Pyramid (Eye Wonder)

Author: Caroline Bingham
Type: eBook
Date Released: 2004
Format: pdf
Language: English
Page Count: 48
Isbn10 Code: 140530376X
Isbn13 Code: 9781405303767

From School Library Journal Grade 4-6-There are quite a few books for children on this subject, such as David Macaulay's Pyramid (Houghton, 1975), George Hart's Ancient Egypt (Harcourt, 1989), and Jacqueline Morley's An Egyptian Pyramid (Peter Bedrick, 1991), but most of them use drawings as illustrations, whereas Putnam's has full-color photographs. The best coverage is given to Egyptian tombs, but pyramids in Nubia, Mexico, and Central America are also described. In addition to sharing information on what is known about the Egyptian pyramids, Putnam also mentions unsolved riddles about them, such as how many workers built them, how the stones were moved, etc. Occasionally, the author makes conjectures about why things were done or how people felt. The information here is similar to that found in the titles mentioned above, but the photo-essay format is a novelty.Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public LibraryCopyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Review ...a mini museum between the covers of a book. [Eyewitness series] -- The New York Times An exciting and informative guide... -- African Sun Times These books' striking visual impact will draw in even the most casual readers. [Eyewitness series] --School Library Journal --This text refers to an alternate edition.

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