Ancient Egypt: Start Exploring

Ancient Egypt: Start Exploring

by George Hart, James Putnam
     
 

Help your child unlock the mystery of the ancient Egyptian culture. This treasure trove includes a museum-quality replica stone necklace, papyrus, hieroglyphic stamps, an Egyptian board game, and other artifacts that will teach young explorers about the rituals and customs of this intriguing and influential society. In addition, Ancient Egypt could also

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Help your child unlock the mystery of the ancient Egyptian culture. This treasure trove includes a museum-quality replica stone necklace, papyrus, hieroglyphic stamps, an Egyptian board game, and other artifacts that will teach young explorers about the rituals and customs of this intriguing and influential society. In addition, Ancient Egypt could also introduce your child to an exciting career. As the Los Angeles Times suggests, this kit is just the thing when your child wishes to investigate archaeology..

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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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561384624
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/1994
Series:
Treasure Chest Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 2.90(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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