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Miranda Smith

Miranda Smith is a long-standing editor of information books for both children and adults and is the author of Kingfisher Knowledge: Sharks.

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

David Burnie and Miranda Smith
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Come face to face with the amazing variety of creatures that make up the animal kingdom. Discover the strangest facts, read incredible information, and get up-close to animals in every habitat...

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Navigators: Ancient Egypt

Navigators

by Miranda Smith
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Navigate your way through a fantastic range of subjects with this visually spectacular series. Every spread is brimming with lively text, amazing photographs and artworks, and weblinks and quotes....

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Navigators: Animals

Navigators

by Miranda Smith, illustrated by Peter Bull
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Readers wonder no more about the animal kingdom as they get up close and personal with all creatures of the animal kingdom. Fly high on an airborne hunt with an osprey, watch an anteater's tongue...

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Navigators: Human Body

Navigators

Miranda Smith, illustrated by Alex Pang
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Navigators: Human Body by Miranda Smith, illustrated by Alex Pang

Travel from head to toe and all the parts in between in this visually spectacular guide to the inner workings of the human...

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Kingfisher Knowledge: Speed Machines

Kingfisher Knowledge: Speed Machines

Kingfisher Knowledge

By Miranda Smith
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

This new addition to the critically-acclaimed Kingfisher Knowledge series takes on the subject of getting from here to there in the most extreme ways possible: from racing, skiing, and surfing...

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Kingfisher Knowledge: Sharks

Kingfisher Knowledge

by Miranda Smith
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Kingfisher Knowledge: Sharks by Miranda Smith dives right into the world of these awesome animals, giving in-depth coverage of shark behaviour, shark habitats and the surprising variety of...

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Pirates

Inside Access

Philip Steele
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Get ready for an adventure with Inside Access: Pirates. In the company of Jake Rattlebones, a pirate guide who has explored the high seas, readers get on-the-spot insider knowledge about pirate history,...

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I Wonder Why Venetians Walk on Water

I Wonder Why

Philip Steele
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

This colorful globe-trotting book is packed with fascinating facts about countries, people, and places, providing readers with answers to questions as intriguing as "Where do elephants glow in the...

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The Medieval World

Miranda Smith and Philip Steele
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Thundering hooves, shining armor, and magnificent fortresses . . . the medieval age still fascinates young readers. Heraldry, knights, castles, battles, hawking and hunting, sieges, and holy wars...

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The World of Castles

Philip Steele
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

An engaging look at life in a fortress home, from how murder holes were used to who did the laundry. Superb illustrations and fun text opens up the world of castles.

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The Best Book of Mummies

The Best Book of

Philip Steele
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

A fascinating look beneath the bandages for an exploration of Egyptian mummies--who they were, how they were embalmed, where they were buried, and how they were rediscovered. Full-page scenes take...

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I Wonder Why Castles Had Moats

I Wonder Why

Philip Steele
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

"Why did churches have steeples?", "Who wore platform shoes?", and "Did people take baths?" are just some of the tricky questions answered in this delightful book about long ago.

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Curious Kids: Ancient Egypt

Curious Kids Guide

Philip Steele
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Each of these guides is full of lively answers to all those tricky questions about how the world works. Browsers and young students alike will enjoy these lively question-and-answer books with their...

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Long Ago

Philip Steele
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Did you know that people have told stories about Robin Hood since the 1300's and that the Maya people of Central America chewed a rubbery gum they called chicle? These fun facts and many more can...

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Castles

Single Subject Reference

Philip Steele
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Magnificent, detailed illustrations bring history to life in this all encompassing castle tour that covers everything from the majestic splendour of the great halls to the hardships of living in...

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Knights

Single Subject Reference

Philip Steele
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

From the battlefields of Flanders, to the banquet halls of the great English manor houses, this gloriously appointed book offers page after page of splendorous illustration and information. Everything a young person could want to know about knights is included: shields, scutcheons, jousts, castles, sieges, chivalry and fearless steeds, all depicted in a colorful abundance of detailed battlescapes, scenarios and maps. Topics include the knight's place in feudal society, how he trained for war, his code of honor, heraldry and armor, and famous battles; knights' popular companions including the various types of horses -- chargers, palfreys, hackneys -- and other animals such as mastiffs and carrier pigeons that accompanied them on campaigns; knights in other cultures -- Sioux braves and Polish lancers in the West to Japanese samurai in the East -- and the knight of medieval romances and today's blockbuster films. The knight in shining armor may have disappeared from the battlefield, but rides on in an ageless fascination shared by children and people of all ages. Includes an illustrated glossary and index.

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The Kingfisher Young People's Atlas of the World

Philip Steele
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Climb aboard for an exciting and educational journey around the world with this information-packed atlas! Journey from continent to continent with the help of state-of-the art maps that depict in extraordinary detail each country's topography, cities, borders, and other features. Locator maps for each continent and country provide a clear global perspective. Succinct text, hundreds of photographs and illustrations, and easy-to-read charts of facts and figures help curious young geographers understand what life is like in these faraway places, and explore everything from customs and cultures to economic systems and climates. Includes country flags and a section on mapmaking and usage.

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I Wonder Why the Pyramids Were Built

I Wonder Why

Philip Steele
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Browsers and young students alike will enjoy these lively question and answer books with their unique mix of realistic illustration and engaging cartoons. The enticing questions will amaze, amuse...

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