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DK Eyewitness Books Ancient China

Author : Arthur Cotterell
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Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the history of the great Chinese empire and the customs and traditions of its people. Stunning real-life photographs and lifelike models offer a unique "eyewitness" view of life in imperial China, from its earliest beginnings in the Bronze Age to its final days in the early years of the 20th century. See the stunning bronze work of the ancient Chinese, an early irrigation machine, a set of antique acupuncture needles, the beautiful implements used for Chinese calligraphy. Learn why the First Emperor created the terra-cotta army, what kinds of goods were carried along the Silk Route, who invented paper, how a Chinese house was constructed, why tombs were filled with pottery figures, and what a civil servant''s job entailed. Discover why emperors were known as Sons of Heaven, what kinds of weapons were used in early battles, why families worshiped their ancestors, how fishermen used bivas to catch fish, and much, much more. Discover the history of Imperial China - from the Great Wall to the days of the last emperor.

Ancient China

Author : Arthur Cotterell
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Photographs and artwork chronicle three thousand years of Chinese history, from the earliest dynasty to the twentieth century, and examine some of the contributions China has made to the world.

Ancient China

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Become an eyewitness to the story of an incredible land and its people, from the B.C Bronze Age to the end of the great Qing Empire in the 20th century. Discover what kind of weapons were used in early battles, find out about the fabled Silk Route and see the remarkable tools used for Chinese calligraphy. Easily accessible for projects and general reference, this spectacular and informative guide will bring the history of ancient China to life.

DK Eyewitness Books Modern China

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Be an eyewitness to the home of over 1 billion people China, the world's largest country, is set to become the superpower of the 21st century. See the dazzling array of peoples, places and cultures that make up this rapidly changing nation. Get the picture using the clip-art CD with over 100 amazing images to download. Then use the giant pull-out wallchart to decorate your room. Great for projects or just for fun, this fact-packed guide and CD shows and tells you everything you need to know about China. "I am a big fan of these... They are brilliantly visual” “There isn’t a child that would be able to resist picking that up” Reader Reviews

Ancient Chinese Civilization

Author : Todd Van Pelt
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This book takes a deep dive into the world's longest continuous civilization, examining both myth and fact—from the dawn of farming and the early bronze-makers, to the great dynasties that united China. Stunningly illustrated historical pages and carefully retold myths introduce young readers to the glories, riches, romance, and mystery of Chinese civilization. Includes sections on creation myths, gods, society, religion, agriculture, medicine, daily life, art, entertainment, war and weapons, inventions and construction, trade, and education, writing, and literature.

Titanic

Author : Simon Adams
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Detailed descriptions of the Titanic, including its accommodations, and a retelling of its sinking in the North Atlantic in April, 1912.

Eyewitness Crystal Gem

Author : R. F. Symes
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Describes how crystals form in nature, how crystals are grown artificially, and how crystals are used in industry. Numerous color photos with text identify the various gemstones.

Money

Author : Joe Cribb
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Examines, in text and photographs, the symbolic and material meaning of money, from shekels, shells, and beads to gold, silver, checks, and credit cards. Also discusses how coins and banknotes are made, the value of money during wartime, and how to collect coins.

DK Eyewitness Travel

Author : Peter Neville-Hadley
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Discusses lodging, dining, and entertainment in Beijing and Shanghai, along with information on trip planning, security, and shopping.

Technology

Author : Roger Francis Bridgman
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Photographs and text explore the many aspects of the science and art of making and using things.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Beijing and Shanghai

Author : DK Publishing
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These two fascinating cities reflect different aspects of China - Beijing is the traditional capital, the seat of political power and home to the ancient monuments of Imperial China; Shanghai is both a financial powerhouse and a city at the cutting edge of fashion with an interesting modern history. This DK Eyewitness Travel Guide provides in-depth coverage of these cities, including Beijing's Great Wall and Forbidden City, Shanghai's Bund and the French Concession, as well as the water towns of Suzhou and Hangzhou, graced with serene and timeless gardens and lakes. Explore China's cultural heritage through richly illustrated features - on everything from Beijing Opera to Confucianism, Chinese Gardens, and the Cultural Revolution. Illustrated food features highlight the differing regional cuisines, and resident China experts have provided detailed listings of the best places to stay and eat. Specially devised walking tours take you easily to the heart of these bustling, enigmatic, and ultimately bewitching cities. Over 600 color photographs, maps & illustrations: -The flavors of Beijing and Shanghai - local produce and classic dishes -Cutaways and floor plans of all the major sights -Comprehensive selection of hotels and restaurants -3-D aerial views of Beijing and Shanghai's most interesting districts -Four Great Days Out in Beijing and Shanghai -Full-color Street Finder mapping

School Library Journal

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Music

Author : Neil Ardley
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A close-up look at the world of music discusses the history of music and the development of the diverse types of wind, percussion, brass, string, and electronic instruments--from early panpipes to high-tech synthesizers.

Media Communication

Author : Clive Gifford
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Text and illustrations introduce the many kinds of communications and media, and how they have developed, from drums and smoke signals through the invention of printing, to the Internet and virtual reality.

Presidents

Author : James Barber
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Offers information about America's most influential political office and details on the men who have filled it.

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Author : Susanna Van Rose
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Photographs and text explain the causes and effects of volcanoes and earthquakes and examine specific occurrences throughout history.

Children s Books in Print 2007

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American Book Publishing Record

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Eyewitness Companions World History

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The full story of human endeavor - complete with its dramas, wars, schemes, discoveries, and personalities - is laid out before you in this illustrated guide to the history of our world. Who were the Mongols, the Maya, or Isis? How far did the Roman or the British empire stretch? Why did apartheid or Communism begin, and what were the issues in the Vietnam War? Eyewitness Companion: World History is your convenient reference, answering all your questions. But it also tells you why events happen and explain key issues. Its timelines trace events as they happen, from the appearance of the first humans in Africa to first civilizations and then on to recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the space race. It succinctly explains how one event led to another and sums up topics that include ancient Egypt, the Romans, the Renaissance, World Wars I and II, slavery and empire, and Communist China. Dotted throughout this comprehensive volume are sumptuous images that reveal historical world treasures, such as the 16,000-year old cave paintings at Lascaux, Machu Picchu, and the Taj Mahal. With wide coverage of the world's civilizations, events, ideas, and discoveries, Eyewitness Companion: World History is both an essential reference and a fascinating read.

Best Books for Children Preschool Through Grade 6

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