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- Chicago Review Press 2004; US$ 13.99
Drawing on the natural folk art tendencies of children, who love to collect buttons, bottle caps, shells, and Popsicle sticks to create beautiful, imperfect art, this activity guide teaches kids about the history of this organic art and offers inspiration for them to create their own masterpieces. The full breadth of American folk art is surveyed,... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2001; US$ 13.99
This activity book features 25 projects such as making a surface survey of a site, building a screen for sifting dirt and debris at a dig, tracking soil age by color, and counting tree rings to date a find, teaches kids the techniques that unearthed Neanderthal caves, Tutankhamun?s tomb, the city of Pompeii, and Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 15.99
Maps have been a part of human culture since the days of scratching on cave walls, and this richly illustrated history chronicles the road from simple diagrams used to avoid danger to the complex, navigational charts used today. Displaying an array of historic atlases and a variety of cartography styles, this book allows young readers to test their... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 11.99
Franklin Delano Roosevelt?s enduring legacy upon the history, culture, politics, and economics of the United States is introduced to children in this engaging activity book. Kids will learn how FDR, a member of one of the founding families of the New World, led the nation through the darkest days of the Great Depression and World War II as 32nd... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2009; US$ 15.99
The past is brought to life in this fascinating new reference that highlights some of the most seminal documents in American history, including the Declaration of Independence, Washington?s Farewell Address, the Compromise of 1850, and the Emancipation Proclamation. Each key text is prefaced with a brief, dynamic introduction and then further illuminated... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 13.99
In this lively 400-year history, kids will read about Peter Stuyvesant and the enterprising Dutch colonists, follow the spirited patriots as they rebel against the British during the American Revolution, learn about the crimes of the infamous Tweed Ring, journey through the notorious Five Points slum with its tenements and street vendors, and soar... more...
- Peter Owen Publishers 2012; US$ 10.19
While the rest of Joseph Roth's oeuvre has been made available to the English-speaking world in recent years, this new translation by Richard Panchyk - a distant relative of Roth - will redress the historical absence of such a key, neglected work in the Roth canon. Roth penned and published The Antichrist during the first years of his exile from his... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2000; US$ 11.99
How does a city obtain water, gas, and electricity? Where do these services come from? How are they transported? The answer is infrastructure, or the inner, and sometimes invisible, workings of the city. Roads, railroads, bridges, telephone wires, and power lines are visible elements of the infrastructure; sewers, plumbing pipes, wires, tunnels, cables,... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 15.99
Galileo, one of history's best-known scientists, is introduced in this illuminating activity book. Children will learn how Galileo's revolutionary discoveries and sometimes controversial theories changed his world and laid the groundwork for modern astronomy and physics. This book will inspire kids to be stargazers and future astronauts or scientists... more...
- Peter Owen Publishers 2012; US$ 10.19
This is not perhaps the real Napoleon, but it's certainly a remarkable creation that leaps off the page.' - Jack Kerridge, The Sunday Telegraph In The Hundred Days, Joseph Roth provides a poignant look at Napoleon's seemingly triumphant return to Paris from exile in March 1815. The story of Napoleon's last grasp at glory is framed both through the... more...