Meet some of the most cunning, ruthless and feared criminals in history. "Kingfisher Knowledge" is a comprehensive series for readers hungry for information on today's hot topics. Using lively, engaging text and state-of-the-art digital artwork the series covers an immense range of subjects in impressive depth and is a major educational resource."Pirates & Smugglers" is a swashbuckling introduction to the highwaymen and women of the seas - from the Cilician pirates who terrorized the Mediterranean more than 2,000 years ago to the well-organized and ruthless modern-day buccaneers. The book examines the terror tactics of pirates throughout the ages, and uncovers the secretive schemes of today's smugglers.
Moira Butterfield is a highly experienced author of books for children who has written award-winning novelty titles for under-fives, plus a wide range of non-fiction titles on history, science and nature topics. She lives in Bath, southwest England.