Learn about history's greatest civilizations with the Ancient World series. Each book chronicles the development of an ancient society with large, readable text and bold vocabulary words. Detailed color maps and stunning color photographs of places, monuments, artwork, and artifacts draw you into these long ago worlds. Incorporated throughout the text are "Past is Present" sidebars, explaining how the discoveries and innovations of the ancient peoples are still relevant today. The back of the book includes brief biographies of key historical figures, an illustrated timeline, glossary, "Find Out More" resource list, index, and information about the author.
In my sample, Ancient Egypt, the book begins with an introduction about the Nile River, followed by a chapter on the rise and fall of the Egyptians. Other chapters explore the roles of nobility, religion, and government; agriculture; daily life such as housing, sports, and families; religion, mummies, burial customs; and events that occurred after the fall of ancient Egypt. "Past is Present" sections cover the contributions of Ancient Egypt to plows, beekeeping, and the calendar. Each book runs approx. 110 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa