Best Book of Early People

Best Book of Early People

by Margaret Hynes, Mike White, Marion Appleton, Peter Ross
     
 

Children are very curious about who their prehistoric ancestors were, how they lived, and what they may have looked like, and The Best Book of Early People by Margaret Hynes and Mike White is just the source to satisfy emerging anthropologists. Children will learn how early families survived, hunted, gathered into primitive settlements, began to use tools, and

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Children are very curious about who their prehistoric ancestors were, how they lived, and what they may have looked like, and The Best Book of Early People by Margaret Hynes and Mike White is just the source to satisfy emerging anthropologists. Children will learn how early families survived, hunted, gathered into primitive settlements, began to use tools, and invented farming techniques. Step-by-step illustrations and captions explore ancient villages and the work of the scientists who find and catalog their discoveries.

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Children's Literature
People from the past come alive in this information laden book, tracing humans from apelike Australopithecus to wise Homo sapiens. An illustrated contents page adds to the ease of finding various topics. New topics are introduced every two pages. Short sections coupled with well-captioned life-like illustrations are another plus. This means that while the book is best read as a whole, young readers could learn about separate subjects by reading only a few sections at a time too. The chronological text depicts human life from two million years ago to approximately 5000 years ago. The book's organization makes research easy. Questions comparing what humans did, why they did things, and how they did them are answered from an anthropological point of view. Some specific topics include first tools, our ancestors as artists, and working together as a community. Resources include a page telling how we know facts about humans from the past, as well as a glossary, and index. This book belongs in all school libraries or classrooms dealing with scientific discoveries. 2003, Kingfisher/Houghton Mifflin Company,
— Nancy Garhan Attebury

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753455777
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
04/25/2003
Series:
Best Book of Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
533,999
Product dimensions:
9.32(w) x 10.79(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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