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Although roads have existed since early times it was not until the Industrial Age that the need for good highways became essential. Getting goods to market quickly and undamaged depends on a smooth ride. Scottish inventor John McAdam's published methods spread worldwide, and today modern roads have improved on the original designs in order to accommodate heavy traffic and vehicles. Map reading, an essential skill, is covered in the text, as well as information about how to read road signs. The graphics and photographs are excellent and include aerial views and pictures from around the world. Poems, songs and stories add interest, and hands-on experiments have been included. A glossary and index make Baxter's book a handy reference. Questions, math problems and quick facts make learning about roads fun. 2000, Franklin Watts/Grolier, . Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: Laura Hummel
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Gr 2-5-Two entries in a series that takes a multidisciplinary approach to popular topics. Each short book includes history, art, crafts projects, a recipe, and a list of important words to locate in the text. While examples are given from around the world and across time, Castles focuses primarily on medieval matters and Pyramids on ancient Egypt. The colorful and dynamic page layouts, featuring abundant photographs and drawings, are likely to appeal to young explorers. However, readers will be disappointed to find that several of the generic elements promised on the front and back covers are missing. For example, there are no science experiments in Castles nor is there any mention of music in Pyramids. Boring math puzzles, tenuous justifications for the inclusion of specific crafts, and science projects that don't explain their basis or significance in Pyramids are further concerns. Stick with Avery Hart and Paul Mantell's Pyramids! (1997) and Knights & Castles (1998, both Williamson).-Andrew Medlar, Chicago Public Library, IL Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780531145500
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/1901
  • Series: Topic Books Series
  • Edition description: 1 AMER ED
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years

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