Books by Paul Mason

  • BPMRO

    Strange But True!: Football (Paperback)

    Paul Mason

    Football can bring moments of joy and huge emotion. It can also bring moments of supreme weirdness! Some of football's oddest stories are almost too strange to be believed. From a match halted by bees, to a player being sent off for farting, this book uncovers some of the strangest true stories in the history of the sport. It's a great fun read for any football fan aged 8+. If you enjoyed this book, why not look out for Strange but True: Sport.
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  • BXZAD

    Paralympic Power (Hardback)

    Paul Mason

    A celebration of the Paralympic Games for young readers A celebration of the Paralympic Games! The profile of the Paralympics is on the rise and the 2020 Games in Tokyo are set to be the biggest yet, with over 4,400 athletes taking part in 537 medal events. Paralympic Power gives all the essential background information on the Paralympics, from how they originated to how the different events are categorised and staged. Interviews with Paralympians both past and present reveal the personalities behind the Games. Perfect reading for children aged 8 and up.
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  • AQCRN 9 years +

    Mountain Biking (Paperback)

    Paul Mason

    Packed with information for children aged 9-11 on mountain bike set-up, equipment, skills and techniques, trails and competitions. Filled with thrilling action-packed photographs, it guides through the process of buying a first bike, explains how to ride efficiently and shows how to progress to the next level.
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  • BXGYC

    The Unofficial Guide to the Olympic Games: Events (Hardback)

    Paul Mason

    Get inside the events of the biggest sporting occasion in the world! The Olympic Games feature a dazzling variety of sporting events, from sprinting to fencing, and from powerlifting to rhythmic gymnastics. Together, they make for an amazing spectacle. Explore them for yourself in The Ultimate Guide to Olympic Events. Great reading for children aged 8 and up. Contents The changing Olympics Athletics (track) Athletics (field) Ball sports Boat sports Combat sports Cycling Football Gymnastics Multi-sport events Racquet sports Swimming and aquatics New Olympic sports Olympic words Olympic events Finding out more Index
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  • APZCC 10 years +

    The Cold War? (Hardback)

    Paul Mason

    This book looks at how and why the Cold War developed between the USSR and the USA and their opposing ideas of communism and capitalism. It examines the legacy of the Cold War, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as instability and conflicts around the world, denial of human rights to millions of people and the stockpiling of nuclear and conventional weapons, and the good things, including technological progress, advances in medical understanding and developments in art, literature and sport.
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  • ARJKP 8 years +

    Understanding Computer Search and Research (Paperback)

    Paul Mason

    This book looks at the basics of computer search and research. It explains the difference between search and research, how to search and how to organise the results of a search to turn them into research. It describes how search engines work, and how to get the best results from your search. There are tips for successful searches including how to spot plagiarism and how to acknowledge sources. 'Try This' features give suggestions for practising search techniques, and there are fact boxes to illustrate the topics covered.
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  • AQBXW 7 years +

    The Fact or Fiction Behind Urban Myths (Paperback)

    Paul Mason

    Truth or Busted's Urban Myths title explores popular myths and legends, sayings and notions in a light and humorous way that kids will find unputdownable. Such statements as 'You can get sucked down an aeroplane loo' or 'Your fingernails keep growing after you die' are examined, as well as where the ideas came from, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply myths. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.
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  • AWHCG

    Skate Monkey: Fear Mountain (Paperback)

    Paul Mason

    Monkey and his friends, Zu and Sandy, lived in the Emperor's Cloud Palace. But they played all sorts of tricks on people, so, as a punishment, the Jade Emperor sent them down to Earth. They can only return if they prove that they can use their magical powers for good. Adventure is never far away! In Fear Mountain, beastly cries, giant footprints and mysterious events at a funfair are causing trouble every night. Can the friends find out what is going on, and save the day? Bloomsbury High Low books encourage and support reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers, those with dyslexia, or those with English as an additional language. Printed on tinted paper and with a dyslexia friendly font, Skate Monkey is aimed at readers aged 8+ and has a manageable length (72 pages) and reading age (7+). This collection of stories can be read in any order. Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.
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  • BYYRE

    Building the World: Transport (Hardback)

    Paul Mason

    See the world from a whole new angle! This innovative series, illustrated with amazing isometric artwork, reveals the technology, science and engineering behind our world's infrastructure. Discover in this book how transport helps us to travel around the world and the huge range of vehicles we use to move from place to place, from driverless cars to high-speed maglev trains. It also takes a look forward to see how transport might evolve in the future.
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  • BXZUW

    How to Design the World's Best Sports Stadium (Paperback)

    Paul Mason

    Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a sports stadium. You'd definitely want it to be the best sports stadium the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.
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  • BXMCC

    Clear Bright Future (Hardback)

    Paul Mason

    A passionate defence of humanity and a work of radical optimism from the international bestselling author of Postcapitalism How do we preserve what makes us human in an age of uncertainty? Are we now just consumers shaped by market forces? A sequence of DNA? A collection of base instincts? Or will we soon be supplanted by algorithms and A.I. anyway? In Clear Bright Future, Paul Mason calls for a radical, impassioned defence of the human being, our universal rights and freedoms and our power to change the world around us. Ranging from economics to Big Data, from neuroscience to the culture wars, he draws from his on-the-ground reporting from mass protests in Istanbul to riots in Washington, as well as his own childhood in an English mining community, to show how the notion of humanity has become eroded as never before. In this book Paul Mason argues that we are still capable - through language, innovation and co-operation - of shaping our future. He offers a vision of humans as more than puppets, customers or cogs in a machine. This work of radical optimism asks: Do you want to be controlled? Or do you want something better?
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  • BXGYE

    The Unofficial Guide to the Olympic Games: Champions (Hardback)

    Paul Mason

    Get up close with the champions of the biggest sporting event in the world! From shot-putters to ice-skaters, the Olympic Games showcase the very best sporting achievements and feature some truly memorable personalities and performances. Discover them in The Unofficial Guide to Olympic Champions! Great reading for children aged 8 and up. Contents 'Faster, higher, stronger' Athletics (Track): Usain Bolt/Jamaica & Mo Farah/GB Athletics (Field) Valerie Adams/NZ & Carl Lewis/USA Boxing: Nicola Adams/GB & Teofilo Stevenson/Cuba Cycling: Jason Kenny/GB & Anna Meares/Australia Football: USA & Hungary Gymnastics: Simone Biles/USA & Nadia Comaneci/Romania Rowing/canoeing: Steve Redgrave/GB & Michal Martikan/Slovakia Ice skating: Yuzuru Hanru/Japan & Ireen Wust/Netherlands Snowboard/skiing: Shaun White/USA & Marit Bjorgen/Norway Swimming: Michael Phelps/USA & Rebecca Adlington/GB Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee/GB & Simon Whitfield/Canada Olympic not-so-champions Olympic words Olympic host cities Index & Further information
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  • BTKSR

    The Big Countdown: 34.7 Quadrillion Minutes Since the Last Dinosaurs Died (Hardback)

    Paul Mason

    Do you know for how many years the dinosaurs ruled the Earth? Or how much the hefty Argentinosaurus weighed? Which dinosaur ran 144 per cent faster than Usain Bolt? And do you know how many hours there were in a dinosaur say? Discover the answers to all these questions and much, more more in Big Countdown: Dinosaurs. The Big Countdown looks at popular topics and investigates the great many numbers that make them fascinating. From the mind-bogglingly large to smallest and most precious, this series helps us understand that it's not just our days that are numbered. Perfect for number-crunchers aged 9 and up.
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  • BSWXI

    Supercars: American Supercars (Paperback)

    Paul Mason

    Get your young petrolhead into gear with the perfect introduction to the newest, hotest, fastest American supercar marques on the planet. Featured inside are: CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1, DODGE CHALLENGER SRT HELLCAT, FORD GT, SHELBY SUPER SNAKE and more! Written specifically for car lovers aged around 9 years old, this series is ideal for reading on the go and to encourage reading for pleasure. Each title features superb photography and easy-to-read, informative text.
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  • BRPFJ

    Cause, Effect and Chaos!: In the Animal Kingdom (Hardback)

    Paul Mason

    Following a narrative chain throughout every book in the series Cause Effect and Chaos!, each spread focuses on a different action, process or phenomenon with illustrations and arrows guiding the reader through the chain of events. A highly visual approach with simple text makes this a perfect series for imparting important concepts and consequences to struggling readers. With information on the probability of each of the extreme (chaotic) reactions presented as an infographic, the reader will be reassured that chaos is not the most likely outcome. The series reaches into different core areas of the science, geography and history curriculum. Perfect for reader aged 9 and up.
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  • BROOB

    Cause, Effect and Chaos!: On Planet Earth (Hardback)

    Paul Mason

    Following a narrative chain throughout every book in the series Cause Effect and Chaos!, each spread focuses on a different action, process or phenomenon with illustrations and arrows guiding the reader through the chain of events. A highly visual approach with simple text makes this a perfect series for imparting important concepts and consequences to struggling readers. With information on the probability of each of the extreme (chaotic) reactions presented as an infographic, the reader will be reassured that chaos is not the most likely outcome. The series reaches into different core areas of the science, geography and history curriculum. Perfect for reader aged 9 and up.
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  • BQBAN

    Supercars: German Supercars (Paperback)

    Paul Mason

    Get your young petrolhead into gear with the perfect introduction to the newest, hotest, fastest German supercar marques on the planet. Featured inside are: MERCEDES-AMG GT-S, PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS/918 SPYDER WEISSACH, AUDI R8, GUMPERT APOLLO and more! Written specifically for car lovers aged around 9 years old, this series is ideal for reading on the go and to encourage reading for pleasure. Each title features superb photography and easy-to-read, informative text.
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  • BPWDO

    How to Design the World's Best Robot (Paperback)

    Paul Mason

    Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a robot. You'd definitely want it to be the best robot in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.
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  • BPMVW

    How to Design the World's Best: Space Station (Paperback)

    Paul Mason

    Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a space station. You'd definitely want it to be the best space station in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.
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  • BPMVA

    How to Design the World's Best: Bike (Paperback)

    Paul Mason

    Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a bike. You'd definitely want it to be the best bike in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.
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  • BOLSZ

    Supercars: British Supercars (Paperback)

    Paul Mason

    Get your young petrolhead into gear with the perfect introduction to the newest, hotest, fastest British supercar marques on the planet. Featured inside are: ASTON MARTIN V12 ZAGATO, MCLAREN 12C, NOBLE M600, JAGUAR F-TYPE and more! Written specifically for car lovers aged around 9 years old, this series is ideal for reading on the go and to encourage reading for pleasure. Each title features superb photography and easy-to-read, informative text.
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  • BOHFH

    Cause, Effect and Chaos!: In the Human Body (Hardback)

    Paul Mason

    Cause, Effect and Chaos! explores the relationship between things, their actions and reactions, and what happens when processes don't go according to plan. From the unfortunate to the truly catastrophic, discover how things work in the world and beyond. Each spread follows a narrative chain with fun illustrations and arrows leading the reader through a different action, process or phenomenon. This highly visual approach, with simple text, makes it the perfect series for imparting STEM and geography concepts.
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  • BOHFG

    Cause, Effect and Chaos!: In Outer Space (Hardback)

    Paul Mason

    Cause, Effect and Chaos! explores the relationship between things, their actions and reactions, and what happens when processes don't go according to plan. From the unfortunate to the truly catastrophic, discover how things work in the world and beyond. Each spread follows a narrative chain with fun illustrations and arrows leading the reader through a different action, process or phenomenon. This highly visual approach, with simple text, makes it the perfect series for imparting STEM and geography concepts.Following a narrative chain throughout every book in the series Cause Effect and Chaos!, each spread focuses on a different action, process or phenomenon with illustrations and arrows guiding the reader through the chain of events. A highly visual approach with simple text makes this a perfect series for imparting important concepts and consequences to struggling readers. With information on the probability of each of the extreme (chaotic) reactions presented as an infographic, the reader will be reassured that chaos is not the most likely outcome. The series reaches into different core areas of the science, geography and history curriculum. Perfect for reader aged 9 and up.
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  • BOGKL

    Supercars: Italian Supercars (Paperback)

    Paul Mason

    Get your young petrolhead into gear with the perfect introduction to the newest, hotest, fastest Italian supercar marques on the planet. Featured inside are: FERRARI 488GTB/F12 BERLINETTA/LAFERRARI, LAMBORGHINI CENTENARIO/HURACAN LP 610-4/VENENO ROADSTER, MASERATI GRANTURISMO MC STRADALE and more! Written specifically for car lovers aged around 9 years old, this series is ideal for reading on the go and to encourage reading for pleasure. Each title features superb photography and easy-to-read, informative text.
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