Ladybird Histories: Greeks


Author: Cath Senker,Ladybird Ladybird
Publisher: Ladybird
ISBN: 9780723294436
Category: Greece
Page: 64
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Ladybird Histories is a series of books about periods and people in history that children find especially engaging and that are often taught in schools. Each book is packed full of interesting and entertaining details that will delight all readers - from lifestyles, battles and important characters, to the influence of the past on the world around us today. Ladybird Histories: Ancient Greeks is the ideal homework help book for primary school children. Packed with everything they need to know about life in ancient Greece, this book is perfect for all school project work. It is packed with information about topics such as what the ancient Greeks wore, what they ate and who their leaders were.

Ladybird Histories: Ancient Egyptians


Author: N.A
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0723280304
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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This Ladybird Histories ebook all about Ancient Egypt is perfect for all children learning about Ancient Egypt and the Egyptians at school, including Ancient Egypt's kings and queens, how ancient Egyptians lived and why they believed in mummification and different Egyptian gods. Packed full of interesting and entertaining details that will delight all readers - from lifestyles, battles, and important characters to the influence the past has played on the world around us today. Everything you need to know about Ancient Egypt for school homework! Ladybird Histories is a series of ebooks about periods and people in history that children find especially engaging. Look out for other titles in the series: Tudors and Stuarts

Ladybird Histories: First World War


Author: N.A
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0723284032
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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This Ladybird Histories Book is perfect for children learning about the First World War at school. It looks at life in the trenches, the countries that took part, where the battles took place and how the war changed the lives of people around the world. Packed full of interesting and entertaining details that will delight all readers - from lifestyles, battles, and important characters, to the influence that events in history have played on the world around us today. Everything you need to know about the First World War for school homework!

Romans


Author: Ladybird Ladybird
Publisher: Ladybird Books
ISBN: 9780723277309
Category: Rome
Page: 64
View: 1144
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This Ladybird history title about the Romans is the ideal homework help book for primary school children. Packed with everything a child needs to know about ancient Roman life and times, it is perfect for all school project work. Features information about what people wore, what jobs they did, how they lived and notable people of the period.

Climate Change (A Ladybird Expert Book)


Author: HRH The Prince of Wales,Tony Juniper,Emily Shuckburgh
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0718185862
Category: Science
Page: 56
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Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Climate Change is a clear, simple and enlightening introduction to one of the most important issues facing our world today. From HRH The Prince of Wales, environmentalist Tony Juniper and climate scientist Dr Emily Shuckburgh, it explains the history, dangers and challenges of global warming and explores possible solutions with which to reduce its impact. You'll learn about the causes and consequences of climate disruption; heatwaves, floods and other extreme weather; disappearing wildlife; acid oceans; the benefits of limiting warming; sustainable farming, new clean technologies and the circular economy. Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. Other books currently available in the Ladybird Expert series include: · Quantum Mechanics · Evolution For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.

A Natural History of Ladybird Beetles


Author: M. E. N. Majerus
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107116074
Category: Nature
Page: 420
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A comprehensive, full-colour work providing insights into recent advances in the ecological understanding of ladybirds.

The Fox


Author: David Herbert Lawrence
Publisher: Booklassic
ISBN: 9635272359
Category: Fiction
Page: 54
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The Fox was written in the year 1923 by David Herbert Lawrence. This book is one of the most popular novels of David Herbert Lawrence, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Groovy Greeks


Author: Terry Deary
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781407178479
Category: Greece
Page: 240
View: 9964
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Apparently the ancient Greeks were a rather groovy bunch. The boys didn't start school until they were seven, and girls didn't have to go at all. But it wasn't always so jolly. Readers can discover who had the world's first flushing toilet and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax! With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2018 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twenty-fifth anniversary.

Introducing the Ancient Greeks: From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind


Author: Edith Hall
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393244121
Category: History
Page: 336
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"Wonderful…a thoughtful discussion of what made [the Greeks] so important, in their own time and in ours." —Natalie Haynes, Independent The ancient Greeks invented democracy, theater, rational science, and philosophy. They built the Parthenon and the Library of Alexandria. Yet this accomplished people never formed a single unified social or political identity. In Introducing the Ancient Greeks, acclaimed classics scholar Edith Hall offers a bold synthesis of the full 2,000 years of Hellenic history to show how the ancient Greeks were the right people, at the right time, to take up the baton of human progress. Hall portrays a uniquely rebellious, inquisitive, individualistic people whose ideas and creations continue to enthrall thinkers centuries after the Greek world was conquered by Rome. These are the Greeks as you’ve never seen them before.

Greece


Author: Clarence Greig
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 9780721403465
Category: Civilization, Ancient
Page: 53
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Bring the world a little closer with these multicultural books. An excellent way for students to appreciate and learn cultural diversity in an exciting hands-on format. Each book explores the history, language, holidays, festivals, customs, legends, foods, creative arts, lifestyles, and games of the title country. A creative alternative to student research reports and a time-saver for teachers since the activities and resource material are contained in one book.

A Short History of Drunkenness

How, Why, Where, and When Humankind Has Gotten Merry from the Stone Age to the Present
Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0525575383
Category: History
Page: 256
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From the internationally bestselling author of The Etymologicon, a lively and fascinating exploration of humankind's favorite pastime Almost every culture on earth has drink, and where there's drink there's drunkenness. But in every age and in every place drunkenness is a little bit different. It can be religious, it can be sexual, it can be the duty of kings or the relief of peasants. It can be an offering to the ancestors, or a way of marking the end of a day's work. It can send you to sleep, or send you into battle. A Short History of Drunkenness traces humankind's love affair with booze from our primate ancestors through to Prohibition, answering every possible question along the way: What did people drink? How much? Who did the drinking? Of the many possible reasons, why? On the way, learn about the Neolithic Shamans, who drank to communicate with the spirit world (no pun intended), marvel at how Greeks got giddy and Sumerians got sauced, and find out how bars in the Wild West were never quite like in the movies. This is a history of the world at its inebriated best.

The Usborne History of Britain


Author: Ruth Brocklehurst
Publisher: Usborne Books
ISBN: 9780746084441
Category: Great Britain
Page: 512
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This is a comprehensive conpendium of the history of Britain, encompassing everything from prehistoric times to the turn of the new millennium. It also features internet links to additional sources, including video clips, games and much more.

Xerxes Invades Greece


Author: Herodotus
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141963816
Category: History
Page: 128
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A king who would be worshipped as a god... When Xerxes, King of Persia, crosses the Hellespont at the head of a formidable army, it seems inevitable that Greece will be crushed beneath its might. But the Greeks are far harder to defeat than he could ever have imagined. As storms lash the Persian ships, and sinister omens predict a cruel fate for the expedition, Xerxes strives onward, certain his enemies will accept him as their king. But as he soon discovers, the Greeks will sacrifice anything, even their lives, to keep their liberty...

Guide to Greece

Central Greece
Author: Pausanias
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141963123
Category: History
Page: 608
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Written in the second century AD by a Greek traveller for a predominantly Roman audience, Pausanias' Guide to Greece is an extraordinarily literate and well-informed guidebook. A study of buildings, traditions and myth, it describes with precision and eloquence the glory of classical Greece shortly before its ultimate decline in the third century. This volume, the first of two, concerns the five provinces of central Greece, with an account of cities including Athens, Corinth and Thebes and a compelling depiction of the Oracle at Delphi. Along the way, Pausanias recounts Greek legends that are unknown from any other source and quotes a wealth of classical literature and poetry that would otherwise have been lost. An inspiration to Byron and Shelley, the Guide to Greece remains one of the most influential travel books ever written.

Greek and Roman Political Ideas

A Pelican Introduction
Author: Melissa Lane
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141976160
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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What is politics? What are the origins of political philosophy? What can we learn from the Greeks and Romans? In Greek and Roman Political Ideas, acclaimed classics scholar Melissa Lane introduces the reader to the foundations of Western political thought, from the Greeks, who invented democracy, to the Romans, who created a republic and then transformed it into an empire. Tracing the origins of political philosophy from Socrates to Cicero to Plutarch, Lane reminds us that the birth of politics was as much a story of individuals as ideas.

A Political History of the World

Three Thousand Years of War and Peace
Author: Jonathan Holslag
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241352053
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
View: 7055
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A three-thousand year history of the world that examines the causes of war and the search for peace In three thousand years of history, China has spent at least eleven centuries at war. The Roman Empire was in conflict during at least 50 per cent of its lifetime. Since 1776, the United States has spent over one hundred years at war. The dream of peace has been universal in the history of humanity. So why have we so rarely been able to achieve it? In A Political History of the World, Jonathan Holslag has produced a sweeping history of the world, from the Iron Age to the present, that investigates the causes of conflict between empires, nations and peoples and the attempts at diplomacy and cosmopolitanism. A birds-eye view of three thousand years of history, the book illuminates the forces shaping world politics from Ancient Egypt to the Han Dynasty, the Pax Romana to the rise of Islam, the Peace of Westphalia to the creation of the United Nations. This truly global approach enables Holslag to search for patterns across different eras and regions, and explore larger questions about war, diplomacy, and power. Has trade fostered peace? What are the limits of diplomacy? How does environmental change affect stability? Is war a universal sin of power? At a time when the threat of nuclear war looms again, this is a much-needed history intended for students of international politics, and anyone looking for a background on current events.

Lady Bird Johnson

An Oral History
Author: Michael L. Gillette
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199986819
Category: Political Science
Page: 416
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Over a span of eighteen years, Lady Bird Johnson recorded forty-seven oral history interviews with Michael Gillette and his colleagues. These conversations, just released in 2011, form the heart of Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History, an intimate story of a shy young country girl's transformation into one of America's most effective and admired First Ladies. Lady Bird Johnson's odyssey is one of personal and intellectual growth, political and financial ambition, and a shared life with Lyndon Baines Johnson, one of the most complicated, volatile, and powerful presidents of the 20th century. The former First Lady recounts how a cautious, conservative young woman succumbed to an ultimatum to marry a man she had known for less than three months, how she ran his congressional office during World War II, and how she transformed a struggling Austin radio station into the foundation of a communications empire. As a keen observer of the Washington scene during the eventful decades from the 1930s through the 1960s, Lady Bird Johnson shares dramatic accounts of pivotal moments in American history. We attend informal dinners at Sam Rayburn's apartment and opulent social events at grand mansions from an earlier age. Her rich verbal portraits bring to life scores of personalities, including First Ladies Edith Bolling Wilson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Pat Nixon. An informal, candid narrative by one of America's most admired First Ladies, this volume reveals how instrumental Lady Bird Johnson's support and guidance were at each stage of her husband's political ascent and how she herself emerged as a significant political force.

A History of Histories


Author: John Burrow
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307268527
Category: History
Page: 512
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Treating the practice of history not as an isolated pursuit but as an aspect of human society and an essential part of the culture of the West, John Burrow magnificently brings to life and explains the distinctive qualities found in the work of historians from the ancient Egyptians and Greeks to the present. With a light step and graceful narrative, he gathers together over 2,500 years of the moments and decisions that have helped create Western identity. This unique approach is an incredible lens with which to view the past. Standing alone in its ambition, scale and fascination, Burrow's history of history is certain to stand the test of time.

The Penguin Book of Classical Myths


Author: Jenny March
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141920599
Category: Fiction
Page: 624
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The figures and events of classical myths underpin our culture and the constellations named after them fill the night sky. Whether it’s the raging Minotaur trapped in the Cretan labyrinth or the twelve labours of Hercules, Aphrodite’s birth from the waves or Zeus visiting Danae as a shower of gold, the mythology of Greece and Rome is full of unforgettable stories. All the stories of the Greek tragedies – Oedipus, Medea, Antigone – are there; all the events of the Trojan wars and of Odysseus and Aeneas’ epic journeys; the founding of Athens and of Rome... These are the strangest tales of love, war, betrayal and heroism ever told and, while brilliantly retelling them, this book shows how they echo through the works of much later writers from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Camus and Ted Hughes. Full of attractive illustrations and laid out in eighteen clear chapters (the titles include ‘Dangerous Women’ and ‘Heroes’), Dr Jennifer March has written a fascinating guide to the myths of classical civilization that is as readable as a novel.

An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy

How Manners Shaped the World
Author: Bethanne Patrick
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426208138
Category: History
Page: 303
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Explores the surprising origins and global practices of popular customs and traditions, from greetings and correspondence to dress and spending.