Egypt (Insiders Series)by Joyce Tyldesley
INSIDERS -- a visually groundbreaking, state-of-the-art nonfiction series that outshines Eyewitness and Discoveries. This stunning new series offers an inside look into twelve riveting subjects, beginning with Dinosaurs, Egypt, Oceans, and Space. Expertly written, each book will feature an arresting design, complete with dynamic, multi-layered CGI and 3-D model imagery that is complemented by fascinating, up-to-date information presented in a user-friendly format.
Get a glimpse inside the chambers of King Tut's tomb, examine each layer of mummification, and see the inner workings of pyramid-building. Egypt covers every facet of ancient Egyptian civilization!
Dramatic covers are eye-grabbers in this series from Down Under, ranging from a high-tech astronaut to a toothy Tyrannosaur, a marine green turtle, and a gilded pharaoh. The rest of the abundant color illustrations (by a variety of artists) are equally inviting, and they are complemented here and there by small photographs and maps. In following the all-too-familiar two-page-chapter format, the texts are limited to blocks of paragraphs, with more specific information deployed in the many captions paired with the realistic illustrations. General topics are explored first in the "introduction" segments (e.g., "Objects in Space"), segueing into the "in focus" sections (which in Space consist of the components of our solar system and some specific stellar objects). In Dinosaurs , the initial look is at dino-eras and dino-life, with the "focus" half homing in on specific species (all popular ones). Entries in the indexes may lead only to uncaptioned illustrations. Differing greatly from DK's popular "Eyewitness" series in their reliance on artwork instead of photography and with a "smoother" visual feel, these books are also on a somewhat simpler reading level. More informative than "The Best Book of" series (Kingfisher), these titles are pleasing, updated looks at topics popular in most curricula, and often sought by kids for their own pleasure.
Patricia ManningCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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The picures in this book are terrific.There was alot of useful information about ancient Egypt.The format is great,very easy to follow.The illustrated timeline shows us each dynasty using art,weapons,buildings to describe each period from before 3000bc to now.I loved the pages on the Ancient Egyptian Social pyramid showing each class at work from royal family down through peasants and manual workers.The illustrations are very clear and show ancient instruments, means of transportation,pyramids,ruins and mummies.We have come a long way in history books.I would have loved a book like this when I was seven!Simple with lots of information.