Atlas of Ancient Worlds

ISBN 13: 9781405336659

Atlas of Ancient Worlds

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Journey back in time to ancient civilizations. Incredible see-through pages and an interactive CD-Rom take you across Asia, into Inca fortresses and beyond. Send your child on an incredible adventure into ancient worlds as they join Alexander the Great as he battles his way across Asia. Discover why Mayan kings gave their own blood to the gods, and travel down the Nile to wonder at the mighty pyramids of the pharaohs. Explore the fantastic see-through pages and interactive CD-Rom together and travel around the world to see how ancient peoples lived. It features topics ranging from the earliest cities where writing was invented to the great civilizations of Rome, Egypt, China and more. It's a thrilling interactive adventure.

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Grade 4–8—This atlas is more text-heavy than most, consisting of maps and illustrations accompanied by extensive captions outlining the cultures of many civilizations. Each section begins with a map of a continent and a table of contents detailing which peoples will be discussed in it. Each civilization is covered in a chapter spread that includes a small map of the extent of each empire and many photos, pictures, and captioned drawings. Plastic overlays allow readers to look inside such famous structures as the pyramids of Giza and the Roman Colosseum. The inclusion of peoples such as the mound builders, Pueblo farmers, Australian Aborigines, and Pacific peoples make this a much more complete overview of the ancient world than most books of this type. The accompanying clip art CD contains images of many of the artifacts as well as of the maps found in the book. Though not an in-depth study of any of these civilizations, this atlas offers a wonderful introduction to them as well as solid geography basics.—Clare A. Dombrowski, Amesbury Public Library, MA END

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