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Paper London: Take a Tour of the City's Iconic Sights, Then Build Your Own Model Metropolis

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by Kell Black
Paper London is a celebration of 20 iconic features that make the city special. From The Shard to Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey to the Tate Modern, and a contemporary double-decker bus to a vintage phone box, you’ll find everything that says ‘London’ to you here in minature, easy-to-make paper form, along with a guide to where you can find the originals in the city itself. With just a ruler and som...
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Where's Will: Find Shakespeare Hidden in His Plays

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by Tilly
Spot Will Shakespeare and a selection of colourful characters from ten of his best loved plays! Can you pick out Puck in the magical midsummer night? Will you spy Cecilia hidden in the Forest of Arden? And can you see Shakespeare making a cameo in every scene? First, get to know each play by reading a snappy synopsis of the plot, and meeting the main characters. Next, hunt for the characters, who are hidden...
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Architectural Details: A Visual Guide to 2000 Years of Building Styles

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by Cole, Emily
Do you know a Doric column when you see one? Of course. But what about an entablature, a hypostyle, a pylon, or a pagoda? Architecture Styles uses beautifully engraved plates from the great works of architectural history to illustrate a show-and-tell journey round the architecture of civilizations east and west, from Ancient Egypt to the Industrial Revolution. Most of the drawings and engravings have been t...
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Make Your Own Viking Ship

Press out and make your own Viking ship model, based on one of the most famous Viking ships ever to be found. Use the punch out pieces to build your ship and place your crew at the helm, ready for an adventure on the sea. Attractively re-packaged with easy to follow instructions for assembly, this ship model kit is fun for all the family, and even contains a brief introduction to Viking ships, in particular...
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Shakespeare's Britain

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by Bate, Jonathon
From the common playgoers to the royal patrons, this book explores Britain from the perspective of Shakespeare's audience revealing how the significant issues of the day were explored at the playhouse through objects and quotations from Shakespeare's plays.
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Treasures of The British Museum

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by Caygill, Marjorie L.
Treasures of the British Museum reveals the stories behind some of the British Museum’s most famous and intriguing artefacts such as The Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, drawings by Botticelli and Michelangelo, Assyrian reliefs, the Lewis Chessmen and the Sutton Hoo treasure.
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Latin Inscriptions

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by Booms, Dirk
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Secrets of the Seashore

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by Brown, Carron
Spot the tiny shrimps hiding in the sand, see a shy crab underneath a rock and watch a jewel-like anemone open its tentacles in this gorgeously illustrated book of nature's hidden habitats. By simply holding the book up to the light, or shining a light behind each page, young children will be able to discover the animals and plants that live in and around the ocean's edge, from the fish and seaweed in the w...
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A Box of Beetles: 100 Beautiful Postcards

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by Bouchard, Patrice
Beetles are ravishingly beautiful and engagingly odd, often at the same time. A Box of Beetles offers you 100 examples of the most striking species in a very photogenic family, from the glittering metallic rose beetles that were worn by the Etruscans as jewellery, to the vast (and aptly named) Titanic beetle, which is almost 8inches long, and strong enough to snap a pencil between its jaws. Flip through the...
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Masterpieces of the British Museum

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by Hill, J. D.
The British Museum's collection is one of the worlds finest and broadest, ranging from prehistoric times to the present in ancient and modern cultures around the globe. This new and updated edition includes many recent acquisitions and new discoveries, such as Picasso's stunning Vollard Suite and the intriguing Vale of York Viking hoard, and showcases a selection of more than 250 of the most beautiful and i...
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Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans

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by Balfour-Paul, Jenny
Produced from plants by a process akin to alchemy, indigo has a unique chemistry that renders it compatible with all natural fibres. From the time of the ancient Egyptians it made an incredible impact worldwide as the world's only source of blue of every hue, and was also indispensable for creating a glorious range of colours when combined with other natural dyes. It is hard to imagine the incredible impact...
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Sicily: Culture and Conquest

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by Dirk Booms
An essential companion to the 2016 exhibition at The British Museum, Sicily: culture and conquest captures the spirit of Sicily and offers a fascinating insight into its multi-layered history.
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The Directory of Flags: A Guide to Flags from Around the World

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by Greig, Charlotte
For thousands of years, flags have been used to identify countries and cultures, people and places. Today, the flags of the world can still provide a key to discovering national identity and history of each and every country in the international community. Presented in a neat directory format, this book offers nearly 300 flags, each alongside the story of its provenance and design.
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Celts: Art and Identity

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by Farley, Julia
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Insects in 30 Seconds: 30 Fascinating Topics for Bug Boffins Explained in Half a Minute

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by Anna Claybourne
In this exciting book, young readers can get to grips with the creepy crawlies that are under and overground. 30 key topics are covered, each is presented in a neat 30-second soundbite, supported by a 3-second flash summary and a full-page colour artwork. Fun, active missions accompany the topics, encouraging readers to find out more.
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Weather in 30 Seconds: 30 Amazing Topics for Weather Whizz Kids Explained in Half a Minute

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by Jen Green
This book takes readers on a whirlwind tour of our planet’s weather and climate. 30 key topics explore and explain the how and why of our global weather and its effects, from atmospheric influences, the seasons, and climate zones to extreme events, forecasting, and global warming. Each topic is presented in a neat 30-second soundbite, supported by a 3-second flash summary and a full-page colourful ar...
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Symbols of Power: Ten Coins that Changed the World

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by Hockenhull, Thomas
Money has always been a subject of interest, today more so than ever. For centuries it has performed a key role around the globe most obviously in trade and the economy, but also in the development of national identities, religions and the spread of empire. Introduced as measurements of weight to serve the most basic of functions, these currencies have changed appearance and meaning throughout the ages and ...
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Ming: Art, People and Places

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by Harrison-Hall, Jessica
The Ming dynasty (1368-1644) is regarded as Chinas golden age, equivalent in British history to the Elizabethan era. Through the themes of people and places and a wealth of objects, this beautifully illustrated little book provides a concise and fascinating introduction to the Ming period. The colourful and rich nature of life for the emperors and their families within the vast palaces of Nanjing, Beijing a...
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Ming: 50 Years That Changed China

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by Clunas, Craig
Ask anyone what single object they associate with China and the most common answer will be a Ming vase. Probably without even knowing the dates of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), people are aware of the fragility of its porcelain, its rarity and value. But porcelain is just one part of the story of one of the most glorious epoques of Chinas past. By focusing on the significant years of the early Ming dynasty ...
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Bonaparte and the British: Prints and Propaganda in the Age of Napoleon

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by Clayton, Tim
Not only was Waterloo one of the most decisive battles ever fought, was also a crucial event in European political and social history, ending over 20 years of conflict and bringing to his knees one of Europe's most extraordinary and challenging figures Napoleon Bonaparte. This intriguing book shows through contemporary prints how Bonaparte was seen from across the English Channel where hostile propaganda wa...
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