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Synopsis: Mummies have fascinated and frightened people for thousands of centuries. Kidhaven's Mummies will take a spirited look at these captivating corporeal creations like ancient Egypt's King Tut, the Lindow "bog man," and the Ice Man discovered in 1991 in the Italian Alps.
From Booklist: Reviewed with Stuart A. Kallen's Gems.
Gr. 4-7. These titles in the Wonders of the World series give a brief, but mostly thorough, introduction to high-interest topics. Gems explains how mineral (diamonds, rubies) and organic (amber, pearls) precious materials are formed. Later chapters introduce legends behind famous stones such as the Hope Diamond and describe how gems are mined. Unfortunately, there's no mention of the exploitation of much of the workforce that mines them. Mummies doesn't shy away from the gory aspects of its subject, giving step-by-step descriptions of the mummification process illustrated with full-color photographs. It also explains the differences between various types of mummies and highlights some of the most famous finds, including a full chapter about King Tut. Despite the titles' simplified treatments, there's plenty of information to support reports, all of which is presented in veteran series writer Kallen's straightforward, sometimes lively language. Each useful volume concludes with a glossary and further readings. Gillian Engberg
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Title: Wonders of the World - Mummies
Publisher: KidHaven Press
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description KidHaven Press, 2002. Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. No dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 5914659
Book Description KidHaven Press, 2002. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP91913188
Book Description Cengage Gale. Library Binding. Condition: Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Seller Inventory # G0737710314I4N00
Book Description KidHaven Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0737710314