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A Street Through Time

Millard, Anne

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ISBN 10: 0789434261 / ISBN 13: 9780789434265
Editore: DK Children, 1998
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Demonstrating the unfolding of history, panoramic views visiting a particular site every few centuries follow the evolution of a Stone Age riverside settlement into a twentieth-century city. A bold title and date with a few sentences describing significant changes appears in the upper-right-hand corner of each broad vertical scene. Added statements wind around the four borders, offering details about daily life of the period and inviting readers to search for significant activities among the many small vignettes in the larger view. Tiny figures busy at daily life offer an engaging chronicle of human experience over time as invaders and disease take their toll or more peaceful times bring prosperity and growth. The hypothetical street is in an unnamed European setting; Romans, Barbarians, Vikings, and the plague alter the fortunes of in-habitants. Some of the historical milestones represented by the fourteen segments are not so far apart, while long stretches of time separate others. It's a very telescopic view, compressing the rich complexities of history into a few glimpses, but there's plenty of human interest in the passing scene to keep readers poring over the shifting yet similar pursuits of people over time. The timeline construct is a useful demonstration for children, and the busy vistas would make a fine springboard for encouraging students to create scenes of local history.

L'autore: Illustrator - Steve Noon has illustrated the acclaimed DK books Story of the Titanic, A City Through Time and A Street Through Time, winner of 'History Book of the Year Prize' in the History Today awards 2000. He lives and works in Cardiff. Author - Anne Millard has written or acted as historical adviser on so many books that she has lost count! Among her finest is DK's A Street Through Time. She divides her time between London and Dorset.

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Titolo: A Street Through Time

Casa editrice: DK Children

Data di pubblicazione: 1998

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro: New

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