Stephen Biesty's Ancient World: Rome, Egypt and Greece in Spectacular Cross-section

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9780199109654: Stephen Biesty's Ancient World: Rome, Egypt and Greece in Spectacular Cross-section

The Ancient World is the perfect subject for Stephen Biesty's illustrations - beautifully constructed, technologically advanced, and teeming with life. There are cross-sections, cut-aways and explosions, authoritative annotations, lists and explanations. Covers: *Rome - including the Colosseum, the Forum, the Baths and chariot racing at the Circus Maximus *Egypt - including the Valley of the Kings, the pyramids and Sphinx of Giza and preparation of a mummy and Egyptian funeral *Greece - including Athenian warships at the sacred island of Delos, the rich silver mines of Laurion, the Acropolis and the sacred oracle at Delphi This book is destined to bring the ancient world to life for a wide range of readers.

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Award-winning illustrator Stephen Biesty specializes in historical and architectural cutaway drawing.

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`awesomely detailed and meticulously researched'
The Independent

`The more you look the more you find...this is history in miniature, fascinating and fun to absorb.''
The Independent Magazine

`irresistible...nothing is left out... invaluable reference.'
The Guardian

`Children will delight in studying the details in the spectacular illustrations which succeed in being both authoritative and beautiful.'
Junior Education

`Stephen Biesty is the undisputed master of cutaway illustrations'
Manchester Evening News

`History at its most enjoyable.'
Good Book Guide

`Stephen Biesty has perfected the art of cross-section, exploiting it to the limit so as to give maximum information without any sense of overload.'
Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian

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