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Title:
Oxford children's book of the 20th century : a concise guide to a century of contrast and change
Author:
Ross, Stewart.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 32 cm
Summary:
Provides a conceptual overview of the twentieth century, depicting large ideas such as "art" or "cooperation" by focusing on particular people, innovations, or events.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780195214888

9780199104925
Format :
Book

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Summary

The 20th century has been a period of spectacular change. We have moved from letters in the mail to e-mail on the Internet, from the horseless carriage to the space shuttle, from the bayonet to the atomic bomb. The Oxford Children's Book of the 20th Century looks at the grand themes of the last 100 years, examining both serious and not so serious subjects in the scientific, cultural and political spheres. War, sports, the technological revolution, entertainment, racism and fourteen other subjects are each treated in self-contained double-page spreads which explain clearly and authoritatively the major developments within the area throughout the century. Dramatic changes--so dramatic that children can find them hard to grasp--are simply explained in a text that is supported by stunning photos, maps, and diagrams.


Author Notes

Stewart Ross is a prize-winning author of books for children, and has written two novels, several plays, two librettos, and several widely acclaimed historical works. His books have been translated into about a dozen languages. After several years teaching at various institutions Stewart has become one of Britain's most prolific and popular authors. He has published over 175 titles for adults and children.

Ross is also a frequent, popular speaker to student and adult audiences. His book, The Story of Scotland has won two literary awards.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4 Up-This book focuses on people, places, and events of our century. Two-page spreads address such topics as "Body and Mind," "Getting and Spending," and "The Fight against Racism," and incorporate full-color and black-and-white captioned photographs and reproductions, time lines, and a text that will interest a wide range of readers. With the 21st century fast approaching, teachers and students will want to have references to 20th-century history. This oversized volume with lots of visual appeal offers a quick overview.-Susan Knell, Pittsburgh State University, Pittsburgh, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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