This exciting series explores ancient life by examining the traditions and religious beliefs of each culture. Through photographs, illustrations, and cut-away, detailed diagrams, each book considers the way religious beliefs affected culture-- from food, drink, and entertainment to rituals surrounding birth and death. This unique series is an essential reference guide for library sections that focus on ancient life and offers students ample information for research reports in these subject areas. Supplements school curriculum social studies.
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Jen Green graduated from the University of Sussex with a PhD in English Literature in 1982. She has worked as an editor and manager in children's publishing for 15 years and is now a full-time writer. She has written many non-fiction books for children.
Mark Bergin studied at Eastbourne College of Art and has specialized in historical reconstructions, aviation and maritime subjects since 1983. He lives in Bexhill-on-Sea, England, with his wife and three children.
David Salariya was born in Dundee, Scotland. He has illustrated a wide range of books and has created and designed many new series for publishers both in the U.K. and U.S.A. In 1989 he established The Salariya Book Company. He lives in Brighton with his wife, the illustrator Shirley Willis, and their son, Jonathan.
Gr 5–8—The concept behind this series is so good that it's a shame the execution is so disappointing. Each of the four titles deals with a popular Western mythology and culture, tying in stories about different gods to aspects of culture (for instance, for Loki, Viking raids are discussed, while for Neptune, ships and the sea are covered). Unfortunately, two pages simply isn't enough space to explore either the gods or a general topic of daily life, and overall quality varies from book to book. While the titles are certainly well researched, they sometimes introduce concepts that go counter to common knowledge or omit important details. The layout leaves readers at a loss for which part of the text to read first, and the different font styles and sizes result in an odd look. These resources might work well for libraries looking for very basic introductions to mythology and its relation to culture, but others will want to skip them.
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Descrizione libro Brighter Child, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0872265943
Descrizione libro Brighter Child, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0872265943
Descrizione libro Brighter Child, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 872265943
Descrizione libro Brighter Child, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110872265943