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  • Empires of Ancient Mesopotamiaby Barbara A. Somervill

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Mesopotamia, the land between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers, was the site of the world's first stable civilizations, including Sumer, Babylonia, and Assyria. This title details the development of this area, the growth of its city-states, the daily life of its people, and how their influence is still felt today. more...

  • A Kid's Guide to Native American Historyby Yvonne Wakim Dennis; Arlene Hirschfelder

    Chicago Review Press 2009; US$ 13.99

    Hands-on activities, games, and crafts introduce children to the diversity of Native American cultures and teach them about the people, experiences, and events that have helped shape America, past and present. Nine geographical areas cover a variety of communities such as the Mohawk in the Northeast, Ojibway in the Midwest, Shoshone in the Great... more...

  • A Thousand Years of Piratesby William Gilkerson

    Tundra 2010; US$ 32.95

    For as long as they?ve existed, pirates have conjured up visions of high-seas adventure and skullduggery, sea chases and bloody battles, dangerous coastal lairs and buried treasure. Rightly so, for ever since ships have carried valuable cargo, pirates have enraged monarchs and struck terror into the hearts of honest seamen with their willingness to... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Books: Soldierby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 16.99

    This latest addition to the long-running Eyewitness series looks at the life of the professional soldier, from Greek hoplites to infantrymen in the trenches of the Somme and today's UN peacekeepers. Eyewitness Soldier follows soldiers through signing up, rising through the ranks, through their experiences in combat, to how they are honoured and remembered. more...

  • DK Eyewitness Books: Cowboyby David Murdoch

    DK Publishing 2000; US$ 16.99

    Here is an energetic and informative look at the workinglives of cowboys from around the world. Spectacular real-life photographs of horses, cattle, branding irons, and lariats offer a unique "eyewitness" view of life on the range. See what an authentic chuckwagon looks like, how an expert ropes a calf, a rodeo rider in action on a wild steer, how... more...

  • The 1980sby Elin Woodger; David F. Burg

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 96.00

    Part of the "Eyewitness History" series, this book chronicles a decade of global transition. This volume covers landmark advancements in civil rights, law, space exploration, science, technology, medicine, literature, and art. It also documents the United States' up-and-down economy and the rise of AIDS. more...

  • America in the 1940sby Charles Wills

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 42.00

    Designed to be accessible to young readers, these volumes offer a way of learning about the history of America. Each book includes information on what was happening in the arts, sciences, popular culture, fashion, and music. They include 100 or more photographs, box features, pull-out quotations, a glossary, a further reading list, and an index. more...

  • Shipwrecks, Monsters, and Mysteries of the Great Lakesby Ed Butts

    Tundra 2011; US$ 14.95

    In 1679, a French ship called the Griffon left Green Bay on Lake Michigan, bound for Niagara with a cargo of furs. Neither the Griffon nor the five-man crew was ever seen again. Though the Griffon?s fate remains a mystery, its disappearance was probably the result of the first shipwreck on a Great Lake. Since then, more than six thousand vessels,... more...

  • The Collapse of the Soviet Unionby Susan Muaddi Darraj

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00

    The dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on December 31, 1991, stunned the world. The communist empire?which had been a dominant force in global politics for 74 years, influencing world events from World War II toissues of nuclear weapons and defense?was suddenly gone. The Collapse of the Soviet Union highlights major events in Soviet... more...

  • The Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004by William W. Lace

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 42.00

    On December 26, 2004, a gigantic earthquake ripped apart the floor of the Indian Ocean off the coast of Sumatra. The force of the quake sent a tsunami in all directions toward unprotected shores and unwarned populations, many in remote areas or secluded vacation spots. Within 12 hours, more than 200,000 people had been killed, and many more left injured... more...