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Mummies and the secrets of ancient Egypt
Malam, John, 1957-
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First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : DK Pub., 2001.
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm.
Text and photographs examine the mummies and tombs of ancient Egypt as well as the everyday life.
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DT62.M7 M35 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
DT62.M7 M35 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
DT62.M7 M35 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
DT62.M7 M35 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Author Notes

John Malam -- Author -- is a best-selling children's author and an experienced archeologist. Dr. Joann Fletcher -- Consultant -- is a professional Egyptologist specializing in mummification.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Although similar to the "Eyewitness" books (DK) in layout, these series entries have more text and a cleaner design to provide more in-depth coverage. Adams describes the construction and need for forts in ancient history, the building of the Great Wall of China, the hilltop fortress of Masada, castles throughout Europe and elsewhere, and more modern strongholds. Malam covers Egyptian mummies; the discovery of a variety of preserved bodies throughout history and the world in bogs, deserts, and ice; animal mummies; and mummies today. Both titles include stunning, captioned photos and illustrations that emphasize the many intriguing factual details in the text. Chapters end with a summary, a list of Web and print resources, brief details about careers related to the topic, and organizations to contact. Two colorful and accessible resources.-Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.