Children's Literature - Uma KrishnaswamiIf you are planning to visit Stonehenge, I'd certainly read this book before leaving. And you'll visit Stonehenge in these pages even if travel isn't on your agenda. The mysteries of the stones are explored in relation to other ancient remains both in the British Isles (Orkney, the Boyne Valley), Brittany, and elsewhere in the world. Archeological findings about the people of Stonehenge are laid out in a chapter on land use, trade, kingship, and more. Stunning photographs, of pottery and sunrises, gold, and the enigmatic stones themselves, illustrate this lovely book. Perhaps the closing photograph of comet Hale-Bopp crossing the night sky above Stonehenge best captures the point in time at which the monument is poised in sight of both past and future.
An exploration of the puzzling history of Stonehenge, with more than 200 full-color photos, maps, and charts.
BooknewsBetween dramatic and colorful photographs, drawings, and maps, Souden assembles the various findings and theories about the renowned prehistoric monument in southwestern England. He considers the landscape, prehistory, the construction, the people, ritual and the heavens, and the legacy. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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