This account starts around 2700 B.C. showing a site on the banks of the Nile River. The vivid illustrations cover a period of some 30 years, as a pyramid undergoes successive stages of construction, finally serving as a pharaoh’s tomb. Final illustrations bring the story forward to the present day. The pyramid is now a site visited by tourists and archaeologists.
Original pictorial treatments of places and events in history make these books as entertaining as they are informative for young readers. Each title covers a single theme with a series of time-sequence illustrations that show how one location has changed over the course of history. Each illustration covers a large two-page spread. Tabs on page edges provide identifying historical dates for each picture, and have labels to explain details in the illustration. A Glossary at the back of each book defines relevant terms.
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Find out all about how the pyramids of ancient Egypt were built. Using the thumb index, you can whiz through time--days, years, or sometimes even centuries--from one page to the next. It?s an exciting trip! You can watch the stones being placed into position, and witness the pharaoh being entombed inside the finished pyramid. Then, fast forward to the present day where you?ll see tourists visiting the great monuments.
“Imagine being able to travel through time, being able to see a pyramid built and a civilization rise and fall. With this book you can do just that. The creators of this voume have taken a great deal of care gathering material about the possible construction of a pyramid with much attention being given to detail. ... An enormous amount of information is provided to the reader in a fascinating, beautiful and a palatable way. There is so much to look at on each page that this is a book that one will come back to again and again.”
The Midwest Book Review, September 2003
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Descrizione libro Barron's Educational Series, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110764155857