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This amazing 320-page encyclopedia is the perfect one-volume book of knowledge for children aged eight to ten. It is packed with colourful illustrations, step-by-step sequences and the latest photography. Arranged thematically into ten core subjects, the concise text is clear, accurate and perfectly pitched, making this an unbeatable resource for home and school.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 215 x 275 x 28mm | 1,541g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • full-colour artwork & photos
  • 075341726X
  • 9780753417263
  • 1,094,694

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Planet Earth 8; Chapter 2: Space & the Stars 33; Chapter 3: The Living World 65; Chapter 4: Animal Life 97; Chapter 5: The Human Body 129; Chapter 6: The Story of the Past 161; Chapter 7: People & Society 193; Chapter 8: Arts & Entertainment 225; Chapter 9: Science & Technology 257; Chapter 10: Communications 289; Index 313.show more

About Sean Callery

Sean Callery is an author and primary-school teacher. He has written several information books for publishers such as HarperCollins and Which?, including titles about codes and ciphers, children's party games and famous dictators. Clive Gifford has written more than 100 information books for children on a wide range of subjects. For Kingfisher, Clive's titles include The Kingfisher Football Encyclopedia, Olympics, Kingfisher Knowledge -- Spies and The Kingfisher Book of Living Worlds. Dr Mike Goldsmith studied the philosophy of time and space at Keele University, where he also obtained his PhD in astrophysics. Formerly the head of Acoustics at the UK's National Physical Laboratory, he has written many non-fiction books for children.show more