Describes how the Romans put to use and expanded the scientific achievements of earlier civilizations.
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Gr 4-8--Two well-researched and easy-to-understand titles. In addition to being packed with useful information about and insight into these ancient civilizations, each volume includes a helpful glossary and a final chapter that summarizes the peoples' achievements and discusses their legacy to modern science and technology. Harris details how the ancient Romans absorbed, redefined, and used the ideas and scientific information gathered from other cultures to develop new techniques and materials to improve their own lives. Woods offers a fascinating look at the ancient Egyptians' accomplishments in architecture, astronomy, mathematics, medicine (including a brief discussion of mummification), and science. What sets this series apart, however, is its format that includes clear, easy-to-read text; simple yet effective topic headings; excellent-quality, full-color photographs and reproductions; and Internet sites. Young people will enjoy these books in their own right but will also find a wealth of information for classroom reports and projects.
Linda Wadleigh, Oconee County Middle School, Watkinsville, GA
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Book Description Franklin Watts, 1998. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110531203549
Book Description Franklin Watts. LIBRARY BINDING. Book Condition: New. 0531203549 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0214212
Book Description Franklin Watts, 1998. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Revised. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0531203549