Results for: gillian richardson

Below is a list of 5 the books by this author.

Book cover of 10 PLANTS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD
10 PLANTS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD
By: gillian richardson | Published: February 2013

Dig up the amazing stories of the plants that have transformed our lives. Plants might start out as leafy things growing in the earth, but they can c...

Dig up the amazing stories of the plants that have transformed our lives. Plants might start out as leafy things growing in the earth, but they can come into our lives in unexpected ways. And believe it or not, some have even played an exciting role in history. Discover how: • Countries went to war over pepper • A grass called papyrus made it possible to share knowledge through writing • Cotton improved the livelihoods of a few, but caused unthinkable suffering for many more The ten plants in this book are the source of profound changes in the world, both good and bad. Through vibrant illustrations and astonishing facts, you’ll discover that without them, our lives today would be vastly different.

  • ISBN
    9781554514441
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Science - Trees, Plants & Flowers
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$14.95
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Book cover of 10 PLANTS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD
10 PLANTS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD
By: gillian richardson | Published: February 2013

Dig up the amazing stories of the plants that have transformed our lives. Plants might start out as leafy things growing in the earth, but they can c...

Dig up the amazing stories of the plants that have transformed our lives. Plants might start out as leafy things growing in the earth, but they can come into our lives in unexpected ways. And believe it or not, some have even played an exciting role in history. Discover how: • Countries went to war over pepper • A grass called papyrus made it possible to share knowledge through writing • Cotton improved the livelihoods of a few, but caused unthinkable suffering for many more The ten plants in this book are the source of profound changes in the world, both good and bad. Through vibrant illustrations and astonishing facts, you’ll discover that without them, our lives today would be vastly different.

Theme: Gr.7-12

  • ISBN
    9781554514458
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Science - Trees, Plants & Flowers
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$24.95
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Book cover of 10 ROUTES THAT CROSSED THE WORLD
10 ROUTES THAT CROSSED THE WORLD
By: gillian richardson | Published: April 2017

Vivid storytelling brings to life the pathways of world history. Written for middle-grade readers, 10 Routes That Crossed the World explores famous ro...

Vivid storytelling brings to life the pathways of world history. Written for middle-grade readers, 10 Routes That Crossed the World explores famous roads, trails, and pathways across the globe that have played a significant role in human history. Chapter subjects include the first crossing of humans into North America across the Bering Strait; the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain and its importance to pilgrims for centuries; how the Inca Trail in Peru helped both build an empire and facilitate its destruction; the war-torn Khyber Pass connecting Afghanistan and Pakistan; the building of the Trans-Siberian Railroad under extreme conditions; the short but treacherous Chilkoot Trail, which led hopeful gold prospectors to riches; and the Serengeti migration trail, traveled by millions of animals and Maasai people for generations. Dramatic fictionalized stories with accompanying artwork open each chapter, and colorful pages include a variety of archival and modern photos.

  • ISBN
    9781554518760
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - History
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$24.95
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Book cover of 10 SHIPS THAT ROCKED THE WORLD
10 SHIPS THAT ROCKED THE WORLD
By: gillian richardson | Published: September 2015

Come aboard for daring stories that shaped history in surprising ways. Ships have sailed through human history for thousands of years. Sometimes, the...

Come aboard for daring stories that shaped history in surprising ways. Ships have sailed through human history for thousands of years. Sometimes, their dramatic voyages have even changed the course of the world. For centuries, ships have brought cultures together in peace or conflict, played a role in wars and revolutions, and transformed societies. Climb on deck for 10 ocean adventures, starting with the groundbreaking exploits of Zheng He’s 15th-century treasure ships and navigating unknown waters with Vasco da Gama’s São Gabriel. Sail on the Lady Penrhyn with the first convicts exiled to Australia, and on USS Susquehanna’s pivotal mission to Japan. Witness the tense confrontations of the Holocaust survivor ship Exodus 1947 in Israel and the Komagata Maru in Canada, and the standoff when Somali pirates seized the oil tanker Sirius Star. You’ll discover how even small ships can make big waves, like the tiny yacht Granma, which played a major role in Cuba’s revolution, the ill-fated submarine H. L. Hunley, and Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior, a key player in the environmental movement. With a rich variety of photos, maps, and striking illustrations, 10 Ships That Rocked the World reveals the crucial role ships played in some of history’s most significant dramas.

  • ISBN
    9781554517817
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - History
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$14.95
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Book cover of KABOOM EXPLOSIONS OF ALL KINDS
KABOOM EXPLOSIONS OF ALL KINDS
By: gillian richardson | Published: September 2009

Natural or man-made, explosions go BOOM! for many reasons, and science can explain them all. Who knew that some insects can create explosions to get ...

Natural or man-made, explosions go BOOM! for many reasons, and science can explain them all. Who knew that some insects can create explosions to get food? Or that fireworks were once used to fight wars? Explosions are all around us, from the Big Bang that created the universe to the "pop" of a seedpod, and from solar flares to the explosive gases lurking in a coal mine. Full of fun facts, dramatic images and highlights of momentous blasts in history -- including the infamous Halifax explosion of 1917, which killed thousands of people -- Kaboom! Examines an astonishing variety of explosions and the science behind them. Many remarkable blasts are a result of human ingenuity, from carving the faces of four American presidents into a wall of granite on Mount Rushmore to the development of asthma inhalers based on a beetle's explosive pulses to scare predators. They include: Down to Eath (volcanoes, geysers) Outer Space (the Big Bang, supernovas) Plant and Animal Explosions (seedpods, Bombardier beetles) Destructive Explosions (gunpowder, dynamite, bombs) Constructive Explosions (building demolition, internal combustion engines) Just for Fun (fireworks). The many exciting guises of explosions are revealed in ways both engrossing and surprising.

  • ISBN
    9781554512034
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Science - General
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$12.95
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