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Synopsis: Supports the national curriculum standards Culture; Time, Continuity, and Change; People, Places, and Environments; and Science Technology and Society as outlined by the National Council for the Social Studies.
From Kirkus Reviews: ``You may have mixed feelings about seeing a mummy,'' writes the author of Trash! (1988) and A Skyscraper Story (1990); but ``remember that a mummy, though once really alive, is now really dead.'' Suggesting that mummies be viewed with respect rather than jokes or revulsion (though she's not above an occasional joke herself--one hideous specimen is labeled ``Miss Chile''), Wilcox uses examples from around the world to show what can be learned from them: why many Egyptian mummies have badly worn teeth; why so few Incan men were found at the burial site near Pisco; what killed members of the 1845 Franklin expedition in northern Canada; the wealth of cultural detail preserved with the bog people; a 5000- year-old hunter recently discovered in the Italian Alps. Wilcox describes the process of mummification, both accidental and deliberate (some Japanese Buddhist priests did it to themselves), and concludes with a look at modern mummies, including a gold- plated cat. Plenty of well-chosen color photos add meat to the bones, both enhancing the lively text and inducing delicious shudders. Glossary; brief list of places to visit; index. (Nonfiction. 10-12) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Title: Mummies and Their Mysteries
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Turtleback Books. Prebound. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0606124357I5N00