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Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections of Everything (Hardcover): Richard Platt Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections of Everything (Hardcover)
Richard Platt; Illustrated by Stephen Biesty 1
R245 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R49 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Step inside the extraordinary world of Stephen Biesty and find out how a variety of curious things are made, from tower blocks and underground tunnels to the milk, chocolate, and doughnuts on your table, via matches, diamond rings, and sports shoes - not to mention racing cars, planes, and rockets.

The incredible artwork will have children and adults alike poring over every detail, whether it's following the production line of a factory making nails or newspapers, or exploring the insides of a Boeing 777 plane and the Saturn V rocket. Taking you through every stage of each process is Chester the Tester, a character who helps explain how things are made, along with his sidekick Hector the Inspector.

This brilliant ebook is also packed with unbelievable information. Did you know that dinosaur skeletons in museums are not real fossils? Or that the Boeing 777 has slam-proof toilet lids so the noise doesn't disturb passengers? Written with humour and fascinating facts to guide you through the intricate illustrations, this book is a glorious way to learn about the world around you.

First published 25 years ago, Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections series has been updated for the silver anniversary, bringing delight to a whole new generation of curious young readers.

Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections (Hardcover): Stephen Biesty Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections (Hardcover)
Stephen Biesty; Richard Platt 1
R245 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R49 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This children's book explores the innermost workings of some extraordinary buildings and machines. From helicopters to submarines, skyscrapers to coal mines, open up a fascinating world packed with unique and detailed cutaway drawings.

Whether it's a Spanish galleon or a medieval castle, each cross-section slice or exploded view reveals what's going on inside. See the people swarming inside the Empire State Building, the workers busy backstage at an opera house, and where the crew sleep on a jumbo jet. Included also are two impressive fold-outs showing an ocean liner and a steam train.

There are lots of fun facts to be discovered, and curious details are highlighted and explained. Did you know one of the funnels of the Queen Mary liner was fake, and used for storing deckchairs? And in almost every scene there's the challenge... to find a man sitting on a toilet!

With more than a million copies sold, Stephen Biesty's award-winning illustrated book is as fascinating today as it was when first published, in 1992. Incredible Cross-sections is the ultimate way to see how things work.

Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War (Hardcover): Stephen Biesty Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War (Hardcover)
Stephen Biesty; Richard Platt 1
R245 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R49 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Look inside an 18th-century warship as it sails into battle on the high seas. Packed with extraordinary illustrations, this history book for children covers everything from warship design to navigation.

Biesty's incredible drawings slice through a man-of-war to explore every corner, from the crow's nest to the stinking hold. Packed with fascinating facts and gory details, the pages teem with sailors busy about their duties. Find out how gun crews fired a cannon, examine a surgeon's toolkit, and learn the best way to wriggle the maggots out of the ship's biscuits. Look out, too, for the stowaway on every page. He's the one with spiky hair and there's a reward for his capture!

This absorbing book will have children - and adults - poring over every page. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War remains as entertaining as ever.

Stephen Biesty's More Incredible Cross-sections (Hardcover): Stephen Biesty Stephen Biesty's More Incredible Cross-sections (Hardcover)
Stephen Biesty; Richard Platt 1
R245 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R49 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This illustrated book for children shows you how things work. Look inside the human body, explore the magic of Venice, and take a tour around a movie studio - and much more!

Part of a unique series that the Guardian in 2016 voted one of the best illustrated non-fiction books ever, More Incredible Cross-sections is Stephen Biesty at the top of his game. In this updated edition with a refreshed, contemporary style, he gives readers an exploded view of 12 objects, places, landmarks, and modes of transport. But look closer! In every picture is an alien who has lost his way: can you find him?

As you pore over Stephen Biesty's superbly detailed pages, you will also discover loads of awesome facts. Did you know that steam engines were notoriously difficult to stop, leading to frequent accidents? Or that people at an Antarctic research base rely on supplies from an aircraft's parachute drops during winter?

From windmills to cities, airports to space stations, More Incredible Cross-sections is for curious minds of any age interested in finding out how our amazing world works.

Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Castle (Hardcover): Stephen Biesty Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Castle (Hardcover)
Stephen Biesty; Richard Platt 1
R245 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R49 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

History comes alive in this incredible children's illustrated book about castles. Slicing through different areas of a medieval fortress, extraordinary views reveal the people busy inside, and preparing for battle as an enemy army approaches.

Packed with facts, you'll find out what it takes to build a massive 14th-century castle, dress a knight in armour, or prepare a feast fit for a king or queen. From the drawbridge to the dungeon, Cross-sections Castle swarms with the people who keep the castle ticking over - the workers, craftsmen, and servants. And, as you pore over every page, look out for the villainous spy. Is he in the well... the keep... the moat? No? Keep looking, he's there somewhere!

Back in print after 20 years, you can cheer on jousters, be entertained by a troubadour, and witness the gory details of a traitor's demise. This unique illustrated book for kids is not just the story of a castle - it brings medieval history to life.

What's That Building? - Level 12 (Paperback): Richard Platt, Pulsar Studio What's That Building? - Level 12 (Paperback)
Richard Platt, Pulsar Studio; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 12 books feature greater use of literary language and more unusual and challenging vocabulary. Play scripts also feature from Level 12. Non-fiction titles contain longer, more formal sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. Sentences become longer with greater use of conjunctions and relative clauses. Grammatical vowel endings are more evident to encourage fluent reading and to provide familiarity with some higher-level features of written Arabic. Travel the world and look at some of the most amazing buildings - inside and out! Find out how they're built, what they do and lots more fantastic facts in this exciting and very visual book. Each building is intricately illustrated, providing lots of detail to look at and talk about. Pages 22 and 23 show the buildings divided up by their purpose - store, make or protect - promoting plenty of discussion and reasoning. Additional retrieval devices such as a glossary and index can be evaluated for their usefulness as children develop critical reading skills.

Stephen Biesty's Incredible Body Cross-Sections (Hardcover): Richard Platt Stephen Biesty's Incredible Body Cross-Sections (Hardcover)
Richard Platt; Illustrated by Stephen Biesty 1
R245 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R49 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A book that actually takes you inside - and around - the human body to see how it works, with the help of some truly unique illustrations and some very small people! Explore your brain, your bones, and everything in between in incredible cross-section drawings of all the body systems. Inside each one are teams of tiny characters busy at work, and explaining what's going on. Every page is packed with jaw-dropping facts. Did you know that the skin is your largest organ - in an adult it's 2 sq m (22 sq ft). Have you ever thought about how heavy the brain is? Well, it's about 1.4 kg (3 lb) and is crammed with 100 billion nerve cells that help you think and move. And by the time you turn 75, your heart will have pumped blood around your body 4,000 million times! With the challenge of finding two tiny explorers making their way through the body, learning about anatomy has never been so much fun!

Roman Diary (Paperback): Richard Platt Roman Diary (Paperback)
Richard Platt; Illustrated by David Parkins 1
R180 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R31 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Explore the city at the heart of the ancient Roman Empire with Iliona, a Greek girl captured by pirates and sold into slavery. The year is AD102 and Iliona, an educated Greek girl, has been orphaned and sold as a slave in Rome. Apart from her beloved diary, she hasn't a friend in the world... But the family she works for are not unkind, and as Iliona begins to make friends and look around her, she discovers that the teeming city at the heart of the empire is a fascinating place. Through her eyes, watch the Roman army return in triumph from war against the Dacians, visit Nero's baths, witness gladiators fighting in the famous amphitheatre, attend the senate and a sumptuous banquet, escape a house fire, discover how Roman women dress their hair ... and celebrate with her on the day that she is granted her freedom for her bravery!

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops inFact: Oxford Level 12/13: Pack of 6 (Paperback): Zoe Clarke, Deborah Kespert, Richard Platt,... Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops inFact: Oxford Level 12/13: Pack of 6 (Paperback)
Zoe Clarke, Deborah Kespert, Richard Platt, Jane Wood, Jo Bourne, …
R1,364 Discovery Miles 13 640 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This pack contains one of each of the following titles: Big Weather, Jungle Journal, Man Meets Metal, Time Zone, Invasive Species, Flashes and Bangs. TreeTops inFact\~is a non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The variety of topics means there are books to interest every child in this compelling series.\~The series is written by top children's authors and subject experts. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children explore the content, supporting their reading development. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links and activities to support guided reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Code Making, Code Breaking - Band 15/Emerald (Paperback): Richard Platt Code Making, Code Breaking - Band 15/Emerald (Paperback)
Richard Platt; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level What are codes for and who uses them? How do you make a code, how do you break a code? If you think only spies and soldiers use codes, you're wrong! Find out how codes have been used throughout history, from Ancient Egypt through to the Cold War in this enthralling non-fiction book by award-winning author, Richard Platt. * Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. * Text type: A non-chronological report * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

How They Made Things Work: Greeks (Paperback): Richard Platt How They Made Things Work: Greeks (Paperback)
Richard Platt; Illustrated by David Lawrence
R233 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R20 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written by award-winning author Richard Platt, How They Made Things Work: Greeks examines aspects of technology in ancient Greece, including money, mining, map-making, navigation and weapons. Suitable for Key Stages 2-3, How They Made Things Work looks at how people in history advanced their societies by pushing the boundaries of technology.

Stephen Biesty's Incredible Body Cross-Sections (Hardcover): Richard Platt Stephen Biesty's Incredible Body Cross-Sections (Hardcover)
Richard Platt; Illustrated by Stephen Biesty
R461 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R71 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Vanishing Rainforest (Paperback, New Ed): Richard Platt The Vanishing Rainforest (Paperback, New Ed)
Richard Platt; Illustrated by Rupert Van Wyk
R208 R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Save R46 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why is the Brazilian rainforest vanishing so fast? And why is it essential not only to the people and animals within it, but to the whole world? Can anything be done to save it? This story, seen through the eyes of a child called Remaema, describes how the Yanomami tribe are battling against potential developers. Can a solution be found that will protect the forest and allow the tribe to continue living as they always have done, while benefiting from limited development? This picture book offers an exciting perspective on a controversial and topical subject.

The Maya - Band 18/Pearl (Paperback): Richard Platt The Maya - Band 18/Pearl (Paperback)
Richard Platt; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Get an understanding of one of the world's ancient civilisations, find out all about their way of life, intriguing rituals and bizarre sports in this fascinating account of how the Maya first established themselves over 20,000 years ago in Central America and their eventual demise. * 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: * Curriculum links:

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops inFact: Oxford Level 12/13: Pack of 36 (Paperback): Zoe Clarke, Deborah Kespert, Richard Platt,... Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops inFact: Oxford Level 12/13: Pack of 36 (Paperback)
Zoe Clarke, Deborah Kespert, Richard Platt, Jane Wood, Jo Bourne, …
R2,069 R1,773 Discovery Miles 17 730 Save R296 (14%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

This pack contains six of each of the following titles: Big Weather, Jungle Journal, Man Meets Metal, Time Zone, Invasive Species, Flashes and Bangs. TreeTops inFact\~is a non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The variety of topics means there are books to interest every child in this compelling series.\~The series is written by top children's authors and subject experts. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children explore the content, supporting their reading development. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links and activities to support guided reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Pirate Diary - The Journal of Jake Carpenter, Cabin Boy (Paperback): Richard Platt Pirate Diary - The Journal of Jake Carpenter, Cabin Boy (Paperback)
Richard Platt; Illustrated by Chris Riddell
R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Adventure History Pirate Diary reveals life on the high seas in the eighteenth century--through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy.
Curious about life on a pirate ship? Climb aboard this account of adventure on the high seas as told by a feisty nine-year-old carpenter's apprentice, circa 1716. Historically accurate illustrations of ship and crew, a map of Jake's travels, and a detailed glossary and index vividly reveal the fascinating -- and harsh ---life of a pirate in the eighteenth century. Ships ahoy

How They Made Things Work: Egyptians (Paperback): Richard Platt How They Made Things Work: Egyptians (Paperback)
Richard Platt; Illustrated by David Lawrence
R240 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R42 (18%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Written by award-winning author Richard Platt, How They Made Things Work: Egyptians examines aspects of technology in ancient Egypt, including irrigation, cosmetics, building the pyramids, ship-bullding and astronomy.

Suitable for Key Stages 2-3, How They Made Things Work looks at how people in history advanced their societies by pushing the boundaries of technology.

Sonata in B minor (Sheet music): John Ranish Sonata in B minor (Sheet music)
John Ranish; Edited by Richard Platt
R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Germ Lab - The Gruesome Story of Deadly Diseases (Hardcover): Richard Platt The Germ Lab - The Gruesome Story of Deadly Diseases (Hardcover)
Richard Platt 1
R320 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R56 (18%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

An entertaining and comprehensive telling of diseases, infections, plagues and pandemics for young readers. The Germ Lab features case histories of specific epidemics and pandemics, including coronavirus (COVID-19), 'eyewitness' accounts from the rats, flies, ticks and creepy-crawlies who spread the most deadly viruses, plus plenty of fascinating facts and figures on the biggest and worst afflictions. Discover how bacteria and bad beasties are beaten through the work of genius scientists and the development of vaccinations. Illustrated throughout with brilliantly humorous artworks and fun characters, you'll be entertained by a cabinet war room showing the war on germs, a rogues' gallery highlighting the worst offenders, the very deadliest diseases examined under the microscope, and much more.

Discovering Vikings (Hardcover, UK ed.): Richard Platt Discovering Vikings (Hardcover, UK ed.)
Richard Platt; Illustrated by Nick Harris
R283 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R55 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Red Kite Books' "Discovering" series offers a refreshing take on history: 32-page non-fiction books with a rhyming fictional story line along the bottom of each spread. Children learn from the informative main text and then engage with the subject through the story line, the spectacular illustrations and - in trade editions - the free flag or other component. In "Discovering Vikings", we go on a thrilling journey of discovery through history to find out who the Vikings were, where and how they lived, fought and died, and how they ventured forth on amazing voyages of exploration and colonisation, some as far as America! The rhyme at the bottom of each spread tells the story of Eadred, the Viking leader who takes his people to settle in far-off Greenland. Trade edition includes a free Viking helmet.

Castle Diary (Paperback): Richard Platt Castle Diary (Paperback)
Richard Platt; Illustrated by Chris Riddell 1
R135 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R23 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The medieval journal of Tobias Burgess, a young page. Sent to his uncle's castle to learn to be a page, eleven-year-old Toby keeps a detailed journal of everything that happens there during the year of 1285 - from such great events as a boar hunt and a tournament to more everyday activities like baking bread and cleaning out the garderobes (toilets). The book is packed with information about medieval life and a must for any child who loves castles!

How They Made Things Work: In the Age of Industry (Paperback): Richard Platt How They Made Things Work: In the Age of Industry (Paperback)
Richard Platt; Illustrated by David Lawrence
R233 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R20 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written by award-winning author Richard Platt, How They Made Things Work: Age of Industry examines aspects of technology in Victorian times, including ship-building, weapons, motion pictures, photography, railways and telegraphy. Suitable for Key Stages 2-3, How They Made Things Work looks at how people in history advanced their societies by pushing the boundaries of technology.

How They Made Things Work: Romans (Paperback): Richard Platt How They Made Things Work: Romans (Paperback)
Richard Platt; Illustrated by David Lawrence
R233 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R20 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written by award-winning author Richard Platt, How They Made Things Work: Romans examines aspects of technology in ancient Rome, including concrete, road building, weapons, domes and arches.

Suitable for Key Stages 2-3, How They Made Things Work looks at how people in history advanced their societies by pushing the boundaries of technology.

Castle Diary - The journal of Tobias Burgess (Paperback, 1st U.S. small pbk. ed): Richard Platt Castle Diary - The journal of Tobias Burgess (Paperback, 1st U.S. small pbk. ed)
Richard Platt; Illustrated by Chris Riddell
R159 R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Save R25 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Not many, if any, children's books on the Middle Ages and castles contain the wealth of information found in this fresh, appealing offering." - SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)

What was it really like to live in a castle? Step back to the Middle Ages with CASTLE DIARY: THE JOURNAL OF TOBIAS BURGESS. Eleven-year-old Toby's vivid diary entries offer an insider's view of day-to-day castle life, including tips on etiquette (where do you spit at a feast?) and exciting descriptions of hunting, jousting, and harvesting. Complete with glossary, index, and detailed endnotes, this is a rich look at medieval life that informs as much as it entertains.

Peak Practice: Complete Series 2 (DVD, Boxed set): Kevin Whately, Amanda Burton, Simon. Shepherd, Esther Coles, Hazel Ellerby,... Peak Practice: Complete Series 2 (DVD, Boxed set)
Kevin Whately, Amanda Burton, Simon. Shepherd, Esther Coles, Hazel Ellerby, …
R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Complete second series of the British television drama, set in a rural GP's surgery in Derbyshire. In this series, Jack and Beth's relationship suffers after she turns down his marriage proposal, Chloe is diagnosed with cancer and refuses to have any treatment, and Martin attempts suicide. Includes all 13 episodes: 'In Good Faith'; 'Old Habits'; 'Love Thy Neighbour'; 'Act of Remembrance'; 'Enemy Within'; 'Long Weekend'; 'Chance Encounter'; 'Life Changes'; 'A Brave Face'; 'Abbey'; 'Perfect Love'; 'Power Games' and 'Happily Ever After'.

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