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Castles Magnified - With a 3x Magnifying Glass (Book): Harry Bloom Castles Magnified - With a 3x Magnifying Glass (Book)
Harry Bloom; David Long 1
R340 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R60 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Grab your magnifying glass and charge into battle with this search-and-find history adventure packed with more than 200 things to spot in each eye-boggling illustration. Meet history's most heroic knights as you travel back in time to follow Sir Gallahad into the court of King Arthur, Joan of Arc into battle and Richard the Lionheart on his last crusade. Use the magnifying glass to explore cutaway castles, epic medieval battlefields and impressive royal tournaments, then learn about chivalry, armour and jousting. Written by the Blue Peter award-winning David Long, this book will delight and inform the most inquisitive young squires and ladies! Continue your up-close, search-and-find history adventures with Pirates Magnified and Egypt Magnified.

Rescue (Hardcover, Main): David Long Rescue (Hardcover, Main)
David Long 1
R396 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R85 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How far would you go to save a life? Scrambling from the wreckage of his school after an earthquake, a nine-year-old Sichuan boy rescued two unconscious friends. 'I was hall monitor,' he said afterwards. 'It is my job to look after my classmates.' Whether dragging a friend from a blazing car, masterminding a search far below the earth's surface, or recovering astronauts from an aborted space mission, Rescue reveals the ingenuity, courage and doggedness of the human spirit all over the world. Another unputdownable collection of eye-opening and moving true adventures, both contemporary and historical. Impeccably told by David Long and brought to vibrant life by illustrator Kerry Hyndman.

When We Walked on the Moon (Hardcover, Illustrated Edition): David Long When We Walked on the Moon (Hardcover, Illustrated Edition)
David Long; Illustrated by Sam Kalda 1
R328 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R53 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"When I first looked back at the Earth, standing on the surface of the Moon, I cried." This book tells the story of the Apollo Missions, when incredible intelligence, engineering and bravery allowed humans to stand on the surface of something other than Earth for the very first time. From the 1969 first moon landing to the amazing rescue of Apollo 13, each chapter tells the story of a different mission. Humorous details bring the astronauts to life: discover how the astronauts of Apollo 12 were so over-excited when they stepped onto the Moon that Mission Control had to tell them to quieten down, and Shepard (Apollo 14) somehow managed to smuggle a golf club onto his spacecraft! Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, this is the perfect title for any child who has ever looked up at the moon and wondered what it might be like to go there.

TfL: The Story of the London Underground (Hardcover): David Long TfL: The Story of the London Underground (Hardcover)
David Long; Illustrated by Sarah McMenemy 1
R296 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R87 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

When the first passengers climbed aboard the earliest ever underground train in 1863, it would have been impossible to imagine how the London Underground would change and grow over the next 150 years. From smelly steam trains running along a single track to the innovative electric tube system speeding through a vast network of tunnels beneath our feet today, the London Underground keeps this busy city on the move. The Story of the London Underground tells the extraordinary history of the world's most famous underground railway. Explore Victorian London as the Brunels dig deep under the Thames. Take refuge in the tunnels during World War II and discover which world leader's bath was found in an abandoned station. Marvel at the famous fossil wall, deserted ghost stations and unusual spiral escalators that are all part of the London Underground's fascinating history. Published in association with TfL, this beautiful book from Blue Peter Award-winning author David Long and exceptionally talented artist Sarah McMenemy tells a captivating story of the London Underground that will delight children and grown-ups alike.

Castles Magnified - With a 3x Magnifying Glass (Hardcover): Harry Bloom Castles Magnified - With a 3x Magnifying Glass (Hardcover)
Harry Bloom; David Long
R425 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R90 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Heroes - Incredible True Stories Of Courageous Animals (Paperback): David Long Heroes - Incredible True Stories Of Courageous Animals (Paperback)
David Long; Illustrated by Kerry Hyndman 1
R274 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R61 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For as long as there have been wars, animals have been out there saving lives. Courageous dogs, cats, birds, horses, and even a bear have shown courage and devotion, and this book tells you their extraordinary stories.

Includes the story of Jet the Alsatian who became a hero of the Blitz, pulling survivors from burning rubble, night after night. Gallipoli Murphy, the donkey who served as an ambulance. Simon, the cat who saved his crew. And many, many more.

These animals help us to remember that not all heroes are human.

Glorious full-colour double-page illustrations throughout.

Egypt Magnified - With a 3x Magnifying Glass (Hardcover): David Long Egypt Magnified - With a 3x Magnifying Glass (Hardcover)
David Long; Illustrated by Harry Bloom 1
R369 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R65 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Explore ancient Egypt, from the Nile to the pyramids, and learn what life was life for pharaohs, slaves and scribes in this fascinating search-and-find adventure. Use the magnifying glass to spot over 200 things in each eye-boggling illustration. Look inside temples and houses, and discover how mummies were made and how the pyramids were built.

Survivors (Paperback): David Long Survivors (Paperback)
David Long; Illustrated by Kerry Hyndman 1
R274 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R45 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Winner of the Best Book With Facts Blue Peter Book Award 2017

Beautifully presented in a large, paperback format, and fully illustrated in colour throughout, this wonderful anthology is a treat for all the family. Be shocked and amazed by these incredible real-life stories of extreme survival, including...

The Man Who Sucked Blood from a Shark, a sailor who survived for 133 days on a raft in the Atlantic when his ship was torpedoed, using shark's blood in place of fresh water.

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, a teenager who fell 2 miles from an aeroplane and trekked through the Amazon jungle to safety.

The Woman Who Froze to Death - Yet Lived, a woman who was trapped under freezing water for so long her heart stopped. Four hours later, medics managed to warm her blood enough to revive her.

Combining classic tales such as Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic voyage, as well as more modern exploits such as the adventurer who inspired the movie 127 Hours, these astonishing stories will be retold by young readers to all of their friends.

Pirates Magnified - With a 3x Magnifying Glass (Hardcover): David Long, Harry Bloom Pirates Magnified - With a 3x Magnifying Glass (Hardcover)
David Long, Harry Bloom 1
R369 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R65 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Ahoy shipmate! Grab your magnifying glass and seek out history's most notorious pirates in this swashbuckling search-and-find adventure, packed with over 200 things to spot! Explore the lives of 10 real pirates and learn about life on the high seas, whilst using the free magnifying glass to spot more than 200 pirate-themed items in each eye-boggling illustration. Kids will have fun using the magnifying glass to search whilst learning about real life pirates in this seafaring adventure!

The National Archives: The Buildings That Made London (Hardcover): David Long The National Archives: The Buildings That Made London (Hardcover)
David Long; Illustrated by Josie Shenoy 1
R370 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R98 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Take an incredible journey through the streets of London and see beautiful buildings as you've never seen them before! An elegant horizon of historic masterpieces mixed with sleek modern skyscrapers, the familiar London skyline seems to change every year. Using original architectural drawings from The National Archives brought to life by stunning artwork by Josie Shenoy, discover the rich heritage of some of London's most iconic buildings. Watch Buckingham Palace transform from a large country house into an opulent palace, spot Henry VIII playing tennis on the lawn of Hampton Court Palace, and get lost in the Palm House at Kew, London's very own tropical rainforest. This beautiful book from Blue Peter Award-winning author David Long and exceptionally talented artist Josie Shenoy is a historical kaleidoscope celebrating the magnificent buildings that made London.

When We Walked on the Moon (Hardcover): David Long When We Walked on the Moon (Hardcover)
David Long; Illustrated by Sam Kalda
R336 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R65 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Heroes - Incredible True Stories of Courageous Animals (Hardcover): David Long Heroes - Incredible True Stories of Courageous Animals (Hardcover)
David Long; Illustrated by Kerry Hyndman 1
R425 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R96 (23%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

For as long as there have been wars, animals have been out there saving lives. Courageous dogs, cats, birds, horses, and even a bear have shown courage and devotion, and this book tells you their extraordinary stories.

Includes the story of Jet the Alsatian who became a hero of the Blitz, pulling survivors from burning rubble, night after night. Gallipoli Murphy, the donkey who served as an ambulance. Simon, the cat who saved his crew. And many, many more.

These animals help us to remember that not all heroes are human.

Glorious full-colour double-page illustrations throughout.

Spectacular Vernacular - London's 100 Most Extraordinary Buildings (Hardcover): David Long Spectacular Vernacular - London's 100 Most Extraordinary Buildings (Hardcover)
David Long 2
R486 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R116 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Lifting the lid on London, Spectacular Vernacular reveals the stories behind its 100 strangest and most enigmatic buildings. Some are open to the public, if you know who to ask. Others remain strictly off-limits, thus heightening the sense of mystery surrounding them. But many are so familiar that few of us ever stop to consider just how curious they are. In the heart of Kensington, for example, a 300ft tower attracts few glances that even most locals don't know it's there. South of the river the city's widest building at nearly 1,000ft has been favourably compared to the Winter Palace at St Petersburg. And in Chelsea a medieval hall, once home to a king and moved brick by brick from the City to excape demolition, is now being remodelled as London's largest private house. Elsewhere one finds an arts centre built of old shipping containers, a Victiorian explorer lying dead in a tent, literally acres of secret undergound government offices, even a private tunnel used for running cable-cars under the Thames. Think you know London? Well, it's time to reconsider.

Jet the Rescue Dog - ... and other extraordinary stories of animals in wartime (Paperback, Main): David Long Jet the Rescue Dog - ... and other extraordinary stories of animals in wartime (Paperback, Main)
David Long; Illustrated by Peter Bailey 1
R163 R123 Discovery Miles 1 230 Save R40 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As mascots, messengers, rat-catchers and even spies, animals have long marched into war alongside servicemen and women. Dogs, horses, cats (even birds, camels and elephants) have saved thousands of lives through instinct, intelligence, courage and devotion. Like Jet, a dog who searched through ruins during the Blitz bombings to find survivors, or Sergeant Stubby, a dog who caught a spy. Or the pigeons who braved hurricanes, hawks and even snipers to help during WWII ... Engaging, uplifting and deeply moving, Jet the Rescue Dog tells the stories of these brave, silent heroes with sensitivity and gentle humour for readers age 8+. With black and white illustrations throughout.

Bizarre London - Discover the Capital's Secrets & Surprises (Hardcover, Digital original): David Long Bizarre London - Discover the Capital's Secrets & Surprises (Hardcover, Digital original)
David Long
R303 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R62 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A fascinating tour of London's strangest and most intriguing locations. Ranging from architectural evidence of past incidents and stories of life beneath the city, to anecdotes of magic, mystery and murder, this is a perfect companion for the curious Londoner. It includes: A Museum of Magical Curiosities; The City's Lost Tunnels and Citadels; The Ghost of a "She-Wolf; The Bawdy House Riots; The Story of 'Jack the Stripper'; The Atmospheric Railway; The Thames Ringway Bicycle Race; A Banker Hanged at Newgate; The Crossdressing Highwayman; Bluebottles, Rozzers and Woodentops; The Hidden Statue of a Beaver; The 'Belgravia of Death'; Whitehall's Licensed Brothel; Pin-Makers, Mole-Takers and Rat Catchers; Drinking in 'The Bucket of Blood'; London's Most Haunted House. All of London is here!

The Little Book of the London Underground (Hardcover, UK ed.): David Long The Little Book of the London Underground (Hardcover, UK ed.)
David Long
R237 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R54 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With 980 million passengers a year, more than 250 miles of track, literally hundreds of different stations and a history stretching back nearly 150 years, the world's oldest underground railway might seem familiar, but actually, how well do you know it? Do you know, for example, who the Queen sat next to when she first went on the Tube in 1939? Or what they did with all the earth dug out to make way for the Piccadilly Line? Or indeed why it is that without the common shipworm, Teredo navalis, the Tube network might not even exist? Thought not. But now, with 10,000 wacky facts at your fingertips, The Little Book of the London Underground will tell you everything you need to know - and plenty more that your probably don't.

Bizarre London - Discover the Capital's Secrets & Surprises (Paperback): David Long Bizarre London - Discover the Capital's Secrets & Surprises (Paperback)
David Long 1
R288 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R54 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
London's 100 Strangest Places (Hardcover, New edition): David Long London's 100 Strangest Places (Hardcover, New edition)
David Long
R306 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R71 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The bustling metropolis of London is home to scores of unusual and unique places and spaces. In this feast of peculiarities, author David Long guides you off the beaten path and allows you under the skin of the hidden city that is modern-day London, revealing a new side to the capital you thought you knew.

Bizarre Scotland (Hardcover): David Long Bizarre Scotland (Hardcover)
David Long 1
R237 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R47 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From the world's oldest indoor loo to a theatre where spectators fill their pockets with poo, the definitive guide to the stranger side of Scotland shows there's a lot more to the place than tartan, haggis and tossing the caber. Inside you'll find: The world's longest man-made echo A city where aliens are welcome What the Royals really think of it Britain's weirdest wig The worst Scottish accents ever Our tallest hedge and oldest tree Loch monsters nastier than Nessie A road you can roll up Scots in Space Whether it's Ruthven or Ruthven? Britain's loneliest bus stop (and its loveliest) A school for spies The cost of burning witches An aeroplane made from seaweed . . . and why the Queen needs rubber gloves Praise for Bizarre London: 'In a market niche that's now as crowded as the 18:22 to Reading, Bizarre London pummels its bantamweight rivals with knockout clouts of trivia that even this weary correspondent hadn't encountered before.' The Londonist

London's 100 Most Extraordinary Buildings (Hardcover, New edition): David Long London's 100 Most Extraordinary Buildings (Hardcover, New edition)
David Long
R305 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R70 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

London's 100 Most Extraordinary Buildings reveals the stories behind the capital's strangest and most enigmatic buildings. While some are open to the public - if you know who to ask - others are strictly off limits, which only heightens the sense of mystery around them. Still others are so familiar that few ever stop to consider how curious they actually are. South of the river, for example, the city's widest building at nearly 1,000ft has been favourably compared to the Winter Palace. Elsewhere you can find an arts centre built of old shipping containers, a Victorian explorer lying dead in a tent, acres of secret government underground offices, and even a private tunnel used for running cable cars under the Thames. Think you know London? Think again ...

War School for Dogs - Band 16/Sapphire (Paperback): David Long War School for Dogs - Band 16/Sapphire (Paperback)
David Long; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R170 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R11 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

During the First World War, the British War Dog School was set up. Find out how it trained dogs to carry messages along the trenches, helping the war effort and saving lives. * Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. * Text type - An information book. * The book is organised into short chapters to help children practise the skills of locating and identifying important information. * The glossary and index can be used to develop children's information retrieval skills further. * Curriculum links - History

Egypt Magnified - With a 3x Magnifying Glass (Hardcover): David Long Egypt Magnified - With a 3x Magnifying Glass (Hardcover)
David Long; Illustrated by Harry Bloom
R473 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R90 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Pirates Magnified (Hardcover): David Long, Harry Bloom Pirates Magnified (Hardcover)
David Long, Harry Bloom
R463 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R90 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Battle of Passchendaele - Band 18/Pearl (Paperback, Edition): David Long The Battle of Passchendaele - Band 18/Pearl (Paperback, Edition)
David Long; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In 1917, during World War I, the battle of Passchendaele was fought on the Western Front in Belgium. Find out why the battle was important and what life was like for the soldiers who fought and died there. * Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books. * Text type: an information book * Curriculum links: history

Blood, Sweat and Tyres - The Little Book of the Automobile (Hardcover): David Long Blood, Sweat and Tyres - The Little Book of the Automobile (Hardcover)
David Long 1
R236 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R53 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With a quarter of million cars a day crowding onto the M25, and millions more standing nose-to-tail on our A-roads, Britain is now officially Europe's largest car park. In Germany it's illegal to drive on a motorway at less than 37mph, but over here it can be a struggle even to reach such a speed during daylight hours. Over-stressed, over-taxed, with petrol at well over a pound a litre and the morning and evening rush hours merging into one, UK motorists have become the slaves of the machine rather than its master. People, even so, are still keen to go places - according to the Times the A-Z to of London is the most shoplifted book in Britain - and so far at least there's not better way of doing it than by car. Written with the suffering millions in mind, Blood, Sweat and Tyres is the antidote. Casting a wry eye over the world of modern motoring, and highlighting some of its strangest and more bizarre aspects, it seeks to put the sheer awfulness of commuting into some kind of perspective. Or at least to give the victims - motorists, their passengers, friends and families - something funny to read and to reflect on whilst they join the queue. Find out: why the most successful Le Mans driver of all time wishes he could race a 90 year old lady; why the Fab Three bullied Ringo into selling his favourite French supercar and how big a forest your average football team would need to plant to offset the massive carbon footprint of all the gas-guzzlers in the players' car park.

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