DK Eyewitness Books First Ladies

DK Eyewitness Books  First Ladies Author Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
ISBN-10 1465458514
Release 2017-01-03
Pages 72
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Discover the fascinating spouses of the nation's presidents--from early patriots to infuential leaders.



DK Eyewitness Books First Ladies Library Edition

DK Eyewitness Books  First Ladies  Library Edition Author Amy Pastan
ISBN-10 1465458522
Release 2017-01-03
Pages 72
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Discover the fascinating spouses of the nation's presidents--from early patriots to infuential leaders.



First Ladies

First Ladies Author Dk Editors
ISBN-10 0606398945
Release 2017-01-03
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For use in schools and libraries only. From Martha Washington to America's newest first lady, meet the 46 exceptional women who made their mark on the White House in DK Eyewitness Books: First Ladies. See how the role of the First Lady has evolved from being a gracious hostess to encompassing humanitarian work and even policy making. Filled with amazing facts, full-color photographs of personal mementos, family pictures, and campaign memorabilia, DK Eyewitness Books: First Ladies is a visual tour through US history.



DK Eyewitness Books Presidents Library Edition

DK Eyewitness Books  Presidents  Library Edition Author James Barber
ISBN-10 1465458379
Release 2017-01-03
Pages 72
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Explore the lives of the presidents who shaped American history--frpm the Founding Fathers to today's leaders.



What s the Big Deal About First Ladies

What s the Big Deal About First Ladies Author Ruby Shamir
ISBN-10 9780399547294
Release 2017-01-03
Pages 32
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First Ladies are more than just wives of U.S. presidents! This fun, kid-friendly book of trivia and history shows that First Ladies help influence America in ways both large and small. Did you know that Mary Todd Lincoln hated slavery and helped to end it in America? Or that Edith Wilson helped decode secret messages during World War I? How about that Sarah Polk didn’t let anyone dance in the White House while she was first lady? It’s true! In addition to being hostesses, advocates, ambassadors, activists, patriots, and role-models, each first lady put her own stamp on the White House—and on our country. In this fun-filled, fact-filled book, you can find out just what made each first lady unique and why they were so important. As it turns out, first ladies are a pretty big deal after all! This book is perfect for fans of So You Want to be President? and Rad American Women from A-Z:Rebels, Trailbalzers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History...And Our Future, and is a great entry point to discussing elections, inaugurations, and all aspects of the White House with children. Praise for What's the Big Deal About First Ladies: ★ "A breezy way to, as Abigail Adams urged, 'remember the ladies.'" --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "This title does an excellent job of highlighting the important roles that these women played throughout history....A delightful introduction to America’s first ladies for elementary U.S. history collections." --School Library Journal "Packed with interesting facts and illustrated with style, this upbeat overview of America’s First Ladies will entertain kids intrigued by history." --Booklist



Civil War

Civil War Author John E. Stanchak
ISBN-10 0789463024
Release 2000
Pages 64
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Detailed illustrations, informative annotations, and more provide young readers with a comprehensive examination of the war between the Union and Confederate armies.



DK Eyewitness Books Archeology

DK Eyewitness Books  Archeology Author Jane McIntosh
ISBN-10 9780756669843
Release 2000-05-31
Pages 64
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Without the help of archeologists throughout time, very little would be known about some of the world’s greatest civilizations. Archeology, with its carefully developed preservation techniques, is responsible for uncovering artifacts like the Greek sculptures and Native American weaponry we see in museums everyday. Be an “eyewitness” to the fascinating world of archeology. See a loaf of bread preserved for 2,000 years, the first humanskeleton ever discovered, a corroded cannon from a shipwreck, and a reconstructed helmet made of gold, silver and bronze. Learn about carbon dating, how to tell the difference between a fake and the real thing, why tombs were plundered, and the secrets behind standing stones. Discover where the world''s first iron bridge was built, how a dig is organized, a "ghost ship''s" impression in the sand, how rescue evacuations are carried out, and much, much more! Discover the world of archeology how to piece together civilizations of the past and why it matters today



Islam

Islam Author Philip Wilkinson
ISBN-10 PSU:000054347977
Release 2002-09-24
Pages 64
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Artifacts, artwork, sacred objects, and modern-day photographs combine to help readers explore the traditions, culture, and history of one of the world's greatest and complex religions.



Mummy

Mummy Author James Putnam
ISBN-10 078945856X
Release 2000
Pages 63
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Documents the history and significance of mummies, both natural and man-made, and describes the principles and ceremonies associated with them.



World War II

World War II Author Simon Adams
ISBN-10 0756607434
Release 2004-08-02
Pages 72
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Provides a concise history of World War II including information about the Holocaust, the code-breaking Enigma, and the deadly V2 rocket.



Shakespeare

Shakespeare Author Peter Chrisp
ISBN-10 IND:30000081652632
Release 2002
Pages 64
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An addition to a popular nonfiction series presents the life and work of the English playwright William Shakespeare and provides information about the theater of sixteenth-century London.



Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome Author Simon James
ISBN-10 0789457881
Release 2000
Pages 62
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A photo essay documenting ancient Rome and the people who lived there as revealed through the many artifacts they left behind, including shields, swords, tools, toys, cosmetics, and jewelry.



Money

Money Author Catherine Eagleton
ISBN-10 1554072824
Release 2007
Pages 272
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A colorful history of coins and currency from their very beginnings. Money tells the story of coins and paper money from ancient to modern times. The book is an exciting collaboration by curators at the British Museum, home to one of the world's finest numismatic collections. Profusely illustrated with 545 color and archival images, Money traces the use of monetary exchange from a primitive barter system to the online, cashless systems operating today. Money examines its subject with authority and imagination, covering its history through the ages and across the world: Ancient Mesopotamia, Greece and Egypt The Roman world Medieval Europe Islamic lands India and Southeast Asia China and the Far East Africa and Oceania The early modern period and the modern period. Including modern developments, such as the introduction of the Euro and e-money, Money is an up-to-date, lively and thought provoking introduction to the subject. It will be of interest to history buffs, economists, bankers and general readers. The beautiful photographs are a fine resource for collectors.



Castle

Castle Author DK
ISBN-10 9781405335850
Release 2008-04-01
Pages 72
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Help your child learn about castles with this fact-packed guide. From why round towers are better than square ones to how a castle was defended from attack, let your child visit the exciting world of a medieval fortress: and find out what life was really like behind the battlements. They'll discover more browsing the dedicated Eyewitness website and downloading 100s of amazing images from the clip-art CD. Then use the giant pull-out wallchart to decorate their room. Great for projects or just for fun, make sure your child learns everything they need to know about castles.



Eyewitness Vote

Eyewitness Vote Author Philip Steele
ISBN-10 0756633826
Release 2008
Pages 72
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Looks at the history of voting and the election process, from ancient times to the present day.



World War I

World War I Author Simon Adams
ISBN-10 9781405373296
Release 2011-07-01
Pages 72
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DK Eyewitness World War 1 is an exciting and informative guide to the Great War that centred on Europe between 1914-1918. Stunning real-life photographs, illustrating the people, places and stories, offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the conflict dubbed the 'war to end all wars'. From disaster to victory, show your child what life was like as a soldier and how they survived in the muddy trenches. They'll also discover all about the world-changing events that led to the start of the conflict. Great for projects or just for fun, make sure your child learns everything they need to know about World War 1. Find out more and download amazing clipart images at www.dk.com/clipart.



Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece Author Anne Pearson
ISBN-10 1409343650
Release 2014
Pages 72
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Engaging and entertaining reference guide about Ancient Greece - perfect for younger readers. From famous Gods to the inside of temples, let your child get all the homework help they need, and learn all about Ancient Greece with this comprehensive reference book for kids. Packed with all the essential information from the previous edition, Eyewitness Ancient Greece is now more interactive and colourful than ever with new infographics, statistics, facts and timelines making the book engaging and educational for your child.