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Title:
Ancient Egypt
Author:
Nardo, Don, 1947-
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Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Kidhaven Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Examines the daily lives of the people of ancient Egypt, both rich and poor, and including their sports, recreation, religion, and view of the afterlife.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.0 1.0 63700.
ISBN:
9780737709551
Format :
Book

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In most ways, ancient Egyptian society and everyday life was significantly different than in modern Western counties. This information-packed but easy-to-read volume explores the privileged lives of the pharaohs and other noble Egyptians; how poor peasants worked both in the fields and on state building projects; sports and leisure activities of all classes; and religious attitudes and practices.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 5-8. These two titles from the History of the World series offer basic introductory information suitable for middle-school report writers. Egypt discusses the relationship between pharaohs and gods, customs for burial and worship, the history of the Egyptian empire, and modern discoveries of artifacts from this ancient culture. Constitution covers the development and ratification of this important document and the Bill of Rights, including insight into its relevance today. Both titles make use of relatively large print, short chapters with section headings, and frequent, crisp, mostly color illustrations. Each book is appended with notes, bibliography, glossary, and picture credits. Constitution, in particular, is very up-to-date, with a discussion of the Electoral College and the 2000 election. Unfortunately, many of the source notes come from secondary sources, and the bibliographies lean heavily toward the author's own works. Consider these acceptable choices for larger collections or where demand for these topics is high. --Kay Weisman


School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-Military technology was slow to develop in ancient Egypt because this inward-looking society was involved in few foreign wars. Nardo offers an overview of weapons and warfare from the beginnings of the Old Kingdom up to the time Egypt was conquered by Alexander the Great. During that long period, the Egyptians seemed to have adopted few military innovations, with the exception of the chariot and the composite bow, which were borrowed from Asiatic invaders. The empire building Pharoahs Thutmose III and Rameses II probably did the most to enhance Egypt's military prowess by expanding their influence into Palestine and Syria. When the Egyptian expansion came into conflict with the Hittites, one of the great battles of ancient times ensued. The author's description of the Battle of Kadesh is based on Egyptian sources, both pictorial and written. This is a centerpiece of the book because it is one of the first battles recorded by history. Black-and-white maps and reproductions appear throughout, though the book contains few detailed drawings of weapons. Its extensive and up-to-date bibliography does not include Web sites.-David Pauli, Hillsboro Public Library, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.