Ancient Civilizations Reference Library, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414422857
  • ISBN-13: 9781414422855
  • DDC: 930
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 626 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2000 | Published/Released December 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2000

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The ancient civilizations of Iraq, Egypt, India, China, Central America and other regions are the focus of this remarkable contribution to student reference. This convenient 3-vol. set compiles wide-ranging essays, biographies, definitions, timeline entries, bibliographies and much more for students looking for background information for reports or independent study. Each of the two titles in the reference library include maps, sidebars and statistics. Other helpful reference sections include "Words to Know" sections, ideas for further reading, report ideas, a general index and a bibliography.

Ancient Civilizations: Almanac offers background essays, definitions and intrepretation of events, places, topics and era important to each of the featured civilizations. Includes approximately 120 black and white photos and illustrations. A few of the ancient civilizations covered include:

  • Anasazi
  • Assyrian
  • Babylonian
  • Celtic
  • Chinese
  • Egyptian
  • Etruscan
  • Greek
  • Hebrew

Ancient Civilizations: Biographies unfolds the lives and deeds of approximately 30 individuals from ancient times -- some of whom are well-known, and others whose achievements survive the centuries but often have been neglected by other sources. Biographies of up to 2,400 words assure that students will have the overview and detail they need for report writing and oral presentations.

For table of contents, sample pages or other volume specific information see the entry for the Almanac or Biographies.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 078763980X | ISBN-13: 9780787639808


"This set presents easily understood articles that have greater depth than the usual reference book articles. … Recommended." — The Book Report (September/October 2000)

— Book Report

"Each volume includes a superb collection of research/activity ideas. … Useful tools for libraries." — School Library Journal (November 2000)

— School Library Journal