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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Richard Platt

Richard Platt is the author of more than fifty books for children. He is the author of Eureka! which was chosen as a 2004 Outstanding Science Trade Book by the CBC and NSTA.

The Germ Lab

The Germ Lab

by Richard Platt, illustrated by John Kelly
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

A deliciously humorous and comprehensive history of disease and pestilence, told from the point of view of the bugs and pests that cause them. Plagues, Pox, and Pestilence features case histories...

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The Scoop on Poop

by Richard Platt, illustrated by John Kelly
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Every grownup knows that there is one universal topic that fascinates children without exception: poop and pee. But what they may not know is that throughout history, the products of our bladder...

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Through Time: Olympics

Through Time

By Richard Platt,
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Kingfisher

This series offers a unique journey through different periods in history. Detailed artworks tell the story of a specific location as it changes with time. As they explore each scene, readers learn...

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Versus: Pirates

Versus: Pirates

Versus

by Richard Platt, illustrated by Steve Stone
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

What would happen if the Golden Age pirate, Blackbeard, fought the dashing Muslim pirate Barbarossa? Who would win and why? Who would be the ultimate fighting pirate? In VS – Pirates, two...

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Through Time: New York City

Through Time

By Richard Platt,
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This series offers a unique journey through different periods in history. Detailed artworks tell the story of a specific location as it changes with time. As they explore each scene, readers learn...

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Through Time: London

Through Time

By Richard Platt, illustrated by Manuela Cappon
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

From a Neolithic camp to the host of the 2012 Summer Olympics, very few cities have seen as much history, innovation, and bloodshed as London. In Through Time: London - by Richard Platt, illustrated...

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Through Time: Beijing

Through Time

Richard Platt, illustrated by Manuela Cappon
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Through Time: Beijing traces the rise and fall of great dynasties and the everyday lives of the citizens who prospered or suffered under their rule. Beginning in prehistoric times, an agricultural...

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Kingfisher Knowledge: Forensics

Kingfisher Knowledge

by Richard Platt
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Just like on CSI, readers will explore the crime lab and discover how detectives use scientific evidence to solve crimes. Find out how bloodstains, footprints, and fingerprints can lead police...

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Communication

Kingfisher Knowledge

Richard Platt; Jonathan S. Adelstein
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Delve into the many technologies that we use to share information. From making calls on satellite phones to sending e-mails, this is an exciting look at the developments that have revolutionized...

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Through Time: Pompeii

Through Time

Richard Platt
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

This sumptuous, innovative recreation of Roman life traces the rise and fall of a great empire. Superb illustrations retell the lost story of Pompeii—the life of its people, its conflicts and disasters,...

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Eureka!

Richard Platt
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Eureka! looks at the instances in which some of the world's greatest inventions were conceived and explains how creative genius has enabled some individuals to look right through a problem and come...

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