eBook Maya Civilization, 1st Edition

  • Charles George
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  • ISBN-10: 1420505475
  • ISBN-13: 9781420505474
  • DDC: 305.897
  • 96 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released August 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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Overview

Each book in the comprehensive World History series offers a clearly written and visually enhanced overview of an important historical event or period. The series is designed both to acquaint readers with the basics of history and to make them aware that their lives and their own historical era are an intimate part of the ongoing human saga.

Features and Benefits

  • Offering insight into the lives of people who have made an impact in the modern era, People in the News volumes are sure to be of interest to students researching current topics and popular culture.
  • Sidebars, visual time lines, indexes, and annotated bibliographies, which appear in every volume, offer a wealth of additional information as well as provide launching points for further discussion and study.

Reviews

"A real strength is that the authors define potentially challenging words in context so readers can continue reading without having to look up words in a dictionary."--Library Media Connection, May 2011

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"Kids looking for background into contemporary Middle East conflicts will do welll to start here." -- Booklist (May 2003)

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"Fledgling historians should find this title a good, well-documented read." -- School Library Journal (September 2001)

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"The strengths of the book include its parenthetical definitions, maps, footnotes, substantial extracts from primary sources, the annotated bibliography, and a time line." -- School Library Journal (March 2001)

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"This series addition lives up to the high standards achieved by its predecessors. The book is enriched by numerous, well-chosen quotations from primary and secondary sources, and by a wealth of interesting black-and-white photos and reproductions. A fine source for beginning research." -- School Library Journal (March 2001)

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"Vivid descriptions, quotes from the participants, and newspaper accounts written by war correspondents bring readers to the battlefront in this well-documented title." -- School Library Journal (January 2002)

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"Each book ends with an analysis of the era and its legacy. The use of primary sources...will help students understand how the authors gathered information and used it to construct the texts. Black-and-white photographs, maps, and period reproductions illustrate the volumes. Thought-provoking books that will intorduce readers to...history and historical research." -- School Library Journal (January 2001)

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"There is a good deal of information packed into the brief text and both report writers and the general readers will be well served." -- School Library Journal (September 2002)

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"These titles offer a great deal of useful and readable information. The information is presented clearly and is suitable for reports and for leisure reading." -- School Library Journal (January 2002)

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"An excellent introduction..The two-column text is liberally illustrated with vintage photos. Numerous sidebars contain extensive information from primary and secondary sources. This title is a solid purchase." -- School Library Journal (Febraury 2001)

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"Captioned black-and-white photographs and reproductions complement the text. This is an excellent title." -- School Library Journal (May 2002)

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"The writing is clear and easy for beginners on the subject. Useful for reports." -- School Library Journal (April 2002)

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