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Shuter, Jane.
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Publication Information:
Austin, Tex. : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, [1999]

Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm.
A history of this ancient land shaped by the river and the desert, including information about its society, religion, art and architecture, everyday life, and legacy.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.8 1.0 48862.
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Clearfield Library DT61 .S644 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Collins Library DT61 .S644 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Concord Library DT61 .S644 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
East Aurora Library DT61 .S644 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Grand Island Library DT61 .S644 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Six titles render a view of past civilizations with remarkable depth and clarity. Influences such as politics, war, trade, everyday life, art and architecture, and religion offer insight into how inhabitants of these great cultures lived. Each title highlights the legacy left by the major events and developments of these civilizations. Quotations from ancient sources and modern historians lend a fresh perspective to factual information.

Author Notes

Jane Shuter is a history graduate, a former teacher, marker of GCSE history papers, and currently an author and editor of history books for children. She has written over 100 history titles for a variety of publishers.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 5^-10. With many chapter divisions, and handsome color pictures on every page, these two volumes in the Ancient World series describe the history, politics, ideas, religion, art, architecture, science, and everyday life of two great ancient civilizations, as well as their defeat and their enduring legacy. The volume on Egypt is simpler in style and content than the Incas volume, which includes complex information about the huge Inca empire at the height of its power and during the horrors of the Spanish conquest. Both books end with a timeline, glossary, and short bibliography of juvenile titles. Other titles in the series--Great African Kingdoms, The Aztecs, Greece, and Romeare listed in this issue's Series Roundup. --Hazel Rochman

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Adequate series entries that cover the history, politics and society, religion, art and literature, everyday life, and decline of two ancient civilizations. Well-organized chapters consist of several two-page spreads. Quotes from ancient sources and modern historians add insight and interest to the objective texts. The layouts are inviting; the typeface is large and easy to read; and clear full-color photographs, reproductions, and maps are in abundance. Captions convey considerable additional information. While Simon James's Ancient Rome and George Hart's Ancient Egypt (both Knopf, 1990) have even more illustrations, the amount of information presented is comparable. If titles on the subject are in demand, these books would be useful additions.-Peg Glisson, Mendon Center Elementary School, Pittsford, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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