King Tut S Tomb

Author : Shannon Baker Moore
ISBN : 9781629685090
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Every new and groundbreaking archaeological discovery refines our understanding of human history. This title examines the exploration and study of King Tut's tomb. The book explores the tomb's creation, traces its discovery and scientific investigation, and discusses future study and conservation efforts. Well-placed sidebars, vivid photos, helpful maps, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding of the topic. Additional features include a table of contents, a selected bibliography, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Tut S Deadly Tomb

Author : Natalie Lunis
ISBN : 9781936087983
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 58.69 MB
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Featuring a "Then and Now" section of information, this book describes the illnesses and deaths of people who had entered King Tut's tomb in 1922.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Biographical Encyclopedia Of Scientists And Inventors In American Film And Tv Since 1930

Author : A. Bowdoin Van Riper
ISBN : 9780810881297
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 59.63 MB
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Films that dramatize historical events and the lives of historical figures-whether they are intended to educate or to entertain—play a significant role in shaping the public's understanding of the past. In The Hollywood History of Science and Technology, A. Bowdoin Van Riper focuses on the dramatized portrayals of a particular group of historical figures—scientists, engineers, and inventors—that have appeared on American film and television screens. This volume analyzes individual portrayals, the public images of particular scientists and inventors, and the ideas about science and technology that, collectively, they represent. In this first in-depth study of how historic scientists and inventors have been portrayed on screen, Van Riper catalogs nearly 300 separate performances and includes essays on the screen images of more than 80 historic scientists, inventors, engineers, and medical researchers. The individuals covered include Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Dian Fossey, and Bill Gates. Arranged chronologically by the subject's date of birth, entries for each individual explain their major contributions to science and technology, analyze the ways in which they've been portrayed in film and on television, and conclude with a complete list of screen portrayals and a discussion of suggestions for further reading. The Hollywood History of Science and Technology will be of interest to anyone concerned with the depiction of historical events and historical figures in film and television, and to anyone interested in the public understanding of science and technology.
Category: Performing Arts

The Creation Of Inequality

Author : Kent Flannery
ISBN : 9780674064973
Genre : History
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Flannery and Marcus demonstrate that the rise of inequality was not simply the result of population increase, food surplus, or the accumulation of valuables but resulted from conscious manipulation of the unique social logic that lies at the core of every human group. Reversing the social logic can reverse inequality, they argue, without violence.
Category: History

The Secret Of The Key A Sixty Eight Rooms Adventure

Author : Marianne Malone
ISBN : 9780307977236
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 30.27 MB
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Filled with magic, mystery, miniatures, and adventure, the Sixty-Eight Rooms is the perfect series for fans of Chasing Vermeer, The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, and The Dollpeople! Chicago sixth graders Ruthie and Jack think they’ve learned everything about the magic of the Art Institute’s Thorne Rooms. But the magic starts to act strangely when Ruthie and Jack discover two rings that are out of place—and out of time—and a portal that shouldn’t be open but somehow is. Ruthie and Jack follow the clues to seventeenth-century England and the Brownlow house, where they meet the Brownlow’s governess, Rebecca. But Rebecca has a few secrets of her own—and she might even be in the wrong century! Can Ruthie and Jack discover the truth about Rebecca’s mysterious past, or will they end up stuck in the wrong century themselves? Their quest for answers takes them from 1930s New York City and San Francisco to turn-of-the-century China. The only one who can truly answer their questions may be the woman who started it all: the room’s creator, Narcissa Thorne. But to talk to Mrs. Thorne, they’ll have to go back in time and find her! Unlock the magic . . . in the exciting conclusion to the Sixty-Eight Rooms Adventures!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Scanning The Pharaohs

Author : Zahi A. Hawass
ISBN : 9789774166730
Genre : History
File Size : 65.73 MB
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The royal mummies in the Cairo Museum are an important source of information about the lives of the ancient Egyptians. The remains of these pharaohs and queens can inform us about their age at death and medical conditions from which they may have suffered, as well as the mummification process and objects placed within the wrappings. Using the latest technology, including Multi-Detector Computed Tomography and DNA analysis, co-authors Zahi Hawass and Sahar Saleem present the results of the examination of royal mummies of the Eighteenth to Twentieth Dynasties. New imaging techniques not only reveal a wealth of information about each mummy, but render amazingly lifelike and detailed images of the remains. In addition, utilizing 3D images, the anatomy of each face has been discerned for a more accurate interpretation of a mummy's facial features. This latest research has uncovered some surprising results about the genealogy of, and familial relationships between, these ancient individuals, as well as some unexpected medical finds. Historical information is provided to place the royal mummies in context, and the book with its many illustrations will appeal to Egyptologists, paleopathologists, and non-specialists alike, as the authors seek to uncover the secrets of these most fascinating members of the New Kingdom royal families.
Category: History

Gold A Cultural Encyclopedia

Author : Shannon L. Kenny
ISBN : 9780313384318
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 41.75 MB
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This encyclopedia provides detailed information about the historical, cultural, social, religious, economic, and scientific significance of gold, across the globe and throughout history. • Contains more than 130 A–Z entries on the significance of gold worldwide, from antiquity to the present, from an interdisciplinary perspective, as well as sidebar entries • Provides unique details and remarkable scope of facts in each entry along with direct references to and examples of primary source materials • Photographs and illustrations of the use and significance of gold as varied as Ca' d'Oro in Venice, royal crowns, filigree, Italian florin coin, Hatshepsut, Rumpelstiltskin, Wat Traimit, and modern "bling" • Extensive bibliography including monographs, scholarly articles, newspaper and magazine articles, primary source documents, and online resources • Detailed subject index as well as list of entries and guide to related topics
Category: Social Science

Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History

Author : Patrick Hunt
ISBN : 1440628998
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 57.3 MB
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The world’s greatest archaeological finds and what they tell us about lost civilizations Renowned archaeologist Patrick Hunt brings his top ten list of ancient archaeological discoveries to life in this concise and captivating book. The Rosetta Stone, Troy, Nineveh's Assyrian Library, King Tut’s Tomb, Machu Picchu, Pompeii, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Thera, Olduvai Gorge, and the Tomb of 10,000 Warriors—Hunt reveals the fascinating stories of these amazing discoveries and explains the ways in which they added to our knowledge of human history and permanently altered our worldview. Part travel guide to the wonders of the world and part primer on ancient world history, Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History captures the awe and excitement of finding a lost window into ancient civilization.
Category: Social Science

The Curse Of King Tut

Author : Patricia D. Netzley
ISBN : 1560066849
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 85.90 MB
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Profiles King Tut's life and discusses the fascination and mystery surrounding his death, the mummy's curse, the search for his tomb and its treasures, and the illnesses of archeologists who have explored Egyptian tombs.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction