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The Egyptians
     

The Egyptians

by Neil Grant
 

The civilization of ancient Egypt lasted for about 3,000 years. Here young readers can get an intriguing introduction to Egypt and the Nile in a handy survey of the people and activities of long ago. How were the pyramids built? This book shows how the stone blocks were raised one by one and even offers drawings of a stonemason's tools and measuring devices. Want

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The civilization of ancient Egypt lasted for about 3,000 years. Here young readers can get an intriguing introduction to Egypt and the Nile in a handy survey of the people and activities of long ago. How were the pyramids built? This book shows how the stone blocks were raised one by one and even offers drawings of a stonemason's tools and measuring devices. Want to know about Egyptian religion? Or how they dealt with death and burial? How about Egyptian writing, education, toys, ships, pets, food, or many more aspects of daily life? It's all here in concise and expert text that combines with color illustrations on every page to make ancient history come alive for children.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-6Three ancient civilizations are introduced in these titles. Double-page spreads focus on a particular topic such as cultural and social life, political organization, religion, and warfare. Numerous illustrations and examples of architecture and artifacts related to each topic help to provide further information. The brief, often stilted texts do not provide enough material for reports, but the colorful layout may attract browsers. "Spotlights" alert readers to objects and artifacts that can often be found in museums. For greater eye appeal with similarly limited information, try George Hart's Ancient Egypt (Harcourt, 1989), Simon James's Ancient Rome (Viking, 1992), and Anne Pearson's Ancient Greece (Knopf, 1992).-Cynthia Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukie, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195212396
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
Spotlights Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
46
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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