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Mummy (Eyewitness Books)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  110 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Photographed in full color. Unwrap  hair-raising facts about natural and man-made mummies! Here is a look at how bodies were prepared, why ancient cultures made mummies, and how bog and ice mummies were preserved by freak climatic conditions.
Hardcover, 63 pages
Published May 11th 1993 by Knopf Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 1960)
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John Morr
Sep 30, 2016 rated it liked it
I thought this book was ok. The thing I liked about the book was the cool pictures. I hope you look at the pictures in it.
Aurélie Knit & Read
Passionnant voyage au cœur des pratiques funéraires si particulières de l'Egypte ancienne, avec des photos parfaites pour appuyer le propos.
Tia Garrigues
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting look at Mummy processes throughout different time periods and across continents.
Nicola Mansfield
Jul 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Reason for Reading: Ds has been studying Egypt for his homeschool history topic.

Really what can be said about an Eyewitness Book; I feel redundant just trying to review it. If you are a parent then you already know about these awesome visual books profusely illustrated with museum and archival photographs along with an informative yet short text per two-page spread that is carried along with image subtexts. This book in particular is an older edition and has been reprinted. I have not seen the n
Clair Cannon
Oct 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This would be an ideal resource to use in the classroom or to use as part of an interactive display whilst delivering the Egyptians learning in year 3, KS2. It is clearly displayed how to use the google feature that makes the book interactive, therefore, helping children to develop their ICT skills in a fun and informative way. There are prompts on each page that informs the children what word to type in and the children can discover and explore for themselves the areas of interest they want to ...more
Tom Schulte
While written for children, these mummies from Egyptian to South American to peat to catacomb, are presented in such detail, even clinical detail, to satisfy even adult, morbid curiosity. There is easily two thirds images to one third text so while slim, this page-turner is an album of dessicated curiosities.

One thing that stood out to me was the modern (neo-lithic) mountain ice mummy found with a more advanced copper axe than was expected. It always makes me wonder how survivor bias makes us t
Nov 30, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is the new wave of nonfic. A collboration between Google and DK. The usual well done, beautifully bepictured spreads have a website reference that links to quality sources (often museums) with more info related to that spread's topic. Published in 2004, I still had no problem with broken links, so I suspect that someone is updating it.
This particular one is my favorite in the series, as it goes well beyond Eqypt, to Ireland, Siberia, and even self-made mummies of Japan (for the kids who re
Another one of my phases was Egypt. I loved the stories of the Pharoahs and their tombs, and books like these were my favorite. Eyewitness books are always good for children because there's tons of pictures to keep their interested and little explanations of each section. I remember loving Eyewitness Books because I could see these things and read about them. Recommended for younger kids interested in Egypt. I highly recommend Eyewitness Books in general. They're a good way to learn.
M. Benesh
This was a book I pored over often when I was a kid. It's a great introductory book on the topic, especially for kids. There isn't a lot of information, but the pictures and little blurbs are incredibly interesting. I have to admit, this book inspired me so much as a kid that I still am obsessed with bones and mummies.
Timothy Boyd
Feb 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OK I know these are supposed to be kid books but they are awesome! Great pictures and just enough text to make you want to learn more. Great choices for a beginning history reader or to start an older reader out in a new area. Every time I pick one of these up and read it I learn new things. Highly Recommended
Jul 24, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Putnam, James
this book is a good resource to expand interest and inform about Egypt and its historical remains. talks about the discoveries the processes and related history to Mummies in Egypt
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
if you have kids, teach kids, or have any influence in the local library this DK Eyewitness series is a must. it is easy to use, broken into kid size bites, and has very cool pictures. a perfect home reference collection for any household with children!

Beautiful and clear fotographs, full of details and well written

DK's "Mummy" book is a great resource for all kind of ages.

Cade Salem
I thought this book was gross. Didn't like it.
K.M. Ellis
Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The pictures scared the hell out of me as a kid but I was so absorbed in the information. Mummies are awesome!!
Liz Price Patel
Recommended by second grade.
VERY cool. Packed with nuggets of information and beautiful photos.
Jul 08, 2010 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
May 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Excellent photographs. Scared the bejeezus out of me as a kid :-)
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