The Ancient Egyptians

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How did the people of Ancient Egypt live? What was their social, economic, political, and cultural life like? How did their values and attitudes help shape our world. This title answers these questions and more with informative text, colorful photographs and original source materials, and clear maps and diagrams to show readers what life was like in ancient civilizations.

Examines many different aspects of ancient Egyptian society, ...

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Overview

How did the people of Ancient Egypt live? What was their social, economic, political, and cultural life like? How did their values and attitudes help shape our world. This title answers these questions and more with informative text, colorful photographs and original source materials, and clear maps and diagrams to show readers what life was like in ancient civilizations.

Examines many different aspects of ancient Egyptian society, including religion, leisure, medicine, art, and technology.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Nonfiction fans will love this new title in the "History Beneath Your Feet" series. The mysteries of Ancient Egypt are shared with young readers in a format that is easy to follow and is complemented with many colorful photographs. The history of Egypt is explained without going into too much detail, but the real focus is on the incredible skills of the people--architecture, design, and art. Photographs of various stages of archeological digs and ruins that have been restored capture the intricate details that set this culture apart. There are also explanations of the techniques used on digs to preserve the ruins. Appendices include timelines, a glossary, and resources for further information. Most pages have information boxes to point out specific concepts. This book will be a wonderful addition to the history area in any library. 2000, Raintree Steck-Vaughn Company, Ages 6 to 12, $25.89. Reviewer: Carol Lynch—Children's Literature
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-These very brief overviews share similar formats and contents. Two-page sections introduce aspects of everyday life and culture, social structure, history, and the fall of each civilization. Color illustrations and photographs of varying quality depict domestic scenes, ruins, and period artwork. The texts are large and easy to read with short, often choppy sentences, and content is too superficial for reports. Louise James's How We Know about the Egyptians and How We Know about the Romans (both Peter Bedrick, 1997) are more informative and give some archaeological background.-Cynthia M. Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukee, OR Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403488176
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Series: History Opens Windows Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 622,085
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: IG680L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

The First Egyptians 4
Rich and Poor 6
Houses and Homes 8
Family Life 10
Children 12
Clothes 14
Farming and Trade 16
Food and Drink 18
Gods and Temples 20
Mummies 22
The Pyramids 24
Painting and Writing 26
The End of Ancient Egypt 28
Important Dates 30
Glossary 31
Further Information 31
Index 32
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