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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

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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.

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.

DK Eyewitness Books Ancient Civilizations

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From the intriguing world of pharaohs in Ancient Egypt, to the arts of Greece and Rome, to the amazing culture of the Mayans, Eyewitness: Ancient Civilizations looks at the world's most intriguing societies and the legacies they left behind. The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.

DK Eyewitness Books Early Humans

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Discover how the world's first people lived from cave dwellings to the tools of the Iron Age with DK Eyewitness Books: Early Humans. Learn how early people hunted and gathered their food, which people made jewelry out of leopards' teeth, how bread was made in the Bronze Age, how mummies and bog bodies have been preserved, and much, much more in Eyewitness: Early Humans!

DK Eyewitness Books China

Author : Poppy Sebag-Montefiore
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From the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong to the sprawling Himalayan mountains and mighty Yangtze River, China is home to an astonishing 1.3 billion people. Be an eyewitness to a country that is at once traditional and modern, and learn about its history, people, and way of life in DK Eyewitness Books: China. Eyewitness China investigates China's present-day culture and highlights everything from life in arural village to changing fashions and technological innovations. With hundredsof real-life photographs, discover the secrets of traditional Chinese medicine, find out how China is surging ahead in international sports, trace each dynastywith the help of a comprehensive timeline, and much, much more! Discover the world's most populous country - and how it's changing with the times.

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.

DK Eyewitness Books Religion

Author : Myrtle Langley
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DK Eyewitness Books: Religion is a revealing and enlightening guide to the religions of the world. Superb color photographs give the reader "eyewitness" insight into the beliefs of different religions and into the lives of their founders and followers. See a Passover meal, a lama's headdress, the Wheel of Existence, a picture of Christ's Crucifixion, a Buddhist monk, and a shaman's mask. Learn why Buddhists meditate, who Mahavira was, what the five pillars of Islam are, what the Tao is, why Sikhs wear turbans, and what Confucius taught. Discover the meaning of the Yin-Yang symbol, why Zoroastrians worship in fire temples, the role of ancestors in primal religions, why Christians celebrate Holy Communion, what a Bar Mitzvah is, why the god Ganesh has the head of an elephant, and much, much more. Discover the teachings, history, beliefs, and practices of the world's organized faiths in Eyewitness: Religion.

The Ancient Chinese

Author : Jessica Cohn
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Readers learn about ancient Chinese culture, including the arts, foods, philosophies and architecture. They can also reproduce Chinese symbols such as lanterns and dragons through art projects.

DK Eyewitness Books Shipwreck

Author : Richard Platt
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DK Eyewitness Books: Shipwreck is a spectacular and informative guide to some of the world's most significant shipwrecks. Richly detailed, full-color photographs of submerged wrecks and their lost cargoes and treasures offer a unique "eyewitness" view of ships and the lives of those who sailed them. See the beautifully preserved figurehead of the Hamilton wreck, the five-hundred-year-old elephant's tusk recovered from the bottom of the ocean, and scissors that still cut paper and cloth after two hundred years beneath the sea. Learn how the wreck of the Mary Rose was raised from the seabed, why Grace Darling became a hero, how a deck seat converts into a lifeboat, how shipwrecks are located, and different preservation techniques used by underwater archaeologists. Discover what caused the "unsinkable" Titanic to sink, the use of the giant light bulb, harmonicas that still play after one hundred years underwater, the hazards faced by ships at sea, and much, much more! Discover the world of shipwrecks and an amazing wealth of undersea treasures and secrets with Eyewitness: Shipwreck.

China Land of the Emperor s Great Wall

Author : Mary Pope Osborne
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The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Getting the facts behind the fiction has never looked better. Track the facts with Jack and Annie!! When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #14: Day of the Dragon King, they had lots of questions. Who was the Dragon King? How did he build the Great Wall? What is Chinese New Year? What are some other Chinese traditions? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about Chinese history and culture. Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs. Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at!

DK Eyewitness Books Evolution

Author : Linda Gamlin
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Help your child learn about evolution with this fact-packed guide. From the biological code that links all living things to what happened during the Ice Age; let your child trace the discoveries that explore and explain the amazing diversity of life on Earth. With dedicated website

DK Eyewitness Books Jungle

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A roaring good guide to the secrets of the jungle! This spectacular and informative guide to some of the most extraordinary habitats on Earth contains superb colour photographs offering a unique 'eyewitness' view of the remarkable and colourful plants and animals of the world's jungles. See the beautiful but poisonous passionflower; the rare golden lion tamarin; a Heckel chew stick from Nigeria; the red howler monkey howling at dawn; a kangaroo climbing a tree. Learn about the indigenous peoples of the rainforest and discover what is being done to protect these valuable ecosystems.

DK Eyewitness Books Moon

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Marking the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the first moonwalk, the latest addition to the long-running Eyewitness series takes the reader on a lunar voyage to Earth's nearest neighbour. This book explores the Moon from its place in myth and legend to the 20th Century space race and beyond. It shows how astronomers and astronauts have scrutinized the moon's craters and seas, analyzed its structure, and checked its potential as a base for future exploration of outer space.

DK Eyewitness Books Transportation

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All new content. Eyewitness Transportation introduces readers to the world of trains, planes, automobiles, and more! We explore the world of transportation, and transportation around the world. From the origins of all manner of wagons, bicycles, cars, and trains to the newest technological advances and beyond, no wheel is left unturned.

DK Eyewitness Books Mythology

Author : Neil Philip
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DK Eyewitness Books: Mythology is an intriguing and captivating introduction to the culturally diverse world of mythology. Stunning photographs of masks, jewelry, and sculptures offer a unique eyewitness view of mythology and its gods, goddesses, heroes, and monsters. See Quetzalcoatl's spectacular headdress, Native American love dolls, a fire-breathing dragon, African trickster Eshu, the one-eyed Cyclops, and much, much more in DK Eyewitness Books: Mythology!

DK Eyewitness Books Archeology

Author : Jane McIntosh
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Without the help of archeologists throughout time, very little would be known about some of the world’s greatest civilizations. Archeology, with its carefully developed preservation techniques, is responsible for uncovering artifacts like the Greek sculptures and Native American weaponry we see in museums everyday. Be an “eyewitness” to the fascinating world of archeology. See a loaf of bread preserved for 2,000 years, the first humanskeleton ever discovered, a corroded cannon from a shipwreck, and a reconstructed helmet made of gold, silver and bronze. Learn about carbon dating, how to tell the difference between a fake and the real thing, why tombs were plundered, and the secrets behind standing stones. Discover where the world''s first iron bridge was built, how a dig is organized, a "ghost ship''s" impression in the sand, how rescue evacuations are carried out, and much, much more! Discover the world of archeology how to piece together civilizations of the past and why it matters today


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.

DK Eyewitness Books Treasure

Author : Philip Steele
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Eyewitness Treasure takes a look at the wide variety of precious objects that have been the seeds of greed, conquest, crime, and adventure over the history of humankind. Read about how these treasures were created, how they were lost, and how they've been uncovered by explorers and scientists.