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Ancient construction : from tents to towers
Woods, Michael, 1946-
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Runestone Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
88 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
Describes buildings and structures and examines methods and tools of construction in various civilizations around the world, from prehistoric times up until the end of the Roman Empire.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.6 2.0 47097.
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TA149 .W68 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Ancient Technology provides a fascinating look at a particular area of technology as it developed in ancient times, from the first humans to the fall of the Western Roman Empire in A.D. 476. Each chapter covers a different ancient civilization, beginning with Stone Age cultures and progressing chronologically through others, such as the ancient Middle East, Egypt, China, Mesoamerica, Greece, Rome, and India. Every book includes a world map and timeline to show the location and timespan of each culture. Supports the national curriculum standards Culture; Time, Continuity, and Change; People, Places, and Environments; Science Technology and Society; and Global Connections as outlined by the National Council for the Social Studies.

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Gr 6-9-Accessible, clearly written series titles that look at the use of technology in early civilizations. The first book examines ancient methods of communication in the Middle East, India, China, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Americas. Discussions of paints and painting techniques, writing systems and writing paraphernalia, printing methods, and libraries are included. Computing discusses the methods of computation developed in various societies around the world, from prehistoric times to the Roman Empire. Chapters cover counting, number systems, measurement, and their applications. Construction describes buildings and structures and examines materials, methods, and tools of construction. Above-average, full-color photographs of sites and artifacts and reproductions enhance these solid presentations.-Paul Bielich, Northwestern High School, Detroit, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.