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Portrait Of Surrey

Author: Basil E Cracknell

Part of a series: Portrait

Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd (1970)

Surrey is a county in mortal danger. It lies in an exposed position athwart the Capital’s natural path of expansion in the southwesterly direction. Ever since the Great Wen first began to expand outwards, and especially since vehicular traffic became commonplace in about the late seventeenth century, Surrey, along with the other Home Counties, has been subject to a ceaseless invasion from across its north-eastern frontier.

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Raging Rivers

Author: Anita Ganeri

Publisher: Scholastic Ltd (2008)

HORRIBLE GEOGRAPHY 100% Horrible GEOGRAPHY THE GRITTY BITS LEFT IN! Where in the world can you: Peer over the edge of a roaring waterfall? Come face-to-face with a peckish piranha? Go white-water rafting through hair-raising rapids? GET THE EARTH SHATTERING FACTS IN RAGING RIVERS

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Schools Around The World

Author: Louisa Somerville

Part of a series: Oxford Reading Tree Stages 1-11: More Fact Finders: Unit C: Schools

Publisher: Oxford University Press (2001)

The Fact Finders series is the non-fiction component of the Oxford Reading Tree. They focus on developing the information retrieval and handling skills children need to use non-fiction effectively. The More Units A, B, and C topics are Clothes, People, and Schools.

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Splish, Splash, Splosh!

Authors: Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom

Part of a series: Wonderwise

Publisher: Franklin Watts (2014)

Splish, Splash, Splosh! takes a watery journey of discovery. Join the adventures of a young boy and his dog and ride the waves, float on rain-filled clouds, shoot down fast flowing rivers and splash through sewers until you get to where all the water ends...and begins.

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Stormy Weather

Author: Anita Ganeri

Part of a series: Horrible Geography

Publisher: Scholastic Children's Books (2008)

Gasp as tornadoes rip houses from the ground and frozen turtles hail out of the sky! Marvel at the man who survived seven lightning strikes, and the brave but crazy weather-watchers who fly straight into the eye of a hurricane! Read a weather safety manual, learn how to build a storm shelter… and pick up a few survival tips on a terrible tornado tour. It’s a book where weather goes wild. Prepare to hang on tight!

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The Kindness Of Strangers

Authors: Levison Wood, Fearghal O’Nuallain

Publisher: Summersdale (2018)

Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer. Travel opens our minds to the world; it helps us to embrace risk and uncertainty, overcome challenges and understand the people we meet and the places we visit. But what happens when we arrive home? How do our experiences shape us? The Kindness of Strangers explores what it means to be vulnerable and to be helped by someone we’ve never met before. This is a collection of tales by adventurous souls who have completed daring journeys through challenging terrain, ranging from the Calais Jungle to the Amazon, from Land’s End to the Gobi Desert, from New Guinea to Iran and many other places in between. These are stories that make our hearts grow, stories that will restore our faith in the world and remind us that, despite what the media says, the world isn’t a scary place – rather, it is filled with Kind Strangers just like us.

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The New Wider World

Author: David Waugh

Publisher: Nelson Thornes (2003)

The New Wider World - Second Edition Chapters (as requested): 4: Urban change 5: Urbanisation in developing countries 6: Employment structures 8: Resources (energy) 10: Tourism 11: World development and interdependence 16: Plate tectonics 18: Coasts

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The Road To Little Dribbling: More Notes From A Small Island

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Doubleday (2015)

Following (but not too closely) a route he dubs the Bryson Line, from Bognor Regis to Cape Wrath, by way of places that many people never get to at all, Bryson sets out to rediscover the wondrously beautiful, magnificently eccentric, endearingly unique country that he thought he knew but doesn’t altogether recognize any more. Yet, despite Britain’s occasional failings and more or less eternal bewilderments, Bill Bryson is still pleased to call our rainy island home. And not just because of the cream teas, a noble history, and an extra day off at Christmas.

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The Sunday Times Travel Book Three

Authors: Graham Tarrant, Richard Girling

Publisher: David & Charles (1987)

The fifty pieces collected here were among the many hundreds submitted as entries for the 1986/87 Sunday Times Travel Writing Competition.

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The Year Of Living Danishly

Author: Helen Russell

Publisher: Icon Books (2015)

When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn’t Disneyland, but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born, or made? Helen decides there is only one way to find out: she will give herself a year, trying to uncover the formula for Danish happiness. From childcare, education, food and interior design (not to mention 'hygge') to SAD, taxes, sexism and an unfortunate predilection for burning witches, The Year of Living Danishly is a funny, poignant record of a journey that shows us where the Danes get it right, where they get it wrong, and how we might just benefit from living a little more Danishly ourselves.

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