Underworld Exploring the Secret World Beneath Your Feet

Underworld
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9781894786898
  • Druk: 1
  • april 2014
  • 96 pagina's
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With the intriguing idea of exploring what lies below the surface of the Earth as its broad theme, this fascinating book cleverly dices up the subject into small, more manageable pieces ready to be devoured by young readers, particularly boys. The basics are covered in detail, such as the physical properties of the Earth's crust (including its unusual features such as volcanoes and caves), as well as animals with underground habitats. There is a treasure trove of information on the uses humans have made of the underground --- from bunkers used during wartime, to burial sites, to the Paris Métro --- as well as possibilities for the future, even on Mars! What makes this book truly unique, however, are the less expected subjects it covers --- fully examining, for example, the subterranean city of Cappadocia, where early Christians hid from Roman soldiers; King Tut's tomb and its alleged curse; and the underground dungeons used for torture in medieval castles.

This is an extraordinary resource for earth science or social sciences lessons covering any number of diverse subjects, from paleontology to archaeology, from mythology to ancient civilizations and from engineering to agriculture. The format is conducive to browsing, with every topic covered on a two-page spread. The text by Jane Price is easy to read and accessible, and engaging illustrations by James Gulliver Hancock, along with many photographs, help to visualize the sometimes-complicated concepts. Boxes, fun facts and funny captions keep things lively and entertaining. A generous index helps with navigation.

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2014-04-01
Afmetingen
26,5 x 23,4 x 1,2 cm
Aantal pagina's
96 pagina's
Aanbevolen leeftijd
9 - 12 jaar
Illustraties
Met illustraties

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Auteur
Jane Price Jane Price
Co-auteur
Jane Price
Illustrator
James Gulliver Hancock
Co-illustrator
James Gulliver Hancock
Uitgever
Kids Can Press

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9781894786898

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2014-04-01
Subtitel
Exploring the Secret World Beneath Your Feet
Thema Subject Code
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