Encyclopedia of the Ancient World

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EDC Publishing, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 400 pages
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This lavishly illustrated encyclopedia follows the dramatic history of the world's early civilizations, from the first farmers of the Middle East to the rise of mighty empires in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome. Stunning photographs and detailed reconstructions create a vivid picture of life in the ancient world, while the comprehensive factfinders include a time chart, who's who, and lots more about gods and goddesses, mythology and details of recent archaeological finds. Enter the ancient world and discover: How writing first developed, Why Julius Caesar was murdered, What was the story of the Trojan Horse, How a woman became a pharaoh.

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One of the best encyclopedias for the ancient world that I have ever used!! I highly recommend this encyclopedia to other students that need information about ancient civilizations!!

About the author (2007)

Jane Bingham is an experienced writer for young adults. She has written over 100 nonfiction books on a variety of topics. Jane has a first class degree in English Literature and an M. Phil in History of Art and is currently a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Oxford Brookes University. She has two sons and three stepsons and lives in Oxford, England.

Gill Harvey studied French and Philosophy at Oxford, and has been puzzling over life ever since. She became a writer/editor at Usborne Publishing then decided to go freelance and writing has become a way of life. Her love of horses has resulted in eight of the Heartland titles for Scholastic Inc under the name of Lauren Brooke; she has also written for the Young Animal Ark series as Lucy Daniels. A year spent commuting to Egypt led to the writing of Orphan of the Sun, Gill's first book for Bloomsbury, and subsequently to the Egyptian Chronicles series.

Lisa Miles has spent her entire career in children's publishing writing and editing a variety of non-fiction titles. She previously worked on Usborne's "The World of Ballet" in association with The Birmingham Royal Ballet, and described herself as an avid watcher of ballet.

Struan Reid is an archeologist and historian who has written a number of educational and reference books for children. His previously published works include Hands-On History Projects: Clothes (Southwater).

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