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The Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of the Ancient World (History Encyclopedias)

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by Usborne Books (first published October 25th 2002)
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Ebookwormy
Jun 06, 2012 Ebookwormy rated it really liked it
Recommended to Ebookwormy by: Tapestry of Grace
We used this book in connection with Susan Wise Bauer's excellent "Story of the World", which we listened to on audio (see separate review). For our purposes, I would give it 4 stars, as the captivating visual images and internet links were perfect for the enhancement of "Story of the World". However, as a stand alone, I would rank it more in the 3 star range as giving a very basic overview of the ancient world, with some inconsistency in the links.

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Aadishesh
Nov 28, 2015 Aadishesh rated it it was amazing
I love History and this book tells about Roman, Greek, Mesopotamian and Egyptian ancient worlds. I liked the Roman history the most because of their leaders. i also liked Greek scholars and Greek Gods and their legends.
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Dec 23, 2013 Katerina rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Ancient history readers
I love ancient history so this was great.
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Shelves: homeschool-lit
Not worth having this on the "currently reading" shelf anymore...:P
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Jane M. Bingham spent most of her adult life teaching college students about children's literature at Oakland University, collecting and studying children's books from across history and around the world, and campaigning for better materials for children to read. After she retired from that career, she began writing children's books of her own. Bingham has since authored several nonfiction books t ...more
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