Author(s): John Farndon
Binding: Paperback | 222 x 290 x 6mm | 240.4g
Publisher: Miles Kelly
Condition: Good (some wear on corners)
100 Facts Spies covers key topics about secret agents and their missions in concise numbered facts. Information is surrounded by amazing illustrations and photographs that put unbelievable facts into context for children.
A perfect introduction to spy books for kids aged 7+ who want to learn more about real-life James Bond spies!
Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Spies:
- History of spying from old spy services to modern-day computer hacking
- Gathering intelligence by listening in or going undercover
How to catch a spy and the dangers of the job Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts:
- The best sources of information are 'MICE' because they are weak people who are willing to betray their friends or countries for Money, Ideology (beliefs), Compromise or Ego (selfishness)!
- In the 5th century BC, the Greek general Histaeus had battle plans tattooed onto a slave's shaven head so that when his hair grew back, they would be hidden and could be delivered to his allies!
US scientists are working on creating shark spies. They will implant electrodes in sharks' brains so that they can control them remotely. Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include:
- Invent your own cypher (code for letters in the alphabet) and share it with a friend, so you can send secret messages to each other
- Write a note on a piece of paper in lemon juice with a paintbrush. The recipient can hold it under light to read it and no one else can!