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Dive beneath the waves to discover sunken ships and the incredible secrets they reveal.The extraordinary stories of shipwrecks are explored in detail through one hundred facts, fantastic images and fun cartoons. Find out how archaeologists investigate sites on the ocean floor, learn how treasures are raised from the depths and read amazing tales of survival at sea. How can robots help us learn about shipwrecks?
This book in the 'Usborne Beginners' series is designed to provide an informative introduction to ships for young readers. Usborne Beginners are colourful information books for children beginning to read on their own. Vivid, full colour illustrations and photographs on every page, accompanied by short, informative text.
Vivid account of the extraordinary life of the explorer, Captain Cook. Lively narrative text, colourful illustrations and photographs bring the subject alive. Includes detailed maps of each of Cook's three incredible voyages, along with a chronology of his life. Internet links to recommended websites to find out more about Captain Cook's life and discoveries. Part of Young Reading Series 3 for fully confident readers.
In 1492 Christopher Colombus set sail across the Atlantic, on a voyage into the unknown. He was looking for a quicker route to the Indies. What he found was a whole New World...Ages 7-11.
The remarkable story of Horatio Nelson, the greatest naval commander of all time, from boy sailor to beloved national hero. Packed with colourful illustrations, diagrams, maps, battle plans, and a cutaway view of Nelson's ship HMS Victory. Internet links to recommended websites via the Usborne Quicklinks Website. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme Young Reading Series 3 for fully confident readers.
This is a new addition to the "See Inside" series about ships throughout history from Viking longboats to Spanish galleons, ironclads to aircraft carriers. Lifting the flaps reveals the insides of ships from across the ages, explaining in simple, clear language what they were used for, how the crew and passengers lived and how they sailed the oceans. It includes a gate-fold page of a huge aircraft carrier.
Aimed at children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more complex stories, this book tells the life story of the famous Elizabethan captain Francis Drake, from his humble beginnings to fame and fortune sailing the high seas and defeating the Spanish Armada.
A vivid retelling of a major historical catastrophe written in an engaging, narrative style with direct speech and speech bubbles. This book brings to life the gripping story of the "unsinkable" Titanic and its doomed maiden voyage. Features dramatic illustrations, photos or maps on every page and Internet links to fun websites via the Usborne Quicklinks Website. Usborne Young Reading has been developed in consultation with Roehampton University.
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