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Simon Adams was born in Bristol and studied at London and Bristol universities. He worked as an editor of children’s reference and other non-fiction books before becoming a full-time writer. Since then, he has written and contributed to more than 50 books on subjects as varied as American history, the sinking of the Titanic, the two world wars and the history of jazz.
Published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, this is a perfect introduction to all aspects of the war, covering key events, a who's who of the military and political figures and the effect and impact of the war on all of the countries involved. You might also be interested in the companion title 50 Things You Should Know About the First World War. We have a very special category on World War Literature selected by our editorial experts and created in remembrance of the 100th anniversary in 2014 of the start of World War One and the 70th anniversary in 2015 of the end of World War Two.
This is a fabulous pictorial guide to the world’s people and events from 10,000 BC to the present. Highly illustrated, it presents a dramatic insight into what the world was like during key historical periods – the Ancient world, Medieval times, Exploration and Empire through to the Modern industrialised world. Packed with information about civilizations, empires, religions, colonization, exploration, kingdoms and famous figures, this Children’s Atlas of World History is a wonderful reference book to dip into whenever the mood takes you.
A wonderful search back in time, from the ice-age to Titanic, across the globe, this book uncovers some of the greatest archaeological mysteries explaining how they were found and excavated. Fact boxes, reproductions of how some of the sites may have looked in the past and photographs of how some look today, all help to bring alive lost but not forgotten worlds. Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Award for ‘the best book with facts’.