DK Eyewitness Childrens Collection 8 Books Set - Ages 9-12 - Paperback

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Titles In This Set :

1. Ancient Rome
2. Victorians
3. Tudor
4. Ancient Greece
5. Ancient Egypt
6. Shakespeare
7. World War I
8. World War II

Description :

Ancient Rome
Fit a world of information into your pocket with this essential reference guide for young history buffs! Curious minds can explore impressive stats, cool pictures, and incredible facts about the ancient history of Rome. Did you know that over 50 000 people could fit into the Colosseum at one time? Or that Romans used public baths and used olive oil instead of soap? Kids can read up about all of this and all the information they ever needed to know about ancient Rome - gods, gladiators, baths, battles, and more!

Victorians
Be upstanding for the Queen! Experience a golden age in British history with this leading reference title for children, which celebrates peace, progress, and prosperity during the reign of Queen Victoria. Eyewitness Victorians is an essential part of the best-selling Eyewitness series. This comprehensive visual guide for younger readers explores how the Industrial Revolution changed the world forever. Watch vast railway networks take shape, large-scale factories hard at work, and the nationwide move from farming communities to populated cities. Learn the differences between life upstairs and downstairs in the houses of Victorian England to decide whether you would have liked to grow up in this fascinating era.

Tudor
A spectacular and engaging non-fiction Eyewitness guide to one of history's most turbulent periods, the Tudor era. Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. We all know the famous rhyme but do you know which Queen out-lived Henry VIII? Who ruled after his death? Or what life was like for Tudor children? Find out in Eyewitness Tudor and discover the deceit and treachery that blighted the Tudor period and lead to beheadings, burnings and War.

Ancient Greece
Step back in time to ancient Greece with this historic title from the best-selling Eyewitness series of reference books for children. The comprehensive guide to Greece provides a detailed introduction to one of the world's founding nations, together with beautiful images, supporting graphics, and helpful maps designed to appeal to the younger reader. Experience Greece in all its glory as you bow down to gods and goddesses, meet the mythical minotaur, wage war with Alexander the Great, take a trip to a temple, and cross the finish line at the Olympic Games. This is the perfect school study aid, crammed full of information to engage, educate, and entertain. Eyewitness Ancient Greece has been updated to ensure the most interactive and colourful content, boosted by infographics, statistics, facts, and timelines.

Ancient Egypt
Travel back in time to ancient Egypt and see for yourself with this revealing and remarkable guide from DK's best-selling Eyewitness series.? You'll explore this unique country in unprecedented detail, from the grandeur of the Great Pyramid of Giza to the treasures of Tutankhamun's tomb. You'll navigate the Nile River to see how trade and transport flourished on this busy waterway. You'll meet gods and goddesses, as well as everyday Egyptians and mummies preparing for the afterlife. You'll experience a day in the life, discovering the clothing, housing, entertainment, work, and transport of these extraordinary people. Taste their magical medicines and try their tricky hieroglyphs.??

Shakespeare
Travel back to his birthplace in the small town of Stratford-upon-Avon before accompanying the legendary storyteller through the theatres and playhouses of 16th-century London. Learn where Shakespeare found his inspiration, pay a visit to the famous Globe, and discover why his romances, comedies, and tragedies still captivate readers and audiences more than 500 years later. This one-stop shop for Shakespeare encourages younger readers to experience his life and times first hand with stunning illustrations, fascinating stories, and revealing content providing both education and entertainment. The updated edition has new infographics, statistics, facts, and timelines to engage and enlighten. A giant fold-out wall chart will put the Bard up where he belongs on your bedroom or classroom wall. And who knows? Eyewitness Shakespeare may inspire you to put pen to paper!

World War I
This comprehensive visual guide to World War I is a leading title in the best-selling Eyewitness series of reference books for children. Real-life photographs and accessible text are designed to give younger readers an insight into one of the worst conflicts in history. From the causes of the war to the challenges in battle and the consequences afterwards, Eyewitness World War I covers the duration of this intense four-year battle on land, sea, and sky. Details of life in the muddy trenches and stories told by soldiers help girls and boys today understand the scale of the loss of life, how the world was changed forever, and why the victims must never be forgotten. Whether children are looking for help on a school project or are simply interested in global history, this book provides all the information and interaction they need in the form of pictures, illustrations, facts, statistics, and timelines.

World War II
Starting from a world divided in the early 20th century, you'll explore international alliances and find out why tensions were growing between nations. With the world on the brink of war, you'll meet the key players who influenced the outcome. Take a closer look at major events, including the attack on Pearl Harbor, Battle of Britain, D-Day invasion, and atomic bombs in Japan. Discover how clever code breakers developed new technology to decipher hidden messages and gain the military advantage over their enemies. Experience the turbulent times of the Blitz and see why air raid shelters became the last chance for survival.?? Most importantly, you'll learn the lessons of World War II and how they impact on you and everyone else in the world today. Fascinating full-colour photographs and illustrations of warfare, weaponry, vehicles, maps, and secret documents reveal this conflict as never before. Simple, straightforward text, together with amazing facts, infographics, statistics, and timelines ensure the content is crystal clear and easy to understand. Also included is a giant fold-out poster for bedrooms or classrooms.??