Ancient History

Ancient History

by Nicholas Harris, Claire Aston, Joanna Turner

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Children's Literature
The topic of ancient history is presented to the young reader through brilliant illustrations and clear, easy-to-read text in this comprehensive volume from "The Blackbirch Press Visual Encyclopedia" series. Beginning with the field of archeology, the text reveals how people have lived and changed the world. Early humans and how they lived are discussed, as are first civilizations such as, ancient Egypt, Asia and Europe, Greece, Rome and others. Contributions such as writing from the Sumerians, education and religion from Egypt and the discovery of bronze from the Chinese are topics of great interest. The section featuring Greece explains how its many contributions to civilization are still carried on today through government, theater, the Olympics, medicine, architecture, education and literature. Of special interest is the Chinese Emperor, Shi Huangdi and the 600,000 terra cotta soldiers he had built to guard his tomb in 221 B.C. Many of these "soldiers" are still standing today. The Great Wall of China and its construction is also highlighted. Ancient religion, cave paintings, and Easter Island statues are featured. A glossary and a timeline are included. This volume is an excellent resource to understanding people of the past and their influence on our own society today. A must for school or home libraries. 2002, Blackbirch Press/The Gale Group,
— Sue Reichard

Product Details

Cengage Gale
Publication date:
Blackbirch Visual Encyclopedia Series
Product dimensions:
7.72(w) x 11.26(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
11 - 13 Years

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