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History's Mysteries: Curious Clues, Cold Cases, and Puzzles from the Past

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  35 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Why were the Easter Island heads erected? What really happened to the Maya? Who stole the Irish Crown Jewels? The first book in this exciting new series will cover history's heavy-hitting, head-scratching mysteries, including the Lost Colony of Roanoke, the Bermuda Triangle, the Oak Island Money Pit, Stonehenge, the Sphinx, the disappearance of entire civilizations, the da ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published October 17th 2017 by National Geographic Society
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Stephanie (Reading is Better With Cupcakes)

Oh my freaking goodness! I had no idea I would love this book as much as I actually did! Truth be told, I am actually kind of sad that it ended.

History's Mysteries is filled to the brim with bits of stories and information on a lot of different topics. All of which are unsolved or things not quite figured out (and may never be). And it covers quite a range of topics - buildings/structures, creatures, lost things....

Some of the things in the book I kind of knew about, but not really. An example o
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Kristi Bernard
There are a lot of questions and mysteries that have been revealed over the years across the globe. If you love a good mystery this book is for you. Could you ever imagine a bowl of noodles could survive after 4,000 years? It was discovered. The mystery of the Yeti or Abominable Snowman are revealed within these pages. The legend of a giant squid known as the Kraken is also here. Do you believe that there could be a snake that could grow to be 42 feet? It’s true. In 2007 scientists discovered in ...more
Kellee
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Full review with teaching tools: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=1...

I feel like a broken record, but I just feel like it needs to be repeated: National Geographic Kids are publishing some truly phenomenal books for kids to read independently and/or for teachers to use in the classrooms. This one is no exception! It is beautifully structured with each mystery being shared with background, more details, clues, and theories along with illustrations and photographs. It is broken up into 7 chapt
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Bethany
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
HISTORY'S MYSTERIES includes fascinating details, facts, and pictures of some of the world's biggest mysteries. Kitson Jazynka words everything so it's appealing and easily understood by children aged 8 and up.

As an adult, I still really enjoyed this book. Some of my favorite cases that are mentioned are Atlantis, Anastasia, and the lost colony of Roanoke. Kitson Jazynka exposes details, clues, and theories for each topic that get you mind actively thinking.

I absolutely love the way the pictures
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Dorine White
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Readers will get to look at vanished civilizations, strange myths and legends, unknown mummies and many more mysteries that have stumped historians and scientists. The photographs are top notch and the layouts are eye appealing. My favorite part is the layout of the book. Each new case starts with background information and then goes into details about the found object or legend. A list of clues is given and then theories are introduced on what may be the answer to original question.



For example
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Stacie
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
National Geographic has taken some of the biggest mysteries in the history of our world and dug deeper into what may or may not have happened. Think Stonehenge, Amelia Earhart, the Yeti, and UFOs. These mysteries aren't solved in the pages of this book, but instead, the book offers the theories, the research, and the best guess for the what may or may not have happened.

A lot of the mysteries were ones I had already heard of, but there were several that I had never heard of before. I had no idea
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Alecia
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm always trying to pick out a few non-fiction books for my kids to read. Just as my 4th grader was saying he didn't want any non-fiction books, I found this one to which he agreed looked good. We both love unsolved mysteries and supernatural tales, and we both loved this book.

I loved the variety of mysteries in this book - from so many different places and time periods with a variety of themes too. The glossy pages with great photos and illustrations add to the reader's ability to visualize t
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Heidi
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this well-researched, and engagingly told account of a variety of mysteries. There are 7 chapters and each chapter discusses several different mysteries related to that topic. Topics include vanished civilizations, unexplained deaths and disappearances, creatures of myth and legend, freaky phenomena, mystifying monuments, and cryptic codes and lost languages. Individual topics cover everything from the Mary Celeste, yetis, Anastasia, and Atlantis. I found the informa ...more
Two BookWorms Blog
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There are plenty of readers who really like history books, especially ones like History’s Mysteries that cover a range of fascinating secrets from the past.

For the full review: https://twobookwormsblog.wordpress.co...
Patrick Book
Dec 31, 2017 rated it liked it
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A good introduction to a lot of very clever mysteries. Will have to follow up on some of these and learn more.
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