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Rescue (Paperback): David Long Rescue (Paperback)
David Long; Illustrated by Kerry Hyndman 1
R332 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R55 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Astonishing real-life rescue missions from on, under and above the earth from the award-winning team behind Survivors and Heroes.

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.

Castles Magnified - With a 3x Magnifying Glass! (Hardcover): Harry Bloom Castles Magnified - With a 3x Magnifying Glass! (Hardcover)
Harry Bloom; David Long 1
R446 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R117 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

The Hats that Made Britain - A History of the Nation Through its Headwear (Hardcover): David Long The Hats that Made Britain - A History of the Nation Through its Headwear (Hardcover)
David Long
R558 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R150 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Many of the world's most famous hats have their origins in Britain; in the Middle Ages there were civil and religious laws requiring hats to be worn and in Victorian Britain a person would no more leave home without a hat than a pair of trousers. It is no surprise that London's oldest surviving shop, Lock and Co., is a hatter. From practical everyday caps and bonnets to military headwear, top hats, and even the coronation crown, hats of all sorts have passed through its doors and continue to do so after more than 300 years. In this fascinating new book David Long reveals how much of Britain's social history can be understood through its headwear, and in exploring the ways in which a hat speaks volumes about its wearer's rank and status he tells the stories of the people beneath some of the most famous hats of history.

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
R397 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R98 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This beautifully illustrated children's 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. "When I first looked back at the Earth, standing on the surface of the Moon, I cried." 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 book for any child who has ever looked up at the moon and wondered what it might be like to go there.

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
R447 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R116 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ahoy, shipmate! Explore the lives of 10 real pirates and learn about life on the high seas, whilst using the magnifying glass - included inside the book's foil-accented cover - to spot more than 200 pirate-themed items in 16 eye-boggling illustrations. Meet history's most notorious pirates as you follow Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Anne Bonny and more rogues on their real-life adventures in this book by award-winning author David Long. As you spot, explore cutaways of ships and learn about navigation, survival at sea, the merchant trade and finding treasure. At the back, find a rogues gallery of even more pirates and dangerous individuals on the prowl in the era of sail ships and ocean travel, plus more things to spot, an answer key and a guide to talking like a pirate. The intricate illustrations and fascinating facts in this seafaring adventure will inform and entertain the youngest landlubber for hours.

Rescue (Hardcover): David Long Rescue (Hardcover)
David Long; Illustrated by Kerry Hyndman 1
R370 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R74 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 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.

Survivors (Paperback): David Long Survivors (Paperback)
David Long; Illustrated by Kerry Hyndman 1
R332 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R65 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

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
R330 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R66 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 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.

The Little Book of the London Underground (Hardcover, UK ed.): David Long The Little Book of the London Underground (Hardcover, UK ed.)
David Long
R287 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R56 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

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
R332 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R65 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Mike Compton / David Long - Stomp (CD): Mike Compton, David Long Mike Compton / David Long - Stomp (CD)
Mike Compton, David Long
R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Spectacular Vernacular - London's 100 Most Extraordinary Buildings (Hardcover): David Long Spectacular Vernacular - London's 100 Most Extraordinary Buildings (Hardcover)
David Long 2
R588 R460 Discovery Miles 4 600 Save R128 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

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
R465 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R93 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 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.

Castles Magnified - ! (Hardcover): Harry Bloom Castles Magnified - ! (Hardcover)
Harry Bloom; David Long
R565 R460 Discovery Miles 4 600 Save R105 (19%) Ships in 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, armor, 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.

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
R448 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R81 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Bizarre London - Discover the Capital's Secrets & Surprises (Paperback): David Long Bizarre London - Discover the Capital's Secrets & Surprises (Paperback)
David Long 1
R353 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R22 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Survival in Space - The Apollo 13 Mission (Paperback): David Long Survival in Space - The Apollo 13 Mission (Paperback)
David Long; Illustrated by Stefano Tambellini 1
R180 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R36 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

April 1970: Apollo 13 was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It should have been the third manned Apollo mission to land on the moon. But when an explosion on board damaged the spacecraft, it became a perilous and near-impossible fight for survival. The crew on board travelled further into space than any other humans before them ... In this gripping retelling of the astonishing Apollo 13 mission, David Long shows how courage, determination and teamwork succeeded in beating all odds to bring the spacecraft home. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

When We Walked on the Moon - Discover the Dangers, Disasters, and Triumphs of Every Moon Mission (Hardcover): David Long When We Walked on the Moon - Discover the Dangers, Disasters, and Triumphs of Every Moon Mission (Hardcover)
David Long; Illustrated by Sam Kalda
R462 R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Save R75 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 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.

London Murders - In the Footsteps of the Capital's Killers (Paperback): David Long London Murders - In the Footsteps of the Capital's Killers (Paperback)
David Long
R310 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R57 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

People love hearing about a grisly murder; gasping at the gory details, wondering about the motives, deducing who did it. This macabre fascination is nothing new. In the past racehorses, greyhounds and even a ship have been named after some of the most notorious murderers, and it doesn't look like our interest is waning any time soon. London Murders is a unique guidebook that explores the darker side of London?s history, pinpointing the exact locations of the bloodiest, most intriguing and sinister murders. It describes in detail the events, the characters involved and the eventual fates of the perpetrators, which include playwrights and politicians, celebrities and spies, royalty, aristocrats and, of course, countless ordinary Joes. Featuring infamous names such as Crippen, Kray, Haigh, Christie and Ellis, whose terrible crimes shocked the world, London Murders matches crimes to locations as David Long walks the reader through the city's streets, whilst revealing their tragic and awful histories.

London Underground - Architecture, Design and History (Paperback, New edition): David Long London Underground - Architecture, Design and History (Paperback, New edition)
David Long; Photographs by Jane Magarigal
R437 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R87 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The seminal and pioneering London Underground is more than a mass transportation network - it is a style icon, its history involving some of the most important architects and artists of their time. Exploring Frank Pick's vision through the development of Metroland to Holden's innovative designs, David Long expertly weaves the story of the Underground - its abundance of characters (some good, some not so good), design firsts and brand identity - with Jane Magarigal's atmospheric photography. From suburban expansion to Blitz bombings and Soviet adulation, this book celebrates what remains a magnificent engineering and aesthetic achievement while providing an affectionate if slightly elegiac portrait of a London which is now gone for good.

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
R286 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R55 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

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
R198 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R39 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

When Darwin Sailed the Sea - Uncover How Darwin's Revolutionary Ideas Helped Change the World (Hardcover): David Long When Darwin Sailed the Sea - Uncover How Darwin's Revolutionary Ideas Helped Change the World (Hardcover)
David Long; Illustrated by Sam Kalda
R502 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R88 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"A wonderful addition to any biography section for young people" --School Library Journal Published to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the launch of the HMS Beagle, this beautifully illustrated narrative nonfiction book tells the story of Charles Darwin, and shows how his revolutionary research changed the world forever. At the age of 22, Charles Darwin clambered up the steps of HMS Beagle armed with enough notepads to last him for several years and set sail on a journey of exploration that would change his life and how we view the entire world forever. "The voyage of the Beagle has been by far the most important event of my life and has determined my whole career." From his fascination with the natural world that began at an early age, his love of collecting new specimens, and keen eye for observation to his groundbreaking theory of evolution, uncover the incredible life of Charles Darwin in this fascinating story of his life. At the back of the book, explore a selection of the amazing species he discovered, concise profiles of some of the incredible people who helped Darwin on his path to becoming a groundbreaking scientist, a glossary of terms, and a timeline of Darwin's life and career. When Darwin Sailed the Sea is the perfect book for any child who has ever looked at the world and asked "why."

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
R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level 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

The Little Book of London (Hardcover, Revised): David Long The Little Book of London (Hardcover, Revised)
David Long
R287 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R56 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"The Little Book of London" is a funny, fact-packed compendium full of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or just strange-but-true stuff which no-one will want to be without. London's looniest laws, its most eccentric inhabitants, the realities of being royal, literally hundreds of wacky facts about the world's greatest city and some authentically bizarre bits of trivia combine to make it required reading for all first-time visitors and locals alike.

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