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Discusses such ancient "lost" cities as Machu Picchu, Troy, Knossos, Great Zimbabwe, and Angkor, as well as more modern ghost towns
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Nicola Barber is an experienced author and editor of children's non-fiction books.From School Library Journal:
Gr 3-7--By accentuating the discoveries of "lost" cities, rather than their histories, Barber appeals to students' senses of adventure and mystery, but her account does not ignore the historical material adventurers and archaeologists have added to humanity's store of knowledge. The author also notes the somewhat casual excavating styles of early explorers, the hardships they endured, and the sometimes unusual ideas they held concerning their finds. Well illustrated with new paintings and photographs of historical sites and finds, Lost Cities also has the virtue of being broadly based: its scope ranges from Knossos and Angkor Wat in the old world to Machu Picchu and Virginia City in the new. Ancillary sidebars and attractive maps help break up and expand upon the main text; there are a few cross-references within the text. The book closes with a helpful glossary, a list for further reading of titles published from 1989 to 1995, and an extensive index.
Coop Renner, Coldwell Elementary- Intermediate School, El Paso, TX
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