Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

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by George Hart
     
 

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Full-color photos. From the splendor of the pharaoh's court to the everyday life of ordinary people, the great civilization of the Nile valley is revealed in page after page of dramatic photos of the objects they left behind: human and animal mummies, reed brushes, children's pull-toys, and more. "Stunning."—School Library Journal.

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Full-color photos. From the splendor of the pharaoh's court to the everyday life of ordinary people, the great civilization of the Nile valley is revealed in page after page of dramatic photos of the objects they left behind: human and animal mummies, reed brushes, children's pull-toys, and more. "Stunning."—School Library Journal.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Debra Briatico
This dynamic reference brings to life the realm of the mighty pharaohs and the dazzling civilization they developed along the Nile River. Bursting with colorful photographs and illustrations, informative captions and text, interactive questions, puzzles, activities, timelines, maps, and an 8-page foldout, this resource explores various aspects of daily life in ancient Egypt including temples, pyramids, rulers, mummies, hieroglyphics, art, celebrations, fashion, trade, politics, religious beliefs, gods, and the afterlife. Part of the "Nature Company Discoveries Library"
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8Like the successful ``Eyewitness'' books, this series has a large format, captionlike texts, and an extravagant museum of illustrations. Large fold-out pages illustrate big ideas, e.g., the burial procession of a pharaoh. Each book tackles a broad subject, but glossaries, indexes, time lines, and maps help unify the information. Small boxes scattered throughout are obviously meant to capture readers' attention, but they sometimes backfire, as when the facts they provide are too mundane or obscure for the intended audience. Ancient Egypt makes a broad sweep of the history of the land of the Nile, hitting on the standard topics, but also focusing on the daily life of ancient Egyptians. The illustrations are especially good here. Native Americans lumps Indian cultures together and, by doing so, is able to make comparisons of many cultures. It shows, for example, various modes of native transportation, and compares different lifestyles (farming, fishing, foraging, etc.). This approach works well when examining artifacts, but less well as an examination of ongoing, living cultures. Marlene Smith-Baranzini and Howard Egger-Bovet's Book of American Indians (Little, 1994) lacks the vivid full-color illustrations of this book, but gives readers a more complete picture. Cataclysmic events are the topic of Volcanoes & Earthquakes, but disaster-prevention techniques and related geological features, such as craters and hot springs, are also included. This book also touches on events such as the burial of Pompeii, where geology blends with archaeology. Attractive but somewhat dry overviews.Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780751320749
Publisher:
Gardners Books
Publication date:
08/29/2002

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Ancient Egypt 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book tells you all you want to know about Egypt its Great!