The Kingfisher Atlas of the Ancient World: 10000 BCE-1000 CE

The Kingfisher Atlas of the Ancient World: 10000 BCE-1000 CE

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Featuring seventeen beautiful, hand-illustrated maps and packed with fascinating information to feed children's interest in the ancient world, "The Kingfisher Atlas of the Ancient World" is perfect for all children aged 8 and over. A short introductory section gives a simple overview of the ancient world, explaining that the first major civilizations grew up as long ago as 8000BCE, and that many fascinating civilizations rose and fell during ancient times. It explains how we know about these people and places - from art, artefacts, ruined buildings and written evidence. The main section of the book examines a selection of major ancient civilizations in turn. Each main spread is dominated by an attractive, newly commissioned hand-illustrated map featuring pictorial icons which give a real flavour of the civilization it covers. Clear, accessible text introduces the civilization and its history before going on to describe interesting details about that culture's people and the objects and buildings they have left behind. Full-colour photographs add to each spread's appeal. In addition to the main spreads, a small number of feature spreads throughout the book focus more closely on a well-known civilization, allowing readers to build on their interest and find out more about ever-popular topics such as the ancient Egyptians and imperial Rome. This atlas is a great reference tool that young children will find attractive and enjoyable to use at home and at school, where it will make an ideal accompaniment to other history books. Children will enjoy discovering about ancient peoples and places and finding out who inhabited the world in ancient more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 240 x 305mm
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • full colour artwork, maps, photographs
  • 0753411741
  • 9780753411742
  • 2,194,951

Table of contents

1 Title; 2-3 Imprint & contents; 4-5 Introduction: The ancient world; 6-7 Introduction feature: How we know about the past; 8-9 The first towns - 7000-4000bce; 10-11 Mesopotamia - 4000-1500bce; 12-13 Ancient Egypt - 3500bce-0; 14-15 Ancient Egypt feature: Preparing for the afterlife; 16-17 Ancient Europe - 6000-500bce; 18-19 Indus Valley civilization - 6000-1000bce; 20-21 Minoans and Myceneans - 2000-1000bce; 22-23 Peoples of the Mediterranean - 1200bce-0; 24-25 The great empires - 1000-300bce (Assyrians, Neo-Babylonians, Persians); 26-27 Ancient Greece - 900-300bce; 28-29 Ancient Greece feature: The Greek world; 30-31 The Roman Empire - 800bce-ce500; 32-33 Roman Empire feature: the city of Rome; 34-35 Ancient Africa - 800bce-ce1000; 36-37 Ancient India - 500bce-ce6000; 38-39 Ancient China - 500bce-ce1000; 40-41 North American peoples - ce300-1000; 42-43 Central and South America - 500bce-ce1000 (Olmecs, Toltecs, Maya); 44-45 Ancient Australia, New Zealand and Polynesia - ce500-1000; 46-47 Index; 48 more

About Simon Adams

Simon Adams was born in Bristol and studied at London and Bristol universities. He worked as an editor of children's reference and other non-fiction books before becoming a full-time writer 15 years ago. Since then, he has written and contributed to more than 50 books on subjects as varied as American history, the sinking of the Titanic, the two world wars and the history of jazz. He is the author of Kingfisher Knowledge: Castles & Forts and Kingfisher Knowledge: Life in Ancient Rome. Dr Miles Russell, archaeologist at the University of Bournemouth and a senior archaeological consultant for Channel 4's Time Team, is the book's more

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