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Caves, Mines and Tunnels
     

Caves, Mines and Tunnels

by Stephen Hoare, Bruce Hogarth (Illustrator)
 

Have you ever thought about what might be happening beneath your feet?

Do you stop to think that there may be a whole amazing world of activity going on down there?

This book gives you the opportunity to find out just how many different ways people have used the earth, from prehistory to the present day. Discover how and why they have explored it, mined it,

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Have you ever thought about what might be happening beneath your feet?

Do you stop to think that there may be a whole amazing world of activity going on down there?

This book gives you the opportunity to find out just how many different ways people have used the earth, from prehistory to the present day. Discover how and why they have explored it, mined it, lived in it, fought from it and traveled through it. Look beneath the cover to find out how medieval soldiers ‘undermined’ their enemies and to explore what lies beneath New York City’s 500,000 manhole covers.

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Childrens Book Watch
An oversized presentation of over 40 pages of facts about caves makes for a fine introduction which covers not only natural cave history, but how man has used caves, mines and tunnels for many uses, from military to mining. Pages pack in many intriguing color illustrations of these uses in a format which invites leisure browsing as much as research.
—Childrens Book Watch
Kirkus Reviews
This fascinating page-turner explores the amazing world of caves, mines, and tunnels as they have developed from the times of the Egyptians to the present. The full-page illustrations are a combination of old photographs, computer-generated art, and drawings. All are woven into a collage to explain how people have used the world underground for burial purposes, dwellings, mining, warfare, safety, and transportation. Readers look inside a pictoral representation of King Tut's tomb; find out how children felt working as trappers inside of a coal mine in 1842; discover how the Allied forces in WWII escaped from prisons; learn how diamonds are formed and cut; and much more. This book is ideal for presentations requiring visual aids, or on almost any shelf; it encompasses the realms of science, history, and technology, linking little-known, unusual facts about these three topics on eye-opening spreads and making the information memorable. (diagrams, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-9)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872262942
Publisher:
School Specialty Publishing
Publication date:
01/15/1999
Series:
World Of Series
Edition description:
1 AMER ED
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 12.20(h) x 0.04(d)
Age Range:
10 - 18 Years

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