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Title:
Mesopotamia and the fertile crescent, 10,000 to 539 B.C.
Author:
Malam, John, 1957-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Austin, Tex. : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations, map ; 26 cm.
Summary:
Describes ancient Mesopotamia, now located in present-day Iraq, and traces its history, technological innovations, people, and culture from 10,000 to 539 B.C.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780817254346
Format :
Book

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Describes ancient Mesopotamia, now located in present-day Iraq, and traces its history, technological innovations, people, and culture from 10,000 to 539 B.C.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 5^-8. Two offerings from the handsome, well-designed Looking Back series. Even though Peru appears in the title, the book examines a much larger area: the huge region covered by the Inca Empire. Martell looks at the various peoples that inhabited parts of Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile as well as Peru, including the Papacas, Nazca, and Tihuanaco. She then goes on to detail the Inca civilization, its science and technology, religious life, and everyday existence. Japan gives a detailed overview of the shogun society from 1185 to 1868. Included are the origins of these military warlords; Japanese relations with the outside world; the elite warriors, the samurai, and the various aspects of religion, culture, and science during this period. Both books have texts that are complete and informative, without being overwhelming. The words work in tandem with the art, which features lots of sharp color photographs. Especially effective are reproductions of original artwork that are cut out and stand in relief against white pages. Time lines and glossaries are appended in these effective treatments. See the Series Roundup, this issue, for other titles. --Ilene Cooper


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-7-This useful title traces the evolution of the Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians from prehistoric peoples to agrarian village cultures to flourishing empires. Individual chapters concentrate on government, religion, arts, sciences, and the rise of the Persian Empire. Competently written with useful information for reports, this cultural history is well organized and clearly stated. Maps and full-color reproductions and photographs of artifacts and ruins help make the presentation attractive and easy to understand. For those wanting more extensive information, Pamela F. Service's Mesopotamia (Benchmark, 1998) and Elaine Landau's The Assyrians, The Babylonians, and The Sumerians (all Millbrook, 1997) offer good solid information for the same age group.-Cynthia M. Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukee, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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