycling toxic or hazardous waste, the potential of 'blackwater' treatment and the use of new building materials that are sustainable, such as guadua bamboo.
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  • ANIHU 7 years +

    Alexander Graham Bell (Paperback)

    Catherine Chambers

    "This book traces the life of Alexander Graham Bell, from his early childhood and education through his sources of inspiration and challenges faced, early successes, and the invention for which he is best known: the telephone. A timeline at the end of the book summarizes key milestones and achievements of Bell's life."--
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